MAFC lecturers

MAFC lecturers

The MAFC teaching faculty is one of our greatest assets and something that sets us apart from other programs. Each of our faculty has extensive relevant industry experience as well as appropriate academic credentials. They bring real world experiences to the classroom and demonstrate how finance is applied in day-to-day business.

Industry advisors, who are also experienced finance practitioners and experts, support our faculty. These advisors are members of program-specific groups who provide current, relevant, and valuable advice.

Together our faculty and industry advisory groups ensure that our graduate applied finance programs remain the finance industry’s premier educational programs, meeting the needs of professionals operating in Australasian and global markets.

View profiles of our teaching faculty, below.

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Alison Belot

Adjunct Fellow (Corporate Treasury Management, Professional Practice) MAppFin(Macq) GDipAcc(Deakin) BEc(La Trobe)

Alison was previously Vice President at BHP Billiton in the Group Treasury and has over twenty years experience in numerous treasury and risk management roles. She has spent time in both bank treasuries and consulting, having worked for KPMG, ANZ and Security Pacific National Bank.… View full profile

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Geoff Brianton

Adjunct Fellow (Portfolio Management and Valuation) BEc(Hons 1)(Monash) MEnv(Melbourne)

Geoff has over 25 years’ experience in Investment Management, including developing and managing investment products at boutique fund managers and 10 years at BlackRock Investment Management where he was Head of Research for the Quantitative Equity team.… View full profile

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Lindesay Brine

Director - Macquarie Applied Finance Centre Adjunct Fellow (Case Studies in Applied Finance)BEc DipEd(UWA) MappFin(Macq) FFTP A Fin MAICD

Lindesay has worked in Banking and Financial Markets for more than 20 years at several banks in roles covering business and corporate banking, financial markets sales, learning and development and risk management. He is now using his experience in financial markets and banking to assist companies an… View full profile

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Stephanie Brooks

Adjunct Fellow (Quantitative and Economic Analysis) GDipEdu(CSU) GDipTA(Southbank) BEcon(Macq)

Stephanie has held a variety of roles within investment banking both in Sydney and London. Most of her experience is in fixed income, financial futures and technical analysis.…

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Nick Callil

Adjunct Fellow (Life Cycle Investing) BSc(Hons) FIAA

Nick Callil is Head of Retirement Income Solutions for Willis Towers Watson Australia. With more than 27 years experience, Nick has consulted to a wide range of major funds, fund managers, corporates and employers in the public, corporate and industry fund sectors.… View full profile

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Tony Carlton

Associate Professor (Corporate Financial Strategy)PhD(Macq) MCom(Hons) BCom(Hons)(UNSW) SA Fin

Tony has over 25 years' experience in the manufacturing, resource and agricultural industries. He held senior positions in CSR including Treasurer and General Manager Finance and Strategy, and was a member of the senior executive team.… View full profile

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Roger Casey

Adjunct Fellow (Corporate Finance, Managing Shareholder Value, Private Equity Investment) MEc BEc(Macq) ACA

Roger has over 25 years' experience in the Australian corporate finance sector, having worked with Turnbull and Partners, Gresham Advisory Partners, ABN Amro and, most recently, Gresham Private Equity.…

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Haijin Cheng

Adjunct Fellow (Mergers and Acquisitions) MBA(Cornell) BSAcc(USM)

Haijin is a Executive Development Program Instructor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Previous to this he worked at General Electric (China) Ltd and Honeywell (China) Ltd.…

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Al Clark

Senior Lecturer (Quantitative and Economic Analysis, Portfolio Management and Valuation) MAppFin(Macq)

With over 20 years experience in the funds management industry, Al has been running and managing asset allocation solutions on behalf of clients for the better part of two decades.… View full profile

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Anthony Corr

Adjunct Fellow (Risk and Portfolio Construction)PhD(UNSW) BSc(Hons)(UTS)

Anthony has more than 20 years experience in investment management, primarily in quantitative research and portfolio management of equities.… View full profile

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Ian Crabb

Finance principles

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Michael Cunningham

Strategic Bank Management

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Dan Daugaard

Senior Lecture (Portfolio Management and Valuation, Applied Portfolio Management) MEc BEc(Macq) CFA

Dan is the Director of the CFA Institute Affiliation Program with Macquarie University and Director for the Funds and Wealth Management Stream.… View full profile

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Katarina Djukic

Financial Statement Analysis and Modelling

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Yat Fai Lam

Financial Risk Management (Beijing) 

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Dennis Gentilin

Adjunct Fellow (Professional Practice)GradDip Psych(Monash) GradDip AppFin(SIA) BBus(Hon)(Monash)

