Client Management Team

EC Pohl has an in house Client Service Department to assist with providing our high net worth clients with up to date reporting and administration of their investment portfolio that is managed by EC Pohl & Co.

EC Pohl has a relationship with Super Network Financial Services Pty Ltd, a separate company managed and owned by Hilton Pohl, to provide investment advice to retail investors. Super Network Financial Services Pty Ltd. (“Super Network”) is a licensed investment advisory firm that specialises in self-managed Superannuation funds for retail clients and was founded on the principles of transparency, expertise and integrity. For more information on Super Network please click here to go to their website.

Dr Manny Pohl AM

Chairman and CIO

Manny has over 35 years experience in investment. He founded Hyperion Asset Management in 1996 and was it’s CEO, Managing Director and Investment Committee Chairman until 2012. Manny is also a member of the South African delegation to the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. With this level of ambition, it’s unsurprising Manny also has a black-belt in Karate and enjoys action novels!

Scott Barrett

Chief Financial Officer

Scott is a Chartered Accountant with finance and business management experience in multinational groups as well as inter-generational family businesses. He is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for EC Pohl & Co as well as for three ASX listed businesses - Flagship Investments Ltd, ECP Emerging Growth Ltd and Global Masters Fund Ltd. After-hours, Scott can be found outdoors with his family, in the bush or at the beach, enjoying the best the Gold Coast has to offer.

Gabrielle Short


Gabrielle has been in the industry for 30 years and has worked directly and indirectly with Manny for over 15 years.  Gabrielle, serves as PA to Manny as well as providing the vital office administration that keeps EC Pohl & Co humming.  IMA clients visiting the office will have no doubt met Gabrielle, just don't get her started talking about rugby, unless you're an All Blacks supporter!   Gabrielle cares deeply about the fundamentals of our business and is always lending a hand to staff and clients. 

Keiko Iwano

Client Administration Manager

Keiko first started working with Manny in 1996. In her role as Client Administration Manager she is the first point of contact for our IMA clients and ensures the harmonious administration of our back-of-house services. When she's not looking after our clients, she and her husband can be seen walking together and exploring the great outdoors or spending time with their now grown son. Punctilious and efficient to her very core, Keiko has been an essential component to our long-standing client relationships.

Julia Czaus

Client Administrator

Julia Czaus joined EC POHL & Co as a Client Administrator in April 2019. She holds degrees in economics and law coupled with an extensive practical and proven background in Financial Services, Accounting, and Administration. Julia’s experience includes roles as an investment portfolio administrator, tax accountant, lawyer and early in her career personal assistant to the CEO of Volvo European division. Julia is known for her dedication, professionalism, tenacity and ability to work effectively under pressure. She possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills and is proficient in sophisticated software applications. Julia has a fondness for travelling in Asia and Europe but she particularly enjoys road trips in Australia and finding secret hideaways. Julia's source of inspiration is being connected to nature either in the mountains or on the beach. She is passionate about self-improvement, personal growth and human connection.

Richard Obree

Investment Systems Analyst

Prior to joining EC Pohl & Co, Richard has spent 20 years in IT Management Consulting roles within the UK, South Africa and Australia.  His experience spans industries including financial services, oil and gas, mining and retail with corporate clients, large consultancies, and start-ups. Richard holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) in Information Systems and a Postgraduate in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. In addition to his professional achievements, Richard is an enthusiastic mountain biker, ultramarathon runner, seasoned hiker, and accomplished sailor.

Larissa Tedesco

Marketing Manager

Larissa is a marketing specialist with a strong digital focus and over a decade of expertise in the retail and finance sectors. She brings in her background in Hospitality and Business Management, complemented by a Marketing Diploma and international business. Larissa brings a customer-centric perspective to her strategic endeavors and is passionate about sustainability. In her free time she can be found climbing boulders and enjoying the ocean with her family.
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