OUR PEOPLE

At Quadrant we believe our human resources have made us one of the leading private equity firms. Our team is unmatched for the range of skills, wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience.

Chris Hadley  
Executive Chairman
Chris Hadley   BA(Hons), FSIA Executive Chairman

Chris is one of the longest serving executives in the Australian Private Equity industry and was one of the founding council members of AVCAL. Chris has led and managed the raising of all seven Quadrant funds, the first in 1996, and has been a member of the Investment Committee of all funds. Chris has led and managed a number of Quadrant investments and has been a director on many investee boards. Chris is a director of Quadrant investee companies Seniors Money International, CQMS Razer, A-Mart/Barbeques Galore, Zip Industries, Canberra Data Centres, Real Pet Food Company, Superior Food Group, Rockpool Dining Group, Fitness and Lifestyle Group and Home Care Holdings.

Marcus Darville  
Managing Partner
Marcus Darville   MA(Hons), MBA Managing Partner

Marcus joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2006. Marcus has over 20 years private equity experience starting in the UK with NatWest Ventures (now Bridgepoint). He joined AMP in 1994 as Joint Head of Private Equity where he completed several major buyouts including Tasman Building Products. Marcus is a member of the Quadrant Investment Committee and is a Director of Quadrant investees A-Mart/Barbeques Galore, Estia Health, ICON Cancer Care, Experience Australia and Home Care Holdings.

Justin Ryan  
Managing Partner
Justin Ryan   BEc, LLB, MBA Managing Partner

Justin joined Quadrant Private Equity in February 2011. Prior to this Justin was Chief Executive Officer of Alesco Corporation Limited, an ASX 200 diversified industrial company which he joined in 2004 (Alesco was taken over by Dulux Corporation Limited in 2011). Before joining Alesco, Justin was a Director of Catalyst Investment Managers which he joined in 1997. Justin was Chairman of AVCAL in 2003. Justin is a member of the QPE3 and QPE4 Investment Committees and a Director of Quadrant investee companies CQMS Razer, Canberra Data Centres, Real Pet Food Company, Rockpool Dining Group and MotorOne .

Alex Eady  
Partner
Alex Eady   BCom, CA Partner

Alex joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2008 having spent 3 years working in mergers & acquisitions with boutique advisory firm Oaktower Partnership and the Ernst & Young Mergers & Acquisitions division. During this time Alex was involved in a number of transactions advising private equity and mid-market corporate clients across a range of industries and prior to this spent 3 years in the Ernst & Young Audit division. Alex is a Director of Quadrant investee companies CQMS Razer, Zip Industries, Canberra Data Centres, Superior Food Group and MotorOne.

Jonathon Pearce  
Partner
Jonathon Pearce   BCom, CA Partner

Jonathon joined Quadrant Private Equity in January 2012. Prior to this Jonathon was an Investment Director of CVC Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Before joining CVC Capital Partners, Jonathon was a Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers, which he joined in January 2000, where he was responsible for advising on private equity and corporate mergers and acquisitions across Europe, the US and Asia. Jonathon is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Real Pet Food Company, Rockpool Dining Group, Fitness and Lifestyle Group and Home Care Holdings.

Simon Pither  
Investment Director
Simon Pither   BA(Hons), MBA Investment Director

Simon joined Quadrant Private Equity in May 2008 from Melbourne-based mid-market private equity fund, Advent Private Capital. Simon spent over 3 years with Advent and prior to this worked for Credit Agricole Indosuez Private Equity in London, investing in mid-market private equity and mezzanine opportunities. Simon began his career with Barclays Capital in fixed income research and trading, latterly working in the European High Yield Group. Simon is a Director of Quadrant investee company ICON Cancer Care and Experience Australia.

Victor Ha  
Investment Manager
Victor Ha   BCom, CPA Investment Manager

Victor joined Quadrant Private Equity in July 2014 having previously spent two and a half years in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley. At Morgan Stanley, Victor was involved in a number of transactions advising private equity and industrial clients. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley he spent time working at Telstra Wholesale, NSW Treasury and the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW.

Andrew Gale  
Investment Analyst
Andrew Gale   BCom, LLB Investment Analyst

Andrew joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2016. Prior to joining Quadrant, Andrew spent three years in the Investment Banking Division of UBS Australia. At UBS, Andrew was involved in a number of transactions advising private equity and industrial clients as a member of the Global Industrials and Leveraged Finance teams.

Andrew Gilman  
Finance Director and Company Secretary
Andrew Gilman   BCom, CA Finance Director and Company Secretary

Andrew has been in the Australian private equity industry for over 20 years having joined Chris Hadley at BLE Capital in 1992. Andrew worked with both Westpac Private Equity Pty Limited (1996-2005) and BLE Capital (1990-1995) in the role of Financial Controller and Company Secretary and prior to this had 11 years experience with chartered accountants Thompson Douglass & Co (now Grant Thornton).

Emily Kaveney  
Chief Financial Officer
Emily Kaveney   BA(Hons), CA Chief Financial Officer

Emily joined Quadrant Private Equity in August 2010 having spent 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers; five years in Sydney and prior to that five years in London. Emily was a Senior Manager in the Financial Assurance division with Macquarie Specialised Funds and BT Funds Management among her clients. She also has had exposure to the media, entertainment and telecommunications industries.

Derryn Ruolle  
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Derryn Ruolle   BCom, CA Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Derryn joined Quadrant Private Equity in August 2015. Prior to this Derryn operated as Associate Director and IBC Director China with Grant Thornton, having spent 9 years based in Australia and most recently 3 years in Hong Kong. Whilst based in Hong Kong Derryn operated across 17 Asia Pacific markets. With Grant Thornton Australia, Derryn looked after a portfolio of mid-market public/private clients, where he specialised in audit services and Initial Public Offerings. Derryn’s sector experience features private equity, financial services, manufacturing and food and beverage.

Hannah Stretton  
Office Manager
Hannah Stretton   Office Manager

Hannah joined Quadrant Private Equity in June 2016. Hannah previously worked within the promotional industry as Administration and Office Manager. She then went into working in the accounting industry (tax accounting) as a Personal Assistant.