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Len McDowall
Managing Director
 
Len McDowall was previously inaugural Chairman and Managing Partner of Bird Cameron, Chartered Accountants, which employed 1000 people in 50 offices in Australia and Hong Kong. Len established Bird Cameron's mergers and acquisitions division in 1987.
 
Len McDowall has extensive experience in all facets of financial management with a particular emphasis on structuring and negotiating joint ventures and capital raisings. Following his retirement from the accounting profession Len McDowall and his partners established the Integral Capital Group. Len specialises in mergers and acquisitions, public floatation's, the creation of financial management strategies and capital management, and has successfully completed hundreds of transactions in these fields.
 
Len McDowall and his partners also support emerging businesses with research, financial and advisory services.  Len McDowall is an expert in capital and debt raising and has the ability to source funds for your business from a wide range of investment and finance industry sources.
 
Len McDowall is also a respected and active author on the Internet syndicating his informative articles on investment, capital raising, private equity funding, Pre-IPO Opportunities, IPO Plans, Wholesale Investing, Floating your Company on the ASX, and How to Write a Business Plan to raise capital, a 12 part series.  Len McDowall has achieved 'Expert Author' status on many author/article sites, if you would like to read Len's articles please see our Media page. Read additional information on Len McDowall's Blog or visit Len McDowalls Linkedin profile.
 
 
John F. Diddams
Director - Corporate Advisory
 
John has over 30 years financial & business experience, having acted in a variety of roles including Director, CEO, CFO and Company Secretary, of both private & public listed companies, in Australia and UK. In addition to line management responsibilities, John has either managed, or participated at senior level, in numerous ASX listings, private and public capital raisings, debt arrangements, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions.
 
For the past 10 years, John has managed his own CPA Corporate Advisory firm during which time he has raised over $100m capital for 12 SME companies and listed 5 of them on the ASX. See www.jfdcpa.com.au for full resume and business references.
 
John holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons, Accounting), is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has completed the AICD Company Directors residential course and has extensive practical experience in the application of the Australian Corporations Law, ASX Listing Rules, Australian and International Accounting Standards and Corporate Governance Guidelines.
 
John is very goal orientated and process driven, has a reputation for “getting the job done, on time and on budget” and has had extensive experience in the business planning, management of, and capital raising for, start-up, emerging, growth & SME companies in a wide variety of business sectors.
 
 
Barry J Driscoll
Senior Corporate Advisor
 
Barry has over 35 years experience in all aspects of marketing, management and product development in the Investment Banking and Finance Industry, including several years as a self-employed corporate advisor. Prior to August 2008, he spent 13 years with The Bank of New York Mellon identifying business's who have potential to sell their products, technology and services on the international stage and then assist them to identify the appropriate vehicle to access the US Capital Markets.
 
Barry has an intricate network of contacts and key figures crucial in the process of raising funds in the cross boarder capital markets. Prior to his role at The Bank of New York he spent 5 years as Finance Director/Group General Manager of a private banking and financial services organisation. Previously he spent time with Citibank Ltd, Hambros Ltd, Euro Pacific Ltd and Scandinavian Pacific Ltd.
 
Barry holds a Diploma of Accounting and is a graduate of the Mt. Eliza Business School obtaining several professional memberships including The Finance and Treasury Association and Australian Institute Company Directors.
 
 
Joseph Yam Hoi Ng
Managing Director
Integral Capital Hong Kong Limited
 
Mr. Joseph Ng has 40 years of experience in public accountancy practice and business consultancy, and has been appointed as consultant to a number of China National Corporations in China. Joseph is actively involved in the preparation of the "Special Purpose Reports" and "Limited Audit Reports" for the Australian Business Skills Migration from PRC Applicants, which assignment has provided him with the foundation of good connections in the migration field both in Australia and in China. Joseph was the Greater China Chief Representative of both National Institute of Accountants, Australia ("NIA"), a leading accountancy professional body in Australia and Accounting Education Australia ("AEA"), the wholly owned subsidiary of NIA and a Registered Training Organization in Australia. With his past experience with NIA and AEA plus his current working relationship with the various TAFEs in Australia, Joseph has strongly established himself in the network for promotion of the Australian education systems in the China market.
 
