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Scott A J MacDonald
Founder & CEO

Scott is an investment professional with 20 yrs years experience in finance and company management. In 1994 he formed MacDonald Asset Consulting Pty Ltd, an institutional focused investment consulting group having spent 10 years working in the ‘City’ for major institutions. In 2002 he formed Van MacDonald Global Partners Pty Ltd – ‘VanMac’ Group to create a global hedge fund consulting firm, which is the Australasian agent for Greenwich-Van Asset Management LLC.USA. In 2004 he formed a private equity consulting firm MacDonald Private Equity Pty Ltd that has interests in a number of private ventures and provides services for unlisted business projects.

Scott's professional experience was gained as a regional head of Investment Services for Macquarie Investment Management Ltd (Macquarie Bank Ltd); as an Institutional Fund Manager for HSBC, Australia and as a Director of Wilshire Global Partners Pty Ltd, the original Australian operation of Wilshire Associates. In addition Scott has consulted too many local and international groups on a wide range of assignments.

He has a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) from Monash University, a Master of Commerce (Economics) from the University of NSW and a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the University of NSW. He is a founding member (since 1993) of the CFA Institute Sydney, a Chapter of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Institute, USA. He is also a Member of the Investment Management Consultants Association, ‘IMCA’ USA.

James Eldershaw
Non- Executive Director and Technology Consultant


James has over 18 years of investment banking, business development and technology experience achieved with major international investment banks. Most recently, since 1999 he has been a director of Pacific Fund Systems Limited, a company which develops software for the hedge fund industry.

From 1992 to 1998 he was with Investcorp Bank E.C., Bahrain, a leading investment bank specialising in global investment opportunities where he was extensively involved in management and compliance issues of the groups Hedge Fund investment program. This program grew to manage over USD$2bn of alternative investments. Mr Eldershaw provides systems administration and business support to ‘VanMac’. Mr Eldershaw has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney.

Mark Ohlsson
Group Controller


Mark Ohlsson has been involved in business management and the venture capital industry for 27 years. His particular expertise is in assessing venture capital and business proposals, all aspects of contractual negotiations together with finance and management reporting requirements.

Mark’s experience spans a wide range of industries and activities including mezzanine finance for private US companies leading to NASDAQ listings, financial management of feature films and theatrical productions, oil field investment and production, the trucking industry, hotel and golf course development and the travel industry.

Mark has a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from Macquarie University and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Registered Tax Agent.








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