Kelvin Flynn is the Managing Director of Harvis, responsible for the origination, identification, structuring and management of investment opportunities and the firm’s strategic direction.
With a career spanning 28 years, Kelvin returned from Asia in 2009 to establish a leading Australian specialist alternative funds manager, culminating in the success of Sirona Capital which held a real estate pipeline in excess of $2 billion.
During that time Kelvin was appointed by global private equity firm Blackstone to formulate and implement a turnaround of National Lifestyle Villages (NLV), a leading provider of affordable housing for seniors. Kelvin was appointed as Acting CEO in October 2017 and the successful turnaround of the business resulted in a sale to GIC backed Serenitas in mid-2018.
In 2018 Sirona Capital was restructured, Kelvin spring boarding with his team and investment portfolio into newly formed Harvis to focus on key investment themes within real estate, agriculture and infrastructure in Western Australia. Harvis is focused on deploying capital in these sectors through a combination of structured finance, senior lending and equity investment.
Kelvin has a successful track record of lending and investing significant debt and equity capital in distressed and special situations and, prior to that, acting as an interim manager and adviser to multinational corporations and their stakeholders in complex workouts and restructurings across the Asia Pacific region.
Kelvin held the role of Executive Director / Vice President with the Asian Special Situations Group of Goldman Sachs, part of a proprietary balance sheet investing arm with over US$4 billion under management. Prior to that, Kelvin was Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal in Asia, a leading global advisor in performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory.
Kelvin was an Executive Director and Partner with Ferrier Hodgson, then Australia’s leading insolvency and restructuring firm, based in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Perth.
Kelvin is a director of ASX listed Mineral Resources Limited and Silver Lake Resources Limited and private equity owned Flinders Dairy Group and Global Advanced Metals. Kelvin also serves as a member of the investment committee for the Methodist Ladies College Foundation.
Kelvin has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from the University of Western Australia, is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.