Finance & Operations Team
General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer
| LLB BBus Banking & Finance | Location: Sydney, AU
Matt is the General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer for OneVentures. Matt is responsible for all operational aspects of the firm, including legal, compliance, corporate finance, investor relations and marketing.
Matt brings over 20 years of legal experience in financial services, acquired locally and internationally.
Before joining OneVentures, Matt has held senior legal roles with domestic and international companies, leading high performing teams.
Most recently, Matt was General Counsel & Company Secretary of Eclipx Group Limited for seven years and prior to that, spent a further eight years with ING Bank Australia as Head of Legal, Compliance and Company Secretary.
Earlier, Matt held various positions with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Perpetual Limited and Pitcher Partners.
Matt is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. He is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Chartered Secretary and is entered on the Roll of Public Notaries.
Head of Fund Finance
| CA, BaCom (Accounting and Finance) | Location: Sydney, AU
Bernard has experience in the private equity, investment banking and audit professional services industry. He started his career at KPMG in Sydney where he initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
He then spent several years working for Catalyst Investment, a private equity manager in Sydney, before moving to London and working for the UK based private equity firm BC Partners.
Upon returning to Sydney he spent some time at Macquarie Investment Management in a financial control function.
Bernard has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.
Investor Relations Director
| BA HR & Industrial Relations, Grad. Cert. Finance, Dip. Financial Planning | Location: Sydney, AU
Maria Baas is the Investor Relations Director at OneVentures. She is responsible for developing, managing investor relationships and implementing Investor Relations strategy and helping to build out the firm’s Investor Relations capability in the Australian market.
Maria joined the team from Macquarie Group where she was developing strategic relationships with external stakeholders in the Corporate and Asset Finance division. Prior to that Maria worked at UBS Asset Management where she was responsible for key client relationship management and institutional business development across industry super funds, insurance firms, large corporates and consultants. Maria also held various roles in financial planning and funds management with AMP Capital and AMP Limited more broadly. She started her career in HNW boutique wealth management firm as the Client Relationship Manager.
Maria holds a Bachelors Degree in HR and Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney. Additionally, she has completed a Graduate Certificate of Finance at Macquarie University and a Diploma of Financial Planning.
| BEc, CA | Location: Sydney, AU
Jill started her career in corporate tax, ultimately having decided to transition into commercial accounting. She is essential for critical business functions and provides financial controlling as part of the F&O team.
She is an experienced and dedicated finance professional, also providing leadership and administrative support to keep the office running smoothly.
Jill looks after the finance function for the OneVentures corporate entities, including financial accounting, taxation, management accounting and corporate secretarial.
She also supports Risk Management in the firm, looking after many internal controls, insurances for the business and provides assistance to the Risk Management Committee.
She oversees the outsourced IT support function and assists with HR administration (onboarding, offboarding, employment contracts).
Jill used to run an accounting business for which she managed a successful merger with another practice to create a profitable business.
| BCom / Master of Economics | Location: Sydney, AU
Lenny brings his 10 years finance experience to the OneVentures team. He has a solid background on financial reporting, management reporting, statutory reporting and fund administration.
Lenny’s role as a financial accountant is to support the finance, reporting, accounting and operation functions across the 1V investment entities.
Prior to joining OneVentures, Lenny held various roles in finance teams with listed and unlisted fund managers, fund administrator and financial services company.
Lenny has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (double majors in Accounting and Finance) from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Economics degree from Macquarie University. He is also a member of CPA Australia.
| CPA, Master of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Arts | Location: Sydney, AU
Justin Lai is originally from the Borneo Island part of Malaysia, having done a bachelor’s degree in Singapore whilst working as a translator and also as an editor at a publishing house. He started his career in finance/accounting after coming to Australia in 2009, and has been working in fund accounting/investment administration ever since.
Justin’s role as a financial accountant is to support the finance, reporting, accounting and operation functions across the 1V investment entities.
He has previously worked at IOOF, Link Group, MLC, and most recently, Unity Fund Services, with experience spanning across client reporting, investor reporting, regulatory reporting, NAV calculations, unit pricing, fund accounting, investment administration and trust distribution.
Justin brings over a decade of experience to the OneVentures team, and has a continuing passion to learn and grow. He is a great problem solver who is also always looking to go above and beyond expectations.
Justin is a CPA and Recipient of the Certificate of Excellence, and holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore.
Marketing & Community Manager
| Royal Holloway, University of London | Location: Sydney, AU
Rhianna Miller is the Marketing & Community Manager at OneVentures, providing opportunities for connection to founders, entrepreneurs and to the broader VC ecosystem.
Rhianna moved to Australia from the UK in 2022. Prior to joining OneVentures she had been working in the European Tech Ecosystem in London, managing a community of women in tech, a women in STEM awards programme and part of the London Tech Week team, contributing to climate, health and early-stage founder communities.
She has a passion for not only making connections, but creating opportunities for people to truly engage, learn and be inspired. She brings her global experience to the Australian VC ecosystem, and is committed to growing the OneVentures community across all our pillars, but especially in the areas of technology and venture credit. She is focused on supporting founders and funders as we drive growth ahead of the curve.
| SC 2001, Business Administration Certificate V 2002 | Location: Sydney, AU
Heather Maini is the team coordinator for OneVentures, having built a long and successful career in office administration.
She brings nearly 20 years’ of experience in client service and office management to the OneVentures team, and provides essential support for both the investment and operations teams.