Arun Abey

Chairman and co-founder Walsh Bay Partners and Chairman, Advisory Board, ANU College of Business and Economics


Is it possible to be rich and happy? To learn to use money wisely? These are the questions that have intrigued Arun Abey over 35 years working as a financial adviser and wealth manager. He has also been an academic, an entrepreneur, a strategy adviser, a bestselling author and a philanthropist. What connects these diverse activities is Arun’s passion for ideas that help people thrive. His latest book, How Much is Enough? draws on the latest behavioural research to explore the relationship between money and happiness. 

The Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics inducted Arun into its Hall of Fame in 2013 for meeting its criteria of “Exemplary professional achievement and distinguished contribution to community”. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recently honoured Arun in a photo exhibition at Parliament House, featuring 12 Australians of Sri Lankan origin to have made a significant contribution to Australia. 

Arun is the Chairman and co-founder of Walsh Bay Partners and Chairman, Advisory Board of ANU College of Business and Economics. He is also a Director of The Smith Family.

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