Greg Ruddock

Founder and Joint CEO of Ironbridge successfully raising and investing the 2001 $450m fund and the 2006 $1.05bn fund.

Prior to forming Ironbridge, Greg joined Gresham Private Equity in 1999 and had 12 years operational experience at Wesfarmers and with diversified listed company Avatar.

Has been a member of the Ironbridge Investment Committee since inception and has represented the Ironbridge Funds on the Boards of Stardex, Super A-mart, EnviroWaste, Easternwell, FleetPartners (now Eclipx), ISGM and AOS. Greg is currently a Director of Prospa Group Limited (ASX: PGL) and Alternate Director at Judo Bank.

Greg qualified as an accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia.

Julian Knights, AO

Julian is the Founding Partner of Gresham Private Equity (majority owned by Wesfarmers), Founding Partner of Ironbridge Capital in 2001 and Founding Director of Pacific Road Capital Management.

He has 17 years investment banking experience in the UK, South Africa and Australia. He is qualified as a solicitor and holds BComm, LLB ad HDip Co Law degrees.

Julian has 25  years of Private Equity experience raising approximately $2.5bn across 5 Funds.

In 2008, Julian served as the Chairman of AVCAL (Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association); and in 2016, he was awarded AO for services to Financial Services Industry and Philanthropy.

Chris Colfer

Chris has an exemplary track record across multiple sectors, including luxury goods, branded goods and E-Commerce – and is highly skilled in strategy, retail, e-commerce, business development and marketing.

His considerable experience as Chairman, Chief Executive and Board Director includes a stint as the longest serving Non-Executive Board Member of online luxury fashion retailer NET-A-PORTER. Here he oversaw the initial investment by Richemont, helped it transform into a billion-dollar company, then led the full acquisition in February 2010.

Chris currently serves on a number of technology and consumer goods boards, including Nude by Nature, Grown Alchemist, Mobile Digital, Design Milk Co Ltd (ASX: DMC), and LYST.

Brett Chenoweth

Brett co-founded Bombora Group in 2014.

He has over 25 years of professional experience primarily in media, technology, telecommunications and digital businesses, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of APN News and Media Limited.

Brett has held senior executive roles at the New York based investment firm Silverfern Group, Telecom New Zealand, Publishing & Broadcasting Limited, ecorp, ninemsn and Village Roadshow Limited.

Currently Chairman of Adairs Limited (ASX:ADH), Madman Entertainment, Canberra Data Centres and EMT Partners and non-executive Director of Tabcorp, Vodafone NZ, Saxtons Speakers Bureau and Surfing Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.

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