Chris Adams is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He has extensive strategy, corporate finance and M&A experience.
Prior to joining Adamantem Capital, Chris was an Investment Director at Anchorage Capital Partners (2012-2016), a Principal at Bain & Company (2006-2012), and before that spent five years working in corporate advisory in Australia and the US. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee at children’s education charity The Smith Family.
Chris completed an MBA at Wharton and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.
Director People Office and Culture
Kate Allan is the Director of People Office and Culture at Adamantem Capital. Kate has been with Adamantem since inception and has worked in the Private Equity industry for over twelve years.
She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.
Hayley is an Associate at Adamantem Capital. Prior to joining Adamantem, Hayley spent close to three years at McKinsey & Company. During this time, she advised clients across Australia, New Zealand and Asia on topics including growth, portfolio and pricing strategy, post-PE acquisition transformation, M&A due diligence and organisational redesign. She also worked in Woodside’s Marketing, Trading and Shipping team.
Hayley works with AfterWork Ventures, a micro-VC fund investing and helping build companies at seed and pre-seed stage, and spent 2 years as a Director of WAUC, a Western Australian charity.
Hayley holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Western Australia.
Senior Fund Accountant
Tanya Blower is the Senior Fund Accountant at Adamantem Capital. Prior to joining, Tanya was as an Account Manager at Link Fund Solutions within the Fund Administration division and prior to this held various accounting roles within the company.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting from Macquarie University and is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Andrew Bullock is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He is recognised as one of Australia’s most experienced corporate lawyers specialising in private equity and public market deals and he is also an experienced company director.
Andrew was previously a Partner at Gilbert + Tobin from 2006 to 2017, serving as head of the firm’s corporate advisory team and its market-leading private equity practice. Prior to Gilbert + Tobin, Andrew was a Partner at Minter Ellison and also spent three years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He is a current director of Bailador Technology Investments Limited and of the Foundation of the Scots College, Sydney.
He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.
Sarah Campbell is the General Counsel of Adamantem Capital.
Sarah has over fifteen years’ experience as a corporate and funds lawyer. Prior to joining Adamantem, Sarah was a Senior Legal Counsel at AMP and AMP Capital specialising in M&A, funds management, corporate governance and commercial contracts. Prior to that, Sarah was a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory/M&A team at Clayton Utz. In 2016, Sarah won the In House M&A Lawyer of the Year award for the Asia Pacific region at the Global Counsel Awards.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing) from the University of Sydney.
Imran Choudhury is a Director at Adamantem Capital. Imran was previously a Senior Manager in the Corporate and Asset Finance division at Macquarie Bank (Sydney) from 2014 to 2017. He also worked in private equity for H.I.G. Capital (New York) from 2010 to 2013 and in investment banking for Jefferies & Company (New York) from 2008 to 2010.
Imran holds a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (summa cum laude) from the University of Richmond.
Rachel Davis is an Executive Assistant at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining, Rachel’s experience includes roles within boutique finance and private family wealth companies in London and Sydney.
She holds a Diploma in Business.
Umreen is an Associate at Adamantem Capital. Prior to joining Adamantem, Umreen was an Associate in the investment banking division of Macquarie Group (New York and Melbourne) where she spent four years working on a number of M&A transactions across a broad range of industries.
Umreen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours) from Monash University
Michael Huang is an Associate at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem, Michael spent three years in the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division at Credit Suisse Australia, where he was involved in a number of M&A, ECM and leveraged finance transactions working across both the TMT, Financial Sponsors and General Industrials team, and the Transport, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities team.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Accounting) and a Diploma in Music (Music Performance) from The University of Melbourne.
Anthony Kerwick is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He has extensive experience in private equity, company directorships and management consulting.
Anthony was a Managing Director at Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) from 2004 to 2014, having joined PEP in 1999. Prior to this, he spent five years at Bain & Company as a global strategy consultant. Anthony is on the board of Heritage Lifecare and Hellers, and also serves as non-executive Chairman of peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne.
Anthony is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He received a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from University of Queensland.
Rob Koczkar is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. His experience spans private equity, public company directorships, strategy and social impact investing.
He was Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Australia from 2014 to 2018, a Managing Director of Pacific Equity Partners from 2004 to 2014 and a Principal with Texas Pacific Group from 2002 to 2004. Rob also spent seven years with Bain & Company, advising clients on issues relating to strategy, mergers, and operating improvements in a wide range of industries.
Rob received a BEng (Hons.) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Melbourne. Rob currently sits on the board of Hygain, Servian, Zenitas and Legend. He also serves as the Chairman of Social Ventures Australia.
Director of Investor Relations
Julia Koop is the Director of Investor Relations at Adamantem Capital. Julia has over seventeen years of experience in capital raising and investor relations in the funds management industry in both Australia and New York.
Prior to joining Adamantem she was the Australia / New Zealand Director of Investor Relations at Fortress Investment Group from 2012-2016. Prior to this Julia lived in New York for six years where she worked at Indus Capital and Citi Alternative Investments.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a Masters of International Affairs and Public Policy from Columbia University.
