Our Team

Shane McEwen

Shane McEwen

Managing Director - Sydney

E: shane.mcewen@mainsheet.com.au

Shane has 20 years of corporate advisory and corporate strategy experience and is an advisor to the boards and management teams of large public and private companies and government agencies in Australia, Asia and Europe. Shane has played a lead role in more than 60 merger, acquisition, divestment, privatisation and major investment transactions. Additionally Shane窶冱 experience includes corporate portfolio strategy and growth strategy development. His industry experience includes mining, energy, engineering and construction, utilities, infrastructure services, defence, health, transport, communications, manufacturing and processing.

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Maurice Argento

Maurice Argento

Managing Director - Perth

E: maurice.argento@mainsheet.com.au

Maurice has over 25 years of corporate advisory and consulting experience during which he has been an advisor to the boards and management teams of top 250 companies and government agencies in Australia. Maurice窶冱 experience in corporate advisory and executive roles in Australia and Europe spans corporate strategy and advisory, mergers & acquisitions, equity raisings, corporate finance, and transformational operational improvement. He has extensive experience in industrial companies, specialising in capital intensive businesses such as mining, oil and gas industries, utilities, transport and logistics, as well as services companies such as technology, engineering, legal and financial services.

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Stephen D

Stephen D'Alessandro

Executive Director - Sydney

E: stephen.dalessandro@mainsheet.com.au

Stephen is an experienced corporate advisor with a blend of M&A, strategy and engineering skills. Stephen has advised clients for over 10 years across a wide range of industries including mining, oil & gas, ports, transport & logistics, utilities, defence, construction, FMCG, technology and manufacturing. Stephen also spent over 10 years in the commercial property industry in a variety of operational and engineering roles. Prior to Mainsheet Capital, Stephen has worked with PwC, Mainsheet Corporate and AMP Capital.

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Bill Bent

Bill Bent

Executive Director - Perth

E: bill.bent@mainsheet.com.au

Bill has over 20 years in senior corporate advisory and industry roles in Australia, Brazil, UK and South Africa. His advisory experience includes capital raising, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, strategy development, business development, business turnaround and operational performance improvement. He has extensive experience across the mining, mining services, oil & gas services, industrials and utilities sectors. Prior to Mainsheet Capital, Bill was the Managing Director of Chalice Gold and Chief Development Officer at Mirabela Nickel.ツ Before that Bill was a Director at PwC, an Associate Director at Mainsheet Corporate and a Senior Consultant at Corven Group (UK).

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Dan Sunderland

Dan Sunderland

Executive Director - Sydney

E: dan.sunderland@mainsheet.com.au

Dan has 17 years of experience advising large and mid-size organisations on growth strategy, customer and digital strategy, transaction advisory and performance improvement. He has industry experience across manufacturing, telecommunications, government, financial services, construction materials, mining services and IT. Prior to Mainsheet Capital, spent 9 years leading customer and digital transformation strategy at Optus and the Department of Human Services.

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Gerard Moody

Gerard Moody

Director - Perth

E: gerard.moody@mainsheet.com.au

Gerard has over 30 years of consulting and management experience during which he has been a consultant and advisor to the boards and management teams of top 250 companies and government agencies. His early career was as an Australian Army officer culminating as an officer in the Australian SAS. Gerard窶冱 recent four roles in management brings a strong focus on successful implementation and client outcomes that provides a difference to other consultants. His consulting expertise spans corporate strategy, M&A, operation reviews and implementation of large change projects including post-transaction support. His industry focus includes industrial companies, mining services, construction, professional services and government departments/government trading enterprises.

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Ian Gordon

Ian Gordon

Director - Perth

E: ian.gordon@mainsheet.com.au

Ian is an experienced senior executive with 15 years CFO, COO and Strategy leadership experience gained across a range of disciplines including Finance, IT, HR, Risk and Strategy. He has successfully led many large transformational projects with a speciality in enhancing the operational effectiveness of teams. As a Chartered Accountant Ian has a strong focus on financial performance as well as strategy development and execution at both the corporate and divisional level.

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Emma Wright

Emma Wright

Director - Perth

E: emma.wright@mainsheet.com.au

Emma is a corporate finance specialist with over two decades of cross-border transaction experience in Australia and the UK.
Previously Emma was a Corporate Finance Partner at BDO. Prior to this Emma was a member of the Deals Team of a global accounting firm in London, and ran the in-house Corporate Finance team at Travelex, also in London.
Emma has worked on over 50 transactions, ranging in value from $5 million to ツ」1.1billion across industries including mining services, oil & gas, health, telecommunications, wholesale, manufacturing, foreign exchange and retail.
Emma has a proven and enviable track record in the Mergers & Acquisitions space, spanning both buy and sell-side transactions, post transaction integration programmes and various IPOs. In addition, she has considerable experience in strategic and financial planning, forecasting, modelling, and business process improvement.

