John Slater spent five years in the property industry with NSW Government land developer Landcom. He commenced his career in financial markets in 1987.
In 1989 he joined accounting firm KPMG and assisted in the establishment of the firm's Financial Planning practice, becoming a Director in 1995. Two years later he moved to Brisbane as State Director, Queensland.
Following the sale of KPMG Financial Services to St George Bank in 1999, John moved to St George under contract as a Senior Director in the Private Bank, leaving in August 2002 at the expiration of the contract term.
In January 2003 John established an office in North Sydney and joined Berkley Group Financial Consultants as Principal Adviser. When Berkley Group merged with Centrestone in late 2005, John and other Principals of Berkley Group left to commence a new Financial Planning firm, Byron Capital Private Investors.
In December 2008 John parted with Byron Capital and obtained his own Dealers Licence as Riviera Capital. Riviera Capital advises on approximately $120ml of client funds.
John has extensive experience in all facets of financial markets and has sat on Investment Committees continuously since the mid 1990s. John is a Director of Centuria Capital Limited and a member of the Investment Committee. Centuria Capital has approximately $720ml under management.
John holds a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Fellow of Finsia.