Gary Mollard completed a Bachelor of Economics while employed full-time by Fletcher Merchants Ltd in 1984. He took a year’s leave of absence from Fletchers in 1986 and completed an MBA (Cranfield). Since then, Gary has held a number of general management positions around New Zealand including: GM Marketing, Golden Bay Cement; General Manager, Natural Gas Company; Managing Director, Avalon Studios Ltd; and until recently, Managing Director, NDA Engineering (now Tīra NDA).
Gary led the MBO of NDA (now Tīra) in 1998 and was instrumental in growing the business significantly to its current size. Gary has since relinquished the Managing Director role and maintains an investment and directorship. He is also a director of Hellaby Holdings Ltd.
Magnus has over ten years of international private equity experience in originating, executing and managing investments. Magnus joined Pemba Capital Partners from Cinven, a leading European private equity fund, where he was based in London and responsible for the Nordic region, managing investments in the business services, healthcare and industrials sectors.
Prior to Cinven, Magnus was a Director at Intermediate Capital Group, a global investment manager. At ICG he established the Stockholm office and ran the Nordic investment business. During this time, Magnus managed transactions in a variety of sectors including consumer, media and telecommunications. Magnus started his career at investment company, Nomura, and then moved into private equity, focusing on investments in emerging markets. He graduated with a B.Sc honours degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Robert has over 6 years of investment banking experience in mergers & acquisitions, restructuring and equity capital markets.
Robert joined Pemba Capital Partners from global investment bank Morgan Stanley where he advised private equity and corporate clients on deal mandates across a broad range of sectors including general industrials, healthcare, infrastructure & utilities and natural resources. Over a six year period Robert advised on deals worth in excess of A$20Bn.
Prior to Morgan Stanley Robert spent two years at stockbroking firm Ballieu Holst. Robert also spent several years competing on the professional tennis circuit.
Robert is a Director of ONCALL, Arteva Funding and Vets Central.