Sam Armstrong
Head of Private Equity, Managing Partner

B. Comm. (Hons-Melb Uni), MBA (Columbia Uni, NY)


Sam is a founding Partner of Barwon with responsibility for leading Barwon’s private equity investment business. Sam oversees the team responsible for day-to-day management of the Global Listed Private Equity Fund, the Pareturn Barwon Listed Private Equity Fund and institutional private equity mandates.

Sam Armstrong has been involved in alternative investments since 1990. Prior to Barwon, Sam was the Joint Managing Partner of Quay Partners, a specialist private equity fund-of-funds business founded in 2000. Quay Partners was the first independent private equity fund of funds and secondaries specialist in Australia. Before forming Quay Partners, Sam was Head of Alternatives at Macquarie where he worked for over 10 years. Sam developed an alternatives investment strategy at Macquarie that included investments across a wide range of asset classes including Australian private equity, international private equity, infrastructure and opportunistic property.