Our Board was established to provide governance and oversight. Each member has management experience in similar organisations, and each brings specific expertise to their role.
Oscar Fabian – Chair and Independent Non-Executive Director
Oscar Fabian is an experienced independent Non-Executive Director and recently retired Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at VicSuper.
Oscar has over 35 years’ experience in CIO and investment management roles and is also a member of our Investment Committee.
An experienced board participant, appointments include S G H Hiscock & Company and Regnan – Governance Research and Engagement Pty Ltd. Oscar is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and has been a Member of the Business Council of Australia’s Economics Committee (1988-1993).
Oscar has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and has completed the AIMR Investment Management Course at Princeton. He is a Senior Fellow of FINSIA and has been Chair and Principal Lecturer in ‘Fundamentals of Portfolio Management, in FINSIA’s Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.
Jeff Oughton – Non Executive Director
Jeff Oughton co-founded Giles Wade. He assists a wide range of companies to effectively manage risks and opportunities.
Jeff’s extensive experience includes nearly 38 years as an economist, most recently with Economics & Beyond, a firm he established to provide economic and financial policy advice, modelling and forecasting, commentary and presentations to a wide range of stakeholders. Jeff is a board member of BASS Care (Boroondara Aged Services Society), a not for profit organisation providing a range of aged care services around Boroondara since 1956 and is a member of Victoria Leaders’ Advisory Board, a collaborative business mentoring and capability-building group.
Jeff is a Visiting Fellow at Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre and a principal of the Financial Institutions & Markets Advisory (FIMA). He has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Newcastle and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Liza Janakievski – CEO & Executive Director
Liza Janakievski is an Executive Director and CEO. She works with the other Board members to develop and test business strategy, manage governance and review the business from a holistic perspective.
Liza co-founded Giles Wade in 2011 after identifying an opportunity to deliver a full in-house service combining financial advisory and asset management. She specialises in tax (both domestic and international), strategy, structuring and intergenerational wealth transfer.
Liza started her career as a tax accountant at Melbourne Water before moving to National Australia Bank in Group Finance. Following this, she worked for a range of boutique advisory firms.
Liza has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, Master of Business in Accounting from Victoria University and a Grad Dip in Financial Planning with FINSIA. She is a Registered Tax Agent, Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) with the Taxation Institute, Chartered Accountant (CA) with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with CPA Australia.
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We consider our clients to be partners in our business. Led by CEO Liza Janakievski, our experienced advisory team delivers quality financial advice and solutions.
Our Investment Committee
We recognise the benefits of drawing on knowledge, expertise and experience from beyond our firm. Our Investment Committee plays an integral role, notably in the development and oversight of policy and procedures for investments.