Wayne Cahill

Mr Cahill has a rare combination of experience as a chief executive of major health care organisations, a partner in major law firms leading health industry practices and extensive experience as a director. He brings extensive healthcare and aged care industry experience, as well as strong compliance and corporate governance to the HomeStay Board.  Mr Cahill has had a distinguished legal career, including publishing over 150 publications in the health and legal fields as well as a contributing editor to Thomson Reuter’s Laws of Australia and Health Law in Australia.  He retired as a corporate partner of Ashurst in 2016 after 19 years in that role. He is currently a senior consultant to Ashurst and continues to head it’s national Health and Aged Care practice.

Mr Cahill has been selected as a leading lawyer in health and aged care in Australia by Best Lawyers from 2008 – 2019 inclusive. He has also been awarded the gold medal of the Australasian College of Health Services Management for his contribution to the Australian health industry.

In addition, Mr Cahill is currently chair of Health Direct Australia, chair of Co-group Limited and a director of private health insurer Navy Health. He has also other extensive director experience.  His chief executive appointments of major health organisations included Ryde and Hunters Hill Area Health Service/Macquarie Area Health Service and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.



Damian Black

Damian has significant financial markets and corporate advisory experience having worked in corporate finance/stockbroking for over 10 years, specialising in advising micro and small-cap companies, the ASX listing process, ECM transactions and the implementation of growth strategy. Prior to founding Aesir Capital in 2016, Damian was a Director of Corporate Finance at Asia Principal Capital working primarily with technology companies in the unlisted space, focussing on financing, commercialisation and productisation. During this period, Damian worked to finance technologies being commercialised out of Lockheed Martin in Palo Alto.
Damian started his corporate finance career based in Perth, Western Australia, where he was primarily focused on natural resources and oil & gas sectors.
In addition to being a Director at Aesir Capital, Damian is currently a non-executive director at ASX-listed Minbos Resources and a non-executive director at Antilles Oil and Gas.
Damian holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.



Shannon Robinson

Shannon Robinson (LLB, B.Com, GAICD, GIA(cert)) specialises in providing corporate and strategic advice in relation to acquisitions and mergers, capital raisings, listing of companies on stock exchanges (ASX & AIM), due diligence reviews and legal compliance and managing legal issues associated with activities undertaken by clients.  Shannon is a former corporate lawyer having gained extensive corporate experience as a solicitor at boutique corporate law firms.  Shannon is currently also a director of Yojee Limited.








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Melaine Ross


Ms Ross is an accounting and corporate governance professional with over 18 years’ experience in financial accounting and analysis, audit, business and corporate advisory services in public practice, commerce and state government.  She has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and an associate member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Ms Ross is currently a Director of a corporate advisory company based in Perth that provides corporate and other advisory services to public listed companies.

Sara Kelly

Bachelor of Laws, University of Notre Dame Australia
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Marketing), University of Notre Dame Australia
Sara has significant transactional and industry experience having both worked in private practice, as a corporate advisor and as in house counsel. Sara regularly acts for ASX listed companies and their directors and officers, in relation to:
• capital raisings (including IPOs and back door listings, rights issues and placements);
• recapitalisations of ASX shells;
• asset acquisitions and disposals;
• Corporations Act and Listing Rules compliance;
• corporate reconstructions and insolvency; and
• directors’ duties, meeting procedure, and general corporate and commercial advice.
Sara established Occam Legal in 2014 and joined EMS Legal in December 2016.