Kevin Bailey on financial planning, philanthropy and foreign aid

26th of July 2017 7.15pm

In 2014, Kevin Bailey retired after working as a Certified Financial Planner for more than 20 years. His roles included Director of the Shadforth Financial Group and head of the Philanthropic Services division.

He has written two books on finance and investment; and also penned a weekly finance column for the Herald Sun newspaper between 1998 and 2009. He has contributed to several magazines and journals in the investment and finance industry and hosted talk-back radio programs for 3AW and ABC in Victoria. He has also travelled around the world to deliver keynotes on financial matters, leadership and expert business advice.

Bailey’s interest in foreign aid included the role of former Director of G7+ Foundation Incorporated and former Honorary Consul-General of Timor Leste in Victoria from 2002-2013. He has been a member of many government boards, including the National Advisory Committee on Ageing and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Industry Liaison Committee.

Bailey has always held the philanthropic sector close to his heart, and established a Private Ancillary Fund 15 years ago (which he continues to manage). He is also a patron of Future2 Foundation, the charity of the financial services industry, and holds positions on philanthropic boards such as the Council of Opportunity International Australia. He is a member of Philanthropy Australia.

Before his financial career Bailey was in the Australian Army and a member of the Special Air Service (SAS).

On a personal note, Bailey is married with seven children. And this year, Bailey was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to Australia-Timor Leste relations, to philanthropic organisations, to the financial planning sector, and to the community.

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