Your trainer entered banking by joining Chase Manhattan Bank where, for most of the 5 years service, he was a corporate relationship manager in London and New York. For the following 6 years he moved into merchant banking in Hong Kong and Australia – firstly with Schroders and subsequently with Wardley, the investment banking subsidiary of HongkongBank. During this period, he was primarily involved with designing structures to deal with large transactions including limited recourse financing, corporate restructurings and acquisitions.
For 6 years served as the CFO of a company with dual head offices in Los Angeles and Australia. He managed a period of exceptional growth, with quarantined investments through a network of limited recourse vehicles involving the leisure sector (integrated resort developments), shipping, manufacturing, film productions, pulp and paper. He later established himself as an independent consultant and, since that time, has served a clientele of private family groups in undertaking limited recourse projects involving project vetting, due diligence, project modelling, documentation negotiation and review, and negotiation with equity and banking providers. Alongside these activities he has also developed and delivered training courses in project finance, project finance law and project finance modelling.