Board of Directors

John O'Shaughnessy
John O'Shaughnessy

John O'Shaughnessy

Co-founder and Non-Executive Director

More than 35 years in C-Suite roles and Directorships in financial services with a focus on funds management, wealth management and management consulting in Asia Pacific and in UK/Europe.

  • Current Directorships:
    • Director of ASX listed SelfWealth Limited, where he is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee as well as a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee
  • Past Directorships and significant roles include:
    • Director of ASX listed Centrepoint Alliance Limited where he was Chair of the Global Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee as well as Chair of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee
    • Member of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University
    • Chairman of Forticode Limited
    • Director A.T. Kearney Global Management Consultants
    • Chairman of the University of Adelaide International Centre for Financial Services
    • Director of the Australian Services Roundtable
    • Deputy CEO of the Financial Services Council
    • Director of Strategy for AMP International
    • Head of Strategy and Project Office for the Australian Securities Exchange
  • Holding:
    • MBA (Macquarie University)
Michael Monaghan

Michael Monaghan

Non-Executive Director

Actuary with 35 years in pensions, banking, funds management and investment consulting.

  • Current Directorships:
    • Chair of Flag Income Notes 3 Pty Ltd
    • Director of ASX listed Australian Ethical Investment Ltd
    • Hammond Care Deputy Chair
  • Past Directorships and Significant Roles include:
    • State Plus Managing Director
    • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Partner
    • InTech Investment Consultants CEO
    • Deutsche Bank various C-suite roles in Australia and Japan
  • Holding:
    • BA (Actuarial Studies)
    • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (IFoA)
    • Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia
    • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Ashby Monk
Ashby Monk

Dr. Ashby Monk

Non-Executive Director

8 years' experience within academia and as a consultant to the pension, sovereign and endowment funds industry.

  • Current Directorships:
    • Executive Director for the Global Projects Centre at Stanford University
    • Co-founder of Long Game Savings, a personal finance company providing a gamified finance app
    • Co-founder and President of Real Capital innovation (RCI), a technology company providing liquidity management tools to pension funds
    • Co-founder of Novarca North America, a consulting and data company that does forensic analysis of the fees and costs paid by pensions to their service providers
  • Significant Roles include:
    • Author of 6 books, 100 scholarly articles and 50+ peer reviewed articles.
  • Holding:
    • Bachelor's in Economics (Princeton University), Master's in International Economics (Universite de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne), PhD in Economic Geography (Oxford)
Dempsey D Naidoo
Dr. Dempsey Naidoo

Dr. Dempsey Naidoo

Non-Executive Director

40 years' experience as an international businessman, consultant, company founder, director and investor

  • Current Directorships:
    • Founder and Director Automotive Investment Holdings
    • Founder and Director PD Naidoo Group of Companies including PD Naidoo Financial Services Pty Ltd and Fortuna Swiss GmbH
    • Director N3 Toll Concession Limited
  • Past Directorships and Significant Roles include:
    • Retired MD Africa, Mott Macdonald (after the acquisition of PD Naidoo Engineering Group)
    • Director of SA Property Association (SAPOA)
    • Chairman Texton Property Fund
    • Mentor and impact investor with a strong focus on empowerment, FinTech, poverty alleviation and manufacturing
  • 2003 finalist EY/RMB World Entrepreneur Nomination for South Africa
  • Fellowships and Memberships of Engineering Institutions
    • Past President of CESA
  • United Nations Scholar at Kingston University, BSc Engineering
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate awarded from Kingston University
Brett Boynton
Brett Boynton

Brett Boynton

Non-Executive Director

Investment banker and private equity professional with 20 years of international experience in capital markets & corporate finance.

  • Current Directorships:
    • Signature Gold Founder and CEO
    • Chrysos Corporation Founding Director
  • Past Directorships and Significant Roles include:
    • Credit Suisse Australia Investment Banker
    • UBS London & New York Investment Banker
    • FBR Capital Banker Private Equity
  • Holding:
    • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    • B.Com Econ & Accounting University of Cape Town
    • MBA (Duke University)
Marianne Perkovic
Marianne Perkovic

Marianne Perkovic

Non-Executive Director

25 years' experience in executive and Board roles in the financial services industry with a focus on Wealth Management, Financial Advice, Private Banking and Superannuation across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

Advocate of enhancing financial literacy in the community and a leader focused on diversity and inclusion. 

  • Current Directorships:
    • Director, Commonwealth Private Limited, Chair of Investment committee.
    • Director CTBAL, wholly owned subsidiary of CBA incorporated in Hong Kong.
  • Past Directorships and Significant roles:
    • Executive General Manager, Commonwealth Private, Commonwealth Bank
    • Executive General Manager, Wealth Management Advice, Commonwealth Bank
    • Count Financial Limited, Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer
    • Financial Services Council (FSC) Board Member, Member of the Board Advice Committee
    • Director, Commonwealth Financial Planning, Count Financial Wisdom, AFS Licensee Boards as wholly owned subsidiaries of CBA. Chair of Investment Committee
    • Director Count Financial Limited ASX listed Entity. Member of Investment, Risk and Compliance, Remuneration Committee
    • Board Trustee and Director Future2 Foundation
    • Trustee of Count Charitable Foundation Chair Advisory Board
    • Australian Banking Association (ABA), Member Financial Advice Strategy Group
    • Ethics Centre, Steering Committee Member - Ethical Literacy Program
  • Awards & Acknowledgements:
    • FSC Industry Excellence Award recipient of the Industry Contribution Award (2017)
    • Finalist Money Management's Female of the Year (2013)
    • Finalist FINSIA Pinnacle Awards for the most outstanding woman in Financial Services (2011)
    • Reported as the youngest female CEO of an ASX listed entity (2006).
  • Holding:
    • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
    • Master Business Administration, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
    • Bachelor of Economics, major in Economics and Business Law, Macquarie University
  • Memberships:
    • Australian Institute Company Directors
    • Chief Executive Women
    • Financial Planning Association


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