Paul Clitheroe is one of Australia’s leading media commentators on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. His books have sold more than 600,000 copies.
Paul hosted the Money program on Channel 9 from 1993 to 2002. He is a regular commentator on money issues on TV, radio and social media. Paul was Chairman of the Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce, set up by the Australian Government in 2003 to facilitate a national approach to the provision of consumer and financial literacy programs and information. He chairs Financial Literacy Australia, which distributes funds in the form of grants to effective organisations working to improve financial literacy and capability.
Paul is Chairman of Money magazine and of the youth anti-drink driving body, RADD (Recording Artists, Actors & Athletes Against Drink Driving). He is also Chairman of InvestSMART, Chairman of Monash Absolute Investment Company, and is a Director of the Sydney University Medical Foundation.
In 2012, Macquarie University appointed Paul as Chair of Financial Literacy. He is a professor with the School of Business and Economics.
In 2008, Paul was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for service to the financial sector through the promotion of financial literacy, and to the community.