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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 has more than 20 years of financial markets experience and is a co-founder and the Managing Director of Harvest Lane Asset Management.

In 2006, Luke co-founded and was Managing Director of private client broking and advisory firm HC Securities. He previously worked at ANZ subsidiary ETRADE Australia and Platinum Asset Management.

Luke has a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University.

Andrew Salvestrin  
Portfolio Manager

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 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 has 18 years experience trading Australian and international equities and derivatives and co-founded Harvest Lane Asset Management.

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.

Ben bailey
Portfolio Manager

Ben joined the Harvest Lane Asset Management team in 2016, specialising in position analysis and fundamental valuation. In 2021, Ben was promoted to Portfolio Manager following his increasingly valuable contribution to both the team and portfolio throughout his time with the company.

Ben has a strong understanding of financial analysis and capital markets, and has honed his skills in recent years to supplement and refine the existing strategies employed by the company.

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

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 worked at HC Securities as a Private Client Advisor and 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.

MELISSA NGUYEN  
Trading Operations Associate


Melissa joined the Harvest Lane Asset Management team in early 2021, assisting in the management of daily operational activities and specialising in business process automation. She has two years of experience in the financial markets industry, managing investor relations and conducting small-cap research.

She is currently studying a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Software Development at the University of Sydney.

ISABELLA ANDERSON  
Investment Operations Associate


Isabella joined the Harvest Lane Asset Management team in 2021 specialising in Investment Analysis.
She has 3 years of professional experience in finance, joining Harvest Lane following working in the listed and unlisted company and funds registry team at Automic Group.

She is currently studying a Bachelor of Economics at Macquarie University.