TEAM

THE TEAM


Henslow team members have provided clients with successful outcomes across all facets of corporate advisory, capital markets and business improvement.

DIRECTORS 


Chris Tait

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Chris is a Co-Founder of Henslow. He has over 25 years professional experience covering a wide range of senior and executive roles for major corporations, corporate finance, professional practice and strategy.

Ryan Whitelegg

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Ryan is a Co-Founder of Henslow. Ryan has over 20 years professional experience covering a wide range of senior and executive roles in corporate finance, research, stock broking and private equity.

Scott McInnes

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Scott is a Co-Founder of Henslow. Scott has over 22 years of professional experience covering independent corporate advisory, investment banking and chartered accounting.

Justin Lewis

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Justin is a Co-Founder of Henslow. Justin has spent over 18 years advising small and mid-cap UK and Australian corporates across a range of sectors. Since moving to Melbourne nine years ago, Justin’s focus has been on the resources and energy sector and is a director of a number of private companies.

Jonathan Tooth

DIRECTOR - CORPORATE
Jonathan has over 20 years experience in corporate finance having held senior positions in the corporate finance arms of a number of stockbroking firms in both Melbourne and Perth.

Andrew Woodmore

DIRECTOR - CORPORATE
Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking, management consulting and business.
He advises clients across a wide range of sectors in M&A, capital raising and strategic initiatives.

Peter Ward

DIRECTOR - MARKETS
Peter has been involved in global wholesale equity markets for the past 24 years including offshore postings in New York and Jakarta for global investment banks. Peter’s focus over the past ten years has been on Australian Securities Exchange listed small and emerging companies.

Tim Chapman

DIRECTOR - MARKETS
Tim has over 14 years experience in financial services. Tim has advised and worked on a myriad of capital raising for public and private companies through initial public offerings, reverse take-overs, private placements and rights issue as well as many merger and acquisition transactions.

Antony Sormann

DIRECTOR - CAPITAL
Antony has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and legal advisory services, including nine years as a director of SLM Corporate Pty Ltd and seven years working in the investment banking division of N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited of which two years were as an executive in the Rothschild Group’s New York office.  

Antony has also been an Executive Director of Keybridge Capital Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of PTB Group Limited and Molopo Energy.

PRINCIPALS


James Cody

PRINCIPAL
James joined Henslow in 2014. James’ professional experience spans company turnaround, strategic and commercial management. He spent over four years as Chief Financial Officer to an Australian Securities Exchange listed company and five years as a Chief Financial Officer to a private equity backed company.

Heath Andrews

PRINCIPAL
Over 10 years’ experience in Equities Research as a top rated analyst, previously covering the following sectors: contractors, mining services, mining and financial services. Previously MD of an manufacturing business (sold to Ridley) and various senior management consulting roles specialising in business turnaround.

Peter Marks

PRINCIPAL
Peter has 20 plus years experience in corporate finance, specialising in capital raisings (for listed and unlisted companies), underwritings, initial public listings and venture capital transactions.

Daniel Liptak

PRINCIPAL
Daniel is a Hedge Fund and alternative asset specialist with 25 years of experience in risk analysis and management, portfolio management and investment banking.

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS


Nick Andrew

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
Nick has over 9 years M&A experience advising corporate, private equity and HNW clients on a range of complex buy-side, sell-side and capital raising engagements. Nick returned to Henslow in 2017 following two years working in the UK where he advised clients on transactions across the UK, Europe, USA, South America, Asia and Australia. Nick originally joined Henslow in 2012 and prior to this commenced his career with PwC.

Amir Lefkovic

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
Amir has over twelve years’ corporate advisory experience including a range of sell-side, buy-side, capital raising and other transactions across various sectors. Prior to joining Henslow, Amir worked in EY’s Transaction Advisory Services practice providing services including transaction management, separation and integration support. Amir held previous Corporate Finance / M&A advisory roles as an Associate Director at PwC and Hawksburn Capital and Advisory and was an M&A and Strategy Development Manager at Origin Energy.

ASSOCIATES


Sebastian Bell

ASSOCIATE
Sebastian joined Henslow in 2015. Sebastian began his career in Los Angeles with New Century Capital Partners in corporate advisory providing advice to mid-market private and public companies.

ANALYSTS


James Emonson

ANALYST
James holds a bachelor of commerce, majoring in finance and a bachelor of laws (Hons). James joined Henslow in early 2016. Prior to this he worked within the accounting and legal industries.

Robert Foy

ANALYST
Robert joined Henslow in 2016. Prior to Henslow, Robert began his career in London, UK, at Bean Partners, an independent Corporate Strategic Advisory. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University.

Tina Zhao

ANALYST
Tina joined Henslow in 2017. Prior to that, Tina worked at Ping An Asset Management Company (China’s second largest asset manager) in its direct investment department for over two years. Tina holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Finance degree from the University of Melbourne.

CONSULTANTS


Michael Quinert

CONSULTANT
Michael has over 30 years experience as a commercial lawyer, including three years with Australian Securities Exchange Limited and over 22 years as a partner in a Melbourne law firm. He has extensive experience in assisting and advising public companies on capital raising and market compliance issues.

Wayne Gordon

CONSULTANT
Wayne has over 20 years' experience as a CIO, business and digitalleader. He has extensive experience in internal CIO, external IT advisory,marketing,
product development and business operations.

John Bauer

CONSULTANT
John has over 25 years of strategy consulting experience. Focusing on delivering significant business improvements with clients by gaining absolute clarity of their business objectives, redesigning business models and developing strongly sponsored programs of change to meet the required outcomes.

Jim Wright-Smith

CONSULTANT
Jim has over 20 years’ experience as a company founder, Chief Executive Officer and business executive.

He has extensive experience in energy trading markets, utilities/infrastructure and finance combined with a
consultative pro-active leadership style and experience in developing businesses that consistently deliver high standards of profitability and customer
service.

ADVISORY BOARD


Mark Davies

ADVISORY BOARD
Mark currently is the Head of Equities, Victoria/Senior Investment Adviser at Morgans Melbourne office and has worked as a financial adviser for over 20 years.

Mike Green

ADVISORY BOARD
Mike founded Green Capital Partners in January 2013 after moving from New York City to Melbourne. Mike has extensive experience in investments in the Consumer Products, Retail and Distribution industries. Mike currently sits on the Board of Red Door Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd and About Life Investors Holdings Pty Ltd.

David Arter

ADVISORY BOARD
David is a consultant to the Investment and Funds Management Industry and the Corporate Sector. David has extensive skill and experience in capital raisings, having been a key team member on a large number of IPO’s and secondary market capital raisings.

Andrew Maxwell

ADVISORY BOARD
Long standing career working with, and providing strategic advice to entrepreneurs, business owners and emerging high growth companies

Including most recently as CEO of Global Kinetics, which he took from a research project at the Florey Institute to a global business
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