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Paul Clitheroe AM
Paul is a leading media commentator on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. His books have sold over 600,000 copies. Paul is also a regular radio commentator and writes weekly newspaper columns.
In February 2004, the Federal Government appointed Paul as Chairman of the Financial Literacy Foundation. This Foundation has established a national strategy to improve the financial skills of all Australians and is now implementing this strategy in schools and the workplace. All school children from Kindergarten to Year 10 will have the opportunity to learn money skills in core subjects. Over 1 million people have visited the understanding money website or requested a hard copy of the understanding money workbook. In 2008, the Rudd Government announced the transfer of Financial Literacy to ASIC. Paul continues to Chair the Financial Literacy Board.
He is also, Chairman of Money magazine, Chairman of the youth anti-drink driving body, RADD and is a Council Member of Philanthropy Australia.
Last year Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday Honours for service to the financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy, and to the community.