David French is Managing Director and Head of Financial Planning. Starting with just himself and a desk, David was responsible for building The Rock Investment Planning from scratch. This entity was subsequently purchased and became The Investment Collective. David has worked in finance and economics since 1990, and in investment markets since 1994. David was rated as high as number 3 in Australia as an investment analyst, holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Diploma in Corporate Management and is PS146 compliant. David has also completed a range of other courses relating to valuation of companies and investments. David deals with all financial planning, investing and superannuation matters for new and existing clients.
Nigel has several decades of business experience in the Australian and International Finance industry. He was Co-founder and CEO of Impact Investing Pty Ltd, a Sydney based Funds Management Financial Services Technology company that achieved global success and recognition. Prior to that he held senior portfolio management positions with leading fund management firms BlackRock and Bankers Trust. Today Nigel is Principal of the Caana Group, a private wealth management firm.
Mr Evans is an experienced investment professional with almost 30 years’ experience in research, valuation and funds management. He has been rated number one analyst for building materials, construction and emerging companies while at UBS Australia and judged Money Management Fund Manager of the Year in 2005 and 2006 as Chief Investment officer at MIR Australia. Between 1997 and 2010, Mr Evans was sole analyst on the IPO’s of Bristile, AWB, Transfield Services, Worley Parsons and NRW. He is currently principle of Yaz Investment Pty Ltd, and provides consulting services for mid-sized Australian Companies such as Adelaide Brighton, Brickworks Ltd, Calibre Global and Dulux. He also provides investment consulting advice for global fund managers. Mr Evans is currently non-Executive President of the Manly Warringah Basketball Association and is a past director Director of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
Lance Livermore is a Certified Financial Planner and also a Certified Practicing Accountant. He attained his original qualifications in Albury prior to establishing himself in a financial controller role with Potter Warburg in Melbourne. He has in excess of 30 years’ experience in both stockbroking and financial planning, and was a founding partner of Bailey Livermore Financial Services, a predecessor organisation of the Pentad Group and The Investment Collective.
Chris is a qualified accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) who has worked in the financial planning industry for more than 25 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has been the principal of his own business as well as working as a significant co-owner alongside others prior to the planned sale of The Pentad Group in 2013. Chris continues as an employed financial planner under the new ownership structure. Earlier career experience includes mainstream accounting and audit roles with multi-national commercial enterprises in a variety of locations.