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

Christopher has over 30 years’ experience in international retail, digital transformation, beauty and e-commerce across public, private, and start-up businesses in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the United States of America, and Australia.

He joined Richemont International in 2002, where he was the group CEO of the textiles businesses Chloé, Shanghai Tang, James Purdey and Sons, Old England, and Hackett, he was later appointed CEO of Alfred Dunhill Limited and the fashion & textile businesses. Christopher also led Richemont’s early investment in Net-a-Porter, overseeing the growth of the business from start-up to full acquisition.

Most recently Christopher has spent his time serving on private and listed boards in the UK, SA and Australia whilst also managing his own private growth fund.  He also currently works as a co-investor and advisor with various global PE and VC firms where he has focused his energies on high growth businesses in the beauty, digital transformation and e-commerce verticals

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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