Our People

Murray Doyle


Murray Doyle has 25 years experience in financial markets. The majority of that time was in the stockbroking industry when he and several colleagues formed Doyle Paterson Brown Ltd. When Deutsche Bank ultimately acquired that firm, Murray left and was involved in several start up listed companies.

Stephen Montgomery


Stephen Montgomery has worked in financial markets since 1976. His experience spans stockbroking, fixed interest trading and funds management. Prior to establishing Aspiring Asset Management with colleagues Murray Doyle and John Rattray he spent 13 years as Equity Manager at the Accident Compensation Corporation.

John Rattray


John Rattray began working in the financial markets in 1980 as a floor trader on the N.Z. Stock Exchange. He became Head of Equities for the N.Z. business of Ord Minnett, and when it was taken over by J P Morgan he became N.Z. chairman of that firm. He left in 2001 and successfully managed equity portfolios on behalf of several individuals and entities before becoming a principal of Aspiring Asset Management.

Campbell Stuart


Campbell Stuart started in the financial markets in 1985. His experience includes accounting, periods as a research analyst and investment manager before becoming the Head of Equities/CEO for UBS for 17 years. Campbell joined Aspiring Asset Management as a principal on 1 April 2015.

Lance Reynolds


Lance Reynolds has worked in financial markets since 2001. His stockbroking experience includes a wide range of sectors in equities research and portfolio construction advisory to a number of Australasian share funds. Prior to joining Aspiring, Lance was the NZ Equities Research Strategist for UBS.

Marian Crookbain

Head of Compliance and Operations

After training as a legal executive Marian developed an interest in IT leading to a career in IT and marketing. She joined Aspiring over 10 years ago and is Head of Compliance and Operations.

Tom Davidson

Research Analyst

Tom joined Aspiring in 2014. Tom is a chartered accountant, having worked as an accountant for Deloitte and in the FMCG, Telecommunications and Media industries in NZ and the UK, and as a management consultant to the Financial Services Industry in London. Tom’s main responsibilities include investment research, portfolio analytics and reporting.