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Count adds non-executive director to board

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By Jessica Penny
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The firm has welcomed a private equity specialist to its leadership.

Count has announced the appointment of Tim Martin to its board as a non-executive director, effective 8 June 2023.

An experienced investor and company director, Mr Martin previously spent 11 years as a partner at private equity investment firm Crescent Capital Partners and served as a director on the Australian Investment Council between 2014 and 2018.

Prior to this, he served as executive director of ANZ Private Equity, and spent 12 years at the consulting firm Bain & Company.

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In a statement on Thursday, Count confirmed that Mr Martin will also chair the acquisitions committee and be a member of both the technology and innovation committee and remuneration and nominations committee.

Ray Kellerman, Count chairman, welcomed the new non-executive director to the board, and commended his expertise in mergers and acquisitions.

“Tim’s deep experience in private equity and investments will be hugely valuable as Count enters the next phase of our growth strategy,” Mr Kellerman said.

“His proven leadership and experience in managing large-scale financial transactions will help drive our investments in quality businesses and increase our market share in the accounting and wealth sectors.”

Moreover, Count said that Mr Martin’s experience in healthcare and education will allow him to provide fresh ideas and complement the existing skills of the board.

“He has led numerous aggregations of healthcare practices and understands due diligence nuances that are key to executing M&A transactions,” the firm explained on Thursday.

Also speaking on his appointment, Mr Martin said he is excited about the direction in which the business was heading.

“In recent months, Count has successfully launched a new brand and value proposition and completed the acquisition of Affinia from TAL. I’m delighted to be joining at this pivotal time and contributing to the strong momentum of the company,” he concluded.

Mr Martin holds a bachelor of arts from Oxford University and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School.

Last month, Count announced that it had changed its name from CountPlus following 99.94 per cent of shareholder votes casting support for the move.

In raising the proposed new name, the firm reasoned that it would “align and capture the operations and value the company is creating now, and in the future”.

Count adds non-executive director to board

The firm has welcomed a private equity specialist to its leadership.

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