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About Our Board

Have you heard the phrase leadership starts at the top? We believe it absolutely does! Our Board are industry experts, and genuine educators. Monarch is an education organisation, and our board represents the very best talent.

  • Dr John Beggs
    Dr John Beggs Chairman

    John is the former head of Commonwealth Bank’s Equities and Australia’s largest retail stockbroker CommSec. John has held faculty appointments at Yale University and the Australian National University (ANU). John ...

    John is the former head of Commonwealth Bank’s Equities and Australia’s largest retail stockbroker CommSec. John has held faculty appointments at Yale University and the Australian National University (ANU). John holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), a Master of Arts, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Econometrics.

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  • Emeritus Professor Keith Houghton
    Emeritus Professor Keith Houghton Academic Chairman and Non-Executive Board Member

    Keith holds doctoral and post-graduate degrees from the University of Western Australia, University of Melbourne and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a leading academic at the Uni...

    Keith holds doctoral and post-graduate degrees from the University of Western Australia, University of Melbourne and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a leading academic at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University (ANU), and also has consulted extensively to the professional services industry. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Institute of Accountants in Australia. Keith has published prolifically in the fields of economics, accounting and public policy across a 30 year academic career.

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  • Josh Wilson
    Josh Wilson CEO and Executive Board Member

    Josh was previously a Director at Advant Group, and a practising financial planner with 17 years of experience. This included working at Westpac, Barclays Global Investors (London), and operating a boutique wealth man...

    Josh was previously a Director at Advant Group, and a practising financial planner with 17 years of experience. This included working at Westpac, Barclays Global Investors (London), and operating a boutique wealth management firm. Josh held a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation when practising as a financial planner. Josh holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB), and a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning). Josh also holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and has trained and assessed for leading financial services Colleges and Universities including Monarch Institute, RMIT University, Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) and Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SHIFT).

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  • Nick Chapman
    Nick Chapman Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member

    Nick joined the group in December 2015 and prior to joining the Monarch team, Nick was the General Manager of Rockwell Financial Services Group’s consumer investment business having joined Rockwell after 10 years at...

    Nick joined the group in December 2015 and prior to joining the Monarch team, Nick was the General Manager of Rockwell Financial Services Group’s consumer investment business having joined Rockwell after 10 years at the Bennelong Group, one of Australia’s leading private equity and funds management groups. During his time at Bennelong Nick held various positions including General Manager and Director of Aurora Media in Dubai, Director of i-comm Media in London, CEO of Crown Content in Melbourne finally culminating in his appointment to Group General Manager. Nick has also held positions at various charitable organisations including the Bennelong Foundation and the Butterfly Foundation. Nick holds a double degree in Law and Commerce and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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  • Clive Dwyer
    Clive Dwyer Non-Executive Board Member

    Clive has over 30 year’s executive experience in the Education, Economic Development Tourism, and Major Events sectors in Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Clive holds a Bachelor of Education (University...

    Clive has over 30 year’s executive experience in the Education, Economic Development Tourism, and Major Events sectors in Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Clive holds a Bachelor of Education (University of Melbourne), a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and has extensive experience in company director roles, not for profit board positions and Government agency executive roles.

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  • Chris Cunningham
    Chris Cunningham Non-Executive Board Member

    Chris holds a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation, a Bachelor of Business degree, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA. Chris was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at B...

    Chris holds a Fellow Chartered Accountant designation, a Bachelor of Business degree, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA. Chris was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Bennelong Group, one of Australia’s largest private equity groups and has more than 15 years’ experience in financial management, accounting, and finance. Prior to joining Bennelong, Chris was a Director within Deloitte’s Growth Solutions.

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