Our team share more than 600 years of collective experience

Comprehensive industry experience, multiple geographies

The team is drawn from multiple geographic backgrounds with senior management experience in US, Europe, Africa and Asia. We are able to conduct business in more than 10 languages.

 

General management and operational experience

The PEP team has deep professional and operational experience. Individual members have more than 35 years of working with management to optimise the performance of companies, including strategy and operations, capital raising and deal structuring – both domestically and internationally.

Investment experience

PEP Fund I was the first LBO fund of its kind to be established and was a key part of establishing the supporting infrastructure and industry in Australia and New Zealand. Now with over 25 years experience in the sector.

 

Enduring relationships with senior business professionals

Through many years of experience in the private equity industry and in senior advisory roles, our team have long-established relationships with boards, chief executives and senior management of most significant companies in Australia and New Zealand as well as many private entrepreneurs.

The PEP team
Aytan Ali | Executive Assistant
Aytan Ali
Executive Assistant - Admin, Partner and Client Group

Since joining in 2023, Aytan Ali has progressed from the role of receptionist to that of Executive Assistant at Pacific Equity Partners. Before this, Aytan gained experience across different roles in the dental, medical, and administrative fields in both Sydney and Adelaide.

Cassi Banks | Associate
Cassi Banks
Associate - Capital Solutions

Cassi joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2024. Prior to joining PEP, she worked at Macquarie Bank within their home lending and treasury teams. Cassi holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting and Chinese) from the University of Sydney.

Molly Bellemore | Executive Assistant
Molly Bellemore
Executive Assistant - Admin

Molly joined the team in 2023 as one of Private Equity’s Executive Assistants. Molly has over 10 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant with a background in Real Estate, Banking and Executive Search.

Cameron Blanks | Managing Director
Cameron Blanks
Managing Director - PEP Gateway

Cameron joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2002. Prior to joining PEP, Cameron spent three years with Bain & Company in Australia and North America. Previously, Cameron worked for seven years in the mining and construction industry in Australia, Asia and North America. He received an MBA from MIT Sloan, and a MEng and BEng (First Class Honours) from the University of South Australia where he was a Graduate Society Scholar.

David Brown | Managing Director
David Brown
Managing Director - Private Equity

David joined Pacific Equity Partners at the start of 2004. Prior to joining PEP, he spent his analyst years in the Investment Banking Division of JP Morgan. David received a PLD from Harvard Business School and first class honours degrees (BCom and LLB) from the University of Queensland where he was awarded a University Medal.

Angie Broughton | Recruiting Coordinator
Angie Broughton
Recruiting Coordinator - Admin

Angie joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023.  Prior to joining the team, Angie worked for Antares Capital and GE Capital in the United States.  Angie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Master’s degree in Business Strategy and Management from Linköping University in Sweden.

Samantha Carberry | Associate Director
Samantha Carberry
Associate Director - Private Equity

Samantha joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2016. Prior to joining PEP, she spent two years in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse. Samantha also spent two years working at BGH Capital and three years at REA Group before rejoining PEP in 2022. She received a Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University, with Dean’s Commendations.

Greta Cosier | Team Assistant
Greta Cosier
Team Assistant - Admin

Since joining Pacific Equity Partners in 2024, Greta provides administrative and support services. Prior to this, she held the role of Administrator at Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies.

Greta holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales.

Kenneth Chang | Fund Accounting Manager
Kenneth Chang
Fund Accounting Manager - Finance

Kenneth joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. His prior roles include Corporate Services Manager at Alter Domus and Finance Executive at Macquarie Group. He holds a Master of Accounting from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Vassar College, and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a CFA Charterholder.

Andrew Charlier | Managing Director
Andrew Charlier
Managing Director - Secure Assets

Andrew joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2007. Prior to joining PEP, he was a Consultant with Bain & Company in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, specialising in utilities. He received a MBA from INSEAD and has a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales and the Dean’s Medal.

Ashley Chen | Associate
Ashley Chen
Associate - Secure Assets

Ashley joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Prior to joining PEP, she worked in Skip Capital’s infrastructure investments team and Goldman Sachs’ natural resources (infrastructure, energy and mining) investment banking team. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Actuarial Studies from the University of New South Wales.

