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Viridios

Our Team

Eddie Listorti

Chief Executive Officer

Eddie has 25 years financial markets executive experience across multiple asset classes ranging from fixed income, currencies, and commodities, including carbon trading.

Formerly the Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities at both ANZ Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort, the investment banking division of Allianz, and responsible for managing teams comprised of over 2000 staff, he has an exemplary track record in risk management, identifying value opportunities & building high-performance teams. Eddie is also a former board director of Carbon Trading, a joint venture initiative of Dresdner and Gazprom, former committee member of Singapore Foreign Exchange Committee (SFEMC), and former member of the board of SIFMA (The Securities and Financial Markets Association) in London.

Geoff Clear

Chief Operating Officer

Geoff is the former Global Head of ANZ Commodities, responsible for all product development, trading, sales and physical logistics. 

He is deeply experienced in managing the business of buying, selling, leasing and storing/transferring physical gold and other precious metals, as well as providing advisory and derivative trading services in precious & base metals, oil & gas, agriculture, coal & iron ore, power and carbon markets. Geoff is also the former Chairman and Non-Executive Director of ANZ ETFS Management (AUS) Ltd, a joint venture focused on creating and administering a portfolio of exchange traded funds [ETFs].

Marcus Nettelton

General Counsel & Head of Compliance

Marcus has over 30 years legal, regulatory and corporate governance experience in the energy and commodities sector. 

He has held senior legal and regulatory positions at upstream oil and gas exploration and production companies, trading houses, investment banks and electricity generation companies. This includes being the former Head of Legal – Commodities for Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. His recent experience includes electricity generation, energy and commodities trading, including carbon at one of the largest power generators in Europe. He is a qualified Barrister and registered foreign lawyer in Singapore.

Francis Hasek

CFO & Chief Risk Officer

Francis has more than 20 years of experience in the finance sector structuring and executing complex transactions across Europe, Australia, Asia and the Gulf. 

Former manager at Qatar Investment Authority executing and managing infrastructure investments and Director Global Markets for ANZ with a key role on the Energy and Emissions desk.

Anna Wan

Financial Controller

Anna has over 20 years of experiences in various professional firms in Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. 

Her professional experiences include operation and marking in the food industry; accounting in an IT and telecommunication company; professional company secretarial work, taxation and auditing in an audit firm; managing client relationships in the corporate services industry; and finance in Higher Education Sector.

 

Anna holds double bachelor degrees in Accounting and Food & Nutrition. She is a qualified accountant and a member of the CPA, Australia.

Sharona Coutts

Sharona Coutts

Head of Legal and Policy - Australia

Sharona has advised a wide range of clients on legal aspects of climate finance and risk as well as domestic and international climate law. Most recently she was a climate change lawyer at Baker McKenzie.

Anna Ozga

Head of Corporate Solutions & Research (APAC)

Anna has more than 17 years experience in corporate finance, risk management and carbon strategy implementation in the finance and metal and mining sectors across Europe and Asia. 

Most recently she led the establishment of the Global Carbon Desk, servicing regulatory and voluntary demand for carbon offsets across BHP Commodities.

Tim Vicker-Willis

Head of Strategy

Tim is an experienced corporate advisor having been involved in M&A, financing, and investment transactions across a broad range of industries including carbon markets, natural resources, infrastructure, and technology. 

 

He was most recently a Senior Associate at Privatus Capital Partners, where he led the execution of Viridios Group’s Series B raise. Prior to joining Privatus, Tim was an Analyst at Credit Suisse. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from The Australian National University.”

Emily Cunich

Emily Cunich

Head of ESG and Compliance (Australia)

Emily has almost 20 years experience in ESG, regulator affairs and compliance. Before joining Viridios, held senior compliance roles at Westpac, Society One, Macquarie Bank and Challenger. 

Evan Deutsch

Evan Deutsch

Head of Corporate Solutions (US)

Evan is a go-to-market specialist and climate advocate with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, venture investing, and climate technology. He holds a BA in Environmental Science from Middlebury College and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Sharon Pettiona

Sharon Pettiona

Head of Human Resources

Sharon has over 15 years of experience in HR and Executive positions across varying industries including hospitality, technology, and manufacturing. 

She understands the value of people and the importance of driving the right culture in the workplace and building an environment that drives successful outcomes.

 

Sharon has a Bachelor of Business Management, majoring in Human Resource and Manufacturing Management from Victoria University and an MBA from Macquarie University.

Tom Godfrey

Tom Godfrey

Global Head of Marketing & Communications

Tom has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications with public, private and not-for-profit businesses. He has extensive experience in the personal finance, tech, media and environmental management industries.v

Alice Debney

Alice Debney

Nature Based Solutions Project Manager

Alice is a soil carbon technical expert with experience in corporate agricultural asset management, agricultural research and nature based solutions project management.

Alice was previously at South Pole, where she led the Australian Projects Technical Team.

 

Prior to this, she designed and implemented a net zero strategy for a portfolio of agricultural assets. She has a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management and a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture.

Alec Merriman

Alec Merriman

Operations Manager

Alec is an experienced operations and risk specialist within the commodity derivatives market focusing on agricultural, oil and carbon trading.

Growing up in regional NSW, he has a passion for agriculture and subsequently commodities trading, leading to a career in wool trading for Lempriere

 

Australia and later grain trading operations for Bunge Australia. Previous positions have also included Middle Office Manager and Head of the Risk Committee for Mandara Capital in London, an oil derivatives proprietary trading company and Head of Operations for Merryville agribusiness, a privately owned company focusing on livestock and commodity production and trading.

