BurnVoir Corporate Finance Limited was formed by industry practitioners with extensive experience and a strong track record in financial services and the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors to bridge the gap between financial and industry knowledge.
Theo Tsihlis | Executive Director
Theo joined BurnVoir 2002.
Theo began his career as a corporate and commercial lawyer with Ashurst before moving to Macquarie Bank as
Associate Director of the Treasury, Commodities and Equities Groups.
Prior to joining BurnVoir, Theo was Director and Co-Head of Project Advisory for Dresdner Bank Australia and,
previously, Vice President of Project Advisory & Finance at Bankers Trust.
Theo has over 30 years of investment banking, mergers & acquisitions and commercial experience, executing on complex national, international and interjurisdictional transactions across the energy, resources and
Theo’s experience extends to acquisitions, divestments, privatisations, corporatisations and project and
business restructuring. In addition, Theo has extensive experience in debt financings including both bank and
non-bank project financings, project bonds issuances, convertible note offerings, working capital facilities,
hedging facilities, offtaker funding, and other senior and mezzanine funding.
As Executive Director at BurnVoir, Theo has assisted over 200 companies ranging in size and complexity from
Pre-IPO startups to MicroCap and Mid-Cap ASX listed stocks.
Through BurnVoir, Theo has advised both private organisations and is a trusted advisor to both State and
Federal governments and sits on a numerous State Government panels.
Theo has developed an extensive network of financiers and transaction support providers (lawyers, technical
Theo is also fluent in Greek and holds a Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New
South Wales and a Master of Laws from Sydney University.
John Ciganek | Executive Director
John joined BurnVoir 2004, working in the Sydney office until 2010, and re-joined BurnVoir during 2014 to head
the Perth office.
John has more than 26 years in the mining sector across a range of roles including mining engineering,
stockbroking, executive management and corporate finance.
John began his career as a Mining Engineer with Comalco / CRA (Rio Tinto) before moving to Reynolds Yilgarn
Gold, Byrncut Mining and Hargraves Resources.
John subsequently joined Commonwealth Bank as Senior Banks Engineer responsible for technical due
diligence, before moving to the role of Risk Executive responsible for the management of existing debt facilities
and new corporate and project debt financings.
More recently, John has worked as a Senior Resources Analyst with BBY and General Manager Business
Development and Investor Relations for PMI Gold Corporation.
Through BurnVoir, John has gained substantial experience in debt financings including project financings, project
bonds issuances, convertible note offerings, working capital facilities, hedging facilities, offtaker funding, and equity raisings.
Philipp M-O Kin | Associate Director
Philipp joined BurnVoir in 2017.
Philipp began his career at Royal Dutch Shell (Australia) in their Graduate program working in the Economics
and Business Planning Division before progressing through various roles to the position of Lead Economist for
the Browse LNG Project.
Post leaving Shell, Philipp joined the Royal Bank of Scotland to head the Oil and Gas Equity Research team
where he covered the Large to Mid-Cap Australian Energy stocks. Post RBS, Philipp filled similar roles with
other prominent financial advisory houses producing published research on various companies with projects in
Prior to joining BurnVoir Philipp’s previous roles included Senior Investment Relations Adviser for Oil Search
Limited and Director of Corporate Finance at Baillieu Holst.
Philipp has extensive experience in the Oil & Gas / Energy sector and has been involved in a broad range of
market transactions including debt advisory, equity capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and private equity.
In addition to the Oil & Gas / Energy sector, Philipp also specialises in Potash.
Philipp is fluent in Polish and holds a Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Business from the University of Notre
Dame and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.
Andrew Bray | Manager
Andrew joined BurnVoir in 2018.
Prior to joining BurnVoir Andrew worked in technical, corporate and financial roles across a broad range of
hard-rock and soft-rock commodities.
Andrew began his career as a geophysical consultant working with global mining companies deploying
borehole radar to image hard-rock orebodies in 3 dimensions ahead of development and mining. He
subsequently undertook research focusing on the development of an integrated tectonostratigraphic model for
the Sydney Basin with the aid of reprocessed seismic datasets.
Since 2012, Andrew has worked primarily as an in-house Acquisitions and Operations Analyst for various ASX-listed
mining companies where he was involved in multiple international transactions and supported mining
projects through construction, commissioning and operation. Most recently, Andrew was the General Manager
for an ASX-listed company with international exploration assets.
Andrew holds postgraduate qualifications including a PhD in Geology & Geophysics from the University of
Sydney and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
Reuben Dwyer | Manager
Reuben joined BurnVoir in 2019.