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Anant Narsey, CA

Anant Narsey, CA

Director 窶 Sydney

E: anant.narsey@mainsheet.com.au

Anant has 10 years of Corporate Finance and Transaction Advisory experience. Anant developed his strong expertise advising on buy-side and sell-side mandates, valuations and capital raisings for clients ranging from top-tier institutional banks, leading private equity houses, large multinationals, ASX listed companies to small privately held businesses in Australia. He has worked closely with Executive Management teams on strategic projects which add value to the business and achieve targeted shareholder outcomes, including mergers & acquisitions, business restructuring, capital expenditure growth, capital structuring and strategic growth options.

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Steven Bishop

Steven Bishop

Director - Melbourne

E: steven.bishop@mainsheet.com.au

Steve has over 25 years窶 experience in management and valuation consulting with a particular focus on assisting firms create value through strategy development and implementation and governance improvement. He has consulted to large corporations, government enterprises and SMEs across a wide range of industries both locally and internationally. Prior to his involvement with Mainsheet Capital, Steve co-founded a valuation business, was a Partner with LEK Consulting and a Senior Manager with Marakon Associates and Andersen Consulting. In addition Steve has strong academic experience from his 13 years as a full time Corporate Finance academic and a continuing role in teaching in the Macquarie Masters of Corporate Finance program.

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James Mecca

James Mecca

Head of Energy and Decarbonisation - Perth

E: james.mecca@mainsheet.com.au

James has extensive experience in energy and emissions, having previously managed multi-billion-dollar PPA窶冱, GSA窶冱 and hydrocarbon contracts. He is passionate about NPV positive strategies to reduce emissions and working with executive teams to set the most appropriate emissions and energy strategies.

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James Forbes

James Forbes

Associate Director - Perth

E: james.forbes@mainsheet.com.au

James has an extensive experience as an Executive, spanning all areas of business. Prior to joining Mainsheet, James held numerous senior leadership roles at RAC WA including running its Group Strategy & Business Development function and its Motoring & Roadside Business. He has also held national and international roles with several financial services institutions.
James窶 experience spans a diverse range of industries and functions including strategy, business development, corporate (eg PMO, change management, shared services); large scale operations (white and blue collar, logistics, back office and call centres), product development, marketing and risk management. He has been involved in two start-ups, numerous acquisitions and business integrations, and undertaken major change and business turnaround / improvement initiatives.

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John Grosser

John Grosser

Associate Director - Perth

E: john.grosser@mainsheet.com.au

John has over 25 years experience sustaining and improving business performance. His experience includes, lean manufacturing methodologies and lean leadership, cultural change management, value stream & process mapping, program management, enterprise-wide risk management, business intelligence development and implementation, systems valuation and integration, strategic business development and business transformation. Operating in industries such as Automotive Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Open Pit Mining, Underground Diamond Drilling, Mining Technology Solutions, Innovation & Technology and Management Consulting. Prior to Mainsheet Capital, John was the Head of Technology & Business Improvement for a privately held open pit mining company.

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Doug James

Doug James

Associate Director - Perth

E: doug.james@mainsheet.com.au

Doug has over 17 years of consulting and management experience spanning corporate, business, customer and product strategy development; digital and business transformation; customer experience and business process design / improvement; portfolio, program and project delivery. Doug has supported many iconic WA organisations from both the private and not-for-profit sectors, across financial services, health services, disability services, aged care, utilities, retailing, fundraising, transport and emergency services.

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Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

Manager - Perth

E: natalie.reilly@mainsheet.com.au

Natalie has extensive experience that includes corporate and operational strategy development and change management. Her recent experience includes carrying out Sustainability and ESG Reporting benchmarking as well as providing project management and support for a disability provider for a large transformation project. Prior to this she managed a project for a large provider of aged care and related services to support activities relating to their COVID-19 response and leading the change management for a large multi-sourcing project for an electricity utility. Natalie also successfully designed and supported the strategy development and implementation of the change management for a large transformation project at the Lions Eye Institute.

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Edoardo Argento

Edoardo Argento

Manager - Perth

E: edoardo.argento@mainsheet.com.au

Edoardo graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics Degree) in 2016 and has worked at Mainsheet Capital since graduation.
Edoardo has completed a number of consulting projects across industries such as Aged and Disability Care, Mining Services, Utilities as well as assisted an ASX-listed company through a merger integration process. He has worked on transactions and M&A strategies in the Agriculture, Mining Services and Aged & Disability Care industries, as well as a Blockchain technology company.
Edoardo recently joined the Board of Rebound WA, a charitable association that assists Western Australian窶冱 living with a physical disability.

