Access Capital Advisers has 43 staff and over 33 investment professionals across three offices.
The management team comprises:
|Graham Matthews, BEc (First Class Honours). CEO. Graham has expert corporate finance and advisory skills across the full range of unlisted asset acquisitions and management. He provides investment advice for superannuation funds and major institutional investors. Graham’s expertise includes investment analysis and modelling, financial structuring and taxation analysis and in business tax and macroeconomics. He oversees the acquisition and on-going management of clients’ direct investments in infrastructure, private equity, debt and timberland. Graham joined Access Capital Advisers following a career in the Australian Federal Treasury, including as the Treasury’s chief forecaster, and represented Australia at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. Graham is a member of the Investment Committee and Management Committee. Graham also chairs the Investment Committee.|
|Ross Blakers, Grad Dip FinPlan, Grad Dip Fin&Inv, B.EngTech. Head of Portfolio Construction and Risk. Ross has been with Access for 5 years and heads the Portfolio Construction and Risk Group. Ross has extensive experience in investment markets and strategy, portfolio construction, risk management and manager selection functions. Before joining Access, Ross spent 4 years in the Risk Management Group of the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) where he focussed on credit and interest rate risk management. Prior to the AOFM Ross worked with the Commonwealth Government (Education and Defence Departments) over 8 years undertaking research and advising on government policy. Ross is a member of both the investment and management committees.|
|Tom Snow, FAICD, MPhil (Economics), BCom (Actuarial), BSc (Mathematics & Statistics). Head of Investments Australia. Tom was appointed to lead the Australian Investment team after leading the Infrastructure Australia origination team. Tom is an experienced manager of infrastructure assets, having spent 6 years as the Executive Director of Canberra Airport where he oversaw the major redevelopment of the airport after privatisation. Prior to joining Access Capital Advisers, Tom was a Rhodes Scholar, he worked with the UN Millennium Project's infrastructure development team, he was an actuarial consultant at Trowbridge Consulting (now Deloitte Actuaries and Consultants), and he was an investment manager at Portfolio Partners. Tom has served on a range of boards including Canberra Airport, Flinders Ports, Perth Airport, Etihad Stadium, International Parking Group and Bankstown Airport.|
|Stephen Burns, CFA, Grad Dip. AppFin&Inv, B Comm, B Ec. Head of Investments Europe. Stephen has spent almost a decade working with Access Capital Advisers, both in Europe and Australia (seven years). Previously, Stephen spent three years with ANZ Investments, the funds management group of the ANZ Banking Group. Stephen has expertise in infrastructure, private equity and timberland deal sourcing, analysis and transaction negotiation/execution. His current focus is on unlisted equity and debt investments in the UK and Europe. He is also experienced in alternative/infrastructure manager selection, appointment and monitoring and investment market analysis and performance attribution. Stephen has extensive experience managing investee companies, dealing with complex governance issues and representing clients on a range of investee company Board’s and Committee’s.|
|Simeon Coghlan,BCom (Honours). Head of Operations. Simeon leads the Investment Operations group and is responsible for client servicing and provision of operational support to the investment teams at Access. Simeon has extensive international experience in tailoring solutions for institutional clients. With expertise in process design, system implementation, middle office operations and performance analytics, Simeon brings a wealth of experience from previous roles with Union Bancaire Privée and ABN AMRO in London and with JP Morgan in London and Sydney.|