William Chen | Associate
William Chen
Associate - Capital Solutions

William joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Prior to joining PEP, he was with Aura Group working within private equity, credit and special situations. William holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney

Keith Cheng | IT Facility Coordinator
Keith Cheng
IT Facility Coordinator - IT

Keith joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2021. Before joining PEP, he was a Senior System Analyst at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. Keith holds an MCom (Information Systems and Management) and a BSc (Computer Science) from University of New South Wales.

Julie Claydon | Presentation Specialist
Julie Claydon
Presentation Specialist - Admin

Julie is a Production Specialist at Pacific Equity Partners and has over 30 years of presentation experience in the Finance and Advertising Industries.  Prior to joining PEP, she worked at Credit Suisse.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Law from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.

Charles Cleaver | Associate
Charles Cleaver
Associate - Partner and Client Group

Charlie joined PEP in 2023. Prior to joining PEP, Charlie was with Ernst & Young in the Tax Financial Services team with a particular focus on funds and asset management clients.

Charlie holds a Bachelor of Business degree (Finance Major) from the University of Technology Sydney.

Tony Duthie | Managing Director
Tony Duthie
Managing Director - Private Equity

Tony joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2006. Before joining PEP, Tony was a Partner of Bain & Company with over 12 years of consulting experience in Australia, Asia and Europe. Tony received an MBA from INSEAD (Dean’s List) and a BCom from the University of New South Wales.

David Emmanuel | Director
David Emmanuel
Director - Private Equity

David joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2013. Prior to joining PEP, David was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley. He received a Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney as a Dean’s List Scholar.

Paul Foster | Managing Director
Paul Foster
Managing Director - Secure Assets

Paul joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2017. Prior to joining PEP Paul was Head of Infrastructure, Australia & New Zealand, at AMP Capital where he was responsible for leading the investment activities of the firm’s Australia and New Zealand infrastructure teams. Paul has 24 years of principal investment experience, spanning sectors including airports, toll roads, rail, energy utilities, water, health and education. Paul received a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of New South Wales  and a Bachelor of Commerce (with merit) from the University of Wollongong.

Carolyn Fox | Director
Carolyn Fox
Director - Partner and Client Group

Carolyn joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2006. Prior to joining PEP Carolyn was the COO of Zenith Media, the Media Agency within The Communications Group (formerly a PEP portfolio company), after starting her career at  Coopers and Lybrand in Australia and the UK. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and a Graduate Diploma from the AGSM at the University of New South Wales.

Rickard Gardell | Managing Director
Rickard Gardell
Managing Director - Private Equity, Secure Assets, Capital Solutions, PEP Gateway, Founding Partner

Rickard is a founder of Pacific Equity Partners and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Prior to founding PEP, Rickard was a Director of Bain & Company and had 14 years of consulting experience in Europe, Asia and Australasia. Rickard received a Bachelor of Science from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) (1981-84) where he was awarded Carl Liljevalchs Scholar and IMP Scholar. As IMP scholar, he attended the MBA program at McGill University for half of his last year.

Hayley Gatt | Executive Assistant
Hayley Gatt
Executive Assistant - Secure Assets

Hayley joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2024 as one of the Secured Asset Finance Executive Assistants.  Hayley has previously worked at PEP from 2006-2011 working in the Investor Relations team.  Prior to PEP Hayley worked at UBS.

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of New South Wales.

Joshua Glaser | Senior Analyst
Joshua Glaser
Senior Analyst - Private Equity

Josh joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2021. Prior to joining PEP, he was with Safika Holdings working within their global private equity team. Josh holds a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University.

Alannah Green | Associate
Alannah Green
Associate - Partner and Client Group

Alannah joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023 as an intern and has since progressed to the role of Associate in the Partner and Client Group. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney, majoring in Human Physiology and Commerce.

Jake Haines | Managing Director
Jake Haines
Managing Director - Capital Solutions

Jake originally joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2002, and rejoined the firm in 2008 having spent the previous three years in the United States. While based in New York, he was involved in establishing the US private equity group for Babcock & Brown. Prior to 2002, Jake was a consultant with Bain & Company based in Toronto. He received an HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Evan Hattersley | Managing Director
Evan Hattersley
Managing Director - Secure Assets

Evan joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2007. Prior to joining PEP, Evan was a Consultant with Bain & Company in the UK, United States, Singapore and Australia. He received a Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland where he was a Valedictorian.

