Australian Management Team

The Australian Management team within Aberdeen Standard Investments comprises the senior executives within our organisation, who are responsible for major business areas.

Brett Jolie

Brett Jollie

Managing Director

Brett Jollie is Managing Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments in Australasia. In this role he oversees the corporate direction of the business and is responsible for ensuring all business functions work effectively and cohesively in achieving the Group’s strategic goals. Prior to Aberdeen’s merger with Standard Life in August 2017, Brett was Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management in Australia.

Brett has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Aberdeen in 2000 and has held roles in operations, product management, sales and marketing in Australia and the UK. Before joining Aberdeen, he worked for EquitiLink, Chase Manhattan Bank and Permanent Trustee Limited.

Brett is a Director of the Financial Services Council (FSC) , co-chairs the FSC’s Investment Board Committee and is a member of the FSC's Standards Oversight & Disciplinary Board Committee. He is also a Councillor of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University and Graduate Diplomas in Applied Finance and Investment, and Financial Planning, from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA). He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Stuart James

Stuart James

Head of Marketing and Business Strategy

Stuart James is a Director and Head of Marketing and Business Strategy for Aberdeen Standard Investments in Australia. Prior to Aberdeen’s merger with Standard Life in August 2017, Stuart was Head of Distribution at Aberdeen Asset Management in Australia.

Stuart joined Aberdeen in 1996 and has held various Distribution roles both in Australia and the UK.

Stuart holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

Gil Orski

Gil Orski

Chief Operating Officer

Gil Orski is a Director and Chief Operating Officer at Aberdeen Standard Investments where he first joined as legal counsel in 2006. His previous experience includes roles with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Financial Planning Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In his role he is responsible for the oversight of the operating activities within the Australian business with broader business management and coordination responsibilities. Gil is also a member of the Management Committee, Product Committee, Global Innovation Panel, Investor Protection Committee and Chair of the Operating Committee

Gil qualified with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) from the University of New South Wales and has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He is also admitted as a solicitor of the supreme court of New South Wales and participated in the INSEAD Aberdeen Leadership Development Program.

Shauna Osullivan

Shauna Osullivan

Head of Legal

Allison Monahan

Allison Monahan

HR Business Partner

Rory Marsh

Rory Marsh

Business Manager

Roneel Prasad

Roneel Prasad

Head of Compliance

Michelle Lopez

Michelle Lopez

Head of Australian Equities

Bill Haughey

Bill Haughey

Head of Infrastructure Investment

Jason Nyilas

Jason Nyilas

Head of Retirement and Product Specialist

Andrew Kophamel

Andrew Kophamel

Head of Data Management and Performance Measurements- Asia Pacific

  • Brett Jollie

    Managing Director

    Brett Jollie is Managing Director of Aberdeen Standard Investments in Australasia. In this role he oversees the corporate direction of the business and is responsible for ensuring all business functions work effectively and cohesively in achieving the Group’s strategic goals. Prior to Aberdeen’s merger with Standard Life in August 2017, Brett was Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management in Australia.

    Brett has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Aberdeen in 2000 and has held roles in operations, product management, sales and marketing in Australia and the UK. Before joining Aberdeen, he worked for EquitiLink, Chase Manhattan Bank and Permanent Trustee Limited.

    Brett is a Director of the Financial Services Council (FSC) , co-chairs the FSC’s Investment Board Committee and is a member of the FSC's Standards Oversight & Disciplinary Board Committee. He is also a Councillor of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.

    Brett holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University and Graduate Diplomas in Applied Finance and Investment, and Financial Planning, from the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA). He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Stuart James

    Head of Marketing and Business Strategy

    Stuart James is a Director and Head of Marketing and Business Strategy for Aberdeen Standard Investments in Australia. Prior to Aberdeen’s merger with Standard Life in August 2017, Stuart was Head of Distribution at Aberdeen Asset Management in Australia.

    Stuart joined Aberdeen in 1996 and has held various Distribution roles both in Australia and the UK.

    Stuart holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

  • Gil Orski

    Chief Operating Officer

    Gil Orski is a Director and Chief Operating Officer at Aberdeen Standard Investments where he first joined as legal counsel in 2006. His previous experience includes roles with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Financial Planning Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    In his role he is responsible for the oversight of the operating activities within the Australian business with broader business management and coordination responsibilities. Gil is also a member of the Management Committee, Product Committee, Global Innovation Panel, Investor Protection Committee and Chair of the Operating Committee

    Gil qualified with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) from the University of New South Wales and has a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He is also admitted as a solicitor of the supreme court of New South Wales and participated in the INSEAD Aberdeen Leadership Development Program.

  • Shauna Osullivan

    Head of Legal

  • Allison Monahan

    HR Business Partner

  • Rory Marsh

    Business Manager

  • Roneel Prasad

    Head of Compliance

  • Michelle Lopez

    Head of Australian Equities

  • Bill Haughey

    Head of Infrastructure Investment

  • Jason Nyilas

    Head of Retirement and Product Specialist

  • Andrew Kophamel

    Head of Data Management and Performance Measurements- Asia Pacific

In addition to the above named members, a representative of both the Distribution Team and Australian Fixed Income Team also attend each meeting on a rotating basis