Bailador's Board of Directors are longstanding leaders of their industries, bringing a wealth of capability to BTI and extending their networks to portfolio companies to actively support growth initiatives.


Andrew Bullock

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew is a partner at Australian law firm, Gilbert + Tobin in the Corporate Advisory Group. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings and strategic joint ventures and media sectors. He was previously a partner of Minter Ellison and spent 3 years in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

Heith Mackay-Cruise

Independent Non-Executive Director

Heith is the independent non-executive Chair of hipages Group, the non-executive Chair of Literacy Planet and the non-executive Chair of the Vision Australia Foundation. He is non-executive director of the ASX listed LifeHealthcare Group and non-executive director of Academic Colleges Group in New Zealand. Heith is also a member of the Adara Partners Advisory Board.

In Heith’s prior executive career, he was the founding CEO of Sterling Early Education, the Global CEO of Study Group and CEO for PBL Media New Zealand. Heith also held senior executive positions with Australian Consolidated Press and worked in sales and marketing roles for PepsiCo around Australia.

Heith has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of New England and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.

Sankar Narayan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sankar is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Xero. He was previously CFO of Virgin Australia Holdings Limited, Fairfax Media and Foxtel.

Sankar has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is an FCPA (Australia). He also holds a masters degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York.

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Investment Team

The Investment team has over 50 years of combined corporate, private equity and expansion capital investing experience, with expertise in the media, marketing, financial services and technology sectors.

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Finance & Administration

The Finance & Administration team has been actively involved with Bailador since its establishment, playing a crucial role in the IPO of the fund in November 2014, having held prior senior roles in large publicly listed companies.

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