Caroline Hamer | Associate
Caroline Hamer
Associate - Secure Assets

Caroline joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2024. Prior to joining PEP, Caroline was an investment analyst at Antipodes Partners covering infrastructure, real estate and telecommunications and a portfolio analyst in the infrastructure team at Sunsuper (now the ‘Australian Retirement Trust’). She received a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) from the London School of Economics.

Kelly Ho | Senior Finance Associate
Kelly Ho
Senior Finance Associate - Finance

Kelly joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2019. Prior to joining PEP, she was an Intermediate Accountant at Champion’s Business Growth Advisers. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney.

David Horwitz | Head of Wealth & Family Office
David Horwitz
Head of Wealth & Family Office - Partner and Client Group

David joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining PEP, he was a manager in the Investment Solutions team at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the University of Sydney.

Bowrun Hou | Associate
Bowrun Hou
Associate - PEP Gateway

Bowrun joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining PEP he was a management consultant at EY Port Jackson Partners. Bowrun graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws.

Krystal Hyland | Executive Assistant, Office Manager
Krystal Hyland
Executive Assistant, Office Manager - Admin

Krystal joined the team in 2022 as the Founders’ Executive Assistant. As an experienced EA with an events background, she has a number of years supporting senior leaders having most recently worked at a New York hedge fund, Baker Brothers Advisors & global investment management firm, T.Rowe Price.

Krystal holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science from UNSW

Alexander Iannuzzi | Associate
Alexander Iannuzzi
Associate - Secure Assets

Alexander joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Prior to joining PEP, he was an Associate in the Infrastructure and Broader Industrials teams at Jefferies in Sydney. Alexander attended the University of Sydney, receiving a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws.

Hattie Jiang | Finance Associate
Hattie Jiang
Finance Associate - Finance

Hattie joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022 as a Junior Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance) from the University of New South Wales.

Rosie Johnson | Director
Rosie Johnson
Director - ESG

Rosie joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2021. Before joining PEP, Rosie was a Senior Associate at Brookfield Asset Management where she was heavily involved in their Property Group’s ESG initiatives both as a founding member of the ESG Steering Committee and as a contact for their portfolio companies to  build sustainable businesses and to integrate ESG initiatives into their investment theses. Prior to that, Rosie was an associate at MinterEllison’s Sydney Corporate M&A Group. Rosie received a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University, completing a number finance and marketing subjects at Babson College, Massachusetts.

Tracy Jones | Director
Tracy Jones
Director - Partner and Client Group

Tracy joined the Partner and Client Group (PCG) at Pacific Equity Partners in 2024. Prior to joining PEP, Tracy was the Head of Client Services for Invesco Australia and has held previous roles at NAB Asset Management, BlackRock (NYC) and Barclays Global Investors.  Tracy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Management) and a Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance.

Sam Kong | Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director
Sam Kong
Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director - Finance

Prior to joining Pacific Equity Partners in 1998, Sam was a senior accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he advised clients in the financial services, retail, shipping and manufacturing industries. Also, he was involved in several mergers and acquisitions in the Greater China region. Sam received a BEc from the University of Sydney and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales. He is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Cindy Kwong | Chief Financial Officer
Cindy Kwong
Chief Financial Officer - Finance

Cindy joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2004 as a Graduate Accountant. She holds a MComm (Finance) from the University of New South Wales and a BComm (with Distinction) from the University of New South Wales. Cindy is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Sarina Lam | Finance Associate
Sarina Lam
Finance Associate - Finance

Sarina first joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2019. Prior to rejoining PEP in 2022, she was a Graduate Officer at the Australian Taxation Office. Sarina holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Information Systems) and Bachelor of Economics (Econometrics) from the University of New South Wales.

