Meet Our Asia Pacific Team

Our Management Committee

Paul Tan

Executive Director and Head of APAC - Asset & Wealth Management Consulting

Paul leads the build-out of our Asset & Wealth Management business across Asia Pacific.

Paul draws on 15+ years of consulting experience, exclusively focused on Financial Services. Prior to joining Alpha FMC, Paul was the Managing Partner of the APAC & Middle East business for Greenwich Associates, following nine years at Oliver Wyman.

Paul earned two degrees from the University of Cambridge. His Masters in Manufacturing Engineering specialized in business and process optimization, in addition to his BA in Engineering.

Contact Paul Tan
Paul.Tan@alphafmc.com
James Turnbull

Director and APAC Management Committee Member

James is a Director at Alpha APAC, based in the Sydney Office, where he is responsible for the development of Alpha’s business in Australia.

He has extensive experience supporting complex change and transformation initiatives with both global and national asset managers and asset servicer clients in the public and private markets. Focusing on operations and outsourcing, James has a strong track record of delivery across the change lifecycle, from design of front-to-back operating models, to vendor evaluation and selection, and large-scale implementation programmes.

Contact James Turnbull
james.turnbull@alphafmc.com
Sophie Barker Taylor

Associate Director and APAC Management Committee Member

Sophie is an Associate Director with Alpha APAC, based in the Sydney office. She has been working in financial services for over 10 years, the majority of which have been spent providing management consulting services to clients across both Europe and APAC. Prior to joining Alpha, Sophie spent time in both Singapore and London with Accenture and Deloitte with a key focus on operational transformation and efficiencies.

Since joining Alpha, she has been supporting clients in the asset management space through complex transition and change initiatives in the operations and outsourcing space. Sophie is also keenly focused on building the region’s ESG and Responsible Investments practice, as well as our Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity and Inclusion efforts.

Contact Sophie Barker Taylor
sophie.barker-taylor@alphafmc.com
Bruce Russell

Executive Director and APAC Management Committee Member

Bruce is a Melbourne based Executive Director with Alpha FMC with 30+ years of industry and professional experience.

During his career, Bruce has provided strategic consulting advice to many leading investment organisations in Asia Pacific. His expertise has helped many leading investment organisations optimise their operating models to deliver the best investment outcomes to their investors and members.

Prior to commencing his consulting career, Bruce spent 8 years at HSBC Asset Management in a variety of senior roles across
operations, product and business change. He was previously a company auditor and is a qualified Chartered Account with a
Bachelor of Commerce from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Having spent 10 years in the industry prior to
Consulting, he also knows the importance of delivering advice that is practical and implementable.

Bruce has delivered consulting engagements to more than 50 organisations, from the largest asset owners through to boutique
investment managers.

Contact Bruce Russell
Bruce.Russell@alphafmc.com
John DiBiase

Executive Director and APAC Management Committee Member

John is an Executive Director at Alpha APAC, based in the Sydney Office, where he is responsible for the development of Alpha’s business in Australia and Asia. John has over 30 years’ experience in the asset and wealth management industry and has assisted 50+ organisations across Asia, Australia, NZ, UK, and US to enable their growth plans through operational improvement and the use of technology. His expertise spans the asset and wealth management value chain across both operations and technology, having successfully delivered projects covering investment management front to back office, financial planning & retail distribution, retail investment platforms, product administration, and sales & marketing. His main areas of expertise are Target Operating Model design, IT Architecture and capability road map development, and delivery of transformational change.

Contact John DiBiase
john.dibiase@alphafmc.com

Our Directors

Angelo Calleja

Director

Angelo is a Director at Alpha FMC leading the APAC Data & Analytics practice, based in the Sydney office.

He has a track record of successfully delivering strategic data and technology change in complex environments and specialises in data strategy, enterprise, data and solution architecture; with end-to-end delivery experience from project inception to implementation. He also has extensive expertise in target operating model and data governance model design.

He has over 15 years of experience that spans across various industries such as energy utilities, retail, airlines, petroleum, government and has specialist knowledge in the financial sector particularly asset and wealth management across both operations and technology; covering investment management front to back office for a range of asset classes / functions including alternatives and private equity, financial advice, and sales & marketing.

Angelo earned two degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney. His Bachelors in Business majoring in Finance, in addition to his Bachelors in Computing Science.

Angelo has a particular passion for experimenting with advanced analytics and AI to solve sustainability and impact measurement problems.

Contact Angelo Calleja
angelo.calleja@alphafmc.com
Bruce Russell

Executive Director and APAC Management Committee Member

Bruce is a Melbourne based Executive Director with Alpha FMC with 30+ years of industry and professional experience.

During his career, Bruce has provided strategic consulting advice to many leading investment organisations in Asia Pacific. His expertise has helped many leading investment organisations optimise their operating models to deliver the best investment outcomes to their investors and members.

