Jonathan Whitehouse, Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan is one of the three founders of Talu Ventures which was established as the successor to CM Capital. He joined CM Capital in February 2008 and has 20 years of experience in investment and finance. Jonathan serves as CFO of both Talu Ventures and Southern Cross Venture Partners and is responsible for the financial management and reporting of the venture funds as well as the management accounting of Talu and Southern Cross.
Prior to joining CM Capital, Jonathan held an M&A role with Suncorp-Metway in Brisbane. At his time with Suncorp, Jonathan was part of a small team that facilitated the successful merger of Suncorp with Promina, resulting in the second largest domestic insurer in both Australia and New Zealand.
Before his relocation to Australia in 2004, Jonathan was the Finance Director of Sagitta Private Equity (now Bowmark Capital), a UK private equity business. In this role, Jonathan was responsible for the management of the finance function of Sagitta and its funds. Additionally, he was involved in a number of Sagitta’s investments in the business services and IT services sector. He was also a member of Sagitta’s investment committee where he represented the company on the board of a number of its portfolio companies. Jonathan was also involved in Sagitta’s indirect private equity program, which managed investments in more than 40 funds, including venture capital, mezzanine and buy-out funds across Europe, the US and Asia.
Jonathan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.