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 Ian Heraud

Ian spent over 30 years as a highly respected financial advisor.  During this period he grew his business (Heraud Harrison) and helped create a merged entity of 11 like-minded firms to be known as Shadforth Financial Group Ltd.  This entity then took over a listed financial advisory company (Snowball).  

He has been a director of numerous companies including Shadforth Financial Group Ltd, the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the international Financial Planning Standards Board.  He has spoken at many conferences around the world and been interviewed on radio and television and lectured at various universities.  He co-authored three books on financial planning and was ABC Melbourne’s Saturday morning finance expert.  Ian has been influential in the development of financial advisory education and was Australia’s representative at the International Standards Organisation in the creation of ISO 22222. 

In 2001, Ian facilitated investment into a new enterprise, Mainstream Aquaculture, to produce premium Barramundi in a recirculating system using pristine geothermal water.  He later became a director of Mainstream which today is the largest supplier of barramundi fingerlings in the world exporting to 17 countries. 

In 2015, Ian concluded successful negotiations with Monash University for the exclusive rights to the commercialisation of cutting-edge technology using infrared spectroscopy to diagnose human diseases.  The company he established, Biotech Resources is currently collaborating with a number of major hospitals in groundbreaking work to diagnose the pathogens causing sepsis. 



Bruce (Stretch) Jarvis

Stretch is the current Chief Staff Officer Remembrance at ANZAC House (Voluntary), a Director of Cystic Fibrosis Community Care (CFCC) and Freemasons Victoria (FMV), all of these positions are important to Stretch as they are community support positions in organizations that Stretch has a keen interest in, and a desire to assist both Veterans, people with (CF)and the wider public . Stretch has had a varied number of positions over his working life before retiring in 2016, he has worked in Local Government in waste management and in the private sector and has held senior management positions in the HVAC and Fire industries. As well as working in national operations roles Stretch has managed businesses in Australasia, with over two thousand direct employees and 16 business units.


During his working life Stretch also joined the Army Reserve in 1976 until 2016 starting off as a private driver in the Royal Corp’s of Transport Stretch held many positions including Squadron Sargent Major (SSM) , Regimental Sargent Major ( RSM) and Career Advisor before taking a commission in 2000 and serving in positions as Operations Officer and Officer Commanding (OC) Joint Movement Control Office Melbourne and (OC) 7 TPT Sqn during his service Stretch was deployed overseas (Iraq) in 2003.


Stretch is married with two adult children and a passing interest in golf and motorcycles and maintains and supports several association memberships.


Roger Maxwell Blythman was born in Melbourne and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Melbourne in 1971.  He was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1972.  Thereafter he has practised in the City of Melbourne as a solicitor dealing with a broad range of legal matters in most jurisdictions.  In recent times he has given more emphasis on creation and administration of trusts, including charitable trusts

Roger has been a communicant member of Christ Church South Yarra since 1982, served on its Vestry for over 25 years and for the last 10 years of those as a People’s Warden, as well as being an inaugural trustee of the Christ Church Music Foundation.  Throughout that time he was also a member of the School Board of Christ Church Grammar School and served as its Chair from 2006 to 2012.  He has been a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne.

Outside the church and the law, Roger has a keen interest in maritime issues and is Federal Vice President of the Navy League of Australia.  He served for over 20 years as an officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and was awarded the Reserve Force Decoration.

He is a trustee of several charitable trusts.

Roger was married to Alison at Christ Church in 1984.  They have two sons James and Robert and have recently become grandparents.  Alison (Buchan) was born in Bairnsdale and lived at Bruthen until she went up to Melbourne to work. 


Professional address:

William Murray


Level 11, 379 Collins Street




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