Prior to commencing his consulting career, Bruce spent 8 years at HSBC Asset Management in a variety of senior roles across
operations, product and business change. He was previously a company auditor and is a qualified Chartered Account with a
Bachelor of Commerce from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Having spent 10 years in the industry prior to
Consulting, he also knows the importance of delivering advice that is practical and implementable.

Bruce has delivered consulting engagements to more than 50 organisations, from the largest asset owners through to boutique
investment managers.

Contact Bruce Russell
Bruce.Russell@alphafmc.com
Dale Rowley

Director

Dale is a Director in Alpha’s Melbourne office and leads the Target Operating Model Advisory practice across Asia Pacific.

He has 30 years of experience across the asset and wealth management industry, having worked with asset owners, asset managers and investment platforms throughout APAC in a combination of senior management and consulting roles. Dale’s consulting experience includes business strategy development, target operating model design, product development and project delivery.

Dale holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, a Bachelor of Economics (Monash University), a Diploma of Financial Planning from RMIT and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment.

Contact Dale Rowley
dale.rowley@alphafmc.com
Harry Coombes

Director

Harry has 15 years experience in Middle and Back-office functions.

He is an experienced financial services problem-solver and senior leader, with a strong background in strategy, business transformation, and project delivery.

Harry’s expertise covers all aspects of outsourcing operating models, commercial benchmarking.

Harry holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Contact Harry Coombes
harry.coombes@alphafmc.com
Hugo Ney

Director

Hugo is a Director with Alpha APAC, based in the Singapore office.

He has over 10 years‘ experience in auditing and consulting in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Alpha in 2011, he was a financial auditor for PwC’s Insurance practice in Paris.

Hugo’s expertise spans the Investments value chain. As the APAC lead for Alpha’s Investments Practice, he builds intellectual capital and supports client investment and trading teams with complex strategic and operating model initiatives.

He is a strong believer in open innovation, collaboration and network effects, principles which he places at the core of his consultant mission.

Contact Hugo Ney
hugo.ney@alphafmc.com
James Turnbull

Director and APAC Management Committee Member

James is a Director at Alpha APAC, based in the Sydney Office, where he is responsible for the development of Alpha’s business in Australia.

He has extensive experience supporting complex change and transformation initiatives with both global and national asset managers and asset servicer clients in the public and private markets. Focusing on operations and outsourcing, James has a strong track record of delivery across the change lifecycle, from design of front-to-back operating models, to vendor evaluation and selection, and large-scale implementation programmes.

Contact James Turnbull
james.turnbull@alphafmc.com
Jim Baker

Director

Jim has extensive industry experience in Investment Banking, Asset Management and Management Consulting.

Prior to Alpha, Jim was the Asia Regional Head for Shoreline Consulting and prior to that held executive positions with Eastspring Investments Singapore Ltd. From 2010-17. He has also held positions with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns and has lived and worked in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong Singapore, China, Taiwan) for more than 27 years.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, USA and a Master of International Management degree from the American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Arizona USA. He was also an exchange student at Nanjing University, People’s Republic of China.

Contact Jim Baker
jim.baker@alphafmc.com
John DiBiase

Executive Director and APAC Management Committee Member

John is an Executive Director at Alpha APAC, based in the Sydney Office, where he is responsible for the development of Alpha’s business in Australia and Asia. John has over 30 years’ experience in the asset and wealth management industry and has assisted 50+ organisations across Asia, Australia, NZ, UK, and US to enable their growth plans through operational improvement and the use of technology. His expertise spans the asset and wealth management value chain across both operations and technology, having successfully delivered projects covering investment management front to back office, financial planning & retail distribution, retail investment platforms, product administration, and sales & marketing. His main areas of expertise are Target Operating Model design, IT Architecture and capability road map development, and delivery of transformational change.

Contact John DiBiase
john.dibiase@alphafmc.com
Paul Tan

Executive Director and Head of APAC - Asset & Wealth Management Consulting

Paul leads the build-out of our Asset & Wealth Management business across Asia Pacific.

Paul draws on 15+ years of consulting experience, exclusively focused on Financial Services. Prior to joining Alpha FMC, Paul was the Managing Partner of the APAC & Middle East business for Greenwich Associates, following nine years at Oliver Wyman.

Paul earned two degrees from the University of Cambridge. His Masters in Manufacturing Engineering specialized in business and process optimization, in addition to his BA in Engineering.

Contact Paul Tan
Paul.Tan@alphafmc.com
Valentin Dadure

Director

Valentin is a Director at Alpha APAC, based in the Singapore Office, and Head of the Alpha’s APAC Operations Practice.

He has over 12 years‘ experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Alpha in 2011, Valentin worked within the financial services practice at EY in Paris.

Valentin has proven track record of leading and managing international programs across Europe and Asia Pacific. He is specialized in large and complex transformation from strategy, operating model design, selection to implementation.

Contact Valentin Dadure
valentin.dadure@alphafmc.com