Julian Knights

Founding Partner

Julian is a Founding Partner of Ironbridge. Julian has 15 years of private equity experience with GPEL and Ironbridge and 17 years investment banking experience.

Julian was the Founding Managing Director of GPEL and was instrumental in building the GPEL investment team. Julian led the GPEL involvement in the A$500 million "public to private" of Norcros (a diversified international building products group), was heavily involved in the expansion capital investment in Cashcard Australia ("Cashcard"), Australia's largest independent ATM deployer, and the A$125 million secondary MBO of Eurogestion (pest control and hygiene services group). In 2003 Julian became one of the Founding Partners of Ironbridge and he is responsible for the strategic development of Ironbridge. Julian has sat on the Ironbridge Investment Committee since inception and has represented the Ironbridge Funds on the Boards of Mrs Crocket's Kitchen, Stardex and EnviroWaste.

Julian qualified as a solicitor and holds BComm and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2008 Julian was the Chairman of AVCAL (Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). In May 2013, Julian was appointed as the Chair of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council.

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