We are driven by long-term, trusted relationships and a deep sense of personal responsibility to our co-investment partners.

Wingate’s co-investment philosophy and partnership approach are core to the make-up and operating rhythm within our Funds Management team. We are driven by long-term, trusted relationships and feel a deep sense of personal responsibility and pride in the performance of our investments.

We put our money alongside our co-investment partners, always ensuring that our interests are aligned. We look after our clients’ money as if it is our own.

The Wingate Funds Management team is the first point of contact for Wingate’s co-investors. Our team provides the information and insights to enable our investors and their advisors to make appropriate and considered investment decisions, and provides ongoing information, support and a personal relationship for access to Wingate and our people.

Michael Sack

Michael Sack

Managing Director, Funds Management

BCom , BCompt Hons, Chartered Accountant, HDip Banking, CCIS

Michael has more than 25 years’ financial services experience, including senior executive roles with Investec Bank Australia Limited and ANZ Private Bank. Before joining Wingate, Michael was executive director with a privately owned Australian high net worth family office with significant global assets under management across diverse businesses and industry sectors.

Michael was also one of the founders of Openpay Pty Ltd, a leading provider of buy now, pay later solutions in the retail, automotive, health and home improvement sectors.

Steven Hur

Fund Manager, Funds Management

BA Economics, MBA, CFA

Steven Hur is a seasoned investment professional with more than 20 years of experience in portfolio management, credit investment, product development and institutional sales. Prior to joining Wingate, Steven was Head of Credit Research and Portfolio Manager in the Global Fixed Income division of AMP Capital, managing multi-billion-dollar global credit funds and leading a global investment team.  Prior to that, Steven was a credit analyst at Schroders covering Asia-Pacific corporates and an investment analyst at Absolute Capital specialised in structured credit.

Among Steven’s professional accomplishments, the $1.3 billion global credit fund that he led at AMP Capital was awarded the best performing fixed income fund in the Japan market by Reuters Lipper in 2016 and 2017, and Morningstar in 2016 and 2019.

At Wingate, Steven manages the flagship Wingate Investment Partners Trust (WIP), the Wingate Property Senior Debt Fund (WPSD) and plays a key role across the firm’s investment committees, product origination and development, and co-investor, channel partner and market engagement strategies.

Adrian Ting

Adrian Ting

Executive Director, Funds Management

B.Bus (Banking & Finance), Masters of Applied Finance, Dip Financial Markets, Dip Financial Planning, Chartered Accountant

Adrian has over 20 years of experience in financial markets and the investments industry.

His career includes roles at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Perpetual and National Australia Bank spanning over London, Singapore and Melbourne.

Adrian’s strengths come from the diversity of his experiences across multiple asset classes, dealing with different cultures and his proven ability to grow business markets.


Marina Shnaider

Marina Shnaider

Director, Funds Management

B.Com, B.Bus, Dip Financial Services

Marina is a Director of Investor Services at Wingate.  She has over 16 years’ experience working across wealth & finance businesses at NAB Private, ANZ Bank and PWC. Prior to joining Wingate, she was a Private Client Director at NAB overseeing relationship management of high net worth individuals, executives and family office groups.  Marina holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Systems degrees from Monash University as well as Diploma in Financial Services.


Kay Colquhoun

Kay Colquhoun

Director, Funds Management

B.Arts, MBA, Dip Financial Services

Kay has over 15 years’ experience working in the banking and finance industry primarily focused on relationship management of high net worth individuals. She is skilled in Portfolio Management, Business Relationship Management, Risk Management and Banking & Financial Services. Kay has a strong understanding of the complexities that come with managing HNW clients crafted through years of experience in finance, the majority of which have been in private banking.


Jie Wu

Jie Wu

Director, Funds Management

MBA, Dip Fin Planning

Jie has over 18 years banking experience with NAB, Westpac, Citibank and CBA and managing Asian High Net Worth Individuals and Family Office relationships. His expertise includes assisting with Foreign Currencies, Private Placements, Structured Products and other financial market investments.

Prior to joining Wingate, Jie was a Senior Private Banker at NAB focusing on managing relationships with Significant Investor Visa (SIV) clients.

Jie holds an MBA with Monash University and a Diploma of Financial Planning with Kaplan.

David Robinson

David Robinson

Director, Funds Management

B. Bus (Banking & Finance)

David has over 25 years of experience in financial products and multiple investment classes.

His career includes roles at ABN AMRO Morgans, Macquarie Private Wealth and Westpac Private Bank in Melbourne.

David’s core strengths come from demonstrating an ability to build relationships and service high net worth families, individuals and charitable organisations.

Joshua Biggs

Director, Funds Management

BBA LLB (Hons)

Joshua brings a broad range of skills and network to Wingate with over 10 years of experience in general business, venture capital, and corporate law. Joshua applies both a personable and strategic approach to his business development, client management, and capital-raising activities. Joshua also holds various communal leadership positions across local and international charities and organisations.

Dale Liu

Associate Director, Funds Management

B.Com (Accounting), Accredited Financial Advisor

Dale has over 10 years of experience across CBA and Westpac. Most of his experience has involved looking after Asian high net worth individuals and families, including new migrants to Australia. As a member of the Asian team at Westpac Private Bank, Dale provided lending and investment solutions that solved the unique needs of his high net worth clients. Through his years of experience in private banking, he has built a deep understanding of different kinds of financial products including structured products, managed funds, and equity investments.

Dale holds a bachelor degree of commerce in Accounting from Macquarie University. He is also a RG146 accredited Financial Adviser.


Kevin Ngan

Associate Director, Funds Management

Kevin has more than 11 years of experience in private banking, wealth, and financial management. Prior to joining Wingate, Kevin was a senior private banker at ANZ managing domestic and international high net worth clients and family offices. Kevin takes pride in managing client relationships and being a trusted adviser.

Gini Li

Senior Associate, Funds Management

BA Political Science, Cert. in Markets and Management

Gini’s experience spans structured finance, business development, and strategy. She started her career at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, analysing and structuring CMBS transactions. Prior to joining Wingate in Sydney, Gini worked in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, in business development and strategy for international firms and private businesses. She has worked across cultures and brings an international perspective to Wingate.

Gini graduated with distinction from Duke University in the U.S., with a major in Political Science, minor in French, and certificate in Markets and Management.


Lizzie Paton

Associate Director, Funds Management

Lizzie has 15 years’ experience working in investment management, stockbroking, and fund analysis with a focus on property equity and debt.

Her career includes roles in Sydney at BT Financial Group, DFS Equities, BBY Stockbroking and Centuria Capital.

Nick Tortorella

Senior Associate, Funds Management

Nick has over 8 years of financial market, investment, and business development experience in various capacities, with roles based in both Melbourne and London.

Prior to joining Wingate in July 2021, Nick had been with JBWere where he provided investment and wealth advice to a diverse client base of high-net-worth individuals, families, and organisations. His primary role was to assist sophisticated clientele to navigate the broader macroeconomic environment as well as strategically allocate capital across all asset classes.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, with majors in Economics and Finance. Nick has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and is a FASEA accredited Financial Adviser.