MARK HODGE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mark is a co-founder of Andover Group, and is Managing Director of Andover Corporate Finance. Mark’s career spans over 35 years in investment banking and private equity investment in Australia and New Zealand. He specialises in advising corporate and private equity firm clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestments, capital raisings, corporate restructurings and financial matters generally. Prior to co-founding Andover Group Mark held senior executive positions with Jump Capital, Oceania & Eastern Group, Beerworth & Partners and Wardley James Capel Corporate Finance (HSBC). Mark graduated B.Com LL.B from Auckland University. ACA (NZ), SA Fin.
Barry has over thirty years experience in investment banking and private equity in Australia. Barry commenced his career in investment banking in 1985 with Wardley Australia Limited (HSBC) (Sydney), joined Grant Samuel in 1990 where he served as an Executive Director through 1996 then co-founded Longreach in 2001 where he served as a director before joining Andover in March 2014. Barry served as Chairman of ASP Aluminium Holdings Pty Limited from 2006-2013. Since July 2018 Barry has served as an Executive Director of Deus Ex Machina Motor Cycles Pty Ltd, a lifestyle apparel, accessories and hardware brand. Barry graduated from University of Sydney B.Ec, LL.B.
David Duckett, SENIOR ADVISER
David has over 45 years experience in Australia and overseas in building, leading and advising corporations, midsize businesses and family groups in restructuring, international expansion, change management, mergers and acquisitions and succession planning.He commenced his career in the 1960’s with Chartered Accountants, mainly Arthur Andersen in the UK and Australia, and then spent 18 years in the international agribusiness industry including Head of Tax with Goodman Fielder. From 1993 to 1996 David was an Executive Director of Grant Samuel Structured Finance. Since 1996 he has had and continues to have various Board appointments and other roles with companies in investment banking, software development, offshore structured finance and in industry. He became an Adviser to Andover in 2016. David attended the University of New South Wales [BCom] and the London School of Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia [FCA].
Ben Loiterton, PRINICPAL
Ben’s career spans over 25 years in investment banking, investment management and entrepreneurial activity. He specialises in advising ASX listed and private companies in connection with equity capital raising, IPOs, venture capital and general strategic advice. He has direct experience in a wide array of sectors including TMT and digital industries, junior resources and energy, commercial property and financial services. Prior to joining Andover Group, Ben held senior executive positions at ASX investment companies Bentley Capital, Mariner Financial and CVC Limited, as well as corporate finance roles with two mid-market stockbroking firms. He has co-founded several start-up businesses, and is currently Chairman of Simble Solutions Limited (ASX:SIS) and Norcliffe Mining Services Limited. Ben graduated B.Com LL.B from the University of New South Wales.