Jameson Capital has announced the appointment of senior finance and private equity specialist Philippa Davies as its first COO.
Ms Davies has 16 years of experience in the industry and most recently worked as chief of staff at London-based private equity firm, Terra Firma, where she was involved in running the firm’s day-to-day operations while working closely with senior management on the ongoing strategic and operational changes within its portfolio businesses.
She previously held multiple positions at KPMG Australia and the UK over 14 years, including a leadership role in KPMG London’s deal strategy and value creation team, in the private equity transactions team in London and as an audit manager in Melbourne.
“We are excited to welcome Philippa to the firm as our first chief operating officer. Her experience in private equity and senior finance across Australia and the UK will be invaluable,” said Jameson Capital co-founder and director Jonathan Webster.
As COO, Jameson Capital said that Ms Davies would oversee the finance function, including compliance management and investor reporting, and will assist its founding directors Nick Browne and Jonathan Webster in spearheading the next stage of the firm’s growth.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Davies said she was thrilled to be joining Jameson Capital as it embarks on its next stage of growth.
“The firm has a global mindset and long-term view on investments which I find very attractive. I was also drawn to their strong international network and experience, and local knowledge to create unique investment opportunities,” she said.
“It’s an exciting time to be relocating back to Australia and joining the firm. There are plenty of opportunities in the Australian market and we also have a strong pipeline of deals. I’m looking forward to working with the team and drawing on my expertise.”
Jameson Capital also recently announced the promotion of senior analyst Myles Hornbuckle to the role of investment management director.
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