Meet The Team

Scott Phillips

Chief Investment Officer, Motley Fool Australia. Lead Advisor Share Advisor, Portfolio Manager Everlasting Income

Scott is The Motley Fool's Chief Investment Officer in Australia, and runs our Motley Fool Share Advisor and Everlasting Income services. A Fool (in the best way) for almost 20 years, he's worked with us since 2011. Before that, he had a successful career in industry, where he learned the truth of Warren Buffett's view that he was "… a better investor because I am a businessman, and a better businessman because I am an investor". Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and an abiding love of well-played Rugby.


Kevin Gandiya

Kevin Gandiya (TMFJetsetter) is the Director of Research for The Motley Fool Australia and and has been a Fool since 2011. He is the Lead Advisor for the  Extreme Opportunities, 5G Supercycle and Shooting Stars services. Kevin is a registered Chartered Accountant and prior to joining the Motley Fool full time, he worked in Venture Capital where he developed an affinity for identifying early stage businesses with the potential to grow exponentially. Kevin is a global investor at heart. He has lived and worked in multiple countries around the world including the USA and South Africa. He is passionate about finding innovative growth businesses all over the world. As the Advisor for the Extreme Opportunities service, he is also passionate about uncovering high-growth, small-cap ideas. Outside of reading and researching Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and many late nights cheering on Manchester United in the English Premier League. View Kevin's holdings


Ed Vesely

Advisor, Motley Fool Dividend Investor. Advisor, Motley Fool Hidden Gems

Ed is the Advisor of Motley Fool Dividend Investor and does double duty as Research Analyst with The Motley Fool's Everlasting Income service, helps members make the most of their income-focused portfolios. He's been an investor for more than 20 years and has previously worked in banking, insurance, and self-managed superannuation fund regulation (the latter at the ATO), bringing to The Motley Fool a broad perspective specifically related to stock selection and wealth management. Ed holds a Bachelor of International Business, a Master of Business and a lifelong love of the study of history, economics, business and industry. View Ed's holdings


Ryan Newman

Research Analyst

Ryan is a Research Analyst for the Motley Fool Pro service, and has been a Fool since 2013. Ryan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance. He has also passed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst program with the aim of becoming a holder of the CFA designation. His drive to do so stems from his desire to continue investing in his knowledge bank and to help the world invest, better, just as The Motley Fool has done for him. Born and raised in Melbourne, Ryan is a keen supporter of the St Kilda Football Club.


Kate Lee

Kate Lee (TMKLEE) joined the Fool in 2020, having worked extensively as an equity analyst at a number of European banks in Korea and Hong Kong, mostly providing investment ideas among the companies listed on the Korean stock exchanges. Moving from Korea in 2016, Kate also worked for NSW Health as a senior strategy analyst for the planning department. Kate has experience with different business models across various industries including technology, software, construction, cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies. As Korea is an export-driven economy, competing closely with the Chinese manufacturers, she was often required to think in the context of global supply/demand and competition. Kate is a keen investor and has a history of investing in Korean, US and Australian markets over the past 10 years. During her free time, she can be found bushwalking or playing puzzle games.


Andrew Legget

Research Analyst

Andrew is a Research Analyst with Motley Fool Share Advisor and Motley Fool Game Changers. Although he only joined the team at The Motley Fool recently, he has been investing for over decade. That is, of course, if you ignore the period during his childhood where his ownership of a value guide of collectible cards allowed him to buy and sell NBA cards at prices different to their actual worth. His investment style today is awfully similar; he looks for differences between the market's perception and business reality. Andrew has a Masters degree in finance and is passionate about helping others take control of their finances and start investing.


Chris Copley

Chris Copley (TMFCopes) has been a Fool since 2018, working as an analyst on a number of services and as the Lead Advisor for Motley Fool Cloud Disruptors and Motley Fool Maximum Upside. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics) / Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Queensland. Prior to joining the Motley Fool, he spent a couple of years at a consultancy firm primarily focused on improving the consumer experience and more recently in the Private Advisory team in the area of Accounting. Chris's investing style is very much centered around finding growth businesses. Specifically, Chris seeks to find disruptive companies with a proven culture of innovation that are seeking to shape how people and businesses interact and operate in the future. As a member of the Motley Fool services before starting at the Fool, Chris seeks to pass onto members the same passion for investing that he himself received as a member. Apart from his time spent researching and learning about businesses, Chris loves getting outside and playing as much sport as possible. Some of his favourites are AFL, Tennis, Golf, and he is an avid supporter of the Brisbane Lions Football Club. View Chris's holdings

Drew Flowers

Drew Flowers (TMFDMF) has recently joined the Fool, having worked as a full-time analyst since January 2015. He previously worked at a private investment company for high-net-worth individuals, where he developed the skills to focus on risk-adjusted long-term compounding of wealth. He has a strong and broad technical background having previously worked as an Engineer, and with tertiary education in Engineering, Accounting and the Environment. He is extremely curious about uncovering new businesses, and has a high threshold for the quality of his investment recommendations.