People

At Frontier our people are our business. We’re pleased to report that our consulting team has been the number 1 rated team in the country for consultant capability for four years running (Source: Peter Lee Associates Investment Management survey). We have a genuine depth of experience and a blend of both long-standing Frontier staff and new members on our team.

Our people come from a vast range of professional backgrounds, such as superannuation funds, banks, investment managers, government treasuries, engineering, commercial real estate, actuarial, accounting, and environmental consultancies.

Through our team, we draw on experience from around the world, across industry sectors and from within all of the major asset classes we advise on.

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Adrian Hoe

Consultant

Adrian Hoe joined Frontier in June 2019 as a Consultant and is a member the Equities ...More

Adrian Hoe

Consultant

Adrian Hoe joined Frontier in June 2019 as a Consultant and is a member the Equities team. Adrian had previously worked at Lonsec for seven years, where he was responsible for undertaking manager research in global and domestic equities and alternatives asset classes, with lead analyst responsibilities for global equities. Prior to Lonsec, Adrian spent five years at IOOF where he held a number of roles including research, consulting and investment operations. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Information Systems from The University of Melbourne, is a CFA charterholder and is RG146 compliant.

Alison Johnson

Business Support

Alison joined Frontier Advisors in September 2017 as a member of the Business Support...More

Alison Johnson

Business Support

Alison joined Frontier Advisors in September 2017 as a member of the Business Support Team. Providing a high level of administrative and business support to the firm, in particular working with the Equities, Real Assets and Debt and Currency teams. Alison has over 25 years senior executive administrative experience predominantly in the finance sector, previously working as Executive Assistant to the CEO at Aviva Investors and Bennelong Funds Management as well as working within HR and Communication teams at Portfolio Partners. Alison has a thorough understanding of a broad range of administration functions specific to the finance sector.

Amy Brown

Business Support Coordinator

Amy joined Frontier as a member of the Business Support Team in August 2019. Her role...More

Amy Brown

Business Support Coordinator

Amy joined Frontier as a member of the Business Support Team in August 2019. Her role includes providing high level administrative business support to the Client Services and Investment teams. Amy has almost 10 years’ experience in administration support roles across various industries including State Government, specialist cleaning, recruitment & property. Amy also spent time as an Early Childhood Educator and holds a Certificate III in Children’s Services.

Andrew Kemp

Principal Consultant, Head of Debt and Currency

Andrew Kemp joined Frontier in June 2016 as a Senior Consultant, was promoted to Prin...More

Andrew Kemp

Principal Consultant, Head of Debt and Currency

Andrew Kemp joined Frontier in June 2016 as a Senior Consultant, was promoted to Principal Consultant in 2018 and is the head of Debt and Currency, leading Frontier’s fixed income and currency research program. Andrew has around twenty years of experience in the asset management industry both domestically and globally, having worked in Australia, Singapore and the UK. Andrew was Head of Fixed Income at DBS Asset Management (Singapore) for three years and prior to that spent a decade as Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Alliance Bernstein Australia. Andrew joins Frontier from Chimaera Capital, where he was the Director of Asset Management, most recently in Melbourne, but chiefly in the Capital Management division in Singapore. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Otago University (NZ) and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from Finsia.

Andrew Longmore

Consultant

Andrew Longmore joined Frontier as a consultant in 2018. His responsibilities include...More

Andrew Longmore

Consultant

Andrew Longmore joined Frontier as a consultant in 2018. His responsibilities include providing consulting support to a number of Frontier clients and preparing client investment reports. Before joining Frontier, Andrew spent seven years at Mercer in their Institutional Wealth business providing advice to clients on a broad range of superannuation and investment related issues. Prior to this, he also worked for Mercer in the United Kingdom where he spent four years in an actuarial consulting role. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics) from Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.

Andrew Polson

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is responsible for overall leadership, operation, strategic planning, and fina...More

Andrew Polson

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is responsible for overall leadership, operation, strategic planning, and financial performance of Frontier, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Prior to Frontier, Andrew was General Manager, Wealth Management with financial services group MyState Limited, and before that Global Head of Investment Management and Implementation for ANZ Global Wealth’s Chief Investment Office. He has also held several other senior Wealth Management specific roles within the ANZ Group and at IOOF. Andrew started his career at NAB in Business Banking and then Group Strategy. Andrew holds a Master of Marketing Management from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from La Trobe University.

Anh Duong

Finance Assistant

Anh joined Frontier in 2020 and has worked over 20 years in various accounting firms ...More

Anh Duong

Finance Assistant

Anh joined Frontier in 2020 and has worked over 20 years in various accounting firms using her experience to prepare tax, budget and financial reports for trusts, companies, superannuation funds and other entities.  She has extensive understanding of both bookkeeping and tax functions across a wide variety of industries such as agriculture, IT, communication carriers, not for profit organisations and private businesses.  Anh holds a diploma of accounting from Swinburne Tafe.

Ann Tran

Associate

Ann Tran joined Frontier as an Associate in July 2019. She is a member of Capital Mar...More

Ann Tran

Associate

Ann Tran joined Frontier as an Associate in July 2019. She is a member of Capital Markets and Asset Allocation team and is responsible for applying econometric modelling to contribute to the preparation of Frontier’s analytical reports and undertaking relevant economic and financial market research. Prior to joining Frontier, Ann worked as a lecturer and tutor for Economics and Finance courses at RMIT University. She has also published academic journal articles on Empirical Economics and Journal of Policy Modelling. Ann holds a PhD in Economics from RMIT, majoring in Applied Macroeconomics and Time Series Econometrics. She also holds a Master of Economics from University of Leeds (United Kingdom).

Benjamin Woolley

Consultant

Benjamin Woolley joined Frontier in 2012 and currently holds the role of Consultant. ...More

Benjamin Woolley

Consultant

Benjamin Woolley joined Frontier in 2012 and currently holds the role of Consultant. Benjamin provides client consulting support and undertakes manager and investment research, with a focus on property and infrastructure. Benjamin also holds responsibility for the firm’s global infrastructure and property research database, RADIAS. Prior to joining Frontier, Benjamin gained experience as a Project Coordinator with Quanco, a boutique business consultancy based in Los Angeles, USA. Benjamin holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Management) from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Superannuation from the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees.

Bianca Ray

Consultant

Bianca Ray joined Frontier as a Consultant in 2016 and provides consulting support to...More

Bianca Ray

Consultant

Bianca Ray joined Frontier as a Consultant in 2016 and provides consulting support to a number of clients and undertakes investment and manager research with a real assets focus. Bianca has experience in direct unlisted investment, management and valuation of commercial real estate spanning across Australia, UK and Europe. Spending over 10 years in the United Kingdom working at Prime Commercial Properties, Henderson Global Investors and Lunson Mitchenall in London, and with Coles Group and Herron Todd White in Australia. Bianca holds a Bachelor of Business (Property) with Distinction from RMIT University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.  

