OUR ADVISERS
We combine broad and deep cybersecurity expertise with seasoned expertise across various disciplines in investments, venture capital, private equity, angel investment, innovation and financial services.

Investment Advisory Board

Location:

Australia​

Nick has over 35 years’ experience in information technology, financial markets, investment management and venture capital.  Previous positions include Venture Executive at an Australian venture capital firm, Regional Director Asia Pacific of a global investment management company, CEO of an Australian Investment management company, Principal Consultant of a global IT consultancy and Adjunct Professor at Monash University Business School. He is currently CEO of a private investment company, advisor to a number of companies .
Nick Birrell
Joe Burton

Cyber Security Technical

Investment Advisory Board

 

Location:

Belgium & New Zealand

Dr Joe Burton is Senior Lecturer in Security and Crime
Science, University of Waikato, and a Marie Curie fellow
(MSCA-IF) at Université libre de Bruxelles completing a
two-year European Commission-funded project
on Strategic Cultures of Cyber Warfare. Joe has been a
visiting researcher at the NATO Cooperative Cyber
Defence Centre of Excellence, Tallinn, Estonia. His
research is focused on transnational responses to
security challenges, most notably cyber security
(especially political, cognitive and human factors), with a
focus on Euro-Atlantic and the Asia-Pacific regions.
Alison Gough

Governance Advisor

 

Location:

Australia

Alison has over 25 years’ experience working in-house as a
senior corporate lawyer for global property and financial
services organisations advising businesses in Australia,
Europe and Asia on legal, risk and governance related
matters. She has worked for and advised publicly listed
businesses and was a key member of the executive team
that established and managed various private equity real
estate investment funds for institutional investors
investing in Europe, the UK, Asia and Australia. More
recently she has expanded her experience in the nonprofit/
government agency conservation sector in relation to
land and wildlife protection.
Aden Jama

Cyber Technical Advisor, Technical Due Diligence & Portfolio Manager

 

Location:

Australia

Aden is a cyber security, due diligence and threat intelligence specialist. He has over 12 years’ experience working as a detective at New Scotland Yard, Special Operations – Counter Terrorism, and as a member of the Australian Federal Police. Aden has extensive knowledge in the protection of digital assets, enterprise network intrusion prevention / detection systems and international data regulation standards. He has previously advised government officials both in the UK and Australia to provide strategies for serious and complex cyber investigations, including international projects to improve operational standards and training practices. In 2019, Aden implemented National Australia Bank’s first neurodiversity program where he led and developed a highly talented team of autistic cyber security analysts, in partnership with DXC’s Dandelion Program. Prior to returning to 5i Capital, Aden was engaged as a Technology Manager at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, where he evaluated and uplifted the critical cyber threat intelligence capabilities and procedures. 
Ryan Ko

Cyber Technical Advisor & Investment Advisory Board

 

Location:

Australia & Singapore

Professor Ryan Ko is a computer scientist specialising in cyber security and systems research. His research on homomorphic encryption, data provenance and user data control are central to many cloud security, data tracking and security information and event management (SIEM) tools across open source (e.g. OpenStack, Progger) and industry tools (e.g. ArcSight via Hewlett-Packard Labs) today. He is currently Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security at the University of Queensland. Prior to UQ, he was with Hewlett-Packard Labs and the University of Waikato. Ryan also established New Zealand’s leading cyber security research group (CROW), the NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science, and the annual New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge. He has held various directorships and advisory roles across academia, industry, listed companies, INTERPOL, ISO, and the governments of Singapore, New Zealand, Tonga, and Australia. Ryan is a Fellow of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) (2016). He received his Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) (Computer Engineering) and PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 
Martin U Ripple

Investment Advisory Board

Location:

Singapore & Australia

Martin is an experienced IT Executive with a focus on the Australasian aerospace and defence industry. He is currently responsible for the Asian activities of Frequentis AG, a global leader of secure communications for governmental and institutional customers.
 
He was previously the Managing Director of Thales Air Operations in Australia, having joined the Thales Group from the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) with experience in high profile aeronautical projects in the commercial and defence divisions of EADS.
Jon Robinson

Non-Executive Director

 

Location:

Singapore

Jon is a specialist HR, remuneration and governance
consultant. He brings some 30 years of human resources
consulting experience combined with extensive knowledge
of financial markets. For six years from 2004, Jon led the
Asia business of the Vanguard Group, one of the world’s
largest investment managers. He served on the Singapore
Central Provident Fund’s Advisory Panel from 2006 to
2008 as well as the government’s Economic Review
Committee’s CPF group in 2002. He is an adviser to the M&A
boutique Pickering Pacific and a director of two hedge funds
managed by EFA Group and Independent Director - Singapore for the CAIA Association.
Alex graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of International Relations, specialising in Southeast Asian geopolitics. He also recently completed an internship at the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Alex supports 5i Capital's investment and cyber security technical due diligence teams.
Alex Chudleigh

Associate

Location:

Australia

Our Address:
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South Melbourne VIC 3205

Australia

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