Our management staff
Investment Management services
- Greg Fernance, Head of Investment and Capital Management
- Michael Rook, Associate Director - Debt Investments
- Andrew Batsakis, Associate Director - External Investments
- Dr Jon Glass, Investment Consultant
- Michael Ossege, Associate Director - Future Fund Investments
Investment Accounting services
Investment Management services
Greg was appointed to the position of Director of the Investment and Capital Management Office in January 2005, following an extensive career in the private sector spanning more than 20 years. During the mid-1990s he was Head of the Australian Fixed Interest Division of AMP Investments Pty Ltd. In 1998, Greg moved across to the Private Equity Division of AMP Investments where he spent several years as a Director within the investment banking team. Since joining the University in 2003, he has fulfilled a number of roles including that of Manager of Private Equity and Commercialisation. Greg is chairman of the Asset/Liability Committee, a member of the Gift Advisory Board and an integral part of the Investment and Commercialisation Committee (a committee of Senate).
Michael was appointed to the position of Manager Investment Markets in August 2004. He has more than 15 years’ experience in investment markets, with direct exposure to the management of all major domestic and international asset classes. This includes six years as fixed interest portfolio manager for a listed Australian general insurance group, with investments in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, the UK and the US. More recently Michael successfully completed consulting engagements with the NSW racing industry and NRMA Motoring and Services. Michael is a member of the Asset/Liability Committee.
Andrew joined the Investment and Capital Management team in mid-2006. He began his career at Westpac Institutional Banking as a Corporate Foreign Exchange dealer and treasury risk consultant. Andrew worked previously as a lawyer at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and has taught law at the University of Queensland. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA. Andrew is also a graduate of the Foundation and Endowment Asset Management Program from the London Business School. Andrew is the secretary of the Asset/Liability Committee and a member of the Gift Advisory Board.
Jon started with the Investment and Capital Management team in February 2009. He has worked in financial markets for over 25 years in several different areas. This includes stockbroking, investment management and asset consulting. One of his previous roles involved setting up and maintaining a global research effort inside an investment management company.
In a former life he was a Pure Mathematician specialising in algebraic geometry. He has continued his involvement with education by working on several committees within the investment world.
His work with the Investment and Capital Management team involves special projects.
Michael joined the ICM team in April 2013. He has more than 10 years investment and management experience gained in a variety of commercial roles across the financial, retail, manufacturing and consulting sectors, with a focus on financial and commercial management and business development functions.
Most recently Michael worked for an unlisted Sydney-based investment fund in the student housing sector focussing on the development and financing of new assets, the refinancing and restructuring of existing assets and strategy development.