Olga Langridge | Senior Finance Manager
Olga Langridge
Senior Finance Manager - Finance

Olga joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2010 as a Graduate Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws from University of Technology, Sydney and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Angus Larcombe | Director
Angus Larcombe
Director - Capital Solutions

Angus joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2021. Prior to joining PEP, he held roles in leveraged and structured finance, most recently with RBC and Investec. Angus received a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) at the University of Sydney, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Ronald Lee | Fund Accounting Manager
Ronald Lee
Fund Accounting Manager - Finance

Ronald joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2020. Prior to joining PEP, he was a Manager at Macquarie Assets Management (Operations), and Finance Manager at M.H. Carnegie & Co. Ronald is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and he holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from University of Sydney.

Daniel Leyton | Finance Manager
Daniel Leyton
Finance Manager - Finance

Daniel joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2024. Before joining PEP, Daniel was a Finance Manager at Ord Minnett and an Assistant Manager in Financial Services Audit at KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology, Sydney and is a Member of Chartered Accounts Australia & New Zealand.

Lexi Lei | Fund Accounting Manager
Lexi Lei
Fund Accounting Manager - Finance

Lexi first joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2015, and rejoined the team in 2021. Lexi’s prior roles include Senior Fund Accountant at AMP Capital, Senior Finance Associate at PEP, and Finance Officer at Mizuho Bank – Sydney. She holds a Master of Finance (Investment Banking) from the University of New South Wales, and a Bachelor of Applied Finance with a Bachelor of Professional Accounting from Macquarie University.

Kathryn Lim | Senior Finance Associate
Kathryn Lim
Senior Finance Associate - Finance

Kathryn first joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2009, and re-joined the team in 2016 and 2021. Kathryn’s prior roles include Citco Fund Services (Account Manager), Westpac Institutional Bank (various including Analyst, Senior Accountant, Senior Analyst), Ernst & Young (Senior Auditor). She holds a B. Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Matthew Lyle | Associate Director
Matthew Lyle
Associate Director - Private Equity

Matthew joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2017. Prior to joining PEP, he was a Consultant with Bain & Company. Matthew holds a PhD (Physics) from the University of Cambridge where he was a Peterhouse Scholar. Matthew was also a University of Sydney Scholarship holder where he received a first class honours degree (BSc).

Paul McCullagh | Senior Adviser
Paul McCullagh
Senior Adviser - Senior Adviser

Paul is a founder of Pacific Equity Partners and serves as an active Senior Advisor to the firm. Prior to founding PEP, Paul was a Managing Director of Salomon Brothers Australia. He has twenty years of investment banking experience in the US, Asia, and Australasia. Paul was also previously head of Australasia for Prudential Securities. Paul received a BCom and MBS from the University of Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Scott McKnight | Director
Scott McKnight
Director - Private Equity

Scott joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2015.  Prior to joining PEP, he was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs in New Zealand.  Scott received a Master of Business with distinction and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago and is a CFA charter holder.

Terry Miu Neeland | Director
Terry Miu Neeland
Director - Private Equity

Terry joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2014. Prior to joining PEP, she spent over four years in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley in Sydney. Terry was a University of Sydney Scholarship holder where she received a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics).

Henry O’Callaghan | Associate
Henry O’Callaghan
Associate - Private Equity

Henry joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2021. Prior to this, he was a management consultant with Bain & Company, where he worked predominantly in their private equity group. At university, he studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of New South Wales.

Max Oke | Associate Director
Max Oke
Associate Director - Secure Assets

Max joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining he was a Director with EY in Sydney and London. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance & Accounting) with Distinction from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Chartered Accountant.

Duncan Orr | Director
Duncan Orr
Director - Private Equity

Duncan joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2007. Prior to joining PEP, Duncan was a consultant with McKinsey & Company in New Zealand. In 2009, Duncan attended business school and spent the following four years with McKinsey & Company in the United States and Australia, before rejoining PEP in 2016. Duncan received an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Auckland.

Alex Ovchar | Managing Director
Alex Ovchar
Managing Director - Partner and Client Group

Alex joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2011. Alex was an investor in the Private Equity strategy for the first decade, after which he joined the Partner & Client Group.  Before joining PEP, Alex was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in London and prior to then, a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Sydney. Alex received a PLD from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Adelaide, where he was the Valedictorian.

Michael Pang | Finance Associate
Michael Pang
Finance Associate - Finance

Michael joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2021 as a Graduate Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (double major in finance and accounting) from the University of New South Wales.

