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OUR TEAM

The Harvest Lane approach to investing is a direct result of more than 50 years collective investment experience.

Luke CumminGs  
Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director


Luke is Lead Portfolio Manager at Harvest Lane Asset Management. Luke has 17 years’ experience trading Australian and international equity markets on both a proprietary basis and on behalf of retail and wholesale clients.

In 2006, Luke co-founded and was Managing Director of successful private client broking and advisory firm HC Securities. Under Luke’s leadership, HC Securities championed performance based brokerage, developed numerous successful trading strategies, and reviewed and underwrote select corporate offerings. Luke and his team successfully advised a client base of 1500 investors and grew the business to $4.5 million in revenue and 15 staff in 3 years.

Luke previously worked at ETRADE Australia (since acquired by ANZ) where he was appointed the company’s youngest ever equities dealing manager. In this role, Luke was responsible for the entire retail dealing function. Luke commenced his career at Platinum Asset Management.

Luke has a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and numerous industry qualifications.

Andrew Salvestrin  
Portfolio Manager


At Harvest Lane Asset Management, Andrew develops and manages the firm’s proprietary trading systems. Andrew has 14 years’ experience trading international equity and derivative markets on both a proprietary basis and on behalf of retail and wholesale clients.

In 2006, Andrew co-founded and was a Director and Senior Private Client Advisor at HC Securities. Andrew helped develop and educate clients on numerous successful trading strategies and reviewed corporate offerings.

Andrew subsequently worked as a successful proprietary trader for four years before joining Harvest Lane Asset Management in 2013.

Andrew was formerly an Information Systems Technician.  He has numerous industry qualifications in financial services including being an Accredited Derivatives Advisor.

Rod Harper  
Portfolio Manager


Rod co-founded Harvest Lane Asset Management and is responsible for developing and managing the firm’s proprietary trading systems and assisting with the management of operations. Rod has 18 years’ experience trading Australian and international equities and derivatives on both a proprietary basis and on behalf of retail and wholesale clients.

In 2006, Rod co-founded and was a Director and Senior Private Client Advisor at HC Securities. Rod oversaw the firm’s policies and procedures and helped develop and educate clients on numerous successful trading strategies, including reviewing select corporate offerings.

Rod has a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and numerous industry qualifications.

Chad Burgess  
Operations Manager


Chad is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Harvest Lane Asset Management. Chad has over 10 years’ experience in both Australian and international financial markets.

Chad started his career at OptionsXpress providing trading support and execution services to retail and wholesale clients. Chad subsequently worked at HC Securities as a Private Client Advisor where he continued to mentor and support new and existing clients. Chad was instrumental in creating a night desk where he provided trade execution for various trading strategies targeted at the US Equity, FX and Futures markets.

Having met the founders of Harvest Lane Asset Management during his time at HC Securities, Chad joined the Harvest Lane team in 2014.

As a former Designated Trading Representative, Chad holds a number of industry qualifications as well as a Bachelor of Finance from Newcastle University.

Tim Clydesdale
Head of IT


Tim has been an IT Professional for over 15 years, 10 of which he has spent in the financial services industry. In 2007, Tim joined HC Securities where he worked closely with the founders to improve the firm’s IT operations and software development processes. Prior to this, Tim worked as a Systems Analyst in logistics and distribution where he managed systems for one of the world’s largest privately held companies.

Tim has a broad technical background, and when not investigating new technologies to support Harvest Lane Asset Management’s strategic goals, he specialises in; architecture and design of cloud services, information security and assurance, and the development of tools that identify, notify and react to trading strategies for the firm.

Tim holds many prestigious industry qualifications including multiple Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certifications (MCSE & MCITP), as well as (ISC)² highly coveted CISSP certification.

Ben bailey
Investment Analyst

Ben joined the Harvest Lane Asset Management team in the second half of 2016, specialising in position analysis and fundamental valuation. Ben has several years’ of financial markets experience and uses his analytical skills and knowledge of the issues that affect company valuations to complement the strategies employed by Harvest Lane Asset Management.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics and Marketing) from University of Technology, Sydney.