Michelene Hart

Michelene Hart

Principal, Yorkway Partners

Michelene has over 30 years experience in financial services, operating at the board level of numerous companies, ranging from large listed to small privately owned organisations.

Michelene has a wealth of experience in strategy, governance, risk management investment and finance utilised in a wide range of corporate roles including CEO, CFO, COO, Strategy and Group Company Secretary. She spent 15 years in senior executive positions with Colonial Limited and Commonwealth Bank of Australia before becoming CEO of a listed investment company and establishing, listing and running Australia’s first listed vineyard property trust.

Her transaction experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestments, demutualisation and listing from $10 million to $10 billion.

Today, as Principal of Yorkway, Michelene leverages this experience including her disciplined investment experience, naturally questioning disposition and well-honed problem solving skills to create value for the Yorkway investee businesses and investor base.

Michelene is, or has been, a non-executive director of Yorkway’s investee companies including One Investment Group and BMT Tax Depreciation.  She served for 12 years on the board of CBHS Health Funds – during which time she was Chair of Audit and Risk Committee and CHBS Corporate Health Fund as well as a founding member of the Investment Committee.

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“Yorkway Partners are professionals I like to work with. When Yorkway approached me about becoming Executive Chair of Ansett Aviation I had to consider it. Their research and analysis demonstrated the exciting growth potential of the business and provided me with a hands-on opportunity to leverage my interest in SME business.”

Margaret JacksonExecutive Chairman, Ansett Aviation

“We have invested in two businesses where we have partnered with Yorkway Partners, happily both meeting expectations. Yorkway’s strategic and commercial expertise adds value in identifying and growing good businesses and I like that they always invest alongside us and help build and deliver the strategic plan.”

Greg SmithExecutive Director, Champ Ventures

“We were impressed with Yorkway’s deep understanding of our business, our industry and our strategic direction. They found the perfect private equity partner to take Coverforce to the next phase of growth. I would not hesitate in recommending Yorkway as exceptional advisors and partners.”

Jim AngelisChief Executive Officer, Coverforce

“Yorkway restructured our capital base and invested in our business. Their commitment to understanding our needs has been instrumental in shaping a successful growth strategy for BMT. Approachable, reliable, and with a genuine interest in our business, Yorkway has opened up important growth opportunities for BMT Tax Depreciation which we would not have otherwise had.”

Brad BeerCEO, BMT Tax Depreciation

“I wanted a trusted advisor to help get the ‘right’ partner for a roll-up scenario and I knew Yorkway Partners would deliver the ‘necessary smart capital’ we truly needed. The Icon of today has grown exponentially into a large diversified business.”

Eric DoddDirector, Icon Cancer Care

“The investment opportunities that Yorkway has presented to me have been very well considered with a compelling investment thesis. Yorkway’s combination of business and investment expertise means that both aspects are comprehensively addressed in their investment opportunities.”

Yorkway Private Investor

“Yorkway’s depth of commercial experience along with their investment and deal experience sets them apart. We’re always happy to pay a fair price for a good business. Paul Batchelor and the Yorkway team consistently present Quadrant Private Equity with quality businesses that meet our investment criteria and demonstrate their commitment by always co-investing.”

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