Executive Team

Andrew McKie, CFA BEcon, F Fin
Portfolio Manager, CEO

Andrew McKie is a Portfolio Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Elston Group. Andrew’s role includes portfolio construction and management, supervision, development and feedback on the research process and mentoring the Analysts. Andrew is co-founder of the Elston Group.

Andrew has over 18 years of experience in the investment industry including managing high net worth discretionary portfolios and managed accounts since 2005.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland (UQ) and a Graduate Diploma in both Applied Finance and Investments and Financial Planning. Andrew is also a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Bruce Williams, CFA BBus, F Fin, GAICD
Portfolio Manager, Executive Director

Bruce Williams is a Portfolio Manager and Executive Director of the Elston Group. Bruce’s role includes portfolio construction and management, supervision, development and feedback on the research process and mentoring the Analysts. Bruce is co-founder of the Elston Group.

Bruce has over 18 years of experience in the investment management industry gained both locally and overseas including managing high net worth discretionary portfolios and managed accounts since 2005.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Queensland (UQ) and a Graduate Diploma in both Applied Finance and Investments and Financial Planning. Bruce is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Peter McVeigh MAICD, BBus (B&F), GradDipAppFin, GradDipFP
Executive Chairman

Elston Executive Chairman, Peter McVeigh, has a wealth of experience in the finance industry. Building on tertiary qualifications in Economics, Banking and Finance, Peter took on the role of loans officer at PIBA and QIDC before working in research at Henderson Charlton Stockbrokers. Peter also has Graduate Diplomas in Applied Finance & Investment and Financial Planning.

Damon Bensein

Head of Private Wealth, Damon Bensein has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Funds Management and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. He also holds an RG146 Authorised Representative Accreditation and is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

The Commonwealth Bank kicked off a career that quickly advanced to an advisory role with Wilson HTM. Today he advises Elston’s clients on the best way to grow and protect their investment portfolios.

Nick Revis, CFA BBus, MBus(AppFin)
Head of Asset Management

Nick Revis joined Elston in June 2015. As Head of Asset Management, Nick’s role includes supervision and development of the asset management business. Nick also supports the Portfolio Managers and coaches the Analysts whilst reviewing portfolio risk management.

Nick over 10 years of experience in the investment management industry. Prior to joining Elston, Nick held a key role in investment and operational due diligence for an ASX-listed company specialising in developing strategic partnerships with international and Australian fund managers across a diverse range of asset classes. His experience involved functions relating to Investments, Operations, Product Development and Distribution as well as Responsible Manager (RM) duties. Previously, Nick was employed with Wilson HTM Investment Group as a Performance Analyst.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and a Masters of Business (Applied Finance), both from Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Nick has also earned the right to use the CFA designation.

Ben McNamara

Ben is a highly experienced financial planner who has unique knowledge of Managed Discretionary Accounts and high level strategy advice. He supports all facets of our partnerships with external practices. Ben was heavily involved in the development of Elston funds management systems from inception, has a deep understanding of practice management issues and is passionate about all aspects of the investment industry. Ben holds a Bachelor of Finance and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services.

Mark Smith

With over 16 years experience in the wealth management industry in both the UK and Australia, including the previous fourteen years with Macquarie Bank in a variety of roles involving training, relationship management and sales. Mark was appointed an Associate Director of Macquarie in 2011 and was most recently Senior Sales Manager (QLD).

During my time at Macquarie I focused on supporting accountants, financial planners, stockbrokers and administrators with improving their advice businesses by having a positive solutions focused approach to my work, and by building trust, respect and goodwill with all of my clients. Mark holds a BA (Comms) from University of QLD and RG146 from Kaplan.

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