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Our Team

1886 consulting brings together a leadership network of proven professionals who connect as a team to deliver outcomes for clients. Decades of industry experience in helping the asset and wealth community be better. Read below to learn more about some of the senior members of our exceptional team.

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DOUG TALBOT

Managing Director & Principal Consultant

SYDNEY

After a successful two-decade career at 
AMP Capital, Doug founded 1886 Consulting combining both his broad senior executive experience in Asset Management strategy, 
Data and Technology strategy, Transformation program design and leadership, and a team 
of specialist industry professionals.

 

Doug’s core focus is on ensuring our clients a clear about their unique value proposition and applying an end to end market relevant view of their change.

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Doug Talbot

Managing Director & Principal Consultant

SYDNEY

After a successful two-decade career at 
AMP Capital, Doug founded 1886 Consulting combining both his broad senior executive experience in Asset Management strategy, 
Data and Technology strategy, Transformation program design and leadership, and a team 
of specialist industry professionals.

 

In addition to leading the 1886 business, Doug provides clients with Investment leadership, Business transformation, Technology, Data and Operations Services.

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David Calistro

Executive Director & Principal Consultant

MELBOURNE

David is an executive consultant with proven experience in strategic planning and delivering business capabilities, analytics, digital, information and technology solutions.

David’s core focus is on ensuring business and technology strategies, capabilities and frameworks are effectively facilitating and enabling organisational and business strategy objectives.

David has over 15 years of experience working in senior and executive level roles across strategy, data and technology within the investment, super and wealth industries.

Barnaby Edmunds

Principal Consultant

SYDNEY

Barney is an experienced Asset Management professional with 18+ years of experience in the asset and investment management industry. Barney spent much of this time working in business management for the office of the CIO in a global Asset Management organisation. A key area of focus was providing strategic direction and management of the equities platforms.
 
More recently, Barney has moved into consultancy where his focus is on developing Investment Target Operating Models, platforms / process improvement and execution strategies for large global Asset Managers and Asset Owners.

 
Barney has extensive global trading knowledge covering execution capabilities, platforms, regulations, and best execution as well as a thorough knowledge of front office investment technology across the vendor landscape encompassing all major PMS, execution, and risk management solutions.

Chris Robertson

Principal Consultant

SYDNEY

Chris has 30 years of financial services experience in Asset and Wealth Management with demonstrated success in combining investment strategy expertise and project management across a wide range of organisations to deliver on strategic outcomes.

Chris has actively led and delivered projects and change initiatives across end to end system selection, strategic organisation reviews, investment product sales and marketing, process improvements and regulatory change.


Chris specialises in: portfolio management, investment research, data science, machine learning, trading systems, asset allocation, investment performance and analytics, investment risk, investment operations, technology, data management, quantitative investment management, product development, product strategy planning, operational strategy. 

Ryan Temby

Senior Consultant - Superannuation Data & Analytics

MELBOURNE

Ryan is an experienced business intelligence professional, specialising in creating and leading capability to enable empowerment through data driven insights.

He has a value, goal and outcome based approach to work, focusing on consultation, pragmatism, reuse, and iteration.

Ryan has experience in a variety of roles within the superannuation landscape which includes leading the requirements gathering and training for a work management system for 700+ users, leading a team of business analysts on a greenfield data warehouse project with a $5 million+ budget, and leading the data warehouse, reporting and analytics functions for Australia’s largest corporate super fund.

Aaron Robotham

Senior Consultant - Insurance & Super Transformation

MELBOURNE

A highly motivated, analytical management and process improvement professional, specialising in the financial services, insurance and superannuation industries.

Aaron is experienced across both large and small-scale information technology implementations gained in Australian wealth management and financial services organisations.

With a proven track record of process improvement, IT issue remediation, product development and implementation of both strategic and tactical solutions, Aaron brings a strong focus on team building, leadership and enabling team members to reach and exceed their potential.

Daniel O'Keefe

Senior Consultant - Investment Data & Operations

SYDNEY

Dan has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in funds management and financial services organisations.

 

Dan is an experienced Investment Management professional, delivering projects of diverse scale and complexity; and transforming business processes to create more efficient, integrated, cost effective, and productive operating models.

 

Dan as extensive knowledge and hands on experience in the implementation of Investment data management solutions and the redesign of Investment Services operating models, roles, and workflows.

Gary Cullen

Senior Consultant - Investment Data, Operations & IT

SYDNEY

Gary is a very experienced Investment Management and Technology professional with 25 years industry experience. Combining operational experience at large global institutions with Investment transformation experience across Investment Services, Data Management, Investment Performance and Risk he is a valuable member of any Investment transformation program.


He thoroughly understands the value chain of an Investments business having helped boutique Asset Manager set up their end to end operational platform and implemented specific Investment data and performance solutions.


