A multi-millionaire hedge fund founder living in the United Kingdom has been allowed to skip out on mandatory hotel quarantine after three days to attend his father’s funeral.
Hilton Nathanson arrived in Perth on August 6 on a Qatar Airways flight from London via Doha and immediately entered a state-run quarantine facility, news.com.au understands.
But today, the 51-year-old Australian was allowed to temporarily leave the hotel to travel to Guildford Cemetery for the funeral service of his father, Marshall.
Mr Nathanson, the chairman and founding partner of Marble Bar Asset Management, was granted a compassionate exemption by the West Australian government under strict conditions, such as wearing a mask and remaining a safe distance from other attendees, news.com.au understands. Hotel quarantine is managed by WA Health, which directed inquiries by news.com.au today to police, saying “exemptions … are handled by WA Police.