THE WOLLEMI STORY
Wollemi Capital™ is a global climate specialist investment firm. We fund and support businesses creating the net-zero future, securing the financial opportunity of our planet’s lifetime.
Fewer than 100 adult Wollemi Pines exist in the world, in a protected grove in Australia’s Blue Mountains. Unchanged for over 200 million years, their survival is a story of fragility and resilience: enduring, but almost lost. During the most destructive bushfires in Australian history, human intervention prevented catastrophe.
What the next 200 million years looks like for the Wollemi Pine rests with us. We alone will evolve their story from persistence to nurture, from nurture to growth.
Wollemi Capital™ believes that the custodianship of the environment is key to a thriving future – one in which astute deployment of capital will drive even greater outcomes for our planet, partners and investors.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and extend that respect to all First Nations people across the world.
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Food and Agriculture
Sustainable, climate resilient food and agricultural production, helping reduce waste and carbon intensity
Rapid electrification supplied through renewable sources
Technology platforms that enable, measure and monitor carbon abatement efforts
We invest where our domain expertise is strongest and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is most vital.
Our team has been at the forefront of climate investing for over 10 years, founded by former Global Head of Macquarie Capital, Tim Bishop, and former Head of Asia and Australia for BCG Digital Ventures, Paul Hunyor.
We bring together an unparalleled combination of industry experts with deep investor knowledge and operational expertise.
We are focused on systemic change. Our robust networks identify patterns ahead of the curve and our commitment to impact measurement and management ensures greater outcomes for both profit and planet.
We are more than just investors, we are hands on partners, actively building the broader climate investing ecosystem.
WHO WE ARE
Tim brings over 30 years of investment experience in climate, renewables, infrastructure and technology, with a track record of founding, building and scaling global businesses. Tim served as Global Head of Macquarie Capital (2012-19), the firm’s principal investments group, and sat on Macquarie Group’s 12-member Executive Committee. Tim was responsible for the early push into green energy, including offshore wind, solar and battery, culminating in the £2.3b acquisition of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank.
Managing Director, Co-Founder
Paul brings over 20 years of experience as an investor and operator in climate impact, private equity and venture capital. Paul has been at the forefront of corporate venture investing in climate solutions. As the former Head of Asia Pacific and Australia for BCG Digital Ventures, the corporate VC arm of the Boston Consulting Group, Paul co-founded BCG Green Ventures.
Managing Director, Co-Founder
Catherine has spent the last 20 years at Macquarie Group. Most recently Catherine was Global Chief Financial Officer and Global Chief Operating Officer for Macquarie Capital. Prior to that Catherine performed various roles within the Financial Management Group of Macquarie Group focusing on supporting Macquarie Capital and what is now known as the Real Assets division of Macquarie Asset Management Group.
CFO / COO
Kavita is a conservation and sustainability expert and advisor working at the intersection of nature, climate change and people. She is a Board Member of the Integrity Council for Voluntary Carbon Markets (IC-VCM) as well as TARA Climate. And a member of the Unilever Sustainability Council.
Noah has spent his entire career addressing the climate challenge through commercially-driven solutions and public-private partnerships. Most recently, Noah served as the Head of Carbon Market Development and Director of Product and Business Development at Indigo Ag, one of the leading global agriculture tech companies, focused on sustainability and regenerative agriculture. Noah led many of the first-ever deals for nature-based carbon offsets from agriculture.
Chris brings over 15 years of experience in finance, energy, and technology, with a successful track record of building businesses and deploying capital. Most recently, Chris was a Senior Investment Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO), recruited in 2021 to revitalize the technology financing platform which grew to approximately $350B+ in financing authority under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022.
Lara brings deep experience in energy infrastructure, renewable energy and sustainable building design to the Wollemi team. While at Pacific Gas &Electric Company, Lara led the strategy of their grid-edge pilot projects aimed to increase the hosting capacity for distributed energy resources on California’s grid. Earlier in her career, Lara worked with government and private-sector entities across the energy sector, including SunEdison, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Connecticut Green Bank.
Chris has over 10 years’ experience as an investor and operator in climate impact, private equity and venture capital. Most recently, Chris was a Lead in the team which pioneered the Boston Consulting Group’s Green Ventures division where he built and invested in a number of climate solutions businesses. He previously served as a Manager at Pacific Equity Partners and Policy Advisor to the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
Cecilia brings deep experience across strategy and private equity to the Wollemi team, alongside a passion for social impact. Recently Cecilia was a lead advisor to a new coalition of eight leading global conservation NGOs on a ground-breaking collaboration to accelerate the development of a high integrity supply of nature-based solutions for carbon markets that genuinely deliver positive impacts for nature and communities.
Christie brings global fundraising, finance and startup experience to the Wollemi team, with a passion for food and agricultural technology. Most recently, Christie formed part of the founding team at Jiva in Singapore, an Olam-backed agriculture technology platform seeking to reimagine rural supply chains. Here she led the product strategy and execution for Jiva’s farmer advisory service.
Alison previously worked at Macquarie Group since 2012, specifically with the Financial Institutions Group and with Tim Bishop in his role as the Global Head of Macquarie Capital. Prior, Alison spent 10 years in London working in Roadshows and Events for Credit Suisse and Greenhill’s Real Estate Private Funds Group in London.
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