After two and a half years at Credit Suisse, I realized that I wanted to get into the corporate side of banking, and advise companies on the execution of major transactions. I joined JBWere, which is the Australian arm of Goldman Sachs, and my role involved advising Australian media and telecommunications companies on acquisitions and capital raisings and the Australian Government on privatisations.
I was at Goldman Sachs JBWere for four years, and during that time I decided that I wanted to experience the excitement and challenges of working in global equity markets in London. So in 2005, I took the plunge and moved to London with my wife. I spent some time speaking to a recruiter, researched how the markets operate in the UK, met people that I knew from various banks, and was offered a role with Deutsche Bank. Since then I haven’t looked back. It’s a great place to work, a place where entrepreneurial people are valued and given the room to grow and create opportunities for themselves.