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“I Couldn’t recommend Adrian more highly, he was fantastic and I learnt a lot.”

Lead Portfolio Manager
Wilson Asset Management

 “I worked with Adrian to provide a strategic sounding board and shake up my business operations. He challenged the why and how of me personally which resulted in many improvements in business operations. I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian for his coaching support and considered advice.”

Managing Director & CEO,
boutique architectural company

Adrian Bentley

Adrian brings to his Executive Leadership and Mentoring practice 35 years of business experience, combined with targeted professional development in executive leadership coaching methodologies.

He achieved a 15 year career at Macquarie Group, where he held senior leadership roles in Financial Markets and Treasury, including strategic, client management and P&L responsibilities for global activities. His roles spanned both client facing and central executive roles, and entailed extensive dealings with C-suite and Management Committee level executives.

Adrian has undertaken executive leadership coaching and mentoring engagements for executives from mid-management to C-suite, across a broad range of industries and government, including Financial Services, Real Estate, Entertainment, Professional Services, Regulatory and NFP sectors.

He has built a portfolio of interests that reflect his desire to support others at key junctures in their executive careers, including Advisory Board membership and executive roles for start-up and early stage companies.


With a background in a dynamic environment characterised by high levels of accountability, change and complexity, Adrian has a passion to support leaders to be authentic in making a difference, think more broadly, and have the courage to embrace ambiguity. In doing so he draws upon his deep experience in stakeholder engagement, managing teams, strategic thinking and cultural change.


Adrian has a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Honours, UNSW, Sydney, is a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has undertaken extensive coaching training, including a Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching from Open Door Coaching.

Personal Insights

He is currently Executive Director, and Member of Investment Committee with Manning Asset Management Pty Limited, and Advisory Board Member with Likwidity Pty Limited.

Adrian is married with 3 adult sons, enjoying a close-knit broader family group, and is a keen cyclist. Other interests and pastimes include trekking, music, and (when possible) travelling.