Dr. Don Hamson is a Managing Director at Plato Investment Management Ltd.
He has over 25 years investment management experience and founded Plato Investment Management Limited in 2006.
Prior to Plato, Dr. Hamson was Head of Active Equities, Asia Pacific and a member of the global Senior Management Group at State Street Global Advisors, responsible for over $10B in active and enhanced equity investments.
He previously held various positions at Westpac Investment Management, including Chief Investment Officer, Head of Equities where he managed the $1B Tax Effective Share Fund, a Westpac appointed director on the board of Hastings Funds Management and was instrumentally involved in the mergers of BT and Rothschild. Prior to Westpac, he was a senior analyst at Queensland Investment Corporation.
He was a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Queensland (UQ) for 6 years, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Business School.
He has a PhD in Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from UQ, and a University Medal.