Our people


Introducing our management team

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Founder/Managing Director – Andrew Barnes

Innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Barnes has made a career of market-changing innovation and industry digitisation. Most recently, in New Zealand, Andrew triggered a revolution of the entire fiduciary and legal services industries. Openly was created with the goal of bringing innovation in the creating the ideal investment solutions for clients

Andrew was the CEO of BestInvest, a US$5.7billion, UK-based investment management and advisory company, leading the sale to private capital in 2007. He was managing director of Australian Wealth Management Limited, a major Australian wealth management and trustee business that he led to IPO in 2005.

Currently, Andrew is a director of Complectus Limited, the company encompassing Openly Investing, Perpetual Guardian and several other trustee businesses. He is also chair of both the Regional Facilities Auckland board and New Zealand payroll provider, PaySauce.

Andrew holds an MA from Selwyn College, Cambridge and an ACIB (UK), and has attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.


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Chief Investment Officer – Tim Chesterfield

Tim has 25 years of experience in global financial markets, including 18 years as a Senior Global Equity Investment Manager. He has previously worked as Head of Equities at QBE Insurance and has been responsible for group wide equity investment returns in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the UK and the US. He has strong commercial and strategic acumen, with a focus on investment products and the delivery of scalable investment solutions. Openly Investing Limited (‘Openly’) provide investment management services and investment advice to Perpetual Guardian.



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