Branden Dunbar

Application Developer

Branden Dunbar joined Frontier in 2018 as an Application Developer. Working as part o...More

Branden Dunbar

Application Developer

Branden Dunbar joined Frontier in 2018 as an Application Developer. Working as part of the Technology team and Quantitative Solutions Group, Branden is responsible for designing and developing analytical tools and data-driven web applications. Branden has over 4 years of experience in software and data roles, most recently as Application Engineer at Plotly in Montreal, Canada. Branden holds a Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience) from Macquarie University and Graduate Diploma of Data Science from Monash University.

Branka Needham

Senior Consultant

Branka Needham joined Frontier as an Associate in 2003, was promoted to Consultant in...More

Branka Needham

Senior Consultant

Branka Needham joined Frontier as an Associate in 2003, was promoted to Consultant in 2007 and to Senior Consultant in 2018. Her responsibilities at Frontier include advising clients on investment policy, preparing investment research, and undertaking investment manager evaluations. Branka was previously employed by Towers Perrin as an Analyst in the Asset Consulting Services line of business, where her responsibilities included performance reporting for a number of large superannuation funds, investment manager evaluation and investment research. Branka holds a Bachelor of Finance degree with First Class Honours from La Trobe University in Melbourne.

Cadence Ho

Associate

Cadence Ho joined Frontier as an Associate in 2016 with a capital markets and asset a...More

Cadence Ho

Associate

Cadence Ho joined Frontier as an Associate in 2016 with a capital markets and asset allocation focus. Prior to joining Frontier, Cadence was a Product Specialist for UOB Kay Hian Holdings in Singapore, where she undertook product analysis and structuring, and business development. She also spent a year as a Fund Accounting Associate at Citibank, also in Singapore. Cadence holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore, Master of Economics at the University of Queensland and is currently undertaking her CFA.

Carrie Smith

Senior Analyst – Client Services, Data & Systems

Carrie Smith joined Frontier in 2008 as part of the Administration team, before branc...More

Carrie Smith

Senior Analyst – Client Services, Data & Systems

Carrie Smith joined Frontier in 2008 as part of the Administration team, before branching out to form the Partners Platform team in 2012. Carrie was promoted to Senior Analyst, Client Services, Data & Systems in 2016 and her role includes overseeing system and data maintenance as well as providing internal and external training and support for systems users. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English, from La Trobe University in Melbourne.

Chris Trevillyan

Director of Investment Strategy

Chris Trevillyan is the Director of Investment Strategy at Frontier having joined the...More

Chris Trevillyan

Director of Investment Strategy

Chris Trevillyan is the Director of Investment Strategy at Frontier having joined the firm in 2004. His responsibilities at Frontier include leadership of the Capital Markets and Asset Allocation Research Team, providing consulting support to Frontier’s clients, and involvement with investment and manager research. Chris is the Chair of Frontier’s Investment Committee and oversees the firm’s investment strategy research program. He has previously filled the leadership roles of Frontier’s infrastructure specialisation team and Quantitative Solutions Group. Prior to Frontier Chris was employed by Primary Superannuation Services as a Finance and Business Associate working with industry superannuation funds, and spent time working in London with Close Brothers and Granville Baird private equity firms. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, is a qualified CPA and has completed a Master of Applied Finance at the University of Melbourne.

Claire Casucci

Consultant

Claire Casucci joined Frontier as an Associate in 2018 and was promoted to Consultant...More

Claire Casucci

Consultant

Claire Casucci joined Frontier as an Associate in 2018 and was promoted to Consultant in 2019. She looks after a variety of superannuation and higher education clients, providing research, analysis and investment advice. Claire also undertakes manager and investment research, focussing on alternatives and derivative strategies. Prior to joining Frontier, Claire was a Senior Financial Advisor at ANZ Private in Adelaide, where she specialised in providing complex strategic and investment advice to high net worth individuals and families. Claire completed ANZ’s Graduate Program and has also worked at ANZ in advice assurance, credit writing and transactional banking. Claire is a CFA charterholder, holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide and has an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) from Kaplan.

Daniel Leslie

Consultant

Daniel Leslie joined Frontier in June 2019 as a Consultant, working in a generalist c...More

Daniel Leslie

Consultant

Daniel Leslie joined Frontier in June 2019 as a Consultant, working in a generalist client consulting role. He joins Frontier after ten years at Mercer where he has spent most of his time in the investment consulting team. Daniel’s experience includes four years in the Mercer New York office, working with large US corporate defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans, 401(k) plans, endowments and foundation clients. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science, a Diploma of Financial Services, and is RG146 compliant.

David Carruthers

Principal Consultant, Head of Member Solutions

David joined Frontier in 2015 as a Senior Consultant and leads the Members Solutions ...More

David Carruthers

Principal Consultant, Head of Member Solutions

David joined Frontier in 2015 as a Senior Consultant and leads the Members Solutions Group. He provides investment advice to a range of clients and conducts research in the area of retirement strategy and product development for superannuation funds. Prior to Frontier David spent nineteen years at Mercer in both the UK and Australia. Prior to joining Mercer, David was at Towers Perrin for around six years, working with a number of clients in a consulting and research capacity. David holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Desi Ioannou

Finance Manager

Desi joined Frontier in March 2019 as the Finance Manager, responsible for assisting ...More

Desi Ioannou

Finance Manager

Desi joined Frontier in March 2019 as the Finance Manager, responsible for assisting with Frontier’s finance functions. Prior to joining Frontier, Desi worked at Newcrest Mining as a Finance Accountant and held various Financial and Corporate Accounting roles. She has over 30 years experience in Finance working across a variety of industries, including the mining sector and Government. Desi holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Desmond Tam

Associate

Desmond Tam joined Frontier as an Associate in February 2020. He is a member of the L...More

Desmond Tam

Associate

Desmond Tam joined Frontier as an Associate in February 2020. He is a member of the Liability-Driven Investment and Government segment, providing consulting support to a number of general insurance clients.Before joining Frontier, Desmond spent two years at EY in their Banking & Capital Markets sector, advising financial services clients on a broad range of market and credit risk issues. Prior to this, he also worked at Suncorp Group in their general insurance division, where he spent two years in various capital, reserving and pricing roles. Desmond holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) (Hons) from the University of Melbourne. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia (FIAA) and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA).

Donna Davis

Associate

Donna Davis joined Frontier as an Associate in 2019. She works with the Alternatives ...More

Donna Davis

Associate

Donna Davis joined Frontier as an Associate in 2019. She works with the Alternatives and Derivatives team providing quantitative analytics support. She also assists with manager and investment research. Prior to joining Frontier, Donna worked for AustralianSuper in their Options Management Team. She also has 9 years banking experience with the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ in Corporate and Commercial Lending. Donna holds a Bachelor of Quantitative Finance from the University of South Australia and is currently completing the CFA program.