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Rachel Standing

Rachel Standing

Manager - Perth

E: rachel.standing@mainsheet.com.au

Rachel has experience in health care and strategy. Prior to joining Mainsheet, Rachel worked in the strategy team at St John of God Health Care. She also held customer strategy and associate roles at Bankwest and McKinsey & Co prior to that.
Rachel has been involved in several strategy review processes, most notably, refreshing St John of God Health Care窶冱 corporate strategy during the global COVID pandemic.
During her time at McKinsey, Rachel worked across a range of industries including mining, public sector, healthcare, telecommunications, and retail and a broad range of functions including research, organisational design, corporate strategy and finance, and capital projects and infrastructure.
Rachel has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in cancer genetics and bioinformatics and a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA.

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Peter Christie

Peter Christie

Manager - Perth

E: peter.christie@mainsheet.com.au

Peter has over 4 years of experience in management consulting, working primarily in Mining and Oil & Gas, with additional experience in the Public Sector, Healthcare and Defence.
Peter has worked with large multinational mining and oil & gas companies across decarbonisation, finance & accounting, planning, budgeting & forecasting, technology, and supply chain & procurement.
Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Peter worked with Accenture where he worked on a range of engagements in management consulting, principally in digital finance and continuous improvement.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance, Investment Finance) and has been admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Western Australia (RP).

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Thomas Pak

Thomas Pak

Senior Associate - Sydney

E: thomas.pak@mainsheet.com.au

Prior to entering into the corporate advisory field, Thomas gained his professional experience in accounting and equity research, while obtaining his Master of Applied Finance degree with a specialisation in corporate finance. Thomas is a very experienced research and advisory consultant who has lead large-scale research efforts and who has made primary contributions to published research reports in the following sectors: Waste Management, Mining Services, Fashion Retail, Furniture Retail, LEDs, Geospatial Services, Packaging

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Hazel Dutton

Hazel Dutton

Senior Associate - Perth

E: hazel.dutton@mainsheet.com.au

Hazel holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Finance & Psychology) from the University of Western Australia.
During her undergraduate degree, she worked for Mainsheet on several projects, most notably, researching and assessing the value creation of M&A transactions, which she continues to complete as part of Mainsheets' ongoing report series.
Hazel has experience working with a large array of clients, from federal government agencies to not-for-profit organisations; developing skills in strategy, organisational reviews, process optimisations and culture development.

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Neel Rensburg

Neel Rensburg

Senior Associate - Perth

E: neel.rensburg@mainsheet.com.au

Neel completed his Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) in 2018 and recently completed his Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.
Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Neel worked as an Underwriting Assistant at a large Insurance Company.
Neel has a passion for financial, mathematical, and statistical modelling and problem solving.
Since starting with Mainsheet, Neel has been involved in a risk project for a mining company, analysing risks and implementing a risk framework.

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Bec Lyons

Bec Lyons

Senior Associate - Perth

E: bec.lyons@mainsheet.com.au

Bec has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Marketing and Communication & Media Studies) from the University of Western Australia.
Prior to joining Mainsheet, Bec worked in the Financial Services industry and Property Management industry. Her experience includes supporting a variety of business operations in particular people & culture, business improvement, marketing and project management.
Since joining Mainsheet, Bec has worked on a range of projects, from project governance to operational efficiency, across varying industries.

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Marcus Graham

Marcus Graham

Associate - Perth

E: marcus.graham@mainsheet.com.au

Marcus has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Economics and Finance) from the University of Melbourne.
Marcus has developed a passion for delivering tailored strategic advice for both buy and sell side clients.
Since joining Mainsheet, Marcus has worked on multiple projects within the disability sector including a market scan and a project scoping piece.

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Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Associate - Perth

E: seb.evans@mainsheet.com.au

Seb completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Biomedical Science) in 2020 and is currently completing a Master of Applied Finance at University of Western Australia.
Since joining Mainsheet, Seb has worked on numerous sell-side transactions in various industries including Mining, Technology, and Consumer Services.

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Bridget Knox

Bridget Knox

Analyst

E: bridget.knox@mainsheet.com.au

Bridget has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Business Law and International Relations) from Curtin University and is currently completing a Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Murdoch University.
Since joining Mainsheet, Bridget has supported the Energy and Decarbonisation Team on various projects.
Prior to joining Mainsheet, Bridget worked in the Mining Industry at Roy Hill. Her experience includes supporting the Commercial, Energy and Procurement Teams on commercial matters.

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Rawad Haidar

Rawad Haidar

Associate - Sydney

E: rawad.haidar@mainsheet.com.au

Rawad has over 5 years experience in financial services across various roles.
Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Rawad worked in wealth advisory assisting sophisticated investors with managing equity portfolios. Rawad also has corporate finance experience, having worked on the capital raisings of private as well as ASX-listed companies.
Before that, Rawad worked at a couple of boutique investment firms as an equity research analyst. His focus was small to mid-cap ASX listed companies, with his industry coverage spanning consumer staples, financials, and emerging technologies.
Rawad has a Bachelors degree majoring in Economics as well as a Master of Finance from the University of Technology Sydney.

