Meet Our Team

Matthew Grounds AM

Co-Executive Chairman

Matthew has been involved in investment banking for over 30 years. He is one of Australia’s most experienced corporate advisers and has been responsible for a number of landmark transactions for Australian and global organisations. 

Over a 25-year period, Matthew held a number of local and global senior leadership roles at UBS including leading the local investment banking business from 2003 and, most recently, Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of UBS Australasia from 2008 to 2019 when he retired. He also served as the Joint Global Head of Investment Banking for UBS from 2009 to 2012 and was a member of UBS’ Global Executive Committee from 2009 to 2015. Before joining UBS, Matthew worked for the investment banking business of Schroders in Sydney and London. 

Matthew is the Chairman of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, a member of the University of New South Wales Council, an Advisory Board Member of JDRF, a Director of the Financial Markets for Children Foundation, Co-Founder and Director of charitable listed investment company, Hearts & Minds Investments Limited, a Panel Member of Adara Partners and Chairman of NSW Govt. Cardiovascular Research Advisory Group.

Matthew graduated from the University of New South Wales and holds degrees in Commerce (Finance Major) and Law.