les mcguirecofounder & CEO

Les McGuire
areas of expertise
  • Asset Protection
  • Board of Advice Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • Debt Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Office
  • Growth strategy
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Insurance
  • SMSF
  • Succession Planning
  • Wealth Management


  • 2018 Awarded Most Trusted Adviser by the Beddoes Institute
  • 2017 Australian Adviser of the Year, Winner
  • 2016 Australian Adviser of the Year, Finalist
  • 2011 Australian Adviser of the Year, Winner
  • 2009 Australian Adviser of the Year, Winner
notable achievements/accreditations
  • Authorised Representative and Credit Representative of AMP Financial Planning
  • BSTAR – Specialist Business Advisory
  • Accredited Mortgage Consultant
  • ASX Listed Products
  • DPMC Margin Lending
  • Self-Managed Super Funds
  • Master of Business Administration Advanced
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Corporate CEO Network – Sydney, Member
  • Northern Rivers Business Propel Panel, Member

Les considers helping people as his key motivator and source of drive. Given that, it’s no surprise how much success he has amassed over the years in his chosen professional life that’s purely based on helping people achieve their personal, financial, and business goals.

Apart from co-managing Astute Advisory Group, Les also has his own financial planning business called Future Proof Financial (FPF). He’s also heavily involved with businesses, both big and small, and has even been part of a board as a Quasi-CEO whose key roles were assisting, advising, and executing board level strategies for larger organisations.

I have a real passion for people. When I engage with my clients, I make a commitment to be there for them. Good advice, communication and genuinely caring about their needs in a proactive (not reactive) manner is what makes a good adviser in my mind.

Les’ secret to success is his close engagement and a strong commitment to his clients in terms of truly being there for them. This means providing constructive advice and clear communication in order to successfully work through key issues that his clients find to be most challenging. His extensive list of qualifications fully equips him in assisting clients across a broad range of strategies.


contact details

how can we help you?

Contact us at the Astute Advisory Group office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.