Ali Ledger is an Executive Assistant at Adamantem Capital. Before joining Adamantem Ali worked as Rob’s Executive Assistant at Social Ventures Australia.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Public Relations from the University of Huddersfield.
Louyi Low is an Associate at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem, Louyi spent three years at Goldman Sachs in the investment banking division and at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), where she was involved in a number of M&A and project financing transactions across infrastructure and utilities.
Louyi holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Finance from the University of Melbourne.
Investor Relations Manager
Annabelle Maitland is an Investor Relations Manager at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem, Annabelle spent 5 years in London working in M&A Advisory at JEGI | CLARITY and Harris Williams.
Annabelle holds a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney.
Callum is an Associate at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem, Callum was an Engagement Manager at Port Jackson Partners (a strategy boutique founded by ex. McKinsey partners) where he spent four years advising clients across Australia, Asia and Europe.
Callum holds a Bachelor of Environments (Construction Management) from the University of Melbourne where he was awarded the University Medal; he also holds a Diploma of Applied Finance.
Director Responsible Investing
Natasha Morris is Director, Responsible Investing at Adamantem Capital.
Natasha has over fifteen years of experience across the social and private sectors in both Australia and the UK. Prior to joining Adamantem Capital, Natasha spent nearly 10 years in the social sector, working across impact investing, operations, strategy and venture philanthropy (at Social Ventures Australia and The Centre for Evidence and Implementation). Prior to that Natasha worked in infrastructure funds management, including deal execution and asset management (at Hastings Funds Management) and project finance (at King & Wood Mallesons in Australia and Norton Rose in the UK).
Natasha holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact from the University of New South Wales.
Hayden O’Kelly is an Associate Director at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem he spent two years in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley, where he was involved in a number of M&A and capital market transactions across a broad range of industries.
Hayden holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales.
Finance and Operations Associate
Yasmin Parekh is the Finance & Operations Associate at Adamantem Capital. She has prior experience working in treasury back office operations at Lion Nathan and Caltex Australia.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay.
Elena Pleass is an Associate at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem, Elena worked in private equity for two years at TPG Capital in Australia. Prior to this, Elena worked in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where she worked across a number of M&A and capital markets transactions in the General Industrials coverage team.
Elena holds a Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Economics from The Australian National University.
Chief Financial Officer
Gemma Richardson is the Chief Financial Officer of Adamantem Capital. Gemma has over 18 years of experience in the funds management industry both in Australia and overseas.
Prior to joining Adamantem she was head of the Australian private equity division of Citco Fund Services. Prior to this she was Senior Financial Controller at Pacific Road Capital from 2011 to 2018 and Senior Manager of a global fund administrator from 2004 to 2010.
Gemma holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Accounting)/Bachelor of International Studies (Spanish) from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Angus Stuart is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital.
Prior to this Angus was a Director at Wolseley Private Equity from 2007-2016, a Manager at Pacific Brands, and began his career at Bain & Company. He has substantial board experience as chairman or director of the businesses owned by private equity funds and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Angus is actively involved in mentoring young people through various initiatives including in his previous role as President of Sydney University Rugby Club. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a BEng from the University of Sydney.
Senior Associate, Portfolio Operations
Stefanie is a Senior Associate in the Portfolio Operations team at Adamantem Capital.
Prior to joining Adamantem, Stefanie was an Associate Director at PwC, where she spent almost 10 years in the Deals and Financial Advisory teams. During her time at PwC, Stefanie advised clients across a range of industries during M&A transactions, and specialised in assisting privately owned companies prepare for, and post private equity ownership.
Stefanie holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & International Business) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Sarah Tolhurst is the Finance Manager at Adamantem Capital. Sarah has over seventeen years’ experience in the funds management industry in Australia. Sarah has spent most of her career working with US fund manager Dimensional Fund Advisors in various accounting roles. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting from Macquarie University and is a full member of CPA Australia.
Georgina Varley is a Director at Adamantem Capital. Prior to joining Adamantem Capital, Georgina worked in private equity as an Investment Director at Archer Capital (2017-2018) and an Investment Director at Arowana International (2013-2016). She also worked at Macquarie Group (Sydney and London) from 2006-2013 in investment banking and principal investment.
Georgina holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney.
Richard Waters is a Managing Director of Adamantem Capital. He is responsible for operations of investee companies within the portfolio.
Prior to joining Adamantem Capital, Rick was an Executive Director at Macquarie Group where he was Head of both the Business Services (Corporate Real Estate, Facilities Management, Sourcing and Vendor Management, Payment Operations) and Services Management (Corporate Operations Operating Risk, Business Resilience, Enterprise Data, Regulatory Reporting, Regulatory Change) Divisions (2015-2018). He was previously Head of the Business Improvement and Strategy Division (2006-2015). Rick was a management consultant with Bain & Company from 1998 to 2006.
Rick completed an MBA at AGSM, University of New South Wales and holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology.
Katie Wood is a Director at Adamantem Capital. Katie has investment banking, corporate development and strategy experience from her time working for Macquarie from 2011-2015.
She received a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Queensland.