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Adrian Michael Raftery (born 30 October 1971 in Sydney) is an Australian author, journalist, businessman and lecturer. Raftery has written a number of tax reference books and has written finance columns for Woman's Day, Your Investment Property and Your Trading Edge magazines.

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Business career

Raftery ran an accountancy firm in Sydney which he subsequently sold to Stature Accounting in 2010. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Academic career

Following the sale of his accountancy firm, Raftery completed a PhD at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is a Senior Lecturer in Financial Planning & Superannuation at Deakin University.

Personal life

Raftery married his wife Kylie in 2007 and they have a son, Hamish, who was born via altruistic surrogacy in Canberra. The couple had previously lost a daughter (Sophie) at birth.

Charity work

Raftery is a board member of Bears of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Inc, a non-profit organization which helps grieving parents following the loss of their child. He ran the 2009 Sydney marathon to help raise funds for the charity to have their own Bear of Hope, which was subsequently named in honour of his daughter Sophie. In the process Adrian was the leading fundraiser for all runners in the marathon.

Football career

After an extensive amateur career in the Sydney AFL competition with Holroyd-Parramatta Blacktown AFC Goannas, Raftery has acted as manager of AFL Sydney representative sides over the past few years. He represented the Australian Masters AFL in six International Rules Test matches against the Irish Masters GAA side between 2006 - 2009 in sides which included a number of former AFL players including John Platten, Shaun Smith and Ronnie Burns.

Raftery played in the 2009 E.J. Whitten Legends Game for the All-Stars as the Play in the Game winner at Ethihad Stadium and kicked a goal.

References

Adrian Raftery (author) Wikipedia


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