CHRIS JOHANNSEN

Managing Director

Chris has around 30 years’ experience in investment banking, including 13 years with Standard Chartered Bank and Gryphon Partners Advisory in the UK and Australia. Prior to that, Chris held various senior management corporate and finance roles within Normandy Mining Limited, at the time Australia’s largest gold mining group.

At Standard Chartered Bank, Chris was a Managing Director in its global Mining and Metals team and Head of Mining and Metals Advisory for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to this, Chris was a founding member of the Gryphon Partners Advisory team established in 2003, a boutique corporate adviser which established a preeminent position in the Australian Mining and Metals sector, completing over US$20Bn of M&A and capital markets transactions, and strategic advisory mandates. Gryphon was acquired by Standard Chartered Bank in 2011.

Over the course of his career, Chris has acquired extensive finance advisory, structuring and transactional experience to give independent and tailored strategic advice to assist clients with their identification and selection of transaction and funding solutions.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Economics & Commerce degree from Flinders University of South Australia and is a Member of CPA Australia.

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