Four major Australian and international business leaders join Mayfair 101 Advisory Board


In a major expansion of Mayfair 101’s authority and expertise, the fast-growing Australian headquartered independent investment and corporate advisory group has added leading business figures from telecommunications, media, marketing and international relations to its Advisory Board.

Prominent Australian businesswoman and CEO of the Switzer Financial Group, Maureen Jordan, will join communications expert Toby Ralph, former Vodafone director Amit Pau, and internationally respected former British diplomat Sir Phillip Thomas, on the Advisory Board effective immediately.

In welcoming the new appointments, Mayfair 101 Managing Director, James Mawhinney, said the addition of four highly respected business leaders to the company’s Advisory Board came at a significant time for the group.

“Following the success of Mayfair 101’s Australian investment management company IPO Wealth, which recently surpassed the $90 million mark after only two years in operation, we are now looking to significantly expand our product offering into the UK market,” Mr Mawhinney said.

“The message in Australia has been very clear. Investors are looking for non-bank alternatives that provide regular income, given term deposit rates offered by Australia’s banks are at historical lows. So, with the UK also experiencing over a decade of historically low interest rates, Mayfair 101 has Britain firmly in its sight.”

In mid-2018, Mayfair 101 expanded its UK operations with the launch of M12 Global, a Londonbased investment management company based on the same model as Australia’s IPO Wealth. “The UK has always been a key focus for the Mayfair 101 group, given the depth of financial services expertise and resources,” Mr Mawhinney said.

“Mayfair 101 intends to list M12 Global on one of the main London stock exchanges later this year to fill over $3 billion worth of demand for credit within the Mayfair 101 portfolio over the next five years.”

While each of the new Advisory Board members has had an ongoing relationship with Mayfair 101, for financial media expert and advocate for women in business, Maureen Jordan, the defining interest is the Group’s innovative approach to investment.

“Switzer Financial Group has worked with many companies in the financial services industry over the past few decades, most operating with fairly traditional models. It is exciting to see an Australian company is innovating to provide investors with fresh alternatives and that Mayfair 101 has exciting growth plans internationally that I can play a role in supporting,” Ms Jordan said.

The new appointees will join existing Advisory Board members Kenn MacMillan, Don Christie, Craig van Wegen, Charlie Grant, John Anasis and IPO Wealth’s newly appointed CEO, Ewan Laughlin. Advisory board members provide Mayfair 101 with access to a comprehensive, relevant pool of knowledge and experience to support the Group’s corporate strategy.

They also offer the group a world-class contact network to support the Group, and its portfolio companies to achieve their goals.

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