Executive Leadership Team

Jim Stening

Jim Stening
Founder & Acting Managing Director

Jim founded FIIG Securities Limited in 1998 and is currently the Acting Managing Director.

With more than 30 years’ experience in financial markets, interest rate product development and international fixed income trading, with firms including Merrill Lynch, Banco Santander (Singapore) and National Australia Bank. Jim has extensive knowledge of fixed income, cash and derivative markets. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Queensland Treasury Corporation, where he is Chairman of the Funding and Markets Committee. 

Jim is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Diploma of Financial Services. 

Jim is the Chairman of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

John Prickett

John Prickett
Chief Operating Officer

John has over 19 years of experience in accounting and finance including 13 years working for Investment Banks in London, Zurich, New York, Singapore and Sydney. John's recent experience in Brisbane has seen him work on a number of significant infrastructure projects. John joined FIIG in 2010, was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer in March 2011 and then John became the Chief Operating Officer at FIIG in 2017.

John has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and is a Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

John Ricciotti

John Ricciotti
Head of Debt Capital Markets

John joined FIIG in July 2014 as Head of Debt Capital Markets with more than 18 years' experience working across global banking, investment management and professional services industries.

Prior to joining FIIG John was most recently with Lloyds Bank where he was Managing Director and Head of Melbourne, managing the Corporate, Project Finance and Financial Institution business. John’s corporate finance experience also includes senior roles within JP Morgan and Deloitte, as well as investment management experience with the Treasury Group and the Victor Smorgon Group.

He holds a Bachelor and Post Graduate degree in Finance from the University of Melbourne. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Company Directors.

Simon Aboud

Simon Aboud
Head of Strategy, Marketing and Product

Simon joined FIIG in June 2014 as Head of Product and Platforms with more than 17 years’ experience across financial services. Simon has extensive experience in marketing, product development and product management across retail banking, institutional and retail investments. 

Prior to joining FIIG Simon had a 12 year career with Macquarie Bank where his roles included Head of Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management and Head of Product Development for Macquarie Global Investments. Simon also spent time at Westpac.

Simon has earned a MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, BA (Hons) from University of Lincolnshire and B. Bus from UTS, Sydney. Simon is also a member of AICD.

Brett Harper

Brett Harper
Chief Risk Officer

Brett joined FIIG in June 2016 as Chief Risk Officer with more than 25 years experience managing risk within financial services.

Prior to joining FIIG, Brett was most recently with EY where he was Executive Director within Financial Services Risk.  Brett’s risk experience also includes senior roles with Barclays, Barclays Capital and APRA.

Brett  has earned post graduate qualifications from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Economics (Actuarial Studies) from Macquarie University. Brett is also a Fellow of FinSia.

Belinda Lawn

Belinda Lawn
Head of HR, Communications and Training

Belinda has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, most recently she has worked as the General Manager - People and Culture for the SAS Trustee Corporation (State Super).

Prior to this she spent 10 years at Macquarie Bank in a variety of senior roles including Global EEO Director and the Director of Human Resources for the Risk Management Group. Belinda also has experience as an economist and corporate dealer for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Master of Economics, a Diploma of Education and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cameron Coleman

Cameron Coleman
Director, Legal, Compliance and Company Secretary

Cameron has Bachelors’ degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Queensland and has practised in-house for various financial service organisations since 2000 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 and practitioner member master stockbroker of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia in 2008. 

Cameron joined FIIG in January 2012 having responsibility for the legal, financial services licencing and regulatory governance, compliance and risk management matters and as company secretary for FIIG Securities and maintaining strong relationships with our regulators and external legal and outsourced providers. 

Cameron's experience as a lawyer in private practice since 1993 and the financial services industry since 2000 includes most recently a role as Head of Legal and Compliance in Brisbane at Wilson HTM Investment Group and prior to that positions of Director of Legal and Compliance at Citi Smith Barney and General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at Shaw Stockbroking Limited, in Sydney, as a result Cameron works closely with the business to offer and deliver FIIG’s services and fixed income investments to stockbrokers and other financial advisers and their clients.

Our awards

  • Core Data SMSF awards 2015 - Fixed income winner, SMSF Member Category
  • Core Data SMSF awards 2014 - Fixed income winner, SMSF Adviser Categor
  • Core Data SMSF awards 2013 - Fixed income winner, SMSF Member Category