Kevin Heydt has over 20 years of global experience in the financial and commodity markets, having worked in Sydney, London and New York. Kevin is a Director of Solar Financial Solutions, which provides consumer and commercial finance in the energy sector. Kevin has participated in the development and financing of some of the largest infrastructure projects in the world including the 2,500 MW Tehachapi Wind Project in California. He worked for with organisations including Electricite de France, Moss Capital and Allco Finance Group. Kevin also has experience in energy trading and renewable energy infrastructure projects. He headed up Wonga in Australia, one of the most successful global fintech companies specialising in small amount consumer loans. Kevin has a Masters Degree in Applied Finance and a Bachelor Degree in Actuarial Science and Economics.
Ian Gibson has almost 25 years’ experience in financial markets. For much of the last 15 years Ian has acted as a Director, investment adviser and consultant to a range of financial groups and organisations. Currently, Ian is a Director of Attunga Capital Pty Ltd (a power trading hedge fund), a Director of Regal Funds Management (a long/short equity hedge fund), an adviser to RPG Management Pty Ltd (family office) and is an independent member of the Investment Committee for Atrium Investment Management Pty Ltd (a multi-asset fund manager). Previously, Ian was an equities analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investment Management (H.K.) Ltd, an equities analyst at Potter Warburg/SBC Warburg and earlier in his career worked at the State Bank of New South Wales and BZW Australia. Ian holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Jay MacGregor has over 20 years' experience in financial markets in Australia and London. Most recently, Jay was Managing Director and Head of Institutional Equities for the Institutional Banking & Markets division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he was responsible for the Bank's Equity Capital Markets, wholesale equities and equity trading activities. Prior to this, Jay held senior roles at UBS Investment Bank in equity distribution where he advised some of Australia's and Europe's leading fund managers and hedge funds; in Citi Global Markets Australia's Capital Markets Origination team where he led equity capital raising transactions for some of Australia's leading companies; and prior to that as a rated equities research analyst. Jay holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Commerce and a Masters degree in Finance from the University of NSW.
Robert Purves is an investor and an environmentalist. He is currently the President of WWF Australia and is a former board member of WWF International (the world's largest science based conservation organisation). Robert is also a founding member of The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a Director of Climate Council of Australia, a Patron of the Lizard Island Research Station, a Governor of Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and Member of Steering Committee of NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub. Robert has a long career in public companies, including being Chairman of a public listed company, DCA Group Limited, the then the leading provider of radiology and the largest private operator in aged care in Australia. In 2008 Robert was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to conservation and the environment, and awarded an Honorary Fellow from the University of Sydney.
Andrew King founded Regal Funds Management in 2004. Regal is a hedge fund with offices in Singapore and Sydney and manages over $1bn. It was recently named Australian Hedge Fund of the Year for the second time. Andrew holds an MBA (Ex) from AGSM, University of New South Wales, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Merit), University Western Sydney.