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Our people

Our people are our most important asset

We appreciate that attracting, developing and retaining the best people is critical to helping our customers achieve their financial goals.

We have a culture that encourages passion and innovation. One that respects and embraces diversity, cares for others, communities and each other’s wellbeing.

Our inclusive culture is underpinned by four core values:

Meet our executive team

Our executive team is made up of highly qualified and experienced leaders who bring complementary leadership skills to the group and share our mission to be the No.1 wealth management organisation in Australia that consistently puts clients first.

Renato Mota

Renato Mota

Acting CEO

  • Renato has over 18 years’ experience in financial services with a particular focus on senior management and corporate strategy
  • He is responsible for the overall delivery of value to the group’s various client segments across advice and services
  • He joined IOOF in 2003 and has previously worked for Rothschild, NAB and ANZ, and is a CFA charterholder
Julie Orr

Julie Orr

Group General Manager, Corporate Development

  • Julie has over 20 years’ experience in financial services gained in roles with Ernst & Young, Standard & Poor’s, Morningstar and Intech
  • Previously, Julie was IOOF’s General Manager Operations, and has played a key role in integrating several acquisitions, including AWM, Skandia and SFG
Sharam Hekmat

Sharam Hekmat

Chief Information Officer

  • Sharam has over 25 years’ experience within Information Technology including senior management positions at Aviva Australia, Kodak Australasia, Nortel Australia and Pragsoft Corporation
  • Sharam most recently was Chief Technology Officer at Ezidebit and holds a PhD in Software engineering
Dan Farmer

Dan Farmer

Chief Investment Officer

  • Dan was appointed to the role of Chief Investment Officer in July 2017 and is a member of the Investment Management Committee
  • Prior to this he managed the Australian Equities portfolio for seven years and successfully implemented the boutique program and defensive equities portfolio
  • Previously, Dan was a Senior Executive in Investments at Telstra Super
Frank Lombardo

Frank Lombardo

Group General Manager, Client and Process

  • Frank has over 20 years experience across the financial services sector
  • He previously held senior management roles at NAB and Aviva Australia
Ingrid Liepins

Ingrid Liepins

Group General Manager, People and Culture

  • Ingrid brings over 25 years of broad industry experience in Financial Services, Information and Communications Technology, Psychology and Education
Ian Lancaster

Ian Lancaster

IOOF Group Chief Risk Officer

  • Ian was appointed to the role of IOOF Group Chief Risk Officer in November 2017 and is responsible for the group’s Risk Management Framework.
  • Ian has more than 35 years’ experience in financial services, risk management and governance gained from roles with Ernst & Young, ANZ Banking Group and the Victorian Auditor General’s Office.
Gary Riordan

Gary Riordan

General Counsel

  • Gary has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, trustee and governance
  • He joined IOOF upon the acquisition of Australian Wealth Management in 2009.
  • Prior to this, Gary worked as a Partner at Holding Redlich and Cornwall Stodart and Principal with GR Financial Services and IFS Fairley.
David Coulter

David Coulter

Chief Financial Officer

  • David has over 25 years’ experience having worked at JP Morgan, ANZ Bank, Colonial and PwC
  • He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2009 and has played a pivotal role in subsequent restructuring and a series of acquisitions
Paul Vine

Paul Vine

Company Secretary

  • Paul joined the group in August 2014
  • He previously held in-house legal and governance roles at AXA, Bell Potter and Telstra, following an early career in London and Melbourne