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James Marassa, CFA

James Marassa, CFA

Associate - Sydney

E: james.marassa@mainsheet.com.au

James has over 4 years of experience across financial services, asset management and corporate advisory. Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital in 2022, James held roles at Platinum Asset Management and RSM Australia.
He has worked closely with senior advisors and fund portfolio managers, built three-statement financial models to assess company valuations and has broad experience across funds management operations.
James graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2017. He became a CFA Charterholder in 2021, having passed all three levels in consecutive years, and is a member of CFA Society Sydney.

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Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

Associate Consultant - Perth

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Louise has over 17 years business experience as a strategic Human Resources professional, senior leader and executive coach.

Her experience spans strategic business planning, partnering and coaching; leadership and culture development; and organisational transformation and program management.

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Shane McEwen

Shane McEwen

Managing Director - Sydney

E: shane.mcewen@mainsheet.com.au

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Shane has been a senior partner and director of several leading international corporate advisory and corporate strategy firms prior to being a founder of Mainsheet Capital.He has broad experience in working with the management teams and boards of top 200 companies around high value transactional and strategic decisions.

His corporate advisory and corporate strategy philosophy is centred around measuring success in terms of client outcomes and their improved shareholder value creation performance.

Shane has a proven track record in relation to mergers, acquisitions, business divestments, privatisations, capital raising, corporate portfolio strategy, growth strategy as well as business restructuring and turnaround.

His industry experience includes mining, energy, engineering and construction, utilities, infrastructure services, defence, health, transport, communications, manufacturing and processing.

Shane has extensive senior advisory experience as well as many years as managing director and Board member of several international firms and prior to that operational management experience in the mining and oil & gas industry.

Prior to co-founding Mainsheet Capital, Shane was a Partner at PwC where he was the National Head Mining and Oil & Gas Corporate Advisory practice. Shane also spend 10 years as joint MD of Mainsheet Corporate (which was acquired by PwC in 2009), 5 years as a Partner at LEK Consulting (Regional Manager S.E. Asia), 6 years at Marakon Associates and 4 years with Schlumberger in the Middle East.

Shane holds a MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Diploma Mechanical Engineering (Adelaide), MBA (AGSM)

Maurice Argento

Maurice Argento

Managing Director - Perth

E: maurice.argento@mainsheet.com.au

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Maurice has been a Partner and Senior Executive of several global and Australian professional services firms, as well as an Executive in multinational companies.

Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Maurice was an Advisory Partner at BDO, an Executive Director Corporate Finance of Euroz Securities Ltd, Partner with PwC and Andersen consulting. In 2000 he founded Mainsheet Corporate and was its Managing Director with Shane McEwen until the business was sold to PwC in 2009.

Maurice has also been a Board member of a number of companies assisting them through their early stages of growth, and on the Board of a number of not for profit institutions.

Prior to returning to Australia in 1995, Maurice worked with Mobil in the European Strategy and Planning team, and with a Swedish chemical group, where he was responsible for Finance for Italy, France and Austria.

Maurice窶冱 advisory philosophy is to bring his practical experience to work with clients to manage complex transactions and/or change situations that have a large impact on value creation for shareholders and other stakeholders.

He has worked in Australia, Europe and the Middle East on projects for clients such as Mining and Oil & Gas services, Water and Power utilities, Financial, Technology and Professional Services and Transport & Logistics. He has also been involved with a number of technology start ups, assisting them to commercialise and eventually to IPO.

Maurice is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, holds a Post Graduate Diploma from Curtin University in Accounting and Finance, and graduated from the University of Western Australia with First Class Honours.

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Stephen D'Alessandro

Executive Director - Sydney

E: stephen.dalessandro@mainsheet.com.au

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Stephen is an experienced corporate advisor with a blend of M&A, strategy and engineering skills. His experience includes over 10 years in corporate advisory and management consultancy and over 10 years in the commercial property industry in a variety of roles.

Stephen窶冱 advisory experience includes M&A, divestments, capital raisings, business unit strategy, commercial due diligence and design & implementation of performance improvement initiatives.

His industry experience includes mining, oil & gas, ports, transport & logistics, equipment hire, utilities, defence, construction, FMCG, financial services, technology and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Stephen worked as an independent advisor for several years and before that he held senior positions in PwC Advisory and Mainsheet Corporate.

Before becoming an advisor and management consultant, Stephen worked within AMP Capital Investor窶冱 Commercial & Industrial Property Division as a Regional Operations Manager and was responsible for the operational management and business planning for over $2 billion of property assets in QLD and NSW. Stephen was also the Development Engineer on a $250 million retail property development and began his career as an electrical engineer.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Bill Bent

Bill Bent

Executive Director - Perth

E: bill.bent@mainsheet.com.au

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Bill has over 20 years industry and consulting experience working in Australia, Brazil, UK and South Africa.

Bill窶冱 recent experience (last 5 years) has been as Managing Director of Chalice Gold and Chief Development Officer at Mirabela Nickel.ツ His experience includes capital raising (debt and equity), investor relations, business development (M&A and exploration), operations, managing key technical projects (e.g. plant expansions, throughput/recovery optimisation, equipment rebuilds, tailings dams, technical report), and turnaround / performance improvement.

