Paul Clitheroe AM

Leading money and finance presenter, author & columnist

Paul Clitheroe is one of Australia's most respected financial media commentators and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English.

In September 2014, after 31 years, Paul changed his role from executive director to a non-executive role at IPAC Securities, a company he founded in 1983 with four partners. IPAC manages more than $16 billion dollars for clients.

Paul hosts Talking Money on the Australian Radio Network nationally. He also hosted Channel Nine's Money from 1993 - 2002 and in 2009 presented Second Chance as well as Money for Jam.

Paul is regarded as the leading expert in the field of personal investment strategies and advice and has given keynote presentations at hundreds of conferences in Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe. Paul is one of Australia's most influential people in the finance industry.

Paul Clitheroe is also the author of several financial books including the best-selling Making Money and Make Your Fortune by 40. His books have sold over 600,000 copies.

Paul is chairman of a number of boards including the Australian Government's Financial Literacy Board, Money magazine, RADD - the youth anti-drink driving body, the Australian String Quartet, a Council Member of Philanthropy Australia and a member of the Sydney University Medical School Advisory Board.

In 2008, Paul was invited by the Federal Government to the 2020 Summit as a member of the Future of the Australian Economy Committee.

The same year, Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday Honours for service to the financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy, and to the community.

In 2012 Macquarie University appointed Paul as Chair of Financial Literacy. He is a Professor with the School of Business and Economics.

Client testimonials

Paul was fantastic…I really mean that…he was fantastic. Would recommend him to anyone. I have received emails from clients raving about how great he was and thanking us for inviting them. He definitely opened my eyes to a few things. Thanks.

Corporate Traveller

He was exactly the right speed for the audience. A good mix of down to earth and sophistication. Related himself well to the audience. The feedback I had was that he was the best speaker most had seen.

Fuji Xerox

Both the retailers and the Lend Lease group found your speech fascinating, not just from a business point of view but also a personal point of view.

Lend Lease

Excellent. A very professional and accommodating presenter. Nothing was a problem (even up to 5 minutes before guests were due to arrive and the slide show wasn’t working). A pleasure to work with.

Tour Hosts Pty Ltd

Positive feedback from an appreciative audience - great presentation, relaxed style, informative and entertaining.

Lismore City Wide Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Paul projects a wonderful relaxed and friendly style. He is a pleasure to listen and work with. His sense of humour is very amusing - his presentation very down to earth.

Silicon Graphics

The feedback from our audience was that Paul gave a very engaging, down to earth presentation with a clear and direct message. Paul’s ability to relate his insights and experiences to our industry ensured that he captured the minds of everybody that attended. Furthermore it was highly appreciated by all that Paul stayed on after his presentation, making himself available for questions, discussions and photos. Highly Recommended.

Canon Australia Pty Ltd

Paul did a great job and was very well received by our audience (some of whom where international visitors and had never heard of Paul before). Paul was easy to work with, and very engaging. Highly recommended.

Basware Pty Ltd