As National Head of Specialist Advice, Shadforth Financial Group, Dermot has overall responsibility for the profitable and efficient operation and growth of the Corporate Superannuation and Consulting business, the financial advice business, the Lending Specialists business and the General Insurance business. His teams work closely with accountants, lawyers and industry bodies as well as the Private Client Advisers of Shadforth Financial Group to ensure all client needs and expectations are met.

Previously, Dermot was National Manager, Alliance Partners at Perpetual Private where he worked closely with Perpetual Private's network of Accountants.

Prior to Perpetual, Dermot was Queensland State Manager of Aviva Australia and has had a variety of senior leadership roles within retail financial services over the last two decades.

Dermot holds a Masters in Financial Planning, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.