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Government announces new financial literacy board appointees

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, has announced the appointment of new members to the Australian Government Financial Literacy Board.

Executive director of ipac Securities Paul Clitheroe has been reappointed as part-time chair of the board for the next two years, with Air Commodore Robert Brown taking up the role of chairman for the Australian Defence Force Financial Services Consumer Council.

Women’s leadership advocate Elaine Henry and executive director of Financial Counselling Australia Fiona Guthrie will have their roles as part-time members extended for the next two years.

The Financial Literacy Board is a statutory body designed to offer independent strategic guidance on financial literacy issues to the government and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The incumbent chair of the board, Paul Clitheroe, is a television personality and director of ipac Securities.

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Further, following his commencement as ASIC chairman on 1 February, Mr James Shipton will become an ex officio member of the board.

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Charbel Kadib is the news editor on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.

Before joining the team in 2017, Charbel completed internships with public relations agency Fifty Acres, and the Department of Communications and the Arts.

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