Directors

Gabriel Radzyminski

As the founder of Sandon Capital, Gabriel Radzyminski has been involved in the financial services sector for more than 12 years. He has significant investment experience across a range of asset classes.

Prior to founding Sandon Capital, Gabriel held portfolio and overall management responsibilities for Specialised Private Capital Ltd, a boutique funds management business which at the time had $150 million of funds under management.

Gabriel began his career working for First State Fund Managers (now Colonial First State). He worked as an investment analyst for Godfrey Pembroke, was co-head of research at Berkley Group, and prior to founding Sandon Capital, was Head of Private Capital at Centric Wealth. He was a director of Centric Wealth Ltd from 2005-2007, a director of Specialised Private Capital Ltd from 2005-2008, a director of Berkley Group Holdings Ltd and a director of Residential-Plus Growth Company Ltd from 2004-2008.

Gabriel is Chairman of Sandon Capital Investments Limited (ASX:SNC), is non-executive director of Mercantile Investment Company Limited (ASX:MVT) and is a non-executive director of Future Generation Investment Company Limited (ASX:FGX).  He is former Chairman of Armidale Investment Company Limited (ASX:AIK) and was a non-executive director of RHG Limited (ASX:RHG).

Gabriel has a BA(Hons) and MCom from the University of New South Wales.

 

Matthew Kidman

Matthew Kidman worked as a portfolio manager at Wilson Asset Management (International) Pty Limited for 13 years between 1998 and 2011. Prior to joining Wilson Asset Management, Matthew worked as a finance journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald between the years 1994 and 1998. In 1997 he was made business editor of the paper and was charged with the responsibility of company coverage. He has a degree in Law and Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Matthew Kidman is currently Chairman of Watermark Market Neutral Fund. He is a Director of WAM Research Limited, WAM Active Limited, Incubator Capital Limited and financial planning group, Centrepoint Alliance Limited.  He is also a Director of the investment management company Boutique Asset Management Pty Limited.

 

Peter Velez  

Peter Velez is a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and funds management.  Peter has also advised extensively on activist corporate activity, ASX compliance and corporate governance.  Peter has been a practising lawyer since 1989 having worked at then national firm Freehill Hollingdale and Page and Sydney boutique corporate firm Watson Mangioni from 1995 to 2016.  He played a key role in the development of externally-managed listed investment companies having been involved in the IPO of over 25 LICs since 1999.

Peter brings to the board an understanding of the legal framework within which the company operates, an appreciation of the challenges faced by an activist style of investing and an appreciation of the key part that sound corporate governance plays in the success of a company.  

 

 

Melinda Snowden

Melinda Snowden is a professional company director and experienced audit and risk committee member across a range of sectors.  Melinda brings to the board a deep understanding of investment markets, governance disciplines and strategic insight.  Melinda's other current directorships include Mercer Investments (Australia) Limited, WAM Leaders Limited, Kennards Self Storage Pty Ltd and Newington College.  She is a former director of MLC limited, the wealth management division of NAB, Vita Group Limited and SANE Australia. 

Prior to leaving her executive career in 2010, Melinda was a corporate advisor for over 15 years with firms Grant Samuel, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs in Australia and New York.