Our People

JOSH MANNING

Chief Executive Officer and Investment Committee member

Josh Manning - CEO at Manning Asset Management

Josh has over 10 years’ experience in investment management. Prior to founding Manning Asset Management, Josh worked with JANA Investment Advisors, one of Australia’s largest Asset Consultants and advisor to many of Australia’s largest institutional investors. Josh worked with a range of both industry and retail superannuation funds along with various institutional clients who outsourced their investment management to JANA.

Prior to joining JANA Investment Advisors, Josh worked at Macquarie Bank leading a team of professionals responsible for originating equity and structured products. Josh has extensive experience in originating and managing complex investment products on behalf of clients, many of which have an underlying lending component. Josh is also active in the superannuation industry as a member of the ASFA NSW State Executive Advisory Committee.

Josh has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Business from Macquarie University, and qualified as an Accredited Derivatives Advisor.

ANDREW CHICK

Investment Committee member and Executive Director

Andrew Chick Executive Director and Investment Committee member at Manning Asset Management private debt fund manager Sydney

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in debt products, initially as a lawyer with Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) and more recently as a banker with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Prior to joining Manning Asset Management, Andrew worked for RBS for 20 years, including four years as CEO, Australia and New Zealand.

Andrew has held numerous debt product roles over his career, including Head of Debt Capital Markets, Australia and Head of Structured Finance, Asia Pacific. In addition to direct lending, he was responsible for managing a portfolio of $20 billion of structured credit facilities secured with loans originated by both banks and non-bank finance companies.

Andrew has a Law degree and a Commerce degree from The University of Queensland.

ADRIAN BENTLEY

Investment Committee member and Executive Director

Adrian Bentley Executive Director and Investment Committee member at Manning Asset Management private debt fund manager Sydney

Adrian has over 30 years’ experience in banking and financial markets. Prior to joining Manning Asset Management, Adrian worked for Macquarie Group for 15 years, most recently as Senior Advisor to the Corporate Asset Finance Group.

Previously he was Executive Director, Group Treasury, with global responsibility for limited recourse funding of the Group’s consumer and SME assets, and for oversight of Macquarie’s banking relationships.

Prior to these central executive roles, Adrian was Head of Debt Finance, holding global responsibility for Macquarie’s Debt Markets origination and structuring of client-based solutions.

Adrian has extensive experience with a broad range of debt products, especially structuring SME and consumer loan assets into investment products attractive to wholesale investors.

Adrian has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Honours degree from UNSW, and a Company Director Course award from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

PAUL EDWARDS

Investment Committee member and Executive Director

Paul Edwards Executive Director and Investment Committee member at Manning Asset Management private debt fund manager Sydney

A credit risk management veteran with over 40 years of service in the banking industry. Paul’s experience spans senior risk management positions in Treasury, Structured Finance, Margin Lending, Debtor Finance, Consumer Lending and Business Banking. Paul started his career in credit with Westpac working across multiple areas. His experience included being a senior member of Westpac’s Credit Risk Review Team, assessing various business units across the Westpac group. Most recently, Paul was Senior Manager, Specialised Credit Risk at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank holding the group’s highest Delegated Lending Authority. Paul was also a member of the Credit Risk Management and Policy committees at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.

Paul has a Bachelor of Economics (with Finance major) from Macquarie University.

TOM GALLAS

Management Accountant

Tom Gallas Management Accountant Manning Asset Management

Joining Manning Asset Management in 2017, Tom undertook a 6 month internship before returning to Paris to complete his Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from one of France’s top business schools. Previously Tom studied as an exchange student with Monash University and Macquarie University completing a postgraduate course in Applied Finance. Tom is passionate about Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, finishing in 2nd place for the TD Insurance: ‘Challenge the insurance of tomorrow – How can the IoT and Big Data help better serve policyholders’ global competition.