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Sean Callery Editor, experienced finance journalist

About Sean

Sean became Editor of in November 2022. He's a finance writer and editor with more than 15 years of international experience across Australia, the UK and Ireland.

His experience spans banking, lending, investing and insurance, as well as legal and consumer affairs. He is qualified with the following financial services certifications:

  • Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking (FNS40821).
  • Certificate in Tier 1 financial product Generic Knowledge (RG 146 covering Securities, Derivatives, Managed Investments, Foreign Exchange, Superannuation, Life Insurance, General Insurance).
  • Compliant to provide general advice in Tier 1 General Insurance based on RG 146 certification.
  • Certified in Marketing and Advertising Financial Products (RG234).

Background and experience

Before joining Money, Sean was Deputy Editor at finance research company Canstar where he lead a team of finance journalists covering Australian finance news. He also oversaw the communication of Canstar's Star Rating program across more than 50 banking, insurance and investment product categories.

Prior to that, he was responsible for digital content at one of Australia's biggest customer-owned financial institutions, Great Southern Bank.

Before moving to Australia, Sean was based in the UK where he oversaw digital communication at the Law Society of Scotland. He was a contributor to legal publication, The Journal, covering consumer interest and regulatory topics.

Before that, he was an award-winning copywriter at communications and advertising agency, Leith, in Edinburgh.

Sean trained as a journalist in Dublin and worked in local and national media in Ireland in the early part of his career at publications including the Drogheda Independent and the Irish Daily Star, as well Ireland's national broadcaster, Radio Teilifis Eireann.


Sean has a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from Dublin City University, a Masters Degree in Creative Advertising from Edinburgh Napier University and is qualified with a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking (FNS40821), a Certificate in Tier 1 Generic Knowledge (RG 146) and a certificate in Tier 1 General Insurance (RG 146) .

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