Our Team

A highly qualified and
experienced advisory, research
and support team

The Team at Garnaut Private Wealth

In order to remain exclusively client focused, each partner or private wealth adviser has a limited number of client relationships to manage, supported by an experienced portfolio administration manager with the risk management team, the research team and the investment committee at call.


“Our unique client-focused advice model offers you multiple contacts within the business across all departments.”
Connor O’Regan – Investment Analyst

Our Senior Executive team includes:

  • Executive Team
    Executive Chairman

    Chris Garnaut

    CFP, Dip FP, MIML

    Chris has had a distinguished career of 33 years in the financial services industry. Chris has acted as an adviser to many of Australia’s most successful business entrepreneurs and has extensive experience in equities and commercial property analysis. Chris studied Business Management at Columbia University, New York and is a regular industry speaker.

    Chris was named by Money Management Magazine as one of Australia’s top 10 financial advisers.

    Chief Operations Officer

    Michael Murphy

    Dip F.S (Fin Planning), Dip Finance & Mortgage Broking Management, SMSF Specialist Advisor™ MIML

    Mick joined Garnaut Private Wealth in 2006 after following a 22 year career in Commercial Banking. Mick worked across all areas of the business and has now transitioned into the role of Chief Operations Officer.

    As Chief Operations Officer Mick works closely with the Firms Executives, Partners, Investment Committee and Administration Team to ensure the company has proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures and people systems in place to ensure the business delivers professional outcomes for its clients.

    Chief Investment Officer

    Geoff Schubert

    Dip FS (Financial Planning), MIML

    Geoff joined Garnaut Private Wealth (GPW) in 2003 following a successful 30 year career at the Commonwealth Bank where he had been recognised nationally as one of the Bank’s leading Corporate and Business bankers specialising in SME’s and Franchise businesses. Geoff has an extensive understanding of business cash flow, corporate structure and balance sheets, taxation and commercial property.

    Geoff was a Partner at our Canberra office for 9 years working with an extensive and diversified ACT, NSW, Queensland, WA and overseas client base prior to retiring as a Partner and Private Client Adviser late in 2013. Geoff has been a member of the GPW Investment Committee for 10 years and accepted the role of Chief Investment Officer in March 2014.

  • Advisory Team
    Partner

    Christian Zimmer

    B.Bus (Fin. Planning), Grad. Dip (Accounting), SMSF Specialist Advisor™

    Christian has been with Garnaut Private Wealth since 2011 and is now a Senior Partner of the Firm.

    Christian holds a Bachelor degree majoring in Financial Risk Management, as well as a Post Graduate Accounting qualification.

    Christian provides advice to many of the Firms largest clients/family groups, dealing with a range of complex corporate structures and large balance sheets including Family Offices and Charitable Foundations. Christian is also an active voting member of the GPW Investment Committee and a leader and mentor within the GPW business.

    Christian is committed to delivering the highest quality service to his clients while assisting them and their families to achieve their goals.

    Partner (Sydney Office)

    Anthony Windress

    Master of Commerce (Financial Planning), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Applied Science (Systems Agriculture), Diploma of Financial Planning, Diploma of Mortgage & Finance Broking, SMSF Specialist Advisor™, Justice of Peace

    Anthony joined the firm in January 2018 to lead our Sydney based operations. Prior to joining Garnaut Private Wealth, Anthony held a number of Senior and Middle Management roles in commercial banking within Australia’s largest Banks.

    Anthony’s experience in small to mid-market businesses enables him to deal with a range of complex corporate structures and the effective transition of business wealth into personal wealth.

    Anthony is also an active member of the Investment Committee.

    Private Wealth Advisor

    Matthew Starling

    B Comm (Finance), Dip. Fin Planning, SMSF Specialist Advisor™

    Matthew joined Garnaut Private Wealth in 2015 where he has since held roles of Associate Adviser and Head of Administration. Matt has worked alongside the Senior Partners on the implementation of complex structures and investment strategies for some of the firm’s largest clients. He provides a broad range of wealth management solutions to his clients including superannuation and retirement strategies, tax planning and insurance.

    Matthew has expertise in long-term wealth creation strategies for young high net worth individuals looking to transfer business cash flow into personal wealth. Matt works closely with specialist professionals such as tax accountants and estate planning lawyers to ensure the best outcome for his clients.

    Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Monash university. He also holds a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a certified Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Specialist Advisor. Matthew is an active member of the Investment Committee.

    Contact

    mstarling@garnaut.com.au

    Head of Risk Assurance

    Sharon Mitchell

    LIPA Accredited (Tier 2 Personal Insurance Advice – Diploma of Financial Planning)

    Sharon began with Garnaut Private Wealth as its first employee in 1988 therefore has over 30 years of experience in Risk Management. 

    Sharon oversees the development and implementation of wealth protection and personal insurance strategies that are supported by a national network of leading Life Offices.  This includes a wide range of specialist expertise in the analysis of comparative insurance structures, product quality, ease of assessment and claim management.

    Contact

    smitchell@garnaut.com.au