One on one with…Bryan Ashenden


BT Financial Group head of financial literacy and advocacy Bryan Ashenden has been working under the Westpac umbrella for over 16 years. He tells Malavika Santhebennur what the new education standards mean for specia.. Read More

One on one with…Leigh Mansell


Heffron SMSF Solutions technical services manager Leigh Mansell regards winning the SPAA Educator Excellence Award as a huge achievement for her organisation as well as herself. She tells Darin Tyson-Chan how many pr.. Read More

One on one with…Craig Banning


Navwealth director Craig Banning entered the SMSF sector over a decade ago because he spotted it as a growth opportunity. He talks to Darin Tyson-Chan about the importance of being a specialist and how technology wil.. Read More

One on one with…Andrew Hamilton


Andrew Hamilton’s time as SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia (SPAA) chair has just come to an end. Here he takes the opportunity to reflect on his experiences of the past two years with Darin Ty.. Read More

One on one with…Vicki Stylianou


How did you come by your introduction to the SMSF sector? When I came back to Australia in 2002, after working overseas, I found my self immersed in the superannuation industry. My involvement with SMSFs was an.. Read More

One on one with…Paul Sarkis


Heffron SMSF Solutions technical sales director Paul Sarkis has been involved in the sector since the turn of the century from what was supposed to be a three-year assignment. He tells Darin Tyson-Chan how institutio.. Read More

One on one with…Greg Mifsud


Goodwin Financial Services SMSF specialist Greg Mifsud was drawn to the sector immediately after completing university. He speaks to Darin Tyson-Chan about his involvement with SPAA and how the over-regulation of the.. Read More

One on one with…Andrew Gale


Andrew Gale has been a member of the SPAA board for nearly two years now. He tells Darin Tyson-Chan about the opportunities to continue to grow the body’s membership and the need for more measured debate to for.. Read More

One on one with...Tracey Besters


SMSF Design founder Tracey Besters is helping practitioners build better SMSF businesses. She talks to Darin Tyson-Chan about the areas that need improvement among current SMSF advisory practices. How did you com.. Read More

One on one with...Doug McBirnie


Doug McBirnie is a consulting actuary with Bendzulla Actuarial, a role he has held for just over a year. He shares with Darin Tyson-Chan his surprise at how quickly change has occurred during this period as well as h.. Read More

One on one with...Tony Rigby


AMP financial planner Tony Rigby has been a practitioner for nearly 25 years. He speaks to Darin Tyson-Chan about the changing interests of SMSF members after the GFC and the need for all sector participants to work .. Read More