Garren Keane-Robbins

Garren joined Bombora in July 2021 as an Investment Associate. Garren has a broad range of experience covering consumer, retail, technology and real estate.

Previously, Garren was an Associate at Citigroup in the General Industrials and Financial Sponsors investment banking team where he was involved in a range of M&A and financing transactions. Prior to joining Citigroup, Garren worked at Rothschild in Natural Resources investment banking and Schroders in fixed income and multi-asset.

Garren sits on the board of Pathify Holdings Inc and Marrang Holdings Limited.

Garren holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op, Honours Class 1) degree from the University of New South Wales.

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.

David Willington

David has over 25 years’ experience in corporate finance and investment banking and during his career has primarily advised companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries.

Previously, David was a Senior Partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance and prior to that was an investment banker with NM Rothschild and Citi.

David is the Chairman of ezyCollect Holdings Limited.

David has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia

Bryan Zekulich

Bryan was the Managing Partner of EY’s Private Equity Sector for over 15 years. He is also a Board member, Treasurer and Company Secretary of the Australian Investment Council (formerly the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association “AVCAL”).

Bryan has significant experience in the M&A market in Australia including mergers & acquisitions, divestments, strategic finance, capital raisings and advising on the Australian stock exchange listing requirements.

Bryan currently sits on the board of Gratifii Limited (ASX:GTI) and Design Milk Co. Limited (ASX:DMC).

Bryan has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (FCA) and Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA), F. Fin

Mike Hill

Mike co-founded Bombora Group in 2014 alongside Brett Chenoweth and Mike Everett.

Mike is a former Operational Partner of Ironbridge, a private equity firm with $1.5bn funds under management, at which he led and was involved in a number of transactions across a variety of different industries. Prior to this, Mike was a Partner of Ernst & Young.

Mike has significant Board experience including currently serving as non-Executive Chairman of Janison Education Group Limited (ASX: JAN), Beamtree Holdings Limited (ASX: BMT), Design Milk Co Limited (ASX: DMC) and Orbx Limited and is a Non-Executive Director of Mad Paws Holdings Limited (ASX: MPA), Gratifii Limited (ASX: GTI), 90 Seconds Holdings Limited and Ringers Western Limited.

Mike is a Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Accountancy) from the University of South Australia.

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