The BC team have been a real asset to CCW as well as great partners and trusted advisors. They are smart, high integrity, practical operators who understand what it takes to develop value in the SME space. Moreover when tough times arose they rolled up their sleeves and could be relied upon to practically and sensibly advise and work through issues. I’d happily team up with them again and would recommend them to others seeking to build & realise value in the SME space.
Adam Cornell - CEO & Major Shareholder, Cool Clear Water
Mark is a Director of Banksia Capital and has over 25 years of business experience including 22 years in private equity.
Prior to founding Banksia Capital Mark had been a partner at Navis Capital from 2005-2007 and prior to that a Director at Foundation Capital with responsibility for their later stage fund from 2003-2005. From 1994-2002 he worked at BancBoston Capital in Europe and Asia Pacific where he was Managing Director from 2001-2002. Mark also worked with Price Waterhouse in their Audit and Corporate Finance divisions in both the UK and Russia.
Mark is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and holds an MA in Management Studies and Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, England.
Mark has 4 daughters. He enjoys triathlons, travelling and watching sport.
Yehuda is a Director of Banksia Capital and has over 20 years of business experience including 15 years in private equity.
Prior to founding Banksia Capital Yehuda has been a Director at Foundation Capital from 2004 to date. From 2001-2003 he worked at Bain & Company. Yehuda also worked with AIG in New York from 1996-1999 managing a product development department.
Yehuda holds an MBA from Columbia Business School NY and BA Economics from Queens College, NY.
Yehuda is married with 2 daughters. He enjoys surfing, poker, American Football and has a growing appreciation for test cricket.
Paul is a Director of Banksia Capital and has over 30 years of business experience including 11 years in private equity.
As well as his role at Banksia Paul continues as CEO of Coco Group a family office private equity business. Prior to that he was CEO of Sykes Pumps from 2008-2011 until its sale to National Hire (a subsidiary of the Seven Group). From 2005-2008 he was Corporate Finance Partner with MGI in Perth (now Nexia) a-mid tier accountancy firm. From 1994-2005 Paul worked in Corporate finance in the UK becoming a partner at BDO Manchester office and as an owner of a corporate finance boutique, Akumen. Prior to this Paul worked at Arthur Andersen.
Paul is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, and holds a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy from the University of Manchester, England.
Paul is married with 2 children. He enjoys most sports in particular football (soccer) and rugby league.
Clare is Banksia Capital's Financial Controller and is responsible for the operation of Banksia's funds including reporting, record keeping and administration.
Clare previously worked as a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she provided risk based audits, financial reporting, management accounting and process improvement. She has had several years of accounting experience working in public and commercial practice based in Perth.
Clare is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and holds a BCom in Accounting.
Clare enjoys keeping fit and travelling.
Jon is an Investment Committee member of Banksia Capital and has over 25 years experience in Funds Management including over 15 years in private equity.
Jon is presently a Director of Private Equity for ING where he has been responsible for making over $500M in private equity commitments into over 30 fund managers and advising portfolios in the Asian region on their private equity exposure. Jon has a background in accounting, finance and M&A.
Peter is an Investment Committee member of Banksia Capital and has over 30 years of commercial experience holding senior finance and operational roles in a range of industries and has over 15 years private equity experience.
Peter is presently on the boards of listed companies Perilya and Gunson Resources, and advises and has board seats on a number of unlisted businesses including Digital Technology International. Peter was also a director and then Chairman for 5 years of Australia's third largest internet service provide iiNet Ltd from 1999 until his retirement in November 2007. His private equity experience has included his role as non-executive Director at Foundation Capital since 1998.