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Key Staff

Our People

You can’t run a best-of-breed business if you don’t hire the best people, and at Challis Capital, that’s exactly what we do.

Our calibre of staff - cross-function - is industry leading. So no matter what the project specific needs you’re talking about, you can be sure that a conversation with us, is one worth having.

Bill Salouris - Advisory

Bill is a corporate finance veteran with more than 25 years of experience in assisting Institutional and Government clients in Asia-Pacific to raise capital to fund major corporate transactions as well as large-scale infrastructure projects.

Bill’s early career saw him based in South-East Asia where his focus was project and infrastructure finance. He also played key roles in driving significant foreign investment in to the region.

Upon his return to Australia, Bill successfully established a wholesale residential mortgage management company.

The last 15 years have seen Bill lead the structured property finance division of one of Australia’s leading commercial mortgage originators, which has arranged well over $10 billion dollars in funds to date.

Bill brings an exceptional wealth of experience, knowledge and guidance in corporate advisory and large-scale infrastructure and project finance which has proved invaluable to both the Challis corporate advisory team and the clients they serve.

Philip Lee - Structured Finance

Philip’s has had a varied career in financial markets that spans over 20 years. His experience includes working as an institutional equities dealer covering Singapore and Malaysian markets and as a convertible bond and IPO analyst covering the Taiwan and China markets.

His experience has broad exposure to the technology sector. He has also written extensively about the Asia Pacific capital markets.

Philip also has extensive experience in capital raising covering debt, hybrid and equity for SMEs. He also has significant property finance experience.

James McKay - Structured Finance & Advisory

James has over 20 years banking & finance experience including international experience in investment banking, stockbroking/ funds management and business consulting.

James has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Banking & Finance), and has extensive experience in capital raising & advising on multiple asset classes. He has experience managing complex negotiations and relationships to ensure that competing discipline drivers achieve beneficial outcomes and has a passion for investment and property.

James believes strongly in sharing values, purpose and success and has a passion for building strong genuine relationships.

Nina Quasebarth

Nina recently joined the Challis Capital team. After graduating with a BS in Business Marketing from San Francisco State University in 2010, Nina joined Keiretsu Forum, a global private equity group focusing on seed stage investment opportunities in the Bay Area.

Nina worked directly with investors who provided early stage capital to technology, healthcare/life sciences, consumer product ventures and real estate opportunities.

Nina brings 7 years of marketing expertise to the Challis Capital team and is passionate about brand, advocate marketing and communications.

Jagan G.V.S - Structured Finance

Jagan is a banking professional with extensive exposure to corporate finance and capital raising, gained over several years of service to institutional clients at UBS and other industry majors.

He brings vast experience in PPP structures with a specialist focus on corporate finance and value maximisation strategies for institutional clients.

He was directly responsible for several billion dollars of debt and hybrid capital solutions in diverse sectors like property, energy, transportation, social and commercial infrastructure.

Jagan holds a long term interest in renewable energy and sustainable solutions. He has degrees in Finance and Engineering.

Andrew Tucker - Stuctured Finance

Andrew Tucker is a specialist in debt and capital origination.

Previously, the Director of Deloitte’s Debt and Capital Origination arm in Australia, Andrew has negotiated equity participation for clients, evaluated investment opportunities fopr both listed and unlisted companies and conducted full risk mitigation and project assessment exercises on investment opportunities that have exceeded in value.

An ex equity and derivatives trader (Tricom), Andrew has sourced high net worth investors for commercial property projects whose scale has exceeded <$65> million (TBC). He has also raised pre and post IPO, seed capital for companies in multiple sectors, ensuring that the individual needs of investors and clients were both carefully understood and attended to.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from the University of New South Wales. He is also the founder of Bio Angels, an angel investment company that continues to operate even today.

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