An experienced, global team

Investors with IFM benefit from an experienced executive group, broad investment expertise, stable teams and a global perspective.

Brett Himbury

Chief Executive
Joined IFM in April 2010

Brett joined IFM in 2010 as IFM’s Chief Executive, and is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategy and ensuring the delivery of strong results for IFM’s clients, shareholders and staff. He also Chairs IFM’s Investments Committee.

Brett’s experience spans over 30 years in financial services. Previously he was Managing Director of Tyndall Investment Management, the funds management business of Suncorp. Prior to that he held a range of leadership roles across funds management and financial planning. His roles included Executive General Manager, Financial Planning & Advice Services at the Commonwealth Bank, Head of Financial Planning & Advice at Westpac, and Associate Director National Adviser Services at Rothschild. With this diversity of experience, Brett brings a strong track record and unique insights to IFM.


Kyle Mangini

Global Head of Infrastructure
Joined IFM in May 2007

Kyle is responsible for IFM’s global infrastructure programme including the firm’s Australian and international infrastructure funds. Prior to joining IFM, Kyle had over 20 years of investment banking experience focused primarily in the infrastructure sector. Past roles include senior positions with Credit Suisse First Boston and SBC Warburg in the United States, Asia and Australia. Kyle represents IFM as a director on the boards of Melbourne Airport and Pacific Hydro. Previously he was a director of Essential Power, NT Airports, Brisbane Airport and Ecogen.

Robin Miller

Global Head of Debt Investments
Joined IFM in 2007

Robin is responsible for the creation and management of debt based portfolios and investment staff. Robin’s career started in the mining industry in 1975, moving into finance in 1986 when he joined National Australia Bank (NAB) group as an analyst. Within NAB he had many roles in credit analysis and lending (both corporate and project finance) as well as in credit control and risk management. In 1998 he moved across to one of NAB’s funds management businesses, National Asset Management (NAM), specifically to take credit risk skills into their fixed interest team. Subsequent to their acquisition of MLC, NAB decided to close NAM in 2001 and Robin transferred this team and the pure credit risk portfolios to AMP Capital Investors. Robin joined ME Bank in 2005 and the subsequent integration into IFM saw Robin assume leadership of the Debt Investments team. Robin’s career has covered many facets of corporate lending and project finance, as well as other aspects of risk management and the credit approval process. His move to funds management was in advance of the mainstream adoption of credit as an Australian asset class. In particular, he has been closely involved with the evolution of infrastructure debt as a debt investments speciality.

Steven Lipchin

Head of Private Equity
Joined IFM in November 2012

Steven leads IFM’s activities in respect of co-investing and direct investing in sub-$200m enterprise value opportunities. Steven has invested in private companies since the mid 1980s and has extensive experience supporting growth businesses. Prior to IFM he was Head of Private Equity at Wingate Group, a Melbourne based boutique investment and advisory firm where he established the firm’s private equity business, launched Wingate’s first private equity fund and led the investment programme. Steven previously co-founded and was Managing Director of Horizon Equity Partners (formerly SMC Capital), an independent private equity firm based in South Africa. Steven also previously worked for Berkshire Partners in the US.

Michael Hanna

Head of Infrastructure – Australia
Joined IFM in July 2006

Michael is responsible for evaluating, implementing and managing infrastructure investments in the Australian market and for managing the Melbourne Infrastructure team. Prior to joining IFM, Michael worked for the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, responsible for managing the State’s risk exposure in the public transport, roads, urban development, and ports and logistics sectors. His transaction experience includes negotiating the sale of almost $1 billion of the State’s interests in City Link Concession Notes with Transurban to finance two major road network upgrades, and the refranchising of the Melbourne metropolitan train and tram contracts in 2004. Previously, Michael was an Associate with global engineers Arup in both the UK and Australia, and was involved in managing planning, funding and implementation issues for major rail and inland waterways infrastructure, tourism and leisure investments, major industrial land banks and telecommunications infrastructure. Michael represents IFM on the boards of Interlink Roads, Ecogen Energy and Airport Motorway Group.

Alec Montgomery

Head of Infrastructure – North America
Joined IFM in October 2008

Alec is responsible for IFM’s infrastructure investment business in North America and for managing the New York team. He joined IFM after 15 years of banking experience focused on project and infrastructure finance. Most recently he was the head of the infrastructure finance business at the Royal Bank of Scotland in New York. Prior to RBS, he served in senior positions with Credit Agricole Indosuez (New York), Deutsche Bank (New York), and the Union Bank of Switzerland (in New York and Zurich). Before he was a banker, Alec worked in real estate development and provided econometric consulting services to electric utilities. He represents IFM on the board of Essential Power.

Christian Seymour

Head of Infrastructure – Europe
Joined IFM in March 2004

Christian has been with IFM for over seven years and for the past four years has been based in London. He is also responsible for the business expansion in Europe and oversight of IFM’s existing European asset portfolio. He has a background in the acquisition, marketing, project development and operations management of energy and related infrastructure developments. Spanning a period of 20 years, he has worked for companies such as Duke Energy, Santos, BHP Billiton, Bechtel and Woodside on medium to large-scale projects, successfully leading multi-disciplinary project teams. Christian represents IFM on the boards of Anglian Water and Arqiva Limited.

