Campbell Olsen

Campbell Olsen is the chief executive and director of Arete Capital Partners, a resource-focussed global private equity firm. He has had a long career in private equity and operational management in the mining industry. He has deep experience in international private equity practice and process having spent several years as an investment manager with Nomura Jafco and also as general manager (Australasia) of Advent International, a Boston-based multi-billion dollar international private equity company. In 2003, Mr Olsen established Polarity Capital, a private equity & advisory firm that specialised in a “hands-on” approach to its investments, with Mr Olsen regularly assuming the CEO role of investee companies for varying durations to provide turnaround and expansion strategies as well as drive and directional clarity. From an operational perspective, he has acquired, managed and run downstream mineral processing operations along with upstream resources assets both in Australia and abroad. His experience encompasses asset/opportunity identification, due diligence, negotiations of acquisition terms and structure, on-going operational reform & improvement through to exit strategies. Mr Olsen has managed exploration programs, JORC- compliant resource estimate programs, mine design and operations primarily across iron ore, silver and rare earth metals. He completed a Bachelor of Engineering from Victoria University and a Masters in Business Administration from Melbourne Business School.
Bio last updated 22 Jul 2018

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Total Shareholder Return as at 31/01/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
525thPioneer Resources-41%9%
569thAlta Zinc-45%-20%
837thHigh Grade Metals-88%52%
726 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Non-Executive Director
Year started and most recent title


213th↓Alta Zinc$201k
220th↑High Grade Metals$185k
221st↓Hawkley Oil & Gas$181k
223rd↓Pioneer Resources$180k
509 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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