Our key people...

Damian Moloney : Chief Executive

MCom (Hons) (Melbourne), BBus(BkgandFin) (CIT)

Damian has responsibility for the management of IFM, product development, strategy, investment and for management of client relationships.

He is Chair of IFM’s Investments and Strategy Committee. Damian has been involved in the development, management and investment of all IFM’s investment products since inception.

Prior to his role at IFM, Damian was a consultant in the Asset Consulting Services division of Towers Perrin, where he worked for three years. He has also worked as a Senior Tutor in Finance at the University of Melbourne, which included lectures for the ANZ/University of Melbourne Treasury Management Course and the NAB Business Finance course.

Judith Smith : Head of Private Equity

MAF (Melbourne), BEc (Hons) (Monash), Associate (Finsia)

Judith is responsible for the management of the private equity team, private equity product construction and fund raising and management of private equity investments on behalf of IFM clients.

Judith is Deputy Chair of IFM’s Investments and Strategy Committee.

Judith participates in a range of private equity fund advisory committees and has participated in the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Limited (“AVCAL”) subcommittees on industry relevant matters, was elected to the AVCAL Board for 2006-2009, and is on the Victorian State Government Venture Capital Working Group.

Previously, Judith held various investment management roles, including an 11 year career at National Mutual Funds Management.

Kyle Mangini : Head of Infrastructure and Specialised Funds

BEc/Gov (Wesleyan University)

Kyle is responsible for managing all aspects of infrastructure investment management functions and is a member of IFM’s Investments and Strategy Committee and a board member for Airports Development Group.

Kyle has over 16 years’ experience in investment banking, including senior roles with CSFB and SBC Warburg. He has infrastructure experience both in Australia and abroad, including a role acting as an advisory director to the Flinders Group. 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.

Dunia Wright : Head of US and Europe

BA (Hons) (Monash), LLB (Monash)

Dunia is responsible for all aspects of IFM’s offshore expansion, including the London and New York offices. Dunia is located at IFM’s New York office.

Dunia has played an important role in due diligence and legal documentation for IFM investments and as a director on the investee and management entity boards. She is a member of IFM’s Investments and Strategy Committee. Dunia has a background in commercial law and experience in business management.

Michael Thompson : Executive Director - US

BCom (Melbourne)

Michael is responsible for managing IFM's US investment options.

Prior to IFM, Michael was employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Director and Head of Energy Mergers & Acquisitions; a Director in the Specialised Capital Group (equity underwriting and funds management arm) at Westpac Banking Corporation; Director in the Energy and Infrastructure banking advisory team at Citigroup; Vice President in the Infrastructure investment banking team at Merrill Lynch; and has also worked at various levels in KPMG Corporate Finance, Melbourne, which included secondments to Bahrain, Luxembourg and Fort Lauderdale.

 

Alec Montgomery : Executive Director - US

MBA (Babson), BA (Harvard)

Alec is responsible for managing IFM's US investment options.

Alec is a seasoned project financier with over 15 years' experience in financing large infrastructure and commodity-based projects. Before becoming Head of Infrastructure Finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2006, Alec was Managing Director, Head of Project Finance, at the Bank. He has also held senior positions with Credit Agricole Indosuez (New York); Deutsche Banc Alex Brown (New York); and Union Bank of Switzerland (New York and Zurich). 

 

Robin Miller : Executive Director - Debt Investments

PhD (Nottingham, UK), BSc (Hons) (Nottingham, UK), 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 Members Equity Bank in 2005 and the subsequent integration into IFM saw Robin assume leadership of the Debt Investments team.

Aidan Puddy : Executive Director - Listed Equities

MAF (Melbourne), BEc (Monash), GDipAppFin (Finsia), CFA (CFA Institute)

Aidan is responsible for the management of the listed equities team, the management of IFM's indexed and enhanced equities portfolio capability, and the development of IFM's indexing capabilities.

Aidan has worked in the investment management industry for 14 years including working at Invesco (formerly County Investment Management) for over 8 years. Within Invesco Aidan had many roles including portfolio manager of indexed and quantitive equity products, both domestic and international, and quantitative analyst for the Balanced and International area. Aidan has also worked at National Mutual Funds Management, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and, more recently, the Myer Family Office working as a fundamental and quantitative research analyst.

Clyde Haldane : Executive Director - Listed Equities 

BE (Hons) (Canterbury, NZ)

Clyde is leading the research and development effort for IFM’s new listed equities initiatives outside the enhanced indexed area.

Clyde commenced in the funds management industry with County NatWest Investment Management Group and was a founding partner of Portfolio Partners, where he oversaw their 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. After departing, Clyde assisted a number of family owned private investment companies, prior to joining IFM in 2006.

Christian Seymour : Executive Director - Europe

MComLaw (Melbourne), MBA (QUT), BE (Hons) (UQ)

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.

Debora Jackson : Executive Director - Client Services

MBA (Melbourne)

Debora’s responsibilities include the provision of all client services for IFM, including communications, client reporting, marketing and business development.

Prior to joining IFM in 2006, Debora spent 8 years as Chief Executive Officer at Finsuper, an industry superannuation fund with over 31,000 members and in excess of A$500 million under management.

Monte Tarbox : Client Services Director

MBA (University of Chicago), BA (Carleton College)

Monte is responsible for marketing, communications and client service issues associated with IFM’s US office in New York.

Prior to joining IFM in 2007, Monte spent 17 years as an investment consultant serving multi-employer pension funds in the US and Australia.

He has worked with firms in Chicago, Melbourne and Washington, including IFS, AFL-CIO Centre for Working Capital, and for Taft-Hartley and public fund trustees. Monte has, since 2002, served as a director on the Montgomery County Public Schools Retirement System’s Board of Investments and is a member of the Investment Committee of Amnesty International USA.

Joshua Lim : Executive Director - Commercial

LLB (Hons) (Melbourne), BCom (Melbourne), CA

Joshua is responsible for the overall operation of the Commercial Group and tax aspects in relation to IFM’s products and investments specifically.

Joshua has significant general corporate and commercial legal experience gained at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allens Arthur Robinson and Blake Dawson Waldron. His roles included analysis of direct tax issues and stamp duty across a client base primarily in the financial services sector. Joshua also provided advice to superannuation funds on tax issues associated with overseas investments and has a strong knowledge of outbound tax issues covering the US and Asia.

Philip Dowman : Executive Director - Finance and Operations

BBS (Hons) (Massey, NZ), 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.