Bill has also spent over 10 years in Corporate Advisory as a Director at PwC窶冱 consulting practice, an Associate Director at Mainsheet Corporate and a Senior Consultant at Corven Group (UK).Bill has strong experience in providing M&A, strategy, capital raising, divestments, performance improvement and corporate finance advice primarily focusing on the mining, mining services, oil & gas services, industrials and utilities sectors.

Bill also spent several years as a process engineer with Genesis Oil & Gas (UK) focusing on oil & gas feasibility studies for Oil & Gas Operators after starting his career as metallurgist at Anglo Gold in South Africa.

Dan Sunderland

Dan Sunderland

Executive Director - Sydney

E: dan.sunderland@mainsheet.com.au

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Dan has 17 years of experience advising large and mid-size organisations on customer-led growth strategy, transaction advisory and performance improvement.

Dan窶冱 strategy experience includes growth strategy, customer experience, customer value propositions, digital experience strategy and design, channel strategy and strategic sourcing. His corporate advisory experience includes buy-side and sell-side mandates, acquisition-led growth strategy, valuation modelling, investment analysis and commercial due diligence.

His industry experience includes telecommunications, government, manufacturing, financial services, construction materials, mining services and IT.

Prior to Mainsheet Capital, spent 9 years leading customer and digital transformation strategy at Optus and the Department of Human Services. During his time at Optus, Dan worked with the executive team to develop the 窶錬rilliant Service窶 strategy, one of the 3 major pillars across the Consumer & SMB business, bringing together the CX vision, strategic analysis, key initiatives and capital investment plan across web, app, call centre, retail, product, loyalty and supply chain. This supported Optus lifting its NPS from negative double-digits to +12. He also led the strategy and design for all-digital experiences including NBN, mobile onboarding and digital service. Dan also worked with the Department of Human Services to build its 10-year vision for service delivery, as well as its 3-year mobile-led digital strategy.

Before that, Dan was a senior manager with PwC Strategy and Mainsheet Corporate, after starting his career in IT consulting and programming with EDS Australia.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from the University of Technology, Sydney, and an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Gerard Moody

Gerard Moody

Director - Perth

E: gerard.moody@mainsheet.com.au

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Gerard is an experienced consultant and executive with 30 years management, consulting, leadership and advisory experience.

His consulting expertise spans corporate strategy, M&A, operation reviews and implementation of large change projects. He has led and completed significant change programs including numerous business integrations, post-contract/transaction implementation projects, client service and account programs, cost restructures and responsibility of digital strategy to align with business 3-5 year goals.

Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital Gerard held four CEO and executive roles in private businesses and ASX companies across professional services, construction, inspection and maintenance industries. Roles included National Chief Operating Officer, two CEO roles and General Manager BD, Contracts and Estimating. In his most recent National COO role he worked with more than 6 operating divisions and support functions across nine offices of more than 1200 staff. He was responsible for projects such as business integration, strategy and digital strategy. He was involved in large change programs, planning and budgeting as well as the National Executive and National Risk Committee. Gerard held a role as a Director for a number of years in the national entity. These management roles bring significant practice experience to Gerard窶冱 consulting expertise.

Gerard窶冱 consulting career included roles as a Director in Mainsheet Corporate for 6 years and prior to that consulting roles in Arthur Andersen and Arthur D Little in their Sydney offices.

Gerard commenced his career as an Officer in the Australian Infantry Regiment culminating as an officer in the Australian SAS.

Studies include a full time MBA from AGSM, UNSW and graduation with an Officers Commission in the Australian Regular Army from The Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Gerard has been a Director of a number of businesses and is currently an Advisory Board member of a risk business and a technology services company.

Ian Gordon

Ian Gordon

Director - Perth

E: ian.gordon@mainsheet.com.au

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Ian窶冱 recent experience has been as a transformational leader at Bankwest (a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank) including Head of Transformation for HR, Head of Strategy & Operations for IT and CFO for IT.

His experience includes leading large transformation projects across national and divisional teams, delivering extensive cost efficiency programs and managing project portfolios.

In addition, during his time at Bankwest he has had accountability for HR operations & projects, Vendor Management, the Portfolio Management Office and Finance for IT where he had a track record of improving the operational effectiveness and efficiencies of teams.

Prior to Bankwest, Ian was the CFO for Support Areas at HBOS Australia and a senior finance executive at HBOS in the UK. Ian spent 4 years at Ernst & Young in Aberdeen focussed on the Oil & Gas sector before this.

Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999.

Emma Wright

Emma Wright

Director - Perth

E: emma.wright@mainsheet.com.au

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Emma has over 23 years experience in corporate advisory, working across industry sectors including agriculture, mining and mining services, financials services, SaaS, health, telecommunications, wholesale, manufacturing, foreign exchange and retail.ツ She has advised on over 75 transactions across a range of transaction types including buy and sell side roles in private M&A and also debt and equity capital raisings.

