Paul Docherty

Managing Director & Founder

A serial entrepreneur having founded; SmileStyler, Serkel, Hummingbird, HOOD and BRC Capital. Paul is also Chair of Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club and Director of Victorian Rugby. Additionally, Paul is the Executive Director of 3DMediTech (Founder).

Paul has been Chair of the YPO Melbourne Yarra Chapter (YPO is the worldā€™s largest CEO network) and is the incoming 2019-2020 YPO Regional Chair.

Paul was the Founder and CEO of Direct Connect Australia and was instrumental in the sale of Direct Connect and Lumo to Snowy Hydro for $605m in 2014.

Mark Dinnison


Mark provides commercial oversight across all BRC Capital investments, utilising experience across energy, technology, transportation, health and financial sectors. Previously Mark was Chief Financial Officer of Lumo Energy and Chief Commercial Officer of Vix Technology (a global public transport software solutions provider). The sale of Direct Connect and Lumo to Snowy Hydro for $605m in 2014 was the first time Mark and Paul combined in operational and divestment roles ā€“ the beginnings of the BRC formula.

Mark has held finance roles in KPMG and Morrison and Co (a boutique investment firm).

Peter Harris

Markets | Valuation | Money

Peter previously worked as part of the AMP Australian equities team and spent nearly a decade as Executive Director and Portfolio Manager at JCP Investment Partners. Peter also spent time as Head of Investor Relations at South32 (floated South32 for $9 billion) and Chief Economist at Shell. Peter is a talented stock-picker and portfolio manager with a passion for ESG-driven investing.

Tommy Fraser

Social | Digital | Data | A.I.

Tom is the CEO of Hummingbird AI and HOOD. Hummingbird is a CXM AI platform for delivering Chatbot solutions for customer centric businesses and HOOD is solving the global problem of moving home with an AI customer lead experience. A passion for rethinking consumer experiences and making them better through technology has always been a driver for Tom. Utilising his experience from starting up Direct Connect with Paul, delivering new market leading retail and digital strategies, developing the Hummingbird AI Platform, Tom has a track record for creating innovative businesses.

Patrick Davies

Investment Committee Chair

Patrick was most recently the CEO of ASX listed EBOS Group Limited, a position he held from 2014 to March 2018. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Symbion from 2008 ā€“ 2014. Over the ten years as CEO of Symbion/EBOS, he delivered compound annual growth in enterprise value of +20% (from circa $450M to in excess of $3.1B). He has substantial experience in capital and debt markets together with familiarity with high quality governance environments for listed and private companies. Patrick currently holds multiple high profile non exec director and advisory roles to ASX listed vehicles.