Kevin Bailey retired in 2014 as founding Director of the Shadforth Financial Group and head of the Philanthropic Services division, having worked as a Certified Financial Planner for more than 20 years.
With a long-held commitment to the philanthropic sector, Mr Bailey established a Private Ancillary Fund 15 years ago, which he continues to manage. He is a patron of Future2 Foundation, the charity of the financial services industry and holds positions on philanthropic boards, including the Council of Opportunity International Australia, and is a member of Philanthropy Australia.
In 2017, Mr Bailey was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to Australia-Timor Leste relations, to philanthropic organisations, to the financial planning sector, and to the community.
Mr Bailey has a strong interest in foreign aid as a former Director of G7+ Foundation Incorporated and former Honorary Consul-General of Timor Leste in Victoria from 2002-2013. He has been a member of many government boards, including the National Advisory Committee on Ageing and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Industry Liaison Committee.