He has joined the firm to provide technical insight into the risk and value of commercial projects leading to
financial strategy and transaction management to completion.
Reuben holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Deakin University, Geelong (Vic.), and a Graduate
Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy from Monash University, Perth (WA).
Reuben has previously spent 8 years working as a Senior Metallurgist, developing and managing metallurgical
testwork strategies for green and brownfield projects worldwide.
Samer Audeh | Senior Associate
Samer joined BurnVoir in 2007.
Since joining the firm, Samer has provided financial and commercial advice to companies and government
organisations in the resources, energy and infrastructure space across a wide range of services including
advising on over $1 billion in project and corporate financings, debt and equity capital raisings, mergers and
acquisitions, offtaker funding, asset sales and purchases.
Samer provides transaction execution, commercial negotiation, documentation, due diligence and analytical
support including complex financial modelling on advisory mandates.
Samer is also fluent in Arabic and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management Information
Systems from Pennsylvania State University (Highest Distinction Honours) and a Master of Business
Administration with a specialisation in Corporate Financial Analysis and Planning (Highest Distinction
Samer is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, the highest recognition a student can
receive in a university business program accredited by AACSB International.
Foo Kang Wei | Senior Associate
Foo joined BurnVoir Corporate Finance in 2018.
Foo has more than 8 years of experience as corporate finance adviser, specialising in mergers and acquisitions,
IPO, valuation, takeovers, capital restructuring and other fund raising corporate transactions in Malaysia.
Foo began his career in KPMG Malaysia as an auditor and primarily focusing on financial services, banking, oil
and gas and palm oil refineries. Whilst at KPMG Foo was heavily involved in ensuring statutory reporting was
compliant with US GAAP guidelines. In addition Foo worked on numerous corporate transactions assisting
Foo subsequently joined AmInvestment Bank Berhad as a corporate finance adviser, where he provided
financial and commercial advice to companies listed on the Malaysian stock exchange; Bursa. Foo has worked
on over A$12 billion of transaction including mergers, M&A and ECM. In addition Foo was involved in the
A$7 billion IPO of a significant energy producer in Malaysia.
Foo is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified
Vanessa Marafioti | Associate
Vanessa joined BurnVoir Corporate Finance in 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Vanessa was a senior analyst at Brookfield Property Partners where she provided
financial analysis for several key portfolios. Prior to this Vanessa spent over four years in various roles in
KPMG, including two years in transaction services where she provided advice to public and private clients
across a range of industries.
undergraduate degree, Vanessa received a number of awards including the Academic Merit Prize and Deans
List for Academic Excellence. In addition, Vanessa has also completed all requirements to qualify as a
Chartered Accountant and is a CFA Charterholder.
Anthony Xu | Associate
Anthony joined BurnVoir Corporate Finance in 2018.
Since joining the firm, Anthony has worked on a range of engagements, including project financing and general
corporate advisory for listed and unlisted public companies. Anthony provides substantial support for clients in
financial modelling & analysis, commercial negotiation, due diligence and debt and equity execution.
Prior to joining the firm, Anthony spent 8 years in the resource industry. His most recent role was working on
medium to large sized transactions at Todd Minerals, an investment arm in the resource industry for New
Zealand Conglomerate Todd Corporation. Prior to this he spent four years with MMG, an ASX and HKEX dual
listed mid-tier base metal miner, across various functions in the finance department.
Anthony is fluent in Mandarin and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Monash
University and a Master of Financial Management from ANU. Anthony is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA Charterholder
Roles in Equity Capital Markets, Project Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions
- High profile transactions
- Exposure to a wide range of projects
- Sydney or Perth Offices
BurnVoir Corporate Finance has earned a strong reputation among its clients for unbiased, impartial and practical advice supported by detailed
research and analysis. Specialising in energy and resources and infrastructure projects, the BurnVoir team has highly effective operations in the areas
of project and structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and other strategic activities.
BurnVoir seeks individuals with an investment banking, broking or professional services background possibly gained within a stockbroking, corporate
finance, quantitative, tax or business services related role. You will possess a high level of business acumen, analytical and inter personal skills.
Superior report writing skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Diversity and Inclusion
BurnVoir Corporate Finance Limited has a workforce of under twenty staff members made up of individuals with diverse skills, values,
backgrounds and experiences. Having a culturally diverse organisation gives us the ability to deliver services which are accessible, effective
and tailored to each individual client’s needs.
We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the Australian community. Our employees enjoy equity and fairness
in the workplace.