About us

As a positive impact investor in the CleanTech space, TrueGreen is leading the charge on finding and scaling young Aussie innovators who are solving our biggest environmental and social challenges with huge economic, wealth and health benefits for our nation.

TrueGreen is growing true action-heroes.

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TrueGreen is an active impact investor focused on projects and businesses that generate POSITIVE Environmental and Social benefit while generating above market economic returns.

Managing CleanTech Businesses

TrueGreen manages businesses and projects across sectors of sustainability including Low Emissions Transport, Green Building Manufacturing, Indigenous Project Participation and Renewables and Remediation.

TrueGreen SOCIAL Impact
Our social mission is to deploy a targeted 15% of returns to works and projects in underprivileged and disadvantaged communities.

The TrueGreen goal is to:
Improve Planet • Improve Lives • Improve Returns

Investment Mandate

Investment mandate:

  • Early Stage enterprises and green projects across key sustainable sectors
  • Focused in Australia
  • Demonstrating measureable ESG benefit indexed against the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Executives

Kirk Tsihlis 

Executive Director

Kirk has over 25 years in private capital and private debt investment experience.

He has developed numerous businesses from start-up phase in finance, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, resources and construction and has executed successful business realisations to investment banks, ASX listed corporates and private capital.

Kirk has extensive commercial property experience across CBD and high density residential developments as both project sponsor and equity principal and as mezzanine investor.

Kirk is a strong community contributor and has represented numerous non for profits at board level including, The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Charitable Foundation, All Saints Grammar College and Parish, Elpis Addiction Foundation.

Kirk holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (UNSW), Certificate IV in Financial Services, Executive Certification in Strategy and Value Creation from London Business School.

 

Scott Taylor  

Chief Executive Officer

Scott has over 30 years’ experience in infrastructure, utilities, transport, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management.

Scott was the Founder and Managing Director of Living Utilities at Lendlease from 2014, accountable for the implementation of Green Utilities contributing to Barangaroo South becoming Australia’s first carbon neutral precinct, and more recently expanding the business into Lendlease’s Milan Innovation District and UK development pipeline.

From 2009 to 2013 Scott was a senior executive with Infigen Energy accountable for managing the fund’s transition from Babcock & Brown Wind, establishing Infigen’s US business and then growing Infigen’s Australian business to 6 windfarms and becoming Australia’s largest pure play renewable energy retailer at that time.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New South Wales and Graduate Diplomas in Information Systems (University of Canberra) and Business Administration (University of Queensland).

Scott is also a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon.

 

Tony Divis 

Director

Mr Divis is a Director and Head of Risk and Compliance for Alpha Lease Fund Pty Limited. Mr Divis has over 30 years’ experience in the funds management industry.

Has board experience in a number of funds management companies.

Previous roles include Head of Investment Operations, Colonial Global Asset Management Limited, the Head of Investment Operations at Advance Asset Management and Chief Operating Officer for IAG Australia Limited.

In these roles Mr Divis had overall end to end responsibility for fund administration and reporting for each entity’s product offerings.

Mr Divis’ board experience and knowledge encompasses all facets of investment operations with particular focus on risk management, governance, compliance and scheme administration.