Senior Management

Ed Peter, Group Chairman

Ed Peter, Group 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, Group Chairman

Ed Peter, Group 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 Randall, 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 Randall, Head of Business Development & Relationship Management, 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 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.

Investment Team

Alister Walsh, Director Water Assets

Alister Walsh 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 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 alternative assets. Since starting with Duxton, Max has executed and managed transactions in wine, livestock, horticulture and infrastructure, whilst also serving as Portfolio Manager for Duxton Water Ltd. 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. He has also completed the Strategic Finance Executive Program at Harvard Business School and the Senior Manager’s Program at Melbourne Business School.

James Shopov, Analyst

James Shopov 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.

Will Brennan, Analyst

Will Brennan 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 analysis of potential investments, financial modelling and managing Australian agricultural investments.


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Jackson Ellis, Analyst

Jackson Ellis, Analyst, joined Duxton in January 2016. His key responsibilities involve analysis of potential investments, financial modelling and managing Australian agricultural investments.

Jackson holds a double degree in Finance and Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Adelaide.

Steven Tjia, Analyst

Steven Tjia 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).

Nicholas Parletta, Analyst

Nicholas Parletta joined Duxton in April 2017. His primary responsibilities include the research and analysis of potential investments, financial modelling and assisting in the management of Duxton managed assets.


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Nicholas Parletta, Analyst

Nicholas Parletta, Analyst, joined Duxton in April 2017. His primary responsibilities include the research and analysis of potential investments, financial modelling and assisting in the management of Duxton managed assets.

Nicholas graduated from the University of Adelaide in November 2017 with a degree in Accounting and Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Duxton, Nicholas worked for 3 years in financial audit.

Jessica Gricks, Analyst

Jessica Gricks joined Duxton in March 2018. Her key focus includes the analysis of potential investments, financial modelling and assisting in the management of Duxton’s investments.


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Jessica Gricks, Analyst

Jessica Gricks, Analyst, joined Duxton in March 2018. Her key focus includes the analysis of potential investments, financial modelling and assisting in the management of Duxton’s investments. Prior to joining Duxton, Jessica worked at JLL as an Analyst in both their Property Valuations and Investment Sales divisions. Jessica graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Business (Property), and Business (Management). She is currently completing her studies in a post graduate finance degree.

Business Development & Relationship Management

Lauren Thiel, CA, Business Development

Lauren Thiel joined Duxton in July 2017. Her responsibilities include networking, acquiring new clients, and ongoing relationship management, with a focus on listed investments.


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Lauren Thiel, CA, Business Development

Lauren Thiel, Business Development, joined Duxton in July 2017. Her responsibilities include networking, acquiring new clients, and ongoing relationship management, with a focus on listed 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. Lauren is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Tim Young, CFA, Business Development

Tim Young joined Duxton in July 2018. His prime focus is to build and maintain relationships with Duxton’s institutional and high net wealth clients.


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Tim Young, CFA, Business Development

Tim Young, Business Development, joined Duxton in July 2018. His prime focus is to build and maintain relationships with Duxton’s institutional and high net wealth clients. Prior to joining Duxton, Tim worked at JBWere in private wealth management for 5 years. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Applied Finance and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

Deal Structuring, Execution and Reporting

Tristan Marriette, Analyst

Tristan Marriette joined Duxton in April 2017. His key responsibilities include performance reporting, research and analysis on investments and developing investment proposals.


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Tristan Marriette, Analyst

Tristan Marriette, Analyst, joined Duxton in April 2017. His key responsibilities include performance reporting, research and analysis on investments and developing investment proposals.

Prior to joining Duxton, Tristan gained experience working in the oil and gas industry for Santos. Tristan holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and a Masters of Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide.

Finance

Claire Wilde, Group Management Accountant

Claire Wilde joined Duxton in March 2018 and currently heads up our finance team in Australia and is also responsible for overseeing the finance function for other Joint Venture projects.


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Claire Wilde, Group Management Accountant

Claire Wilde, Group Management Accountant, joined Duxton in March 2018 and currently heads up our finance team in Australia and is also responsible for overseeing the finance function for other Joint Venture projects. Prior to joining Duxton, Claire held finance positions in the oil and gas, aviation and agricultural industries. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and is a member of CPA Australia.

Alex Henschke, Management & Financial Accountant

Alex Henschke joined Duxton in July 2018. Her key responsibilities include overseeing the finances for a variety of Duxton businesses and investments.


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Alex Henschke, Management & Financial Accountant

Alex Henschke, Management & Financial Accountant, joined Duxton in July 2018. Her key responsibilities include overseeing the finances for a variety of Duxton businesses and investments. Alex is a Chartered Accountant with over 7 years experience in the industry. Prior to joining Duxton, she worked in business advisory services with Holman Hodge and Deloitte Private providing accounting, taxation and business advice to a broad range of businesses. Alex holds a bachelor degree in Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Adelaide.

Nicole Dudzinski, Maternity Leave

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, Maternity Leave

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 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 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.

Lachlan Campbell, Accountant

Lachlan Campbell, 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.


