Dean Paatsch has co-founded a governance advisory firm, Ownership Matters, that opened for business yesterday. Paatsch’s co-founders are Martin Lawrence and Simon Connal.

Paatsch says the firm will give proxy advice, do stock specific analysis and examine governance issues from a regulatory viewpoint.

The firm, on Queen Street in Melbourne, has a client, the Australian Council of Superannuation Trustees. It is seeking to give advice to superannuation and fund management companies.

Paatsch after resigning from his previous job as head of governance services at Innovest vowed to repair his fence and swim 1000 50-metre laps of a swimming pool over the last proxy season. He is currently swimming at Northcote pool.

“Corporate Australia never ceases to disappoint,” says Paatsch. “There will always be things to do.”

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