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.

Serious Look

Managing Director & Principal Consultant


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.

Doug Talbot

Managing Director & Principal Consultant


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.

David Calistro

Director & Principal Consultant


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.

Ryan Temby

Senior Consultant - Superannuation Data & Analytics


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

Consultant - Insurance & Super Transformation


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.

Karen Taylor

Consultant - Investment Front & Middle Office


Karen is a seasoned investment projects professional with over 20 years Investment Management sector experience. Her experience in the financial services sector extends across multiple front and middle office positions in Funds Management, Private Wealth Management & IT Vendors.


She has held portfolio  responsibilities in institutional domestic and global equities, fixed income, derivative and FX markets, plus multi-asset class Managed Accounts (IMA/SMA) for high net worth clients. Karen’s focus for clients is analysis and implementation where they leverage her OMS / EMS system experience and analytical skills to analyse, document and implement new Investment processes and systems.

Gary Cullen

Consultant - Investment Data, Operations & IT


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.

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Chris Graham

Senior Consultant - Investment & Wealth Technology


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

Consultant - Performance & Risk Analytics


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


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


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.

Kai Robotham

Consultant - Insurance & Super Transformation


A highly accomplished senior financial services and life insurance professional with in-depth knowledge of Superannuation, Group, Corporate and Retail Life products in the domestic and international market possessing extensive experience in business analysis, transformation, Fund mergers/demergers, operational and project management.

A pragmatic, enthusiastic resource with a proven track record in delivering client solutions.