Daily News: November 17, 2014

KKR, KKR Capstone Enhance Operations in Australia

As part of its expansion in Australia, KKR announced that KKR Capstone, the operations group that works on KKR investments, appointed Matthew Claughton as a director in Sydney.

Claughton most recently was group general manager of Pacific Brands’ Workwear business unit, and previously managed the group’s business development, human resources and international business across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. Previously, Claughton was a Director of Strategy and Business Development, at Foster’s Group and started his career at McKinsey & Co.

“KKR and KKR Capstone have been adding resources to support both existing and new investments. Matthew’s talent and experience is a perfect fit to lead the KKR Capstone team in the country,” said Justin Reizes, member of KKR and Head of KKR Australia. “As a line manager, he brings a track record of managing business, making them more efficient and developing and implementing growth strategies alongside prior experience in corporate strategy and blue-chip consulting.”

“I am thrilled to join a team of world-class operational leaders. This is a team with purpose and a drive to achieve the best outcome for the companies and ultimately their investors,” Claughton said.