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Key People

The Vasco team comprises of directors and executives with significant experience in the funds management industry.

 

craig Craig Dunstan
Managing Director

B. Comm, LLB, MBA, FFin

Craig is the founder of Vasco and has over 25 years experience in the investment management industry. Founder of investment managers, MacarthurCook Limited (ASX listed) and Australian Unity Funds Management Limited which both grew funds under management to in excess of $1.5 billion within their first five years.  He developed the Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust, MacarthurCook Industrial REIT (SGX listed) and RMR Asia Pacific Real Estate Fund (AMEX listed).

Craig is a former Board Member of Asian Public Real Estate Association (APREA) and is currently chairman of Australian Scholarship Group and a member of the Investment Committee and a non-executive director of Federated Investors Australia Services.
stephenhawking Stephen Hawkins
Non-Executive Director

B. Comm, CA

Over 25 years of experience in chartered accounting, property finance and funds management with the last 7 years in Asia.

Previously Head of Funds Management Asia for Goodman Group and CEO Asia of Macquarie Goodman Asia following roles with Westfield, Suncorp Metway and Deutsche.

Launched successful business platforms in Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan, incuding Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REIT) the first industrial REIT in Singapore.
Jonathan William Martin
Non-Executive Director

With over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, Jon commenced his career in 1986 when he acquires a SEAT trading license and worked as an institutional dealer with Bain Securities Limited. From 1988 to 1989 Jon was involved in the management and promotion of investment exhibitions and seminars for the BRW Group and then for the Australian Investment Magazine.

In 1990 he founded Motivo Creative Media which specializes in servicing the marketing communication needs of financial services clients and ASX listed companies.

Jon was appointed a non-executive director of MacarthurCook Investment Managers Limited in December 2001 and held this role until the acquisition of the company by ASX listed Local Telecom in May 2003. The MacarthurCook Group were specialist real estate investment managers and grew to manage $1.6b of assets.

Jon was appointed as a director of Vasco Investment Managers Limited in August 2009.

Fiona Dunstan
Executive Director and Head of Operations

B.A., MBA

Over 20 years of business experience across the financial services, healthcare, real estate and professional services industries.

Founder of human resources consultancy EmersonBach and previously Human Resources Manager of Minter Ellison Lawyers, Senior Human Resources Consultant of Clayton Utz lawyers and NSW Administration Manager of Knight Frank.

 

Fiona has completed the Certificate in Governance Practice and Administration and is a certified member of Chartered Secretaries Australia.

alfredo Alfredo Pimienta
Operations Manager

B. BA (Finance), MBA, MPA

Alfredo has experience in the funds management industry in a range of roles including Operations Manager, Middle Office Administrator, Portfolio Administrator and Project Manager.

Alfredo has held the roles of Operations Manager of real estate investment manager, MacarthurCook Limited, Portfolio Administrator with JF Capital Partners and Project Manager with Grupo Alfi.