Our Team

Rawson Lewis

Senior Management Team

David FairfullChairman

David has extensive experience in finance, investment & merchant banking. Beginning his career at a very young age, David progressed quickly to a Managing Director position. Over his career David has participated at the board level in some 42 private & listed companies and has also been the principal adviser in over 210 mergers and acquisitions projects. David has served on boards including as Non-Executive Director NSW Rugby Union Board, Australian Rugby Union Board, Pitt Capital Partners Ltd, Kleinwort Benson Australia Ltd KleinWort Benson Ltd, Glebe Board as well as listed companies (ASX Codes: API, CLV, GZL, SGP, SOL & TPM).

Nick Dacres-ManningsManaging Director

Nick Dacres-Mannings has built a solid reputation as a business builder, corporate advisor & financier over a 25 year career. His initial career & skills was honed by working at the blue chip firms of Gresham Partners, ABN AMRO & HSBC on large & complex transactions. Over the last decade Nick has been involved as a founding Director & owner of the international boutique investment house Helmsec Global Capital. Nick has degrees in Economics, Law & an MBA. His experience includes advice on & arranging debt & equity financing, shareholder relations, M&A, privatisations as well as corporate & industry strategy.

Tony LethleanDirector

Tony Lethlean is a leading geologist with over 20 years’ mining experience, including 4 years underground on the Golden Mile in Kalgoorlie. In later years, he has worked as a resources analyst with various stockbrokers and investment banks including CIBC World Markets. Tony was a founding director of Helmsec Global Capital Limited which seeded, listed and funded a number of companies in a large range of commodities including gold, copper, coal and rare-earths. Tony is a non-executive director of Alliance Resources Ltd (ASX:AGS) and Alkane Resources Ltd (ASX:ALK).

Lincoln LiuDirector, Capital Markets

Lincoln commenced his career in equities in 2009 with experience across Equities & Derivatives trading and Equity Research. Over the last 6 years, Lincoln has worked closely with the Rawson Lewis team across investment banking transactions including IPO's, Placements, Private Equity and M&A. His industry exposure covers resources, biotech & technology. Lincoln holds a BBusCom (Applied Finance) UWS & MCom (Finance) UNSW. Lincoln completed his MBA at the USYD Business School in 2017, with a Distinction average.

John CathcartDirector, Mining & Resources

John Cathcart has 30 years experience in mining and mining investment analysis. John commenced his career with 10 years as a geologist with Western Mining Corporation. He followed this with roles as the mining analyst with EL & C Baillieu, BT Securities and HSBC Securities. Since 2004, John has been responsible for mining and resources investment at Thorney Investments. He continues in that role on a part-time basis.

Drew TownsendDirector

Drew is an experienced Chartered Accountant & corporate advisor to numerous SMEs. Drew's industry & service specialisations include audits, prospectus preparation, expert reports, due diligence & AFSL audits. Drew's professional qualifications include Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance), Registered Auditor, Member of the Governance Institute, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Tax agent, Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors & Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.