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.

Andy Cheung  
Investment Analyst
Andy Cheung   Investment Analyst

Andy joined Quadrant Private Equity in July 2021, having previously spent three years at Macquarie Capital working across the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Investment Banking group and the Principal Finance group, investing across the capital structure from private equity to mezzanine debt opportunities. At Macquarie, Andy worked on a number of M&A and financing transactions, predominantly with technology and private equity clients. Andy also previously worked at Canva as a Strategy Associate.

Mark Chudek  
Investment Director
Mark Chudek   Investment Director

Mark joined Quadrant Private Equity in 2021. Prior to this, Mark was an Executive Director at Affinity Equity Partners based in Sydney where he spent 9 years originating and managing investments across Australia/NZ and Asia primarily in the software and technology, FMCG and healthcare sectors. Mark began his career at Credit Suisse in Sydney in 2010 in the Investment Banking Division, focussing on M&A transactions in private equity and technology, media & technology (TMT).

Christopher Coates  
Partner
Christopher Coates   BCom, LLB Partner

Chris joined Quadrant Private Equity in 2017. Prior to this Chris was a Vice President at Bain Capital Credit, investing across the capital structure particularly in distressed and mezzanine debt opportunities. Chris spent over 3 years with Bain Capital Credit and prior to this worked for private equity fund Archer Capital. Chris began his career with Morgan Stanley and Macquarie Capital in the Investment Banking divisions, focussing on M&A transactions in private equity, industrials and infrastructure. Chris is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Probe CX, My Muscle Chef, TSA Management, Enrich Health Group, and Journey Beyond.

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, Journey Beyond, Fitzpatricks Wealth, QSCAN and Enrich Health Group.

Alex Eady  
Managing Partner
Alex Eady   BCom, CA Managing Partner

Alex joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2008. Prior to this Alex worked for several years at boutique advisory firm Oaktower Partnership and within the Ernst & Young Mergers & Acquisitions and Audit Divisions. Alex is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Superior Food Group, APM International, Fitzpatricks Wealth and MotorOne. Alex was formerly a Director of exited Quadrant investee companies Burson Auto Parts, Canberra Data Centres and ZIP Industries.

Peter Elkhouri  
Investment Director
Peter Elkhouri   BCom (Actuarial) Investment Director

Peter joined Quadrant Private Equity in September 2019. Prior to this, he was an Investment Manager at Crescent Capital Partners, investing in private equity in the mid-market space with a heavy focus on growth capital in healthcare, education and building products. Peter began his career with L.E.K. Consulting where he worked on a number of private equity transactions, and strategic and transformational projects for blue-chip clients. Peter is a Director of Quadrant investee company ARQ Group.

Andrew Gale  
Investment Director
Andrew Gale   BCom, LLB Investment Director

Andrew joined Quadrant Private Equity in March 2016. Andrew has managed 8 investee companies across 3 Quadrant funds, and completed over 30 follow-on acquisitions across these companies. Andrew is a director of Quadrant investee company Probe Group and a former director of Qscan. Prior to Quadrant Andrew worked in Investment Banking at UBS Australia, and was involved in over $20bn of public and private M&A and equity and debt raisings.

Victor Ha  
Investment Director
Victor Ha   BCom, CPA Investment Director

Victor joined Quadrant Private Equity in 2014 and has been involved in the acquisition, portfolio management and divestment of a range of current and former Quadrant investee companies. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Quadrant investee companies Amart Furniture, BBQs Galore, Rockpool Dining Group, RiteBite Group, The Education and Entertainment Group, Fitness and Lifestyle Group, Total Drain Group and Fullerton Health Australia. Prior to joining Quadrant, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley.

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 nine 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 A-Mart/Barbeques Galore, The Entertainment and Education Group, Superior Food Group, Rockpool Dining Group, Fitness and Lifestyle Group, RiteBite Group and APM International.

Louise Haslehurst  
Investment Director
Louise Haslehurst   Investment Director

Louise joined Quadrant Private Equity in November 2019. Prior to this, she was an Executive Director at Gresham Corporate Advisory Partners, having advised on numerous transactions across the consumer, industrials, healthcare and financial services sectors. Louise started her career at EY within the Transaction Advisory Services team, following the completion of the University of NSW’s co-operative scholarship program. Louise is a Director of Quadrant investee company Quad Lock.

