Our Principals and Investment Committee members have backgrounds in strategy, finance, banking, executive management, law, operations, corporate development and funds management. This broad range of experience enables us to provide a strong balance of governance, compliance, and commercial skills required to make appropriate investment decisions and to subsequently monitor and proactively support the investment portfolio performance of each Vantage managed fund of funds. With global reach and influential business and private equity manager relationships, we provide a base of powerful expertise and resources that we extend to our clients and investors.

Michael Tobin

BE, MBA, DFS, FAICD / Managing Director

Michael Tobin has responsibility for overseeing all Private Equity investment management and advisory activity at Vantage and has over 25 years experience in Private Equity management, advisory and investment as well as in management operations…

David Pullini

BE, MBA, BAppFin. / Director

David Pullini is responsible for overseeing the due diligence of underlying fund investments as well as secondary fund positions and direct co-investment opportunities at Vantage and has more than 25 years of general management, business development…

Peter Xu

B.BUS, ADV.D.FIN. / Director, Business Development

Based in Vantage’s Melbourne office and reporting to the Managing Director, Peter is responsible for building relationships and providing strategic direction to assist with the growth of funds under management at Vantage.

Nicole Hoyle CA

B.COM. / Chief Financial Officer

Nicole has close to 20 years experience in audit and accounting across a range of industry sectors and was previously a senior manager (audit) with global accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Rod Mcgeoch

AO, LLB. / Investment Committee Chairman VPEG, VPEG2 & VPEG3

Rod is the immediate past Chairman Emeritus of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a leading Australian law firm and has significant board and advisory experience. His current board positions include; Chairman of BGP Holdings PLC…

Patrick Handley

B.COM., MBA. / Investment Committee Member VPEG, VPEG2 & VPEG3

Pat has over 30 years of international financial services experience and is currently the Executive Chairman of Mason Stevens Pty Limited…

Paul Scully

BA, FIAA, FAICD / Investment Committee Member VPEG and VPEG2

Paul has spent 30 years in financial services and has extensive local and international experience in many aspects of institutional investment management…

Maximilian Tobin

B.COM., B.BUS. / Associate


Maximilian reports to the Managing Director, Director and Investment Committee of Vantage and is responsible for the analysis and reporting of Vantage’s underlying investments on an ongoing basis.

Lucy Zhang

BEc., M. Fin. / Associate

Based in Vantage’s Melbourne office and reporting to the Managing Director and Director, Business Development, Lucy is responsible for the reviewing and reporting of Vantage’s underling investments to all Chinese investors in Vantage Funds.

Frith Cowen

B.Bus. / Fund Accountant

Frith reports to the Chief Financial Officer of Vantage and is responsible for assisting with the accounting and fund investment administration for each of Vantage’s Private Equity Fund of Funds entities.