Peter Mobbs

Peter Mobbs

CEO,
GreyRock Investments

Peter Mobbs is CEO of GreyRock, a private investment company with investments in fixed income, domestic and international equities, direct and indirect property and alternates, with a particular focus on education and digital businesses.

Prior to establishing GreyRock, Peter was an entrepreneur and executive operating within the private education industry, where he holds 15+ years’ experience across both vocational and higher education sectors.

Peter was the inaugural Group CEO of Scentia and a co-founder of Ivy College. Peter led the private equity backed merger of his company, Ivy College, with the education arm of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) – a 75 year old brand. Peter is a significant shareholder of the merged group – Scentia – and is a non-executive director of listed education company UCW Limited (ASX:UCW).

In previous roles, Peter was Director of Operations, Career Education within Study Group – a global education provider – and held the role of Managing Director, Martin College, also a Study Group business. In earlier years he established Australia’s leading private real estate education business, Agency Training Australia, which in 2006 was acquired by Kaplan Inc., a division of NYSE listed Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company).

Prior to entering the education sector Peter worked as a lawyer in the UK and Australia. He holds degrees in both commerce and law and is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW. Peter is also a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Arvid Petersen

Arvid Petersen

Chairman,
Petersen Group

Arvid Petersen is Chairman of Petersen Group. Based in Sydney Australia, Petersen Group is a diversified investment company focussing on private equity, property and other family office related entities. Their private equity investments are primarily in private education and hospitality.

Mr Petersen has had a long and successful history in private education with his first investment in 1994. A founding shareholder of Study Group Australia, Mr Petersen led the growth of the company prior to selling to Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) in 2003.

In 2006 Mr Petersen partnered with CHAMP private equity to buy the global operations of Study Group. After growing the business significantly over the ensuing five years, the company was then sold to Providence Equity Partners in 2010. Mr Petersen has remained on the board of Study Group and retains a significant shareholding.

Prior to his involvement in private education, Mr Petersen spent many years in the soft drink industry with Pepsi Cola, coming to Australia from Canada in 1989 to establish Pepsi Cola Bottlers Australia, where he was the founding Managing Director.

Mr Petersen also serves on the boards on Study Group and the Petersen Family Foundation.

Su-Ming Wong

Su-Ming Wong

Chief Executive Officer,
CHAMP Ventures

Su-Ming is an investment professional with over 30 years’ direct investment, international corporate advisory and merchant banking experience.

He is a director of several portfolio companies including Lorna Jane, and AIMET. Prior portfolio directorships includes Fleet, H-E Parts, TSmarine, Retail Apparel Group, Dexion, Amdel, Mulford and Intercast & Forge.

Mr Wong was a member of the Council of University of Technology, Sydney (2010 – 2014). He was a founding director of National ICT Australia (a centre of excellence in ICT research & development), a member of the Industry Research and Development Board and a director of Unisearch. He was a council member of the Australian Venture Capital Association and was a member of the South Australian Government’s Venture Capital Board.

He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills

Founder and CEO,
Roland Investments

Andrew is the CEO and Founder of Roland Investments, a global investment and consulting company specialising in the for-profit education sector, financial management and driving growth in SMEs.

Prior to founding Roland Investments, Andrew was the longest serving executive director at global education provider, Study Group. Over a period of 17 years, as part of the executive management team, Andrew was instrumental in the growth of the business from a UK one-school, 80-student start-up college to a leading global education group. During this time, he has lived in the UK, USA and Australia as the business grew to 50,000 students recruited from 170 countries, with 50 campuses throughout the UK, USA, Ireland, Australia and NZ.

Prior to his time at Study Group, Andrew was involved with a number of multinational companies within the healthcare, automotive and financial services sectors.
Andrew’s board positions include:
• Advisory Board Member, The Next Group
• Executive Chairman, Performance Education Australia
• Non Executive Chairman, Australian Institute of Higher Education
• Non Executive Director, EC Language Centres
• Advisory Committee Member, Nexpay.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors.