Emma has had extensive experience working overseas including 7 years based in London working for the PwC Deals team and leading the in-house Corporate Finance team at Travelex.

Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Emma was a partner at BDO Perth in Corporate Finance.ツ Her prior experience has developed proficiency in financial and strategic planning, forecasting, modelling and business process improvement and cost out strategy.

Emma is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University in Western Australia.ツ Emma is a current committee member on the FINSIA council in Western Australia and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anant Narsey, CA

Anant Narsey, CA

Director 窶 Sydney

E: anant.narsey@mainsheet.com.au

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Anant has 10 years of Corporate Finance and Transaction Advisory experience. Anant developed his strong expertise advising on buy-side and sell-side mandates, valuations and capital raisings for clients ranging from top-tier institutional banks, leading private equity houses, large multinationals, ASX listed companies to small privately held businesses in Australia.

Anant窶冱 professional services experience includes financial due diligence for M&A transactions and acquisition lending and lead advisory on M&A transactions. Within commerce & industry, he has worked closely with Executive Management teams on strategic projects which add value to the business and achieve targeted shareholder outcomes, including mergers & acquisitions, business restructuring, capital expenditure growth, capital structuring and strategic growth options.

His industry experience includes fashion retail, property development, equipment hire, media & advertising, manufacturing and distribution, property funds, building and construction and mining services.

Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital in 2016, Anant spent two years in London, UK, working at Lend Lease and Long Tall Sally, a privately-owned fashion retail house. Prior to London, Anant held Managerial roles at Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young, working in the Transaction Advisory and Mergers & Acquisitions divisions, respectively.

Anant holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University in Sydney and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Steven Bishop

Steven Bishop

Director - Melbourne

E: steven.bishop@mainsheet.com.au

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Steve has been involved in management and valuation consulting for over 25 years.His primary interest and consulting focus is around assisting firms create value.ツ ツ

His assignments have included development of corporate and business unit strategic and implementation plans, business valuations, capital expenditure appraisal and approval systems, cost of capital estimation and merger and acquisition advice.In addition, he has conducted numerous business valuations for infrastructure assets for funds managers and super funds, for taxation purposes (for the ATO and corporates) as an expert witness for court cases and for Independent Expert Reports.Steve has also been involved in the regulatory price setting process for Utilities since the process began in the late 1990s.

Steve’s experience in consulting since 1988 covers a range of industries, including Aquaculture, Chemical, Defence, Electricity (Distribution, Retail and Transmission), Financial Services (Banking and Insurance), Food Processing, Gas, Golf, Health, Minerals, Paper Manufacture, Postal Services, Property, Rail, Retailing, Shipping and Transportation, Telecommunications, Water and Wastewater.

Steve co-founded a business specialising in business valuations (Value Adviser Associates), has been a partner in Mainsheet Corporate and LEK Consulting.Prior to these positions he was a Senior Manager for Marakon Associates (an international value based management consulting firm) and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

In addition Steve has strong academic experience from his 13 years as a full time Corporate Finance academic and a continuing role in teaching in the Macquarie Masters of Corporate Finance program.

Steve holds a PhD from AGSM, UNSW, a M Com (Hons) from UNSW, a B Ec from Monash University and is a FCPA.

James Mecca

James Mecca

Head of Energy and Decarbonisation - Perth

E: james.mecca@mainsheet.com.au

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A driven commercial leader with a strategic focus who is committed to safety, sustainability and value creation. He takes a streamlined approach through the most complicated matters to identify key value drivers and facilitate optimal decisions.

James has extensive experience in energy and emissions, having previously managed multi-billion-dollar PPA窶冱, GSA窶冱 and hydrocarbon contracts. He is passionate about NPV positive strategies to reduce emissions and working with executive teams to set the most appropriate emissions and energy strategies.

James leverages on his 10+ years across bulk commodities and precious metals working in a range of corporate and site-based roles. He has developed capital evaluation programs, implemented a large range of cost reductions activities and assisted businesses to transform their operating philosophy through leveraging new technologies.

James Forbes

James Forbes

Associate Director - Perth

E: james.forbes@mainsheet.com.au

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James has an extensive experience as an Executive, spanning all areas of business. Prior to joining Mainsheet, James held numerous senior leadership roles at RAC WA including running its Group Strategy & Business Development function and its Motoring & Roadside Business. He has also held national and international roles with several financial services institutions.
James窶 experience spans a diverse range of industries and functions including strategy, business development, corporate (eg PMO, change management, shared services); large scale operations (white and blue collar, logistics, back office and call centres), product development, marketing and risk management. He has been involved in two start-ups, numerous acquisitions and business integrations, and undertaken major change and business turnaround / improvement initiatives.

John Grosser

John Grosser

Associate Director - Perth

E: john.grosser@mainsheet.com.au

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John is a Business Transformation Leader with over 25 years窶 experience sustaining and improving business performance.

