Our Team

Chairman | Founder

Radek Sali

Chairman | Founder

Radek Sali stands as one of Australia’s most successful businesspeople and a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness sector. He revolutionised the Swisse Wellness group by making the category aspirational, pioneering the use of brand ambassadors. As CEO, Radek created a positive working culture (winning ‘the best place to work in Australia’ in 2015 and 2016) and charted record sales. In 2015 Radek helped negotiate the sale of the group to Hong Kong listed Biostime for $1.7 billion, one of the biggest private company transactions in Australian history.

Radek used the proceeds to setup a company, Light Warrior, with ex Goldman Sachs banker Adam Gregory. Light Warrior is an investment group committed to creating shared value by investing in businesses that are socially responsible and environmentally conscious.

In addition to the role of Chairman at Light Warrior, Radek is the Chairman of Made by Cow, Chairman and Founder of Light Warrior Wellness, Wanderlust Products and Conscious Investment Management, and a Director for Hydralyte, Stratosphere and Wanderlust Australia. Radek supports community initiatives as Chairman and Co Founder of the not for profit Lightfolk Foundation, Chairman of Food & Drink Victoria, a Director for the charity Igniting Change, Hawthorn Football Club Director, B Team Board member – Australasia, the National Institute of Integrative Medicine Director, a Campaign Cabinet member for La Trobe University and Founder of Conscious Investment Management. In 2016 Radek was CEO in residence at Melbourne University and is an Honorary Alumni at La Trobe University.

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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, MyDNA and Stratosphere.  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 Director

Tom Coleman

Executive Director

Tom Coleman is an Executive Director of the Light Warrior Group and CEO of Light Warrior Wellness. Prior to joining Light Warrior, Tom was the CEO of Natures Care, the third largest vitamin and supplement (VMS) company in Australia. As CEO, Tom led Nature’s Care through a transaction process, selling the business at an enterprise value of $780m to a Chinese consortium.

Tom has 25+ years’ experience in FMCG, Retail and the VMS sectors working across Europe, Asia and Australia as CEO, CFO, CIO and Strategy Director.

Prior to Natures Care, Tom worked alongside Radek and his executive team, as CFO of Swisse Wellness, leading the integration program after the H&H Group acquisition and continuing the China growth agenda. Tom also held the role of CFO at Myer Ltd and Rip Curl.

 

Tom is a Chartered Accountant and completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of South Australia. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Investment Associate

Campbell Smith

Investment Associate

Campbell is an Investment Analyst at Light Warrior and joined the group in March 2020.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Campbell worked in the Investment Banking Division of UBS in Melbourne, focusing predominately on M&A in the Industrials, Agriculture and Gaming spaces.

Before he joined UBS, Campbell completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) degree at The University of Melbourne.

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Executive Assistant

Chloe Curran

Executive Assistant

Chloe is the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Light Warrior joining the group in November 2020.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Chloe spent two years in London working for Knight Frank LLP as a Personal Assistant, Office Manager, and Project Coordinator.

Chloe completed a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology & Creative Writing) at The University of Melbourne.

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Executive Assistant

Elle Preston

Executive Assistant

Elle is Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Light Warrior and joined the group in January 2020.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Elle worked for Myer Family Investments as Executive Assistant to the CEO.

Elle has had over 20 years’ experience in high level professional Executive Assistant positions across various industry sectors including Investment, Retail, Beverage, Recruitment and Hospitality.

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Investment Manager

Peter McIntosh

Investment Manager

Peter is an Investment analyst at Light Warrior and joined the group in April 2021. Prior to joining Light Warrior, Peter worked in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan for 2 years in Melbourne, focusing predominately on General Industrials.

Peter completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) at The University of Melbourne.

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Finance Manager

Kat Popov

Finance Manager

Katherine is the Finance Manager at Light Warrior. Katherine joined the group in March 2020.

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Financial Controller

Alison Irving

Financial Controller

Alison is the Financial Controller at Light Warrior and joined the group in June 2021.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Alison spent eight years as the Chief Financial Officer for Essential Media Communications and two years as the Financial Controller for the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Alison completed a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) degree at RMIT Melbourne.

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Head of People, Performance & Culture

Alicia Miltins

Head of People, Performance & Culture

Alicia is Light Warrior Group’s Head of People, Performance & Culture joining the group in June 2021.

Prior to joining Light Warrior, Alicia’s career has seen her manage the People & Culture function for Deliciou, MaDE Establishment, Bed, Bath & Table, and MECCA Brands.

Alison completed a Master of Human Resource Management (Generalist) degree at Monash University Melbourne.

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