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What we do


Innovation may create opportunity but it is only the beginning; capability, focus and plain hard work enhances innovation to create real value.

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What we do


Innovation may create opportunity but it is only the beginning; capability, focus and plain hard work enhances innovation to create real value.

Chatsworth Associates is a boutique advisory firm providing strategic advice to innovators, entrepreneurs and established business owners of high growth companies in the Bio-Medical, Medical Device, Mobile Health, Health IT, Aged Care, Financial Services, Hospitality, Food Service and Food Technology sectors.

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Our People

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Our People

 
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ANDREW MAXWELL

As the Managing Director of Chatsworth Associates, I have worked with innovators, entrepreneurs and established business owners to plan and execute over $200 million in equity and debt raisings, wealth creation plans, corporate transactions and international business development programs.

I have a proven international business track record with a history of successful company launch, business growth and exit in Biotechnology, Information Technology, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Multi-site Retail in joint venture with the  Shell Oil Company, Food, Tourism and Hospitality, International Wholesale Distribution and the Brewing Industry.

 
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ASHRAF ABDELMOTELEB

Ashraf is the principal of VisualFUSE, a technology strategy planning and implementation management organisation. He has extensive experience in leading technology enabled corporate transformation strategies.

Ashraf spent over 25 years guiding transformational technologies from infancy through to commercialisation in organisations ranging from startups to fortune 500. Former roles included, executive director of external engagement at Deakin university, national executive for knowledge transformation at META, chief investment and operations officer at the Smart Water Fund and Danaher business systems (transformation) leader at Invetech (a subsidiary of Danaher). He also held a range of consulting and operational roles delivering complex programs spanning business, science, engineering and IT

Ashraf has a double degree in chemical and biological Sciences, an MBA in technology management, an executive certificate in venture capital and private equity and currently studying an associate degree in industry 4.0.

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GERALDINE BILSTON

Since joining Chatsworth Associates in 2017 I have provided administration and operational support to the Chatsworth team and a range of our clients.

An administration professional with 10+ years of experience as an EA, I specialise in working with senior executives to achieve extraordinary outcomes.

I manage day to day operations at Chatsworth Associates, and facilitate industry conferences, event coordination, due diligence, capital raising activity, audits and government grant applications and reporting.

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KAYLENE DAWSON

As Head of Operations at Chatsworth Associates, I support our clients to establish and manage some critical parts of their business, including legal, intellectual property, strategy, governance and operations.

I have a diverse background in legal, commercial and non-profit advisory roles. Having commenced my career at Allens Linklaters, I have also worked in investment banks, as a barrister, as Associate to Justice Finkelstein in the Federal Court of Australia, Company Secretary, in various Corporate Counsel roles and as a strategic consultant to non-profits.

Having worked in a range of industries (including manufacturing, banking and technology), I am able to assist Chatsworth clients with strategic thinking, legal and risk matters.

 
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ROHINA BATRA

 Rohina is Managing Director of CFO Plus, a financial services firm specialising in outsourced accounting and financial support for early and growth-stage technology startups.

 After a 5-year stint in venture capital, followed by senior corporate finance roles with GlaxoSmithKline, Seven Network, and News Corp, she launched CFO Plus in 2013, successfully establishing the firm as a provider of choice to a number of tech accelerators in Sydney, including Cicada Innovations, Australia’s largest accelerator for deep tech and science based startups.

 Rohina has extensive experience in capital raising, financial modelling, tax, financial reporting, and corporate governance, gained over a 20-year career.  She is passionate about innovation and technology, and currently serves as CFO for a number of startups, working closely with founders and providing them sound accounting and financial advice as they develop and scale their businesses.



 

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CFO PLUS

CFO Plus is a boutique financial services firm that specialises in outsourced finance and accounting support for early and growth-stage technology startups. Our unique approach is to deliver a highly personalized, agile, and cost-effective service based on our deep understanding of startups and innovation companies.

 We provide a full suite of services from bookkeeping and accounts preparation to tax compliance, strategy development and CFO Advisory, enabling our clients to fully outsource their finance function. Our model is lean, scalable, and flexible, which allows us to easily adapt our services to fit our clients specific needs at different stages of their growth.

 We are a member firm of Chartered Accountants ANZ which ensures that we uphold the highest professional standards in our work. Ethics and integrity are the core values that direct every aspect of what we do.

 

VISUAL FUSE

VisualFUSE is a technology strategy planning and implementation support organisation. We focus on the pragmatic use of tools, and specialise in the visualisation and management of complex information. Examples include:

·         Link between strategy and execution

·         Technology deployment risk

·         R&D investment portfolio management.

VisualFUSE also provides assistance in the deployment phase through a range of activities including, interim executive management, special project / innovation management, road-mapping, market research, technology due-diligence, problem mapping, business process optimisation and staff coaching.

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