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.

Dermot has held a variety of senior leadership roles within retail financial services over the last two decades, including National Manager, Alliance Partners at Perpetual Private, and Queensland State Manager of Aviva Australia.

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