Co-Group Head of Principal Investments
Tom Saywell joined Pepper in 2011 and is responsible for the Group’s Principal Investment activities. In that role, he works closely with other members of the executive team to identify acquisition opportunities and then to assess and execute those transactions.
Prior to Pepper, Tom was a partner with Sturt Capital Partners in Sydney, a specialist investment company focusing on financial asset securities and portfolios. In that position, Tom assisted Pepper with its acquisition of the GE Mortgage Lending business in Australia and New Zealand. Before that, Tom was a managing director at Merrill Lynch and worked in its Sydney, Hong Kong and New York offices, specialising in residential mortgage securitisation and related financial products. Tom has been involved with Pepper from its early days and at Merrill Lynch arranged the first warehouse facility for Pepper in 2000.