Adrian Bentley


  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Leadership through relationship building and stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic thinking
  • Cultural change


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

He has held senior leadership roles in international Banking, Financial Markets and Investment Management, with strategic, client management and P&L responsibilities for global activities. These activities spanned both client facing and central executive roles, and entailed extensive dealings with C-suite and management committee level executives.

Following his retirement from a full time executive career in 2012, he has built a portfolio of interests that reflect his desire to support others at key junctures in their executive careers.

Adrian has undertaken executive leadership coaching and mentoring engagements across a broad range of industries and government, from mid-management to C-suite executives.

With a background in a dynamic environment characterised by high levels of accountability, change and and complexity, Adrian has a passion to support leaders make a difference and have the courage to embrace ambiguity.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Honours, UNSW, Sydney
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching


  • Executive Director, Member of Investment Committee, Manning Asset Management Pty Ltd (current)
  • Advisory Board Member, Likwidity Pty Ltd (current)
  • Mentor, Stone & Chalk (2015)
  • Mentor, Women in Banking and Finance (2014)


Family, cycling, travel, music, trekking


“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. It was a deliberate choice for me to work with someone outside of my profession and Adrian was able to grasp the specific challenges I faced and provide an objective point of view. He was instrumental in the restructure of my business management and operations, enabling me to work less in the business and more on it. I would not hesitate to recommend Adrian for his coaching support and considered advice.”

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