Chris Stott B Bus, Grad Dip App Fin Inv, MAICD

Chief Investment Officer / Portfolio Manager

Phone: 02 9060 6608


Working for more than 17 years in the Australian funds management industry, Chris has extensive experience investing in Australian equities. Most recently, Chris was the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Wilson Asset Management Pty Limited (WAM) where he was responsible for managing the investment team and overseeing the investment portfolios. During his tenure as Chief Investment Officer at WAM, group funds under management (FUM) grew from $300 million to over $3 billion. In 2014, the Australian Financial Review named Chris as one of the Five Best Young Fund Managers in Australia.

Joining WAM in 2006, Chris also held positions as Portfolio Manager, Head of Research and Analyst, prior to his appointment as Chief Investment Officer in 2011. The majority of Chris’s time at WAM was spent analysing and investing in small-cap companies.

Chris previously held various positions at ASX listed investment management firm Challenger Limited specialising in Australian equities.

Martin Hickson B Bus, B Comp, Master App Fin

Portfolio Manager

Phone: 02 9060 6609


Martin has more than 11 years experience in the funds management industry and investing in Australian equities. Martin joined 1851 Capital from Wilson Asset Management (WAM) where he held several roles in the investment team over nearly 10 years. Most recently, Martin was Co-Lead Portfolio Manager of WAM’s small-cap portfolios. As a Co-Lead Portfolio Manager, Martin was responsible for stock selection, execution and portfolio construction. In addition, he managed a team of analysts and dealers. Martin played a critical role in marketing WAM’s funds to current and prospective shareholders, and other key stakeholders, including research houses, brokers, financial planners and the media.

Previously, Martin held positions at ASX-listed investment management firm Challenger Limited.

Mary-Ann Baldock

Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 02 9060 6606


Mary-Ann has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry.

Previously, Mary-Ann was an Executive at Seed Partnerships, a corporate advisory firm specialising in delivering on all phases of initial public offerings (IPO) for Listed Investment Companies and Trusts. Mary-Ann was responsible for project managing each IPO working closely with company executives to ensure key milestones were met. Mary-Ann also worked closely with these companies in an ongoing capacity including assisting with marketing and distribution.

Prior to this Mary-Ann was employed at WAM in various roles across the business including settlements, compliance, marketing, shareholder relations and was actively involved in a number of capital management initiatives. Prior to joining WAM, Mary-Ann held roles at HBOS Australia Pty Ltd, Challenger Limited and Colonial First State.