John Barton

John Barton is Director and CEO of boutique financial services firm, MGD Wealth.

In addition to his leadership and management responsibilities, John is regularly involved in strategic matters for our executive, professional and business owner clients and has a strong focus on the charitable and not-for-profit sector as part of our Philanthropic Advisory team. Over the years, John has been a regular supporter, fundraiser and participant of a number of charitable causes including St Vincent de Paul’s annual CEO Sleep Out and more recently as a participant in the annual Chain Reaction Challenge, raising funds for Ronald McDonald House (SEQ) and the AEIOU Foundation.

Prior to joining MGD, John held senior leadership roles with Shadforth Financial Group, Tynan Mackenzie, ipac and AXA Asia Pacific. His career has presented him with opportunities to work both locally and internationally – in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. His experience across financial services is complemented by his knowledge and passion in the area of behavioural economics – the study of emotions and psychology and how they influence real world finance and investment decisions.

Away from the office, John is a regular cyclist and is frequently seen riding his bike in and around Brisbane. He also enjoys golf and sharing a good cabernet.