Our People

About Crispin

Crispin combines expertise in equities research with a strong track record leading Australian and European equities funds.

He is responsible for managing a number of our flagship funds, as well as leading one of the largest equities teams in Australia. After joining the business in 2003, funds under his watch have outperformed the market 11/13 years.

With 26 years’ industry experience, Crispin holds an Honours degree in Economics and Human Geography from Reading University in the United Kingdom.

Australian Equities Team

Crispin Murray

Head of Equities
Australian Equities

About Vimal

With the goal of building the most defensive line of funds in Australia, Vimal oversees $16.4 billion invested across Income, Composite, Pure Alpha, Global and Australian Government strategies. In June 2010 Vimal was appointed Head of Income & Fixed Interest and is responsible for setting the strategy, processes and risk management for both the boutique and all funds managed within it.

Prior to BT Investment Management, Vimal was responsible for sovereign global bond portfolios at Aviva Investors, where he was the lead fund manager for Global Aggregate Bond Funds and worked on G7 and FIM hedge funds. He has previously worked with Scottish Mutual and Murray Johnstone.

Graduating with First Class Honours, Vimal obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree (Economics and Computer Science) from Salford University.

Income & Fixed Interest Team

Recent articles by Vimal

Vimal Gor

Head of Income & Fixed Interest
Income & Fixed Interest

About Ashley

Ashley was appointed as BT Investment’s Head of Global Equities Boutique in 2016 and is responsible for setting the strategy, processes and risk management for both the boutique and funds managed within it. Ashley’s experience in the finance industry spans over twenty years, including roles in petroleum economics, global energy investment analysis and 20 years as a global equities fund manager. Prior to this Ashley was an original shareholder, board member and managed the global equities strategy at PM Capital Ltd. His global fund achieved strong performance over short and longer term periods and was awarded the “Best Australian Based Global Equity Manager of the Year 2015” by the Australian Fund Manager Foundation and “International Equities (Alternative Strategies) Fund of the Year 2015” by Zenith/ Professional Planners Association. Ashley is a life member of the Friends of Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian Library Oxford University, the International Society of Petroleum Engineers and the International Association of Energy Economics. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Petroleum (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New England (with a dual major in Financial and Economic Development of Emerging Economies). Ashley is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Global Equities Team

Funds managed by Ashley

Ashley Pittard

Head of Global Equities
Global Equities

About Michael

Michael joined BTIM in August 2017 and leads the Diversified Strategies team. Michael has over 20 years’ investment management and consulting experience and joined BTIM from First State Super, where he was Head of Investment Strategy since January 2014. In this role, Michael was responsible for the establishment of an active asset allocation process and led the Fund’s Investment Strategy Team. Prior to this appointment, Michael was Head of Diversified Strategies at Perpetual for over five years, with portfolio management responsibilities for the manager’s range of diversified funds.  Michael’s prior experience includes over 10 years in consulting roles at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson) and NSP Buck.

Michael is a qualified actuary and holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Diversified Strategies Team

Michael Blayney

Head of Multi-Asset
Diversified Strategies

About James


James Evans was appointed a Non-executive Director of BTIM on 2 June 2010 and the Non-executive Chairman on 6 December 2013. 

James has over 40 years’ of corporate experience. His most recent executive role, which he held from 2003 to 2008, was as the Chief Risk Officer, Wealth Management at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. As part of this role, James held directorships in the Commonwealth Bank’s funds management, general insurance, life insurance and lease financing businesses. James also held a number of other senior executive roles with the Commonwealth Bank in the areas of finance, accounting, business development and strategy.

Before joining the Commonwealth Bank in 1996, James was a senior executive with Lend Lease in the Property Investment Services Group, holding directorships of property investment and joint venture companies. Prior to that, James held senior executive positions at GEC Australia and Grace Bros.

James is currently a non-executive director of Investa Wholesale Funds Management Limited and Suncorp Portfolio Services Limited. He has previously been a non-executive director of Australian Infrastructure Fund Limited (2010–2013), Hastings Funds Management Limited (2009-2016) and J O Hambro Capital Management Holdings Limited (2010–2016).

