Mr. Pickering is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners. Prior to joining HPS in 2017, Mr. Pickering was a private Consultant providing financial, strategic and operational advisory services. Prior to that, Mr. Pickering worked at National Australia Bank, where he held various roles within their Group Strategic Business Services (distressed debt) and Leveraged & Acquisition Finance teams; Mr. Pickering also managed their distressed equity book and was a member of Internal Valuation Committees for various subsidiaries. Prior to that, Mr. Pickering worked at Ernst & Young in Sydney and London, where he held roles in Corporate Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, and Audit. Mr. Pickering is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a BF in Administration from the University of New England.