Wealth With Purpose

Leadership Team

Meet the Wealth With Purpose team members.
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Alex Cook Founder & CEO
Alex Cook is the founder of Wealth with Purpose, an organisation that equips Christians to honour God with their finances, by teaching them sound financial planning skills based on the wisdom of the Bible. Alex is passionate about helping Christians ensure that their financial house is in order so that they can fulfil the purposes for which God has called them.

Prior to establishing Wealth with Purpose, Alex was a Financial Planner with his own Practice, Arcadian Private Wealth, which he established in 2005 and was located in Sydney, Australia. Alex sold Arcadian Private Wealth in February 2013 to establish the Wealth with Purpose Ministry. Alex has been providing financial advice to individuals and their families for over 15 years.

Alex spent four years as a Stockbroker, providing advice on the Australian Stock Market, working for Australia’s oldest stockbroking firm, Joseph Palmer & Sons, as well as for the American firm, Merrill Lynch.

Alex has also served on the 20-20 Committee of the Financial Planning Association of Australia with its primary aim of increasing the professionalism of Financial Planners within the industry.

He has a Commerce Degree from the University of New South Wales, a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from FINSIA and a Graduate Diploma in Self Managed Superannuation Funds from Adelaide University.

Alex is regularly quoted in the media, including the Australian Financial Review and has also appeared as a guest expert on TV programs such as Sky Business – Your Money, Your Call.

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Brett Barclay Asia-Pacific Director
Since 1996, Brett has built a successful career in Human Resources as a senior learning and development consultant. After 7 years in IBM’s Learning function as a professional development leader, Brett started his own company and is sought after by leading Australian and multi-national companies for his expertise in learning strategy, employee and leadership development. Brett’s client’s include Macquarie Bank, BT Financial Group, Westpac, State Street, Endeavour Energy, Canon, 3M, IBM and others.

Brett has been teaching the Word of God since 2002 in churches, bible colleges, on video and radio – in Australia and overseas. He lectured on Christian Doctrine and New Testament at C3 College for 10 years. In 2010, he led the establishment of C3 College Online, and wrote the learning and course materials for its subjects on culture, leadership, faith, successful Christian living, and the New Testament. Currently, the college ministers to over 2,000 students worldwide.

Brett is married and has family and lives near Sydney, Australia.

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Sandra Santillan South American Director
Sandra commenced her career in finance on the trading desk as a foreign exchange dealer in Argentina, before making a life changing to move to Australia in the year 2000.

In Australia, Sandra built her career in the financial planning industry working in boutique financial planning practices, including working with her husband Alex Cook at Arcadian Private Wealth. Sandra also worked for Colonial First State in technical roles as a Paraplanner and as a Technical Services Consultant.

A fluent Spanish and English speaker, Sandra is able to cross cultures and bring a message of hope and the love of Jesus to many.

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Phil Colley Strategy
Phil is currently director of Colley Investments, a company specialising in property development and renovations. He also provides strategic input to business owners for their businesses so that they may flourish and reach their full potential.

Through Colley Investments, he is able to direct his clients in making better decisions, developing their current assets to generate more income and develop strategic plans in order for the business to function to its full potential.

His long exposure to the industry has gained him very impressive credentials. He has worked on property projects with an end value in excess of $125,000,000.00

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Anna Burke Strategy
Anna is currently the Director of Marketing & Operations for a property start-up.

Anna spent 22 years at Crusader Union, an organisation focused on bringing the good news of Jesus to the next generation. In 2008 Anna was awarded “Australasian Fundraiser of the Year”. Her last role at Crusaders was a the Marketing & Fundraising Director.

Anna’s career has been as a Marketing Professional commencing at Kimberley Clark as an Assistant Brand Manager – Kleenex, and soon after promoted to Brand Manager.

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Stefan Horvath
Stefan’s business and corporate career spans over 35 years in the Australian Financial Services industry, where he held senior management roles in Australia’s largest banks, insurance and investment companies.

Alongside his corporate career, Stefan serves in the Church working across both Congregational and Marketplace ministries.

In his younger adult life, Stefan was a Sunday School teacher and a Youth Leader. Later he volunteered in Mission Beat Australia and Teen Challenge, in programs that cared for homeless youth and adults.

Over the past 10 years, Stefan has moved into Chaplaincy and Marketplace ministry, serving as a Workplace Chaplaincy with Chaplaincy Australia. Stefan is an active member of Full Gospel Business Australia, Christian Chamber of Commerce and the Business On Purpose Movement.

Stefan is also a Certified Discipleship Trainer with Ed Silvoso’s Transform Our World ministry.