Operating in industries such as Automotive Manufacturing, Composites & Engineering – Oil & Gas, Accommodation & Towns Management – Mining, Open Pit Mining 窶 Gold & Iron Ore, Underground Diamond Drilling, Mining Technology Solutions 窶 Caterpillar and Management Consulting.

John has a strong background and experience in supporting small, medium, large diverse workforces working closely with Directors, Investors, C-Suite Executives, Employees and Contractors.

Doug James

Doug James

Associate Director - Perth

E: doug.james@mainsheet.com.au

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Doug has over 17 years of consulting and management experience spanning corporate, business and customer strategy development, digital and business transformation, customer experience and business process design, portfolio, program and project management.

Doug has supported many iconic WA organisations from both the private and not-for-profit sectors, across financial services, health services, disability services, aged care, utilities, retailing, fundraising, transport and emergency services.

Previously, Doug was a Digital Transformation Delivery Lead at P&N Bank and also spent 15 years with Bankwest where, as an Executive Manager, he led a range of strategy and transformation programs.

Doug窶冱 recent consulting engagements include corporate strategy development for a Health Services organisation, strategic planning facilitation for an aged care provider, operating model and process improvement projects at a leading utility, establishment of a Transformation Program, Lean-PMO and agile ways of working at a large disability services organisation.

Natalie Reilly

Natalie Reilly

Manager - Perth

E: natalie.reilly@mainsheet.com.au

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Natalie has extensive experience that includes corporate and operational strategy development and change management. Her recent experience includes carrying out Sustainability and ESG Reporting benchmarking as well as providing project management and support for a disability provider for a large transformation project. Prior to this she managed a project for a large provider of aged care and related services to support activities relating to their COVID-19 response and leading the change management for a large multi-sourcing project for an electricity utility. Natalie also successfully designed and supported the strategy development and implementation of the change management for a large transformation project at the Lions Eye Institute.

Natalie’s industry and corporate experience has predominantly been in insurance and the water industry. Her water industry experience has been with a large multi-functional organisation and she has provided an internal strategic and business planning consultancy role across the organisation, as well as working with industry partners. Her focus has been on the sustainability of water planning, design and project management as well as corporate support functions such as finance, human resources, procurement, risk and compliance.

Edoardo Argento

Edoardo Argento

Manager - Perth

E: edoardo.argento@mainsheet.com.au

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Edoardo graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics Degree) in 2016 and has worked at Mainsheet Capital since graduation.

Edoardo has completed a number of consulting projects across industries such as Aged and Disability Care, Mining Services, Utilities as well as assisted an ASX-listed company through a merger integration process.ツHe has worked on transactions and M&A strategies in the Agriculture, Mining Services and Aged & Disability Care industries, as well as a Blockchain technology company.

Edoardo recently joined the Board of Rebound WA, a charitable association that assists Western Australian窶冱 living with a physical disability.

Rachel Standing

Rachel Standing

Manager - Perth

E: rachel.standing@mainsheet.com.au

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Rachel has experience in health care and strategy. Prior to joining Mainsheet, Rachel worked in the strategy team at St John of God Health Care. She also held customer strategy and associate roles at Bankwest and McKinsey & Co prior to that.
Rachel has been involved in several strategy review processes, most notably, refreshing St John of God Health Care窶冱 corporate strategy during the global COVID pandemic.
During her time at McKinsey, Rachel worked across a range of industries including mining, public sector, healthcare, telecommunications, and retail and a broad range of functions including research, organisational design, corporate strategy and finance, and capital projects and infrastructure.
Rachel has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in cancer genetics and bioinformatics and a Bachelor of Health Science and a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA.

Peter Christie

Peter Christie

Manager - Perth

E: peter.christie@mainsheet.com.au

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Peter has over 4 years of experience in management consulting, working primarily in Mining and Oil & Gas, with additional experience in Healthcare and Defence.

Peter has worked with large multinational mining and oil & gas companies across finance & accounting, planning, budgeting & forecasting, technology, supply chain & procurement and post-merger integration.

Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Peter worked with Accenture where he worked on a range of engagements in management consulting, principally in digital finance and continuous improvement.

Peter is a graduate of the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance, Investment Finance), and is admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Western Australia (RP).

Thomas Pak

Thomas Pak

Senior Associate - Sydney

E: thomas.pak@mainsheet.com.au

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Prior to entering into the corporate advisory field, Thomas gained his professional experience over a combined five years in accounting and equity research, while obtaining his Master of Applied Finance degree with a specialisation in corporate finance.

Thomas is a very experienced research and advisory consultant who has lead large-scale research efforts and who has made primary contributions to published research reports in the following sectors:

  • Waste Management
  • Mining Services
  • Fashion Retail
  • Furniture Retail
  • LEDs
  • Geospatial Services
  • Packaging

Additionally, during his time as an accountant he gain considerable experience in the FMCG sector and dealt with a number of the larger companies in that sectors. Thomas also has experience in conducting financial due diligence in the ports and property sectors.

