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

Director, Legal

Location: Cairns, Darwin or Perth

NAIF, the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, is a development financier established by the Federal Government to support the development of infrastructure in northern Australia. A key focus of NAIF’s financing is to drive public benefit, economic and population growth and Indigenous involvement in North Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Information on recent projects and loans can be found at www.naif.gov.au/media-releases.

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Legal Counsel (Director) to join NAIF. With an active pipeline of investment and financing opportunities across a wide range of sectors, the Senior Legal Counsel will be part of NAIF’s recently expanded mandate and growth plans.

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Senior Legal Counsel will work with the Investment team to complete assessment and due diligence of projects and project proponents, and prepare and advise on finance documents. You will also provide legal and regulatory advice to the broader NAIF team to ensure that legal risks are managed appropriately and in accordance with applicable legislation, policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Over 7 years’ relevant experience gained in a commercial law firm or senior in-house role, including finance and project experience
• Excellent technical legal, negotiation and analytical skills and a proven ability to make sound commercially orientated judgement calls
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work on transactions of varying size and complexity and across different infrastructure sectors and structures
• Experience in instructing and managing external legal services providers, to ensure that the organisation receives actionable and cost-effective legal advice and understands that advice
• An innovative and energetic mindset, to ensure that the Legal team is operating efficiently and has systems and processes in place to satisfy its organisational purpose
• A current practising certificate issued in an Australian jurisdiction (or the ability to obtain one within a short period)

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

For a confidential discussion, please contact Adam Taylor-Campbell at Jon Michel Executive Search.

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Adam Taylor-Campbell

02 9235 9404

Director, Legal
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1 x Senior Legal Counsel (Director) 1 x Legal Counsel (Associate Director)

• Specialist Infrastructure Investor / Financier
• National Mandate
• Sydney base

This significant Australian investor / financier has an enviable investment track record in recent years and has deployed multi-billions towards financing developments across diversified infrastructure, renewable/clean energy, real estate & property, agribusiness, natural resources.

Senior Legal Counsel

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Senior Legal Counsel is responsible primarily for working with the Investment team to complete the legal review, support documentation and execution of loan agreements, securities and related finance documents.

You will provide legal and regulatory advice to the Investment team to ensure that legal risks in respect of projects and otherwise are managed appropriately and in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

• Over 7 years’ relevant experience gained in a commercial law firm or senior in-house role, including finance and banking experience. Finance experience should preferably include corporate, project, asset and/ or property finance experience
• Excellent technical legal, negotiation and analytical skills and a proven ability to make sound commercially orientated judgement calls
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work on transactions of varying size and complexity and across different infrastructure asset classes and structures
• Sound knowledge of project finance legal and related transaction requirements.
• Admitted as a solicitor in NSW or another Australian jurisdiction (or with the ability to become admitted within a short period)

Legal Counsel

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Legal Counsel is responsible primarily for working with the Investment team to complete the legal review, support documentation and execution of loan agreements, securities and related finance documents.

You will provide legal and regulatory advice to the Investment team to ensure that legal risks in respect of projects and otherwise are managed appropriately and in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines

KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

• Over 3 years’ relevant experience gained in a commercial law firm or senior in-house role, including finance and banking experience. Finance experience should preferably include corporate, project, asset and/ or property finance experience
• Excellent technical legal, negotiation and analytical skills and a proven ability to make sound commercially orientated judgement calls
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work on transactions of varying size and complexity and across different infrastructure asset classes and structures
• Sound knowledge of project finance legal and related transaction requirements
• Admitted as a solicitor in NSW or another Australian jurisdiction (or with the ability to become admitted within a short period)This is a unique opportunity to join a growing and specialist firm.

Applicants must have full working rights already in place for Australia to be considered for these opportunities.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Adam Taylor-Campbell:

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Adam Taylor-Campbell


02 9235 9404

1 x Senior Legal Counsel (Director) 1 x Legal Counsel (Associate Director)
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Exciting & Rare Opportunity. Senior Corporate Development Role, leading ASX listed entity

  • Active Growth and Transformational Mandate
  • Blue Chip Diversified platform
  • Outstanding career progression across the group

Our client is a highly diversified entity and an undisputed major player in the Australian Corporate landscape. With a varied portfolio of businesses, it has a track record of active asset management. This company is not one inclined to sit on its laurels as it ensures its position at the cutting edge of corporate best practice.

Reporting to senior management and the board, your primary purpose will be to oversee the evaluation and execution of structural transformation and investments. You will be the point person for all responses to inbound acquisition and investment proposals as well as proactively monitoring market developments that might translate into potential growth opportunities.

