Our Team

  • Annette Sampson

    Annette Sampson

    Contributing Writer

    Annette has written and reported on personal finance across all types of media. She was personal finance editor with The Sydney Morning Herald, a former editor of the Herald’s Money section and a columnist for The Age. She has written several books on money and superannuation.

  • Vita Palestrant

    Vita Palestrant

    Contributing Writer

    Vita was the editor of the Money section of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has worked on major metropolitan newspapers here and overseas and has won several prestigious journalism awards including the 2001 Citigroup Award for Excellence in Journalism, Personal Finance Category.

  • Marcus Padley

    Marcus Padley

    Contributing Writer

    Marcus (MAppFin, LLB, MSAA) is the author of the Marcus Today share market newsletter and is well known for his “Tell it as it is” style. He is an author, speaker and a regular on ABC TV and Radio. Marcus is also a stockbroker and has been advising institutional clients and a private client base for over 32 years.

    You can sample his newsletter for free at marcustoday.com.au

  • Anthony O’Brien

    Anthony O’Brien

    Contributing Writer

    Anthony is a small business and personal finance writer with experience extending over 20 years in the communication industry. He is a contributor to leading magazines including Money, Acuity (formerly Charter) and The Australian Worker, and has previously written for INTHEBLACKJetstar Magazine, Australian Way and The Bulletin. Anthony also worked as a reporter with NBN on its nightly television news service.

    He is co-principal of business writing agency, Corpwrite Australia.

  • Roger Montgomery

    Roger Montgomery

    Contributing Writer

    Roger is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Montgomery Investment Management. He is a renowned value investor with more than 22 years experience. Roger published the First Edition of his stock market guide, Value.able, in 2010, becoming an Australian best seller in just 16 weeks. He is an awarded presenter on the subject of investing and appears regularly on radio, television, and writes regular commentary for major financial publications and newspapers.

  • Deborah Light

    Deborah Light

    Contributing Writer

    Deborah is a former business, features and news editor at the Sydney Morning Herald, and was the first woman in Australia to head a major newspaper, the Australian Financial Review. She has also written for the Bulletin.

  • Anne Lampe

    Anne Lampe

    Contributing Writer

    Anne has been a finance journalist for more than 30 years and has written for The Australian Financial Review and The Sydney Morning Herald, winning a Walkley award in 1991.

  • Greg Hoffman

    Greg Hoffman

    Contributing Writer

    Greg is Chairman of Forager Funds Management. He was previously Research Director of share research house Intelligent Investor and is now an independent financial educator, commentator and investor.

    Greg has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance) from the University of Technology (Sydney) and is a long-time follower of the value investing methodologies of Warren Buffett and Ben Graham.

  • Ross Greenwood

    Ross Greenwood

    Contributing Writer

    Ross Greenwood is the Nine Network’s business and finance editor, and hosts the top-rating radio program, Money News, 2GB in Sydney and around Australia each evening. He appears daily on the Today Show – notably for his Money Minute – and Nine News. Before joining Nine, Ross was editor-in-chief of the British weekly magazine, Shares.

  • Steph Nash

    Steph Nash

    Staff Writer

    Steph started at Money in 2015 as Staff Writer. In that year she also graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism, and was shortlisted for the university’s Dame Mary Gilmore Prize for best body of work on women and social justice. Steph is the former editor of North Shore magazine Sydney Observer, and has published work for Women’s Fitness and Madison magazines.

  • Susan Hely

    Susan Hely

    Senior Writer

    Susan has been a finance journalist for 30 years, beginning at the Australian Financial Review before moving to the Sydney Morning Herald. She edited a superannuation magazine, Superfunds, for the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and writes regularly on superannuation and managed funds. She’s also author of best-selling Women and Money.

  • Pam Walkley

    Pam Walkley

    Senior Writer, Founding Editor

    Pam, founding editor of Money magazine, stepped down from that role in early 2015 after more than 15 years at the helm. Before that she was at the Australian Financial Review for 11 years, holding several key roles including news editor, chief of staff and property editor. Pam is now a senior writer for Money.

  • Maria Bekiaris

    Maria Bekiaris

    Deputy Editor

    Maria, Money’s deputy editor, has been with the magazine since 2001 when she started as a writer/researcher. She writes on a variety of personal finance and investment topics and has contributed to magazines such as Australian House & Garden, Good Health, Mother & Baby. Prior to starting at Money Maria worked in the insurance industry.

  • Effie Zahos

    Effie Zahos


    Starting from the ground up as a graduate trainee for one of Australia’s major banks, Money’s editor moved from corporate to TV in 1997, kick-starting her career in finance journalism as head researcher for Channel Nine’s successful Money Show. Effie specialises in consumer finance issues and has an array of broadcast and radio experience as a personal finance expert.

  • Paul Clitheroe

    Paul Clitheroe

    Chairman & Chief Commentor

    Paul Clitheroe AM, a widely respected financial adviser and TV host, is Money’s Chairman and chief commentator and has provided monthly advice to readers since the magazine’s inception. Paul is also chair of The Australian Government Financial Literacy Board. Paul is author of several personal finance books which have sold more than 600,000 copies.

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