Our Team

Robert M. P. Luciano

Executive Chairman, Portfolio Manager

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

Mr Luciano has over twenty-five 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. 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 and later completed a Master 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.

 

Mr Luciano is a Director of VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (VG1) and VGI Partners Asian Investments Limited (VG8). Mr Luciano is also a Director of The VGI Partners Foundation, a registered charitable organisation.

David F. Jones AM

Executive Director

B.Eng. (1st Class Hons) (Melb.), MBA (Harvard)

Mr Jones has over thirty 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. He 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 was Chair of the National Museum of Australia (2015-2011), and is a non-executive member of the investment committee of EMR Capital Pty Ltd, Chairman of DTS Capital Partners Pty Ltd and an adviser to Aviron Investment Management Pty Ltd. In April 2022, Mr Jones was appointed to the Board of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

 

Mr Jones is the Chairman of VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (VG1) and a Director of VGI Partners Asian Investments Limited (VG8).

Adam M. Philippe

Chief Operating Officer

B.Com (Acc) (UMACQ), CA

Mr Philippe has over twenty-five years’ experience in accounting and financial management. Prior to joining VGI Partners in 2009, Mr Philippe worked as an accountant with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in its 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 member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Marco Anselmi

Partner, Senior Analyst

B.Econ (Hons) (USYD), CFA

Mr Anselmi has eight years’ experience as an investment analyst at VGI Partners. Mr Anselmi studied at the University of Sydney and graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), majoring in Economics and Finance. Mr Anselmi has completed the CFA Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.

Shannon D. McConaghy

Senior Analyst

B.Econ (USYD), M.Bus (Fin) (UTS)

Mr McConaghy has seventeen years’ experience gained as a portfolio manager, analyst, stockbroker and credit analyst. Prior to joining VGI Partners in 2021, Mr McConaghy spent six years as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst with Horseman Capital Management (subsequently RCIM) in London, generating returns in both the long and short books of the Japan fund that he directly managed. He has also held positions as a stockbroker focused on Pan-Asian equities and Treasury Exposure Manager at Credit Suisse. Mr McConaghy commenced his career as a credit analyst with Suncorp Metway in 2003. Mr McConaghy graduated from the University of Sydney, with a Bachelor of Economics, majoring in finance and international relations and later completed a Master of Business, majoring in Financial Services.

Ian J. Cameron

Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

B.Com (Acc) (UMACQ), CA, LLB (UOW), GDLP (UOW)

Mr Cameron has over fifteen years’ experience in investment management and professional services. Prior to joining VGI Partners in 2018, Mr Cameron worked at Pantheon Ventures and Aspect Capital in London after starting his career at KPMG in Sydney. Mr Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Laws from Wollongong University. Mr Cameron is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW.

 

Mr Cameron is also the Company Secretary of VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (ASX:VG1) and VGI Partners Asian Investments Limited (ASX:VG8).

Matthew C. Newham

Investment Director – Distribution

B.Com (Acc) (UOW)

Mr Newham has over twenty years’ experience in financial markets. Prior to joining VGI Partners in 2021, Mr Newham was Head of Wholesale and then Head of Research and Consultant Relations for Aberdeen Standard Investments. Before joining Aberdeen Standard Investments, Mr Newham worked for seven years at JANA Investment Advisers in the roles of Head of Retail Investments and then Principal of Business Development. Mr Newham holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Wollongong University and has completed the Certified Practising Accountant program.

Ingrid Groer

Head of Investor Relations

B.Eng. (1st Class Hons) (USyd), B.Com. (Fin/OR) (USyd), CFA

Ms Groer has over twenty years’ experience in financial markets. Prior to joining VGI Partners in 2019, Ms Groer worked for Goldman Sachs / GSJBW in investment banking (2000-02) and equities research (2002-19). Within research, she advised clients on stocks that included banks, insurers and diversified financials, as well as industry trends in fintech and blockchain. Her final research role involved lead coverage of the Australian wealth management sector. Ms Groer graduated from the University of Sydney with the University Medal for Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance/Operations Research). Ms Groer has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and has been awarded the CFA Charter.