An experienced, independent and global mid-market corporate advisory firm

Paul Young

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Paul is a co-founder and a director of Baron. He has over 30 years' experience of providing independent corporate advisory services. Paul has acquired extensive international reach through being country head since 1995 for Oaklins and, prior to founding Baron in 1987, as a divisional director of Morgan Grenfell, an international merchant bank. Paul has a Masters Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a director of the ASX listed Ambition Group , Byron Energy and OPUS Group and a former Chairman of Peter Lehmann Wines

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Stephen Chapman

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Steve is a co-founder and a director of Baron. He has over 30 years’ experience of providing independent corporate advisory services and was previously an executive director of Morgan Grenfell. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNSW and an MBA from the University of Adelaide. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Deputy Chairman of Blackmores and an independent director of ANZ Wealth Group, a subsidiary of the ANZ Bank. He is a former Deputy Chairman of Perpetual.

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Peter Fraser

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Peter has been a director of Baron since 2000. He has over 25 years’ experience of providing independent corporate advisory services and previously held senior advisory and management positions within Hambros merchant bank. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Strathclyde University and is a Member of the Scottish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Philip Roberts

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Philip is a director of Baron and head of its Adelaide office. He has provided independent corporate advice for over 30 years. Philip specialises in providing advice to listed public companies, co-operatives and larger private businesses on mergers, acquisitions, divestments and capital raisings. He joined Baron in 1989 after working in the corporate advisory division of Morgan Grenfell. Philip was educated at the University of Adelaide and holds an Honours Degree in Economics. He is also a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), and has lectured in Applied Valuation. He is a director of Tennis South Australia and of Adelaide Benevolent Society

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Barry Smith

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Barry is a director of Baron and is based in Adelaide. Prior to joining Baron in 1989 from Morgan Grenfell he had a senior financial role in a large industrial company. Barry has a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a director of Power Health Solutions.

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David King

David has been a non-executive director of Baron since 1990. He was a highly experienced geophysicist specialising in hydrocarbons but subsequently gained experience with several other commodities. He has an MSc in geophysics from Imperial College, London and a PhD in seismology from the Australian National University. He has been the co-founder of 2 successful oil and gas exploration and development businesses. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Fellow of the Australasian institute of Mining and Metallurgy; and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. Dr King is non-executive chairman of Cellmid , a listed biotechnology business, of Galilee Energy, a listed gas explorer, and of AIM listed African Petroleum Corporation and was formerly Managing Director of North Flinders Mines and of Beach Petroleum.

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