Other Board Directors

James Evans

Independent Non-executive Chairman
Board of Directors

About Emilio

BCom (Ec), CFA

Emilio Gonzalez is the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in January 2010, Emilio was Group Executive, Global Equities at Perpetual Limited. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Investment Officer for seven years. During his early tenure at Perpetual, Emilio was responsible for establishing and running a currency program, tactical asset allocation strategies, Perpetual’s diversified and balanced funds, as well as being Head of Research.

Prior to joining Perpetual, Emilio worked as the Chief Dealer at Nikko Securities (Australia) Limited and as a retail client adviser at Norths Stockbroking Limited. Emilio is also a director and Chairman of BTIMFS and BTIMI, a director of J O Hambro Capital Management Holdings Limited, a director of BTIM UK Limited and a director of JOHCM (USA) Inc.

Other Board Directors

Recent articles by Emilio

Emilio Gonzalez

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Board of Directors

About Andrew

BAgEc (Hons), A Fin

Andrew Fay was appointed a Non-executive Director of BTIM on 1 October 2011. He is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector and was Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Asset Management (Australia) Limited from 2005 to 2008 and Chief Investment Officer from 2000 to 2008. Prior to that, he held a number of other senior investment roles at Deutsche Asset Management and previously at AMP Capital. From 1998 to 2006, he was a member of the Investment Board Committee of the Financial Services Council.

Andrew is a Non-executive Director of J O Hambro Capital Management Holdings Limited, Gateway Lifestyle Operations Limited, Spark Infrastructure RE Limited, South Australia Power Networks and Victoria Power Networks Pty Limited.

Andrew has previously been the Chairman and a Non-executive Director of Deutsche Asset Management (Australia) Limited (2008-2011) and a Non-executive Director of Deutsche Managed Investments Limited.

Other Board Directors

Andrew Fay

Independent Non-executive Director
Board of Directors

About Deborah


Deborah Page was appointed a Non-executive Director of BTIM on 7 April 2014 and is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Deborah is currently a Non-executive Director of Brickworks Limited, GBST Holdings Limited and Service Stream Limited and an Advisory Board Member of Focus Care Solutions. Deborah has previously been the Chairman of Investa Office Fund (2011-2016) and a Non-executive Director of Australian Renewable Fuels Limited (2012-2015). Deborah held a number of senior executive roles with the Commonwealth Bank, Allen Allen & Hemsley and the Lend Lease Group. Prior to undertaking those roles, Mrs Page was a Partner at KPMG Peat Marwick/Touche Ross.

Other Board Directors

Deborah Page

Independent Non-executive Director
Board of Directors

About Kathryn

BSc, BEc

Kathryn Matthews was appointed Non-executive Director of BTIM on 1 December 2016 and is a member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Kathryn, who is based in the United Kingdom, has 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She has held executive positions in global asset management businesses in the UK and Hong Kong, including Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific ex Japan at Fidelity International based in Hong Kong and Head of Portfolio Strategies Group & Global Equities Team at Fidelity Investments in the UK. She commenced her career at Baring Asset Management, holding a broad range of roles over sixteen years, including as the Head of Institutional Business, Europe & UK.

Kathryn is currently a Non-executive Director of the following UK based companies: Rathbone Brothers, JP Morgan Chinese Investment Trust, Aperam and the Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust, having previously served as the Chairman of the Trust between 2013 and 2016. Kathryn is also a Member of the Council and Chairman of Pension Trustees for the Duchy of Lancaster, the private estate of the British sovereign and a Member of the Board of Trustees for The Nuffield Trust and a current Non-executive Director of Hermes Fund Managers Limited. Due to potential conflicts of interest with her role at BTIM, Kathryn will step down as a Director of Hermes on 31 January 2017.

Other Board Directors

Kathryn Matthews

Independent Non-executive Director
Board of Directors