Michael McDonald

Senior Manager, Business Development

Email Address: michael.mcdonald@certane.com

Phone: +61 (2) 9053 2260

Mobile: +61 421 511 110

Michael is responsible for the growth and development of the Corporate Trust business nationally, with a specific focus on funds management. His role includes the negotiation and implementation of new fund custody and trustee appointments. Building and maintaining relationships with key clients, service providers and industry associations.

Michael has over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, primarily within institutional sales and relationship management across superannuation, funds management and corporate banking. Prior to joining Certane, Michael has worked for Colonial First State and National Australia Bank/MLC.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business – University of Canberra
  • Adv. Diploma Financial Planning – RG146

Expertise and Specialisation

  • Extensive funds management and superannuation experience
  • Custody and Trustee services


Custodian, Professional Trustee, Financial Services

Level 19, 60 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Certane CT Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Certane Group and has been providing trustee services for over 100 years. We provide financial institutions and entrepreneurs with the technology and infrastructure they need to successfully build and grow investment funds. Certane’s powerful combination of modern technology, financial licenses and industry experts navigate regulatory complexity, security and compliance so our clients can focus on what matters most: building a better future.

Today, Certane Group is powering over $40 billion of assets with over 100 employees across 2 offices in Australia and offer a range of leading and technology-enabled trustee, custodian and supervision solutions. With a diversified portfolio of financial licenses and modern technology, Certane can also enable APAC market entry for global institutions and enable start-ups and FinTech businesses to launch new funds and financial products.

The Corporate Trust division provides corporate trustee services to the financial services industry, acting as custodian and/or trustee for managed investment schemes covering listed and unlisted funds, retail and wholesale, MIT’s, property syndicates, agricultural schemes, water funds, mortgage trusts, retirement villages, private equity and venture capital funds, peer to peer lending and significant investor visa (SIV compliant) products.

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