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.

Stephen Duerden, CEO

Stephen Duerden is the Group CEO and has over 25 years' experience in the Investment Management industry. Stephen joined Duxton as a co-founder of the business in May 2009 as the COO/CFO.


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Stephen Duerden, CEO

Stephen Duerden (CEO) has over 27 years of experience in Investment Management and joined Duxton at its inception in May 2009. Prior to this, Stephen was the COO for both the Complex Assets Investments Team and the Singapore operation of DeAM Asia. Before moving to Asia Stephen worked for Deutsche Asset Management Australia, serving as a member of the Australian Executive Committee responsible for the management of the Australian business, with assets under management of approximately AUD $20 billion, and a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee overseeing the management of over AUD $2.5 billion in Private Equity and Infrastructure assets. Stephen has had exposure to a broad range of financial products and services during his career. He has been involved in direct property development and management, the listing and administration of REITS, as well as the operation and investment of more traditional asset portfolios. Stephen is currently a Director of the listed Duxton Water Fund Ltd as well as a director on a number of large Agricultural businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Finance and Systems with merit from the University of NSW Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Stephen is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Practicing Accountant.

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 of Deal Structuring, Execution and Reporting

Rob Chalmers, Director of Deal Structuring, Execution and Reporting, 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 of Deal Structuring, Execution and Reporting

Rob Chalmers, Director of Deal Structuring, Execution and Reporting, 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.

Alister Walsh, Director Water Assets

Alister Walsh, Director Water Assets, joined Duxton Capital (Australia) in June 2017. He is responsible for managing the business’s water portfolios, including working closely with the team responsible for the management of Duxton Water Limited’s (ASX:D2O) water entitlements.


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Alister Walsh, Director Water Assets

Alister Walsh, Director Water Assets, joined Duxton Capital (Australia) in June 2017. He is responsible for managing the business’s water portfolios, including working closely with the team responsible for the management of Duxton Water Limited’s (ASX:D2O) water entitlements. Prior to joining the Duxton Group, Alister was CEO of Waterfind Australia, a leading water exchange. He has seen the full extent of the development of the Australian Water Market, from direct engagement via farming operations in the early 2000’s through to his time spent with Waterfind maturing the market over the last decade. Alister holds a Bachelor of Economics in International Agribusiness from the University of Adelaide.

Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager

Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager, joined Duxton in April 2014. His responsibilities include sourcing, analysing, executing and monitoring private equity investments in agriculture and other alternative assets.


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Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager

Max Toovey, Portfolio Manager, joined Duxton in April 2014. His responsibilities include sourcing, analysing, executing and monitoring private equity investments in agriculture and other alternative assets. Since starting with Duxton, Max has executed and managed a range of transactions in livestock and horticulture, as well as overseen the investment management of Duxton Water Ltd (ASX: D2O), an ASX listed company that invests in Australian water entitlements.

Prior to joining Duxton, Max worked at KPMG in South Australia and Queensland within financial audit and also spent time working in China, Singapore and the Netherlands. Max graduated from Bond University with a double degree in Commerce (Finance Major) and Law. "

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.

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.

Lauren Thiel, Analyst

Lauren Thiel, Analyst, joined Duxton in July 2017. With a background in Audit at KPMG, Lauren brings to the team attention to detail, an analytical perspective, and a sound understanding of financials. She is currently completing her studies to be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


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Lauren Thiel, Analyst

Lauren Thiel, Analyst, joined Duxton in July 2017. Her responsibilities include researching and analysing potential investments, financial modelling, developing investment proposals, and assisting in the management of Duxton’s investments. Lauren graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Tourism & Event Management, and Commerce (Accounting major). She then worked with KPMG Adelaide in both their audit and advisory divisions. With this experience and education, Lauren brings to the Duxton team attention to detail, an analytical perspective, and a sound understanding of financials. She is currently completing her studies for membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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.