Elie Saikaly

Principal Consultant

Elie Saikaly joined Frontier as a Principal Consultant in June 2018. Elie works in a ...More

Elie Saikaly

Principal Consultant

Elie Saikaly joined Frontier as a Principal Consultant in June 2018. Elie works in a specialist client consulting role. He joins Frontier from Mercer where he has spent the last 10 years most recently as Head of the Consulting practice in Melbourne and a member of the Institutional Wealth Leadership Team. Prior to this Elie worked at Lanteri Partners Group Wealth Management and UBS Wealth Management and brings with him a total of 18 years experience. Elie has a Masters of Applied Finance & Investment, a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) (Hons) and a BA (Psychology & Sociology) from Deakin University and is RG146 compliant.

Emily Collins

Business Manager

Emily Collins joined Frontier as a member of the Business Support Team in 2012. Her r...More

Emily Collins

Business Manager

Emily Collins joined Frontier as a member of the Business Support Team in 2012. Her role includes providing high level administrative and business support to the firm such as: marketing documents and tenders, board papers, travel coordination, roll-out and update of company templates, documents and manuals. Emily has almost 20 years’ experience in Personal / Executive Assistant, Administration Management and support roles across various industries including professional services, facilities management, sales and manufacturing. Emily holds a Graduate Certificate of Commerce from Swinburne and a Certificate III in Corporate Support from the Real Estate Institute.

Fraser Murray

Head of Equities

Fraser joined Frontier in 2012 and is the Head of Equities. He was previously at Ibbo...More

Fraser Murray

Head of Equities

Fraser joined Frontier in 2012 and is the Head of Equities. He was previously at Ibbotson Associates/Intech Investments for nearly 15 years where he held a variety of roles including five years as Head of Manager Research and five years as Head of Equities and Property. Fraser started his asset consulting career at Towers Perrin in 1994 as a Research Analyst in its Melbourne and London offices. Fraser holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from Finsia, and is a Fellow of Finsia.

Gary Sward

Head of Finance and Commercial

Gary Sward is Head of Finance and Commercial at Frontier, appointed in 2003 and Compa...More

Gary Sward

Head of Finance and Commercial

Gary Sward is Head of Finance and Commercial at Frontier, appointed in 2003 and Company Secretary since 2006. He is responsible for the management of Frontier’s finance,  legal and compliance functions, AFS Licence and company secretarial matters. Prior to joining Frontier, Gary worked fourteen years for the Government of Tasmania, Department of Treasury and Finance in the administration of whole-of-Government I.T. tenders and contracts. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tasmania and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Glenn Sampson

Investment Management Data Specialist

Glenn Sampson joined Frontier in 2019 as an Investment Data Management Specialist. He...More

Glenn Sampson

Investment Management Data Specialist

Glenn Sampson joined Frontier in 2019 as an Investment Data Management Specialist. He is responsible for designing, developing and managing new, centralised investment data management capabilities within Frontier, supporting the business transformation to system-based solutions. Glenn has over 10 years of experience in similar roles, most recently as an Investment Systems & Process Analyst at Omega Global Investors, covering all areas of investment processes; system and infrastructure development, data management, data analysis, design and architecture in ETL, risk management, portfolio analysis & quantitative research.

Greg Barr

Principal Consultant

Greg joined Frontier in 2016 and provides investment advice to a range of clients, as...More

Greg Barr

Principal Consultant

Greg joined Frontier in 2016 and provides investment advice to a range of clients, as well as undertaking manager and investment research as it relates to client portfolios. Greg is a Principal Consultant, segment head of our large superannuation client group along with being a member of Frontier’s Investment Committee and Manager Ratings Committee. Prior to Frontier, Greg was employed by Mercer where he headed the Melbourne based investment consulting team. Prior to joining Mercer in 2008, Greg spent ten years at Standard & Poor’s. He was a Director and Head of the Manager Research business and had previously headed research in fixed income and alternatives. Greg had also worked for five years at National Mutual. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from Finsia and has completed RG146.

Haylee Deutrom-Wakeling

Business Support Coordinator

Haylee joined Frontier Advisors as Business Support Coordinator in January 2019, her ...More

Haylee Deutrom-Wakeling

Business Support Coordinator

Haylee joined Frontier Advisors as Business Support Coordinator in January 2019, her first foray into asset consulting having spent over 8 years in the pharmaceutical sector prior to her commencement at Frontier. Providing support to the Consulting and Investment divisions; Haylee also drives the Health and Wellbeing program from an administrative perspective, facilitates domestic travel and conference coordination, as well as new staff induction and onboarding. With a wide scope of experience across administrative roles including executive support, internal communications and event coordination; Haylee has over 16 years of experience in corporate administration, spanning the healthcare, finance, media and IT sectors respectively. Haylee holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) majoring in Writing and Directing from Deakin University, Melbourne.

Hui Goh

Consultant

Hui Goh joined Frontier as an Associate in April 2018 and was promoted to Consultant ...More

Hui Goh

Consultant

Hui Goh joined Frontier as an Associate in April 2018 and was promoted to Consultant in 2020. She provides investment research and consulting advice to several clients, with a focus on capital markets and asset allocation. Prior to joining Frontier, Hui worked as a Senior Performance Analyst at Northern Trust, consulting clients on performance and attribution, as well as assured quality of performance reporting to clients and fund managers. She was also previously employed at AMP as a Transitions Consultant (Investment Operations). Hui holds a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), Master of Finance (Distinction), a Master of Commerce and a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) from RMIT University, Diploma of Marketing – Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore).

Iain McMahon

Consultant

Iain McMahon joined Frontier as a Consultant in June 2019 and is a member of the Debt...More

Iain McMahon

Consultant

Iain McMahon joined Frontier as a Consultant in June 2019 and is a member of the Debt and Currency team. Iain is currently responsible for investment and manager research across both Fixed Income and Currency strategies. Prior to joining Frontier, Iain spent seven years across the J.P. Morgan franchise in a range of risk management functions. Four of these years were based in London providing quantitative and qualitative portfolio analysis for a Multi-Asset trading desk. Prior to working in London, Iain worked in an operational capacity with a Fixed Income Derivatives trading desk. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance and Economics) and a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Statistics) from the University of Melbourne and has recently passed the CFA level 2 exam.

