Corporate Development / Finance & Treasury / Strategy / Investor Relations / C-Suite / Government

Chief Operating Officer

  • Social Conscience?
  • Align Yourself to an Exceptional Sustainable Investment Fund
  • Melbourne Based

Our client is a highly successful investment firm focused on sustainable infrastructure investments and have been operating for more than 10 years. With continued growth and interest in the fund and their investment sphere, they are now looking to appoint a senior executive to their team in the capacity of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

You will be managing a small corporate team of four staff and be responsible for all day to day management decisions to ensure that systems, processes and internal controls are in place to support the timely delivery of corporate and fund information to the wider business and its investors. You will also encourage collaboration across business units and provide relevant information to assist in operating the Funds Management business and the management of the corporate entities and provide necessary information to assist with successful business planning and business development.

Other responsibilities will include: corporate accounting; Board management and reporting; AFSL management and reporting; statutory reporting; supporting Executive team with Investor Relations and relevant reporting; supporting Executive team with Portfolio Management of Funds; transaction structuring support;  custody and corporate project management.

Key attributes for the successful candidates will include:

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in managerial positions with operational or finance functions within the funds management industry.
  • Strong accounting knowledge; the ability to understand and interpret financial statements and accounts. Strong financial planning/budgeting experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to communicate with senior management, employees, clients and unitholders.
  • A genuine desire to manage, lead and motivate people and small teams.
  • Effective negotiation, influencing and conflict resolution skills.
  • Tertiary qualified in a finance, accounting or commerce discipline
  • CA qualifications highly regarded.
  • Importantly, a “roll up your sleeves” attitude which is essential in a small, boutique environment

This is an exceptional opportunity for a finance and operations professional to take the next step in their career within a tight knit, cohesive and successful investment management team.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.
Initial enquiries in strictest confidence to Michael Lee below

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Michael Lee

03 9653 8620

Chief Operating Officer
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Senior Manager – Responsible Investment

  • $154,534 – $181,496 including superannuation

State Super operates on behalf of the NSW Government and associated employers, to invest, support and administer defined benefit and defined contribution superannuation schemes worth approximately $42 billion.
A vacancy exists for a suitable experienced Senior Manager – Responsible Investment to help shape the thinking and design of State Super’s Responsible Investment Policy, oversee its effective implementation and integration into investment decision-making and management processes.

Externally, this dynamic role champions State Super’s Responsible Investment proposition with members and key stakeholders and leverages relationships with member organisations to role model beliefs and foster behavioural change in the industry.

Key to success in this role requires both a sound knowledge of Responsible Investment/ESG as well as relevant experience in investments or a similar environment, ESG/Responsible Investment consulting or equities research.
In exchange, State Super offers a competitive remuneration package, flexible working conditions and exceptional learning opportunities in a progressive and supportive environment.

For further information, please call Mischa Bennett on 02 9235 9430. Alternatively, to apply, please submit a copy of your application, including a resume and cover letter, before the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday, 23 September 2019

State Super is proud to be an Inclusive Employer.

Applicants seeking employment with State Super must be permanent residents or Australian citizens and will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

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Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Senior Manager – Responsible Investment
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Head of Investor Relations – Venture Capital

The fund manager is an established Venture Capital firm focused on early-stage technology investment. The firm is currently investing their second fund, with 17 companies in the portfolio and four exits. With current performance from the existing portfolio pointing to top-quartile performance, the manager will shortly raise a third fund (and future funds) focused on the institutional channel (mainly pension/superannuation fund client base) and additional capital from an existing sophisticated investor base.

The partners have technology company founding experience, and a long track record within technology investment across funds management and blue-chip corporates, whilst the Board and Advisory Board comprises industry-leading funds management executives.

This firm values diversity and inclusion, long term decision making and collective success, and is committed to becoming a top quartile VC globally and backing revolutionary technology companies.

The Head of Investor Relations will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Partners and the Board to establish, grow and maintain relationships within corporate & public superannuation funds; sovereign wealth funds; foundations & endowments; insurers; financial institutions; private banks and financial intermediaries (e.g. financial advisors, accountants and brokers);
  • Product & marketing material preparation and delivery, involvement in LP events and representation of the firm more broadly;
  • Perform and prepare competitor analysis on trends relating to VC more broadly;
  • Internal & external stakeholder reporting;
  • The target candidate will have strong relationships with local institutional investors and evidence of having raised meaningful capital from this channel.

