Managing Director: Joel Hepburn-Brown
Joel Hepburn-Brown is the Managing Director of Torrens Capital and since its establishment in 2008 has overseen the investment of Fund 1, the Fullmile investment fund and has built the Your Nursing Agency Group to become one of Australia’s most respected health staff providers.
Joel is a qualified solicitor and has worked as a Project Manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions teams of Marsh Pty Limited and Aon Risk Services Limited, the world’s largest and second largest Risk Management organisations. Joel was a part of the Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions teams of both companies based in Sydney. In these roles, Joel provided insurance advisory and due diligence advice to clients who predominantly included Private Equity firms and ASX 200 corporate clients.
Joel advised and took part in both the sale of Nursing Agency Australia Group to DB Capital Partners in March 2004 and the sale of Pacific Nursing Solutions to CHAMP Private Equity in December 2005. Joel has also negotiated and overseen the acquisition of companies purchased by the Nursing Agency of Australia Group.
Joel has been involved in Mergers and Acquisitions activity for more than a decade and has attended the Venture Capital Institute in Atlanta and completed the AVCAL Foundation Course. Joel has relocated from Sydney to Adelaide to manage Torrens Capital in South Australia. Joel holds Bachelor of Laws (with Hons) and Bachelor of Science (Jurisprudence) degrees from the University of Adelaide and a Masters in Risk Management from Deakin University.
Chairperson: Dr. John Wyett
Dr John Wyett is an occupational physician with more than 40 years of experience in healthcare management and business investment. John is the Chairman and former Managing Director of Corporate Health Group a leading provider of industrial and corporate healthcare services including pre-employment medical checks, rehabilitation and return to work services by both medical practitioners and allied health staff.
John pioneered the concept of multi-disciplinary occupational health services in Australia in the 1970s and has maintained a strong industry leadership role since that time. John has held numerous managing director, medical director and medical advisor roles in the field of compensable medicine for over thirty years.
John has extensive experience as an Executive Member of the Australian Medical Association (SA) and specifically as Branch Treasurer for ten years. Dr Wyett has been the Chair of the AMA (SA) WorkCover Liaison Group for more than 20 years. John is a medical advisor to BUPA and former medical advisor to the Motor Accident Commission in South Australia. John has successfully invested in and sold healthcare businesses over his 40 year career and has been able to achieve significant investment returns over many cycles in the healthcare market.
Executive Director: Lyn Hepburn-Brown
Lyn Hepburn-Brown is an executive leader with over 30 years experience in healthcare, mergers and acquisition, private equity, education, regulatory and nursing services management across Asia Pacific. Lyn holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of South Australia and is a past chair of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council as well as a past board member of the Nurses Board of South Australia. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor to the Division of Health Sciences of the University of South Australia and an Independent Director of Fortis Healthcare Limited.
Between 1991 and 2004 Lyn grew the Nursing Agency of Australia group of companies from a small Adelaide-based company into one of Australia’s largest nursing agencies with revenues in excess of $50 million. Lyn negotiated the successful sale of the Nursing Agency of Australia Group to DB Capital Partners in 2004.
Lyn then served as Chairperson and consultant to the Board of Pacific Nursing Solutions which was established on the back of the Nursing Agency of South Australia Group acquisition, managing the acquisition of complementary businesses. The successful investment by DB Capital Partners was recognised in the 2006 AVCAL awards as the best MBO under $50 million.
Lyn has played a pivotal role in the creation, leadership, investment, and governance of several other enterprises that, in addition to the health services space, include successful businesses in information technology, software and systems development, financial services practices and professional services, food and beverage manufacture and export, retail, strategic and organisational consulting.
Executive Director: Richard Perkins
Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide. Richard is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
As a practising Chartered Accountant and Director of Moore Stephens SA, Richard has over 20 years experience in the provision of business and corporate advice to the SME (small to medium sized enterprises) market in South Australia in addition to a number of private equity funds. Richard has played a pivotal role in advising a number of private equity firms including Champ Private Equity, DB Capital Partners and others in assessing and realising acquisition opportunities. In the past 6 years alone Richard has been involved in excess of 35 transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $20 million.
Richard also advises the boards of a number of significant medium sized enterprises in South Australia on strategic and business management issues. His experience extends to development of strategic and succession plans for business and improving business performance and profitability.