Ian Crane

Consultant

Ian Crane joined Frontier as an Associate in March 2018 and was promoted to Consultan...More

Ian Crane

Consultant

Ian Crane joined Frontier as an Associate in March 2018 and was promoted to Consultant in 2020 and provides investment research and consulting advice to a number of clients. Ian also undertakes manager research with a focus on real assets. Prior to joining Frontier, Ian spent eight years in the Australian Defence Force as an Electronic Warfare Operator, which included service on operations overseas. Prior to joining the ADF, Ian was a Programmer with the National Australia Bank and Middleton’s Lawyers. Ian holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from Swinburne University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Finance from Griffith University.

Isabelle Demir

Head of Real Assets

Isabelle joined Frontier in 2018 as Head of Real Assets. She leads our research into ...More

Isabelle Demir

Head of Real Assets

Isabelle joined Frontier in 2018 as Head of Real Assets. She leads our research into infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and private equity sectors, and brings over 18 years combined experience in corporate finance and investments. Prior to joining Frontier, Isabelle worked with MENA Infrastructure Fund as an Investment Director in Dubai, HSBC in London in the Power & Utilities team and Babcock & Brown in London/Shanghai and Sydney as an Investment Manager. Earlier in her career she worked at ABN AMRO in mergers and acquisitions and NAB Global Markets. Isabelle holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Sydney and was admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Court of NSW in 2003.  

James Bulfin

Senior Consultant

James joined Frontier in June 2020 as a Senior Consultant within the Alternatives and...More

James Bulfin

Senior Consultant

James joined Frontier in June 2020 as a Senior Consultant within the Alternatives and Derivatives Research Team. His responsibilities include undertaking investment and manager research of liquid and illiquid alternative strategies as well as derivative strategies, including providing specialist advice for these areas to clients.He has more than 15 years Investment Banking experience, with a strong background in macro markets and portfolio risk management.  Prior to joining Frontier, James worked in Singapore for six years at Barclays Investment Bank trading macro markets focusing on derivative solutions for clients. Prior to that, James worked at Goldman Sachs for nine years across a number of trading and risk management roles, including as a Macro Trader in the Propriety Trading Division and a Portfolio Manager in the Treasury Liquidity Group.James is currently completing a Masters in Applied Finance with Kaplan. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from Finisa, a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Information Systems from Swinburne University of Technology.

James Gunn

Senior Consultant

James Gunn joined Frontier in 2019 as a Senior Consultant within the Equities Researc...More

James Gunn

Senior Consultant

James Gunn joined Frontier in 2019 as a Senior Consultant within the Equities Research Team. He has more than 15 years equity markets experience, including direct equities experience. Most recently, he worked as a buy-side equity analyst at Prime Value Asset Management and prior to that he held senior manager research roles with Standard and Poor’s and Aviva. He commenced his career as a financial analyst with Lincoln Indicators. James recently completed his Masters of Accounting at Monash University and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and Graduate Diplomas of Applied Finance and Financial Planning with FINSIA.

James Kosmatos

Associate

James joined Frontier as an Associate in January 2019. James’ responsibilities incl...More

James Kosmatos

Associate

James joined Frontier as an Associate in January 2019. James’ responsibilities include providing support to Superannuation and not for profit client teams and conducting fund manager research as a member of the Debt and Currency investment research team. Prior to joining Frontier, James worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for ten years in a variety of roles, with the last three years as a Senior Consultant in the Private Wealth team. James’ responsibilities were working with Ultra High Net Worth Families in developing bespoke Investment Policy Statements, providing quarterly asset allocation advice, conducting fund manager research across traditional and non-traditional asset classes and preparing quarterly performance reports. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from The University of Melbourne, a Masters of Applied Finance from Monash University and has recently completed his CFA Level 1 exam.

Joe Clark

Senior Consultant

Joe joined frontier in 2020 as Senior Consultant. His responsibilities include deriva...More

Joe Clark

Senior Consultant

Joe joined frontier in 2020 as Senior Consultant. His responsibilities include derivatives, alternatives, and insurance linked strategies. Prior to joining Frontier Joe was at QIC in Brisbane for 9 years, working as a Senior Portfolio Manger for volatility and insurance linked strategies. Prior to this, Joe was a Portfolio Manager for the Tyndall/Suncorp Global Macro Fund for 5 years, specialising in commodity volatility strategies. Joe holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland where he lectured Macroeconomics and Mathematical Economics, and a first class honours degree in Econometrics.

Jennifer Johnstone-Kaiser

Principal Consultant, Property Leader

Jennifer Johnstone-Kaiser joined Frontier in January 2018. Jennifer leads Frontier’...More

Jennifer Johnstone-Kaiser

Principal Consultant, Property Leader

Jennifer Johnstone-Kaiser joined Frontier in January 2018. Jennifer leads Frontier’s property research program providing consulting and research for clients, both domestically and globally. Jennifer has held many senior positions, most recently as Country Head and Director of Business Development with Savills Investment Management. Before this Jennifer was Mercer’s Head of Real Estate ‐ Asia Pacific and worked with consultancy firm Pinnacle Property Group. Jennifer is a Senior Fellow of Finsia and sits on the Property Council’s Market Trends Roundtable and Global Investment Group. She holds a Master of Finance and Bachelor of Business, Property (Distinction).

Joey Alcock

Principal Consultant

Joey re-joined Frontier as a Principal Consultant in 2018 and serves as Chair of the ...More

Joey Alcock

Principal Consultant

Joey re-joined Frontier as a Principal Consultant in 2018 and serves as Chair of the Responsible Investment Group. Previously, he spent several years working in the UK with bfinance, leading equity fund manager searches for a range of institutional asset owners. In Joey’s original stint at Frontier, he worked for more than 10 years in a range of functions including client consulting, private equity research and line management, amongst other responsibilities. Prior to this, Joey was employed with TWUSUPER as part of the inaugural Super Cadets program (now SuperGrads), an initiative of the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF) and related industry bodies.

Karla Harman

Principal Consultant

Karla Harman is a Principal Consultant at Frontier, having joined Frontier as an Asso...More

Karla Harman

Principal Consultant

Karla Harman is a Principal Consultant at Frontier, having joined Frontier as an Associate in 2007. Karla’s responsibilities include leading Frontier’s charities, foundation and private wealth advisory client service delivery, providing advice to higher education and charity clients, as well as assisting clients in addressing implementation issues. Karla previously worked at Macquarie Services (Australia) Ltd on the Institutional Sales Desk. She also spent over three years in London with Nimico Capital Ltd in the role of Fund Manager Assistant focused on equities and high yield debt. Prior to that, Karla spent time in a client services role at W.I.N. Pty Ltd, a financial planning firm. Karla holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) with Distinction and a Master of Applied Finance.

Kate Maynard

Business Support

Kate joined Frontier as a member of the Business Support Team in 2016. Her role inclu...More

Kate Maynard

Business Support

Kate joined Frontier as a member of the Business Support Team in 2016. Her role includes, but is not limited to, all front-of-house duties including management of the business calendar and meeting room bookings; greeting visitors; input of data and meeting notes into the company database; proofreading; catering for client, manager and internal functions; management of building maintenance and staff amenities; purchase of office supplies and consumables; and administration assistance to the Firm. Kate has more than 35 years’ experience in office administration and senior management support roles across various industries including advertising, property valuation, intellectual property and health services.

