Sydney team

Our origination team is the first point of contact for lawyers, brokers, introducers and claimants who want to explore litigation finance. Our origination team can answer questions about litigation funding, assess whether a matter is suitable for a funding application, provide in-firm training, assist with client pitches, help with firm marketing and work to approve law firms for an Augusta funding facility.

Neill Brennan

Managing Director

Neill is a co-founder of Augusta Ventures and oversees the claim diligence and monitoring functions of the business. He has over 30 years’ experience in the finance market.

Prior to joining Augusta, Neil worked for HSBC Alternative Investments where he was Head of Sales and Marketing. He was also CEO and founding partner of Armajaro Asset Management, a $1.5bn hedge fund management group. Neill previously held roles at EIM UK assessing potential hedge fund investments, and was Managing Director for Quantitative Research at Salomon Smith Barney in both Australia and London. In the early part of his career Neill was a Derivatives Manager within the investment team at Royal & Sun Alliance in Australia.

Neill holds a BEc from the University of Western Australia and an MCom from the University of New South Wales.

+61 2 8311 1196

John Morton


John was previously Group General Counsel for Leighton Holdings Ltd (now Cimic Limited). Prior to that he was General Counsel for Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd  (now CPB Contractors);  General Counsel for Walter Construction Group Limited; and Senior Legal Counsel for ABB Australia Pty Ltd. Before entering corporate practice he spent 10 years in private practice. John holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of Sydney and BA from University of NSW. He is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW.

+61 2 8311 0555