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Paul is an accomplished business leader with twenty years’ experience spanning general management, senior leadership and board roles across companies in the registry, pharmaceutical and health sectors. He is experienced in managing teams, driving corporate growth and executing successful sale and exit strategies, as well as overseeing change management and company integrations. He has extensive knowledge of data and technology platforms, and an in depth understanding of commercial value that proprietary software systems hold for businesses. In Paul’s current role as Executive Chair of the Automic Group, he is focussed upon supporting the development of Australia’s first truly technology driven professional services offering.
Ronn founded Market Eye in 2007, growing the business into Australia’s leading investor relations advisory firm, and second largest shareholder analytics business. He was Executive Chairman of the business prior to its purchase by Automic Group, and has spent over 25 years working in capital markets. Ronn has advised over 150 companies on their investor relations strategies and communications – from micro cap to large cap – and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading investor relations practitioners. Ronn was previously Group Manager, Investor Relations at AXA Asia Pacific Holdings – an ASX20 company, representing the global AXA Group’s life insurance and wealth management interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Ronn started his career at PwC, before commencing at UBS in 1998 and progressing to become an Associate Director in M&A and capital markets advisory. In 2019, together with his wife, Ronn founded a charitable foundation and is its current President. Ronn is a Chartered Accountant, Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW, Fellow of FINSIA, and completed a Master of Laws (USyd) and Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (UNSW).
Adrian is the co-founder and a Partner at Five V Capital. Adrian is a highly experienced investor with over 25 years of global investing experience. Adrian is currently a Non-Executive Director of Automic Group, Openway Food Co and Mantel Group. Before founding Five V Capital, Adrian was a Managing Partner at leading global private equity firm CVC Capital Partners where he helped establish CVC Asia Pacific in Hong Kong and led the Australian office. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Technology and Business Studies.
Ainslie is Chief Executive Officer of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). For more than 20 years Ainslie enjoyed a parallel career as a law partner and non-executive director, before progressing into senior executive roles at Westpac, including Managing Director of RAMS Home Loans and General Manager of Westpac’s retail deposits and personal finance portfolio. Ainslie also currently serves as a Commissioner of Legal Aid New South Wales, Chair of Kambala Girls School, Chair (elect) of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and Director of Global Accounting Alliance. An Australian Financial Review Women of Influence winner and a former 40 under 40 WA Business News and University of Western Australia Award winner, Ainslie represented CAANZ and the accounting and auditing professions at the Australian Government’s 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Applied Finance. She is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.
James McMurdo has over 30 years business experience operating across multiple regions. He is one of the Founding Partners of Privatus Capital Partners, an advisory and merchant banking business in Australia. Before establishing Privatus, he held senior operating management roles and worked extensively in the Asia Pacific region for Deutsche Bank as Global Co-Head of Corporate Finance and Head of Corporate and Investment Bank for Asia Pacific. He was previously a Partner at Goldman Sachs holding senior positions in Europe and ANZ. He is a non-executive director of Ramsay Health Care. James holds a Bachelor in Economics and is a qualified chartered accountant.
Justin is a Managing Director in the investment team at Five V Capital. With over 12 years of investment and corporate finance experience, Justin started his career at KPMG in Australia and later relocated to Southeast Asia. He has acted as a board member to private companies for over 7 years, and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Orikan, Penten and Automic. Justin holds a Bachelor of Business, is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Nick is an Investment Director in the investment team at Five V Capital. Nick has 8 years of investing experience and has been part of the Five V team since 2018. Alongside Automic, Nick is currently a Non-Executive Director of Openway Food Co and Orikan. Prior to Five V Nick worked within the principal investment team at Macquarie Group, investing across the capital structure (debt and equity) in a variety of industries (education, software, and infrastructure). Nick holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Laws.
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