Paul Clitheroe AM

Chairman, the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board
Executive Director, ipac securities

Paul ClitheroePaul Clitheroe is a director of ipac securities, a company he founded in 1983 with four partners. ipac manages more than $13 billion for clients. Paul is one of Australia's leading media commentators on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. His books have sold more than 600,000 copies.

Paul hosted the Money Program on Channel 9 from 1993 to 2002. He also hosts "Talking Money" which runs nationally on radio. Paul was Chairman of the Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce, set up by the Australian Government in 2003 to facilitate a national approach to the provision of consumer and financial literacy programs and information.

Paul is also Chairman of Money magazine, Chairman of the youth anti-drink driving body, RADD, a Council Member of Philanthropy Australia, Chairman of the Australian String Quartet and a member of the Sydney University Medical School Advisory Board.

In 2008, Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours for service to the financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy, and to the community.

In 2012, Macquarie University appointed Paul as Chair of Financial Literacy. He is a Professor with the School of Business and Economics.

Last updated: 06 Nov 2014