Paul Clitheroe is a pioneer in the Australian financial literacy movement and serves as Senior Advisor to The Financial Literacy Group. In that role he taps his deep knowledge of personal finance along with his proven ability to lead national financial education efforts on behalf of the firm’s clients.
In 2003 the Australian government appointed Mr. Clitheroe chairman of the Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce, which in 2008 evolved into the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board, of which Mr. Clitheroe remains chairman. Working closely with the national consumer financial regulator, this body was instrumental in the issuance of Australia’s first national financial literacy strategy in 2011 and its revision in 2014.
Mr. Clitheroe also serves as executive director of ipac securities, a company he founded in 1983 with four partners. ipac manages more than $13 billion (AUD) for clients across Australia.
Additionally, Mr. Clitheroe 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 a national Australian television program on financial topics from 1993 to 2002. He also presently hosts a nationwide radio program on money. Finally, he is Chairman of Money magazine.
In 2008, Mr. Clitheroe was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to the Australian financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy, and to the community.
In 2012, Mr. Clitheroe was appointed Chair of Financial Literacy by Macquarie University where he is a Professor with the School of Business and Economics.
Mr. Clitheroe has a BA from the University of New South Wales.
Below is a clip of one of Mr. Clitheroe’s public appearances.
The Challenges of Invisible Money