Meet the Team

Our team is made up of people from diverse backgrounds with broad-ranging experience. This mix helps us tackle the wide-ranging complexities that our portfolio companies navigate every day as they grow.

Our team is our most valuable asset. Advent’s senior team has over 100 years of combined private equity investment experience with demonstrated success investing in our four key industries. They are supported by a talented and dynamic team of investment professionals and support staff.

Our Team

Annabelle Simkiss

Investment Manager

Annabelle Simkiss

Brad Lynch

Partner

Brad Lynch

Christine West

Financial Controller

Christine West

Hesh Dantanarayana

Associate Director

Hesh Dantanarayana

Isabella Blakiston

Senior Investment Manager

Isabella Blakiston

Jo Calleja

Office Manager

Jo Calleja

Mark Jago

Partner

Mark Jago

Michael Frawley

Associate Director

Michael Frawley

Rob Hooke

Partner

Rob Hooke

Robert Radcliffe-Smith

Managing Partner

Robert Radcliffe-Smith

Symon Vegter

Partner

Symon Vegter

William Walshe

CFO

William Walshe

Zac Zhou

Analyst

Zac Zhou

Community-minded

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We encourage our portfolio companies to give back to their local communities through fundraising activities, charity initiatives and ensuring we’re all acting as good corporate citizens.

Advent Partners is also a very keen supporter of children’s charity, Very Special Kids.

Established in 1985, Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a hospice and professional support services free-of-charge to families.

Helping more than 900 families across Victoria, Very Special Kids provides free support services including counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities, trained family volunteers and specialist care at Very Special Kids Hospice.

Very Special Kids Hospice is the only children’s hospice in Victoria and families are offered access to planned and emergency respite, as well as end-of-life care. The hospice provides 24-hour medical and nursing care in a warm and welcoming environment.

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