Our Team

Robert Millner

Robert Millner

Chairman
FAICD

Rob has over 35 years’ experience in the investment industry.

Rob’s current company directorships include Washington H Soul Pattinson & Company Limited since 1984 and Chairman since 1998 a period which has seen the market capitalisation grow from circa $700 million to over $5 billion today, TPG Telecom (since 2000), Brickworks Limited (since 1997, Chairman since 1999), New Hope Corporation (since 1995, Chairman since 1998), BKI Investment Company (since 2003, Chairman since 2003) and Milton Corporation (since 1998, Chairman since 2002).

Tom Millner

Tom Millner

Director and Portfolio Manager
B.Des (Industrial), GDipAppFin, F Fin, GAICD

Tom has 19 years’ experience in investment markets. Prior to the establishment of Contact Asset Management, Tom was Chief Executive Officer of BKI Investment Company from 2008 to 2016 – a period in which total assets grew from $440 million to almost $1 billion.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of Newcastle, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Current directorships include Washington H Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (since 2011) and New Hope Corporation Limited (since 2015).

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Will Culbert

Will Culbert

Director and Portfolio Manager
B.Bus, MCom, GDipAppFin, F Fin, GAICD

Will has 20 years’ experience in the funds management industry in Australia and the UK. Prior to the establishment of Contact Asset Management in 2016, Will was Portfolio Manager for BKI Investment Company for 3 years. Will spent 11 years with Invesco Asset Management (formerly Concord Capital Pty Ltd) as an Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager. He has also worked for the Bank of New York and Challenger Group.

Will holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment and a Masters of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Jakov Maleš

Jakov Maleš

Senior Investment Analyst
B. Com, MBus, CFA

Jakov has 25 years of asset management experience as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Contact, Jakov was Head of Australian Equities at UBS Asset Management for 12 years. Whilst at UBS Jakov also held the position of Executive Director, Portfolio Manager Australian Equities. Prior to his time at UBS, he was Head of Equities at Allianz Global Investors for five years and also worked for Constellation Capital Management and Deutsche Asset Management.

Jakov holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW, Master of Business from the University Technology Sydney, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst from the CFA Institute.

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Rob Horne

Rob Horne

Investment Analyst
GCertCom, GDipCom

Rob joined Contact in 2019 as an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining Contact, Rob had a successful professional Rugby career spanning over ten years. He represented NSW and Australia and also played professionally in the UK. Rob held Senior Leadership Positions throughout his career.

Rob holds a Graduate Certificate in Commerce from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Commerce from Charles Sturt University and is currently completing a Master of Commerce.

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