Our team are our family and we believe in working hard, but having a lot of fun along the way!
"I am passionate about allocating capital to create inter-generational impact. The people who know us well love partnering with us. We’ve worked multiple times with the same people and always invite business owners to simply talk with people we’ve been in business with and make up their own minds."
Jonathan is the Managing Partner and Founder of Liverpool Partners. He has extensive experience as both an investor and adviser across sectors in private equity, corporate advisory, equity capital markets and operational management. He previously worked at Arowana, a specialist mid-market investment group. He has over 15 years of senior experience in the corporate mid-market across both public and unlisted markets in industry sectors such as mining services, media, publishing, software, retail and infrastructure services.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Business with Double Majors in Accounting and Finance (with Distinction) from the University of Technology Sydney, post graduate qualifications in Corporate and Applied Finance (FINSIA) as well as the CAIA qualification.
"I’m a believer in the entrepreneurial spirit that drives great Australian companies. I love meeting founders and entrepreneurs and learning about their businesses and enjoy helping managers to drive strategy and growth. I am particularly passionate about helping family-owned businesses during the different phases of their journey."
Brad is a Managing Partner of Liverpool Partners. Previously he spent c.10 years as a senior investment professional at Archer Capital, a leading mid-market Australian Private Equity Fund where he was responsible for transaction identification, deal execution and portfolio management and led or co-led transactions with collective enterprise value in excess of A$1bn. In prior roles, Brad was a Group Executive Director at Seven Group Holdings (SVW.ASX), an ASX 200 listed conglomerate with responsibilities including the Chair of AllightSykes and the advisory Board of CMC Capital (a Chinese based technology/media PE fund). Brad was also the Managing Director and head of Australia/NZ for Coast2Coast Capital, a global mid-market private equity fund based in South Africa.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) with majors in Finance and Government from the University of Sydney where was the President of the University of Sydney Student Union. Brad is also a NSW Government appointed director on the Board of the NSW Institute of Sport.
“My purpose is to transform companies and people’s lives. My passion centres on understanding and applying highest levels of human performance and wellbeing. As an Operating Partner, we bring to life strategic value creation plans to assist in driving superior performance. Our aim is to leave a significant legacy and generate inter-generational impact at each company we own”.
Craig is a Partner and has over 20 years of industry and investment experience. Most recently he was an industry advisor with EQT, one of the world’s leading technology private equity firms. Craig partnered with private equity, family businesses, family offices and alternative asset managers. He was formerly a board member of Craveable Brands and CEO of Oporto. Craveable Brands was a top 50 private company in Australia. He has extensive operational, board and M&A experience. He has strategically lead brands, digital transformations, innovation, digital ecosystems, AI, M&A and integrations.
Craig is a former investment banker with J.P. Morgan and Rothschild completing transactions across 20 different countries.
Craig has completed Advanced Management Program (Harvard), Strategy and Innovation (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (with Order of Merit); Masters of Applied Finance; Chartered Accountant; Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) receiving PriceWaterhouseCoopers prize. Awarded Global Sovereign Advisor of the Year (Euromoney) 2008/9. Former YPO Executive Committee member and Learning Officer.
"I strongly believe that with the right strategy, businesses and investors can solve societal problems to the benefit of all."
Katharine is an experienced corporate responsibility, sustainability and social impact practitioner, working with organisations across multiple industries to plan, deliver and measure improved social and environmental outcomes for over twenty years. With a background in financial markets, she has worked in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Russia and also in West Africa as a volunteer school teacher.
Katharine has a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development from Macquarie University and has been recognised as a Certified Shared Value Consultant and a Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner.
"I feel privileged to work within a team of highly talented individuals who are not only ambitious but motivated to build a more sustainable future through their Impact initiatives and the Generations Foundation.”
Ania is a Finance Director at Liverpool Partners and is an experienced chartered accountant with over sixteen years of experience. Prior to joining Liverpool partners, Ania worked for a hedge fund business in South Africa as a Financial Manager for over ten years.
Ania holds an Honours Degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
“I believe that when people can unlock their strengths, skills, and passion it leads to high performance, satisfaction, and wellbeing. My passion is strategically advising, coaching, and developing our talented people to ensure we continue to add significant impact and value to the businesses and investors we work with”
Laura has over 15 years of experience across various HR and People & Culture roles within Financial Services, including 9 years at PwC across the UK and Australia and more recently Iress, an ASX listed Fintech working across APAC.
Laura has extensive experience of implementing people strategies and advising teams through complex change, acquisitions, and restructures.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Nottingham University, UK and is a certified HR practitioner and member of the Australian Institute of HR.
"It is a pleasure to work and partner with mid-market business owners and management teams to take their businesses to the next level. The energy and passion is infectious."
