NICOLAS POLITOPOULOS

HEAD OF CAPITAL

Nicolas heads the capital program and is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Nicolas is a co-founder of Dinimus and has over 20 years of experience across corporate finance, capital markets, and business development in Australia, Europe & Asia. Before establishing Dinimus, Nicolas has worked at AMP Capital, Bain & Company and Citigroup. His focus expertise is in fund management, origination, structuring and distribution in debt capital markets, across a range of industries and asset classes.

Nicolas holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New England.

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NICOLAS POLITOPOULOS

HEAD OF CAPITAL

Nicolas heads the capital program and is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Nicolas is a co-founder of Dinimus and has over 20 years of experience across corporate finance, capital markets, and business development in Australia, Europe & Asia. Before establishing Dinimus, Nicolas has worked at AMP Capital, Bain & Company and Citigroup. His focus expertise is in fund management, origination, structuring and distribution in debt capital markets, across a range of industries and asset classes.

Nicolas holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Sydney and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New England.

Atiya Habib

HEAD OF CREDIT

Atiya heads the credit function and overseas portfolio management, maintaining independence from the transaction process. She is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Atiya has over 20 years of experience in debt markets, structured finance and private equity, across Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. She has advised both large-cap corporates and mid-cap companies across the capital structure and led their debt deals for acquisition, project and property financing, hybrid capital, leverage and structured finance. Previously she was a Managing Director at Barclays (UK), responsible for US$4 billion international debt business with 15 senior staff across 20 markets, originating, structuring and closing debt deals for more than 250 clients. She was a voting member of the underwriting committee and capital allocation/commercial return committee at Barclays. Prior to Barclays, Atiya headed the structured finance within capital markets (syndication) at Standard Chartered Bank covering Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Atiya holds a MSc – International Accounting & Finance, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a MBA  – Major in Finance – IBA, from the University of Karachi – Pakistan.

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ATIYA HABIB

HEAD OF CREDIT

Atiya heads the credit function and overseas portfolio management, maintaining independence from the transaction process. She is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Atiya has over 20 years of experience in debt markets, structured finance and private equity, across Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. She has advised both large-cap corporates and mid-cap companies across the capital structure and led their debt deals for acquisition, project and property financing, hybrid capital, leverage and structured finance. Previously she was a Managing Director at Barclays (UK), responsible for US$4 billion international debt business with 15 senior staff across 20 markets, originating, structuring and closing debt deals for more than 250 clients. She was a voting member of the underwriting committee and capital allocation/commercial return committee at Barclays. Prior to Barclays, Atiya headed the structured finance within capital markets (syndication) at Standard Chartered Bank covering Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa.

Atiya holds a MSc – International Accounting & Finance, from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a MBA  – Major in Finance – IBA, from the University of Karachi – Pakistan.

ADAM HOWELL

HEAD OF RISK

Adam heads the risk function and overseas the transaction structuring and documentation process. He is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Adam has over 20 years of experience in structured and corporate finance as well as funds management, with expertise in domestic and cross-border transactions. He has been a partner of a global and a major Australian law firm. Adam has held numerous advisory board positions for debt funds and alternate lenders and has extensive experience in relation to corporate governance and structuring, establishing and operation of managed investment schemes and other debt funds.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Wollongong University, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Wollongong University and a Postgraduate Applied Finance degree from FINSIA.

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ADAM HOWELL

HEAD OF RISK

Adam heads the risk function and overseas the transaction structuring and documentation process. He is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Adam has over 20 years of experience in structured and corporate finance as well as funds management, with expertise in domestic and cross-border transactions. He has been a partner of a global and a major Australian law firm. Adam has held numerous advisory board positions for debt funds and alternate lenders and has extensive experience in relation to corporate governance and structuring, establishing and operation of managed investment schemes and other debt funds.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Wollongong University, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Wollongong University and a Postgraduate Applied Finance degree from FINSIA.

Ryan Donnar

HEAD OF ORIGINATIONS & EXECUTION

Ryan heads the transaction origination function and execution process. He is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Ryan has over 18 years of experience in corporate, institutional and investment banking across Australia and the EMEA region. Ryan has extensive credit risk, syndications and deal origination experience and was formally a senior director within the infrastructure & utilities business at Westpac Institutional Bank and mid-market leverage finance loans & syndications within Barclays Capital.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business – Economics and Finance from RMIT University – Honours 1st Class, and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.

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Ryan Donnar

HEAD OF ORIGINATIONS & EXECUTION

Ryan heads the transaction origination function and execution process. He is a voting member of the Investment Committee. Ryan has over 18 years of experience in corporate, institutional and investment banking across Australia and the EMEA region. Ryan has extensive credit risk, syndications and deal origination experience and was formally a senior director within the infrastructure & utilities business at Westpac Institutional Bank and mid-market leverage finance loans & syndications within Barclays Capital.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business – Economics and Finance from RMIT University – Honours 1st Class, and a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.

Ross Anderson

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Ross is responsible for portfolio management. He focuses on robust implementation of credit decisions, deal structures and reporting controls; as well as proactively identifying emerging risks and opportunities in portfolio. Ross has 30 years hands on cashflow lending and risk management experience across SME, mid-cap and large cap businesses at NAB, Westpac and most recently as Managing Director ANZ at Falcon Group.

Ross holds a BSc from Melbourne University and MBA from Monash University. 

Anthony Luth

INVESTMENT DIRECTOR

Anthony is responsible for lead origination and transaction execution. Anthony has over 25 years banking experience with extensive careers across Business Development and Relationship Management at both NAB and Westpac. Anthony’s most recent role was Director, Westpac Institutional Bank, where he managed a portfolio of complex corporate and institutional client accounts across various industries. Anthony has extensive experience of cash flow lending, risk and portfolio management.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Melbourne University.

Kenley Chan

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Kenley is responsible for the day-to-day operational and administrative functions, as well as overseeing the onboarding and fund valuation process.

Kenley has extensive experience in client management, middle and back office, having held numerous operational roles at Perpetual Limited. He was most recently a Relationship Manager within Perpetual Private – Private Clients, specialising in Ultra High Net Worth and Family Offices.

Kenley holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of New South Wales and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning from Kaplan Professional.

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Ross Anderson

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Ross is responsible for portfolio management. He focuses on robust implementation of credit decisions, deal structures and reporting controls; as well as proactively identifying emerging risks and opportunities in portfolio. Ross has 30 years hands on cashflow lending and risk management experience across SME, mid-cap and large cap businesses at NAB, Westpac and most recently as Managing Director ANZ at Falcon Group.

Ross holds a BSc from Melbourne University and MBA from Monash University. 

Our Team

Anthony Luth

INVESTMENT MANAGER

Anthony is responsible for lead origination and transaction execution. Anthony has over 25 years banking experience with extensive careers across Business Development and Relationship Management at both NAB and Westpac. Anthony’s most recent role was Director, Westpac Institutional Bank, where he managed a portfolio of complex corporate and institutional client accounts across various industries. Anthony has extensive experience of cash flow lending, risk and portfolio management.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Melbourne University.

Our Team

Kenley Chan

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Kenley is responsible for the day-to-day operational and administrative functions, as well as overseeing the onboarding and fund valuation process.

Kenley has extensive experience in client management, middle and back office, having held numerous operational roles at Perpetual Limited. He was most recently a Relationship Manager within Perpetual Private – Private Clients, specialising in Ultra High Net Worth and Family Offices.

Kenley holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of New South Wales and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning from Kaplan Professional.