Angus Woods is the founder and Managing Director of Adviser Ratings. He is a well known... More
CEO, Adviser Ratings
Angus Woods is the founder and Managing Director of Adviser Ratings. He is a well known entrepreneur in Australia having been involved in several start-ups.
Having a background in financial services, Angus spent his former years at Macquarie Bank before acting on behalf of the Mark Bouris owned Wizard Home Loans in its divestment to GE Money for $500M. He spent 5 years as CFO of Virgin Money, helping direct it through the GFC whilst launching multiple products (including its Superannuation and Life Insurance products) before an eventual sale to Bank of Queensland.
As a founding member of start-up One Big Switch, he negotiated the biggest consumer campaign in Australia with News Limited, shifting 100,000 Australians in 4 weeks to a new product provider.
Angus is an active contributor to the international blockchain community having represented the key association in Australia, the Australian Digital Currency Commerce Association, alongside the Federal Government in exploring the benefits blockchain technology can have for consumers.
Angus is a passionate consumer advocate, and he believes through the combination of technology and the organic increase in consumer activism, better outcomes can be achieved for Australians in the much needed industry of financial advice.
Angus is a Certified Practising Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Business degree with University of Technology, a postgraduate in Applied Finance and Investment and was awarded top student in the Masters of Accounting.
Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by... More
Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community.
He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics.
Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and demographic matters.
He is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School and he holds a Master of Arts degree from Monash University.
Bernard Salt is one of the most in-demand speakers. He is perhaps best known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying and tagging new tribes and social behaviours such as ‘the seachange shift’, ‘the man drought’, ‘pumcins’ (pronounced “pumkins”) and ‘the goats cheese curtain’.
Bernard has popularised demographics through his books, columns and media appearances for 25 years. His body of work is encapsulated in six popular best-selling books beginning with The Big Shift published in 2001 through to his most recent work More Decent Obsessions published in 2014.
Media Presenter, Channel 7
David Koch (affectionately known by the Australian public as "Kochie"), is the co-host of... More
Media Presenter, Channel 7
David Koch (affectionately known by the Australian public as "Kochie"), is the co-host of Channel Seven's morning show 'Sunrise'. He is also the host of 'Kochie's Business Builders' which is owned and produced by his own compny Pinstripe Media. David is one of Australia's foremost business and finance commentators. His finance columns include writing for New Idea magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, Adelaide Advertiser and the Hobart Mercury.
As a former business owner, operator and company director, David is in demand as a presenter and regularly addresses as a wide range of corporate events and groups. His specialty is speaking on success in small business and investment issues as well as providing practical tips. David speaks informatively from a base of personal experience and in depth knowledge of business and financial issues.
A survey conducted by 'Money Management' newspaper recognised David as one of the 10 most influential people in establishing the retail financial services industry. A Reader's Digest survey found he is also one of the top 25 'Most Trusted People in Australia'. David has published numerous bestselling books on finance as well as hugely successful 'Kochie's Best Jokes' books. He was named Father of the Year in 2007. Combining his passion for AFL and business credentials, David was appointed Chairman of the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2012 and has since dramatically transformed their membership base, profitability and ability to get points on the board
David Murray AO
David Murray joined the Commonwealth Bank in 1966, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in... More
David Murray AO
David Murray joined the Commonwealth Bank in 1966, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in June 1992, and retired from this position in 2005.
In November 2005 the Australian Government announced that Mr Murray would be Chairman of the Future Fund. His statutory term ended in April 2012.
In November 2013 Mr Murray was appointed to head the Government's inquiry into Australia's financial system. The inquiry made recommendations to foster an efficient, competitive and flexible financial system, consistent with financial stability, prudence, integrity and fair treatment.
Mr Murray is a member of the Oliver Wyman Senior Advisory Board and Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse. He has previously served as a member of the Finance Sector Advisory Council and was the inaugural Chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. He is Chair of the Butterfly Foundation, dedicated to addressing eating disorders in Australia.
In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian Society in banking and corporate governance and, in 2007, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO).
Mr Murray holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Business Administration. He holds an honorary Ph.D. from Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Head of Consumer Marketing, Google
Gabi’s passion for connecting people with transformative and useful technology has led... More
Head of Consumer Marketing, Google
Gabi’s passion for connecting people with transformative and useful technology has led her from telcos in Australia and New Zealand to Google, where she is currently Head of Consumer Marketing for Australia and NZ. A ten year veteran of the world's best place to work, she leads an awesome team building Google's brand in Australia and NZ and connecting people with the best of Google’s products across hardware, the Google app, Google Play and Android.
Raised in South Africa, Gabi migrated to New Zealand after her bachelors degree in Economics and Communications, and has lived in Australia since 2002. In addition to being an infamously fickle rugby fan, Gabi also has a track record of leading innovative and globally awarded campaigns.
John Eales AM was educated at Marist College, Ashgrove in Brisbane and at the University of... More
John Eales AM was educated at Marist College, Ashgrove in Brisbane and at the University of Queensland before taking to the international rugby stage.
He debuted for the Wallabies in 1991 and captained the side from 1996 until the end of his test career in 2001. He participated in two successful World Cup campaigns, captaining the latter in 1999, and led Australia through three Bledisloe Cup, two Tri-Nations and a British and Irish Lions series victory.
He was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame, the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame, the Australia Institute of Sport's Best of the Best, awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1999 for services to the community and rugby.
John was the founder of the Mettle Group – a consultancy which was acquired by Chandler Macleod in 2007, and sits on the boards of Flight Centre Limited, the Australian Rugby Union, FXDMS, The Palladium Group, and International Quarterback. He is also an occasional lecturer at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney.
John is also a columnist with The Australian newspaper, part of the Fox Sports team, and author of “Learning from Legends - Sport” and “Learning from Legends - Business”.
Shara Evans is a Technologist, Futurist and Keynote Speaker. She is recognised as one of the... More
Shara Evans is a Technologist, Futurist and Keynote Speaker. She is recognised as one of the world's top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies.
She's the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award winning technology analyst firm, and Telsyte (which she sold to publicly listed UXC), and has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology for the past 19 years.
Shara is a regular media commentator on technology issues - appearing on shows such as Sky News, The Drum, 7:30 and is regularly quoted in publications such as the Financial Review, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and many others.
Shara helps her clients understand new product and service opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies. Frequently working with executive, strategy and product teams, Shara gets organisations to think outside the box of what's available today to imagine the world in 5 or 10 years, and assists them in commercialising these concepts into innovative new products and services.
Shara brings together the latest technology innovations and cutting-edge research projects, tying them into strategic insights for a wide range of industries.
Shara has crafted a unique career in the technology industry, with roles spanning software engineering, program management, sales and marketing, founding two successful technology analyst firms and most recently focusing on the world of emerging technologies.