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The Team

Our team has over 75 years of combined experience in the financial services industry

Angus Woods

Managing Director

Angus Woods

My 20 year working career has been in financial services and consumer businesses. I was previously an executive of Macquarie Bank and CFO of Virgin Money. I’m passionate about helping consumers in spaces they find difficult to navigate. I initially turned my attention to the financial planning industry on the back of the GFC, which brought to light the bad financial advice that had been given in previous years.  We hope this long awaited ratings and review service will not only help consumers find a qualified financial planner, but recognise and reward those in the industry that have been unfairly tarnished by a few rogue, poorly qualified planners.

My quirky titbit:
I won a regional rubik's cube competition when I was 11 years old

Christopher Zinn

Campaigns and Communications Director

Christopher Zinn

I’ve been involved in journalism and consumer affairs for all of my career with an increasing focus on financial services because of the enormous scope there is to improve outcomes for ordinary people. I run an initiative called determinedconsumer.com.au aimed at fostering greater consumer empowerment in markets through the application of new technologies and encouraging us all to take a little effort to get better returns. For much of 2014 I also grew a campaign called 'Save Our FOFA' aimed at spreading awareness and support for the Future of Financial Advice legislation. I worked with Angus at One Big Switch where I was campaigns and communications director and helped explain and grow projects such as the Big Electricity Switch. Previously I learned the ropes of the consumer movement as the media spokesman and campaigns chief for CHOICE where I first came to grips with the challenges and conflicts inherent in the structure of financial planning in Australia. I have worked as a television and radio reporter with the ABC in current affairs and documentary series as well as a reporter and producer at Channel Nine for shows such as Today and Sunday. I have worked for several newspapers in Australia and overseas including The Guardian.

My quirky titbit:
I am a twin. I also am an eclipse chaser—so far three total solar eclipses under my belt.

David Koch

Advisor

David Koch

With a 27-year career as one of Australia's leading finance journalists and commentators, David's knowledge of money and business is extensive. In fact, in a survey conducted by Money Management, David was voted by his peers as one of the ten most influential people of all time in the Australian financial services industry.

While now best known as the co-host of popular Seven Network breakfast program Sunrise, "Kochie" has several finance-related career highlights including; founding Personal Investment magazine, launching Money magazine in the United Kingdom, founding industry trade mag Money Management and founding Australia's biggest-selling small business magazine "My Business". Prior to Sunrise, he was the Seven Network's Finance Editor, and hosted the daily Sky Business Report on Sky News Australia. 

Duc Tran

Technology Director

Duc Tran

I am a technology consultant with over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. I've worked in digital agencies in several roles spanning from Developer, Lead Developer, and IT Director - gathering experience from many companies in a wide number of industries. Through Tipping Point Pty Ltd (digital agency), I have worked with BT Financial Group/Westpac and Suncorp within the financial planning area working on several web applications for financial planners/advisers such as adviser tool kits, super rollover applications/online applications and event registration and communications.

I am currently running my own development agency working with other agencies such as Republic Of Everyone who work with many large corporates and some Not for Profits such as Visy, Mobile Muster, Nature Conservation Council, Cancer Council NSW, Lend Lease, Garage Sale Tail, Amnesty International, Horticulture Australia to name a few.

My team and I specialise in Umbraco deployments (large and small), iOS and Android apps, custom web development in .Net and PHP, Email and Project management of any technical project, requirements and project scoping and strategy. We enjoy working with large corporates, through to established small and medium business and also up-and-coming entrepreneurs and pride ourselves in helping our clients find and scope the right solution, doing it cost effectively and bringing excellent outcomes and return on investment.

My quirky titbit:
Mad Sydney Swans fan

Georgie Pratt

Customer and Adviser Services Director

Georgie Pratt

I bring varied work experience to Adviser Ratings. I started my career as a food technologist working for Coca Cola Amatil, Unilever and Pepsico. As an account manager for Givaudan (previously Quest International), working with brands like Cadbury Schweppes, Arnotts, Carlton United Breweries and Dairy Farmers, service to my clients was paramount. I then spent four years running my own business under the Nutrimetics umbrella, moving quickly up the ranks and winning numerous sales and sponsoring awards. I lived all the highs and lows that came with running my own business. I bring a service-oriented approach to business and abide by the old adage that customers come first.

My quirky titbit:
I often drink my cups of tea through uncooked tubular spaghetti (the food technologist in me!)