Nick is a founding Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Munro Partners.
Nick is responsible for the investment management of Munro’s key investment funds and the formulation and implementation of the proprietary investment process. Nick has been managing global long / short equity mandates for over 15 years.
Key career highlights include:
- Over 20 years working in financial services with 15 years funds management experience.
- 2005-2015, Head of International Strategy on the K2 Select International Absolute Return Fund.
- Member of the K2 Asset Management asset allocation and currency exposure committee.
- 2000-2005, Senior Analyst (Global Oil and Gas) at Deutsche Bank UK.
- 1996-1999, Manager Australian Equities for Commonwealth Financial Services.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Registered Representative of the Sydney Futures Exchange.
Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Ronald is a founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Munro Partners.
Ronald began full time employment with Munro Partners on 1 March 2016. He has over 17 years of financial services experience, the past 5 years with Munro and prior to that from 2007 and 2011 with his roles as Finance and Compliance Manager at Absolute Returns Fund Manager, Eye Management Pty Ltd and from 1999 – 2007 at Ernst & Young. From 2011 – 2016 Ronald was a Commercial Manager at Iluka Resources.
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, since 2002.
- Over 21 years’ experience working in, external audit, funds management and resources industries.
- Responsible for day-to-day operations, risk management and supervision of the fund and management company, and all third party service providers.
Ronald holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the CAANZ.
Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan is a founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Munro Partners.
His expertise include investment management, marketing, compliance and business operations. As Chief Operating Officer at Munro Partners, Jonathan provides oversight of the company’s funds management operations, manages the marketing and communications across all media, in addition to fostering a culture of compliance with Australian law and regulation. Previously, Jonathan has worked as an investment manager for two boutique fund managers in equities and venture capital. Prior to 2004, he was a start-up adviser to two Australian companies that later went on to feature in BRW’s Fast 100 in four separate years. He has also worked in the UK and Australia in financial markets with ANZ, AXA and Merrill Lynch.
Jonathan has 20 years financial services experience with 18 years funds management experience.
Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Bianca Mercury is the EA / Office Manager at Munro Partners Bianca joined Munro in May 2018 as Executive Assistant and Office Manager.
Prior to joining Munro, Bianca spent 4 years from 2009 to 2013 with Marks Henderson, a Melbourne based property management company. From 2013 to 2018, Bianca took a break from corporate life to focus on her two young children. During this time, she helped to build the award-winning Birdhouse Event Entertainment and Mercury DJ Hire businesses.
Partner & Office Manager
James Tsinidis joined Munro Partners in November 2016 and is responsible for championing stock ideas and managing these positions within the portfolio. James has previously worked as Portfolio Manager where he was based in both Melbourne and Edinburgh and was entirely focused on the US, European and Asian stock markets. Having worked previously with the other members of the Munro investment team, James is well versed evaluating investment ideas using Munro’s proprietary growth focused process. Key career highlights include: Over 16 years of financial services experience. 2013-2016, Portfolio Manager / Senior Investment Analyst on the K2 Select International Absolute Return Fund.
2012-2013, Research Manager – Alternatives at Zenith Investment Partners.
James holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from La Trobe University and a Postgraduate Certificate of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
Partner & Portfolio Manager
Jeremy Gibson joined Munro Partners in September 2017 after 10 years at Pictet Asset Management in London.
Jeremy is responsible for championing stock ideas and managing these positions within the portfolio. Whilst at Pictet, Jeremy’s track record of generating global equities alpha over an extended time horizon prompted Pictet to give him a mandate to co‐launch the Developed Asia Market Neutral Long/Short Small Mid Cap fund.
Key career highlights include:
- 17 years of financial services experience spanning roles in Melbourne and London.
- 2011‐2017, Senior Portfolio Manager on the EAFE Small Caps Fund at Pictet Asset Management in London, ranking top of its peer group in 2015.
- 2007‐2011, Investment Professional on the Global Equities Fund at Pictet Asset Management in London.
Jeremy is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a postgraduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from Securities Institute of Australia together with the U.K. IMC (Investment Management Certificate). Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from RMIT University.
Partner & Portfolio Manager
Kieran Moore joined Munro Partners in July 2016.
Working closely with the Chief Investment Officer, Nick Griffin, Kieran is responsible for championing stock ideas and managing these positions within the portfolio. Kieran has been focused on global growth equities since 2014 and has undertaken additional functions including research, modelling, portfolio analysis and trading.
Kieran is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, with majors in Finance and Economics, and also a Juris Doctor Law Degree from the University of Melbourne.
Partner & Portfolio Manager
Haydn Potgieter joined Munro Partners in March 2019.
Working as Investment Analyst, Haydn is responsible for assisting and supporting our portfolio managers in all aspects of the research process, monitoring existing positions and preparing and updating earnings models for investments. Haydn is concurrently undertaking his Master of Finance at the University of Melbourne, and joins Munro Partners after previous roles at JP Morgan Equity Research and Dimensional Fund Advisors.
Haydn also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor Biomedical Science from Monash University.
Subbu Kumar joined Munro Partners in April 2021.
Working as Investment Analyst, Subbu is responsible for assisting and supporting our portfolio managers in all aspects of the research process, monitoring existing positions and preparing and updating earnings models for investments. Subbu joins Munro Partners after previous roles at Hastings Deering – CAT and Antarctica Asset Management, and holds a Bachelor of Finance from the London School of Economics.
