Paul Rickard has more than 25 years experience in financial services and banking, including 20 years with the Commonwealth Bank Group in senior leadership roles. As the founding CEO and Managing Director of CommSec, which he established in 1995 and led until 2002, and then as Chairman till 2009, Paul was named Australian ‘Stockbroker of the Ye...View more >
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Paul Rickard was the founding CEO and managing director of CommSec and chairman until 2009. He started up his SMSF just four years ago and hasn’t looked back.
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