FRANK VILLANTE – Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager
Frank joined Celeste in 2004 as Chief Investment Officer. Frank has over 35 years of investment markets experience, having worked as a Portfolio Manager at BT Investment Management, as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager at the NRMA, with Clark & Co and as an analyst at Bridges, Son & Shepherd. Frank started his career at NAB in 1981 where he worked in the Retail, Economics, and Corporate Banking areas.
PAUL BIDDLE – Portfolio Manager
BAcc, BBus (Hons), CFA, GAICD, AGIA
Paul joined Celeste in 2005 as a Senior Investment Analyst. Paul has over 25 years of investment markets experience. Prior to joining Celeste Paul was a Fund Manager at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers with responsibilities across Australian equities. Paul has also held analyst roles at BT Investment Management and Ord Minnett, originally starting his career as an analyst at Lend Lease Project Finance in 1992. Paul is a CFA Charterholder, a member of the Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
MARTIN BYERS – Senior Investment Analyst
BBus, LLB (Hons)
Martin joined Celeste in 2017 as a Senior Investment Analyst. Martin has 18 years of investment markets experience, with the last 11 years at UBS Australia, most recently as Head of Small Companies research. Martin previously spent 3 years in New York with US based fund manager Principal Global Investors, working as a Senior Equity Analyst. Martin began his career at BT Investment Management in 2001.
CALLUM SINCLAIR – Investment Analyst
Callum joined Celeste in 2014 as an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining Celeste, Callum was a senior analyst in the corporate finance division of Deloitte where he worked on M&A transactions, IPOs and government advisory work. Prior to this he held roles at NAB as a Senior Analyst and at Deloitte in Audit and Advisory Services. Callum started his career at ING Australia in 2007 where he worked as a financial accountant while attending university. Callum is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
STEPHEN HANICH – Company Secretary & Operations Manager
Stephen joined Celeste in 2002, having previously held roles at Flinders Asset Management and Rice Kachor Research in roles covering superannuation consulting and product research. Stephen started his career in 1991 as a superannuation analyst with MJR Consultants.