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Meet Your Course Specialists

Melinda Livingston

Income Specialist

Melinda has been helping people achieve their financial goals for over 20 years, with a background in investment, superannuation and financial planning and has a track record of launching award-winning initiatives that make a difference for Australians. She writes, presents and conducts workshops about the opportunities in the on-demand sharing economy.

Committed to continuous learning, she has done the study that you’d expect: a Masters in Business Management from Monash University, a Bachelor of Commerce from the UNSW, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).

Melinda has been a chair of FOLIA, a charity that advocates and raises funds for children with disabilities. She also helps new refugees to settle into life in Sydney with Sydney Refugee Teams.

Andrew Griffin

Private Wealth Adviser

Andrew specialises in providing financial advice and professional portfolio management to individuals and couples; approaching retirement and contemplating their new life after full time work and to those already enjoying their "retirement" (whatever that word means these days!).

Andrew’s extensive research has drawn him to seek to deeply understand the occasional challenges people face in transitioning from full time work (planned or unplanned). It is clear that much deeper thought and planning toward the non-financial side is needed, resulting in a smoother and more enjoyable transition.

Andrew joined the Sydney based financial advisory firm, Stanford Brown in 2012 and became a partner in 2018. He is qualified with Bachelor of Agricultural Economics at Sydney University, a Diploma of Financial Planning (Kaplan), and an Advanced Diploma Financial Planning (Kaplan). He is a Specialist in Self Managed Superannuation (Cavendish/ICFS), an Accredited Listed Products Adviser (ASX ALPA) (Kaplan), and a Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).


Felicity Glover

Financial Literacy Expert

Felicity Glover is an award-winning journalist with a strong focus on the topics of business and personal finance. She has worked in a range of senior management positions in radio, newspapers, magazines and websites for more than 25 years, ranging from Australia to Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

As the former Personal Finance Editor and columnist at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, Felicity launched a number of financial literacy campaigns to help educate and empower readers and their families during the global financial crisis, successfully positioning financial literacy as one of the country's most important topics for people to protect their financial futures.