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Anthony Starkins

Anthony Starkins

Executive Director (since 1999)


Anthony has over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to founding First Samuel in 1999, Anthony’s significant experience was working with J.P. Morgan and Schroders, for which he worked in Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and London in a variety of treasury, capital markets and investment management roles, for a combined 19 years.

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds bachelors’ degrees in both Laws and Economics from Monash University, has completed the University of Oxford Advanced Management Program and also the University of Michigan Business School Strategic Marketing Program; is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the CFA Institute.

He has been a non-executive director of Alfred Health, Ruyton Girls’ School and the Melbourne Football Club, and is a director of a number of private companies.

Anthony is an Executive Director of First Samuel Limited.

“I am passionate about my family (five children and plus the two that came with Alicia); my cricket (still playing for Mt Eliza Cricket Club, enthusiastically); my football team (Melbourne, optimistically) and my First Samuel clients. In each case the team comes first.