Richard Whiteoak

I’m passionate about helping high quality companies and management teams reach their full potential, and enabling long-term value creation for our clients and partners. I founded Whiteoak in 2016 with this vision, and today I’m proud to work with an incredible team of professionals who have deep expertise in selecting investments and growing private companies.
Prior to Whiteoak, I was a listed equities investor with Allan Gray, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and a hospital physician.

I hold a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Wales and an MBA with High Distinction from the University of Oxford. I am a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Greg Garvin

I have extensive experience in building, advising and transforming businesses globally. [More content on role/work in the firm]
Prior to Whiteoak I was Executive General Manager of People, Strategy & Stakeholders at Australia’s largest electricity transmission network, TransGrid. I was previously a senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company and Accenture, serving clients in Australia, the US, UK, Japan and South Africa. 
I hold an AB in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD. I am also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lorcan Barden

My career has focused on building asset management firms from the client relationship side. [More content on role/work in the firm]
Prior to joining Whiteoak I held Head of Distribution roles with several high profile asset management firms.  Earlier in my career, I was a management consultant at McKinsey and Company and a listed equities fund manager at Schroders in the UK.
I hold an MA from Oxford University and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Udhav Goenka

I am an Investment Director based in Whiteoak’s Melbourne office. I have extensive experience across corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. [More content on role/work in the firm]
Prior to joining Whiteoak, I held roles with Kirwood Capital, Archer Capital and Macquarie Capital focusing on growth capital and private equity investments across Australia and New Zealand.
I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, majoring in Economics and Finance.

Oliver Kirkland

I joined Whiteoak in 2017 to develop my career in evaluating investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies.
Prior to Whiteoak I was a Management Consultant at Port Jackson Partners, where I helped clients develop corporate and business unit strategies in a range of sectors including financial services, industrials, infrastructure, agriculture, and consumer goods.
I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, majoring in Economics and Finance.

George Squibbs

I am an Investment Manager in the Sydney office with responsibility for end-to-end transactions, from origination through to portfolio support. I enjoy exploring investment opportunities and finding ways to help the portfolio companies succeed. My past experience includes leading commercial due diligence for investors whilst as an engagement manager within the transactions team of LEK. […]