Our Team


GENERAL PARTNERS AND INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Managing Director

Bruce commenced his own consulting engineering practice in 1975. He has been self-employed since then. He entered construction management in 1979 and had a substantial construction business by 1982, employing 100 + people.

Bruce had a 25% founding shareholder in the stock exchange floating of Central Equity in 1986. The group became the most prolific apartment developer in Melbourne over the next 30 years developing thousands of apartments.

In 1994 he was instrumental in the commencement of the rollout of 17 Bunnings Warehouse stores across Queensland, some in Melbourne, including owning several stores as investments. In 2004 he developed and owned Bunnings very substantial, headquarters in Hawthorne, Melbourne.

From 2000 to 2011, he developed and owned more than $400 million of commercial property, including Bianca (Bay Street, Port Melbourne) which sold for $55 million, Vantage (Burwood Rd Hawthorne) which sold for $58 million, and the Agip Head Office (Adelaide Terrace) which was sold to SA Government for $105 million.

As a property and share investor, large builder, developer, Bruce has been involved in the stock market floats, and has resulted in him becoming a leading figure in those industries.

He is well qualified as an investment manager, securing company and property acquisitions, with outstanding communication and company management skills.

During the 1980s he arranged overseas financing and partners in developing resorts and commercial buildings in Manila, Boracay in the Philippines and Hanoi, Vietnam just when the USA currency embargo was lifted. A great deal of experience of raising capital and finance overseas was obtained. During these developments he obtained extensive experience in finance broking and investment knowledge.

Bruce Tilley

Dr Mark Rainbird

Dr. Rainbird has over 30 years’ experience in business and Government. He has extensive operating, investment banking, private equity, merger and acquisition, investment management and venture capital experience.

Mark is Co-founder and Director of BlueMount Capital Pty Limited(Investment Banking), Founder and Managing Director of BlueMount Capital (Qld) Pty Ltd (Investment Banking), Funding Strategies Pty Ltd (Venture Capital) and Ramscove Pty Ltd and Director of FVCO Management Company Pty Ltd (VCLP Investment Management).

He is an expert in venture capital transactions and capital raising (small-scale offerings and private placements) and manages a team of 10 in Brisbane. Mark’s senior executive and director roles have spanned ASX-listed, private and government entities as well as the industry sectors of heavy industry, mining, information technology, consulting and financial services.

Andrew has extensive experience in fund management and financial services businesses.

At QIC he was CFO of two Venture Capital Funds, one of which was a VCLP (Venture Capital Limited Partnership). These funds had over 20 early stage companies in their portfolios with notable exits in Hatchtech, Peplin, Chemgenex and Avastra. Andrew has held director roles in US and Australian early stage companies.

Andrew has both board and hands on experience in strategic planning, financial modeling, due diligence, investment negotiation, deal terms and contracts, project management and capital structures.

Andrew held several roles at Suncorp, with key achievements being his contributions to doubling the Life and superannuation profits from $25m to $50m over three years and restructuring Financial Advisers reward schemes for the Retail Distribution group which resulted in a strong growth in the number of advisers and tripled sales volumes. Prior to Suncorp he was Chief Management Accountant for Liberty Life in the UK, and before that was at 3M UK where he worked in progressively more senior roles on the Office Products, Abrasives and Tapes divisions.

Andrew Michell

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Bruce Tilley

Managing Director

Bruce commenced his own consulting engineering practice in 1975. He has been self-employed since then. He entered construction management in 1979 and had a substantial construction business by 1982, employing 100 + people.

Bruce had a 25% founding shareholder in the stock exchange floating of Central Equity in 1986. The group became the most prolific apartment developer in Melbourne over the next 30 years developing thousands of apartments.

In 1994 he was instrumental in the commencement of the rollout of 17 Bunnings Warehouse stores across Queensland, some in Melbourne, including owning several stores as investments. In 2004 he developed and owned Bunnings very substantial, headquarters in Hawthorne, Melbourne.

From 2000 to 2011, he developed and owned more than $400 million of commercial property, including Bianca (Bay Street, Port Melbourne) which sold for $55 million, Vantage (Burwood Rd Hawthorne) which sold for $58 million, and the Agip Head Office (Adelaide Terrace) which was sold to SA Government for $105 million.

As a property and share investor, large builder, developer, Bruce has been involved in the stock market floats, and has resulted in him becoming a leading figure in those industries.

He is well qualified as an investment manager, securing company and property acquisitions, with outstanding communication and company management skills.

During the 1980s he arranged overseas financing and partners in developing resorts and commercial buildings in Manila, Boracay in the Philippines and Hanoi, Vietnam just when the USA currency embargo was lifted. A great deal of experience of raising capital and finance overseas was obtained. During these developments he obtained extensive experience in finance broking and investment knowledge.

Dr Mark Rainbird

Dr. Rainbird has over 30 years’ experience in business and Government. He has extensive operating, investment banking, private equity, merger and acquisition, investment management and venture capital experience.

Mark is Co-founder and Director of BlueMount Capital Pty Limited(Investment Banking), Founder and Managing Director of BlueMount Capital (Qld) Pty Ltd (Investment Banking), Funding Strategies Pty Ltd (Venture Capital) and Ramscove Pty Ltd and Director of FVCO Management Company Pty Ltd (VCLP Investment Management).

He is an expert in venture capital transactions and capital raising (small-scale offerings and private placements) and manages a team of 10 in Brisbane. Mark’s senior executive and director roles have spanned ASX-listed, private and government entities as well as the industry sectors of heavy industry, mining, information technology, consulting and financial services.

Andrew Michell

Andrew has extensive experience in fund management and financial services businesses.

At QIC he was CFO of two Venture Capital Funds, one of which was a VCLP (Venture Capital Limited Partnership). These funds had over 20 early stage companies in their portfolios with notable exits in Hatchtech, Peplin, Chemgenex and Avastra. Andrew has held director roles in US and Australian early stage companies.

Andrew has both board and hands on experience in strategic planning, financial modeling, due diligence, investment negotiation, deal terms and contracts, project management and capital structures.

Andrew held several roles at Suncorp, with key achievements being his contributions to doubling the Life and superannuation profits from $25m to $50m over three years and restructuring Financial Advisers reward schemes for the Retail Distribution group which resulted in a strong growth in the number of advisers and tripled sales volumes. Prior to Suncorp he was Chief Management Accountant for Liberty Life in the UK, and before that was at 3M UK where he worked in progressively more senior roles on the Office Products, Abrasives and Tapes divisions.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

One or more significant investor representatives

Investor representatives who have an extended network, and can offer strategic advice and guidance to the General Partner may be appointed to the Advisory Committee. The representatives will not have to represent all investors, but candidates will present a representative view of the majority of investors.

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