Our People

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
infrastructure space.

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
consultants, etc).

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.

Ariel Walters | Executive Director

Ariel joined BurnVoir 2021.

Ariel began his career at Commonwealth Bank of Australia across Risk Management and Institutional Banking in Perth where he was responsible for a portfolio of institutional and corporate finance clients, predominantly focused on natural resources and mining services.

Ariel joined MUFG Bank, Ltd (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi) in May 2012, where he was appointed Director/Executive Director – Resources, Utilities, Infrastructure and Transport, Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB) – Perth Branch.  Ariel took on the leadership of the Bank’s Global Corporate & Investment Banking business in Perth and lead industry specialist for Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas in Oceania.

Ariel holds a Masters of Applied Finance, majoring in Advisory & Corporate Finance and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Banking and Finance from Curtin University of Technology.

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
multiple jurisdictions.

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, Coal and 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, Coal and 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, and 2 years working in financial modelling and mining/metallurgical research at AME Research.

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
Honours).

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
Bank Islam.

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
Accountants.

Archit Chanana | Senior Associate

Archit joined BurnVoir Corporate Finance in 2021.

Prior to BurnVoir, Archit was a Manager in EY’s Infrastructure Advisory Team where he specialised in Australian public-private partnership projects across energy, utilities and transport, including the North East Link Project and augmentation of a large Australian brownfield toll road. He has also had experience in foreign investment policy working at the Australian Federal Treasury.

Archit holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Finance) & Master of International Business from the University of Melbourne. He is fluent in Hindi and has passed Levels 1 and 2 of the CFA Program.

Jaideep Singh | Associate

Jaideep joined BurnVoir Corporate Finance in 2021.

Jaideep has recent experience in project and corporate finance from working on transactions in the Metals & Mining industry.

Jaideep started his career in India and gained a breadth of experience from construction, real estate development, and retail sectors, holding key management roles.  Jaideep has completed a Masters in Applied Finance and passed all three (3) levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst program.

Jaideep serves as a Board member and treasurer of Multicultural Futures, a not for profit found in 1981 with the mission of helping migrants and refugees build meaningful lives in Australia.

Chun Hoe Tan | Associate

Chun Hoe joined BurnVoir Corporate Finance in 2021.

Prior to joining Burnvoir, Chun Hoe previously worked in the BDO model assurance team, where he was involved in over $10billion in public-private partnership infrastructure projects across Australia and Asia Pacific, including the $5billion Melbourne metro tunnel PPP project.

 

Marianne McPherson

Office Accountant

Anna Tsihlis

Director

Meeghan Mason

Executive Assistant

Careers

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.

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