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Experienced business owner and manager, company director, private equity investor and philanthropist. Highly skilled in strategy development and execution, finance, engineering and marketing, acquired through 40+ years of corporate leadership, including in manufacturing, winemaking and family-owned business. Keen interest and experience in science, innovation, conservation and sustainability, through personal investments and board-level involvement with for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.
- Agriculture, forestry, fishing and rural-
- Wholesale trade-
- Financial and insurance services-
State: New South Wales
- Central and North Sydney-
Locations by request:
- South & South West Sydney-
- West Sydney and Blue Mountains-
- (I am happy to drive up to 30 minutes from the CBD.)
Mentoring available by:
- In Person, Face to Face in (New South Wales) or by Phone and online
Current business roles including managing the family office and serving as director and trusted adviser to a number of venture capital investments. Existing not-for profit directorships include James N Kirby Foundation, Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation and University of Sydney Physics Foundation
Kirby Capital Pty Ltd 2016 - present
Personal family office with portfolio of listed and unlisted securities, private equity and venture capital investments.
Role | Executive Director and Investment Manager
Hungerford Hill Wines Pty Ltd 2002 - 2016
Prestige vineyard, wine making and marketing business based in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Role: Owner, Chief Executive Officer
James N Kirby Group 1972 - 2004
Leading Australian automotive, refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturing and property conglomerate, founded by my grandfather in 1924. Roles | Graduate Trainee through to Executive Director with primary responsibility for strategic planning and M&A