About Us

Karyn West

Managing Director

Karyn established Apostle in 2008 and has over 30 years of experience in the finance sector. She opened the office of Natixis Asset Management Australia in 2000 and introduced a number of their managers to the Institutional market. Previously she was at Rothschild Asset Management and ANZ Treasury. Karyn holds a BA in Business Law and Politics from Macquarie University and has completed her PRI Certification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitch Gunman

Director

Mitch Gunman is a Director at Apostle Funds Management, and member of the Apostle Board. Mitch leads institutional sales for the firm, working closely with Apostle’s institutional clients and consultants. He also works alongside the Managing Director on the company’s corporative initiatives and operations. In 2019, as part of a secondment, Mitch worked alongside one of Apostle’s managers, Kayne Anderson, to obtain further knowledge and insight of their products and to be able to better meet Apostle’s client needs. Prior to joining Apostle, Mitch worked for a Venture Capital firm in New Zealand and a private equity group in New York. Gunman holds a Bachelor of Finance and Accounting from Auckland University of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has completed his Responsible Investment Certification through the PRI Academy.

Eric Chu

Chief Operating Officer

Eric joins Apostle with 12 years of experience in financial services working in Fund accounting and COO roles.  He has a breadth of experience including multi class unit trusts, investment operations, compliance and unit registry. He has expertise in statutory reporting, tax distributions, client transactions, AFSL requirements and year end operations.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Accounting and qualifications in SQL and RG146.

Joe Unwin

Portfolio Manager

Joe is a portfolio manager at Apostle who is responsible for undertaking specific research for macro and investment risk purposes across our investments.  He works closely with the internal and external mangers to assist in constructing and implementing the portfolios.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Chinese from the University of Sydney and his PRI Responsible Investment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Spearing

Portfolio Manager

Steven joined Apostle Funds Management in 2022 as a Portfolio Manager. Steven has over 10 years of experience in financial markets across Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange. He joined Apostle from FIIG Securities where he managed the Fixed Income Execution and Sales Facilitation team, specializing in domestic and global credit. He previously worked at BNZ in New Zealand in Corporate and Institutional FX risk management and JBWere New Zealand in Fixed Income portfolio construction and execution.

Steven holds a Bachelor or Economics from NMMU in South Africa, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from UFS in South Africa and is in the process of completing his Master of Applied Economics from Macquarie University. Steven holds an PRI Certification in Understanding RI.

 

 

David Storm

David Storm

Sales Director

David has worked in the Financial Services Industry for over 30 years across Asset Management, Platforms, Advice and Trustee Services. David recently established Storm Capital Partners to assist and advise emerging Asset Managers and Platforms to design and implement contemporary Retail Product solutions. He has extensive experience in leading National Distribution Teams in the Retail Financial Intermediary market. David has worked for Citibank, Advance Asset Management, Ord Minnett, IOOF, Australian Wealth Management and Onevue in Senior Executive roles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Mackintosh

Sales Director

Luke has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, having held roles in Funds Management, stockbroking, and platform services. For most of his career, Luke has worked with Financial Advisers to implement effective portfolio solutions. Prior to joining Apostle, Luke held senior distribution roles with Wilson HTM, NabInvest and most recently Investors Mutual Limited. Luke has a Degree in Economics from Sydney University and is currently completing an MBA with the Adelaide Institute of Business.”

 

 

Anna Le

Anna Le

Associate

Anna joins Apostle with 15 years of experience in financial services to assist with servicing our clients and managers. With a background in client relationship management and operations, she will be providing administrative support and managing KYC, AML and financial reporting to the business.

Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Linguistics and Psychology.

Jade Zhang

Jade Zhang

Investment Operations Associate

Jade has recently joined Apostle Funds Management as Investment Operations Associate to provide a high level of support to the Chief Operating Officer and Investment Team. Before joining Apostle, Jade worked at State Street Australia for nearly 2 years, where she was responsible for all custody related work. Jade has also worked as Personal Banker at ANZ and Policy Support Advisor at Suncorp New Zealand.

Jade holds Bachelor of Commerce from University of Auckland and is currently studying her Master of Commerce in Finance and Accounting at UNSW

Grace Mahoney

Grace Mahoney

Marketing Assistant

Grace joined Apostle Funds Management as a Marketing Assistant to assist the team with all marketing and sales materials. Before joining Apostle, Grace worked in telecommunications for two years, working as a Business Account Executive at Optus. Grace has also worked as an Administration Assistant for CBA.

Grace is in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Marketing Communications and Events Management at The University of Technology Sydney

Eileen Lee

Eileen Li

Analyst

Eileen is an analyst providing support to the portfolio management team. Before joining Apostle, Eileen worked in a variety of investment-related roles, including as a consultant at ANZ, equity analyst at UNSW, and as an Economics tutor. Eileen is studying a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in Finance and Computer Science at the University of New South Wales.

Claude Pasquali

Non Executive Director of Apostle Funds Management

Claude has extensive financial, taxation and operational experience gained over 35 years as a Chartered Accountant and Finance Executive in public practice and in industry. Claude is an Associate Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow Member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent with the Australian Taxation Office.

Claude is a Principal of Forsyth GM Chartered Accountants.

 

 

 

Kate Mulligan

Independent Compliance Manager

Kate leads the legal practice for King Irving and specialises in fund creation and operation. Kate has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Services law and senior funds management roles.

In addition to being a Senior Associate at international legal practice Allens, she has been Managing Director of several funds management businesses, including Westpac’s Advance Asset Management. This combined experience gives her a practically informed approach. Kate is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Kate is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Payments Network Limited (AusPayNet) and chairs its IAC Issuers and Acquirers Forum. She served as a Non-Executive Director of Netwealth Holdings Limited, where she was a member of the Superannuation Trustee Board and Chair of the Audit Committee.