Steve James
Non Executive Director

Steve has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry having worked for Australia’s largest banks as well as European and American institutions. Steve has a thorough knowledge across FX trading, Financial Planning, Capital Raisings and Stockbroking where he was a key figure in developing Australia’s largest wholesale broking business.

Steve is a highly experienced Company Director across both listed and unlisted entities in diverse operations from Sporting bodies, Financial Services organisations and the Property Industry. Steve holds a Masters Degree in Financial Services Law, a Master Stockbroker Qualification, a Diploma of Financial Markets, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Geoffrey Gedge
Non Executive Director

Geoffrey has over 25 years experience in the law and in financial services. He began his career at AXA in funds management, working on structuring funds and as a corporate trustee. He then spent a significant time working throughout the Asia Pacific, particularly in Singapore with Credit Suisse, and has garnered experience in structuring and distributing funds as well as corporate advisory throughout the region. On his return to Australia, Geoff worked for Grange Securities in corporate finance, prior to establishing Columbus Equity Partners.

Geoffrey holds qualifications in Law and Business and a Masters in International Business, majoring in strategy and management within the Asia Pacific region.

Angela Ashton
Founder & Director

Angela co-founded Evergreen Consultants in early 2016 and has 25 years experience in investment markets. She has held senior investment roles at QIC, and was Head of Ratings at van Eyk Research and General Manager - Managed Funds Research at IWL Ltd (CommSec). She has contributed to the industry through serving on a number of committees including Hedge Funds Rock, and was a Board Member of IMCA for 9 years. Angela has also assisted in the development and delivery of course content for a number of DFP subjects through Kaplan.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment and Masters of Commerce (Finance). She is a Fellow of FINSIA, a member of the Economics Society and has completed the CIMA qualification.


Brett Baker
Founder & Non Executive Director

Brett co-founded Evergreen Consultants in early 2016 and has 20 years experience in financial services. During that time, he has worked with a number of organisations in a sales capacity including Citigroup, UBS and Dresdner Bank.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, as well as a Masters of Business Administration.