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David Wallace
Joint Managing Director

David Wallace – Joint Managing Director

David Wallace has a background in asset management, investment banking, equities research and corporate treasury, with 30 years of experience working in the capital markets in New Zealand. He has had corporate treasury roles for Winstone Limited, NZ Steel, and Clear Communications and worked for JP Morgan (formerly Ord Minnett). Throughout his career, he has overseen a broad range of transactions including IPO’s, debt raisings, MBO’s, mergers, acquisitions and divestments and has been a rated equities analyst for the telco and IT sectors.
David currently chairs Eurotech Design and the advisory boards of Pinnacle Rigging and AE Tilley.
He is also the chair of Snow Sports New Zealand.

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Leon Grandy
Joint Managing Director

Leon Grandy – Joint Managing Director

Leon Grandy has a background in structured finance, corporate banking and executive management, having spent over 25 years working for major financial institutions such as ABN AMRO, AXA, HSBC and Westpac. During his time at Armillary, Leon has trained thousands of people globally in relation to a range of financial, risk and management topics.
Leon is currently Chair of the boards of the Keith Andrews Trucks group and the Switched On Property Group.
He is also a Trustee of the Scout Youth Foundation and a Fellow of the Finance Insurance and Securities Institute of Australasia.

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Nigel Foster
Armillary Management

Nigel Foster – Armillary Management

Nigel has had more than 20 years’ experience specialising in business improvement and turnaround management, including 5 years as CEO of McCallum Petterson and leading its business improvement and turnaround division.  Nigel provides governance and management support for businesses needing hands-on help to undertake change, frequently in circumstances of business distress, and in migrating businesses towards a more robust approach to governance.  His experience spans a wide range of business sectors. Prior to his role at McCallum Petterson Nigel was a shareholder/director of a large Wellington-based IT services company.  Nigel holds the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Administration and Master of Business Administration from Victoria University of Wellington.

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Martin Gray
Executive Director

Martin Gray – Executive Director

Martin Gray has over 20 years of corporate finance experience in Asia, New Zealand and Europe. He has advised on over 100 transactions with a total value exceeding US$1bn. Martin’s key areas of expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, business disposals, finance raisings, project finance, independent expert reports, valuations, and due diligence, with substantial listed and private company lead advisory experience.
Prior to joining Armillary Private Capital, Martin was head of M&A for EY in New Zealand. Martin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma in Business (Finance) from the University of Auckland. He also holds the ACA qualification and a Certificate of Public Practice from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Martin is currently a Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Airwork Holdings, a director of Spectrum Consulting, a member of the Setek Therapeutics Advisory Board, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and Chair of the College Board of Wanganui Collegiate School. Martin is also a member of the Advisory Board of Visual Group.

Geoff Davis
Executive Director

Geoff Davis – Executive Director

Geoff Davis has over 20 years of experience in finance and investment markets with a particular emphasis on corporate finance, equity capital markets and all aspects of M&A.
Prior to joining Armillary Private Capital Geoff has worked at TeamTalk, Active Equities, Brierley Investments and National Mutual / AXA Funds Management. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland and is an ACA member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Phil Jones
Executive, Business Broking

Phil Jones – Executive, Business Broking

Phil Jones has joined our business broking team having recently been a professional cricket umpire for 15 yrears. He umpired in New Zealand and overseas at provincial and international level. Prior to his involvement in cricket, Phil was for several years a successful business broker with Clyth MacLeod Business Sales based in Auckland.

Peter Bosworth
Associate

Peter Bosworth – Associate

Peter Bosworth has had executive roles in the commercial, corporate and agribusiness markets having spent 15 years working in the banking and finance sector for Westpac and SCF. For the last eight years and prior to joining Armillary Private Capital he has been advising clients across a number of sectors on strategic initiatives, debt and equity raising, mergers and acquisitions, new growth developments and governance.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Agricultural) from Lincoln University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Canterbury University.
Peter is currently a director and Trustee of Hohepa Services Limited and Hohepa Homes Trust Board and sits on and chairs a number of advisory boards for private companies.

Dene Biddlecombe
Associate

Dene Biddlecombe – Associate

Dene Biddlecombe has extensive experience in governance and senior management roles in the public and private sectors. He is currently Chairman of NZAX listed Lateral Corporation and holds governance roles at numerous other entities.
Prior to joining Armillary Private Capital Dean was the CEO of NZAX listed Pulse Utilities New Zealand Ltd and NZX-listed Horizon Energy Distribution Ltd and formerly CFO for NIWA, with responsibility for their research and commercial activities in the United States. Dene has a Master of Business Administration from Otago University in Marketing and Corporate Strategy and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) and a member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Dean Prebble
Associate

Dean Prebble – Associate

Dean Prebble has over 20 years’ experience in early stage investment, financial training, business coaching, international trade and management consulting. He has led a number of technology commercialisation assignments from initial intellectual property assessments through to negotiations with offshore licensees. Dean’s particular focus is on investment readiness for early stage companies.
Prior to joining Armillary Private Capital Dean was New Zealand Trade Commissioner, based in Taiwan. His earlier career includes senior positions with CS First Boston, The University of Auckland, Ernst & Young and EverEdgeIP. Dean holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Otago and a Master of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

Charles Pearce
Analyst

Charles Pearce – Analyst

Charles joined Armillary Private Capital in March 2017 as an analyst providing support to the senior members of the team. Charles holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from Lincoln University. He is currently studying for his CA qualification.

James Parker
Analyst

James Parker – Analyst

James joined Armillary Private Capital in February 2018 as an analyst and provides support to senior members of the team. He holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master’s in Finance from the University of Technology Sydney.

Joshua Schreiber
Analyst

Joshua Schreiber – Analyst

Joshua joined Armillary Private Capital in April 2018 as an analyst providing support to the senior members of the Wellington team. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to Armillary, Joshua worked for a global fintech service.

Rupert Curlett
Analyst

Rupert Curlett – Analyst

Rupert joined Armillary Private Capital in April 2018 as an analyst, providing support to senior members of the team. Rupert holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and a Masters in Management from the University of Canterbury.