People

Garry Charny: Managing Director

Garry is the Managing Director and founder of Wolseley Corporate, an Australian corporate advisory and investment house. Wolseley advises on local and international transactions including USA, United Kingdom, Malaysia, India and throughout South-East Asia. Wolseley specializes in mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate advice and contentious matters resolution.

Garry was previously joint Managing Director of Accord Capital, a Sydney based venture capital group. A long time advisor to some of Australia’s largest corporate investors and media owners, he has advised on numerous transactions in Australia and abroad for over twenty years.

He is one of the founding shareholders and previous Chairman of Boost Media International, an international media advisory business operating throughout South-East Asia, India and the USA. Garry was also President of the New York based Boost Media International LLC. Garry created (and chaired for almost a decade) the April Entertainment Group, one of Australia’s leading private equity financiers of feature films in Australia.

Garry currently sits as Chairman of listed Centuria Capital Limited (CNI) and Centuria Life Ltd. He is also Chairman of Spotted Turquoise Films, an international Film and Television Company based in Sydney and Los Angeles.

He has had broad board experience in both listed and unlisted companies across a diverse range of sectors. These include property (Centuria, Trafalgar Corporate – now 360 Capital, Manboom); retail (Apparel Group, Sportscraft, Saba); technology (General Electric EcXpress, 1st Available) and media (Boost Media, Macquarie Radio, April Entertainment).

From 1983-1995 Garry practised as a Barrister-at Law at the Sydney Bar with a specialty in corporate, commercial, equity and media and was an Adjunct Lecturer in Law at the University of NSW.