He has direct experience working with investment industry vendors such as Matrix IDMS, BlackRock Aladdin, IRESS, Bloomberg, FactSet, Eze Software, Omgeo, StatPro.

Chris Graham

Senior Consultant - Investment & Wealth Technology

SYDNEY

A results driven financial services technology professional with over 24 years extensive experience in Financial Services across IT project delivery, management, continuous improvement, architecture and development.


Strengths in successfully delivering challenging and complex initiatives, focused on providing effective leadership developing and empowering individuals and teams. I am passionate about building high performance execution teams focused on delivering business & customer value. Key to this is continually exploring improvement and innovation practices to support strategic goals. My adaptive and conscientious approach has enabled my success to deliver outstanding value.

Sue Ann Leong

Senior Consultant - Performance & Risk Analytics

SYDNEY

Sue Ann is an experienced Investment Performance and Risk professional with over 15 years experience in Asset Management, Project and Risk Software. Her strong understanding of Multi Asset class portfolios and investment stakeholder needs enables her to build trusted rapport with clients.

Sue Ann has lead teams and delivered projects using this experience to analyse clients’ performance and risk requirements and represent Investment teams needs into technology and project implementation teams. She has experience in strategy analysis and planning, facilitating end user workshops, identifying business improvement opportunities, and managing end-to-end delivery of system implementations.

Elizabeth Hardy

Senior Consultant - Financial Services Project Delivery

SYDNEY

A project delivery and change management professional with 15 years experience in the Financial Services industry across Banking, Investment Management and Wealth Management.

Liz is passionate about implementing projects and initiatives positively and efficiently in challenging and fast paced environments. She does this through connecting with people using a common-sense approach and being genuine to build great relationships and deliver successfully.

Ghanisha Sahni

Senior Consultant - Performance & Risk Analytics

SYDNEY

Ghanisha has extensive experience across various reporting & analytics roles in asset management and has diverse expertise across all asset classes bringing together risk and performance to provide a holistic view of portfolio management.

She has proven experience from system selection & implementation through to delivery of tailored analytics to diverse audiences with a keen interest in data analytics, communication of insights & simplification/process improvement.

Ai Lin Tan

Consultant - Investment Data & Technology

SYDNEY

Having worked as a developer and systems analyst in finance for the last 8 years,  Ai Lin has developed a broad set of skills and deep knowledge within the Investment Management field.

Ai Lin has specialist experience and knowledge in the development, implementation and support of Investment Data Management processes and solutions including, requirements, analysis, design, development, integration, testing, deployment and ongoing analysis and reporting services to end users.

Holly Savage

Senior Consultant - Financial Services Project Delivery

MELBOURNE

Holly is a versatile and creative problem solver known for achieving outcomes through collaboration and identifying innovative methods to create value.  She provides a strategic bridge across business and technology to facilitate successful commercial outcomes.

 

Holly’s successes have been through combining key strengths in developing data driven product strategy and delivering on the commercial details.  This includes her ability to successfully blend technology and techniques, build high performing teams and products, and deliver business value.

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Divyateja Bodhanapati

Consultant - Financial Services Business Analysis

MELBOURNE

Divya has over 12 years of experience in Business Analysis working across Financial Services, Superannuation, Insurance, and Government sectors.

 

Divya has experience in Business, Technology and Digital Transformational projects and has an excellent understanding of financial processes, products and underlying technology including Digital platforms, Payments, Cloud-Based Solutions and Regulatory Compliance.

 

Divya has a development background and has been able to use this strong foundation to successfully create customer journeys for human centred design and design thinking methodology which improved Customer and User experience.

Gary Bruce

Consultant - Financial Services Business Analysis

BRISBANE

Gary is a Business Analyst with extensive experience in the Insurance and Superannuation industry. He has proven experience in legislative change, process improvements and system enhancements.

Gary is skilled in Agile and Waterfall methodologies having worked in traditional project environments and with Scrum teams on technology projects. Gary also has experience working in hybrid project environments.

Gary recently rolled out a Regulatory Governance framework for ASIC and APRA returns and introduced a series of new APRA returns and ASIC disclosures.

Jane Petrie

Senior Consultant - Investment Data/Analytics Architecture & Operations

SYDNEY

Jane is a highly skilled and experienced Investment data professional with nearly 20 years of experience working across all facets of data capabilities. Jane's key focus areas include data solution architecture, design, and delivery of scalable and resilient data solutions.

Jane has recently led the design and implementation of a new Investment data operating model including the establishment of an outsourced managed Investment data service and data management platform, an internal Investment reporting and analytics solution and a data function providing data processes and services.

 

This included establishing and leading the data analytics and report delivery capabilities including development of Investment data warehouse and BI products using modern data technologies.