Joseph is a Certified Public Accountant Practising in Hong Kong, a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fellow of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, Fellow and Practising Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in United Kingdom, Associate of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in United Kingdom, Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, and Member of the Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors in Hong Kong.
 
Joseph is experienced and well connected in the China market, and he is now in charge of the Integral Capital Group businesses in China by bringing investors from China to invest in Australia through acquisition of publicly listed companies in Australia.
 
 
Barry Palte
Senior Corporate Advisor
 
Barry Palte has extensive experience in a range of industries, including technology, financial services and outsourced services. He is based in Sydney Australia but works on projects across the world.
 
He is a highly experienced international businessman with broad experience in assisting organisations to change and grow, and is the principal of E Q Capital, a close associate of Integral Capital.
 
Prior to founding E Q Capital, Barry was head of Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Development for the funds management business of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. This role covered both Australia and South East Asia. He was also responsible for coordinating the strategic planning process for CBA's retail and commercial banking divisions.
 
Prior to his role at the CBA, Barry served on the Executive Committee of the wholesale funds management and corporate superannuation business of MLC, Australia's third largest funds manager.
 
Barry has a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree with first class honours from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a qualified actuary and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in London as well as a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
 
 
Peter Poolman
Managing Director
Working Capital Solutions Pty Limited
(A subsidiary of Integral Capital)
 
As an active executive, Peter is currently focused on the provision of liquidity to facilitate business enhancement and growth. He seeks maximum utilisation of corporate balance sheets and the liberation of under utilised financial resources, through a range of innovative financial products and services.
 
Peter Poolman has a career encompassing more than forty (40) years practical management, at a senior level, in financial and banking endeavours related to agribusiness, risk management, corporate governance and institutional commerce. His specialist skills and interests lie in financial product conceptualisation, business development and commercial negotiation.
 
As a former managing director of a large, listed Australian wine group, Peter has experience in international sales and marketing; in addition to the management of geographically dispersed staff and related business relationships. He is widely travelled and accomplished in negotiating successful business transactions in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia.
 
Peter also spent fifteen (15) years as a financial management consultant, a period which encompassed a diverse range of corporate recovery assignments, on behalf of major Australian trading banks. Additionally, he has advised on business restructuring and new venture implementation and financing.
 
 
Dr Mark Rainbird
Senior Corporate Advisor
 
Mark Rainbird has 15+ years Board of Directors, capital raising and M&A experience
 
He brings pragmatic business advice and operational capability to maximize organizational effectiveness and shareholder value. Through a strong executive style, clear leadership, strategy formulation and operational expertise, Mark is able to help companies solve their current issues.
 
Mark has extensive commercialisation experience strong sales and commercial acumen and enjoys utilising his business network to assist companies to: become investment ready; develop their market and technology; strengthen their Board and governance and raise capital as required.
 
Mark has held a number of very senior executive positions in public, private equity, ASX listed and Government organisations. He is a consummate professional who has been delivering impressive results for his shareholders. Mark is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a PhD and a BSc (1st Class Honours).
 
 
Dr Saliba Sassine
Senior Corporate Advisor
 
Dr Saliba Sassine is an experienced director and company executive. He is currently Executive Chairman of Gold Mines of Peru Ltd, a company focused on advanced gold and silver projects in Peru. Dr Sassine is also Chairman of S&A Capital Pty Ltd, a boutique investment and origination group specialising in resources and energy.
 
He has held Chairman or CEO-level positions in a number of listed and privately held companies and has directed and advised on start-up and early stage enterprises at pre- and post-IPO. He has also worked as a senior ministerial adviser to the West Australian government on state and national advisory boards and committees.
 
Dr Sassine is a Senior Associate Member of the Securities Institute of Australia. He is Chairman of the Perth Theatre Trust, Chairman of the POWA Institute, and a member of the board of the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Saliba holds a PhD and Bachelor of Economics with honours.