Our team

Ben Bucknell

Ben Bucknell

Ben is CEO of OnMarket BookBuilds and has extensive experience in investment banking, private equity, and corporate law.  In 2017, Ben was named in the “The World’s 1,000 Most Influential People in Market Structure” published by Patrick Young in the UK.  Ben was also named as one of the 10 most influential people in market structure in Australasia. 

Prior to OnMarket BookBuilds, Ben was employed by Macquarie Group in its Equity Capital Markets division. During his time at Macquarie, Ben worked on equity raisings for takeover bids, initial public offerings and placements across numerous industries.

At Washington H Soul Pattinson group of companies, one of Australia's most prominent and diversified investment houses, Ben advised on venture capital financings, acquisitions, takeovers and equity raisings.

Having spent 6 years at Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters), Ben overlays his private equity and investment banking experience with a solid understanding of corporate law.  

Ben is a former pearl diver with Paspaley Pearls, has studied mandarin at the Beijing Language and Culture University, holds a Commerce and Law degree (Hons) from University of Sydney and is a CFA Charterholder.

Rosie Kennedy

Rosie Kennedy

Rosie is Managing Director, OnMarket BookBuilds and works closely with brokers, exchanges and with companies wishing to raise capital.

Rosie’s extensive experience includes as Senior Manager, Exchange Market Operators at the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC). Rosie also worked on policy and projects at the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA).

Before AFMA, Rosie served as National Manager, Trading Market Development at Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) where she was instrumental in the development of the ASX Interest Rate Market; ASX electricity and commodity futures markets; DvP for IPOs; and was the ASX nominee director on the board of IRESS.

Rosie began her career in the debt capital markets and was head of government bond proprietary trading at UBS. Originally from Melbourne, Rosie holds a Commerce degree from University of Melbourne and is a sports enthusiast extraordinaire, regularly watching as many AFL games as possible on any given weekend.

Nick Motteram

Nick Motteram

Nick is Managing Director, OnMarket BookBuilds and guides companies and their lead managers through the capital raising process.

Nick was formerly the Head of Power & Utilities for UBS Investment Bank in Asia. During his 5 years in the region, Nick lead some of Asia’s largest ECM transactions in including the Hong Kong IPO of China Longyuan Power, China's largest renewable energy company; and the IPO of Reliance Power, the largest IPO ever conducted in India.

Prior to Hong Kong, Nick worked with UBS Investment Bank in Sydney, and was a member of UBS’s market leading Utility & Infrastructure team, working with some of the leading utility and infrastructure players in Australia.

Nick spent his university years between the bar at St. Andrew's College, a rowing boat, and lectures for his Chemical Engineering and Commerce double degree.  Nowadays, Nick spends his spare time trying to keep up with his energetic young family.

Tim Eisenhauer

Tim Eisenhauer

Tim is Managing Director, OnMarket BookBuilds and works closely with our distribution partners and with companies looking to raise capital.

Tim was Head of Product Development for Asia at Standard & Poor's, leading S&P Indices' expansion into Asia and launching 30 new innovative indices in collaboration with Asia's major securities exchanges, ETF issuers, and structured product issuers.

Before his time in Asia, Tim spent 4 years in New York as Global Head of S&P's Strategy Custom Index division. Tim was also previously Head of S&P's Indices in Australia, where he led a dramatic period of index methodology change and index expansion.

Tim completed his economics degree at University of Sydney, as well as a Masters in Social Anthropology from Oxford University.  Tim’s spare time is taken up between the netball court, footy field and Bronte beach nippers looking after his 3 kids.

 

Matt Turner

Matt Turner

Matt is an Associate with OnMarket and works closely with companies that are looking to grow, assisting them throughout the capital raising process.

Prior to joining OnMarket, Matt spent his Analyst years with KPMG Corporate Finance where he gained experience across mergers & acquisitions, valuations, restructuring and projects. He also received a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law was admitted to the NSW Supreme Court in May 2017.  

