Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Seumas Dawes is a professional investor, through his own private companies, specialising in distressed and special situations. He invests in private companies as well as listed ones, generally in control positions. In addition to his interest in Pepper, Mr Dawes has various investments, particularly in the banking sector, in Asia, the United States and Europe. Prior to concentrating on his own investment vehicles, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee of Ashmore Group Plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Earlier in his career, Mr Dawes was a credit and derivatives trader with various international investment banks. Mr Dawes also spent three years as an adviser to the then Treasurer of Australia (later Prime Minister), the Hon PJ Keating.