Robert is a corporate adviser and company director with more than 30 years of investment banking experience. He established TC Corporate and Taylor Collison’s Sydney office in 1997.
Robert has provided corporate and financial advice to numerous public companies. He is highly experienced in takeovers and mergers, acquisitions and divestments, financial analysis, valuation and corporate strategy. He also has extensive experience in equity capital markets and related issues such as underwriting, risk management and investor relations. Robert specialises in the areas of capital management and corporate governance.
Robert is presently a non-executive director of:
* Magellan Financial Group – Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. Magellan is Australia’s leading global funds management company. Magellan is an ASX top 100 company and has funds under management in excess of $79 billion.
* ARB Corporation – Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. ARB Corporation is an ASX top 200 company.
* FFI Holdings – FFI is a WA based food and property company.
Previously Robert has held non-executive directorships with Concept Hire ($104 million recommended takeover by Cape plc), Crane Group (Chairman of the Audit Committee prior to the $740 million recommended takeover by Fletcher Building), Gowing Bros (Chairman of the Remuneration Committee), HFA Holdings and Symex Holdings.
Companies for whom Robert has acted in successful takeover transactions include Alphawest, ASF Group, CCI Holdings, Concept Hire, Drillsearch, Espreon, ESSA Australia, Eumundi Group, Fitzroy River Corporation, Gropep, Guiness Peat Group, HQ Mining, Howard Financial Holdings, ITG, Jetset Travelworld, Keybridge Capital, London City Equities, Marathon Resources, Noni B, Pirelli Cables Australia, Plan B Group Holdings and Tranzact Financial Services.
Robert commenced his career with a major merchant bank (Wardley James Capel) and became a Director of corporate advisory boutique (Beerworth & Partners).
Robert has a bachelor of Economics degree (majoring in Economics and Accounting) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Sydney. He is also qualified as licensed business broker and as a licensed real estate agent.