Our Team

Board of Directors

David F Jones B.Engineering (1st Class Honours) (Melbourne), MBA (Harvard)

Executive Chairman

Mr Jones has approximately twenty five years’ experience in investment markets, the majority as a general partner in private equity firms, and prior to that in general management and management consulting. Mr Jones has been a board member of numerous private and public businesses, including a number in the wealth management sector. Mr Jones was a Managing Director at CHAMP Private Equity (2002-2011); Executive Director and Country Head of UBS Capital (1999-2002) and a Division Director at Macquarie Direct Investment (1994-1999). Mr Jones commenced his career as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co. in 1987. Mr Jones holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Melbourne (First Class Honours) and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Mr Jones is currently Chair of the National Museum of Australia and Derwent Executive, and a non-executive director of EMR Capital and Cape York Partnership.

Robert M P Luciano B.Com (Acc/Fin) (UNSW), M.Com (Fin) (UNSW), F Fin, CFA

Executive Director

Mr Luciano has over twenty years’ experience gained as a portfolio manager, equities analyst and accountant. Prior to founding VGI Partners in 2008, Mr Luciano spent five years as an Executive Director and Investment Manager with Caledonia Investments in Sydney. Prior to Caledonia, Mr Luciano held positions as a Portfolio Manager at Allianz Equity Management and an equities analyst at BNP Paribas (formerly Prudential-Bache Securities Australia). Mr Luciano commenced his career as an accountant with BDO Nelson Parkhill in 1993. Mr Luciano graduated from the University of New South Wales, with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Finance where he later completed a Masters of Commerce, majoring in Advanced Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr Luciano has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Douglas H Tynan B.Com (Acc) (UQLD), B.Econ (Fin) (UQLD), F Fin, CFA

Executive Director

Mr Tynan has over thirteen years’ experience as an equities analyst and accountant. Prior to joining VGI in 2008, Mr Tynan was a Manager and Analyst within the Corporate Finance and Audit divisions of BDO Kendalls. Mr Tynan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr Tynan has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Robert J Poiner B.Sc (Bio) (UQLD), M.Com (Fin) (UQLD), CFA

Executive Director

Mr Poiner has over nine years’ experience as an equities analyst. Prior to joining VGI in 2009, Mr Poiner was an analyst with J.P. Morgan in the Investment Banking Group. Mr Poiner studied at the University of Queensland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science and a Masters of Commerce (Dean’s Honour Roll) majoring in Finance. Mr Poiner has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Investment Team

Robert M P Luciano B.Com (Acc/Fin) (UNSW), M.Com (Fin) (UNSW), F Fin, CFA

Executive Director

Mr Luciano has over twenty years’ experience gained as a portfolio manager, equities analyst and accountant. Prior to founding VGI Partners in 2008, Mr Luciano spent five years as an Executive Director and Investment Manager with Caledonia Investments in Sydney. Prior to Caledonia, Mr Luciano held positions as a Portfolio Manager and an equities analyst at Allianz Equity Management and BNP Paribas (formerly Prudential-Bache Securities Australia). Mr Luciano commenced his career as an accountant with BDO Nelson Parkhill in 1993. Mr Luciano graduated from the University of New South Wales, with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting & Finance where he later completed a Masters of Commerce, majoring in Advanced Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr Luciano has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Douglas H Tynan B.Com (Acc) (UQLD), B.Econ (Fin) (UQLD), F Fin, CFA

Executive Director

Mr Tynan has over thirteen years’ experience as an equities analyst and accountant. Prior to joining VGI in 2008, Mr Tynan was a Manager and Analyst within the Corporate Finance and Audit divisions of BDO Kendalls. Mr Tynan graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in Finance. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr Tynan has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Robert J Poiner B.Sc (Bio) (UQLD), M.Com (Fin) (UQLD), CFA

Executive Director

Mr Poiner has over nine years’ experience as an equities analyst. Prior to joining VGI in 2009, Mr Poiner was an analyst with J.P. Morgan in the Investment Banking Group. Mr Poiner studied at the University of Queensland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Science and a Masters of Commerce (Dean’s Honour Roll) majoring in Finance. Mr Poiner has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Patrick R Stadelhofer B.B.A. (Fin/Acc) (GWU), MBA (Columbia), CFA

Mr Stadelhofer has over eight years’ experience as an Analyst. Prior to joining VGI in 2012, Mr Stadelhofer was an associate with Lazard in the Investment Banking Group. Mr Stadelhofer graduated from the George Washington University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), majoring in Finance and Accounting. He later completed a Master of Business Administration with Dean’s Honors at Columbia University, where he was the recipient of the Heilbrunn Fellowship, a full-tuition merit award given by the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, and won first place in the Moon Lee Prize Competition for Excellence in Applied Value Investing. Mr Stadelhofer has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Justin T Hardwick B.Com (Acc/Fin) (UNSW), CFA

