Board of Directors

Rod McGeoch AO, LLB. – Chairman (Non Executive)

Rod is the immediate past Chairman Emeritus of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a leading Australian law firm and has significant board and advisory experience.  His current board positions include; Chairman of BGP Holdings PLC, Director of Sky City Entertainment Group, Director of Ramsay Healthcare Limited and a Director of Destination NSW.  Rod is also a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust. Rod was previously a member of the International Advisory board of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, one of the world’s leading financial institutions.

Rod was also the Chief Executive Officer of Sydney’s successful Olympic 2000 bid and a Director of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

In 1990 Rod was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia for services to Law and the Community and in 2013 was also awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Community through contributions to a range of organisations and to sport, particularly through leadership in securing the Sydney Olympic Games.

Patrick Handley B.Com., MBA. – Non Executive Director

Pat has over 30 years of international financial services experience and is currently the Executive Chairman of Mason Stevens Pty Limited. Pat was previously Chairman of Pacific Brands Ltd where he oversaw the turnaround of the company after it was purchased from Pacific Dunlop in a Management Buyout led by the Private Equity fund managers Catalyst and CVC Asia Pacific in 2001.

Pat was also previously an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Westpac Banking Corporation, where during his tenure he established the first Quadrant Private Equity fund in 1994. Pat has also been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of County Savings Bank (USA), Chief Financial Officer of BancOne Corporation (USA) and a Director of Suncorp Metway Limited, AMP Limited and HHG. Pat holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Mathematics from Indiana University and an MBA from Ohio State University.

Paul Scully BA, FIAA, FAICD. – Non Executive Director

Paul is currently an independent consultant and has extensive experience in many aspects of institutional investment management, covering business and asset management, M&A and Private Equity. His current board positions include SAS Trustee Corporation, a NSW Government employee superannuation fund and its financial planning subsidiary State Super Financial Planning Australia.

Paul is the former CEO and Managing Director of ING Investment Management (INGIM) Asia Pacific and a member of INGIM’s Global Management Board. Paul was responsible for establishing INGIM’s Private Equity multi manager investment program in 1997 and was part of the team that subsequently built that business to approximately $300m of funds under management. During his tenure, INGIM invested in many Private Equity funds managed by close to 20 Australian Private Equity fund managers.

Paul is an actuary by profession and has also written extensively on finance related topics.

Michael Tobin B.E., MBA, DFS (Financial Markets), FAICD. – Managing Director

Michael is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Company’s Investment Strategy and has over 25 years experience in Private Equity management, advisory and investment as well as in management operations.

Michael was formerly Head of Development Capital and Private Equity at St George Bank where he was responsible for the management and ultimate sale of the bank’s Commitments and investments in $140m worth of St George branded Private Equity funds. Michael also established the bank’s Private Equity advisory business which structured and raised Private Equity for corporate customers of the bank. Michael has arranged and advised on direct Private Equity investments into more than 30 separate private companies in Australia across a range of industry sectors.

Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Univesrity of New South Wales and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He also holds a Diploma of Financial Services, from the Australian Financial Markets Association.