James Brown (2)

James Brown

Corporate Solutions (UK)

James has worked in the UK/EU emissions trading scheme as well as the voluntary carbon market over the last few years, largely undertaking business development and account management duties. He holds a BA degree in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds as well as qualifications from the Corporate Finance Institute.

Daniel Sheedy (3)

Daniel Sheedy

Corporate Solutions (Australia)

Daniel has more than 20 years experience in the private and public sector in regulatory, compliance, policy and program management roles, including in landscape restoration programs and climate policy. Most recently Daniel led the Australian Government’s certification program supporting businesses and organisations that measure, reduce, offset and disclose their emissions. Daniel holds a BSc (Hons) and Masters in Environmental Management and Development. 

Julia Ward

Senior Nature Based Solutions Manager

Julia is an environmental engineer with extensive technical and stakeholder management experience in carbon, energy and climate change projects. In previous roles at Pangolin Associates and Woodside Energy (7 years), she has worked across ERF project development and execution, carbon modelling, greenhouse gas assessments, NGER compliance, offset strategies, operational energy efficiency (oil and gas), long-term emissions forecasting, and environmental risk management.

Shanti Mors

Carbon Solutions Project Manager

Shanti is an expert in climate projects and environmental solutions, previously working for South Pole leading the project origination team. Shanti’s background broadly encompasses working on renewable energy, ecology, and nature-based solution projects. His strengths are in initiating new projects and building relationships both on the project and financing side.

He has extensive experience in structuring projects for investment and also brings experience with new  methodologies such as VM0041 on Reducing Enteric Methane Emissions from Beef Cattle and Dairy. Shanti also has experience with ecosystem restoration and biodiversity projects in Australia. 

Paula Hamada

Paula Hamada

Executive Assistant / Business Administrator

Detail-oriented, diligent administrative professional with over ten years of experience overseeing business operations and providing top-notch support to the CEO and executives to propel sustained organisational performance.

Well-versed in planning, organising, and evaluating projects, liaising with clients and stakeholders, and setting deadlines to drive timely project completion and achieve project goals. Adaptable to ever-changing demands of work dynamics; robust communication, collaboration, interpersonal, and time management skills.

Samantha Hever

Samantha Hever

Corporate Solutions

Samantha brings more than 15 years of proficiency and expertise in Operations and Middle Office functions within the financial services sector, coupled with a strong aptitude for client management. Prior to joining Viridios Capital, Samantha held prominent roles at the Royal Bank of Canada, both in the London and Sydney offices where she demonstrated her ability to foster robust client relationships.

Recently Samantha has transitioned into a Corporate Solutions role at Viridios Capital for the APAC region, leveraging her extensive experience in client liaison and her in depth knowledge of the operations side of the business to further contribute to the company’s success.  

Emily Cunich

Emily Cunich

Head of ESG and Compliance (Australia)

Emily has almost 20 years experience in ESG, regulator affairs and compliance. 

Before joining Viridios, held senior compliance roles at Westpac, Society One, Macquarie Bank and Challenger. 

Julian Listorti

Julian Listorti

Operations Officer

Julian is on the operations team at Viridios Capital and is currently studying Business Administration at Macquarie University. He has a keen interest sustainability and carbon markets. 

Viridios

Group Board

Eddie Listorti

Geoff Clear

Marcelo-Labre-2

Marcelo Labre

Michael Ormaechea

Director - Flag

Karen Bell

Chair - Privatus

Sandy Laurie

Director - Roc

Daniel-Ahn

Daniel Ahn

Director - Clearvision

Viridios

Advisory Board

Doris Honold

Doris’ career spans more than 25 years in financial services across Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles in Frankfurt, Tokyo, Singapore and London. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Credit Suisse International chairing the Board Risk Committee. 

She holds a NED position at ZOPA Ltd., a UK peer-to-peer lender and is a Trustee of the Climate Bond Initiative. Her most recent executive role was Group Chief Operating Officer of Standard Chartered Bank. During her career at Standard Chartered Bank she served as the Group Head of Market Risk and the Chief Operating Officer for Wholesale Banking before becoming a member of the bank’s executive management team as Group Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Standard Chartered she had global responsibility for Dresdner Kleinwort’s market risk function. Doris holds a German Diploma in Mathematics and Economics and Master Degree of Applied Mathematics from of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she studied under a Fulbright Scholarship. She is currently a Fellow of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Program.

Mike Korchinsky

Mike is the Founder and President of Wildlife Works, a pioneering wildlife conservation company financed by the development and management of REDD+ programs.

With over 20 years of experience working directly with developing country governments, private sector and local communities on implementing conservation projects, Mike has led Wildlife Works to become one of the world’s leaders in REDD+. In 2012, Mike founded Code Redd, a nonprofit whose mission is to support and scale the REDD+ mechanism. Under Mike’s leadership, Code Redd launched its consumer initiative, Stand for Trees to raise awareness about the impact of protecting forests and provide a platform to act. Before starting Wildlife Works, Mike co-founded and built one of the leading management consulting companies in the U.S., Axiom Management Consulting.

Christina Talacko

Cristina is a board director of DFAT Council on Australia-Latin America Relations, director of Beyond Zero Emissions and Multicultural NSW, Vice President of the Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Stakeholder Committee of Endeavour Energy. 

She chairs the Coalition for Conservation and is an active member of the Liberal Party as Vice President of NSW Women’s Council, and Secretary of the NSW Energy and Environment Policy Branch. She is also an entrepreneur, having founded SalDoce Fine Foods, an award-winning food company which manufactures allergen sensitive foods, and is a co-owner of the organic foods retail chain Naked Foods. Cristina is passionate about the environment, female empowerment, and diversity. She holds degrees from the University of London, the University of Sydney, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.