Key People

  • PAUL BIDDLE – Portfolio Manager

    BAcc, BBus (Hons), CFA, GAICD, FGIA, FCG

    Paul joined Celeste in 2005 as a Senior Investment Analyst. Paul has over 29 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, a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Chartered Governance Professional (Chartered Secretary).

  • MARTIN BYERS – Portfolio Manager

    BBus, LLB (Hons)

    Martin joined Celeste in 2017 as a Senior Investment Analyst and in 2020 was promoted to Portfolio Manager. Martin has over 21 years of investment markets experience. Prior to joining Celeste, Martin spent 11 years at UBS Australia, most recently as Head of Small Companies research. Martin began his career at BT Investment Management in 2001, before moving to New York with US based fund manager Principal Global Investors, working as a Senior Equity Analyst for 3 years.

  • SHERYL CHAND Analyst

    BCom, LLB (Hons), CA

    Sheryl joined Celeste in 2020 as an Analyst, with 3 years of experience with Ernst & Young. Sheryl is both a Chartered Accountant and a Solicitor.

  • CAMERON JACKSON Analyst

    BCom, CA

    Cameron joined Celeste in 2020 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Celeste, Cameron spent 3 years as a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Financial Services audit division, and is a Chartered Accountant.

  • ERIC NGUYEN Analyst

    BBus

    Eric joined Celeste in 2020 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Celeste, Eric spent 2 years as an Advanced Specialist in Cash Equities & Derivatives at Bloomberg.  Eric started his career at Livewire Markets in 2017.

  • KRISTIN BADGER Chief Operating Officer 

    BCom, CA

    Kristin joined Celeste in 2021. Before establishing her own financial services consulting business, Kristin worked with some of Australia’s largest family offices, including the Judith Neilson Family Office and Myer Family Company as a Chief Financial Officer and Director. Prior to this, Kristin spent 5 years with Deloitte and a further 5 years with McInnes, Graham & Gibbs in Melbourne and New York, advising private businesses and ultra-high net worth family offices. Kristin is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience.

  • STEPHEN HANICH Company Secretary & Operations Manager 

    BEc

    Stephen joined Celeste in 2002, having previously held roles at Flinders Asset Management and Rice Kachor Research in roles covering superannuation consulting, product research and funds administration. Stephen started his career in 1991 as a superannuation analyst with MJR Consultants.