Candidates will have in depth experience (GM/ED/MD level) working on M&A transactions and strategic growth initiatives gained from within a corporate, investment bank or private equity fund. General industrials experience would be well regarded, though we will consider other sector experience. You will have bags of energy, a positive ‘can-do’ approach, and the confidence to deal at board level combined with a healthy dose of modesty. Armed with these attributes and supporting skill base you will be earmarked for future senior management opportunities.
Mobility and flexibility regarding location within Australia is desirable for this role.

This represents an exciting and all too rare corporate opportunity.
You must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

For a confidential discussion please contact Jon Michel below.

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Jon Michel

02 9235 9410

Exciting & Rare Opportunity, Corporate Development Role with Australian Diversified Corporate
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Manager/Principal – Business Development

  • Multifaceted role covering M&A, strategy, business transformation and special projects
  • High profile, entrusted team operating at the group and divisional level
  • Arguably one of the best career moves to make if a future aspiring C suite candidate

Excellent opportunity for an experienced executive with 5 – 7 years’ work experience to join the dynamic corporate development team of a major diversified ASX listed business. This is an exciting and varied role that will have you involved in the facilitation of transformational M&A activity as well as direct involvement in a range of complex operating businesses through strategy & planning, business transformations and special projects for the company’s various growth areas. Working as a part of a small but highly effective team, it is expected that you will be comfortable working across all aspects of a project as well as being able to work with and influence senior stakeholders through periods of transition and growth.

The ideal candidate will have 5 – 7 years’ experience from corporate development, investment banking , strategic consulting or Private Equity and will bring excellent technical skills, a genuine commercial understanding about what drives value in a business and a pragmatic approach to problem solving. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a growing and dynamic industry leader in a role that offers unrivalled career opportunity and mobility internally and a brand that resonates strongly with the rest of the market.

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

To apply for this role or for a confidential discussion please contact Lewis Heeks below:

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Lewis Heeks

02 9235 9420

Manager/Principal – Business Development
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Corporate Development Analyst

  • Strategic Development & Investor Relations
  • Fast growing ASX listed business
  • Diverse role encompassing strategy, M&A and investor relations
  • Melbourne Based

My client is an ASX listed company with their businesses spanning the end-to-end automotive aftermarket supply chain covering Trade, Specialist Wholesale, Retail and Service. The business has grown significantly since listing, increasing revenues from $375m in FY15 to $1.5bn in FY20 with clear strategy to continue its strong growth trajectory. With this continued focus on organic and inorganic growth here in Australia and abroad, they are looking to build out the Strategic Development and Investor Relations team. There is now an opportunity for an experienced corporate finance professional to join the team as a Corporate Development Analyst based in Melbourne.

Reporting to the EGM, Strategic Development & Investor Relations, the Analyst will play an important role in the continued growth and development of the group, including M&A activity, group wide development projects, strategic planning and supporting investor relations activities.

You will assist in driving the firm’s organic growth initiatives as well as designing and implementing the group’s overall strategy with the view of optimising business performance. You will also provide the business planning, analysis and financial modelling required for initiatives such as geographic expansion, competitor analysis, investment opportunities and other value-add projects.

You will also support the CEO with the day to day running of the business, including actively attending and minuting executive team meetings, which will give you the unique opportunity to understand the wider operations of the business and its assets.

You will possess advanced technical and modelling skills, be able to demonstrate the ability to think commercially and show a high level of ability in managing relationships with stakeholders of all levels of a business. You will have tertiary qualifications in either Finance, Engineering, Commerce or Law with an MBA highly regarded.

Candidates will likely have 4+ years of experience, ideally within corporate advisory from either an investment bank, leading independent advisory firm, top tier consulting firm, or top tier CA firm. Candidates who have worked in an in-house M&A/corporate development role will also be considered. Sector experience within distribution/retail/FMCG will also be highly regarded.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for a first step into an active and diverse corporate environment.

Please note that applicants must have full working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

Initial enquiries in strictest confidence to Michael Lee via email on mlee@jmichel.com.au

Corporate Development Analyst
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Corporate Development / M&A Analyst

  • In-house M&A Analyst
  • ASX-listed business
  • High calibre team

Opportunity exists to join this ASX-listed business as part of their group M&A function. Working as part of a high calibre team you will work on a broad mix of acquisitions and divestments across the business, as well as working closely with senior level stakeholders on a diverse range of corporate finance initiatives and commercial negotiations. This role would represent an excellent first move in to a corporate / in-house environment and would be well suited to those who still enjoy transaction execution yet are looking for the chance to gain broader commercial skills and experience at the same time.

To be successful you will have gained 2-3 years M&A execution experience from a global investment bank or leading independent corporate advisory firm.

You must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for the role.

For further information please contact Ali Roger below.

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Ali Roger

02 9235 9450

Corporate Development / M&A Analyst
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