Meet The Team

One Investment Group distinguishes itself by employing highly proficient personnel with multifaceted and deep experience in the financial services industry. One Investment Group is comprised of in excess of 90 staff with experience in:

Funds Management
Risk Management
Investor Relations
Regulatory & Compliance

Our executive team have a minimum of 20 years’ financial services experience. The profiles below offer a brief insight into the history and skills of a number of our key personnel:

Chief Executive Officer

Frank Tearle

Before founding One Investment Group, Frank served in various roles at Allco Finance Group, including Head of Business Transition and Operations, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Office, fund manager of two funds, Director of the corporate finance team and General Counsel.

Prior to this corporate experience, Frank was a lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience working in major law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, funds management and corporate governance.

Frank has been a non-executive director of several companies, including the manager of a Singapore listed property trust and an APRA regulated insurance company.

Frank has a Masters in International Business Law from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Law (with Honours) from the University of Leicester.

Managing Director, Corporate Trust

Michael Sutherland

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry including 12 years’ experience in providing trustee, custody and administration services to the debt capital markets and funds management industry.

In this time Michael spent 7 years at Perpetual Limited where he was a senior lawyer in Perpetual’s legal teams. Michael has also spent a number of years in other business and legal roles including working in large, medium and boutique fund managers, retail banks, investment banks, structured credit providers and hedge funds, such as ANZ, ABN AMRO, AMP, Everest and Absolute Capital.

Michael also has experience acting as an executive director of Responsible Entities, ASX listed companies (executive director and company secretary) and acting as a member of investment, product, risk, audit and compliance committees.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Law from University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University. He is a member of the Australian Securitisation Forum and holds a current practising certificate from the NSW Law Society.

Director, Legal and Compliance

Sarah Wiesener

Sarah is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services arena across a range of roles, structures and asset classes.

She is a Chartered Company Secretary and has acted as Company Secretary to a number of listed property funds.

Sarah has been head of compliance for a number of listed property funds. She has been a member of investment committees and provided support to audit, risk, and compliance committees as well as remuneration and nomination committees.

Sarah has experience in structuring complex capital markets transactions in domestic and overseas jurisdictions (primarily debt, securitisation and collaterised debt structures) and has worked closely with management on a number of fund management products for wholesale and retail investors.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bristol University (Honours) and holds a current NSW practising certificate.

Chief Financial Officer

Lauro Ramos

Lauro joined One Investment Group in March 2011, having previously worked for Chevrolet Philippines as a member of the finance team.

Lauro has a depth of experience in planning and delivering monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements, general ledger creation and reconciliation, variance analysis, BAS GST calculation and lodgement.

In his role at One Investment Group, Lauro oversees the month end financial and AFSL reporting, consolidation of group results, monthly variance analysis reporting to the Board, preparation of the annual statutory accounts, contact point for external audits, supervision and guidance of the accounting team, ensuring compliance with statutory law, financial regulations, and accounting standards and supports in system changes to optimise financial and operational outcomes.

Lauro is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting (with Distinction) from the Sydney Institute of TAFE as well as a Bachelor of Science majoring in Management Accounting from Angeles University Foundation Philippines.

Managing Director, Custody

Shane Ritchie

Shane is a senior finance professional with more than 25 years’ operational experience within the financial industry both in Australia and overseas. Having worked at a number of custodians, fund managers and brokers, Shane has extensive experience with back and middle office functionality across numerous asset classes for both local and international markets.

Prior to joining OIG, Shane led the custody area at Mainstream Fund Services for 2 years, and prior to that ran the Overnight Operations team at NAB in Melbourne for 5 years.  Shane has also had management roles in project management, trade & settlements, corporate actions, FX, transitions, and customer service.  The bulk of Shane’s experience has been gained at organisations including Credit Suisse, JP Morgan, CLSA, State Street and National Australia Bank.

Managing Director, Trustee Operations

David Lom

David is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years professional experience, spanning both the professional and financial services sectors. David has a deep understanding of fund structures and has managed funds across all asset classes.

Prior to joining OIG David co-founded a start-up trustee company, which grew from zero dollars of assets under supervision to in excess of $500 million of assets under supervision in less than 2.5 years.

David was previously the Acting Head of Responsible Entity Services at Perpetual, where he led a team managing over 50 registered schemes with assets exceeding $7 billion.

David has also worked for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG in their audit and transaction services business units.

David is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his family.

Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Batchelor

Paul has a 40 year international career spanning financial services (banking, insurance, funds, asset and wealth management) business services, consulting and corporate advisory. His corporate roles have included Chairman, CEO, COO and CFO of a number of large financial institutions such as Colonial Limited and AMP Limited – which had $260 billion of assets under management and employed 25,000 internationally under his leadership as CEO.

His corporate advisory roles include as a Partner of Touche Ross & Co (now KPMG) prior to entering corporate life and as a private investor and corporate advisor to a number of listed companies, small to mid-market private businesses and private equity houses subsequent to corporate life.

Paul has an innate ability to see business scenarios from both sides of the boardroom table and deliver innovative strategic solutions. His extensive transaction experience includes demutualisations, acquisitions, divestments and IPOs from $50 million to $20 billion.

Paul is a non-executive director of a number of privately held companies and serves on the Investment Committee of the Australian Olympic Commission Foundation.

Non-Executive Chairman, Compliance Committee

Bleddyn Gambold

From 1982 – 1990 Bleddyn worked for the Bank of Bermuda in Bermuda, London and Hong Kong. He held senior positions within the Bank and specialised in the provision of a full range of trustee services, including settlement, custody, accounting, valuation and unit holder registration services to a significant number of international fund management companies.

In 1990, Bleddyn joined LGT Asset Management in Hong Kong. He moved to Sydney in 1997 where he was responsible for the management and administration of LGT’s operations in Australia.

Bleddyn has a degree in accountancy and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Non-Executive Compliance Committee Member

Marcus Elsum

Marcus has in excess of 25 years’ experience in managing and driving the development of small, medium and large businesses both in Australia and internationally. His experience includes senior roles in funds management, commercial finance and broking, investment banking, capital markets and chartered accounting.

Marcus has held senior executive positions at a range of financial services businesses including at Challenger Limited, Ashe Morgan, and UBS (in Sydney, New York and Tokyo). Marcus has also worked for Credit Suisse in London and Arthur Andersen in Melbourne.

Marcus holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, is a graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Chartered Accountant.

Non-Executive Director

Michelene Hart

Michelene has 30 years experience in financial services and corporate advisory – operating and advising at board level of companies ranging from large listed to small privately owned organisations.

Michelene has broad expertise across strategy, governance, risk management and finance utilised in wide range of corporate roles including CEO, Executive and Non-Executive Director, CFO, COO, Strategy and Group Company Secretary. She spent 15 years in senior executive positions with Colonial Limited and Commonwealth Bank of Australia before becoming CEO of a listed investment company and establishing, listing and running Australia’s first listed vineyard property trust.

Her transaction experience includes mergers, acquisitions, divestments, demutualisations and listing from $10 million to $10 billion and corporate advisory clients include listed, small to mid-market private business and private equity houses. Financial services experience includes asset management, superannuation, life and health insurance and banking sectors.

Michelene is an independent and strategic thinker with a questioning mind and an understanding of the commercial drivers of a business – who is able to quickly value to a business. A team player who uses strong communication, influencing, problem solving and leadership skills to achieve outcomes.

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