Kim Bowater

Director of Consulting

Kim Bowater is Director of Consulting at Frontier Advisors, having joined the firm in...More

Kim Bowater

Director of Consulting

Kim Bowater is Director of Consulting at Frontier Advisors, having joined the firm in 2002. She has 22 years industry experience. Kim is responsible for overseeing Frontier's delivery of advice and research through our consulting team. She is a member of Frontier's Investment Committee and Chair of Frontier's Client Portfolio Review Committee. She is also the lead consultant for several large superannuation funds. Over time, Kim has held a number of roles at Frontier including managing Frontier's research program, leading research teams including alternatives, currency and infrastructure, providing investment advice to clients, and founding Frontier's retirement solutions group. Kim was previously employed at Deloitte and Towers Perrin. Kim is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in Mathematical Statistics from Monash University. Kim is a member of the CFA Institute.  

Kuek Chyuan Low

Senior Consultant

Kuek Chyuan (KC) Low is a Senior Consultant, having joined Frontier as an Associate i...More

Kuek Chyuan Low

Senior Consultant

Kuek Chyuan (KC) Low is a Senior Consultant, having joined Frontier as an Associate in 2012. His responsibilities at Frontier include providing analytical support to clients, asset allocation advice, plus investment research. KC is a member of Frontier’s Capital Markets and Asset Allocation team. KC was previously employed at Fairfax Media as the Head of Research and Valuation Analyst for BRW Magazine. His responsibilities included researching and valuing assets for the magazine’s various articles and lists. These include the BRW Rich 200, Executive Rich and Young Rich list. He has also published business articles in print and online for Fairfax's various mastheads. KC has also interned in the Advisory division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. KC holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance at Monash University with the Dean's Commendation. He also holds a Master of Applied Finance from Monash University. KC is also a CFA Charterholder.

Laura Daly

Research Associate

Laura Daly is a Research Associate at Frontier, having joined in 2017 as a member of ...More

Laura Daly

Research Associate

Laura Daly is a Research Associate at Frontier, having joined in 2017 as a member of the Partners Platform Team. She is a member of the Responsible Investment Group. Her responsibilities include providing analytical support for clients, as well as undertaking manager and investment research. Laura holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting & Economics) from Monash University, and has also recently passed the CFA level 1 exam.

Lee Oliphant

IT Service Delivery Manager

Lee Oliphant joined Frontier in January 2020 as the IT Service Delivery Manager. He i...More

Lee Oliphant

IT Service Delivery Manager

Lee Oliphant joined Frontier in January 2020 as the IT Service Delivery Manager. He is responsible for ensuring that Frontier's staff and business operations are fully enabled and supported with best in class technology solutions and services. Lee has over 25 years of experience in IT roles, 20 of those being with professional services firms. Lee's most recent experience is as the ICT Manager at Moores overseeing all aspects of their ICT function.

Lisa Baldasso

Analyst - Client Services, Data & Systems

Lisa Baldasso joined Frontier in 2018 as a member of the Partners Platform Team. Her ...More

Lisa Baldasso

Analyst - Client Services, Data & Systems

Lisa Baldasso joined Frontier in 2018 as a member of the Partners Platform Team. Her role includes the maintenance of systems and data, as well as providing support for internal and external system users. Prior to Frontier, Lisa spent eighteen years at Mercer in a similar role that included the maintenance of Mercer’s GIMD database and other internal databases as well as supporting the team.

Mahad Dirie

Analyst – Client Services, Data & Systems

Mahad joined Frontier in 2019 as an Analyst and member of the Partners Platform Team....More

Mahad Dirie

Analyst – Client Services, Data & Systems

Mahad joined Frontier in 2019 as an Analyst and member of the Partners Platform Team. His role includes the maintenance of systems and data, as well providing support to internal and external system users. Prior to this, Mahad worked in a reporting role for three and a half years at OneVue. Mahad holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management and Management.

Manish Rastogi

Principal Consultant, Infrastructure Specialist

Manish Rastogi is a Senior Consultant and infrastructure specialist with Frontier Adv...More

Manish Rastogi

Principal Consultant, Infrastructure Specialist

Manish Rastogi is a Senior Consultant and infrastructure specialist with Frontier Advisors having joined the firm in August 2017. He provides infrastructure consulting and investment support to Frontier clients and also undertakes manager research. Prior to joining Frontier, Manish worked at IFM Investors as Vice President in the infrastructure team, based in Melbourne, undertaking direct investments and asset management with a specialisation in airports. Prior to IFM, Manish worked in corporate advisory with O’Sullivan Partners in Sydney and with Lehman Brothers in its TMT M&A team in the UK. Manish holds MBA qualifications from London Business School majoring in finance and a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) with honours from the University of Melbourne.

Margie Hill

Head of People & Culture

Margie joined Frontier as Head of People & Culture in 2018 and is responsible for...More

Margie Hill

Head of People & Culture

Margie joined Frontier as Head of People & Culture in 2018 and is responsible for continuing to build what we believe is already the most versatile and dedicated asset consulting team in the country. Margie is passionate about driving organisational performance through fostering diverse, constructive and inclusive work cultures. Margie has over 25 years’ experience and a proven track record working as a senior executive in human resource management. She has held executive HR positions in organisations including AustralianSuper and Westpac. Prior to taking up corporate roles, Margie worked in policy and program management roles for the Australian and South Australian governments. For several years in the early 1990s, Margie was Deputy Director of the Australian Government’s Affirmative Action Agency (now known as the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)). She was instrumental in AustralianSuper being recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality annually from 2012. Margie holds a Bachelor of Economics, Master of Environment Studies and Master of Labour Law and Relations. She has studied strategic HR at London Business School and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Marie Cardaci

Consultant

Marie joined Frontier in 2017 as ...More

Marie Cardaci

Consultant

Marie joined Frontier in 2017 as an Associate, having previously worked within Finance Operations at the University of Melbourne, and Taxation Services at Deloitte. During her studies, Marie also worked as a Junior Equity Analyst for Margadh Stoc, preparing research reports on small cap equities. At Frontier, Marie provides consulting advice to a number of medium and large superannuation clients, and is also a member of Frontier’s Equities Research team. Marie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Finance, and is a CFA Level II candidate.

