Our team

Our team

Paul Sanger

Managing Partner

Investment Banking Executive with over 30 years of experience focused on global capital markets. He is the former Managing Director and Head of Distribution and Corporate access (Asia) for Citi, where he managed and maintained a team of over 350 financial market professionals across 10 countries in public capital markets. Paul has a long background dealing with the senior management of listed and unlisted corporations on public market strategy and has extensive experience in the entire lifespan of a publicly listed entity, including IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, restructures and capital raises. He is a proven leader and business strategist with an intimate knowledge of financial markets and corporate governance issues.

Manny Anton

Senior Advisor

Manny has over 30 years’ experience in financial markets, banking and corporate advisory. He previously worked at UBS, Credit Suisse and RBC, covering equities and equity derivatives, both domestically and internationally, based in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. Manny has also worked with corporates in IR and development in the energy and resources sectors.

Di Brookman


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Di is a geologist & energy finance professional with over 30-years experience in energy markets, corporate advisory, finance & communications. Career experience spans oil & gas, EVs, battery materials, mining, renewables, asset management & financial services.

During a long career in energy finance she held senior executive equity research & credit roles for international investment banks at Citi, Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA), Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW) and Westpac Institutional Bank. She was also Head of Global Investor Relations for ASX listed Dart Energy.

With well-developed commercial and business acumen, Di provides company leading ideas and brings unique perspectives and investment opportunities to her clients.

Di has a B.Sc (Honours) from Sydney University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. More recently she has been a Non Executive Director and Chair of the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee at the Australasian Corrosion Association.

Stock experience

Battery Materials Supply Chain
  • Lakes Resources (Direct Lithium Extraction, exploration)
  • NOVONIX (Synthetic Graphite Anode Material producer)
  • Magnis Energy Technologies (Battery Cell Gigafactory & graphite resource)
  • Woodside
  • Santos
  • Oil Search
  • AGL Energy
  • Origin Energy
  • Strike Energy
  • Armour Energy
  • Cooper Energy
  • Karoon Gas
  • LNG Ltd
  • Melbana
  • Otto
  • Horizon
  • Byron Energy
  • FAR Ltd
Other Energy
  • Arrow Energy
  • Dart Energy
  • QGC
  • Aurora
  • Drillsearch
  • AWE

Joh Snyman


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Joh is a Senior Investment Analyst with more than 20 years’ experience in investment management and sell side equities research.

Most recently he worked at UBS Asset Management where he had responsibility for coverage of the Transport, Retail, Food & Beverage and Telecommunications sectors in Australia.

This included building and maintenance of detailed financial models and company valuations, development and presentation of investment cases, and portfolio construction.

Prior experience includes roles at Allianz Global Investors, BNP Paribas and EY.

Joh is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.Ec. (Hons.) from Sydney University and a Grad.Dip. in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA.

Stock experience

  • Brambles
  • Aurizon Holdings
  • Qantas
  • Qube Holdings
  • Cleanaway Waste
Consumer Discretionary
  • Wesfarmers
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • JB Hi-Fi,
  • Flight Centre
  • Super Retail Group
  • Open Learning
  • Laybuy Group
  • PayGroup
  • Caltex
  • Viva energy
  • Trigg Mining
  • TPG Telecom
  • Vocus group
  • Transurban
  • Sydney Airport
  • Tab Holdings
  • Lend lease

Richard Close


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A highly regarded Funds Management and Investment Banking executive, Richard has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US – where he has held senior roles in equities research and institutional research sales.

He has extensive experience dealing with senior fund management professionals as well as  executives of listed companies in Australia, Asia and the US - advising on public market issues such as ECM transactions, corporate strategy and investor/stakeholder relations – in addition to running many successful corporate roadshow programmes.

Richard started his career as an exploration geologist for Freeport McMoran before moving to finance where he has held roles with Schroder Investment Management (Sydney/London), Deutsche Bank (UK), Citigroup (Aust), Credit Suisse (Aust) and Antares Equities/MLC Asset Management.

Stock experience

Materials / Industrials
  • TerraCom Limited
  • Tamboran Resources
  • Asra Minerals 
  • RareX
  • Newcrest 
  • Newmont 
  • BHP
  • Amcor
  • Rio Tinto 
  • Freeport McMoran 
  • Woodside Energy
  • Santos
  • Wesfarmers

Michael Gordon


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Michael has had over 30 years experience as a sharemarket and business analyst. He has managed a number of research teams, and for 10 years, was the owner of Australian Equities Research Pty Ltd, Australia’s, then, leading independent producer of sharemarket research and analysis for retail stockbrokers.

 During his career, he has researched and followed numerous companies in most industrial, technology and financial sectors. He has constructed financial models, interviewed management and competitors, researched markets and industries, visited numerous manufacturing facilities and analysed financial, legal, technical and innumerable other reports.

 Michael has also been consulting to SME businesses for many years, assisting in developing their projects by providing business development and strategy advice as well as supporting their capital raising by utilising his business and financial analysis skills. He provides comprehensive financial analysis services to SME’s including budget preparation and analysis, long term financial planning and forecasting, data analysis and business plan preparation and development.

Michael brings tremendous insight into business from the perspective of an analyst, advisor, business owner and manager.


Stock experience

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