Vasco has assembled a team with impressive credentials in the investment management industry with a significant track record of contributing to the successful growth of such businesses in Australia and internationally. The team is motivated to create a success of the Vasco business. The founding directors are significant shareholders in the business.
Craig Dunstan, Managing Director
Craig is a former Board Member of Asian Public Real Estate Association (APREA) and is currently chairman of Futurity Investment Group and a member of the Investment Committee, a non-executive director of Federated Investors Australia Services, and a non-executive director and Chair of the Investment Committee and People & Culture Committee of health insurer, Latrobe Health Services Limited.
Craig has a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, a Masters of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute.
Reg A. Bancroft, Non-Executive Director
Reg Bancroft enjoyed a long career with the UK insurer RSA in UK, Australia and Asia. Senior positions included General Manager of Royal Sun Alliance Global’s specialist international arm from 1991 followed by a period as a regional director for Commercial insurance from 1997. He moved to Korea in 2000 to set up a branch there. Retiring in 2002, Reg joined the Korean listed insurer Green Hwajae as Executive Vice Chairman until 2004 to participate in the company’s re-structure following a period of regulatory administration.
In 2005 Mr. Bancroft changed direction by joining Doran Capital Partners (“DCP”), a Korean-based privately-owned real estate investment management and advisory firm. As Managing Partner for Australia he built connections with Australia’s major Institutional and Pension Funds to promote the firm’s services and build a sourcing capability for property assets and capital. During this period he was an active participant in the International Capital Markets Division of the Property Council of Australia.
Mr. Bancroft was appointed Non-Executive Director of Vasco in July 2019.
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, Head of Operations
Fiona is Co-Founder of Vasco and has 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 a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters of Business Administration and Certificates in Accounting, Governance Practice and Administration and Mortgage Administration.
Michael Tsotsos, Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance
Michael has had a long career in the financial services industry as a senior lawyer having held the roles of General Manager of National Australia Trustees Limited ($12b of assets), General Manager and Senior Legal Counsel of National Australia Bank and Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance with Clearstream/Ausmaq.
Michael Gaspert, Head of Fund Accounting
Michael has over 15 years of finance and fund accounting experience across various roles including Head of Financial Reporting at IOOF. Michael leads Vasco’s team of fund accountants to meet the fund administration and accounting needs of the funds Vasco administers.
Jamie Spark, Senior Relationship Manager
Jamie has had an impressive career in the fund services industry in Australia and Singapore having worked with RBC Dexia Trust Services in Singapore for 7 years, OneVue, Mainstream, State Street, Citicorp and ANZ Custodians. At these organisations he has held a range of senior executive roles including Chief Operating Officer, Director Sales and Relationship Management and Vice President of Global Sales. Most recently he was Managing Director Asia Pacific of Style Analytics, a platform provider to the funds management industry.
Lyn Ridley, Finance Manager
Lyn has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience across various roles including Finance Manager at KPMG, Financial Systems Accountant at Hay Group, and National Client Accounting Manager at Minter Ellison Lawyers.