About the Role Research commercialisation, investment in startups, and entrepreneurship are key pillars of Swinburne's value creation strategy. The Director Investment Management will assume overall responsibility for the operational delivery and continuous development of Swinburne's equity management strategy and function, including providing operational oversight over Swinburne's shareholdings through Swinburne Ventures Limited (SVL). The Director will work closely with the Commercial Innovation team to provide quality assurance on new venture deals, ensure proactive portfolio management for the growing equity portfolio, and act as shareholder representative on behalf of Swinburne. The Director will be responsible for operationalizing the investment infrastructure associated with Swinburne affiliated funds and co-investment schemes.
The Director Investment Management will form and leverage a credible network of external stakeholders, comprising of risk capital investment managers, relevant government bodies, and leading national and international venture programs. Using these networks, they will be responsible for creating a globally benchmarked best practice equity portfolio management function as part of building an integrated entrepreneurship ecosystem at the university.
The Director will be accountable for tracking and reporting on the operational performance of ventures within the portfolio and will be a trusted advisor to startup teams as they grow these ventures. The Director will also establish and serve on investment committees for associated funds and schemes and drive the governance and operational processes for effective investment into, divestment from and/or windup of equity positions.
About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:
About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne is a research-intensive dual sector university of technology. With our strategic plan, Horizon 2025, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of technology, of innovation and of entrepreneurship; and, we're proud of it! We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education, research, and innovation so that:
The achievement of our 2025 moon shots is underpinned by our values, where our people are empowered to work together to build a better future.
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Applications Close: Sunday November 26th at 11PM
Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.
Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.
We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.
Victoria's Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes As a signatory to Victoria's Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.
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