About

Our people

Key personnel all have extensive experience in financial services

We have built a team that covers the critical components of any asset management business providing solid foundation and infrastructure from which to generate strong investment returns.

Nick Griffin Head of Investments Munro Partners
NICK GRIFFIN
Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Ronald Calvert Head of Operations Munro Partners
RONALD CALVERT
Founding Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Jonathan Spensley Chief Operating Officer Munro Partners
JONATHAN SPENSLEY
Founding Partner, Chief Operating Officer

Nick is a founding Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Munro Partners.

Nick is responsible for the investment management of Munro’s key investment funds and the formulation and implementation of the proprietary investment process.

Nick has been managing global long / short equity mandates for over 13 years.

Key career highlights include:

  • Over 20 years working in financial services with 13 years funds management experience.
  • 2005-2015, Head of International Strategy on the K2 Select International Absolute Return Fund.
  • Member of the K2 Asset Management asset allocation and currency exposure committee.
  • 2000-2005, Senior Analyst (Global Oil and Gas) at Deutsche Bank UK.
  • 1996-1999, Manager Australian Equities for Commonwealth Financial Services.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Registered Representative of the Sydney Futures Exchange.

Ronald is a founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Munro Partners.

Ronald began full time employment with Munro Partners on 1 March 2016. He has over 12 years of financial services experience between 1999 and 2011 with his roles as Finance and Compliance Manager at Absolute Returns Fund Manager, Eye Management Pty Ltd and as Senior Manager at Ernst & Young. More recently, Ronald was Commercial Manager at Iluka Resources.

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, since 2002.
  • Over 15 years experience working in both the funds management and resources industries.
  • 4 years boutique funds management experience as Operations Manager for Eye Management Pty Ltd, advisor to Cayman Islands registered absolute return fund.
  • Responsible for day-to-day operations, risk management and supervision of the fund and management company, and all third party service providers.

Ronald holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Science from the University of Melbourne, and is an ICAA Chartered Accountant.

Jonathan is a founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Munro Partners.

His expertise includes Australian Financial Services Licences, risk and compliance, investment management and business operations. As Chief Operating Officer at Munro Partners, Jonathan provides oversight of the company’s funds management operations, in addition to fostering a culture of compliance with Australian law and regulation. He is also a director and responsible manager of Munro Asset Management Limited.

For the last 10 years, Jonathan has worked as an investment manager for two boutique fund managers in equities and venture capital. Prior to 2004, he was a startup adviser to two Australian companies that later went on to feature in BRW’s Fast 100 in four separate years. He has also worked in the UK and Australia in financial markets with ANZ, AXA and Merrill Lynch.

  • 19 years financial services experience.
  • 13 years boutique funds management operations experience.

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and holds a Graduate Diploma of Finance and Investment. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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JAMES TSINIDIS
Portfolio Manager
Jeremy Gibson Munro Partners Portfolio Manager web
JEREMY GIBSON
Portfolio Manager

James Tsinidis joined Munro Partners in November 2016 and is responsible for championing stock ideas and managing these positions within the portfolio.

James has previously worked as Portfolio Manager where he was based in both Melbourne and Edinburgh and was entirely focused on the US, European and Asian stock markets. Having worked previously with the other members of the Munro investment team, James is well versed evaluating investment ideas using Munro’s proprietary growth focused process.

Key career highlights include:

Over 14 years of financial services experience.

  • 2013-2016, Portfolio Manager / Senior Investment Analyst on the K2 Select International Absolute Return Fund.
  • 2012-2013, Research Manager – Alternatives at Zenith Investment Partners.

James holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from La Trobe University and a Postgraduate Certificate of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Jeremy Gibson joined Munro Partners in September 2017 from Pictet Asset Management in London, one of the leading independent asset managers in Europe with over USD$150 billion AUM.

Jeremy is responsible for championing stock ideas and managing these positions within the portfolio.

Whilst at Pictet, Jeremy gained over 10 years’ experience across a range of products including Global Equities, EAFE (Europe, Australasia & Far East) Small Cap Equities and Developed Asia Market Neutral Long/Short Small Mid Cap Equities.

Jeremy’s track record of generating alpha over an extended time horizon prompted Pictet to give him a mandate to co‐launch the Developed Asia Market Neutral Long/Short Small Mid Cap fund in 2016. The fund, managed exclusively by Jeremy and his co‐founder, exhibited strong positive performance from launch, resulting in repeat injections of additional funding by Pictet’s Hedge Fund Investment Committee.