This busy and diverse role will suit an energetic, well organised person with a passion for technology and venture capital. The successful candidate will be used to dealing with the requirements of superannuation and institutional investors, is committed to leading key business initiatives, and committed to becoming a long term contributor that benefits from the firm’s success.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

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Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Head of Investor Relations – Venture Capital
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Senior Corporate Development / In House M&A Manager

Iconic, Australian listed business is seeking a Corporate Development Manager to work as part of their group M&A and business development function. You will be expected to work closely and effectively with the senior executive team on the development of growth strategies and to identify and analyse potential acquisition or divestment targets for the group, as well as broader corporate finance initiatives such as joint ventures and capital management. Working as part of a small, highly capable and credible team, you will assist in leading deal execution, commercial negotiation and the preparation and presentation of Board papers and approvals.

Successful applicants will likely have 7-9 years transactional M&A experience gained from either an investment bank, leading independent corporate advisory firm or the M&A team of a big 4 CA firm or listed Corporate business. You will have a proven ability to lead and execute M&A transactions and will be comfortable building and maintaining relationships with all levels of a business and the external adviser network. You will enjoy working in a deal environment but will be looking to do this on behalf of a business where you will see the ongoing commercial impact of M&A activity, and in a role that will provide a greater degree of work life balance.

To apply for this role or for a confidential discussion please contact Ali Roger below.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.

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Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

Senior Corporate Development / In House M&A Manager
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General Manager, Corporate Development – M&A, Strategic Investments, Joint Ventures and Alliances

  • Major consumer/retail brand
  • Genuinely Impactful role
  • Strategic growth agenda

Undoubtedly one of Australia’s iconic corporations, our client is respected for many things, including its innovation track record and obsession for customer service.

This is a newly created role that will see you play an instrumental part in helping senior management both craft and deliver the Group’s ongoing growth strategy. This could be in the form of direct acquisitions, strategic investments and/or alliances as well as Joint Venture agreements.

Specific duties will entail:

• Build and nurture a pipeline of growth avenues as listed above
• Critically assess opportunities & present recommendations to Senior Management and/or the Board
• Lead commercial due diligence & negotiation activities to bring these opportunities to fruition
• The capacity to appropriately shape agreements to ensure internal & external stakeholder alignment

Candidates are likely to have a minimum of 10 years commercial experience including having gained initial exposure to M&A or Strategy Consulting, then moving into an in-house Corporate Development/Ventures team or an investing role with a well-established, reputable Private Equity or Venture Capital fund. In addition, you will have exceptional networking, interpersonal and relationship management skills and be someone who is both creative and driven but who can also listen and engage.

Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this role.

If curious to learn more, please contact Jon Michel.

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Jon Michel

02 9235 9410

General Manager, Corporate Development, M&A, Strategic Investments, Joint Ventures & Alliances
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Strategy Analyst – Corporate Growth

  • $8bn+ market cap logistics business
  • Investment analysis for organic growth

My client is a Private Equity owned market leading logistics business with an appetite to grow, and make existing pursuits more profitable. This business was carved out of an existing business and now has a newly created corporate structure. There is a highly engaged and refreshed approach to the strategy of the business, with an exciting mandate to make an impact.
The Investment Analysis function acts as the investment filter to all important organic (CAPEX expenditure) and inorganic (M&A opportunities) decisions. There is a need for an Investment Analyst to assist this analysis.

Reporting to the Head of Investment, the role will assist the analysis of all organic growth initiatives through CAPEX investment case analysis with a focus on the metrics (IRR, Debt ratios etc.) of the opportunity and its impact on the whole business. The role is also overseeing the investment pipeline to make sure all milestones including IRR, Cash flow, Timeline, are being achieved and understanding any changes, and their impact on the business. The Analyst will also assist the Valuation Manager from time to time to maintain the overall corporate model.

The successful candidate will have 2-5 years’ experience likely coming from a corporate finance background (Transaction Services, Valuations, Financial Modelling). Candidates may also have equities analysis experience or have CAPEX analysis experience within a corporate.

You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

For further information, please contact Mischa Bennett below.

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Mischa Bennett

02 9235 9430

Strategy Analyst – Corporate Growth
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