At Mainsheet Thomas has worked on these projects:

  • Assessment of the long term trade prospects through the Port of Townsville in support of a potential acquisition in the logistics sector
  • Research and selection of potential acquisition targets in the mobile mechanic and vehicle inspections market
  • Assessment of market size and growth of several construction and maintenance sectors in support of the strategic planning of a major mining services provider
Hazel Dutton

Hazel Dutton

Senior Associate - Perth

E: hazel.dutton@mainsheet.com.au

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Hazel holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Finance & Psychology) from the University of Western Australia.
During her undergraduate degree, she worked for Mainsheet on several projects, most notably, researching and assessing the value creation of M&A transactions, which she continues to complete as part of Mainsheets’ ongoing report series.
Hazel has experience working with a large array of clients, from federal government agencies to not-for-profit organisations; developing skills in strategy, organisational reviews, process optimisations and culture development.
Recently, she has supported both a government-trading entity and a not-for-profit organisation undergo a transformation program, which included new ways of working, a refreshed culture program and a corporate restructure.

Neel Rensburg

Neel Rensburg

Senior Associate - Perth

E: neel.rensburg@mainsheet.com.au

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Neel completed his Bachelor of Science (Actuarial Science) in 2018 and recently completed his Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance.
Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Neel worked as an Underwriting Assistant at a large Insurance Company.
Neel has a passion for financial, mathematical, and statistical modelling and problem solving.
Since starting with Mainsheet, Neel has been involved in a risk project for a mining company, analysing risks and implementing a risk framework.

Bec Lyons

Bec Lyons

Senior Associate - Perth

E: bec.lyons@mainsheet.com.au

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Bec has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Marketing and Communication & Media Studies) from the University of Western Australia.

Since joining Mainsheet, Bec has completed consulting projects within government, not-for-profit and private sectors, across disability services, veterinary services, aged care, utilities and financial services.

Projects delivered have included operational improvement, organisational design, change management, competitor analysis, strategy reviews, strategic planning and strategy development.

Prior to joining Mainsheet, Bec worked in the Financial Services industry and Property Management industry. Her experience includes supporting a variety of business operations in particular people & culture, business improvement, marketing and project management.

Marcus Graham

Marcus Graham

Associate - Perth

E: marcus.graham@mainsheet.com.au

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Marcus has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Economics and Finance) from the University of Melbourne.
Marcus has developed a passion for delivering tailored strategic advice for both buy and sell side clients.
Since joining Mainsheet, Marcus has worked on multiple projects within the disability sector including a market scan and a project scoping piece.

Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Associate - Perth

E: seb.evans@mainsheet.com.au

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Seb completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Biomedical Science) in 2020 and is currently completing a Master of Applied Finance at University of Western Australia.
Since joining Mainsheet, Seb has worked on numerous sell-side transactions in various industries including Mining, Technology, and Consumer Services.

Bridget Knox

Bridget Knox

Analyst

E: bridget.knox@mainsheet.com.au

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Bridget has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Business Law and International Relations) from Curtin University and is currently completing a Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Murdoch University.

Since joining Mainsheet, Bridget has supported the Energy and Decarbonisation Team on various projects.

Prior to joining Mainsheet,ツ Bridget worked in the Mining Industry at Roy Hill. Her experience includes supporting the Commercial, Energy and Procurement Teams on commercial matters.

Rawad Haidar

Rawad Haidar

Associate - Sydney

E: rawad.haidar@mainsheet.com.au

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Rawad has over 5 years experience in financial services across various roles.
Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital, Rawad worked in wealth advisory assisting sophisticated investors with managing equity portfolios. Rawad also has corporate finance experience, having worked on the capital raisings of private as well as ASX-listed companies.
Before that, Rawad worked at a couple of boutique investment firms as an equity research analyst. His focus was small to mid-cap ASX listed companies, with his industry coverage spanning consumer staples, financials, and emerging technologies.
Rawad has a Bachelors degree majoring in Economics as well as a Master of Finance from the University of Technology Sydney.

James Marassa, CFA

James Marassa, CFA

Associate - Sydney

E: james.marassa@mainsheet.com.au

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James has over 4 years of experience across financial services, asset management and corporate advisory. Prior to joining Mainsheet Capital in 2022, James held roles at Platinum Asset Management and RSM Australia.
He has worked closely with senior advisors and fund portfolio managers, built three-statement financial models to assess company valuations and has broad experience across funds management operations.
James graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2017. He became a CFA Charterholder in 2021, having passed all three levels in consecutive years, and is a member of CFA Society Sydney.

Louise Gibson

Louise Gibson

Associate Consultant - Perth

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Louise has over 17 years business experience as a strategic Human Resources professional, senior leader and executive coach.

Her experience spans strategic business planning, partnering and coaching; leadership and culture development; and organisational transformation and program management.