Catherine Perry | Associate Director
Catherine Perry
Associate Director - Private Equity

Catherine joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2020. Prior to joining PEP, she was an Investment Banker at Citi. She holds a Master of Applied Finance from Australian National University and a Bachelor of Asian Studies, Australian National University.

Simon Pillar | Managing Director
Simon Pillar
Managing Director - Private Equity, Secure Assets, Capital Solutions, PEP Gateway, Founding Partner

Simon is a founder of Pacific Equity Partners and chairs the firm’s Operating Committee. Prior to founding PEP, Simon was a Partner with Bain & Company and worked as a strategy consultant in the US, Singapore and Sydney. He started his working life as an engineer with The Royal Dutch/Shell Group in The Netherlands. Simon received a first class degree (BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering) from the University of Bristol where he received the Institution of Civil Engineers Award, and an MBA from the Wharton School where he was a Thouron Scholar.

James Randall | Associate Director
James Randall
Associate Director - Private Equity

James joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2017. Prior to joining PEP, he was a Consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in Australia and China. James holds a MBA (Hons) from The Wharton School where he was a Palmer Scholar; a MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania; and a BBus & LLB (Hons) from Bond University.

Andrew Robertson | Associate
Andrew Robertson
Associate - Capital Solutions

Andrew joined the firm in 2021. Previously he spent four years as a corporate lawyer in Sydney and Melbourne, specialising in private equity, M&A and corporate governance across a range of sectors. Andrew received an MBA from INSEAD and Juris Doctor (Law) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne.

Matt Robinson | Managing Director
Matt Robinson
Managing Director - Private Equity

Matt joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2009. Prior to joining PEP, he was a consultant with Bain & Company in Australia. Matt was an Innovation Scholar at Macquarie University where he received a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) and was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence.

Paul Ryan | Portfolio Manager
Paul Ryan
Portfolio Manager - PEP Gateway

Paul joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2013. Before joining PEP, he was at Deustche Bank and Dakota Capital. He holds a Bcom (Hons) from the University of Auckland.

Elouise Ryan | Receptionist
Elouise Ryan
Receptionist - Admin

Elouise joined Pacific Equity Partners as a Receptionist in 2024, providing administrative assistance and support for the firm. Previously, she has displayed considerable reception experience through her secretarial roles held in both the medical field and performing arts industry.

Justyna Rychlik | Executive Assistant
Justyna Rychlik
Executive Assistant - Admin

Justyna is an Executive Assistant at Pacific Equity Partners and has over 6 years of experience in supporting  leaders.  Prior to joining PEP, Justyna held an Executive Assistant role at Liverpool Partners and Archer Capital.

Justyna holds a Bachelor of Marketing from the University of Finance and Management in Warsaw.

Julia Schoenheimer | Associate Director
Julia Schoenheimer
Associate Director - Private Equity

Julia joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2020. Prior to joining PEP, she was a Strategy Consultant at Port Jackson Partners; Chief of Staff at Parcelpoint. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Jordan Schumann | Associate Director
Jordan Schumann
Associate Director - Secure Assets

Jordan joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining PEP, Jordan was an Associate in QIC’s Global Infrastructure business and an investment banker with Lazard. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland.

James Scott | Associate
James Scott
Associate - Capital Solutions

James joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining PEP, he worked in the private equity and structured finance team at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. James holds a B. Comm (Finance) from the University of Sydney.

Charlton Shi | Associate
Charlton Shi
Associate - Private Equity

Charlton joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining PEP, he was an Analyst with Stanton Road Partners, in Sydney. Charlton studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of New South Wales.

Adam Simpson | Associate
Adam Simpson
Associate - Private Equity

Adam joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2021. Prior to joining PEP, he was an Analyst in the Leveraged Finance and General Industrials teams at Credit Suisse in Sydney. Adam was a University of Sydney Scholarship holder, receiving a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws; and is a CFA Charterholder.

