Investment Committee

The Investment Committee members will initially comprise Chris Cuffe, Lorraine Berends, Brett Paton, Michael Traill, Gary Weiss, Geoff Wilson and David Wright, all of whom have agreed to provide their services on a pro bono basis.

Once substantially invested, the Investment Committee expects to meet quarterly to review the Portfolio and ensure that HM1 continues to deliver on its stated investment objectives and Investment Strategy.

Please refer to the Board section for the background details of Chris Cuffe, Lorraine Berends, Michael Traill, Gary Weiss, Geoff Wilson and David Wright.

Brett Paton

 Brett Paton

Investment Committee Member

Brett Paton

  Brett  Paton

Investment Committee Member

Brett is currently Chairman of Escala Partners and Chairman of PLC Asset Management.
He has worked in a range of senior positions including Vice Chairman at UBS Australia where he spent 23 years. Brett also spent 5 years at Citi serving as Vice Chairman Australia, Institutional Clients Group. Brett has served as a Non-Executive Director of Tabcorp and Chair of Audit and Risk for its demerged entity, Echo Entertainment, giving him valuable insights into the functions expected of ASX 100 boards. He was a Council Member at RMIT University and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Paul Rayson

 Paul Rayson

Investment Committee Member

Paul Rayson

  Paul  Rayson

Investment Committee Member

Paul has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience in investment markets, technology, retail banking, risk management and insurance. 

Paul is the former Managing Director of CommSec, Australia’s leading online broker and former Managing Director of Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Ltd. Paul has also held a number of CFO and governance positions across large financial services businesses. Prior to financial services, Paul held senior roles in Chartered Accounting and Consulting firms specialising in corporate advisory and strategy.  

Paul holds a Commerce degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.