Our People

About Crispin

Crispin is Head of Equities at Pendal Group an ASX listed fund manager with A$90b funds under management (FUM). He joined the funds management business of BT Financial Group, now Pendal Group, in 1994, initially responsible for European equities and served as Head of European Equities from April 1998, He was subsequently appointed to his current role in January 2003 overseeing Pendal’s Australian equities business, currently managing A$15b of FUM, making it the largest fundamental equity team in the market.

He is responsible for managing a number of our flagship Australian equity funds, which under his watch have outperformed the market over multiple periods since his appointment in 2003.

Prior to Pendal, Crispin worked for Equitable Life in London.

Crispin is a Director of the Anika Foundation and served as a Director of Football Federation of Australia from 2015-19.

He holds an Honours degree in Economics & Human Geography from Reading University.

Australian Equities Team

Crispin Murray

Head of Equities
Australian Equities

About Vimal

With the goal of building the most defensive line of funds in Australia, Vimal oversees A$22 billion invested across Income, Composite, Pure Alpha, Global and Australian Government strategies. Vimal is responsible for setting the strategy, processes and risk management for both the boutique and all funds managed within it.

Prior to Pendal Group, Vimal was responsible for sovereign global bond portfolios at Aviva Investors, where he was the lead fund manager for Global Aggregate Bond Funds. He has previously worked with Scottish Mutual and Murray Johnstone.

Graduating with First Class Honours, Vimal obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree (Economics and Computer Science) from Salford University.

Bond, Income & Defensive Strategies Team

Vimal Gor

Head of Bond, Income & Defensive Strategies
Bond, Income & Defensive Strategies

About Ashley

Ashley was appointed as Head of Pendal’s Global Equities boutique in 2016 and is responsible for setting the strategy, processes and risk management for both the boutique and funds managed within it.

Ashley’s experience in the finance industry spans over 24 years, including roles in petroleum economics, global energy investment analysis and 20 years as a global equities fund manager.

Prior to this, Ashley was a shareholder, board member and managed the global equities strategy at PM Capital Ltd.

His global fund achieved strong performance over short and longer term periods and was awarded the “Best Australian Based Global Equity Manager of the Year 2015” by the Australian Fund Manager Foundation and “International Equities (Alternative Strategies) Fund of the Year 2015” by Zenith/ Professional Planners Association.

Ashley is a life member of the Friends of Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian Library Oxford University, the International Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Energy Economics.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New England (with a dual major in Financial and Economic Development of Emerging Economies). Ashley is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


Global Equities Team

Funds managed by Ashley

Ashley Pittard

Head of Global Equities
Global Equities

About Michael

Michael joined Pendal Group in August 2017 and leads the Multi-Asset Investments team. Michael has over 21 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined Pendal from First State Super, where he was Head of Investment Strategy since January 2014. In this role, Michael was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the Fund’s Investment Strategy Team. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Head of Diversified Strategies at Perpetual for over five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds.  Michael’s prior experience includes over 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck.

Michael is a qualified actuary and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland. 

Multi Asset Team

Michael Blayney

Head of Multi-Asset
Multi Asset

About Edwina

Edwina Matthew joined the company in October 2016 as Head of Responsible Investments. Edwina is responsible for maintaining our leadership position in the provision of sustainable and ethical investment products. 

Edwina has worked in financial services for over 16 years, including seven years with BT between 1993-2000 in Sydney and New York in the currency and global fixed income group. She then worked with Credit Suisse First Boston and later with Goldman Sachs’ currency division in New York.

Edwina is actively involved in the implementation of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI).  She also represents the company on the ESG Working Group of the Financial Services Council (FSC).

Edwina holds an Honours degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of NSW.

