Our Team

Our team of dedicated professionals live and breathe Light Warrior’s values and ethos.

Chairman | Founder

Radek Sali

Chairman | Founder

Radek is the Chairman of Light Warrior, having founded the group with Adam Gregory in 2016.  After moving on from Swisse, he wanted to build his own investment office where he could invest in businesses that he felt truly passionate about and have a positive societal impact.  In addition to his role as Chairman of Light Warrior, Radek is the Chairman of Made Establishment, a Director for Made by Cow, One Giant Mind, Hydralyte, myDNA, Stratosphere and Udify.

Radek is also the Co-Founder of the not for profit Lightfolk Foundation, a Director for the charity Igniting Change, a Director of Food and Wine Victoria, a Campaign Cabinet member for Latrobe University and a Director at Hawthorn Football Club and the National Institute of Integrative Medicine.

Radek is the former CEO of Swisse and a brand visionary who revolutionised the vitamin and supplements product category making it aspirational.  He pioneered the use of brand ambassadors to promote health and happiness as a way of life and ultimately led Swisse to become Australia’s largest global wellness company, and the number one natural health brand in Australia and China.

Radek is particularly insightful when it comes to building a positive organisational culture and, most importantly, a workplace place that people love coming to.  Under his leadership, Swisse was, for eight years consecutively, the world’s fastest growing pharmacy brand.  Swisse was sold to Hong Kong-listed Biostime for $1.67 billion in 2015, making it one of the biggest private company transactions in Australian history.

Under Radek’s leadership, Swisse was awarded Australia’s Best Private Business 2012 and in the Top 25 BRW Best Places To Work in Australia for 2015 & 2016.  Radek was awarded GQ Business Person Of The Year in 2012, EY Entrepreneur of the year – Industry, in 2016, La Trobe honorary Alumni in 2016 and was recognised with an Honorary Appointment by Melbourne University (Faculty of Business/Economics) in 2017.

Radek stayed on as CEO of Swisse until the end of 2016, when he stepped aside to concentrate on Light Warrior, where he could invest in businesses that he felt truly passionate about, and have a positive societal impact.

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CEO | Founder

Adam Gregory

CEO | Founder

Adam Gregory is the CEO of Light Warrior, having founded the group with Radek Sali in early 2016.  Prior to joining Light Warrior, Adam was the Co-Head of the Consumer, Retail & Healthcare Investment Banking in Australia / New Zealand for Goldman Sachs.

Adam has more than $33 billion of mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions experience, including many high profile sales and IPOs and financings for Adairs, Aesop, Billabong, Cellarmasters, Costa, Dairy Farmers, Domino’s Pizza, Fortescue Metals, Foster’s, Kathmandu, Myer, Rebel Sport and Swisse; just to name a few.  And, he was the investment banker who backed Radek’s vision for the growth of Swisse, by providing funding in 2013, and orchestrating its record-breaking sale.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Adam worked at Citi Group and Arthur Andersen.  He is a Chartered Accountant and completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne.

Adam is currently on the board of Hydralyte, MAdE Establishment and MyDNA.  He is an alternate director of Made by Cow and an Advisory Board Member for the not-for-profit National Institute of Integrative Medicine.

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Lightfolk Founder | Director

Helen Sali

Lightfolk Founder | Director

Helen is co-Founder of the Lightfolk Foundation and founder of the Lightfolk Foundation not for profit social enterprise.  Prior to joining Light Warrior, Helen was Head of Marketing at Swisse Wellness for over 7 years.  During this time Swisse grew from what was a relatively unknown Australian product into a billion dollar brand with outstanding brand equity.

Previously Helen worked in senior marketing positions at Sensis, Virgin, Flybuys and Royal Mail back in the UK where she grew up.

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Executive Assistant

Ali Rowlands

Executive Assistant

Ali is the Business Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO of Light Warrior.  Ali joined the group in January 2017.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Ali worked at Swisse in the People & Culture / Office Team.

Before working at Swisse, Ali completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at Deakin University, majoring in Exercise Science, Health Promotion & Family, Society and Health.

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Executive Assistant

Amanda Ipaviz

Executive Assistant

Amanda is the Project Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Light Warrior and joined the group in May 2016.

Prior to Light Warrior, Amanda worked at Swisse as Radek Sali’s assistant and as Project & Event Manager for 5 years.

Amanda formerly worked at Virgin Australia as a cabin crewmember and completed a Bachelor of Arts at Queensland University of Technology and a Diploma of Business Management at TAFE Queensland.

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Executive Assistant

Evie Ridgway

Executive Assistant

Evie is the Business Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Light Warrior.  Evie joined the Light Warrior Group in June 2017.

Prior to that appointment, Evie worked at Swisse as Executive Assistant and Project Manager to the Director of Sales and Marketing.

Before she joined Swisse, Evie worked for the Country Road Group and Coles, and completed a Bachelor of Business and Economics (Majoring in Human Resource Management) at Monash University.

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Investment Analyst

James Gunn

Investment Analyst

James is an Investment Analyst at Light Warrior and joined the group in June 2018.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, James worked in the Investment Banking Division of UBS for 2 years in Melbourne, focusing predominately on Industrials, Consumer and Healthcare companies.

Before he joined UBS, James completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree at the The University of Melbourne.

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Investment Manager

Matthew Tominc

Investment Manager

Matthew is the Investment Manager at Light Warrior and joined the group in May 2016.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Matthew worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs for 5 years, focusing predominately on Consumer and Internet companies in Australia and New Zealand

Before he joined Goldman Sachs, Matthew completed a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne and at the University of Leuven.

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Investment Associate

Taryn Pieterse

Investment Associate

Taryn is an Investment Associate at Light Warrior and joined the group in May 2017.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Taryn worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs for 4 years in Australia and the United Kingdom, focusing predominately on Consumer, Retail and Healthcare companies.

Before she joined Goldman Sachs, Taryn completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) / Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) degree at the University of Queensland.

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