153 East Partners

Independent Advisors and Investors



Gerard McMahon


Gerard McMahon has spent over 30 years living and working in Hong Kong. He is qualified as a Barrister in both Hong Kong and New South Wales.

He is currently Chairman of ASX listed companies including Oriental Technologies Investment. Gerard was previously the head of the Hong Kong Government’s Commercial Law Practice and subsequently was a member of both the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and Takeover and Mergers Panel.

Upon leaving his Hong Kong Government roles, Gerard has been a Director of a number of Hong Kong, Indonesian and Australian listed companies as well as a founding partner of Hong Kong listed Asian Capital, a Corporate Finance Advisory Firm.

James Walker


James has over 15 years’ experience working across banking and private equity and as an entrepreneur in co-founding a number of businesses.

Prior to forming 153 East Partners, James was Head of the Private Capital Group at ANZ Bank in Australia and an equity partner in the private equity group Blue Sky Capital in the US.

Sectors of focus include real estate and agriculture, as well as leveraged and mezzanine debt solutions. James has also led private capital raises across other sectors such as infrastructure and mining services and has acted for both investors (including hedge funds, private equity groups, pension funds and family offices) as well as corporate clients.

James was educated at Oxford University and has subsequently completed training programmes at a variety of international business schools during his career.

Tim Breen


Tim has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry encompassing banking, stockbroking, funds management and private equity.

Prior to forming 153 East Partners, Tim was the Executive Director of Education Holdings, a Hong Kong private equity backed company established to develop Australian curriculum schools in China.

Previously, Tim was Co-founder & Managing Director of Woodlawn Capital an Australian based alternate investment fund manager catering for offshore institutional clients. Tim has also undertaken a number of capital raisings for ASX listed companies during his time as an Associate Director with Patersons Securities, Tolhurst and Tricom Equities. Tim holds a Bachelor of Business; Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors Tim is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, A Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Directors and a member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.



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