About The Motley Fool Australia

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What's In A Name?

The Motley Fool's name comes from William Shakespeare's play As You Like It. The court jester, known as the Fool, could speak the truth to the king and queen without having his head lopped off. The Fools of yore entertained the court with humor that instructed as it amused. More importantly, the Fool was never afraid to question conventional wisdom. In the same way, we aim to speak the truth about money and investing...and to make financial advice accessible to people of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Who We Are

Here at The Motley Fool, our purpose is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer. We help millions of people around the world achieve their financial goals every day. We believe in treating every dollar as an investment in the future you want to create. We believe that investing in great businesses, for the long term, is the most effective path to wealth. We strive to fulfill our purpose by truly serving every Fool, from our employees to our members to our community. That's why in all our work, we endeavour to follow the "Golden Rule" of treating others as we ourselves would wish to be treated.

What We Do

The Motley Fool provides free and premium investment guidance to thousands of individual investors around Australia on fool.com.au (the site you're on right now!). Here's how we do it:

- Premium membership services that provide stock recommendations, detailed analysis of companies, members-only forums and more
- Free market news and commentary with hundreds of new articles published each week

The Motley Fool Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors


Tom Gardner

The Motley Fool

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Chairman


Marthe LaRosiliere

The Motley Fool

General Counsel

David Gardner

The Motley Fool

Co-Founder, Chief Rule Breaker, and Co-Chairman, Chairman of The Motley Fool Foundation

John Mackey

Whole Foods Market

Co-Founder and CEO

Suzanne Frey


Vice President, Product, Android & Play Security and Privacy


Randi Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg Media

Founder and CEO

Teresa Kersten


Vice President, Consumer Marketing

Meet the Australian Team

Adam Surplice

Adam Surplice

General Manager, Motley Fool Australia


Scott Phillips

Chief Investment Officer


Ryan Newman

Director of Research


Edward Vesely

Lead Advisor and Equity Analyst


Trevor Muchedzi

Equity Research Analyst


Christopher Copley

Portfolio Manager


Andrew Legget

Equity Research Analyst


Kate Lee

Equity Research Analyst


Benny Ou

Equity Research Analyst

The Motley Fool's Investing Philosophy

Why do we invest this way? Learn More

#1: Buy 25+ Companies

#2: Hold Stocks for 5+ Years

#3: Add Savings Regularly

#4: Hold Through Volatility

#5: Let Winners Run

#6: Target Long-Term Returns


Our Foolish History

The Motley Fool was founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner as a traditional print newsletter in a backyard shed in Alexandria, Virginia. In 1994, an April Fool's joke designed to teach an investing lesson put The Motley Fool on the map. Since those humble beginnings, Tom and David, and the community of Fools they've gathered, have been leading the charge for individual investors around the globe.

The Motley Fool Australia, headquartered in the Gold Coast, Queensland, was launched in Australia in 2011. Since then, we have grown to serve tens of thousands of Fools across the country, while our free articles on Fool.com.au are read by hundreds of thousands of readers monthly. You may have even already "met" our Chief Investment Officer, Scott Phillips, through his frequent television appearances and articles in The Sydney Morning Herald, Money Magazine, Weekend Sunrise, Channel 9, and elsewhere.

Our Core Values

At The Motley Fool, our highest priority is to foster inclusion and belonging so all employees can thrive both personally and professionally. We believe diverse teams perform better. From our board of directors to our recruiting pipeline, we strive for diversity, both inherent and acquired.



Foster inclusion and belonging.


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Do great things together


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