Team Duxton Capital (Australia) Pty Ltd

Ed Peter, Chairman

Ed Peter, Chairman, is the co-founder of Duxton Asset Management. Prior to joining Duxton, Ed Peter was Head of Deutsche Asset Management Asia Pacific ("DeAM Asia") ,Middle East & North Africa.


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Ed Peter, Chairman

Ed Peter, Chairman, is the co-founder of Duxton Asset Management ("Duxton"). Prior to forming Duxton in 2009, Ed was Head of Deutsche Asset Management Asia Pacific ("DeAM Asia"), Middle East & North Africa. He was also a member of the Deutsche Bank's (DB) Group Equity Operating Committee and Asset Management Operating Committee. Ed joined DB in 1999 as Head of Equities and Branch Manager of DB Switzerland. In March 2001, Ed moved to Hong Kong with Deutsche Bank and was appointed Head of Global Equities for Asia and Australia, becoming responsible for all of Global Emerging Markets Equities in the beginning of 2003. In November 2004, Ed became Head of Asian and Emerging Market Equities for the new Global Markets Division. Ed started his career in 1986 in Swiss equity sales for Credit Suisse in Geneva. In 1989, he moved to S.G. Warburg with responsibility for the sale of Swiss equities worldwide. In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director with responsibility for the International Swiss Equities and Derivatives sales force. Mr Peter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Ed’s first foray into Agricultural investing was in 1999 and he remains passionately interested in Agriculture today. He is on the University of Adelaide’s Agribusiness advisory board, the University of Adelaide’s Wine Advisory board, and on the board of Wine Australia. Ed is married to Julie, a proud South Australian, and has 4 children. Ed draws and paints, makes noise on his saxophone, and can often be found flying around Australia in his bush plane when he is not in his veggie patch. His wife of 25 years still puts up with him and he has 4 children who would prefer if he didn’t grow quite so many veggies.

Melissa Randall, Head of Business Development & Relationship Management

Melissa joined the Duxton Group in July 2014 with the establishment of Duxton Capital (Australia).


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Melissa Randall, Head of Business Development & Relationship Management

Melissa joined the Duxton Group in July 2014 with the establishment of Duxton Capital (Australia). She had been working with Duxton Asset Management since May 2012 in her capacity at Ironbark Asset Management, where she held primary responsibility for the Duxton mandate.  Melissa has over twenty years of experience in the finance industry, with over thirteen of those in asset consulting.  Prior to joining Duxton Melissa had worked within asset consulting teams, including as Head of Consulting, within Towers Perrin, Intech Investment Consultants, van Eyk Research and SQM Research.  Responsibilities have included providing investment advice and research to the investment committees of large corporate superannuation funds, semi-government bodies, financial institutions and dealer groups as well as membership of investment committees.  Advice provided has included the setting of investment objectives and asset allocation strategies, portfolio and manager configuration and manager research and monitoring.  Melissa has also worked within the BT Financial Group in Investment Manager Research.  Melissa holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from FINSIA and is also a Fellow of FINSIA.

Rob Chalmers, Director Special Projects

Rob Chalmers, Director Special Projects, joined Duxton Capital (Australia) in November 2016. His responsibilities include coordinating and reviewing the development of investment proposals.


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Rob Chalmers, Director Special Projects

Rob Chalmers, Director Special Projects, joined Duxton Capital (Australia) in November 2016. His responsibilities include coordinating and reviewing the development of investment proposals. Prior to joining the Duxton Group, Rob had extensive commercial, management and legal experience in the private and public sectors, working with the Australian Government, Norman Waterhouse, CSIRO, the University of Adelaide and Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd. Rob holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (South Australian Institute of Technology), and a Master of Laws (Merit) from the University of London.

Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager

Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager, joined Duxton in April 2014. His responsibilities include analysing, valuing, executing and monitoring private equity investments in agriculture. Max is the Portfolio Manager of Duxton Water Ltd, a listed company that invests in Australian water rights.


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Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager

Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager, joined Duxton in April 2014. His responsibilities include analysing, valuing, executing and monitoring private equity investments in agriculture. Max is also the Portfolio Manager of Duxton Water Ltd (ASX: D2O), an ASX listed company that invests in Australian water entitlements. Prior to joining Duxton, Max worked at KPMG Australia within financial audit. Max graduated from Bond University with a double degree in Commerce (Finance) and Laws.

Alexandra Grigg, Analyst

Alexandra Grigg, Analyst, joined Duxton in February 2015. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide.


