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Chris Tait

Managing Director


Location: Melbourne, Australia
Work phone: +61 3 8622 3333
Mobile: +61 438 862 355


Chris has been advising local and multinational companies for more than 25 years.

Commencing his career with Deloitte’s London office, where he became a director, he became the head of Strategy and Acquisitions for WHSmith PLC, before moving to Melbourne in 2001 to become the regional CFO for WH Smith Asia Pacific which included the acquired businesses Angus and Robertson and Whitcoulls. After successfully exiting those businesses for WH Smith in 2004, he left the large corporate world and became an active investor and strategic adviser to small and medium sized growth companies. He is one of the founders of Henslow, establishing the company in 2011.

Chris’s experience spans a large number of private and public enterprises. His skills focus on general strategic advice, mergers and acquisitions (both sell side and buy side), private capital raises and transaction structuring. He has advised across many industries but has particular knowledge and expertise in the retail, tourism, media and technology sectors.

He was educated in England, attended City University, London and is a qualified chartered accountant.

Chris is a co-founding director of Henslow and chairman of Henslow investee companies, Atomos, Neo Products and Credo.