Ignition Wealth’s management team boasts a wealth of senior experience including our Advisory Board and Investment Committee. Co-founders Mark Fordree and Mike Giles are veterans of the financial services industry and together bring sixty years of experience in investment banking and financial services software development. Chairman Peter Meurer is one of Australia’s most respected financial professionals.

Peter Meurer

Peter Meurer

Chairman of the Board

Peter is one of Australia’s most senior financial executives. Peter is the Executive Chairman of Nomura Australia Limited. Prior to joining Nomura, Peter was Vice Chairman of Citi Australia and Managing Director of Corporate Banking.

Mark Fordree

Mark Fordree

CEO, Director, Founder

Mark knows money. Mark is a financial markets professional with over 30 years’ experience in funds management, stockbroking, investment banking and venture capital. His experience includes managing director roles at a number of Australia’s leading financial institutions.

Mike Giles

Mike Giles

CTO, Director, Founder

Mike knows tech. Mike has almost three decades of experience in financial services software development. He has deep technology skills, having been at the forefront of financial technology since its inception. Mike has developed bank grade advice technology which has been used by hundreds of thousands customers as online financial calculators, illustrators and tools.


The Ignition Wealth advisory board comprises of some of the most influential people in the Australian financial industry.

Peter Meurer (chair), Mark Fordree, Mike Giles, and;

Tom Pockett: Non executive director of the Stockland Group and Insurance Australia Group and previously held senior financial roles with Woolworths, Commonwealth Bank and Lend Lease.

Henry Capra: Non­-executive director and member of the Audit Committee at Suncorp Portfolio Services, non-executive director and Adviser at Millinium Capital Managers and non­-executive director and Chair of Finance and Audit Committee for Autism Spectrum Australia.

Our Investment Committee is chaired by Henry Capra.