Investment Management and Professional Staff


Hugh MacNally B.A., ASIA, F Fin, OPM (Harvard) - Chairman

Hugh MacNallyHugh MacNally is a Director and the founder of PPM. He has been a full time executive of PPM since 1995 and is responsible for management of portfolios and the analysis of investment opportunities.

Prior to founding PPM, Hugh was the Investment Manager at Permanent Trustee Company, where he had responsibility for the management of a large number of portfolios on behalf of estates, individuals and charities, totalling $900 million.

Prior to joining Permanent Trustees, Hugh was an analyst and later investment manager at APA Assurance covering Australian and New Zealand equities. Hugh commenced his career in 1984 and has completed the OPM management course at Harvard Business School.


Peter Reed, B.Ec., LLB - Director

Peter ReedPeter Reed joined PPM in July 2007 to undertake stock research and portfolio management. Peter spent 8 years during the 1990's with Chase Bank in Tokyo managing international equity portfolios.

In 2001 Peter relocated back to Australia, where he joined QBE Insurance, managing Australian and New Zealand equity portfolios. Funds under management within the investment division at the time were in excess of $15 billion.

Peter holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney.



Andrew Beirne, B.Bus., MBA, C.A. - Portfolio Manager

Andrew BeirneAndrew Beirne is a Portfolio Manager responsible for research and investment management of Australian and international equities.

Prior to joining PPM, Andrew worked in investment management and research with ING Investment Management, MIR, Hartley Poynton, and UBS, in Sydney, New York and London.  His earlier employment was in chartered accounting with BDO. 

Andrew has over 20 years investment management and research experience. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Garry Byrnes, B.Comm, GDip Fin Planning, Fellow Finsia - Portfolio Manager

Garry Byrnes

Garry Byrnes joined PPM in 2014 as a portfolio manager responsible for research and investment management in domestic and international equities.

Garry has had extensive experience in the securities industry with a career spanning over 50 years. He was a member of the Australian Stock Exchange (pre demutualisation) and enjoyed several years with Industrial Equity Limited (Sir Ron Brierley), analysing companies, before returning to stockbroking where he participated in institutional client activity as a partner of stockbroking firms, R.F.Arthur & Co and Lamploughs. Garry was a senior private client advisor with Deutsche Bank for 7 years and recently has been a representative of Chancellor Hattersley Lloyd focusing on researching listed companies and advising select clients.


Ian Hardy, B.Ec., F Fin - Portfolio Manager

Ian HardyIan Hardy is a Portfolio Manager responsible for research and investment management of fixed interest and equities.

Prior to joining PPM, Ian was Chief Investment Officer at Centric Wealth where he was responsible for $400 million in funds under management. Before Centric, Ian played a key role in building the Challenger business, where he was Group Chief Investment Officer with responsibility for more than $8 billion in funds.

Ian has over 30 years investment management and research experience.


Franklin Djohan, B.Bus., MBA, CPA - Investment Analyst

Franklin DjohanFranklin Djohan joined PPM in 2005, and is responsible for investment research for both domestic and international equities. Prior to joining the investment management team, Franklin was the fund accountant responsible for portfolio accounting and reporting at PPM.

Franklin holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance, and a Master of Business Administration. He is a member of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA).



Sally Humphris, BEc - Business Development Manager

Sally HumphrisSally Humphris joined PPM in 2016 as a business development manager responsible for generating new distribution channels for client acquisition. 

Sally commenced her career as a research analyst with stockbroking firm, Hambros Equities and was later an executive director of the independent research firm, Property Investment Research P/L.  An extensive career in Funds management followed, principally at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Macquarie Bank covering both retail and institutional distribution, involving also product management responsibilities.

More recently Sally was Head of Sales at Ignition Wealth, a start up fintech business where she was also a member of the Investment Committee. 

Sally holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and is RG146 compliant and a member of the AIST.


Samantha O'Connor, B.Bus., B.Laws, GIA Cert - General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer

Samantha O'ConnorSamantha O’Connor joined PPM in 2015 as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for PPM legal, governance, business planning and strategy. 

Prior to joining PPM Samantha was a Vice President, Business Planning Unit Head, for Citibank in Japan for 5 years. Samantha started her career in funds management at Bankers Trust Australia Limited in 1995 as a Legal Manager and then as a Regulatory Manager and Project Financer at Bankers Trust and later at Burnvoir Corporate Finance.

Samantha holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Laws. She is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.


Investment Management & Professional Staff

PPM employs a highly qualified group of professionals in the areas of investment research & portfolio management, investment administration & reporting, settlement, accounting, compliance, corporate development, and general administration. Our staff hold a variety of advanced degrees, industry accreditations, and specialist qualifications.