A Wealth of Advice

Our Executives

The Honourable Shane L. Stone – Group Chairman

AC, PGDK, QC, LL.B (Melb), B.A. (ANU), G. Dip Ed Admin (Adel), Dip.Tchg (Sturt), FAIM, FAICD, FACE, Hon Life Member LAWASIA, Barrister & Solicitor Vic,NT, NSW & Tasmania; High Court of Australia), Dip. Financial Planning (AQTF accredited), F Fin (Fellow Financial Services Institute of Australia).

Shane was appointed Chairman in March 2009 by UK based majority shareholder, Mayfair Limited. Over the past decade and prior to his involvement with Mayfair, Shane has at various times acted as a non-executive independent director of various public and private companies across a range of industry sectors including resource commodities, wine, information technology and financial services. Shane was formerly a Barrister (Melbourne Bar) and a senior legal practitioner in the Northern Territory. In Government, Shane held most economic portfolios as well as Attorney General and Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and later served as the Federal President of the Liberal Party of Australia. Shane has spent the last decade back in the private sector.

Michael Adamson – Managing Director & Group Chief Executive Officer

LL.B (Hons) (Bond) (Solicitor Qld & NSW; High Court of Australia) JP (Qual), Dip. Financial Planning (AQTF accredited and RG146 ASIC compliant) A Fin (Associate Member Financial Services Institute of Australia) MAICD

Michael joined Anne Street Partners in 2004 as Corporate Counsel and in 2010 was appointed Managing Director and Group CEO. Michael is an honours graduate from Bond University Law School in Queensland and is an accredited specialist in Property Law with the Queensland Law Society. He is a former Adjunct Teaching Fellow at Bond University Law School specialising in Land Law, Property Law, Corporations Law and legal drafting. He is also an occasional guest lecturer for the Queensland Law Society on Land and Property Law.

Prior to joining Anne Street Partners, Michael worked in private practice with Adamson Solicitors, Queensland. He has acted for various Australian banks and other financial institutions preparing, executing and enforcing contractual agreements and securities. Michael brings to Anne Street Partners a strong background in banking, finance and prudential regulation.

Melinda Sheppard – Group Chief Financial Officer

B.Econ (Macquarie), Master ACC (CQU) and CPA

Melinda was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Anne Street Partners in 2012. Prior to this role, Melinda was employed as Finance Director and Company Secretary of Ninemsn Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries. Melinda joined Ninemsn in 1998 and moved through the roles of Financial Accountant and Financial Manager before moving into her executive role of Finance Director and Company Secretary in 2008. Melinda has also held board directorships of a number of digital start up companies.

Melinda is a CPA qualified professional with over 15 years experience in financial management, financial analysis, business planning and implementing process improvements that improve business growth.

Melinda was nominated for the Telstra Business Woman’s Award in 2014.

Jason Dunn – General Manager, Strategy & Advice

MApp Fin (FP)

Jason joined Anne Street Partners in February 2015. He comes with nearly 30 years of finance industry experience and 20 years of senior executive and leadership experience.

Prior to joining Anne Street Partners, Jason was Head of St.George, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA Financial Planning. During his five-year career at Westpac Banking Group, he successfully implemented and delivered many programs as National Westpac Financial Planning Client Value Program Director and State Head of Westpac Business Financial Planning.

As General Manager, Strategy & Distribution, Jason will develop and drive national client service offering programs and key stakeholder relationships, whilst nurturing a team culture of accountability and excellence.
Jason’s personal achievements include multiple Ironman triathlons, including the Hawaii Ironman World Championships. He is also a motivational speaker, who shares his inspirational journey of fears, failures, sacrifices and lessons.

Lisa Hayes – Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance

BEcon, DipLaw

Lisa joined Anne Street Partners in December 2014 as General Counsel, Head of Legal, Risk and Compliance. She joins the Group with 20 years of experience developed in various legal roles in private practice and the Australian wealth management industry. Lisa has been instrumental in implementing legal and compliance requirements including the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) reforms. She also comes to the Group with extensive experience in corporate governance and litigation.

Prior to Anne Street Partners, Lisa held senior Legal and Compliance positions with Centric Wealth, Perpetual and Henry Davis York Lawyers. She brings a considerable breadth of commercial acumen and experience to this strategically important role as we implement best practise across the Group.

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