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About


Capetal exists for one purpose:

To help our clients translate and navigate the world of Australian politics.

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About


Capetal exists for one purpose:

To help our clients translate and navigate the world of Australian politics.

We specialise in representing, promoting and protecting your interests when dealing with Government and the public service.

With decades of experience working in the heart of State and Federal Governments, we not only have unrivalled knowledge of the political scene but also its players and their considerations. The politics of success is based on the best strategy and dedicated implementation.

We listen to our clients first, and follow with the frank and fearless conversations that underpin our business. This approach determines whether we are the right fit for your interests, and more importantly, if and how we can help. We are honest about the prospects of success and committed to achieving the results you need.

Capetal is the missing link between business and politics. We are here to help you succeed.

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People


An unrivalled understanding of the political landscape

People


An unrivalled understanding of the political landscape

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Nathan Paine

Managing Director

One of South Australia’s most prolific and respected property, political and economic commentators, Nathan is recognised as an unbiased, solutions-driven public policy originator with understanding of the nuanced barriers that limit business growth.

With previous roles including Property Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Property Council of Australia SA Executive Director, Business SA Principal Policy Advocate and Chief Advocate for the Motor Traders Association of Australia in Canberra, Nathan has extensive networks across the property, political and broader business communities and a formidable capacity to bring together the right people to make any project work.

+61 (0)448 445 177   |   nathan@capetal.com.au

 
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Matt Clemow

Director

A passionate South Australian with senior executive Government and public sector experience, Matt has a broad and respected view of the Australian construction, development, housing and property industries.

As Chief of Staff to Ministers responsible for the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, the Government’s Building Management arm, and a member of the Premier’s Taskforce to establish the Urban Renewal Authority, Matt extended his comprehensive understanding of the needs of both the public and private sectors.

Matt is also an esteemed former News Limited journalist, former General Manager of progressive not-for-profit think-tank Committee for Adelaide, and a current Director of Common Ground, a not-for-profit organisation which strives to end homelessness.

+61 (0)417 887 824   |   matt@capetal.com.au

 
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Brad Green

Associate Director

Brad has wide-ranging connections across all levels of Government with extensive experience in the areas of government, community and stakeholder relations.

Brad has worked as senior advisor to numerous South Australian Ministers, including Premier Jay Weatherill, Deputy Premier John Rau and Treasurer Kevin Foley advising on portfolios including treasury, investment and trade, as well as defence industries.

This experience provides Brad with an exceptional understanding of government process, standards and decision making and has allowed him to develop and maintain strong relationships with current members of State Cabinet, political advisors and senior public servants.

Through work as a consultant, Brad has a track record of successfully delivering Government Relations and communication plans having helped to influence Government decisions and implement changes, including securing the passing of required legislation, in areas such as liquor licensing reform and on major development applications.

+61 (0)407 616 796   |   brad@capetal.com.au

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Services


Diverse services spanning government relations and public policy, corporate advisory, crisis management and public affairs

Services


Diverse services spanning government relations and public policy, corporate advisory, crisis management and public affairs

Capetal provides a diverse selection of services to help you navigate the world of Australian politics, including:

  • Government relations, strategic advice and public policy

  • Corporate advisory

  • Crisis and issues management

  • Public affairs.

We have long-standing relationships with Members of Parliament and their staffs. Our reach includes Parliamentary staff, personal office staff and Departmental staff.

Our clients have access to each of our Directors and Associate Directors, who bring decades of experience on both sides of the political aisle and across all levels of government and issue areas.

Advice and hands-on management of the issues is what drives our work. We learn about your issues directly from you as you always know your products and issues better than anyone else. However, clients always welcome perspective. We provide that needed perspective to move your issues forward.

We understand how important it is to get your message across, not just at a meeting with a Member of Parliament or Government Chief Executive, but through the myriad of platforms that exist in today’s world. In order to maximise the reach and scope of your message, we work with you to design the most effective plan of action, which may include digital strategies.

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Clients


Capetal services a wide range of public and private clientele across Australia

Clients


Capetal services a wide range of public and private clientele across Australia

Our clients include:

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