Scott is an investment professional with 20 yrs years
experience in finance and company management. In 1994
he formed MacDonald Asset Consulting Pty Ltd, an institutional
focused investment consulting group having spent 10
years working in the ‘City’ for major institutions.
In 2002 he formed Van MacDonald Global Partners Pty
Ltd – ‘VanMac’ Group to create a global
hedge fund consulting firm, which is the Australasian
agent for Greenwich Alternative Investments LLC.USA.
In 2004 he formed a private equity consulting firm MacDonald
Private Equity Pty Ltd that has interests in a number
of private ventures and provides services for unlisted
Scott's professional experience was gained as a regional
head of Investment Services for Macquarie Investment
Management Ltd (Macquarie Bank Ltd); as an Institutional
Fund Manager for HSBC, Australia and as a Director of
Wilshire Global Partners Pty Ltd, the original Australian
operation of Wilshire Associates. In addition Scott
has consulted to many local and international groups
on a wide range of assignments.
He has a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance)
from Monash University, a Master of Commerce (Economics)
from the University of NSW and a Master of Arts (International
Relations) from the University of NSW. He is a founding
member (since 1993) of the CFA Institute Sydney, a Chapter
of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analysts) Institute,
USA. He is also a Member of the Investment Management
Consultants Association, ‘IMCA’ USA, and has completed The Oxford Advanced Management Programme at Said Business School, Oxford University.
James has over 18 years of investment banking, business
development and technology experience achieved with
major international investment banks. Most recently,
since 1999 he has been a director of Pacific Fund Systems
Limited, a company which develops software for the hedge
From 1992 to 1998 he was with Investcorp Bank E.C.,
Bahrain, a leading investment bank specialising in global
investment opportunities where he was extensively involved
in management and compliance issues of the groups Hedge
Fund investment program. This program grew to manage
over USD$2bn of alternative investments. Mr Eldershaw
provides systems administration and business support
to ‘VanMac’. Mr Eldershaw has a Bachelor
of Economics degree from the University of Sydney.
Mark Ohlsson has been involved in business management
and the venture capital industry for 27 years. His particular
expertise is in assessing venture capital and business
proposals, all aspects of contractual negotiations together
with finance and management reporting requirements.
Mark’s experience spans a wide range of industries
and activities including mezzanine finance for private
US companies leading to NASDAQ listings, financial management
of feature films and theatrical productions, oil field
investment and production, the trucking industry, hotel
and golf course development and the travel industry.
Mark has a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from Macquarie
University and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a Registered