Corey is an Investment Director at Liverpool Partners having 20+ years of principal investing and banking experience in Europe and Australia. He has extensive experience investing across the capital structure with a focus on Private Markets. Prior to joining Liverpool Corey had a senior role in establishing Pacific Equity Partners, Australia’s largest Private Equity Firm, Capital Solutions platform after senior roles as Head of Leverage Finance Australian & New Zealand for Morgan Stanley, Co-Head of Leverage Finance at Westpac and Head of Corporate Transactions for the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. His experience spans small to medium enterprises, corporate and institutional businesses across all industry sectors.
Corey holds a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting & Finance and a Bachelor of International Finance from Griffith University with an MBA specialising in Private Equity from the Bayes Business School, City of London University.
"I love what I do. I get to work every day with a group that I admire, and collaborate with founders and management to generate significant value."
James is an Investment Manager at Liverpool Partners and has over five years’ experience advising on Corporate Finance, Taxation and Business Advisory matters. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, James held a Senior Analyst role with Crowe Horwath.
James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.
“I find the work I am doing at Liverpool Partners very satisfying, and I genuinely enjoy partnering with founders and management teams”
Jamie is an Investment Strategy Manager at Liverpool Partners and has over five years’ experience working both in-houseand as a consultant on strategy and M&A projects in Australia, China, and the US. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Jamie worked as a Corporate Strategy Manager at Treasury Wine Estates.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.
“What I find most enjoyable is being a part of our talented, high-performance team and learning about new businesses and industries.”
Nick is a Structuring and Product Manager at Liverpool Partners and has over four years’ experience working on investment and fund structuring as a lawyer. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Nick held roles at Gilbert + Tobin and MinterEllison.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.
"Partnering with founders and management teams of successful companies with the purpose of generating impact & value is incredibly rewarding."
Michael is an Investment Associate at Liverpool Partners. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, he spent four years with Ernst & Young’s M&A Strategy & Transactions team in Sydney and New York, advising private equity and strategic clients on M&A transactions.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University and is a certified Chartered Accountant (CA).
"The team constantly push me to be the best that I can be, I enjoy learning about industries and working with companies as well as their talented management teams."
Nathan is an Analyst at Liverpool Partners and has over two years of experience working on tax and accounting matters. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Nathan held roles at Deloitte and EY.
Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) from the University of New South Wales.
"I love being part of a fantastic team who continuously strives to build value and appreciate the strong relationships with founders and management teams."
Rob is an Investment Associate at Liverpool Partners and has 3 years’ experience working in investment banking. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Rob held roles at Gresham Partners and Merrill Lynch.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) from the University of Sydney.
“I thoroughly enjoy meeting founders and management teams and understanding their businesses. The opportunity to get to work together on growing their business and on new opportunities makes me love coming to work.”
Scott is an Investment Associate at Liverpool Partners, and has over seven years’ experience across direct investing, corporate finance, and strategy consulting across ANZ. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Scott was an Investment Associate at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s Venture Capital fund, Virescent Ventures, investing across growth and venture opportunities. Scott has also previously worked at Wilsons in their Corporate Finance team and at EY-Parthenon.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Banking and Finance from Monash University.
“Working alongside dedicated and talented people who are focused on the same goal is a privilege. I am grateful for the challenge of helping great businesses grow.”
Ben is an Investment Associate at Liverpool Partners supporting on origination, execution of investments and portfolio management. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners Ben spent three years working in strategy consulting and more recently two years working in a corporate development role. Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of New South Wales.
“I am determined to leave a positive mark on the world around me. Partnering with businesses where we can truly impact people and society is a passion of mine. I strongly believe that through such collaborations, we can both build value and achieve lasting positive change.” Jemma is an Investment Associate at Liverpool Partners.”
Jemma has over five years’ experience working on private equity transactions with a broad range of sponsors. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners in 2022, Jemma was a Senior Associate at Johnson Winter & Slattery specialising in public and private M&A.
Jemma holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide.
“I enjoy working at the intersection between private equity and sustainability. I believe that as a provider of capital, we have a responsibility to deliver returns, both from and investment and social perspective.”
Amelia is an Impact Associate at Liverpool Partners. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Amelia held positions at a Private Equity Firm, HSBC and Deloitte.
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Tax) from University of Technology Sydney and is currently undertaking a Masters of Sustainability from the University of Sydney.
“I enjoy working amongst a highly ambitious and passionate team, that make it their own personal mission toward a business and community that’s future-focused on building a better tomorrow.”
Julie is a Personal Assistant at Liverpool Partners. Prior to this she has spent the last 8 years based in the Middle East within the Aviation Industry, and has had over 10 years’ experience in client relations.
Julie holds a Certificate 2 in Tourism and Events Management, as well as a Certificate 3 in Business Management.
‘‘I am grateful to be part of a dedicated and hard-working team who are determined to help attain a more sustainable future through investing in mid-market businesses and supporting The Generations Foundation.’’
Wendy Dong is a Personal Assistant at Liverpool Partners and has over five years’ experience in providing senior administration. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, Wendy had a role as an Assistant Operations Manager at The Executive Centre.
Wendy holds an Advanced Diploma in Hotel Management at William Blue College.
"Working in a passionate team with great ambition and social responsibility benefits me a lot."
