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our board

A leadership that drives investment results.

Michael Happell
Chairman

Michael is the Chairman of Supra Capital and a member of the Credit Committee. He recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner for twenty-four years, including four years as chairman of the Australian firm. Whilst Michael was practising, he was widely recognised as one of Australia’s top tax advisors. His current roles include non-executive positions with the Melbourne Cricket Club (as President), Breast Cancer Network Australia, My Prosperity and Financials Crimes Consulting Ltd. Michael’s former directorships include Scotch College, Lauriston Girls’ School and the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club.

Adriana Zuccala
Managing Director

Adriana is the Managing Director of Supra Capital. A qualified lawyer with extensive experience in the financial services, property and legal sectors, Adriana has spent the past decade operating contributory mortgage schemes and property development funds, as well as being general counsel of CGA Bryson. Prior to that she was a partner of a large national law firm, specialising in property development and financing. Adriana ensures the utmost diligence in all aspects of the business. As well as her role with Supra Capital, Adriana is a non-executive director of MS Limited. Adriana’s former non-executive directorships include deputy chair of VincentCare Victoria and VincentCare Community Housing.

Neil Bryson
Director

Neil is a Director of Supra Capital and a member of the Credit Committee. He has an accomplished career in real estate, specialising in property development, construction and investment. The last twenty years have seen Neil head CGA Bryson and the Bryson Group, managing operating divisions that included funds management, commercial property development, construction and fit out and asset management. Neil’s approach has been to identify strategic opportunities and seek out innovative, best practice solutions in property development and investment.

Andrew Newbold
Director

Andrew is a Director of Supra Capital and a member of the Credit Committee. Following more than twenty years’ practising commercial law, Andrew held non-executive positions for a range of private companies and not-for-profit organisations, including directorship at CGA Bryson. He is currently Chairman of Althea Group Holdings Limited, the SEDA Group of Companies, Golf Australia Limited and a commissioner of the Australian Football League (having recently retired as a chairman and president of the Hawthorn Football Club). Andrew has been involved in various entrepreneurial activities including establishing a renewable energy business, which he later sold to an ASX Top 20 company and developing a ground-breaking real-estate app.

Peter Nankivell
Non-executive Director

Peter is a Non-Executive director of Supra Capital. He has an extensive legal career with over thirty years practising in the areas of banking law, commercial law and mergers and acquisitions where he is recognised  in “Best Lawyers 2021”. Nankivell currently consults to Thomson Geer Lawyers, where he maintains his legal practice, and was formerly chairman of the Board of Partners of Herbert Geer. As well as counselling a number of bank and non-bank financiers, Peter’s clients include private and public companies, family firms and high net worth individuals. Peter has been on the board of the Hawthorn Football Club since 2014 and is currently Vice President. Peter is the past chairman of the Centre for Eye Research Australia Limited, the Eye Research Australia Foundation, the Ansell Foundation and the Xavier College Foundation.

Michael Happell
Chairman

Michael is Chairman of Supra Capital and member of the Credit Committee. He recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner for twenty-four years, including four years as chairman of the Australian firm. Whilst Michael was practising, he was widely recognised as one of Australia’s top tax advisors. His current roles include non-executive positions with the Melbourne Cricket Club, Breast Cancer Network Australia, My Prosperity and Financials Crimes Consulting Ltd.

Neil Bryson
Director

Neil is a Director of Supra Capital and member of the Credit Committee. He has an accomplished career in real estate, specialising in property development and investment. The last twenty years have seen Neil head CGA Bryson and the Bryson Group, managing operating divisions that included funds management, commercial property development and asset management. Neil’s approach has been to identify strategic opportunities and seek out innovative, best practice solutions in property development and investment.

Adriana Zuccala
Managing Director

Adriana is the Managing Director of Supra Capital. A qualified lawyer with extensive experience in the financial services, property and legal sectors, Adriana has spent the past decade operating contributory mortgage schemes and property development funds, as well as being general counsel of CGA Bryson. Prior to that she was a partner of a large national law firm, specialising in property development and financing. Adriana ensures the upmost diligence in all aspects of the business.

Andrew Newbold
Director

Andrew is a Director of Supra Capital and a member of the Credit Committee. Following more than twenty years’ practising commercial law, Andrew held executive positions for a range of private companies and not-for-profit organisations, including directorship at CGA Bryson. He is currently Chairman of Althea Group Holdings Limited, the SEDA Group of Companies, a director of Golf Australia Limited and a commissioner of the Australian Football League (having recently retired as a chairman and president of the Hawthorn Football Club).

Peter Nankivell
Non-executive Director

Peter is a Non-Executive director of Supra Capital. He has an extensive legal career with over thirty years practising in the areas of banking and commercial law. He currently consults to Thomson Geer Lawyers, where he maintains his practice, and was formerly chairman of the Board of Partners of Herbert Greer. As well as counselling a number of bank and non-bank financiers, Peter’s clients include private and public companies, family firms and high net worth individuals. Peter has been on the board of the Hawthorn Football Club since 2014 and is currently Vice President.
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