Dennis is the founding director of Human Systems Advisory, a research based consulting firm that believes the majority of conduct issues within organisations are not caused by ineffective formal systems, but rather by ineffective human systems. He has had over 15 years’ experience in the financial s… View full profile

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James Hay

Adjunct Fellow (Resource Industry Investment Analysis, Portfolio Management and Valuation)PhD(Melb) MBA(Cornell) BSc(Monash) BLitt(Hons)(Melb)

James has worked in the resources industry for more than 25 years, initially with WMC Ltd and subsequently as a consultant and executive education specialist. He has worked across the precious metals, base metals and energy sectors in roles encompassing corporate treasury, project evaluation, gas ma… View full profile

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Jeff Hall

Adjunct Fellow (Mergers and Acquisitions)MCom(UNSW) BSc(Kansas) ACA AICPA CFA

Jeff is the founder and Director of Sumner Hall Associates Pty Limited since 2002, a specialist advisory firm providing corporate advisory services in relation to mergers and acquisitions, divestments, capital raisings, corporate restructuring and financial matters generally.…

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Greg Hammond

Adjunct Fellow (Professional Practice)LLB BA(USyd) MAICD

Greg has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer specialising in banking and the governance, supervision and regulation of Australia's financial system.…

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Cecilia Hua

Adjunct Fellow (Corporate Finance)MSc(LSE) BEng(Hons) CFA

Cecilia has 15 years’ experience in the investment banking and commercial banking industry across Asia and Europe. She has a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and is also experienced in privatization, leveraged buy-out, IPOs and strategic options.… View full profile

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Yvette Ip

Adjunct Fellow (Professional Practice)MAppFin(Macq) BCom(UOW)

Yvette runs an industry-based business consultancy firm. Over the past decade she has been focusing on business and product advisory in the wealth management industry across private funds, leading Chinese state-owned banks, city commercial banks and IT and software companies in Hong Kong and China.… View full profile

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Cosmas Kapsanis

Adjunct Fellow (Project Finance) MBA(LBS) BSc(Marine Eng)(Hons)(N’cle)

Cosmas is an experienced investment banker who has been providing financial advisory services and raising capital for corporate clients in Asia, the Middle East and Australia for over twenty years.… View full profile

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Steve Lambert

Debt Capital Markets

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Edward Lau

Adjunct FellowMAcc BBusAdmin(UMich) AICPA

Edward holds the position as Director, Loans and Structured Credit, Greater China at a European Bank. He has over 12 years' experience in originating, structuring and syndicating equity and equity-link deals. He has completed over 150 ECM deals across wide spectrum of sectors and products.… View full profile

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Alan Lee

Adjunct Fellow (Credit and Lending Decisions)MProAcc(HKG Polytechnic Uni) MSc in Fin(City Uni of HKG) BArts(Uni of Western Ontario)

Alan has 28 years of commercial banking experience and has worked as a commodities banker in the Greater China region since 2001. Alan has previously worked with Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC and more recently decided to capitalize his experience and network in the market and established Commodit…

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Casey Lim

Program Director - Beijing (Portfolio Management and Valuation)PhD(UF) CFA

Casey is the Program Director, China, at Macquarie Applied Finance Centre. Casey has held academic positions and worked as a strategy consultant in Hong Kong.… View full profile

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Shane Magee

Senior Lecturer (Finance Principles, Financial Risk Management)PhD MAppFin(Macq) BCom(Newcastle)

Shane is the Program Director of the Graduate Certificate of Finance and teaches in the Financial Instruments and Finance Principles units. Before joining the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Shane worked in the finance industry for more than 10 years.… View full profile

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Aaron Minney

Adjunct Fellow (Life Cycle Investing)BSc/BEc(Hons 1) CFA F Fin RMA

Aaron is the Head of Retirement Income Research for Challenger. In this role, he is responsible for generating additional research in the areas of decumulation, portfolio construction, investment strategy, retirement risk mitigation, new product solutions and policy support.… View full profile

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Max Morley

Adjunct Fellow (Credit and Lending Decisions, Credit Portfolio Management, Financial Risk Management)BEcon(Hons)(UQ) SF Fin GAICD

Max has been active in banking and financial markets for over 30 years. Most recently he led Westpac’s Institutional Bank in Queensland carrying primary responsibility for the locally-based client coverage team.… View full profile

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Christine O'Brien

Adjunct Fellow (Investment and Credit Analysis)MBA(Pepperdine) BBusEc(UCLA) CPA

Chrissy has 20 years experience in debt investing and credit analysis. She is a CPA who began her career in the US at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Prudential Financial. She worked in London in leveraged finance at both Mizuho Corporate Bank and The Blackstone Group underwriting and investing in levera… View full profile

