The SMSF Association has announced that Liam Shorte will be joining its Board.
Liam Shorte, of Verante Financial Planning, is an SMSF Specialist Advisor and has chaired the SMSF Association’s NSW Local Community since 2015. He will join the Board on 1 September 2018, replacing Andrew Gale.
“It was a carefully considered choice to appoint Liam,” said SMSF Association chairperson Professor Deborah Ralston.
“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.”
Ralston paid tribute to Andrew Gale, who was Chairman of the Association for two years.
“Andrew’s lead as a strong and effective chairman of the Board, his contribution to strategic thinking for the Association, oversight of a smooth CEO succession, and service through the Public Policy Committee has been highly appreciated.”
Shorte said he was delighted to join the Board of the SMSF Association.
“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,” he said.
“In particular, I am hoping that the practical lessons I have learnt since establishing my own SMSF business will afford me the opportunity to bring a practitioner’s perspective and insights to the Board.”