Our key people...

 

 

Brett Himbury : Chief Executive

MBA, Fellow (International Managers Organization)

Brett is responsible for the leadership of IFM, the development and execution of the firm's strategy and the delivery of strong results for all stakeholders including clients, shareholders and staff. He is Chair of IFM's Investments and Strategy Committee.

Brett's experience spans almost 30 years where he has held a range of leadership roles across the Funds Management and Financial Planning sectors, and with this diversity of experience brings a strong track record and unique insight to IFM.

 

Judith Smith : Head of Private Equity

MAppFin, BEc (Hons), F Fin, Affiliate of the Association for Investment Management and Research

Judith is responsible for IFM’s Private Equity Group, including private equity product construction, fund raising and management of private equity investments.  She is also Deputy Chair of IFM's Strategy Committee and Chair of IFM's Group Risk Committee.  Prior to joining IFM, Judith held various investment management roles, including an 11 year career at National Mutual Funds Management (NMFM) where she managed Australian equity portfolios including large cap, specialist small company cap and various private equity investments. 

Judith has been involved with private equity in the Australian market since 1990.  She participates on a range of private equity fund advisory committees and has participated in the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) subcommittees on relevant industry matters.  She has been a member of the AVCAL Board since 2006.


Kyle Mangini : Global Head of Infrastructure

BEc/Gov

Kyle is responsible for managing all aspects of infrastructure investment management functions. Kyle is also a member of IFM's Investments and Strategy Committee and is the Chairman of IFM's Specialised Debt Committee.

Kyle has 20 years' experience in investment banking and asset management, including senior roles with CSFB and SBC Warburg. He has infrastructure experience both in Australia and abroad. His relevant transaction experience includes the execution of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, public bond offerings, Rule 144A private placements, commercial bank facilities and derivatives.

In addition to the Pacific Hydro Board, Kyle is a director of Ecogen Holdings (owner of the Newport and Jeeralang Power Stations) and Melbourne Airport.

 

 

Michael Hanna : Head of Infrastructure - Australia

GDipAppFin, MSc, BSc, Senior Associate (Finsia), Member (AICD), Member (RTPI)

Michael is responsible for IFM’s infrastructure investment business in Australia, and asset and portfolio management for IFM’s Global and Australian Infrastructure Funds. Prior to joining IFM, Michael held senior executive positions at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance (public-private infrastructure group) and global consulting engineers, Arup in the UK and Australia.  Michael has represented IFM on the boards of Interlink Roads and Airport Motorway Group (M5 and Eastern Distributor toll roads in Sydney), the Ecogen Energy power generation business in Victoria and the Wyuna Water PPP in Sydney.

 

Alec Montgomery : Head of Infrastructure - North America

MBA, BA

Alec is responsible for IFM’s infrastructure investment business in North America and manages the New York team. He has over 15 years experience in infrastructure and project finance. Prior to joining IFM, Alec was the head of the infrastructure finance business at RBS in New York. He has also served in senior project finance positions at Credit Agricole Indosuez, Deutsche Bank and UBS covering transactions in power, utilities, transportation and natural resources in Europe, EMEA, Latin America and North America. Earlier in his career, Alec worked in real estate development and provided econometric consulting services to U.S. electric utilities. He represents IFM on the board of Essential Power.

 

Christian Seymour : Head of Infrastructure - UK and Europe

MComLaw, MBA, BE (Hons)

Christian is responsible for the business expansion in Europe and oversight of IFM’s existing European asset portfolio. Christian is located at IFM’s London office.

Christian has a background in energy marketing, project development, project management and technical engineering management for energy and related infrastructure developments. Spanning a period of 18 years, Christian has worked for companies such as Duke Energy, Santos, BHP Billiton, Bechtel and Woodside on medium to large-scale projects, having successfully led multi-disciplinary project teams, including marketing, legal, technical, financial analysis and construction, to completion.



Robin Miller : Global Head of Debt Investments

PhD, BSc (Hons), Fellow (Finsia)

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.

 

Aidan Puddy : Executive Director - Listed Equities

CFA, MAppFin, GradDipAppFin, BEc

Aidan is responsible for developing and managing IFM's indexed and enhanced indexed portfolio management capability. His experience in funds management dates back to 1993 with National Mutual Funds Management. Aidan then worked at County Investment Management where he started managing indexed and enhanced indexed portfolios in 1998. Aidan spent over eight years at County where he also had responsibilities for balanced portfolios, quantitative strategies and portfolios, dealing, and an active manager of manager international equities fund. Aidan has also held roles at Merrill Lynch Asset Management and the Myer Family Office as a fundamental analyst and quantitative analyst.

 

Clyde Haldane : Executive Director - Listed Equities 

BE (Mechanical) (Hons First Class)

Clyde has developed and implemented IFM's new active listed equities initiative and is responsible for the IFM Strategic Australian Equities Fund. His experience in funds management dates back to 1990 with County NatWest Australia Investment Management. After seven years within the broader County NatWest Group, Clyde became a founding partner of Portfolio Partners Limited where he was Head of Balanced Funds for six years. He also 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, Clyde managed a number of investment portfolios for family owned private investment companies and foundations.

 

Neil Carter : Executive Director - Listed Equities (Small Caps)

MA (Politics, Philosophy & Economics), MBA

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. Prior to this Neil held the role of Director at Rutherglen Capital (Sydney), Media Analyst at ABN Amro (London) and Strategy Consultant at The L.E.K Partnership (London, Sydney).

 

Joshua Lim : Executive Director - Commercial

LLB (Hons), BCom, CA

Joshua is responsible for managing all aspects of the Commercial Group which encompasses structuring and execution of transactions, product design, risk and compliance. He is a member of IFM's Investments and Strategy Committee and IFM's Risk Committee.

Joshua has over 14 years of experience in legal, commercial and tax experience gained at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allens Arthur Robinson and Blake Dawson. His previous roles include advising on merger and acquisitions, restructures, tax, funds management and equity raisings.

 

Eddy Schipper : Executive Director - Business Development

PGradDipFin, BBus(Fin) 

Eddy is responsible for business development at IFM.

Eddy has extensive experience in business development. Prior to joining IFM, Eddy was Head of Institutional Business Development at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. His main responsibilities were business development, deal origination across the institutional market and developing institutional sales and asset consultant relationships in Australia and New Zealand. Previously Eddy was employed by HSBC Asset Management where he held the position of Senior Client Investment Services Manager before joining Commonwealth Investment Management / Colonial First State in 2002.

 

Wade Smith : Global Head of Marketing

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.

 

Philip Dowman : Executive Director - Finance and Operations

BBS (Hons), CA

Philip manages IFM’s investment accounting administration, compliance, IT and treasury management.

Before immigrating to Australia, Philip spent 14 years working in New Zealand in various senior finance and planning roles with Wrightson Limited, Trust Bank of NZ, and Toyota (NZ). In Australia he has worked with the ANZ Bank in a Group Strategy role and was Head of ANZ Custodian Services.

 

Lisa Williams : Executive Director Corporate Services

B Comm, Grad Dip (Org Dynamics)

Lisa is responsible for developing and overseeing IFM's people management framework which distinguishes the way IFM develops and retains its people, and attracts new talent to the organisation.

Prior to this role, Lisa spent ten years providing specialist HR consulting services to financial services organisations, primarily in remuneration strategy and management, performance management, HR policy development and resourcing strategies.

Lisa has also worked as a senior corporate HR Consultant for ANZ Bank providing a broad range of HR services.