Meet the team
Founder and Executive Director, The Pyjama Foundation
2009 Queensland Australian of the Year Bronwyn Sheehan founded The Pyjama Foundation in 2004 to make a positive impact on the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. Since inception, The Pyjama Foundation has won a number of awards, garnered corporate and government support, and inspired a large team of community volunteers. A nurse and midwife and business owner, Bronwyn herself was inspired by the work of foster carers. Bronwyn was alarmed at statistics highlighting the poor literacy levels of children in care, and determined to find a way to address this issue. This was the beginning of The Pyjama Foundation Love of Learning Program. Bronwyn Sheehan is the 2009 Queensland Australian of the Year and 2008 National Finalist of the IBM Community and Government category of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Principal, Queensland Infrastructure Partners
Shane has 25 years of experience in the finance sector which includes significant experience in both the infrastructure sector and corporation and privatisation transactions.
His experience includes involvement in acquisitions as well as advising governments on the sales process including a greater than 12 month secondment to the South Australian government in relation to the corporatisation and privatisation of the State Bank of South Australia.
Shane has developed innovative structures which may be of significant benefit to the State during the sales process to assist with managing risk and maximising the financial return. In addition if these structures are pursued, they may be of significant benefit to the State in funding future infrastructure needs and monetising other infrastructure assets.
Jim comes from an accounting background where he has been a Partner in international accounting firm Deloittes for over ten years.
Jim has extensive accounting, finance and transaction experience in both domestic and international markets. He has worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA.
Partner, Holding Redlich
Brian is a partner in the Corporate & Commercial and Property & Projects Groups. He has over 18 years experience as a lawyer servicing agribusiness and rural industry as well his commercial property clients. Brian has been involved in some of Australia’s largest and most complex agribusiness transactions and regularly provides advice to leading rural enterprises and other commercial enterprises in their business dealings.Brian has a strong interest in corporate governance and is motivated by seeing his clients succeed and grow their businesses whilst providing strategic advice for their benefit where he can.
Peter is currently founding board member and Managing Director of TVN. TVN is an Internet delivered video platform that connects buyers and sellers through technology. TVN’s platform creates real time auctions for ad slots of premium broadcasters and publishers. Peter is based in Sydney but manages the growth of TVN across Asia Pacific with Japan and Thailand currently TVN fastest growing markets. Before founding TVN Peter was part of the Microsoft executive team that launched Microsoft Media Network in Australia and an early stage employee of Aquantive which was sold to Microsoft for $6 Billion in 2008. Peter brings an entrepreneurial energy combined with a goal orientated mindset to any venture he is involved with.