Peter Mobbs

Peter Mobbs

CEO,
GreyRock Investments

Peter Mobbs is CEO of GreyRock, a private investment company with investments in fixed income, domestic and international equities, direct and indirect property and alternates, with a particular focus on education and digital businesses.

Prior to establishing GreyRock, Peter was an entrepreneur and executive operating within the private education industry, where he holds 15+ years’ experience across both vocational and higher education sectors.

Peter was the inaugural Group CEO of Scentia and a co-founder of Ivy College. Peter led the private equity backed merger of his company, Ivy College, with the education arm of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) – a 75 year old brand. Peter is a significant shareholder of the merged group – Scentia – and is a non-executive director of listed education company UCW Limited (ASX:UCW).

In previous roles, Peter was Director of Operations, Career Education within Study Group – a global education provider – and held the role of Managing Director, Martin College, also a Study Group business. In earlier years he established Australia’s leading private real estate education business, Agency Training Australia, which in 2006 was acquired by Kaplan Inc., a division of NYSE listed Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company).

Prior to entering the education sector Peter worked as a lawyer in the UK and Australia. He holds degrees in both commerce and law and is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of NSW. Peter is also a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Arvid Petersen

Arvid Petersen

Chairman,
Petersen Group

Arvid Petersen is Chairman of Petersen Group. Based in Sydney Australia, Petersen Group is a diversified investment company focussing on private equity, property and other family office related entities. Their private equity investments are primarily in private education and hospitality.

Mr Petersen has had a long and successful history in private education with his first investment in 1994. A founding shareholder of Study Group Australia, Mr Petersen led the growth of the company prior to selling to Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) in 2003.

In 2006 Mr Petersen partnered with CHAMP private equity to buy the global operations of Study Group. After growing the business significantly over the ensuing five years, the company was then sold to Providence Equity Partners in 2010. Mr Petersen has remained on the board of Study Group and retains a significant shareholding.

Prior to his involvement in private education, Mr Petersen spent many years in the soft drink industry with Pepsi Cola, coming to Australia from Canada in 1989 to establish Pepsi Cola Bottlers Australia, where he was the founding Managing Director.

Mr Petersen also serves on the boards on Study Group and the Petersen Family Foundation.

Su-Ming Wong

Su-Ming Wong

Chief Executive Officer,
CHAMP Ventures

Su-Ming is an investment professional with over 30 years’ direct investment, international corporate advisory and merchant banking experience.

He is a director of several portfolio companies including Lorna Jane, and AIMET. Prior portfolio directorships includes Fleet, H-E Parts, TSmarine, Retail Apparel Group, Dexion, Amdel, Mulford and Intercast & Forge.

Mr Wong was a member of the Council of University of Technology, Sydney (2010 – 2014). He was a founding director of National ICT Australia (a centre of excellence in ICT research & development), a member of the Industry Research and Development Board and a director of Unisearch. He was a council member of the Australian Venture Capital Association and was a member of the South Australian Government’s Venture Capital Board.

He holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills

Founder and CEO,
Roland Investments

Andrew is the CEO and Founder of Roland Investments, a global investment and consulting company specialising in the for-profit education sector, financial management and driving growth in SMEs.

Prior to founding Roland Investments, Andrew was the longest serving executive director at global education provider, Study Group. Over a period of 17 years, as part of the executive management team, Andrew was instrumental in the growth of the business from a UK one-school, 80-student start-up college to a leading global education group. During this time, he has lived in the UK, USA and Australia as the business grew to 50,000 students recruited from 170 countries, with 50 campuses throughout the UK, USA, Ireland, Australia and NZ.

Prior to his time at Study Group, Andrew was involved with a number of multinational companies within the healthcare, automotive and financial services sectors.
Andrew’s board positions include:
• Advisory Board Member, The Next Group
• Executive Chairman, Performance Education Australia
• Non Executive Chairman, Australian Institute of Higher Education
• Non Executive Director, EC Language Centres
• Advisory Committee Member, Nexpay.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors.

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