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Board of Directors

Tony Lally

Tony Lally

Non-executive Chairman

Tony has extensive experience covering a range of roles in the financial services industry both in Australia and overseas.

Tony is a qualified actuary as well as an experiencedSenior Executive, Non-Executive Director and Chair covering listed companies, non-listed companies and not for profits.

Tony’s experience covers the disciplines of governance, strategy development, risk management and change, both operational and cultural. His extensive investment expertise covers investment governance, investment strategy and management.

Previous roles include Chair and Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia(ASFA), Chief Executive Officer of Sunsuper (2007-2013) which provide superannuation, life insurance and retirement incomes for 1 million members across Australia and Executive Director of the four subsidiaries of the Commonwealth Bank which provided funds management, life insurance and custody services.

Tony has extensive Senior Executive experience in a number of disciplines, including life insurance, funds management, strategy development, sales and marketing, financial management, superannuation, risk management and financial planning. A key feature of his international career has been the building of successful businesses.

Tony is an independent Chairman and in the Board’s view is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with the independent exercise of his judgement.

Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward

Managing Director

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is the founder and Managing Director of SelfWealth.

Prior to founding SelfWealth, Andrew was an Executive Manager for Commonwealth Private leading a team of private bankers and private wealth managers in the disciplines of financial planning, insurance and stock broking.

Andrew also worked at Austock Group as National Sales Manager, responsible for distribution across various business divisions and as a Business Development Manager at St George Bank gaining extensive exposure to administration platforms. Previous roles at major financial institutions include Colonial First State, RetireInvest and AMP.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Sydney University, as well as a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) and is passionate about providing tools and information to help self-directed investors.

John Gaffney

John Gaffney

Non-Executive Director

John is a senior lawyer with experience as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed companies with significant exposure to company governance and ASX listing rules. John is a Non-Executive Director of Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Limited and sits on its Remuneration and Audit Committees.

John was Legal Counsel for the Australian Financial Ombudsman Service providing internal legal advice on financial services. He was a member of the Victorian Bar practising in commercial litigation. Prior to joining the Bar John was a senior member of the Victorian Law Institute internal compliance group.

John holds a Masters in Law and has strong management skills having managed a team of highly skilled professionals. He has extensive exposure to Corporations Law and compliance as a practising lawyer.

John is an independent Director and in the Board’s view is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with the independent exercise of his judgement.

John O'Shaughnessy

John O'Shaughnessy

Non-Executive Director

John has over 30 years’ experience in senior executive management and consulting roles in the finance sector. He has been responsible for funds management, private wealth, pensions, insurance, banking and securities in Asia/Pacific and in UK/Europe.

John is the current Chair of Forticode and Director of Alpha Vista Financial Services Holdings Limited. John is also a Council Member of the Macquarie University Faculty of Science and Engineering Advisory Council. John was a former Director of A T Kearney, ASX listed company Centrepoint Alliance Limited, and former Chair of the University of Adelaide’s International Centre for Financial Services Advisory Board. 

John holds an MBA from the Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, and has qualified as a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

John is an independent Director and in the Board’s view is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with the independent exercise of his judgement.