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Senior Leadership Team
    Paul Xiradis

    Paul Xiradis

    Executive Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, Head of Equities

    AAIBF Fellow, ASIA, FAICD, MNIA, GDipAppFin

    Investment experience since: 1979

    Founded Ausbil: 1997

    Responsibilities: Portfolio construction and strategy, Equities team management

    Paul co-founded Ausbil in 1997 as an Australian equities house, building Ausbil into one of Australia’s leading investment managers offering Australian and global equity funds. Paul holds the position of Executive Chairman of Ausbil, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Equities. He is responsible for portfolio construction and strategy, and management of the Equities team. Paul has been instrumental in building Ausbil into a multi-billion dollar investment manager. Paul’s role includes investment strategy, portfolio construction and input into the investment management of Ausbil’s funds. Paul is a member and Chairman of Ausbil’s Portfolio Construction Committee. He has been in investments since 1979, gaining experience with companies such as Westpac Banking Corporation’s Investment Management Division, Mercantile & General and Legal & General Asset Management. Paul’s career has included senior roles in management, investment and portfolio management in the funds management industry. Paul is an AAIBF Fellow, ASIA, FAICD, MNIA.

    Mark Knight

    Mark Knight

    Chief Executive Officer 

    BEc, GAICD

    Joined Ausbil: 2004

    Responsibilities: Chief Executive Officer

    Mark is the CEO of Ausbil Investment Management, where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership and overseeing all aspects of the company's operations, including sales and distribution, marketing, finance, information technology, operations, legal and compliance. With over 30 years of experience in funds management, Mark has extensive multi-asset class expertise. Prior to his current role, he headed distribution and institutional sales at Ausbil, and before that, headed the company's wholesale distribution business. He has also held positions with Norwich Investment Management, County Investment Management, and IOOF/Perennial (Perennial Investment Partners). Mark holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In addition, he serves as an Independent Director of IGCC (Investor Group on Climate Change).

    John Grace

    John Grace

    Director, Co-Head of Equities

    BEc, SIA (Aff)

    Investment experience since: 1985

    Joined Ausbil: 2001

    Responsibilities: Portfolio construction and strategy

    John has been with Ausbil since 2001, and in the investment industry since 1985. At Ausbil, John holds the position of Co-Head of Equities. John’s role includes strategy and portfolio construction, as well as input into the investment management of the Fund. John is a member of Ausbil’s Portfolio Construction Committee. John has decades of financial services experience with companies such as McNall & Hordern (Sydney), Cazenove & Co (London), Royal Insurance Asset Management (London) and Legal & General Asset Management (Sydney). John’s career includes senior roles in management, stockbroking, investment management and portfolio management in the funds management industry. John’s initial grounding in equity analysis came through positions with stockbroking firms McNall & Hordern in Sydney and Cazenove & Co in London. Whilst in the United Kingdom, John became Portfolio Manager for Royal Insurance Asset Management with responsibility for Asia Pacific Funds. Back in Australia after five years in London, John joined Legal & General Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager. John holds a Bachelor of Economics degree, and is an Affiliate of FINSIA.

    Vicki Gemisis

    Vicki Gemisis 

    Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer 


    Joined Ausbil: 2019

    Responsibilities: Finance and Risk

    Vicki is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Ausbil having joined in 2019. Vicki has significant financial and accounting experience including as Head of Group Finance Operations at Pendal Group, and prior to that as Head of Business Management and Financial Controller at Fidante/Challenger, and also with Macquarie, ABN AMRO and HLB Mann Judd. Vicki is a member of the Executive Committee and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree from the University of New South Wales. Vicki is a member of the Institute for Chartered Accountants, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Kristy Do

    Kristy Do

    General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer 

    B. Law, B.Science

    Joined Ausbil: 2023

    Responsibilities: Legal and Compliance

    Kristy is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Ausbil. Kristy has over 20 years experience in the legal profession and the financial services industry. Prior to joining Ausbil, she operated her own consulting firm providing legal, compliance and risk management services to the industry and in particular asset and wealth managers, was General Counsel and Company Secretary for Nikko Asset Management in Australia and was also with ANZ Wealth and Mirvac Group. Kristy also spent over 5 years with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in enforcement litigation and compliance roles ending her service there as Manager of the Compliance Directorate for Financial Services responsible for ensuring compliance with Australian financial services law by large entities regulated by ASIC. Krsity holds an unrestricted practising certificate from the Law Society of New South Wales. She volunteers as a Co-Opted Member of the Board Governance Committee for Lifeline Australia.

    Barnaby Allene

    Barnaby Allen 

    Head of Product & Operations


    Joined Ausbil: 2016

    Responsibilities: Product development, product management and investment operations

    Barnaby is responsible for product development & management, in addition to investment operations. He has over 23 years’ experience in investment/funds management. He has worked in a diverse range of investment and wealth management businesses, enabling them to achieve their strategic goals. Prior to joining Ausbil, Barnaby held various product positions with BT Financial Group, Fidante/Challenger and Perpetual Investments. He commenced his career at Bankers Trust Australia. Barnaby is a member of the Executive Committee. Barnaby holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the University of Newcastle.

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