Tim Sims | Managing Director
Tim Sims
Managing Director - Private Equity, Secure Assets, Capital Solutions, PEP Gateway, Founding Partner

Tim is a founder of Pacific Equity Partners and is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Prior to founding PEP, Tim was the Chairman and Managing Director of Bain & Company’s Australasian and African operations and a member of Bain & Company’s Global Executive Committee. Tim has also served on a number of government committees and led national strategy projects. Tim received a BA/MA from Oxford University where he was a Mitsui European Scholar and an MPA from Harvard where he was a Kennedy Scholar. In 2019, Tim was made a member in the general division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through philanthropic initiatives.

Diana Smith | Finance Associate
Diana Smith
Finance Associate - Finance

Diana first joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Diana’s prior roles include Practice Manager/Financial Controller at Brentnalls NSW, Company Accountant at the Thorpe Group, Senior Accountant at MGI Sydney and William Buck. She holds a B. Commerce from University of Queensland and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser.

Ben Sturrock | Director
Ben Sturrock
Director - Secure Assets

Ben joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining PEP, he was a Senior Vice President with Macquarie Capital in New York. Ben holds a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Ben Webster | Associate Director
Ben Webster
Associate Director - Capital Solutions

Ben joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2019. Prior to joining PEP, he worked in the financial markets in London for BGC Partners. Ben holds a B. Comm (Finance) from the University of New South Wales.

Louisa Welsh | Executive
Louisa Welsh
Executive - Partner and Client Group

Louisa joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Prior to joining the team, Louisa worked for Future Generation in Sydney and Global Infrastructure Partners in London. Louisa holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Queensland.

Xander Wheen | Director
Xander Wheen
Director - Capital Solutions

Xander joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2019. Prior to PEP, Xander worked for credit and equity funds in the US and Australia, after beginning his career at JPMorgan in New York. He received an MBA from the University of Oxford and an AB from Harvard University.

Cathie Catalan Wilson | Associate
Cathie Catalan Wilson
Associate - Partner and Client Group

Cathie joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a marketing assistant in the medical industry. Cathie is currently completing a Bachelor of Business (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney.

Rohan Wolfers | Managing Director
Rohan Wolfers
Managing Director - Private Equity

Rohan joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2010. Before joining PEP, Rohan was with Navis Capital Partners and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity in Australia, Asia and North America. Rohan received a PLD from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.

Shannon Wolfers | Managing Director
Shannon Wolfers
Managing Director - Private Equity

Shannon joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2006. Prior to joining PEP, Shannon was with Bain & Company in Australia and SE Asia. Shannon was a University of Sydney Scholarship holder where he received a first class honours degree (BEcon) and the University Medal.

Ming Yeung | Senior Finance Associate
Ming Yeung
Senior Finance Associate - Finance

Ming joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Before joining PEP, Ming was a Financial Accountant at KU Children’s Services. Ming graduated from the Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Jotham Young | Associate Director
Jotham Young
Associate Director - Secure Assets

Jotham joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2022. Prior to joining PEP, he was an Analyst with Macquarie Capital in Sydney. Jotham received a BEng (Honours), BCom and Diploma of Language Studies from the University of New South Wales.

Jack Zhang | Associate Director
Jack Zhang
Associate Director - Private Equity

Jack joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2018. Prior to joining PEP, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, and at Arowana in Private Equity and Private Credit. Jack holds a Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.

Dina Zhelezkina | Associate
Dina Zhelezkina
Associate - Private Equity

Dina joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Prior to joining PEP, Dina was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs in EMEA and Australia. She received a Master of Investment Management from Cranfield University and a Bachelor of Economics from Higher School of Economics.

Tim Zheng | Chief Technology Officer
Tim Zheng
Chief Technology Officer - IT

Tim Zheng joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2023. Prior to joining PEP, he was the Head of IT with Pro-invest Group Australia. He holds a Master of Commerce and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of New South Wales.

Monica Zhou | Fund Accounting Manager
Monica Zhou
Fund Accounting Manager - Finance

Monica joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2018. Before joining PEP, Monica was a Senior Analyst at Deloitte in the Audit and Assurance Division. Monica graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) and is a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Justin Zhu | Senior Analyst
Justin Zhu
Senior Analyst - PEP Gateway

Justin joined Pacific Equity Partners in 2024. Prior to joining PEP, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Record Point. Justin holds a Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.