Our firm is built on solid foundations, from our talented and committed staff, our specialised suite of services, and the strong relationships we forge with our clients. This has allowed us to grow as a business and to establish a strong and stable position in the marketplace.

Our firm is built on solid foundations, from our talented and committed staff, our specialised suite of services, and the strong relationships we forge with our clients. This has allowed us to grow as a business and to establish a strong and stable position in the marketplace.

Brett McKay
Head of Resources

Bachelor of Science (Professional, Hons); Geology

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance & Investment
Seven years experience as a Mining Analyst (Deutsche Bank, UBS & BBY)

Nine years experience as a Geologist specialising in precious & base metals exploration

Colin Redmond

Bachelor of Arts (Economics); MSc Economics; Series 7 and Series 63 license.

Over 15 years International Capital Markets experience including 12 years in Pan European Equities and Money Markets at Davy Stockbrokers, Ireland and three years in Treasury at Commerzbank, Ireland.

Craig Brown

Master of Mining Engineering (Mine Management), Master of Applied Finance and Investment (Corporate Finance), Bachelor of Business (Management & Finance)

3 years’ experience in acquisition and divestment across Australia, SE Asia, North America and New Zealand (AWE Limited)

15 years’ experience in capital markets in Australia and New Zealand with Buy and Sell side experience (Westpac Institutional Bank, Susquehanna International Group, Foster Stockbroking, Todd Corporation)

Darren Sheppard

Over 30 years’ experience in capital markets

Over 10 years’ servicing individual high net worth clients in small medium cap companies, resource and technology sector focused

David Brennan, CFA

BA (Hons) Geology, Trinity College Dublin, MBA, CFA

Over 20 years’ international sell-side experience (Credit Suisse South Africa, Investec Securities South Africa, Daiwa Capital Australia, Ord Minnett, and State One Stockbroking)

Extensive equity research coverage in both the large and small cap Resource space (Mining, Energy) as well as in the Industrial, Steel, Paper, and Chemical sectors.

Emma Pagalday

Over three years customer service experience across a number of industry sectors

Frank Barila
Head of Sales

Ten years institutional sales experience (Petra Capital)

Fifteen years sales experience across multiple sectors and markets

Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) General Manager Program 2016

George Marias
Managing Director

BSc (Geology), Master of Mineral Economics, Diploma of Finance & Investment.

Six years experience in Mine and Field Geology with large companies (Dominion Mining, Sons of Gwalia, De Beers)

Over twenty years experience as an analyst with top tier international/boutique firms (ABN AMRO, BNP, BBY, Hartley Poynton)

Three years experience in Funds Management (Confluence Asset Management)

Hugh Stackpool

BA Commerce, CFA, CAIA

Over ten years’ experience in the industry at top tier firms including J.P. Morgan and RBC, after commencing his career in investment banking

Sector experience across industrials and mining equities

James Lennon

Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance – Business Valuation (FINSIA)

Master of Applied Science – Ecology (Lincoln University, New Zealand)

Ten-plus years’ experience broking small and mid-cap companies (ABN AMRO, JPMorgan, Ord Minnett)

Killian Murphy
Head of Industrials

BA (Hons) Economics; MA Economics

Over ten years international experience as a covering analyst, including five years in Pan European Equities at both Davy and Goodbody Stockbrokers in Ireland and over two years as the gaming analyst for CIMB Australia

Krystle Garven

Over 11 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant in the Insurance Industry (SLE Worldwide, XL Catlin)

Larissa Falvo

Cert IV Finance/Accounting, Cert IV Desktop Publishing

Over fifteen years experience as Research Assistant (Citi, BBY)

Leigh Gardner

Economics & Finance (Undergraduate)

Over twenty seven years Equity broking and Fund Management experience

Ten years working in International equities, Australian Equities, Currency and also implemented all Futures and Derivative strategies (National Australia Asset Management)

Seven years as Head of Distribution (ABN AMRO) Three years as Head of Research sales ( Merrill Lynch)

Our clients are our foremost priority.

We have invested in talented and committed people to ensure ongoing value.

Neil Watson

BSc (Hons) Geophysics; Graduate Dip in Applied Finance and Investment

Over thirteen years research experience across Industrials (Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse) and Resources (Macquarie)

5 years Research Sales experience (Deutsche Bank)

5 years commercial experience in exploration geophysics consulting (CGG Aust), and Government.

Nick Basile

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, Business Law)  & Arts (Japanese)

Over four years’ experience as an analyst with Goldman Sachs covering consumer industrials, including more than 1 year as a lead analyst covering ANZ Gaming

Over two years’ experience in institutional banking (CBA)

Paul Doherty

Over 25 years of experience in stockbroking

Director, Head of Melbourne Institutional Sales at Patersons Securities (2002 – 2019)

Small, mid and micro cap sales specialist

Previous institutional sales roles with BNP Paribas, Hartleys, ABN Amro and Bankers Trust

Peter Veldhuizen

Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)
National DTR Cash Equities Accreditation (partially complete)

Over seven years Institutional Sales experience (Petra Capital)

Four years experience in trade disciplines

Richard Amland

BA Economics / Mathematics, MBA Finance

Over twenty years’ capital markets experience in Australia and United States at bulge bracket firms (UBS and JPMorgan) and boutique firms (TC Corporate, Petra and Wilsons)

More than ten years as a research analyst, covering US banks and finance companies and Australian emerging companies and eight years in corporate finance, advising companies on capital raisings, capital management and mergers & acquisitions

Richard Macphillamy

Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major)

Fifteen years experience Institutional Equity sales (Macquarie, Morgan Stanley UK, LINWAR)

Online ventures (StreetTalk, PartiStaff, TEPP Pty Ltd)

Rob Dobson

Bachelor of Business – Finance/Economics (QUT)

Experience across back & front office as well as research with institutional broker

Financial Modelling & Valuation Certificate – Corporate Finance Institute

Samantha Tingley

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History

Over four years as an Executive Assistant in Finance (J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Odey Asset Management)

Stephen Newton

Law Degree (BA LLB), Masters of Law (LLM), Graduate Diploma in Compliance

Solicitor Unrestricted Practising Certificate – Corporate and Government (NSW)

Certificate IV Financial Planning

Over 17 years’ experience in legal/compliance related roles in the financial services industry

Trevor Pike

Executive Director, Head of Resources Sales at Canaccord Genuity Group (2012 – 2018)

Resource sales specialist – 30 years experience with previous roles at Patersons Securities, ABN Amro, EL & C Baillieu and Credit Suisse First Boston

Tony Christelis

Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Accounting, member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia

Three years audit experience (Price Waterhouse Coopers)

Eight years in finance & retail in the oil industry (Esso Petroleum)

Over twelve years in CFO roles at various organisations in the technology & property Industries

Verity Barritt

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Business and Management, Manchester University, Securities Institute Diploma (UK)

Over 10 years corporate advisory experience in the Australian market across a broad range of transaction structures and sectors.

Previously worked at JP Morgan, Bell Potter, Shaw & Partners and most recently Dixon Advisory.

Victoria Smith

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – Illustration

Over 5 years experience as an Executive Assistant in the Accounting and Finance Industry (Jennings Partners and Agility Finance, Sydney) 

5 years experience in Credit Control (United Kingdom)

Vince Barila

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Accounting)

15 years business management & administration experience in the Superannuation Sector

Over five years’ Project Accounting & Financial Accounting experience

Vincent Pisani

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Econometrics and Associate of Securities Institute of Australia (ASIA)

33 years of experience in both funds management (ex Prudential and BT Australia) and sell side broking at UBS, Cazenove Australia and Shaw Stockbroking.