Chris O'Connor

Managing Director, Business Development (Australia and New Zealand)

Chris is responsible for Northleaf’s business development activities in Australia and New Zealand, working closely with existing and prospective investors and investment consultants to design, develop and monitor their private markets portfolios.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2021, Chris was Managing Director, Business Development at Queensland Investment Corporation where he managed client and prospect relationships with institutional investors and asset consultants, covering the fund’s alternative asset class offerings. Previously, Chris was Head of Sales, Asia Pacific at Eze Software (now part of SS&C) in Sydney where he progressed from Vice President, Head of European Sales in London to launch the firm’s first Australian office and build out the Australian client base. Chris began his career at Thomson in London where he had responsibility for business development focused on the provision of investment analytics.