Motley Fool Australia

Meet The Team


Bruce Jackson

General Manager, Motley Fool Australia.

Bruce co-founded The Motley Fool UK in 1997. Now back in his native Australia, Bruce is the General Manager of the Motley Fool’s Australian operations. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Diploma of Financial Services. He writes The Motley Fool’s popular and widely read Take Stock free email newsletter. He is a keen investor himself, and particularly enjoys picking up stocks during the market’s periodic but regular periods of panic.

Scott Phillips

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

Scott is The Motley Fool’s Chief Investment Officer in Australia, and runs our Motley Fool Share Advisor, Million Dollar Portfolio 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.

Anirban Mahanti

Director of Research, Motley Fool Australia. Portfolio Manager, Motley Fool Pro. Advisor, Motley Fool Extreme Opportunities

Anirban is the Portfolio Manager of Motley Fool Pro, and Advisor of Motley Fool Extreme Opportunities. A Fool since 2011, Anirban became a full-time analyst in August 2015, and has contributed to Motley Fool’s ProMillion Dollar Portfolio, and Share Advisor services.  Anirban has a PhD in Computer Science, with expertise at the intersection of computer networking, data science, and machine learning. Before joining the Fool, Anirban held various leadership roles in academia and industry; he’s invented new technologies, consulted for large technology firms, and co-authored over 70 research papers. Given this background, it should be no surprise that Anirban loves investing in rule-breaking innovative businesses that have large addressable markets.

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.

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.

Andrew Legget

Research Analyst

Andrew is a Research Analyst with Motley Fool Share Advisor and Million Dollar Portfolio. 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.