Martin Thompson

Senior Consultant

Martin Thompson is a Senior Consultant at Frontier, having joined the firm as an Asso...More

Martin Thompson

Senior Consultant

Martin Thompson is a Senior Consultant at Frontier, having joined the firm as an Associate in 2009. Martin provides consulting support to a number of clients and undertakes investment and manager research. Prior to joining Frontier, Martin worked at Starfish Ventures, an Australian venture capital fund manager focused on high growth life sciences, information technology and clean technology companies. Prior to this Martin has worked in technology commercialisation at the University of Melbourne, virology research at Murdoch University and undertook a PhD in cancer research at the University of Western Australia. Martin has a Master of Applied Finance through Macquarie University, a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology and a Bachelor of Science with first class honours.

Mary McLaughlin

Investment Strategy Advisor

Mary joined Frontier in March 2018 in an advisory role for the Capital Markets and As...More

Mary McLaughlin

Investment Strategy Advisor

Mary joined Frontier in March 2018 in an advisory role for the Capital Markets and Asset Allocation Team, as well as investment strategy more broadly, and is a member of Frontier's Investment Committee. Prior to joining Frontier, Mary was the Chief Investment Officer for the Meat Industry Employees’ Superannuation Fund and most recently at Vanguard as Senior Investment Specialist. Mary brings a great breadth of portfolio management experience, having managed diversified and asset class-specific portfolios across her career, by both quantitative and fundamental processes, implemented directly and through external managers. Mary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Commerce (Honours), Specialisation in Finance, from the University of Melbourne.

Maye Zhao

Quantitative Developer

Maye joined Frontier as a Quantitative Developer in January 2019. She is responsible ...More

Maye Zhao

Quantitative Developer

Maye joined Frontier as a Quantitative Developer in January 2019. She is responsible for developing quantitative models for asset allocation and risk management, designing the investment analytics library, and delivering technology solution to Partners Platform. Prior to joining Frontier, Maye worked in Hong Kong for six years as a senior buy-side quantitative analyst at Ethan Capital Management and Research assistant in Value Partners Group. Most of her responsibilities revolved around quantamental investing, statistical arbitrage, portfolio risk management, monitoring and execution. Maye holds a master’s degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in management science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Maye has passed the CFA level III exam.

Michael Sofer

Principal Consultant, Head of Strategy & Business Solutions

Michael Sofer is a Principal Consultant and Frontier’s Head of Strategy & Busin...More

Michael Sofer

Principal Consultant, Head of Strategy & Business Solutions

Michael Sofer is a Principal Consultant and Frontier’s Head of Strategy & Business Solutions. He is responsible for the development, communication and execution of Frontier’s commercial strategy. He also has oversight of Frontier’s three specialist teams – Governance, Advice, Risk, Decisions and Strategy (GARDS), Member Solutions Group (MSG) and Quantitative Solutions Group (QSG). Prior to this, Michael spent over seven years working across Frontier’s research, specialist and client consulting teams. Michael completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons) at Monash University. He graduated Class Dux for Engineering and received the University Medal for Commerce. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Michael Sommers

Principal Consultant, Head of Alternatives and Derivatives

Michael Sommers is a Principal Consultant having joined Frontier in 2013 and is the h...More

Michael Sommers

Principal Consultant, Head of Alternatives and Derivatives

Michael Sommers is a Principal Consultant having joined Frontier in 2013 and is the head of Alternatives and Derivatives. His responsibilities include undertaking manager research of liquid and illiquid alternatives strategies as well as derivative strategies, including providing specialist advice for these areas to clients. Michael also provides risk management and generalist consulting advice. Prior to joining Frontier, Michael worked in London for seven years in a number of trading floor based senior risk management roles at CIBC, Lloyds and HBOS. His roles involved advising on the risk and performance characteristics of diverse portfolios and investment strategies. He was also involved in regulatory and risk governance related work at a senior level. Prior to working in London, Michael worked in credit risk modelling at ANZ in Melbourne. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Actuarial Studies and Finance (including First Class Honours in Finance), a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University.

Nadine Hassouna

Consultant

Nadine Hassouna joined Frontier Advisors as an Associate in January 2019 and was prom...More

Nadine Hassouna

Consultant

Nadine Hassouna joined Frontier Advisors as an Associate in January 2019 and was promoted to Consultant in September 2020. Prior to joining Frontier, Nadine worked as a buy-side equity analyst at Emirates NBD Asset Management in Dubai covering a wide range of sectors with a focus on MENA equity markets. Nadine also worked as a sell-side equity analyst at EFG-Hermes in Cairo and Dubai. Nadine holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University in Cairo with a specialisation in Finance. Nadine passed her CFA Level III exam in June 2017 and is currently a CFA Charterholder.

Nam Tran

Consultant

Nam Tran joined Frontier as a Consultant in 2017 and is a member of the Debt and Curr...More

Nam Tran

Consultant

Nam Tran joined Frontier as a Consultant in 2017 and is a member of the Debt and Currency team. Previously Nam worked with NAB in the institutional banking area, undertaking industry and credit analysis in the Resources, Energy and Utilities sectors for ten years.  Prior to this, he spent three years with KPMG and the Sarbanes Oxley team at NAB, undertaking financial and operational analysis of clients in the financial services industry, and three years with HSBC in Vietnam in corporate and institutional banking. Nam holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, a Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney and a CFA charterholder.

Natasha Frederick

Practice Project Manager

Natasha joined Frontier Advisors as an Administration Assistant in April 2008 and was...More

Natasha Frederick

Practice Project Manager

Natasha joined Frontier Advisors as an Administration Assistant in April 2008 and was appointed to the role of Research Administrator in September 2008 and to Business Manager in September 2012 where she was responsible for expanding and managing Frontier’s Business Support Teams capabilities. Following her success in this role and her interest and aptitude to expand and progress within the firm, Natasha was appointed Practice Manager in 2017 and to Practice Project Manager in 2020. Her responsibilities are diverse across the business and Practice assisting Frontier’s CEO and Directors. She also oversees liaison with our Global International Research Alliance (GIRA).

Natasha Kronouer

Principal Consultant, Head of GARDS

Natasha Kronouer is a Principal Consultant at Frontier and Head of Frontier’s Gover...More

Natasha Kronouer

Principal Consultant, Head of GARDS

Natasha Kronouer is a Principal Consultant at Frontier and Head of Frontier’s Governance Advice, Risk, Decisions and Strategy (GARDS) Team having joined Frontier in 2006 and the Governance team in 2013. Natasha has considerable experience providing governance advice to investment committees and boards, reviewing and preparing investment policies, as well as undertaking reviews of investment beliefs and internal investment capabilities across a range of institutional investors. Natasha is also a senior member of Frontier’s investment consulting team, providing consulting support to clients, involvement with investment and manager research and she is a member of the Manager Rating Committee and the Responsible Investment Group. Natasha previously worked for National Australia Bank and spent 2008 in the UK working at Willis Towers Watson. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Melbourne.

