The Board

The board of Shartru Wealth possess decades of experience and expertise in financial advice, economics, financial markets, banking, corporate advice, funds management, marketing, compliance and corporate governance. Lead by Dr John Hewson, all members of the board are executive and actively involved with the business on a daily basis.

The board understands that it takes a long time for its clients to accumulate wealth. The board is very serious about the responsibility of managing that wealth and ensures that all employees of the business are aware of their obligations.

The board actively encourages communication from current clients, as well as those considering the services of Shartru Wealth.

Robert Coyte – Chief Executive Officer

B.Comm, F Fin, CFP.

Robert is a highly experienced financial advisor having owned and operated financial planning practices for the past 13 years. Overall Robert has 18 years experience in commercial banking, financial markets, stockbroking and financial planning.

Robert started his career with Westpac, accumulating 5 years experience in Commercial Banking and Financial Markets. Robert joined the financial planning sector in 1999, doing his training with AMP. In 2000 Robert set up a practice under the Professional Investment Services (PIS) Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), which soon became one of the highest producing businesses in the network. In 2008 Robert successfully applied for his own AFSL with his Centre Capital business. In 2012 Robert became the Chief Executive Officer of Shartru Wealth, transitioning his business and partnering with John Hewson, Andrew Meakin and Linden Toll.

In addition to undertaking advisory duties Robert has sat on Investment Advisory Committees and Compliance Committees for holders of AFS Licences. Currently, Robert has position of Treasurer on the board of Belmont Golf Club.

Robert is well qualified and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and is a Certified Financial Planner. Robert is a Fellow of FINSIA.


Andrew Meakin - Executive Director

BA(Econ/IR), MMgt (Marketing), MBA, ADFS(FP), FAPI

Andrew has over 20 years experience in retail and wholesale funds management; and private banking, including advisory, stockbroking and financial planning. Prior to his finance career, Andrew held a number of positions in the manufacturing and construction industries. Andrew has held positions as chief executive officer plus senior distribution and investment roles for a number of financial service providers, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Currently, Andrew is a Partner of turn-around management firm Promentor; and has significant expertise in business restructuring, product development, corporate finance, business development and marketing. He was a non-executive Director of Landmark White Limited, Australia’s largest independent property valuation firm. Most recently Andrew was part of the Board that arranged the Morgan Stanley investment in to Orchard Funds Limited.

Andrew holds a BA in Economics and Industrial Relations, Master of Management, Masters of Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services. Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Linden Toll – Executive Director

LLB, FAPI

Linden is an experienced property professional with over 20 years in the property and investment industries.

Linden commenced his career on the Sydney Futures Exchange as a pit trader and later as a broker. In this time he was employed by a number of companies including Macquarie Bank and HSBC. He then worked internationally including a number of years in Singapore where he ran Sanwa Futures with over thirty employees.

In 2003 Linden made the transition into property funds management. Linden has been involved in the start-up phase of a number of highly successful funds management businesses and possesses experience ranging from capital raising and product development, to real property experience and investment review and also the compliance and legal aspects of funds management.

In 2007 Linden was elected as President of the Australian Direct Property Investment Association (ADPIA) – the peak industry body representing the direct property investment industry. Established in 1999, the association now represents around $35 billion of direct property assets under management. Linden remained President for the maximum allowable two terms.

Linden is well qualified with a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University, is ASIC RG146 compliant and meets the competence and obligations requirements of ASIC RG104 and 105. He is a member of a number of boards and performs the duties of Responsible Manager on two other AFS licences. Linden is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.

Clinton Christoff

B.Comm, ADFS(FP)

Clint is an experienced Financial Advisor having worked in stockbroking and financial planning practices for the past 14 years.

Clint is very hands on and ensures that he communicates regularly with his clients to make sure that their strategy remains relevant.

“I enjoy all aspects of planning from the taxation structuring to ensure the money flows properly and then assessing and selecting investments that will suit my clients situation”.

Clint is well qualified and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Advanced Diploma of Financial Services and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner.