Jeff Swingler

image003as a Chartered Accountant and holding a Master of Enterprise Innovation, Jeff has over 35 years of involvement in finance and investment, trading markets, and technology commercialisation.  Jeff has a significant background in sustainability and Natural Resource Management including agribusiness and forestry, agricultural biotechnology, along with technology and supply chain integration on an International level.   Jeff spent 9 years in the pulp, paper and packaging industries with Visy.

Jeff cofounded and ran a world leading meteorology business and has been an advisor to the Victorian Dept of Sustainability and Environment (now DWELP) in relation to water management programs.  He also facilitated the world’s first accreditation for Carbon sequestration in Mixed Species Forests. 

In 2014, as one of Australia’s Senior Investment Specialists in Austrade, Jeff worked on strategic inbound investment into a broad range of projects before returning to industry.   Jeff was previously Global Head of Equity Risk for ANZ, a Director of ANZ Securities, Chaired two of ANZ’s superannuation funds and prior to ANZ managed the back office for over $1bn of Funds under Management.    Jeff was a principal of US Silicon Valley Angel Fund before the dot com crash of 2000. Jeff has raised over $8Bn for related projects.