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Our experienced researchers contribute extensive knowledge of the financial services landscape and are specialised with proven expertise in a range of areas. 

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Gary Wilson
Senior Consultant

Gary is a Senior Consultant and member of JANA’s Portfolio Construction Research Team and also our Capital Markets Group which has ultimate responsibility for JANA’s asset allocation advice.

Prior to joining JANA in 2008, Gary was a Senior Financial Adviser at Snowball Group where he provided portfolio advice to high net worth retail investors. He has previously served as a Director of the Qantas Superannuation Plan and was Chairman of the Qantas Superannuation Plan Investment Committee from 2003 to 2006.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance) from the University of NSW and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Georgina Dudley
Head of Business Strategy & Transformation

Georgina is JANA’s Head of Business Strategy and Transformation. In this role, one of Georgina’s key areas of focus is looking at how we can continue to further improve client outcomes within our existing and future business by effective use of technology enabled resources. 

Georgina has had a number of client and research responsibilities since joining JANA in 2008. Georgina was previously the Head of Implemented Consulting clients, with overall responsibility for JANA’s wide range of institutional Implemented Consulting clients, and prior to that was Head of the Alternative Investment Strategies research team.

Prior to joining JANA, Georgina was a Research Analyst at Russell Investment Group with experience working in both the London and Sydney offices. 
Georgina holds a Masters of Chemistry from Balliol College, Oxford University and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter in 2006.

Greg Wilkinson
Senior Consultant, Head of Insurance Strategy

Greg is a Senior Consultant, Head of Insurance Strategy and a member of JANA’s Global Equities Research Team.

Greg provides investment advice on strategy, asset allocation and manager selection to a number of JANA’s clients including superannuation funds, health insurers and charities.  Prior to joining JANA in early 2014, Greg was a consultant at Rice Warner Actuaries where he worked extensively with Australian superannuation funds and insurance companies.  Greg’s experience in the financial services industry of over 24 years includes 12 years working as a defined benefit actuary in the UK.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Business Science (majoring in Actuarial Science and Statistics) from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified actuary.

Iain North
Consultant

Iain joined JANA in January 2018 as a member of the alternative investment strategies research team. He will also have consulting responsibilities for some of JANA’s large institutional clients.

Iain was most recently in London, where he spent 11 years at Aurum Funds, a specialist hedge fund firm where he was a senior member of the investment team. He brings specific experience in direct investing across the whole spectrum of hedge fund strategies. Over the years he has built strong relationships with senior JANA personnel. Prior to moving to London in 2006, Iain held positions at NAB and Frontier. 

Iain is a CFA Charterholder, holds a Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA), and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Melbourne.

Jennifer Cowan
Senior Consultant

Jennifer Cowan joined JANA as a Senior Consultant and a member of the Property Research team in October 2018.

Jennifer brings with her more than 10 years’ experience in the superannuation and asset consulting industry as well as prior experience across the financial services sector. Jennifer’s prior experience includes being a member of the investment teams at First State Super / StatePlus and Government Employees Superannuation Board. In these roles Jennifer’s responsibilities included strategy formulation as well as implementation and management of the unlisted real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Jennifer holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Master of Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors