Our People

Murray Doyle

Director

Has worked in financial markets since 1980. The majority of that time was in the stock broking industry where he and several colleagues formed Doyle Paterson Brown Ltd. After that business was acquired by Deutsche Bank, Murray pursued private interests until forming Aspiring Asset Management Limited in 2006.

Stephen Montgomery

Director

Has worked in financial markets since 1976. His experience spans stockbroking, fixed interest trading and funds management. Prior to establishing Aspiring Asset Management Limited he spent 13 years as Equity Manager at the ACC.

John Rattray

Director

Has worked in financial markets since 1980. He was Head of Equities for the New Zealand business of Ord Minnett, and subsequently NZ Chairman when the firm was taken over by J P Morgan. He successfully managed money on behalf of several individuals and entities before forming Aspiring Asset Management Limited.

Campbell Stuart

Director

Has worked in financial markets since 1985. His experience includes accounting, periods as a research analyst and investment manager before becoming the Head of Equities/CEO for UBS for 17 years. Campbell has a Bcom.CA

Lance Reynolds

Director

Has worked in financial markets since 2001. His stockbroking experience includes a wide range of sectors in equities research and portfolio construction advisory to a number of Australasian share funds. Prior to joining Aspiring, Lance was the NZ Equities Research Strategist for UBS.

Peter Wright

Director

Has been involved in financial markets since 1987. He was with Morgan Stanley Investment Management for 18 years based in London and Singapore where he was co-head of International Equities responsible for actively managing over $US30bn for institutional clients before returning to New Zealand in 2015. Peter holds a commerce degree from Victoria University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Marian Crookbain

Head of Compliance and Operations

After training as a legal executive Marian developed an interest in IT leading to a career in IT and marketing. She joined Aspiring over 10 years ago and is Head of Compliance and Operations.

Tom Davidson

Research Analyst

Tom joined Aspiring in 2014. Tom is a chartered accountant, having worked as an accountant for Deloitte and in the FMCG, Telecommunications and Media industries in NZ and the UK, and as a management consultant to the Financial Services Industry in London. Tom’s main responsibilities include investment research, portfolio analytics and reporting.