Management & Delivery Team:

Danny A. Ammavuta

Director & Founder

Danny has over 24 years in Australia and Asia in financial markets, risk management, corporate consulting, structured products and property development.

Danny was involved in property development specializing in high-density residential developments in Melbourne. He was responsible for business strategy & planning, and project selection and financial modeling, raising capital from private equity firms and high net worth individuals.

Prior to property development, Danny founded an equity trading company, where he was issued the Australian Financial Services License by the Australian regulator (ASIC) in 2001. As Director and Responsible Officer, he was in charge of compliance and corporate governance. He advised high net worth individuals, superannuation funds and corporate clients on their Australian and international equity portfolios.

Danny has worked in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China intermittently since 1996, and worked for ANZ Bank Australia, HSBC Securities Singapore, TA Securities Malaysia, Shaw Stockbroking and Ord Minett before starting his own securities advisory company in 2001.

Danny holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Deakin University, Melbourne.

Stephen Mansour

Director & Legal Counsel

Stephen is the principal of Mansour Lawyers and has been a commercial litigator for over 15 years.  With a focus on Insolvency and Restructure, Stephen enjoys the challenges presented by complex litigation, while always looking for opportunities for the best commercial outcome or resolution for his clients.

Stephen has also achieved significant success for clients in commercial and financial transactions together with large corporate restructures for national companies, smaller companies and individuals.

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Law from Monash University in Melbourne.

As a legal counsel, Stephen’s role is to provide legal advice on corporate structure, contracts and agreements, conveyancing and general legal advice.

Ahmed Y Taher

Non-Executive Director Head of International Investment Relations

Ahmed has over 24 years of experience in sales, marketing, international business development and trade, as well as consulting both in Australia and overseas, specifically in the Middle East and Africa.

Currently, Ahmed is involved in marketing, consultancy and brokerage services, where he has partnered with several ultra-high net worth clients in identifying and securing commodities, sourcing construction & infrastructure services and investment & financial services for projects based in the Middle East and Africa. 

Ahmed founded and was the Marketing Director of a diversified company based in Abu Dhabi. The company was mostly involved in large private and government projects requiring extensive and exhaustive negotiations with several parties for and on behalf of business partners that included construction & infrastructure companies, investment & financial services providers, commodity traders, manufacturers and environmental services providers.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration) from Canberra University and Master of Business (Marketing) from Victoria University.

Brian Joffe

Non-Executive Director of Corporate Fundraising

Brian is a finance and investment professional with an extensive track record spanning more than 30 years within the capital markets industry.

Specifically, Brian has a detailed knowledge of deal negotiation, investor relations, business planning, corporate and investment advisory services, and revenue and profit enhancement strategies for numerous SMEs in a variety of industries.

Over many successful years operating within the capital markets sphere, Brian has established and maintained a very influential clientele consisting of high and ultra-high net worth investors, some of whom are among the BRW Top 200 wealthiest Australians.

Daryl Evans

Non-Executive Director

Daryl has over 25 years in the investment and finance industry in the Asia Pacific region, holding senior management and partnership positions with various international and regional investment firms.

Daryl has an extensive and proven track record in training and developing sales and advisory teams in various investment management firms, as well as directly providing investment advisory services to high net worth individuals, family offices and private equity firms, which has including registering investment vehicles in various jurisdictions around the world. 

As a non-executive director of Nova Castle, Daryl’s role is to provide investment and trading solutions.



Collectively, the investment and management team of Nova Castle have over 70 years experience in the property and financial markets.

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