Meet our Queensland Team

Grant Murphy | State Manager

Grant Murphy – State Manager QLD & NSW Property Finance

Grant has held executive financial services roles across Queensland, with his most recent role as NAB Commercial Real Estate Banking Executive, where he steered the business team through a period marked by substantial growth and success.

Grant’s experience has seen him develop a deep knowledge of property across all major markets and is uniquely placed to support Payton’s growth in the eastern seaboard of Australia.

With a passion for the property sector and commitment to the evolution and growth of Queensland, Grant is eager to leverage his expertise to deliver innovative and customer-focused outcomes.

Grant holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Applied Finance.

Chris Bevans | Investment Director

Chris Bevans – Investment Director QLD

Chris has extensive experience in the banking and financial services sector having worked for the past 16 years in ultra-high-net worth private banking and wholesale markets. Chris brings with him a strong acumen in relationship management, risk and compliance and stakeholder engagement.

Having worked with major banking institutions and with large family groups, Chris has detailed knowledge and understanding of wholesale investor and debt markets across various asset classes. With previous experience in distribution of private debt opportunities, Chris is well placed to assist high net worth clients.

Chris prides himself on his connection to the community and local market having recently been a board member and treasurer of St John’s Crisis Centre on the Gold Coast after a four-year term. His work continues as a member of the fundraiser sub-committee.

Residing on the Gold Coast, Chris holds a Bachelor of Business, Accounting (James Cook University)

Phil Heissenbuttel| Investment Director

Phil Heissenbuttel – Investment Director QLD

Phil is an experienced financial services professional with a career spanning 30 years. His extensive experience encompasses various roles including support, sales, relationship management and leadership roles across diverse segments such as agribusiness, commercial and corporate, retail and private wealth.

Phil delights in creating those magic moments for clients and is committed to presenting innovative ideas to deliver the best possible outcomes. Phil holds a Master’s level in Business Administration and in Accounting (James Cook University), which enables him to supplement exceptional client focus with technical expertise.

Brett Cottam

Brett Cottam – Relationship Director QLD

With more than 35 years of professional experience, Brett is responsible for loan origination and business development, deal structuring, credit assessment and asset management.

Having begun his career in retail banking with NAB, Brett transitioned into Investment Banking working in London with UBS and Mizuho, before returning to Australia and fulfilling CRE Finance positions at NAB and Lloyds Bank.

Brett has also spent a number of years in property insolvency roles and more recently as a commercial broker specializing in construction finance. Brett holds an Associate Diploma in Business.

Lachlan Winten | Senior Relationship Manager

Lachlan Winten – Senior Relationship Manager

Lachlan has significant experience in the Banking and Finance sector. His previous experience saw him rise to Senior Associate positions at NAB and, more recently, excelling as a Portfolio Manager for Nivcorp Property Finance.

His industry knowledge extends across a diverse spectrum of asset types and debt structures, ranging from major banking institutions to private debt markets. Lachlan’s strategic insights and multifaceted expertise make him a valuable asset for the Payton Capital business where he will contribute significantly to the success and growth of the Brisbane team.

Steve Keefe | Relationship Manager

Steve Keefe – Relationship Manager

With a career spanning over 20 years, Steve is an experienced professional within the Banking and Finance Industry. Steve’s expertise, particularly in Business Banking, has enabled him to build a strong knowledge of Credit Risk Management and Assessment, and Portfolio Management.

In his role as Relationship Manager, Steve will play a pivotal role in driving the continued growth and expansion in Queensland.

Carla Huysamen | Relationship Manager

Carla Huysamen – Relationship Manager

Carla, a seasoned professional in the field of Property Finance, is bringing her wealth of experience to Payton Capital as a Relationship Manager. Over the past six years, Carla has navigated the intricacies of Business Banking Finance with prominent institutions such as Macquarie, Trilogy, and BCU Bank.

Carla’s decision to join Payton is driven by her passion for the property industry, coupled with her diverse background fostering meaningful relationships and driving key initiatives in the space of property finance.