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 27 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. Martin has over 19 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.

  • FRANK VILLANTE  Senior Analyst   

    BEcon

    Frank joined Celeste in 2004 as Chief Investment Officer. Frank has over 39 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. In November 2020, Frank moved into a Senior Analyst role to focus on stock research and the training and development of the research team.

  • 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.

  • SIMON CHEN Analyst

    BCom, LLB

    Simon joined Celeste as an Analyst in 2021. Prior to joining Celeste, Simon spent 3 years at Deloitte in the M&A Valuations team and M&A Tax team.

  • 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.

  • 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.