Toral is an Accountant at Liverpool Partners. She has 15 years’ accounting experience in management, financial, operational and fund accounting and tax compliance and reporting.
Toral holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Auditing. She also holds a Master of Commerce in Banking and Finance from the University of Technology Sydney and a diploma in Australian Corporations Law from Macquarie University.
"Liverpool Partners represents Australia’s next generation of private equity managers. It is an absolute pleasure to be involved, and at times, hard to keep up with the pace at which the team operates!"
Bill is an Operational Advisor to Liverpool Partners. He has been involved in Investment Banking and Stockbroking for over 30 years.
Bill was previously a long-time Hill Samuel, Macquarie Bank executive retiring in 2010 after over 27 years with the Investment Bank. During this time, he held a variety of senior management positions including the first Sydney Branch Manager of the retail bank, Managing Director of Macquarie Equities and joint head of Macquarie Underwriting Limited.
"Growth is at the heart of our society – creating jobs, expanding geographically, solving problems with technology solutions, meeting customers’ needs and economic returns for all stakeholders – helping management teams and Liverpool Partners grow their businesses is a real privilege."
Heith is an Operational Advisor to Liverpool Partners. Heith has been involved in the media, education and technology sectors over the past 25 years. Heith is currently the non-executive Chair of UP Education Limited in New Zealand, non-executive director of Liverpool Partners’ portfolio company Orro Holdings Limited and a non-executive director of Southern Cross Media Group Limited (ASX:SXL). Heith is a previous non-executive Chair of hipages Group Limited, LiteracyPlanet and the Vision Australia Foundation as well as a previous non-executive Director of ASX listed LifeHealthcare and Bailador Technology Investments.
In Heith’s prior executive career, he was the founding CEO of Sterling Early Education, the Global CEO and Managing Director of Study Group and CEO for PBL Media New Zealand. Heith also held senior executive positions with Australian Consolidated Press and worked in sales and marketing roles for PepsiCo around Australia.
"I have a passion and expertise in leveraging emerging technologies to provoke business change, building valued business relationships and in leading and managing business transformation. Helping organisations reinvent their business models based on emerging and innovative solutions and services is genuinely exciting and I feel very privileged to work with a broad range of businesses across industries as they navigate digital transformation."
James is an Operational Advisor to Liverpool Partners. James has over 25 years’ experience working in the media and technology sector and has held industry and advisory roles at a local and international level. James is currently serving as Chairman of Merchant Wise Group, Chairman of Seisma Pty Ltd and a non-executive director of Integrated Research (ASX:IRI), Boom Logistics (ASX:BOL), and Orbx Limited. James was previously non-executive Chairman of Skyfii (ASX:SKF). In James’ prior executive career, he was the Managing Director of Accenture Digital, Group Chief Operating Officer of Seven Group Holdings, and a Partner of KPMG. James was one of the founders and directors of Imagine broadband Ltd and was a director of WesTrac and Coates Hire during his time at Seven Group.
James holds Bachelor of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (BEng Hons) from Loughborough University, UK and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, FIEAust CPEng EngExec and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
"We get to partner with our region’s brightest management teams, building companies that are leading their industries. It is humbling, awe-inspiring and incredibly motivating. I love every minute of it."
John is an Operational Advisor to Liverpool Partners. He has over 25 years’ experience in the health care sector throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Prior to joining Liverpool Partners, John held both senior financial and management roles at a business unit level together with group executive roles with responsibility over multiple business units.
John has direct experience in the management of private hospitals, medical centres, pathology, radiology, nutraceutical manufacturing and pharmacy distribution businesses, and has held Executive Director roles in private and publicly listed healthcare companies with turnover of up to in excess of $3 billion.
Liverpool Partners is a leading private equity investor with a focus on investing sustainably and responsibly in mid-market businesses seeking rapid growth in the industries of tomorrow. We work in partnership with management teams to create stellar returns for our businesses and investors.
Inspire Impact is a profit for purpose organisation that seeks to invest into strategies and companies that explicitly and positively impact the society and environment in which we all live. We believe that tangible and measurable social and environmental benefits can be achieved alongside top-tier investment grade returns.Learn more
In line with our multi-generational outlook, The Generations Foundation supports children to obtain a quality education where they otherwise would not. The Generations Foundation is supported by all staff in the Liverpool Partners and Inspire Impact team, alongside businesses that we’ve invested in and partnered with.Learn more
When you have the best people in your team, you want to do everything you can to keep them.
Sure, there’s a few perks, like the charity adventure leave, paid parental leave, gym memberships and access to our private equity investments as an individual investor. But it’s much more than that. We’ve found that our people enjoy getting to know the businesses and industries that we invest in, and putting their talents to use to help them grow.
With a future-focused culture, we’re always looking for smart ways to help future proof our investments. Whether with better ESG performance, smarter technology, or more diverse thinking, we’ve created an environment that’s designed to bring out the best in ourselves and each other. Did we mention it’s a lot of fun?
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