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Alexandra Grigg, Analyst

Alexandra Grigg, Analyst, joined Duxton Capital (Australia) in February 2015. Her primary responsibilities include researching and analysing investment thematics, developing investment proposals and performance reporting for Duxton Capital (Australia)’s listed and unlisted equity investments.

Prior to joining the Duxton Group, Alexandra acquired a range of experience through roles with ANZ Bank and The Parliament of South Australia. Alexandra also gained extensive understanding of business cultures, foreign exchange markets and central bank communication policy through her studies in Singapore and the Philippines. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Adelaide.

Will Brennan, Analyst

Will Brennan, Analyst, joined Duxton in May 2015. His key responsibilities include financial modelling and management of agricultural investments. Prior to joining Duxton, Will worked in both insolvency and tax accounting.  


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Will Brennan, Analyst

Will Brennan, Analyst, joined Duxton in May 2015. His key responsibilities include financial modelling and management of agricultural investments. Prior to joining Duxton, Will worked in both insolvency and tax accounting. Will holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Adelaide.

Jackson Ellis, Analyst

Jackson Ellis joined Duxton in January 2016. His key responsibilities involve researching, analysing and assisting in the management of Australian agricultural investments.


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Jackson Ellis, Analyst

Jackson Ellis joined Duxton in January 2016. His key responsibilities involve researching, analysing and assisting in the management of Australian agricultural investments.

Jackson is currently undertaking a double degree in Finance and Commerce (Accounting) at Adelaide University and is expected to complete his degree at the end of 2016.

James Shopov, Analyst

James Shopov, Analyst, joined Duxton in October 2016. Prior to joining Duxton, James worked in Corporate Finance and Accounting roles with Deloitte and Ernst & Young for 6 years. James is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).


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James Shopov, Analyst

James Shopov, Analyst, joined Duxton in October 2016. Prior to joining Duxton, James worked in the Corporate Finance team at Ernst & Young for 3 years, gaining exposure to valuations and business modelling, mergers and acquisitions and transaction due diligence. James also worked in audit at Deloitte for 3 years prior to joining Ernst & Young.

James has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) since 2014 and graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Commerce (Corporate Finance and Accounting) degree.

Nicole Dudzinski, Group Accountant

Nicole joined Duxton Capital in December 2015 and heads up our finance team in Australia. She is a Chartered Accountant and has over 7 years experience in the industry.


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Nicole Dudzinski, Group Accountant

Nicole joined Duxton Capital in December 2015 and heads up our finance team in Australia. She is a Chartered Accountant and has over 7 years experience in the industry. Prior to joining Duxton she was a Senior Manager at Deloitte, working with a variety of businesses across a wide range of accounting, taxation and business advisory matters. While the majority of her career has been spent in Adelaide, she has also spent time with Deloitte in Canberra and London. Nicole holds a bachelor degree in Health Sciences and a masters degree in Accounting.

David Clayton, Management Accountant

David Clayton, Management Accountant, joined Duxton in February 2016. His key responsibilities involve providing the accounting function for agricultural investments and assisting in the management of these.


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David Clayton, Management Accountant

David Clayton, Management Accountant, joined Duxton in February 2016. His key responsibilities involve providing the accounting function for agricultural investments and assisting in the management of these. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and has 3 years industry experience. Prior to joining Duxton he was an Analyst at Deloitte, working across both the BAS (Tax and Compliance) and Audit clusters. David holds a double degree in Law and Commerce from the University of Adelaide.

Amanda Byrne, Finance Manager

Amanda Byrne, Finance Manager, joined Duxton in February 2015.  She has worked in the finance industry for over 15 years in a variety of industries including the wine industry. 


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Amanda Byrne, Finance Manager

Amanda Byrne, Finance Manager, joined Duxton in February 2015.  She has worked in the finance industry for over 15 years in a variety of industries including the wine industry.  She has worked in many areas of accounting, including accounts receivable, payable and payroll.  Amanda holds an advanced diploma in accounting.

Jo Thoms, Finance Officer

Jo Thoms, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in September 2016. She has 4 years experience in many areas of accounting, including accounts receivable, payable, reconciliations and payroll.


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Jo Thoms, Finance Officer

Jo Thoms, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in September 2016. She has 4 years experience in many areas of accounting, including accounts receivable, payable, reconciliations and payroll.

Allison Busuttil, EA to Ed Peter


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Allison Busuttil, EA to Ed Peter