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Alan Kenny

Alan Kenny Chief Executive Officer

Alan is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for managing the Federation Alliance’s strategic growth and product development, as well as overseeing its client services, governance requirements, marketing and sales activities. Alan has over 20 years financial services industry experience in both local and international markets. Alan was general manager, products and investment services at Colonial First State where he was responsible for managing and driving the development of Colonial First State’s products (including the FirstChoice and FirstWrap platforms), investment functions including the FirstChoice multi-manager investment team and the performance and analytics team. He joined Federation Alliance from AMP where he was recently head of product solutions and pricing for its SMSF business unit and responsible for managing and developing products tailored for AMP’s SMSF administration clients. He holds a business degree from Dublin Business School.

Richard Dixon

Richard Dixon Chief Operating Officer

Richard is Chief Operating Officer of the business. With 25 years’ experience in senior positions in funds management, financial planning and financial research, Richard has spent his career specialising in business development focusing on re-engineering, turnarounds, growth strategies and international expansion. Richard has been instrumental in many mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry and is credited with founding, growing and selling his own national dealer group. More recently he worked in China and Hong Kong establishing a range of specialist indexes listed on the Shanghai and Hang Seng Stock Exchanges. He has also held senior management positions with a leading Super administrator, Colonial Investments, IOOF, FPI (Aviva), Armstrong Jones and AXA.

John Grainger

John Grainger Sales Manager

John is a sales management professional with more than 26 years’ experience in the financial services industry, where he has held senior roles within the funds management, risk, banking, superannuation and agribusiness sectors. During his long and successful career John has held senior roles with organisations such as ING, HSBC Funds Management and ANZ Funds Management. John has developed strong and long-standing relationships with fund managers, asset consultants, dealer groups, researchers, advisers and referring accountants, both locally and nationally.

Sonia Currey

Sonia Currey Account Manager

Sonia is the Account Manager and oversees the national adviser onboarding process as well as business development, primarily in NSW. Sonia has over 20 years’ experience in financial services delivering product advice and technical education solutions from infancy to implementation in the direct and financial planning markets. She strives to deliver innovative solutions to refresh and improve the business and customer experience. She was most recently Manager Operations of AMP’s SMSF division, SuperConcepts where she provided technical and sales support to the business and their advisers. Sonia has wide ranging experience from having worked as a Technical Specialist at Australian Financial Review, General Manager, Adviser Services at Investec Australia, Senior Technical Manager at Tower Life Australia and her own consulting firm. Sonia is qualified as a financial planner and holds a Bachelor of Economics.

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