Before graduating with a dual Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at the University of Queensland, Matt interned with PwC’s Deals team and clerked with Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He also spent six months studying at the University of Copenhagen, played rugby for the UQ law school, rowed for Kings College and was on the committee for the Financial Management Association of Australia.

Sparking his interest in sustainability, he also volunteered with the Environmental Defenders Office and was awarded the Queensland Environmental Law Association Prize for Planning Law.

When not at work, Matt is usually supporting Queensland footy teams, at the beach or planning his next overseas stint.

Carla Lawandos

Carla Lawandos

Carla is our Investor Communications Manager, and supports all aspects of OMB’s interaction with investors.  Carla is also largely responsible for online content management and electronic communications.

Carla has spent most of her career in the Corporate Department of one of Australia’s top tier law firms, working closely with Executive Partners, Staff Partners and also as a Departmental Coordinator with 35 assistants reporting to Carla directly. 

For a change of scenery, Carla owned and ran her own successful business for 5 years before joining the OnMarket Team. Carla loves to travel and spend time with her two very active daughters.

Bill Best

Bill Best

Bill has 30 years of experience in investment banking and stockbroking and is a Managing Director of OnMarket Bookbuilds.  Bill’s experience includes as  co-head of Macquarie Equity Capital Markets (ECM) of Macquarie Group Limited, an international investment bank listed on the ASX. Bill joined Macquarie’s fledgling securities business as its Managing Director in 1988. In 1992 Bill co-founded Macquarie’s ECM business. This business grew to be regularly ranked as first or second in the capital-raising league tables for Australia for the 10 years to 2010, with global operations spanning the world’s leading financial centres.

Bill was instrumental in the Initial Public Offerings of Macquarie’s listed property trusts in the mid-1990s. The institutional knowledge and experience gained in these transactions paved the way for Macquarie’s ground-breaking listed infrastructure business.

Bill has diverse interests, including as an ACO Board Member and Chairman of Inala.

Tim Hyett

Tim Hyett

Tim has 30 years’ experience in investment management and financial markets in a broad variety of roles and institutions. Tim was previously CEO and Executive Chairman of Investors Mutual, CEO of Global Value Investors and Chairman of the Investment Committee for Premium Investors at Treasury Group Limited, an incubator of fund management companies. Prior to Treasury Group, Tim headed the multi-manager investment facilities for the New South Wales Treasury Corporation which is the central financing agency for the NSW public sector.

Tim was a founding Director of a private Information Technology company, and held various trading roles including Head of Trading, before being appointed Treasurer of a regional Australian bank.

Tim is a fishing and surfing fanatic and can typically be found out on the water at day-break. 

Andrew Wei

Andrew Wei

Andrew is an analyst at OnMarket BookBuilds, whose work is spread across modelling and data analytics and can often be found sifting through large amounts of numbers on excel. 

Previous to starting at OnMarket BookBuilds, Andrew interned at an investment bank in the U.S., New Century Capital Partners and was a lab assistant for the University of Sydney Business School.

He is currently in his 4th year of a double degree in Commerce and Laws at the University of Sydney, having completed his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance.

Most recently, Andrew went on an exchange at UCLA, where he juggled studying 4 nights, interning 4 days and exploring the cities of San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles and Cancun all in the space of 2 months.

Kyla Tan

Kyla Tan

Kyla is an analyst at OnMarket, as a go-to member of the team for a wide range of tasks from senior members of the team on both the investor and issuer end of the capital raising process.

She is currently in her 2nd year of a double degree in Commerce and Law at the University of New South Wales and loves balancing her major in finance with law.

Recently, Kyla worked with a local charity in Nepal on their sustainable community development and educational curriculum going forward. Kyla is a big fan of the outdoors and finds as much time as she can to explore, hike or snorkel.

 

Washington H Soul Pattinson

Washington H Soul Pattinson

Our largest institutional investor is Australia’s oldest listed investment house, Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Company.