Neil Carter

Executive Director - Listed Equities (Small Caps)
Joined IFM in 2012

Neil is responsible for managing all aspects of IFM’s small capital investment, advisory and management functions. This includes optimizing the performance of small caps funds, building and maintaining strong client and third party relationships, managing and developing staff, and developing and maintaining quality assurance and compliance practices. Previously Neil held the role of Division Director at Macquarie Investment Management Ltd (Sydney), where he was responsible for portfolio management, research methodology, recruitment and marketing. In prior roles, Neil held the position of Director at Rutherglen Capital (Sydney), Media Analyst at ABN Amro (London) and Strategy Consultant at The L.E.K Partnership (London, Sydney).

Clyde Haldane

Executive Director - Listed Equities (Active)
Joined IFM in 2006

Clyde developed and implemented IFM’s active listed equities initiative and, since 1 July 2008, has been responsible for IFM’s Strategic Australian Equities Strategy. Clyde’s experience in funds management dates back to 1990, when he commenced with County NatWest Australia Investment Management Limited. Thereafter, Clyde was a founding partner of Portfolio Partners, where he was Head of Balanced Funds for six years. In this role, he was responsible for oversight of balanced funds and had Australian equities research responsibilities in the engineering, diversified industrials, utilities and infrastructure, banking and finance, property trusts and diversified resource sectors. Prior to joining IFM in 2006, Clyde worked with a number of family owned private investment companies and foundations.

Aidan Puddy

Executive Director - Listed Equities (Indexed)
Joined IFM in 2005

Aidan is responsible for managing IFM’s indexed and enhanced indexed Australian equity strategies as well as providing quant and trading solutions to clients. Prior to joining IFM Aidan worked at INVESCO where he was responsible for the Australian and overseas indexed products. In previous roles, he also he also managed INVESCO’s quantitative and balanced products and managing the unit pricing area. Aidan has also worked at Merrill Lynch Investment Management and the Myer Family Office.

Phillip Bower

Head of Private Assets
Joined IFM in 2013

Phillip is a seasoned commercial and investment professional with over 30 years of business experience with a strong investment, general management and business transformation track record. He has been the Managing Director/CEO of five companies (including two significant leveraged buyouts), he has worked in private equity for 13 years, and his early career was in consumer products marketing in blue chip multinational companies. Prior to joining IFM, Phillip was Managing Director and CEO of Blue Star Group, a private equity owned commercial printing company. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Unitas Capital, a leading Asia Pacific private equity firm where he was responsible for all elements of the investment cycle including originating new deals, leading due diligence, overseeing lender funding arrangements and managing exits, and where he managed the investments in two leading companies.

Wade Smith

Global Head of Marketing
Joined IFM in September 2012

Wade is responsible for IFM’s global marketing, including the design and execution of IFM’s marketing strategy, product development and client services. Wade has extensive global experience across asset management, insurance and banking and has driven marketing, branding and distribution strategies through periods of rapid expansion. Prior to joining IFM, Wade was Executive Director and Markets Strategy Leader for the Asia-Pacific Financial Services Division of Ernst & Young. In this role, Wade developed the firm’s regional take-to-market strategy for the financial services market. Previously, Wade held global marketing roles with MetLife, including Head of Marketing & Strategy for MetLife in Australia, where he was responsible for a range of institutional marketing programs and business growth strategies.

Eddy Schipper

Executive Director - Business Development
Joined IFM in October 2008

Eddy is responsible for IFM's business development and asset consultant liaison, with a primary focus on the Australian market. He has extensive experience in business development and relationship management, having previously been Head of Institutional Business Development at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Eddy’s responsibilities in this role included business development, deal origination and asset consultant relationship management in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this, Eddy was an Institutional Business Development Manager with Colonial First State. Eddy has also held roles at HSBC Asset Management.

Philip Dowman

Executive Director - Finance and Operations
Joined IFM in June 2006

Philip is responsible for managing all aspects of IFM’s finance and operations functions, including investment accounting, portfolio administration, information technology, investment performance and treasury management. Prior to joining IFM, Philip worked with the ANZ Bank in a Group Strategy role and was Head of ANZ Custodian Services. Previously, Philip worked in New Zealand in various senior finance and planning roles with Wrightson Limited, Trust Bank New Zealand Ltd and Toyota (NZ) Ltd.

Joshua Lim

Executive Director - Commercial
Joined IFM in April 2007

Joshua is responsible for the operation of IFM’s Commercial Group. This involves managing a dedicated group of legal, taxation, compliance and responsible investment professionals on structuring, transaction execution and product development. Joshua has extensive corporate, commercial and taxation experience gained at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allens Arthur Robinson and Blake Dawson Waldron. His previous roles involved advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and taxation primarily in the financial services sector. Joshua has also provided advice to superannuation funds on tax issues associated with overseas investments. As a result, he has a strong knowledge of outbound structuring issues covering USA and Asia.

Lisa Williams

Executive Director - Corporate Services
Joined IFM in April 2007

Lisa is responsible for the design and development of IFM’s human resource programs and policies. She is also responsible for the provision of human resource leadership and advice to IFM senior management as well as the oversight of the Melbourne and Sydney offices corporate requirements. Previously, Lisa spent ten years providing specialist human resource consulting services to financial services organisations, primarily in remuneration strategy and management, policy development and recruitment. Lisa has also worked as a senior corporate human resource consultant for the ANZ Bank, where she provided a broad range of human resource services.