Mr Hardwick has over four years’ experience as an Analyst. Prior to joining VGI in 2011, Mr Hardwick worked as a Business Analyst at both Accenture plc and News Limited. Mr Hardwick studied at the University of New South Wales and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Mr Hardwick has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Thomas S Davies B.Sc (Hons) (LSE), M.Econ (Fin) (USYD)

Mr Davies has over four years’ experience as an Analyst. Prior to joining VGI in 2012, Mr Davies graduated from The London School of Economics (LSE) with a Bachelor of Science (Honours). He later completed a Master of Economics at the University of Sydney, majoring in Financial Economics. Whilst studying at LSE, Mr Davies worked part time as a management trainee at Rhys Davies Freight Logistics. Mr Davies is a Level 3 Candidate in the CFA Program.

Travis B Owen B.Sc (Fin/Econ) (NYU)

Mr Owen has over two years’ experience as an Analyst. Prior to joining VGI in 2012, Mr Owen worked as an intern at Viking Global Investors in New York, Lloyds Banking Group, and Google. Mr Owen graduated magna cum laude from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance. Mr Owen is a Level 3 Candidate in the CFA Program.

Vincent Miceli B.Sc (Fin) (NYU)

Mr Miceli has over five years’ experience as a Trader. Prior to joining VGI in 2016, Mr Miceli worked at Barclays in New York. During his time at Barclays, he worked in a number of roles including Sales Trader on the Electronic Sales desk, Execution Trader for Barclays Wealth and most recently, Cash Trader on the International Equity Desk. Mr Miceli graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Finance. Mr Miceli has passed Level 1 Candidate of the CFA Program.

Marco Anselmi B.Econ (1st Class Honours) (USYD)

Mr Anselmi joined VGI full-time in 2015 after having worked as an intern for two years. Mr Anselmi graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) majoring in Finance and Economics. Mr Anselmi is a Level 2 Candidate in the CFA Program.

Operations Team

Elizabeth H Bruce B.Com (Acc) (UOW), CA

Regulatory and Compliance Officer

Ms Bruce has over twenty five years’ experience gained both in Australia and overseas in portfolio and investment management, business management, taxation, accounting and finance. Prior to joining VGI in 2011, Ms Bruce was the CFO for three years at one of Australia’s largest fund managers. Ms Bruce spent almost ten years with the Barclays Group in London’s structured capital markets and in Tokyo and Monaco in portfolio and investment management. A further ten years were in Chartered Accounting and tax consulting in Sydney including several years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Ms Bruce graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting. Ms Bruce is a Chartered Accountant (CA).

Ursula E Kay B.Bus (Acc) (UTS), M. Tax (USyd), CA

Chief Financial Officer

Ms Kay has over sixteen years’ experience gained both in Australia and overseas in investment management, private equity, project management, business management, taxation, accounting and finance. Prior to joining VGI in 2017, Ms Kay worked as an Associate Director in the Macquarie Bank Infrastructure and Real Assets division in London. Previously Ms Kay was Financial Controller at PM Capital, a Finance Manager at Crescent Capital Partners and spent nine years in accounting and taxation at Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney. Ms Kay graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, and from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Taxation. Ms Kay is a Chartered Accountant (CA).

Adam M Philippe B.Com (Acc) (Macquarie), CA

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Philippe has over twenty years’ experience in accounting and financial management. Prior to joining VGI in 2009, Mr Philippe worked as an accountant with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in their Specialised Leasing and Asset Finance area, was a fund Finance Manager within Macquarie Capital Funds in Sydney and held a corporate reporting role within Merrill Lynch in London. Mr Philippe commenced his career with KPMG Sydney. Mr Philippe graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting. Mr Philippe is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a Justice of the Peace (JP).

Brian Ip B.Com (Acc) (UOW), CPA

Senior Accountant

Mr Ip has over seven years’ experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining VGI, Mr Ip was in Senior Analyst/Portfolio Accountant roles at BT Financial Group. Mr Ip graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting. Mr Ip is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

Julia Banning

Business Manager – Sydney

Ms Banning has over ten years’ experience as a Senior Executive Administrator and in Business Operations. Prior to joining VGI, Ms Banning worked across various industries, mainly corporate communications.

Kristyn Notholt

Business Manager – New York

Ms Notholt has over three years’ experience in Business Operations. Ms Notholt graduated from the State University of New York College at Cortland with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Communications Studies.