Our Team

Sam Kelt

Bachelor of Agriculture, Commerce (Economics)

Sam established Kelt Capital in 1987, with the aspirational objective of becoming the leading investment banking advisory and implementation business, specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions, to the upper quartile of the private business sector. More recently Kelt Capital has transitioned to business acquisition on its own balance sheet. 

Hamish Kelt

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Finance)
Masters in International Business (Scholarship)

Hamish is a passionate believer in creating value and driving positive change. Whilst studying at the University of Melbourne, he completed summer work placements at Sedgman (Chile) & Joy Wing Mau (China), rowed for the University internationally, worked at Grant Thornton (Australia), launched charity initiatives and partook in a diverse range of other co-curricular activities. At Kelt Capital, he specialises in building its forestry portfolio and modernising the firm.

Ben Kelt

Ben is a pending Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Canterbury University. He spent the 2019 year working at Kelt Capital and currently has an investment banking support role within the company.  Ben is fully involved across the Kelt Capital’s transaction base and has recently rearranged his University workload so that he can provide a more full-time role within the company.

James Bell

Bachelor of Business Studies

James comes from an accounting background and has over 20 years experience working in the meat and animal by-product industries. James joined Kelt Capital in 2017 and focuses on financial modelling. 

Aliesha Mantell-Harding

Bachelor of Business Studies

Aliesha has worked in the finance and electricity industries across Australia and New Zealand for over 15 years. Her experience spans business analysis as well as program and project management. She joined Kelt Capital in 2021 and is focussed on project managing the delivery of Kelt Capital’s transaction base.