Nathan Bode

Principal Consultant

Nathan Bode is a Principal Consultant at Frontier having joined the firm as a Consul...More

Nathan Bode

Principal Consultant

Nathan Bode is a Principal Consultant at Frontier having joined the firm as a Consultant in 2012 from Standard & Poor’s. His responsibilities at Frontier include providing consulting support to clients, and involvement with both investment and manager research. Nathan worked for five years within Standard & Poor’s Fund Services division and prior that spent four years at Westpac Banking Corporation, where he worked as a Middle Markets Credit Associate, and also in Property Finance as an Assistant Relationship Manager. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Major) and Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Major) from Monash University, and a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).

Nicholas Thomas

Senior Consultant

Nicholas Thomas is a Senior Consultant and member of the Capital Markets and Asset Al...More

Nicholas Thomas

Senior Consultant

Nicholas Thomas is a Senior Consultant and member of the Capital Markets and Asset Allocation team, having joined the firm in 2019. Nicholas has over 15 years investment experience across Lonsec, Russell Investments, and MLC. His most recent role was as a Senior Consultant at Lonsec where his responsibilities included leading the review of capital market assumptions and strategic asset allocation, making dynamic asset allocation recommendations, and constructing multi-asset and sector portfolios. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne, a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Nirlep Khaira

Business Solution Architect

Nirlep joined Frontier in 2019 as a Business Solution Architect. She is responsible f...More

Nirlep Khaira

Business Solution Architect

Nirlep joined Frontier in 2019 as a Business Solution Architect. She is responsible for system design and change management of investment technology and business initiatives. Nirlep most recently worked as an Investments Business Analyst at HESTA, selecting and designing technology investments solutions, and has worked as the Senior Business Analyst establishing the Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Yarra Capital Management transition. Furthermore, Nirlep worked as a Senior Business Analyst at Vanguard Investments delivering global transformational programs, and earlier in her career delivered HSBC’s Global Compliance and Regulatory system in Londonm as well delivering various investment technology solutions at Pendal Group in Sydney. She brings 14 years combined in investment system implementation, governance and experience in delivering investment management systems and change management. Nirlep holds Frist Class Honours degree in Information Systems and Masters of Risk Management from Monash University.

Pat Phanussopakul

Associate

Pat Phanussopakul joined Frontier as an associate in February 2020. Prior to joining ...More

Pat Phanussopakul

Associate

Pat Phanussopakul joined Frontier as an associate in February 2020. Prior to joining Frontier, Pat worked as a buy-side equity analyst at Acorn Capital, covering Asian financials and REITs sectors. She also worked as a sell-side equity analyst at CLSA in Thailand covering consumer, telecommunication and media sectors. Pat graduated from Thammasat University in Thailand with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance and Marketing).

Paul Chua

Associate

Paul joined Frontier as an Associate in January 2019 and is currently a member of the...More

Paul Chua

Associate

Paul joined Frontier as an Associate in January 2019 and is currently a member of the Debt and Currency team. Prior to joining Frontier, Paul worked as a Performance Analyst in the Performance and Risk Analytics division at National Australia Bank whereby he was involved in calculating and generating performance reports on behalf of superannuation funds, fund managers, university endowments and insurance companies. Paul started his career as a fund accountant at Apex Fund Services (Australia) Pty Ltd whereby he was involved in calculating the Net Asset Values on behalf of boutique hedge funds. Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Melbourne. Paul is a Chartered Accountant and also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Paul Newfield

Director of Sector Research

Paul Newfield is Director of Sector Research, having joined the firm in July 2019. Pa...More

Paul Newfield

Director of Sector Research

Paul Newfield is Director of Sector Research, having joined the firm in July 2019. Paul has a primary focus on driving innovation and client alignment in our research program and works closely with our Global Investment Research Alliance (GIRA) partners. Paul joins Frontier from Willis Towers Watson where he held the role of Senior Consultant for over eight years and was involved in a number of governance and strategy areas, including liability driven clients and retirement incomes. Prior to that, Paul spent twelve years at Mercer where he held a variety of senior roles in both Australia and New Zealand, including leading Mercer’s retirement business in New Zealand and was Board Chair of their trustee company. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a CIMA certification as well as a Bachelor of Economic Science.

Philip Naylor

Principal Consultant

Philip Naylor is a Principal Consultant and senior member of the Capital Markets and ...More

Philip Naylor

Principal Consultant

Philip Naylor is a Principal Consultant and senior member of the Capital Markets and Asset Allocation Team, having joined the firm in 2018. Philip has over a decade of senior experience, much of that in currency and fixed income trading roles with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) in both Sydney and New York, and as the RBA’s representative on the G20 Investment and Infrastructure Working Group. Philip has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank in Washington DC and as an Economist at Macquarie Bank. Immediately prior to joining Frontier, Philip was the Economic Advisor to the Treasurer of the Northern Territory. Philip holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Economics and Finance from RMIT University along with a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Economic Policy Management from Columbia University in New York. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Prachi Bansode

Junior application Developer

Prachi Bansode joined Frontier in January 2020 as Junior Application Developer. Worki...More

Prachi Bansode

Junior application Developer

Prachi Bansode joined Frontier in January 2020 as Junior Application Developer. Working as part of the Technology Team, Prachi is responsible for designing and developing new analytic tools, data visualisation and dynamic reports. Prior to joining Frontier, Prachi worked for 2 years as Software Developer at Snooze Management Pty. Prachi holds Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Ballarat and Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from University of Mumbai.

Rachel Mohr

Associate

Rachel Mohr is an Associate at Frontier, having first joined in 2012 as a member of t...More

Rachel Mohr

Associate

Rachel Mohr is an Associate at Frontier, having first joined in 2012 as a member of the Partners Platform Team. Her responsibilities include providing analytical support to clients, as well as undertaking manager and investment research with a focus on equities. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Banking & Finance/Economics and a Master of International Business, both from Monash University. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Applied Finance at Macquarie University.

Ricci Steckoll

Associate

Ricci joined Frontier as an Associate in March 2020. He has responsibility for undert...More

Ricci Steckoll

Associate

Ricci joined Frontier as an Associate in March 2020. He has responsibility for undertaking manager and investment research with a focus on property and infrastructure. Prior to joining Frontier, Ricci spent four years at Deloitte within the financial modelling team, with a predominate focus on transactions across a diverse range of sectors including, retail, property and technology. Ricci holds a Bachelors Degree of Engineering (Civil) with honours and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) both from Monash University. He has also recently passed CFA Level I in December 2019.

