Our Team

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

Executive Chairman

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 is Chairman of the National Museum of Australia and a non-executive member of the investment committee of EMR Capital. Mr Jones is Chairman of VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (ASX: VG1).

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

Managing Partner 

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. Mr Luciano is a Director of VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (ASX: VG1).

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

Partner 

Mr Tynan has over fourteen 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. Mr Tynan is a Director of VGI Partners Global Investments Limited (ASX: VG1).

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

Partner 

Mr Poiner has over ten 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.