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Lachlan Campbell, Accountant

Lachlan Campbell, 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. An experienced Accountant with a demonstrated history of working across a broad range of businesses in various industries throughout Australia. Lachlan currently works on a number of business’s in the wine industry as well as providing accountancy function to one of Duxton’s listed entities. He has a strong background in tax with 5 years’ experience working in medium-large sized accountancy firms. Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of South Australia.

Grace English, Accountant

Grace English joined Duxton in August 2017. Her key responsibilities include providing the accounting function for various investments and businesses in the Duxton group.


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Grace English, Accountant

Grace English, Accountant, joined Duxton in August 2017. Her key responsibilities include providing the accounting function for various investments and businesses in the Duxton group. Before joining Duxton, Grace gained experience in taxation through her role at EY. Grace is graduating in March 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of South Australia.

Phillip Dick, Accountant

Phillip Dick joined Duxton in August 2017. Phillip’s key responsibilities include providing the accounting function for a variety of agricultural investments within the Duxton Group.


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Phillip Dick, Accountant

Phillip Dick, Accountant, joined Duxton in August 2017. Phillip’s key responsibilities include providing the accounting function for a variety of agricultural investments within the Duxton Group.
Phillip graduated from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Commerce (Accounting) and Finance (International). Prior to joining Duxton, Phillip spent two years working in Insolvency.

Amanda Byrne, Finance Officer

Amanda Byrne 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 Officer

Amanda Byrne, Finance Officer, 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 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.

Carolyn James, Finance Officer

Carolyn James 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 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.

Vanessa Pearce, Finance Officer

Vanessa Pearce 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.

Naomi Chant, Finance Officer

Naomi Chant, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in November 2017. She has over 5 years’ experience in the finance industry, including with businesses in the hospitality, wholesalers and construction industries.


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Naomi Chant, Finance Officer

Naomi Chant, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in November 2017. She has over 5 years’ experience in the finance industry, including with businesses in the hospitality, wholesalers and construction industries.

She has previously worked for Bookkeeping companies managing multiple clients at a time, including all accounts payable, receivable, payroll, reconciliation, BAS preparation and financial reporting for her clients.

Cecelia Parsons, Finance Officer

Cecelia Parsons, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in January 2018. She has over 10 years’ experience in finance across many industries including financial markets, manufacturing and hospitality.


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Cecelia Parsons, Finance Officer

Cecelia Parsons, Finance Officer, joined Duxton in January 2018. She has over 10 years’ experience in finance across many industries including financial markets, manufacturing and hospitality.

Cecelia has experience across many areas of finance and accounting ranging from financial analysis and treasury risk management for large corporate organisations to accounts, payroll and BAS reporting for small business. Cecelia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Adelaide.

Office & HR Management

Hannah Dabinett, HR Manager

Hannah Dabinett joined Duxton in September 2017 and was appointed to the role of Human Resources Manager. Prior to working for Duxton, Hannah’s HR positions have spanned across the resources, hospitality and aged care industries.


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Hannah Dabinett, HR Manager

Hannah Dabinett joined Duxton in September 2017 and was appointed to the role of Human Resources Manager. Prior to working for Duxton, Hannah’s HR positions have spanned across the resources, hospitality and aged care industries. Hannah holds a Business degree from Flinders University and has a strong track record creating and delivering HR solutions for growing companies.

Hannah is currently completing her Chartered HR Certification with Australian HR Institute and has a particular interest in talent development, recruitment and diversity in the workplace.

Chi Tan, Graphic Designer

Chi Tan joined Duxton in July 2018 and was appointed to the role of Graphic Designer.


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Chi Tan, Graphic Designer

Chi Tan joined Duxton in July 2018 and was appointed to the role of Graphic Designer. Prior to relocating to Adelaide, Chi has been working with global advertising agencies and companies in Singapore, California and Sydney, as Creative Director/Art Director/Graphic Designer. Chi holds an Honours Degree in Design/Visual Communication from University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Rachel Barnett, Executive Assistant to the Group Chairman

Rachel Barnett joined Duxton in April 2018 when she was appointed to the position of Executive Assistant to the Group Chairman.


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Rachel Barnett, Executive Assistant to the Group Chairman

Rachel Barnett joined Duxton in April 2018 when she was appointed to the position of Executive Assistant to the Group Chairman. Rachel has over 7 years’ experience in marketing and brand management roles within the retail sector. Rachel holds a double degree in Marketing and Management from the University of South Australia.

Christina Teniswood, Office Manager

Christina Teniswood joined Duxton in March 2017.


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Christina Teniswood, Office Manager

Christina Teniswood joined Duxton in March 2017.

Nicole Thurston, Receptionist

Nicole Thurston joined Duxton in April 2018 and was appointed to the position of Receptionist.


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Nicole Thurston, Receptionist

Nicole Thurston joined Duxton in April 2018 and was appointed to the position of Receptionist. Nicole has a strong customer service and administration background that includes roles in Adelaide and Victoria within the Orchard and Winery industries.