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Jeff Oughton

Adjunct Fellow (Economics of Financial Markets)MBA(AGSM) BEc(Hons)(Newcastle)

Jeff has researched and presented on economic and financial issues for 30 years. Currently, he is a Principal of a financial institution and a market advisor in a team of independent and multidiscipline practitioners.… View full profile

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Jeffrey Peng

Adjunct Fellow (Private Wealth Management)MProfAcc(Texas) BBusAdmin(Hon)(Tennessee) CVA, CFE, FIPA

Jeffrey has almost 20 years of experience in the private, corporate and consumer banking fields. He currently holds the position of Managing Director, Business Strategy for Greater China and North Asia at one of the top private banks in APAC. Prior to this he was head of investment products and serv…

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Slava Platkov

Portfolio Management and Valuation

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Stephen Reid

Adjunct Fellow (Applied Business Valuation)MAppFin(SecInst) BEc(Macq) CA F Fin

Stephen is a Partner of Deloitte, with over 25+ years corporate finance experience, particularly in the valuation of shares, businesses and intangible assets. His focus is on major valuation projects including advice on mergers and acquisitions, Independent Expert's Reports, and valuation advisory p… View full profile

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David Rothery

Adjunct Fellow (Equity Capital Markets)BCom LLB(UNSW)

David has more than 30 years of finance industry experience, having worked for 15 years in corporate finance positions in industrial and financial companies and 16 years in the advisory operations of investment banks and boutique advisers.… View full profile

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Justin Sadler

Adjunct Fellow (Private Wealth Management)AssocDipAcc MBA(Swinburne) AdvDipFS(FinPlan)

Justin most recently held the position of Executive Officer Member Relationships at Equipsuper. In this role Justin he led the member and employer relationship teams and was responsible for providing the fund’s member and employer propositions, including financial planning services to members. Justi… View full profile

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Elizabeth Sheedy

Associate Professor (Financial Risk Management)PhD(Macq) BCom(UNSW)

Elizabeth Sheedy is a financial risk expert. Prior to joining the university she worked for Macquarie Bank and Westpac where she worked in derivatives.… View full profile

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Mark Stewart

Corporate Finance

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Manda Trautwein

Adjunct Fellow (Applied Business Valuation)MAppFin(Macq) MAppTax(UNSW) BCom(Macq) CA

Manda is a director of William Buck’s corporate advisory services division in Sydney. She has significant experience in undertaking a variety of business, intangible asset and financial instrument valuations for a range of applications including independent expert reports, purchase price allocations… View full profile

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Rob Trevor

Associate Professor (Derivatives Valuation, Financial instruments, Individual Research Project A and B, PhD program) and Academic DirectorPhD MA(Princeton) BEc(Hons)(Sydney)

Rob has provided derivatives and risk management advice to a number of institutional clients (including Bankers Trust, BT Fund Management, Grant Samuel, Macquarie Bank and ING Direct) as well as Promontory Financial Group Australasia, the Australian Securities Commission and the Australian Stock Exc…

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James Waddell

Adjunct Fellow (Debt Capital Markets),MAppFin(Macq) BCom(UNSW) CPA

James Waddell is a Director in the Debt Markets Group at National Australia Bank. He has over 25 years’ experience in various roles in the financial markets and has worked across money, foreign exchange, derivative and debt capital markets.… View full profile

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Yintian Wang

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David Wing

Adjunct Fellow (Infrastructure and Property),MTax(UNSW), MAppFin (Macq), BComm LLB(UQ)

David has more than 20 years' experience in corporate finance as an advisor and arranger of development and investment capital. He has acted for many of Australia's leading development and construction companies as well as participating in numerous private and public capital raisings for a wide rang… View full profile

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Roland Winn

Senior Lecturer (Corporate Finance and Investment and Credit Analysis), PhD BEc(Hons)(Syd)

Roland has over 20 years’ investment industry experience. He was recently Manager of the Investment Analysis team at the Guardians of New Zealand Super, a sovereign wealth fund.… View full profile

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Jane Xu

Adjunct Fellow (Corporate Treasury Management),MBA(National University of Singapore), BEc(University of International Business and Economics)

Jane has 15 years’ experience in Corporate Treasury and Banking. She has been Treasury Director with GE in China for 9 years. She partners with Finance and business leaders to provide Treasury advisory such as funding, liquidity, cash management, FX and interest rate management, trade finance, opera…

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