As the National Head of Specialist Advice, Dermot’s responsibilities include the profitable and efficient operation and growth of the Corporate Superannuation and Consulting business, the General Insurance business and the Lending business.
A core objective of the role is to ensure that Shadforth is the pre-eminent provider of Corporate Super Consulting, Member Advice, General Insurance and Lending services and to position the business to capture new business opportunities by leveraging the Shadforth name and reputation.
Great client experiences, that’s what the Specialist Advice Team is all about. Delivering a clear and strong message to our clients about the professional, efficient advice and holistic range of services available at Shadforth Financial Group that are delivered in their best interests.
Education and experience
Prior to joining Shadforth in May 2016, Dermot was with Perpetual Private Wealth for a number of years. He started as Queensland State Manager in 2009. He then went on to act as General Manager, where he oversaw the final stages of the successful transition of $9bn in assets to a new, purposely designed administration platform, resulting in the largest transfer of assets under administration in Australian financial services history.
Dermot has held a variety of other senior leadership roles within retail financial services over the last two decades, including with Aviva Australia and IOOF.
Dermot has completed a Masters in Financial Planning, holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Aviva Leadership Foundations Program at the European Centre for Executive Development (CEDEP) in France.