Matthew Rowe joins Kofkin

Matthew Rowe
Kofkin Bond & Co Pty Ltd - Chair of Advisory Board
Date: 24 January 2023
Position: Chair of Advisory Board
By Elizabeth Fry

The diversified financial planning and asset management firm has announced that Matthew Rowe has joined the advisory board as chair.

Kofkin Bond & Co's group chief executive Tony Kofkin said having someone of Rowe's calibre to help 'steer the ship' will be integral to the firm's growth.

Rowe most recently served five years as chief executive of CountPlus.

During his tenure, the market capitalisation of the company increased from $54 million to $143 million earnings per share increased by an average of 22 per cent per annum.

Further, Rowe he led 22 acquisitions including Count Financial from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

"Mathew has a proven 20+ year track record as a CEO within ASX listed and private companies," added Kofkin.

"He has a "founder/owner-led" approach to business and believes acting in the client's best interest is also in the interest of shareholders. His stated aim in business is to "make a decent profit, decently".

Rowe was previously chair of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, an Australian representative to the Global Financial Planning Standards Board, a member of Expert Advisory Group Finance Learning Standards with the Australian Business Deans Council and as a Ministerial appointed director of the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority.

Before that, he was an authorised representative of Garrisons and a senior associate member of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance and is also an associate of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.