Our  Team


The Revolution portfolio management team founded the business and takes personal ownership of its investment management responsibilities. They have worked alongside one another over many years and are committed to providing successful outcomes to investors. Combining more than 55 years of experience, they have a strong track record of investing in Australian and New Zealand private debt.

Bob Sahota
Managing Director and
Chief Investment Officer

Bob is one of the co-founders of Revolution. He is responsible for leading the strategy and managing the assets of the portfolio. Bob has held senior roles as Head of Direct Lending at Kapstream Capital and Head of Fixed Income at Challenger Limited from 2005 to 2016. He has led an investment team of 14 managing leveraged finance/private debt, real estate debt, ABS, investment grade corporate credit and alternatives portfolios on behalf of both Challenger Life Company and pre-eminent Australian superannuation funds. During his time at Challenger, funds under management increased from A$1bn to A$9bn. Bob has spent his career managing private debt, serving as portfolio manager and credit analyst at major institutions such as PIMCO and AMP Capital.

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Simon Petris Ph.D.
Executive Director and
Senior Portfolio Manager

Simon is one of the co-founders of Revolution and is responsible for portfolio selection and management. Simon has extensive experience as a private debt portfolio manager having spent six years with Westpac as Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing A$2.2bn. Simon’s credit expertise is within RMBS, Collateralised Loan Obligations, Consumer, Equipment and Transport Asset Backed Securities. In addition, he has skills in currency and interest rate hedging and asset/liability management. Simon has also worked alongside Bob Sahota as a Senior Portfolio Manager in Fixed Income at Challenger, and held similar roles at CBA and ANZ.

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David Saija CFA
Executive Director and
Senior Portfolio Manager

David is one of the co-founders of Revolution and is responsible for portfolio selection and management. David was most recently a portfolio manager with Kapstream, responsible for credit analysis and portfolio management, covering multiple sectors including property, infrastructure, airports, diversifieds and technology, media and telecommunicactions. David has also worked along side Bob Sahota at Challenger, where he was responsible for the credit research and management across multiple sectors such as leveraged finance/private debt, commercial real estate debt, as well as financial institutions and corporate.

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Channel Capital provides Revolution with comprehensive funds management infrastructure including middle office, risk management and compliance, client services, company secretarial and finance, together with marketing and distribution services so that we can focus on delivering investment returns.


Glen Holding
Managing Director
Channel Capital

Katherine Youhanna
Executive Director

Josh Yeo
Chief Operating Officer

Michael Bird
Chief Financial Officer

Michael Coombs
Head of Client Services

Magda Dantas
Client Services Manager

Joanne Evdokimov
Manager, People and Culture

Tom Laube
Head of Finance

Rob Pownall
Head of Data Analytics

Clint Lidster
Head of Investment Analytics

Mat Tibbett
Chief Technology Officer


Andrew King
Head of Distribution
Asia Pacific

Luke Mandekic
Distribution Director – Retail,
Intermediaries & Family Offices

James Biggins
Distribution Director – Retail,
Intermediaries & Family Offices

Byron Slessar
Distribution Director – Retail,
Intermediaries & Family Offices

Angela Dovitsas
Head of Digital Marketing

Matthew Tee
Marketing Executive

* As at 31 August 2020.