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.
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.
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. He currently serves on the boards of Goodstart Early Learning Limited, Hygain, Servian, Zenitas and Legend.
Julia Koop is the Director of Investor Relations at Adamantem Capital. Julia has over fifteen 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 role as President of Sydney University Rugby Club. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a BEng from the University of Sydney.
Sarah Tolhurst is the Finance Manager at Adamantem Capital. Sarah has over fifteen 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.
Trevor Tsui is an Associate at Adamantem Capital. Prior to joining Adamantem Trevor spent two years at Macquarie Capital in the Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables team, where he was involved in a number of M&A and project financing transactions across sectors including transportation, waste management and health.
Trevor holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) from The University of Sydney.
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.
David Gonski is one of Australia’s most respected business leaders and company directors with business experience in Australia and Asia, and a broad range of involvement with the government, education and community sectors. He is currently Chairman of The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Chancellor of University of New South Wales and President of the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trust.
Mr Gonski was a member of the Takeovers Panel, Chairman of the Review into the Funding of School Education in Australia, a member of the Committee of Inquiry into Charitable and Related Organisations and a member of the Nugent Committee, which examined the major arts organisations in Australia.
Mr Gonski graduated in Commerce and Law from the University of New South Wales. He joined the law firm that was then known as Freehill Hollingdale & Page. He became a partner at 25 and at 33 left to start his own advisory firm, Wentworth Associates. Mr. Gonski sold the firm to Investec Bank in 2001, where he worked until becoming the Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.
Mr Aboud is a Partner & Chairman at the global investment manager Manikay Partners. He has over 30 years experience in the securities and investment industry.
Between 1986 and 2002, Mr Aboud held various senior management roles at UBS and predecessor firms in Sydney and London. He also served on the Board of the global investment bank at UBS from 2000 and 2002. From 2003 to 2005, Mr Aboud invested his own portfolio privately and reviewed several private equity investments concluding with the purchase of a stake in Ord Minnett, an Australian stockbroking firm, which he successfully divested in 2008.
Mr Aboud was a board member of the Australian Securities Exchange Limited from 2005 – 2013 and is currently a Board member of The Georgia Institute for Global Health.
Ian Narev is the Group Chief Operating Officer and CEO of Asia Pacific and Americas of SEEK. In these roles he has executive responsibility for SEEK’s Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, Brazil and Mexico businesses, and works in partnership with SEEK’s co-founder and CEO Andrew Bassat on the strategy for the SEEK Group overall.
Before joining SEEK Ian spent 11 years at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He was CBA’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2011 until 2018. Prior to joining CBA Ian was a partner of McKinsey and Company. Ian is also non-executive Chairman of Tyme Global, a fintech company with operations in South Africa and Vietnam.
Ian holds undergraduate degrees in law and arts from the University of Auckland, and master’s degrees in international law from Cambridge University and New York University.
Ian’s involvement in the not-for-profit sector includes roles as Chairman of Sydney Theatre Company, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Gonski Institute for Education at UNSW, and founder and Chairman of the Springboard Trust, which helps school principals in New Zealand. He was formerly a director of the Business Council of Australia, the Institute of International Finance and the International Monetary Conference.