Responsible Investing Team

Edwina Matthew

Head of Responsible Investments
Responsible Investing

About Emilio

BCom (Ec) CFA Emilio Gonzalez is the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in January 2010, Emilio was Group Executive, Global Equities at Perpetual Limited. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Investment Officer for seven years. During his early tenure at Perpetual, Emilio was responsible for establishing and running a currency program, tactical asset allocation strategies, Perpetual’s diversified and balanced funds, as well as being Head of Research. Prior to joining Perpetual, Emilio worked as the Chief Dealer at Nikko Securities (Australia) Limited and as a retail client adviser at Norths Stockbroking Limited. Emilio is also a Director of J O Hambro Capital Management Holdings Limited, Pendal UK Limited and JOHCM (USA) Inc.

Other Board Directors

Emilio Gonzalez

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Board of Directors

About James


James Evans was appointed a Non-executive Director of the company on 2 June 2010 and the Non-executive Chairman on 6 December 2013. 

James Evans has over 41 years of corporate experience. His most recent executive role, which he held from 2003 to 2008, was as the Chief Risk Officer, Wealth Management at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. As part of this role, James held various directorships in the Commonwealth Bank’s funds management, general insurance, life insurance and lease financing businesses. James also held a number of other senior executive roles with the Commonwealth Bank in the areas of finance, accounting, business development and strategy.

Before joining the Commonwealth Bank in 1996, James was a senior executive with Lend Lease in the Property Investment Services Group, holding directorships in property investment and joint venture companies. Prior to that, James held senior executive positions at GEC Australia and Grace Bros.

James is currently the Chairman of J O Hambro Capital Management Holdings Limited and ME Bank Limited, a Non-executive Director of Investa Wholesale Funds Management Limited and ICPF Holdings Limited. James previously served as a non-executive director of Australian Infrastructure Fund Limited (2010-2013) and Hastings Funds Management Limited (2009 – May 2016).


Other Board Directors

James Evans

Independent Non-executive Chairman
Board of Directors

About Kathryn


Kathryn Matthews was appointed Non-executive Director of the company on 1 December 2016 and is a member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Kathryn, who is based in the United Kingdom, has 38 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She has held executive positions in global asset management businesses in the UK and Hong Kong, including Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific ex Japan at Fidelity International based in Hong Kong and Head of Portfolio Strategies Group & Global Equities Team at Fidelity Investments in the UK. She commenced her career at Baring Asset Management, holding a broad range of roles over sixteen years, including as the Head of Institutional Business, Europe & UK.

Kathryn is currently Chair of Barclays Investment Solutions Limited, a Non-executive Director of J O Hambro Capital Management Holdings Limited as well as the following UK based companies: Barclays Bank UK Plc and VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Limited.

Other Board Directors

Kathryn Matthews

Independent Non-executive Director
Board of Directors

About Alexandra

Alexandra Altinger has 26 years’ experience in the wealth and asset management industry across Europe, Asia and the US. She previously spent four years as CEO of Sandaire Investment Office, a UK multi-family office, where she led the business integration process after Sandaire acquired Lord North Street Private Office in 2014. Prior to Sandaire, Alexandra worked within the executive team of Lansdowne Partners International, helping to lead the firm’s repositioning efforts for its long-only products in global institutional markets. Previously she was at Wellington Management International where she had a number of senior roles and led Wellington’s European sub advisory and mutual fund business. Alexandra has also served as an Equity Research Analyst at John Hancock in Boston and has worked in Japanese equities research sales for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo and London. She started her financial career as a Proprietary Trader on the arbitrage desk with Banque Nationale de Paris (Securities)  in Tokyo.

Alexandra has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in International Economics from Université de Paris-Dauphine, Paris and is a CFA Charterholder and member of the CFA UK Advisory Council. She is also a founding member of the Advisory Committee of The Diversity Project, an ambitious initiative to promote diversity in all its forms across the UK asset management sector. She is fluent in English, German, Italian and French and proficient in Dutch and Japanese.

Global Executive Committee Team

Alexandra Altinger

CEO, UK, Europe and Asia, JOHCM
Global Executive Committee