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I produce investment content for an Australian audience

I’m an investment writer with a background spanning government, telecommunications and financial services. In my current role I develop and distribute investment-related content for Australia’s leading investment research house.

I'm fortunate to have worked within multiple industries, learned from some incredibly talented people, and contributed to some rewarding and worthwhile projects.

Breadth of experience is something I consider invaluable, especially in the world of investments (I wrote about it here).

Career

Lonsec Group

Jan 2016 – May 2021

Melbourne

Senior Investment Writer

Producing investment content for Australia’s leading investment research provider, including client publications, lead capture programs, and marketing collateral. Writing, editing and re-packaging in-house investment research for distribution to key audiences, including financial advisers, superannuation funds, SMSF trustees and end investors. Leveraging Lonsec’s proprietary data and insights to develop and implement a content strategy that builds awareness of Lonsec’s research and portfolio construction capabilities.

Windsor Place Consulting

Jan 2012 – Mar 2015

Melbourne

Strategy Consultant

Consultant at a boutique regulatory strategy firm servicing major telecommunications operators, national regulatory agencies and global development organisations predominately in South East Asia. Working closely with corporate and regulatory teams to present best practice solutions to key regulatory issues in the telecommunications and ICT sectors. Using network models to value key industry assets such as mobile spectrum rights, service licences, and the pricing of regulated access arrangements.

Australian Parliament

Mar 2008 – Dec 2011, Mar 2015 – Dec 2015

Melbourne & Canberra

Media & Policy Advisor

Advisor to the Chair of the House Standing Committee on Economics and the Assistant Cabinet Secretary. Conducting research on economic policy and related bills appearing before parliament and the committees. Providing briefings for Senate inquiries and the Senate estimates process. Managing content, media and campaigns. Writing speeches and managing the member’s public profile.

Skills

Tools

Financial Express

Bloomberg

Salesforce

Pardot

MS Office

Sublime Text

Chrome Developer Tools

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Interpersonal skills

Stakeholder management

Mentoring

Project management

Working under pressure

Positive energy

Communication

Managing budgets

Making good-looking presentations

Getting buy-in from executives (often as a result of the above)

Critical thinking

Footy tipping

Married at First Sight and Bachelor conversations

Programming

HTML 5

CSS 3

JavaScript

jQuery

PHP 5

WordPress

Bootstrap

Node.js (runs this site)

Express.js

MongoDB (stores content for this site)

JSON

SASS / SCSS

React

Python

C++

MySQL (Old skool)

Vue.js (Learning)

Firebase (What even is it?)

Angular (Nope)