Daniel Condon joined Munro Partners in February 2021.
Working as Investment Analyst, Daniel is responsible for assisting and supporting our portfolio managers in all aspects of the research process, monitoring existing positions and preparing and updating earnings models for investments.
He is currently completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Finance and Accounting. After being awarded a Commerce Achievement Scholarship, Daniel has involved himself in extra-curricular activities as an associate member of Beta Alpha Psi, among membership of other student societies.
Huw Flanagan joined Munro Partners in May 2021.
As a dealer, Huw is responsible for working with all members of the investment team to ensure position sizes in the portfolio are consistent with the Portfolio Managers’ views. Huw has most recently worked as an Investment Analyst at UniSuper where he was responsible for the implementation of asset allocation decisions, in addition to trading for several of UniSuper’s internally managed equity portfolios.
Huw is a CFA Charter holder, and holds a Masters of Management (Finance) from the University of Melbourne.
Joanna Tan joined Munro Partners in December 2018 as the Fund Operations Analyst, was promoted to Fund Operations Manager on 1 July, 2020 and again in June 2021 to Partner and Financial Controller.
Joanna has 5 years of experience in private equity. Her career began at Schulze Global Investments Ltd (“SGI”) based in Singapore. SGI is an American private equity that focuses on investment activities in emerging and frontier markets. During her tenure, Joanna managed both equity and debt funds with a total capital commitment of USD100 million across Asia and Africa. Joanna was then assigned to take over the role of headquarter accountant. Joanna worked alongside with the CFO and her main responsibilities were to manage 15 holding companies’ books, cash budgeting, monthly cash reporting and consolidation and US tax reporting.
Joanna was also a Fund Accountant in Apex Fund Services (Australia), responsible to perform administration services to an Australian based private equity manager with a total capital commitment of USD950 million.
Joanna is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), holds a Master of Professional Accounting from Monash University and a Bachelor of Media from Murdoch University.
Partner & Financial Controller
Lechelle is Munro Partners’ Compliance Manager.
Lechelle has over 10 years’ experience in funds management including across risk and compliance, investment governance, product and communications. As Compliance Manager at Munro Partners, Lechelle manages the company’s compliance and risk framework in accordance with Australian and Canadian law and regulation. Prior to joining Munro Partners, Lechelle worked at Ironbark Asset Management as the Investment Governance Manager and prior to that as the Product and Communications Manager.
- 16 years financial services experience.
- 10 years fund management experience.
Lechelle has a Bachelor of Business (International Business & Marketing) from Edith Cowan University and holds a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from FINSIA.
Sam Shields joined Munro Partners in July 2018 as Operations Manager and was promoted on 1 July 2020 to Operations and Risk Manager.
Sam is focused primarily on trading, dealing, settlements and new Fund projects, in addition to supporting the Chief Executive Officer with day-to-day operations, risk management and supervision of the fund and management company. Sam’s industry experience includes financial operations and analysis and Citigroup Global Markets and Zenith investment Partners, and commercial analysis and management in the mining sector with Iluka Resources and Mineral Deposits Limited.
Sam holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.
Partner & Operations and Risk Manager
Akilan Karuna joined Munro Partners in July 2020 from CI Investments Inc. (CI) in Toronto, one of the leading independent asset managers in Canada.
Akilan is responsible for growing Munro Partners’ asset base and providing exceptional client service to our partners in North America. He is Munro’s first international appointment and will be based in Toronto.
At CI, Akilan oversaw the Institutional Marketing and Business Development support team and worked directly with the Head of Institutional Sales to build, drive, and execute on the overall sales and marketing strategy.
Key career highlights include:
- 2019-2020: Vice President, CI Institutional Asset Management, Canada
- 2018: Director, CI Institutional Asset Management, Canada
- 2017: Manager, CI Institutional Asset Management, Canada
- 2012-2017: Product Management, Research & Development, Invesco, Canada
Akilan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and completed a Master of Finance from Queens University in Ontario, Canada. Akilan also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Accounting) from Ryerson University.
Partner & Head of North America
Jason Ewe joined Munro Partners in March 2021 as Fund Operations Analyst.
Jason is responsible for assisting the Fund Operations Manager with unit pricing reconciliations and maintenance of Munro’s Portfolio Management System. Prior to joining Munro Partners, Jason worked at Apex Fund Services (Australia), providing accounting and registry services to Australian Fund Managers.
Jason holds a Master of Finance and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from The University of Melbourne.
Fund Operation Analyst
Kabi Thaya joined Munro Partners in April 2021 from BMO Private Investment Counsel in Toronto, a discretionary investment management firm.
Kabi’s primary mandate includes enhancement and oversight of our client servicing model across North America, while also supporting the growth of our assets under management.
At BMO, Kabi worked exclusively with ultra high net worth investors on building robust wealth management solutions, consisting of strategic asset allocation, financial planning and lending solutions.
Kabi is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Institutional Sales Associate - North America
Taylor Bree joined Munro Partners in November 2020.
As Communications Coordinator, Taylor is responsible for supporting the Chief Operations Officer with all aspects of marketing, communications and investor relations. Prior to joining Munro, Taylor worked in Public Relations consulting specialising in crisis & issues management, reputation management and corporate communications.
Taylor holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts from Deakin University.