MST Access

Platform Analysts


Andrew Johnston

Andrew has more than 25 years of investment industry experience including 17 years as a top-rated sell-side analyst with CLSA and Citi covering a range of industrial sectors and achieving #1 rankings. His experience also includes recent investor relations advice, and funds management in venture capital, infrastructure, and general equities. Andrew has a B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Physics from Monash University and a Grad. Dip. (Applied Finance and Investment) from the Securities Institute of Australia. Andrew Johnston is an authorised representative of MAJ Services Pty Ltd, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.
Mining & Energy

Michael Bentley

Michael Bentley, CFA, has over 20 years’ involvement in equity markets. Michael has experience as both a portfolio manager and analyst in large and boutique fund managers, focusing on mining and energy stocks. In addition he has been responsible for implementation of ESG into investment processes. Michael has also worked in broking with Morgan Stanley Equity Research in mining and energy corporate access and client relationships. Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and is a CFA charterholder and qualified Chartered Accountant. Michael Bentley is an authorised representative of Jamisuluso Pty Ltd, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.
Life Sciences & Plasma Products

Rosemary Cummins

Rosemary Cummins, is a rated equity research analyst with 20 experience specialising in Healthcare research at Citigroup and UBS; together with a focus on global plasma products. She has been a consultant to several Australian and international companies and has also led the Investor Relations function for ASX100 listed pharmacy distribution and hospital companies. Rosemary Cummins is an authorised representative of Anthos Consulting Pty Ltd, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.

David Fraser

David has over 20 years experience in industrial equities research and advisory He has worked at a number of investment banks including 14 years at UBS where he was a member of the 1 rated Transport, Utility and Infrastructure team Prior to David entering the finance industry he was a Chemical Process Design Engineer specialising in on and offshore oil and gas projects in New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Gulf of Thailand and the UK David has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Science from Canterbury University, a post graduate degree in Accounting and Finance from Victoria University, is a graduate in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA and is a graduate of the Company Directors course from the AICD. David Fraser is an authorised representative of DJF Advisory Pty Ltd, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.
Life Sciences

Chris Kallos

Chris Kallos, CFA, is a healthcare and biotech equities analyst with over 20 years experience in both Australian and US stocks. He has covered small, medium and large cap stocks for a range of research houses in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Chris holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Sydney), an MBA from the AGSM (UNSW), and a Masters of Applied Finance (Macquarie). He is a CFA charterholder and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Chris Kallos is an authorised representative of Bridge Investment Research Pty Ltd, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.
Industrials & Technology

Michael Youlden

Michael has been working in financial markets for over 7 years. Before joining MST’s Access business early in 2021, Michael spent most of his career at Goldman Sachs in FX Macro Sales covering Hedge Funds, Super Funds and Corporate clients. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) & Bachelor of Laws from the University of Newcastle and is currently completing an MBA at the University of NSW. Michael Youlden is an authorised representative of Youlden & Co Pty Ltd, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.
Health Care Equipment & Services

Dan Hurren

Dan joined MST in 2021 to partner with senior healthcare analyst Andrew Goodsall. Dan and Andrew were the #1 ranked healthcare research team from 2004 to 2014 at Citi and UBS. Dan moved to Singapore in 2014 where he was head of the UBS Australian sales desk for 6 years. Before his equities career, Dan spent 15 years as an Australian Regular Army Officer serving in Australia and offshore. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of International Studies from Sydney University. Dan Hurren is a representative of Health Finance Group Pty Ltd, who is an authorised representative of MST Financial.
Technology & Software Services Japan

David Gibson

David Gibson was most recently Chief Investment Advisor for Astris Advisory Japan which he co-Founded in 2018. Prior to that, he was Head of Research for Macquarie Securities Japan where he led a team of 15 research staff covering 200 Japanese companies. In Japan, David was also the Internet and Games analyst covering stocks like SoftBank Group, Rakuten, and Nintendo. Prior to 17 years in Japan, David was at Macquarie Securities USA for 5 years covering EU/US media. Before David’s 18 years at Macquarie, he had buy-side roles for 14 years in Melbourne at HSBC Asset Management and National Mutual. David is often quoted in WSJ, FT, and NY Times for his expertise in video games globally.
/> David Gibson, CFA is appointed as an authorised representative of Gibbogame Pty Ltd, who is an authorised representative of MST Financial.

Stuart Baker

Stuart has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry beginning as an Engineer with Schlumberger Ltd, and 32 years combined as a specialist Energy analyst at Bankers Trust, Macquarie Equities, and Morgan Stanley. Stuart was #1 rated on many occasions at each firm spanning three decades, for his depth of experience and extensive industry and company knowledge. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Engineering in (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from the Melbourne Graduate School of Management. Stuart is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has board management experience as a non-executive director at specific ASX-listed energy companies. Stuart is an authorised representative of STB Energy Consultants Pty Ltd, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.
New Zealand

James Lindsay

James has over 28 years of experience in investment markets in New Zealand and Australia, including 22 years on the buy side, at Nikko/Tyndall/Guardian Trust, and a cumulative 6 years on the sell side. James holds a Master of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury along with the NZX Stock Exchange Diploma. He has been a member of The Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ) since its formation in 2002. James Lindsay is an analyst at Forsyth Barr, a partner of MST Access.

Lafitani Sotiriou

Lafitani is a Diversified Financial, Fintech, and Emerging Growth analyst. He began his analyst career at Southern Cross Equities but went on to work at Bell Potter for over a decade. Prior to this, Lafitani held a variety of roles at JPMorgan, Perpetual and CBA. Lafitani holds a Masters in Commerce (UNSW) majoring in Business Strategy, with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance at FINSIA, and is a Graduate of the AICD Director's Course.

Killian Murphy

Killian has over 15 years of experience working in financial markets across the UK, US and Australia. Before joining MST, Killian’s previous roles include Head of Industrials at Petra Capital and Gaming analyst at CIMB Australia. Prior to moving to Australia in 2013 he covered multiple sectors for Pan European Stockbrokers Davy and Goodbody. Killian holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from University College Dublin, National University of Ireland. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Novatti (ASX: NOV). Killian Murphy is an authorised representative of Belmont Advisory, which is an authorised representative of MST Financial.

Peter Spurling

Peter has 7 years’ experience in management in the building industry with an importer wholesaler of joinery components. He has previously worked with Ord Minnett and Taylor Collison, where he gained experience in financial markets with exposure to micro and small-cap deals and wholesale broking for financial planners Australia wide with experience in portfolio creation and management. Peter has obtained a graduate certificate in Business Administration and is currently completing a MBA at the University of Adelaide.