Judges

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Stuart Ayling, Managing Director, Marketing Nous

Stuart Ayling is Managing Director at Marketing Nous, a sales performance improvement consultancy. He is degree qualified in Marketing, holds a graduate certification in International Busine...

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Alisdair Barr, Founder and Managing Director, Grad Mentor

Alisdair Barr is the Founder and Managing Director of Grad Mentor who’s sole purpose is to raise awareness of Financial Planning as an exciting and rewarding career path to ensure the futu...

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Peter Boston, Head of Advice Development, Pathway Licensee Services

Peter has 23 years experience in the financial advice industry working with financial advisers and licensees in a variety of roles. These include supporting advice business’ through AFSL e...

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Danielle Cornelissen, Director, 5elk

Working in the financial services industry and running her very own financial advice business for the past 15 years has given Danielle a greater understanding of the ins and outs of the indu...

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Sarath Delpachitra, Professor of Finance/Director, UTS Business School, Shanghai

Professor Sarath Delpachitra currently serves as the Director of the UTS Campus of the UTS Business School (SHU-UTS SILC Business School) and has previously served as the Deputy Dean of the ...

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Michael Drage, Founder, Re-Imagined Habitat

With over 25 years in the financial planning and investment industry, Michael is blending this with two of his other passions- Building Design and Sustainability. ...

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Douglas Driscoll, CEO, Starr Partners

Douglas Driscoll is CEO of Starr Partners; and was named Industry Thought Leader at the Real Estate Business Awards 2016, with his group also winning the Best Boutique Agency category. Origi...

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David Ho, National Distribution Manager - Investment Products, ASX

David Ho is the National Distribution Manager – Investment Products at ASX. He is primarily responsible in raising awareness and Australia’s AFSL holders (Dealergroups), financial planne...

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Nikolas Kloufetos, Director, Advice Company Support

Nikolas is a trusted risk and compliance consultant to a number of Australian Financial Services Licensees and Financial Advisers across Australia. With over 18 years of demonstrated experie...

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Andy Marshall, National Manager, IOOF Alliances

Andy has been involved in financial markets since 1988. He has worked as a commodities buyer, an underwriter and was a financial planner for 7 years. ...

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Sally Murphy, Education Programs Manager, The Ethics Centre

Sally is an education management specialist. Managing an education portfolio at The Ethics Centre, Sally has brought her years of experience in designing, creating, curating and managing inn...

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Julia Newbould, Marketing content and Stella Network lead, BT Financial Group

Julia is well-known throughout the Australian financial services industry thanks to her 20-year plus career as a senior editor and journalist writing for the leading consumer and trade publi...

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Jenny Pearse, Director/Business Coach, Communications and Marketing Consultant

Jenny started her adventure into small business at the age of 25, providing first-hand experience on what it takes to build a team from the ground up. Journeying through administration and m...

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Steve Prendeville, Managing Director, Forte Growth Solutions

Steve has 30 plus years’ experience in the financial services industry. As Managing Director of Forte Asset Solutions and Forte Dealer Solutions Steve has unique insight into the financial...

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Steve Salvia, Managing Director, Blackwing Profit Consulting

Hi there, my name’s Steve Salvia. I work with successful financial planners who want to improve their Marketing, Conversion, Delivery & Referrals and those who are not Scaling fast en...

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Rachel Staggs, Marketing Director, SRSCC

I love marketing , people and Financial services and for the last 18 years I've been fortunate enough to work in this fabulous industry. In 2009 I started my own business with one goal in mi...

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Vicki Stylianou, Executive General Manager, Advocacy & Technical, Institute of Public Accountants

Vicki is currently employed by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), which is one of the professional accounting bodies in Australia, with over 35,000 members in 65 countries worldwide....

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Brett Walker, Principle, SMART

SMART’s Principal (Brett Walker LL.B.) has been engaged in the financial services industry continuously since 1991 when he joined the just established Australian Securities Commission in i...