Key career highlights include:

  • 16 years of financial services experience spanning roles in Melbourne and London.
  • Pioneered the Developed Asia Small Mid‐Caps Market Neutral Long/Short Fund for Pictet Asset Management in London, with positive performance from launch.
  • 2011‐2017, Senior Portfolio Manager on the EAFE Small Caps Fund at Pictet Asset Management in London, ranking top of its peer group in 2015.
  • 2007‐2011, Investment Professional on the Global Equities Fund at Pictet Asset Management in London.

Jeremy is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds a postgraduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from Securities Institute of Australia together with the U.K. IMC (Investment Management Certificate). Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from RMIT University.

Munro Partners Kieran Moore Portfolio Manager Dealer web
KIERAN MOORE
Portfolio Manager / Dealer
Munro Partners Haydn Potgieter Investment Analyst
HAYDN POTGIETER
Investment Analyst

Kieran Moore joined Munro Partners in July 2016.

Working closely with the Chief Investment Officer, Nick Griffin, Kieran is responsible for stock research, portfolio analytics and trading processes at Munro Partners.

Kieran has performed over the past six years as an international equities analyst, primarily focusing on global growth equities and undertaking similar functions regarding research, modelling, portfolio analysis and trading.

Kieran is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, with majors in Finance and Economics, and also a Juris Doctor Law Degree from the University of Melbourne.

Haydn Potgieter joined Munro Partners in March 2019.

Working as Investment Analyst, Haydn is responsible for assisting and supporting our portfolio managers in all aspects of the research process, monitoring existing positions and preparing and updating earnings models for investments.

Haydn is concurrently undertaking his Master of Finance at the University of Melbourne, and joins Munro Partners after previous roles at JP Morgan Equity Research and Dimensional Fund Advisors.

Haydn also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor Biomedical Science from Monash University.

Sam Shields Munro Partners
SAM SHIELDS
Operations Manager
Munro Partners Joanna Tan Fund Operations Analyst
JOANNA TAN
Fund Operations Analyst
Bianca Mercury Munro Partners
BIANCA MERCURY
Office Manager

Sam Shields joined Munro Partners in July 2018 as Operations Manager.

Sam is focussed primarily on growth initiatives and product development projects, in addition to supporting the Chief Executive Officer with day-to-day operations, risk management and supervision of the fund and management company.

Sam’s industry experience includes financial operations and analysis and Citigroup Global Markets and Zenith investment Partners, and commercial analysis and management in the mining sector with Iluka Resources and Mineral Deposits Limited.

Sam holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.

Joanna Tan is the Fund Operations Analyst at Munro Partners, joining in December 2018.

Joanna has 5 years of experience in private equity. Her career began at Schulze Global Investments Ltd (“SGI”) based in Singapore.  SGI is an American private equity that focuses on investment activities in emerging and frontier markets. During her tenure, Joanna managed both equity and debt funds with a total capital commitment of USD100 million across Asia and Africa. Joanna was then assigned to take over the role of headquarter accountant.  Joanna worked alongside with the CFO and her main responsibilities were to manage 15 holding companies’ books, cash budgeting, monthly cash reporting and consolidation and US tax reporting.

Joanna was also a Fund Accountant in Apex Fund Services (Australia), responsible to perform administration services to an Australian based private equity manager with a total capital commitment of USD950 million.

Joanna holds a Master of Professional Accounting from Monash University and Bachelor of Media.

Bianca Mercury is the EA / Office Manager at Munro Partners

Bianca joined Munro in May 2018 as Executive Assistant and Office Manager.  Prior to joining Munro, Bianca spent 4 years from 2009 to 2013 with Marks Henderson, a Melbourne based property management company.

From 2013 to 2018, Bianca took a break from corporate life to focus on her two young children.  During this time, she helped to build the award winning Birdhouse Event Entertainment and Mercury DJ Hire businesses.

Who We Are

Munro is an independent global investment manager with a core focus on growth equities. Munro provides all investors, with an institutional quality, global fund manager with the ability to identify sustainable growth trends that are under appreciated and mispriced by the market, and the resulting winning and losing stocks.

Munro seeks to invest client’s money as we would invest our own.

Munro Partners are a team of like-minded individuals with previous working relationships that have come together to build, own and operate a successful global equities fund manager. The investment team is led by the Chief Investment Officer, Nick Griffin, with an 13 year proven track record of strong absolute returns and outperformance over multiple market cycles.

The Partnership

Munro is controlled by its partners who all work at the firm.

Drawing upon the wisdom of some of the most enduring asset management businesses in the world, Munro has been formed as a partnership. The organisational stability created by this ownership structure allows Munro to recruit, and importantly retain, key staff over the long term. Helping us build an enduring business that reflects our collective values.

The partnership is made up of a team of like-minded individuals with previous working relationships that have come together to build, own and operate a successful global equities fund manager. All partners are significantly invested in the fund, ensuring strong alignment between partners and investors.