Practice Leader Wealth Management & Superannuation

Barry Johnston

Barry is the Practice Leader for Wealth Management and Superannuation and is based in Melbourne.

Client Focus

  • Barry is an experienced wealth industry executive combining a passion for business model innovation with the pragmatism of deep sector experience
  • He brings hands-on operating experience as founder of a private equity backed wealth and accounting group, & complements this with five years consulting at Booz & Co where he assisted FS clients in Australia, SE Asia, & UK.

Sample roles include:

  • Defining post-crisis cost reduction and subsequent growth strategies for major wealth and accounting groups (2013-14)
  • Advising private equity companies looking at acquisitions in the wealth and accounting sector (2014)
  • Acquiring six accounting & wealth businesses (2007-12) and integrating them into a single operating model ($700m FUM)
  • Overseeing teams responsible for a new operating model for the UK Pension Service (£600m transformation)
  • Leading business transformation teams through change programs in the trade finance and consumer loan divisions of a major Thai bank
  • Designing a third party mortgage strategy for a major mortgage provider by helping to devise a value proposition that would attract higher value broker-originated loans
  • Conducting a salesforce effectiveness review for a major Australian bank in their retail and business banking divisions, including the Private Bank which lead to a comprehensive organisational redesign at GM & GM-1 levels to embed the recommended transformation program.

Publications, Conferences, Academics & Social Impact

  • He is a qualified financial adviser, MBA, and Six Sigma executive. He is also a professional engineer, graduating top student in his year.