You don’t need to be brave or to take risks in the equity market to be rewarded.
You need fund managers who keep a close eye on the equities market and know how to respond. Quickly.

Active fund managers who are forever vigilant.

Since inception, K2 has brought together a team of investment professionals with a depth of knowledge and experience in local and global equity markets. It’s the knowledge and insight of the K2 team that enables us to deliver such strong returns.

Our people

  • Campbell Neal, Managing Director

    Campbell Neal, Managing Director

    Campbell is a co-founder and Managing Director of K2 Asset Management. In conjunction with this role, Campbell is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Australian and Asian investment strategies.

    Campbell was a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria before moving into financial services in 1986, when he became an Institutional Equities Dealer for Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers. Prior to founding K2, Campbell was an Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia Ltd, where he was Head of Australian Equities Distribution (Melbourne and Asia).

    Years in industry: 32 yrs 
    Years at firm: 19 yrs

  • Mark Newman, Joint Chief Investment Officer

    Mark Newman, Joint Chief Investment Officer

    Mark is a co-founder and Executive Director of K2 Asset Management, and is the joint-CIO for the K2 investment funds. In conjunction with his responsibilities as joint-CIO, Mark focuses on the portfolio management of the Asian equity strategy.

    Mark was previously a senior fund manager with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where he was responsible for Asia ex Japan equity investments. Prior to this Mark was a Director with HSBC Asset Management Hong Kong, where he also specialised in managing Asian portfolios, and an Investment Manager at Wardley Investment Services (Australia) Ltd.

    Years in industry: 33 yrs 
    Years at firm: 19 yrs

  • David Poppenbeek, Joint Chief Investment Officer

    David Poppenbeek, Joint Chief Investment Officer

    David is the joint-CIO for the K2 investment funds. In conjunction with his responsibilities as joint-CIO, David dedicates his time managing an allocation of the Australian and Asian equity strategies.

    David previously held senior roles as Division Director Institutional Equities Sales for Macquarie Bank, Vice President Institutional Equities Sales for Bankers Trust Australia Ltd and a Quantitative Analyst at Daiwa Securities Ltd. David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics) from RMIT.

    Years in industry: 28 yrs 
    Years at firm: 14 yrs

  • Josh Kitchen, Portfolio Manager

    Josh Kitchen, Portfolio Manager

    Josh has been at K2 since inception in 1999 and has over 22 years of investment and funds management experience.

    Josh dedicates his time as a Portfolio Manager on stock selection within the Australian equity strategies.  Prior to joining K2, Josh worked as an equity sales trader at BT Alex Brown.

    Josh holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment

    Years in industry: 21 yrs 
    Years at firm: 19 yrs

  • Nick Leitl, Portfolio Manager

    Nick Leitl, Portfolio Manager

    Nick joined K2 in 2005 and has 19 years of investment and funds management experience.

    Nick dedicates his time as a Portfolio Manager on stock selection within both the Australian and Asian equity strategies. Prior to joining K2, Nick held roles within Macquarie Bank, BT Alex Brown and JM Financial Group.

    Nick holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from RMIT.

    Years in industry: 20 yrs 
    Years at firm: 13 yrs

  • Tony Sutton, Portfolio Manager

    Tony Sutton, Portfolio Manager

    Tony graduated from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in 1999. He commenced his career at Goldman Sachs/ JB Were within the sell-side equities research team as a quantitative analyst. In 2006, Tony joined Global Wealth Allocation Ltd (GWA), A UK based funds management company, initially as head of research and then managing director Asia Pacific. He was jointly responsible for AUM growth from start-up to US$6bn. In 2010, his responsibilities at GWA were expanded to include lead portfolio manager for the global equity high conviction fund within affiliate company API Capital.

    Tony dedicates his time managing stock selection within the Asian and international equity strategies.

    Years in industry: 17 yrs 
    Years at firm: 2 yrs

  • Andrew Kang, Business Development Manager

    Andrew Kang, Business Development Manager

    Andrew joined K2 in October 2018 as a Business Development Manager. Prior to joining K2, Andrew spent 8 years at Challeneger Limited. Andrew will be primarily responsible for growing and servicing K2 clients in Victoria.

  • Hollie Wight, Chief Financial Officer

    Hollie Wight, Chief Financial Officer

    Hollie is Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of K2, responsible for all financial accounting and report preparation for both the operating company and the investment funds.

    Hollie was previously an accountant/auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Hollie is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT.

  • James Corbett, Finance Manager

    James Corbett, Finance Manager

    James joined K2 in December 2009 as Finance Manager to oversee fund valuation and the financial accounting of the operating company.

    Before joining K2, James worked as an accountant at Crown Melbourne Limited and as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    James holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University, and is a registered Chartered Accountant.

  • Andrew Poppenbeek, Head of IT and System Development

    Andrew Poppenbeek, Head of IT and System Development

    Andrew joined the K2 team in 2010 as the Head of IT and System Development. He has spent his whole career developing equity portfolio software and databases.

    Andrew started his career at Daiwa Securities in 1992 and then moved to GMO Australia in 1995. In 1997 Andrew joined the Commonwealth Bank before commencing at MIR Investment Management in 2006. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma of Economic Studies (Econometrics) from Monash University.

  • Luke Ortisi, Legal Counsel

    Luke Ortisi, Legal Counsel

    Luke joined K2 in January 2018 as Legal Counsel. Luke is responsible for providing legal advice to K2 on relevant corporate and financial services requirements.

    Before joining K2, Luke worked in a number of legal roles, including as a corporate M&A lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Luke is completing a Masters of Law from the University of Western Australia and holds Bachelors of Laws and Arts from La Trobe University.