Sam Li

Quantitative Developer

Sam joined Frontier as a Quantitative Developer in March 2020. He is responsible for ...More

Sam Li

Quantitative Developer

Sam joined Frontier as a Quantitative Developer in March 2020. He is responsible for developing quantitative applications for asset allocation and risk management, designing the portfolio analytics library, and productionise advanced tools such as Monte Carlo simulation models and Capital Market models. Prior to joining Frontier, Sam worked as a Quantitative Analyst at National Australia Bank (NAB). His responsibilities involved developing PD, LGD and EAD models in credit risk space. Sam obtained his Ph.D. in Finance from University of Melbourne, where he conducted research on portfolio construction and asset pricing.  He also holds a Master of Commerce (Quantitative Finance) degree from University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) degree from Northeast Normal University (China). Sam has passed all three levels of the CFA program and both parts of the FRM exams.

Sarah Cornelius

Consultant

Sarah Cornelius is a Consultant at Frontier and is a member of Frontier’s Governanc...More

Sarah Cornelius

Consultant

Sarah Cornelius is a Consultant at Frontier and is a member of Frontier’s Governance Advice, Risk, Decisions and Strategy (GARDS) Team having joined Frontier in May 2010 and the Governance team in January 2015. Sarah has considerable experience providing governance advice to investment committees and boards, reviewing and preparing investment policies, as well as undertaking reviews of investment beliefs and internal investment capabilities across a range of institutional investors. Sarah is also a member of Frontier’s investment consulting team, providing consulting support to clients and involvement with investment and manager research. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Commercial Law) from Swinburne University and a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan Professional.

Sarkis Tepeli

Principal Consultant

Sarkis Tepeli is a Principal Consultant at Frontier, having joined the firm as an Ass...More

Sarkis Tepeli

Principal Consultant

Sarkis Tepeli is a Principal Consultant at Frontier, having joined the firm as an Associate in 2007.  His current responsibilities include leading several client service teams across the superannuation and higher education sectors and membership of Frontier’s Responsible Investments Group (RIG).  On the research side, Sarkis contributes to the Equities Team. Before joining Frontier, Sarkis was employed by WorleyParsons as an Engineer/Consultant working in the Oil & Gas Customer Sector Group before moving to Electrical Power Group. Sarkis holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce and bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

Simone Gavin

Senior Consultant

Simone Gavin re-joined Frontier in May 2020 as a Senior Consultant and is a member of...More

Simone Gavin

Senior Consultant

Simone Gavin re-joined Frontier in May 2020 as a Senior Consultant and is a member of the Equities team. Simone previously worked at Lonsec for seven years where she was responsible for undertaking manager research in global and domestic equities, with lead analyst responsibilities for global equities and emerging market equities. Prior to Lonsec, Simone spent five years at Standard & Poor’s where she also undertook manager research in global and domestic equities and had lead analyst responsibilities for listed infrastructure and emerging market equities. Simone previously worked with Frontier as an analyst for two years until November 2007. Simone holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (hons) and Commerce from The University of Melbourne and is RG146 compliant.

Thushani de Silva

Associate

Thushani joined Frontier in July 2019 as an Associate and is responsible for a variet...More

Thushani de Silva

Associate

Thushani joined Frontier in July 2019 as an Associate and is responsible for a variety of superannuation and higher education clients, providing research, analysis and investment advice. Thushani also undertakes manager and investment research, focusing on equity strategies. Prior to joining Frontier, Thushani worked as an investment analyst for 3 years at Zenith Investment Partners, where she was responsible for conducting manager research and was the lead analyst for Emerging Markets & Asian Equities sector research. Prior to this, Thushani worked as a sell-side equity analyst at Capital Alliance, covering frontier and emerging market equities. Thushani also worked at PwC within the Assurance & Risk Advisory team. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance & Financial Planning) from Deakin University and a Master of Applied Finance from Monash University.

Tom Frederick

Principal Consultant

Tom Frederick joined Frontier as an Associate in 2007 and was promoted to Principal C...More

Tom Frederick

Principal Consultant

Tom Frederick joined Frontier as an Associate in 2007 and was promoted to Principal Consultant in 2016. His responsibilities at Frontier include advising clients on investment policy, preparing investment research, and undertaking investment manager evaluation. Tom is a member of the Manager Ratings Committee and Investment Committee. Tom was previously employed by Beveridge Williams as an Environmental Geologist within its Environmental Division. His primary role was the project management of small and medium scale remediation programs and contamination assessments of commercial and industrial properties prior to redevelopment. Tom holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Geology) from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from Finsia and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Tom Lambert

Consultant

Tom Lambert joined Frontier in 2002 as an Associate Consultant. Tom is a member of th...More

Tom Lambert

Consultant

Tom Lambert joined Frontier in 2002 as an Associate Consultant. Tom is a member of the Capital Markets and Asset Allocation team where he assists with various research activities including valuation modelling for foreign currency.  He maintains a strong interest in ESG aspects of investment with a particular focus on climate change impacts.  Tom also undertakes quantitative analysis and modelling within the Quantitative Solutions Group and has been involved in the development of several Partners Platform applications. Prior to joining Frontier, Tom consulted to Telstra, where he provided quantitative analysis of pricing proposals. Prior to his engagement with Telstra, Tom worked for Towers Perrin in its actuarial consulting business. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from Monash University majoring in applied mathematics and statistics, and a Graduate Diploma (Environmental Studies) from the University of Melbourne. He has completed a number of units of study with the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Wayne Sullivan

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Wayne Sullivan manages business development activity and has responsibility for the m...More

Wayne Sullivan

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Wayne Sullivan manages business development activity and has responsibility for the marketing and communication program at Frontier, including brand management, content creation and publication, digital media, and public relations. Wayne has an extensive background in marketing of financial services, specifically in superannuation, having previously held senior marketing and communication roles with Hostplus, Sunsuper and QSuper. He is a past Rainmaker Australian Superannuation Marketer of the Year and has won multiple industry awards for marketing and communication at each of the funds he has worked for. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Queensland University of Technology, a Diploma of Superannuation Management, and an Associate Diploma in Marketing. Wayne is a Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.  

William Leong

Principal Consultant

William Leong is a Principal Consultant, having joined Frontier in 2003. William curr...More

William Leong

Principal Consultant

William Leong is a Principal Consultant, having joined Frontier in 2003. William currently provides investment advice to a range of Frontier clients, as well as undertaking manager and investment research as it relates to client portfolios. He is also the Chair of Frontier’s Manager Ratings Committee, member of Frontier’s Client Portfolio Oversight Group and additionally leads a group of investment staff within the firm. In his time at Frontier, William has held the role of Head of Global Equities research and has been a member of Frontier’s Investment Committee. William previously worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now BlackRock) in a number of analytical roles. Prior to this, he was employed by Mercer in the superannuation division working on the Foster’s Group Superannuation Plan. William holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) with Honours degree from Monash University, a Certificate of Superannuation Management from ASFA, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments. He is a Fellow of Finsia and a CFA Charterholder, and member of the CFA Society of Melbourne.

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