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Niall Cairns

Niall Cairns is a joint managing director and co‐founder of Kestrel Capital Pty Limited, a private equity manager focused on growth companies with global opportunities in the technology, resources, niche manufacturing and services sectors. As an experienced growth company investor and developer, Niall has over 25 years of direct seed, private equity, and listed company experience. In 1993 Niall cofounded Kestrel Capital, since which he has raised six funds and led the investments and been a director of companies such as Australian Helicopters, Avand (sold to Technology One), GMD (sold to SMS), Gale Pacific (AVCAL award winner) and Intrapower (sold to TPG Telecom). Currently, Niall is a director of Tru‐Test Corporation Limited, Goldminex Resources Limited, and Nanyang Australia II Limited. Niall holds a bachelor of economics (BEc) and is Chartered Accountant (CA) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).