In 2015, Luca and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis implemented a change in direction which resulted in Transfield Holdings moving from a Private Equity business to solely acting as an investment company. This change was accompanied by the formation of two new family investment houses, Prisma Investment and Angophora Capital, led by Luca and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis respectively.
Today, Transfield Holdings is a joint venture between these two family offices, and any investment opportunities considered appropriate for the company are assessed by Luca and Guido Belgiorno-Nettis as Managing Directors and their respective advisors.
LUCA BELGIORNO-NETTIS AM
Luca is a Managing Director of Transfield Holdings and Prisma Investment Pty Ltd.
Luca has held senior management positions within Transfield Pty Ltd, including Associate Managing Director from 1999 to 2007, Regional Director Asia from 1992 to 1999 and Development Director at Sabemo from 1988 to 1989. He has a special interest in urban infrastructure and the politics related thereto.
He was a non-executive director of Perisher Blue Pty Limited and of Transfield Services Limited. Luca was Chairman of the Biennale of Sydney from 2000 to 2014. He also chaired the Art Committees at the University of Technology and Western Sydney University.
Luca was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2009 (AM) for service to the arts and to the community through a range of philanthropic endeavours and executive roles.
In 2004, he founded The newDemocracy Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation focused on political reform.
Luca holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management from the University of Technology, Sydney and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the Western Sydney University.
GUIDO BELGIORNO-NETTIS AM
Guido is a Managing Director of Transfield Holdings.
In the 1990s Guido was responsible for the development of major project initiatives for Transfield before taking on the leadership of the Transfield engineering and construction operations for Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
He held the position of Managing Director of Transfield Pty Ltd from 1999 to April 2007. His involvement in developing complex infrastructure projects as part of Transfield Holdings Pty Ltd in the 1990s saw him play a key role in the development of an operations and maintenance division with complementary asset ownership which ultimately became Transfield Services.
Guido is Founding Chairman of his family office Angophora Capital Pty Ltd. Established in 2015, Angophora Capital focuses on Private Equity opportunities – early stage companies needing capital, strategic and organisational support. His is also Chairman of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Non-Executive Director Balmoral Pastoral. Past board roles include – Chairman of Tempo Australia, President of the Art Gallery of NSW Trust, Director Transfield Foundation, Director Campus Living Villages Funds Management Ltd, Chairman Novatec Solar Shareholders’ Committee, Non-Executive Director Transfield Services Ltd, Non-Executive Director Charter Hall, Non-Executive Director Transurban Limited, and Chairman Biennale of Sydney.
Guido was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the construction industry and the arts. He was named the Australian Graduate School of Management Distinguished Alumni in 2005, and in 2008 received the University of NSW Alumni Award for outstanding contribution to profession and community. In his hobby of sailing, he has been awarded the Idris Trophy– Sailor of the Year from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, won the 2011 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship with his team Transfusion, and in 2019 won the New York Yacht Club Rolex Invitational Cup and his team was awarded the Resolute Cup in the same regatta for the Best International team.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from Australian Graduate School of Management.