Management Team

The Management Team is comprised of the following:

Alexander (Sandy) Beard | Chief Executive Officer

Sandy Beard has the following professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Business Background

  • CEO and Director of ASX listed CVC Limited
  • Director of the Eildon Capital Limited
  • Director of other public companies over the past 10 years, and numerous private companies

Sandy has been with CVC Limited since 1991, initially as Group Financial Controller, and since 2000, as Chief Executive Officer.

Sandy has extensive experience with investee businesses, both in providing advice and in direct management roles, especially bringing management expertise to early-stage businesses. He has implemented management information systems, financial reporting systems, and internal operating and control procedures. He has also assisted businesses in value engineering product ranges and introducing market-oriented product lines.

Sandy has implemented significant company restructuring and recruited new management teams for growth businesses. His negotiation experience includes successes in private placement and in contractual arrangements involving banking facilities, distribution arrangements and processing agreements.

Elliott Kaplan

Elliot Kaplan
B. Acc CA

Elliott is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in senior financial and chief executive officer roles in both private and public listed companies.  His experience, from both an investor and investee perspective, spans a diverse range of industries and businesses in the manufacturing, environmental, distribution and services sectors.

Elliott has previously held non-executive director and chairman roles in a number of ASX listed companies and is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed Pro-Pac Packaging Limited.

John Hunter | Chief Financial Officer

John Hunter
Chief Financial Officer
B. Com. (ANU), M.B.A. (MGSM), CA

John is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of CVC Limited and the wider investment vehicles of the CVC Group. John joined CVC in 2006 and has overseen the development and management of a number of investment vehicles with his core responsibility being management of financial and statutory reporting and compliance.

John has extensive experience in ASX listed and unlisted public reporting and accounting for property, equity trusts, managed investment companies and schemes, due diligence and compliance.

Mark Avery | Investment Manager (Property)

Mark Avery
Investment Manager (Property)
BComm (Melb)

Mark began his professional career at Macquarie Group in 2002 where he was employed for five years in its property finance division as well as its residential development divisions. Mark then moved to a private Melbourne based developer before joining a subsidiary of Mirvac in the industrial property sector. Since commencing at CVC Limited in 2010, Mark has been responsible for the group’s real estate investment activities. In that period CVC has provided investment loans to property developers and investment groups while also participating in joint venture opportunities with well credentialed partners. Mark is RG146 compliant and holds bachelor degrees in Commerce and Planning & Design from the University of Melbourne.

Michael Bower |Financial and Investment Analyst

Michael Bower
Financial and Investment Analyst
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Dunelm), FCA CA

Michael Bower is a Financial and Investment Analyst for CVC Managers Pty Ltd.

Michael has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Durham and is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified in Australia and in England & Wales.  He has 25 years’ experience in various senior financial roles, including in listed and pre-IPO companies, and in roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.  He has been with CVC for 12 years including 4 years as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary.

Jonathon Feil | Investment Manager

Jonathon Feil
Investment Manager

Jonathon is an Investment Manager with a focus on the development of private businesses with a proven track record for achieving recapitalisation solutions and liquidity events for private and micro cap ASX listed companies.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce from USyd.

Andrew Harris |Investment Manager

Andrew Harris
Investment Manager
B. Com. CA

Andrew joined CVC in 1999 and re-joined the team again in 2013 after some time in other investment related roles.

Christian Jensen | Investment Manager

Christian Jensen
Investment Manager
B.Com (Uni of QLD); B. Law (Uni of QLD)

Christian is an investment professional with over 18 years’ experience. Christian commenced his career with Ernst & Young in the corporate restructuring area before joining CVC Limited in 2001. At CVC he specialised in venture capital and private equity investment, working primarily with small and medium sized expansion stage Australian companies. He performed similar roles at Macquarie Bank, and was a co-founder of a boutique global-equity fund manager before returning to CVC in 2014. Christian has significant experience across all aspects of company lifecycle and takes a partnering approach to managing investments in companies experiencing a dynamic, fast growth environment. He has substantial experience in corporate strategy and has assisted companies through mergers and acquisitions, divestments, capital raising and the initial public offering process. Christian has experience as a director of a number of private and public companies. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both commerce and law from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Jonathan Pearce | Investment Manager

Jonathan Pearce
Investment Manager

Jonathan has worked in the finance industry for 15 years and focused on primarily on corporate finance and advisory for small and mid-cap companies listed on the ASX.

Most recently, Jonathan was an Executive at Blue Ocean Equities in the Corporate Finance department for almost 3 years. Prior to this he was head of Equity Capital Markets at Canaccord Genuity and a Director of Corporate Finance at Patersons Securities prior to that.

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Finance from ANU and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from the Kaplan Institute.

Charles Williams | Investment Manager

Charles Williams
Investment Manager
PhD, MBiomedE, BE (UNSW)

Charles is an Investment Manager for CVC with extensive expertise in operational turnarounds and business strategy. He has experience in a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing, media, biomedical research and hospitality. Prior to joining CVC Charles held various roles as a Management Consultant and was the Strategy Manager for a large Australian mining services company.