Simon Van Assche
Simon has degrees in Law/Commerce at the University of Melbourne. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1979.
Simon has been involved in a senior capacity in the investment banking industry for over twenty five years both in Australia and for periods in London, New York and Tokyo. These positions involved opening the London office of DBSM (now UBS), Head of Capital Markets London and New York (BZW), Director International Capital Markets Daiwa (Tokyo), and Director Structured Finance Merrill Lynch.
During this period Simon developed expertise over the entire asset class spectrum including debt, equity, property, including structured debt and equity capital markets, structured finance, securitisation, infrastructure, equity raisings and property funds management.
Simon was also founding director of York Capital Limited and Lamont Capital Limited. These companies are specialist property investment banking conduits. They are the structured financial and legal project manager in large property transactions. They both coordinate and act in a lead role with experts in public property acquisitions. Simon has successfully completed over $650 million of listed and unlisted property management investment schemes over the past ten years.
Re-appointed to the VAX Board on 22 February 2013.