Steven Tjia, Analyst

Steven Tjia, Analyst, joined Duxton in September 2016. His prime focus is on researching and analysing agricultural investments, the ongoing management of existing investments and assisting in client relations.


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Steven Tjia, Analyst

Steven Tjia, Analyst, joined Duxton in September 2016. His prime focus is on researching and analysing agricultural investments, the ongoing management of existing investments and assisting in client relations. Steven graduated from the University of Adelaide with a double Bachelor’s in Laws and Commerce (Corporate Finance).

Nicole Dudzinski, Group Accountant

Nicole joined Duxton 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 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.

Maurice Woolard, Management Accountant

Maurice Woolard, Management Accountant, joined Duxton in January 2017. His key responsibilities involve overseeing the accounting function for Wine Distribution and Production investments and assisting the management of these.


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Maurice Woolard, Management Accountant

Maurice Woolard, Management Accountant, joined Duxton in January 2017. His key responsibilities involve overseeing the accounting function for wine distribution and production investments and assisting in the management of these. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and has 9 years industry experience. Prior to joining Duxton he was a Business Analyst at Accolade Wines and has extensive experience in providing business advisory services through roles at Deloitte Private and Hood Sweeney. Maurice holds a double degree in Commerce (Accounting) and Finance 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.

Lachlan Campbell, Undergraduate Accountant

Lachlan Campbell, Undergraduate Accountant, joined Duxton in April 2017. Lachlan’s key responsibilities include providing accountancy functions to a variety of agricultural investments.


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Lachlan Campbell, Undergraduate Accountant

Lachlan Campbell, Undergraduate Accountant, joined Duxton in April 2017. Lachlan’s key responsibilities include providing accountancy functions and management reporting solutions to a variety of agricultural investments managed by Duxton. Lachlan has a strong background in tax with 5 years experience working in medium-large sized accountancy firms. He has been studying part time since 2012 and is in his final semester of his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree at the University of South Australia.

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.

Vanessa Pearce, Finance Officer

Vanessa Pearce, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in June 2016. She has over 10 years experience, with 5 years of this in the wine industry.


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Vanessa Pearce, Finance Officer

Vanessa Pearce, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in June 2016. She has over 10 years experience, with 5 years of this in the wine industry. She has worked in many areas of accounting, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting and payroll. Prior to joining Duxton she worked at Chain of Ponds winery where she developed a broad range of skills specific to the industry. Vanessa works closely with our wineries in the Barossa and Yarra Valley.

Dylan Sandercock, Finance Officer

Dylan Sandercock, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in July 2016. He has over 9 years experience in the Accounting & Finance Industry.


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Dylan Sandercock, Finance Officer

Dylan Sandercock, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in July 2016. He has over 9 years experience in the accounting & finance industry. He has previously worked as an Accountant in many areas of accounting & taxation; including compliance, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll.

Carolyn James, Finance Officer

Carolyn James, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in May 2017.  She has over 20 years experience predominantly in the accounting industry as well as legal, real estate and wine industry. 


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Carolyn James, Finance Officer

Carolyn James, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in May 2017.  She has over 20 years experience predominantly in the accounting industry as well as legal, real estate and the wine industry.  She has worked in many areas of accounting including accounts payable, receivable, payroll, reconciliations, cash flow forecasting, trust accounting and financial reporting.

Dorota Migas, Finance Officer

Dorota Migas, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in August 2016. She has over 20 years experience in finance, primary producers, engineering, packaging and construction industry.


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Dorota Migas, Finance Officer

Dorota Migas, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in August 2016. She has over 20 years experience in finance, primary producers, engineering, packaging and construction industry. She has worked in many areas of accounting including accounts payable, receivable, payroll, reconciliations, cash flow, trust accounting, financial reporting and BAS preparations. Dorota works closely with our winery in the Barossa.

Allison Busuttil, EA to Ed Peter


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Allison Busuttil, EA to Ed Peter