SMSF Association names new Director

Board Move


The SMSF Association has announced the appointment of Liam Shorte to its board, effective 1 September 2018.

Shorte, who has chaired the Association’s NSW Local Community since 2015 and is a member of the Magnitude Advisory Committee, is an SMSF Specialist Advisor™ and financial planner with his firm Verante Financial Planning.

SMSF Association chair, Deborah Ralston, said of the announcement: “It was a carefully considered choice to appoint Liam. His practical knowledge of the sector derived over many years from dealing directly with clients will be of enormous value to the Board, the Association, and the wider SMSF community."

“Liam has established a deserved reputation as an expert in this field. His blog, The SMSF Coach, which helps break down strategies and industry jargon into plain English for SMSF trustees, has a keen following,” she added.

Commenting on his appointment, Shorte said: “Having joined the Association in 2008, I appreciate its enormous contribution to the policy and technical debates in the SMSF sector, as well as recognising the genuine regard it is held in Canberra for its positive contribution, and I look forward to adding my voice to this collective effort."

Shorte will succeed Andrew Gale, who is stepping down after six years on the board, including two years as chair.


September 2018


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