Michael Hruby  
Investment Director
Michael Hruby   Investment Director

Michael joined Quadrant in 2018 with nine years investing experience across private equity (Catalyst Investment Managers; 2009-14) and core-plus infrastructure (Morrison & Co; 2014-18). At Morrison & Co, Michael was a senior member of the investment team and played a lead role in the acquisition of Canberra Data Centres for $1,100m and the fully funded final bid to acquire Crown Castle Australia. Michael commenced his career at Credit Suisse in 2008 in the investment banking division. Michael is a Director of Quadrant investee companies Junior Adventures Group and MotorOne.

Alice Joe  
Investment Analyst
Alice Joe   Investment Analyst

Alice joined Quadrant Private Equity in November 2020, having previously spent over three years in the QIC Global Infrastructure investing team. At QIC, Alice worked on a range of core and core plus infrastructure transactions and was responsible for the asset management of two portfolio companies. Prior to this, Alice was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was involved in a range of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions.

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

Emily joined Quadrant Private Equity in 2010. Emily is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary. Prior to joining Quadrant, Emily spent 10 years with PwC; five years in London followed by five years in Sydney. At PwC, Emily was a Senior Manager in the Financial Assurance division focused on Financial Services clients. During her time at PwC, Emily also operated across the Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications sectors.

Youngsoo Kim  
Investment Manager
Youngsoo Kim   BCom, MBA Investment Manager

Youngsoo joined Quadrant Private Equity in May 2019. Prior to this, he was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Investment Banking group. Based in San Francisco, he worked on a number of M&A and financing transactions advising technology and private equity clients. Youngsoo started his career at Telstra, where he was a Manager in the Global Strategy and M&A team. Youngsoo is a Director of Quadrant investee company Adore Beauty.

Chanel Lazarevska  
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Chanel Lazarevska   Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Chanel joined Quadrant Private Equity in August 2020. Chanel has over 9 years’ experience in the administration field. Previously working in Funds Management for several years as an Executive Assistant, Event Coordinator and Office Administrator. Chanel has experience in numerous fields such as Healthcare, Insurance and Freight Forwarding industries.

Ryan Nolan  
Investment Analyst
Ryan Nolan   Investment Analyst

Ryan joined Quadrant Private Equity in August 2020 after spending three years in UBS Australia’s Investment Banking Division. Whilst at UBS, Ryan was involved in a number of M&A and financing transactions advising industrial, consumer, services and technology clients.

Jonathon Pearce  
Managing Partner
Jonathon Pearce   BCom, CA Managing 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 The Entertainment and Education Group, Rockpool Dining Group, Fitness and Lifestyle Group, Peter Warren Group and RiteBite Group.

Simon Pither  
Partner
Simon Pither   BA(Hons), MBA Partner

Simon joined Quadrant Private Equity in May 2008 from Melbourne-based mid-market private equity fund, Advent Private Capital. Prior to this Simon worked for Credit Agricole Indosuez Private Equity in London, investing in mid-market private equity and mezzanine opportunities. Simon is a Chairman of Quadrant investee companies ARQ Group and Director of Journey Beyond, GraysOnline, Love To Dream, Modibodi and Adore Beauty.

Taseen Rahman  
Investment Manager
Taseen Rahman   Investment Manager

Taseen joined Quadrant Private Equity in June 2019, having previously spent three years in the Investment Banking Division of UBS Australia. At UBS, Taseen was involved in a number of M&A and financing transactions advising industrial, technology and telecommunication clients. Prior to joining UBS, Taseen worked at JP Morgan and Rothschild in Investment Banking.

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.

Dittman Shum  
Financial Controller
Dittman Shum   BCom, BEng(Hons), CA Financial Controller

Dittman joined Quadrant Private Equity in April 2017. He was previously a Client Manager at Deloitte, where he spent 8 years providing assurance and advisory services for funds management clients such as Lazard and BlackRock. He also completed a two-year secondment in New York working on the audit of a private equity client, Blackstone. Dittman also focused on integrating technology-driven solutions such as data analytics and automation into the audit practice.

Hannah Stretton  
Senior Executive Assistant
Hannah Stretton   Senior Executive Assistant

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.

Alexandra Wong  
Financial Reporting Manager
Alexandra Wong   (BBus, CA) Financial Reporting Manager

Alexandra joined Quadrant Private Equity in May 2018 having spent six years in professional services firms. Prior to joining Quadrant, Alex was a Senior Analyst at Deloitte Private where she worked in the Family Enterprise Advisory division to deliver a fully integrated service to small and medium sized businesses and the families that own them. Prior to working at Deloitte, Alex began her career with BDO in the Business Services area.