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Perry Hume


Key Areas of Practice:
Financial Services & Compliance

Perry has 30 years of experience in financial and corporate regulation. He began his career in the Australian Federal Police, where he specialized in fraud and white-collar crime investigations and criminal prosecutions. In the mid-1990s, Perry joined the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), where he led a team of investigators and lawyers responsible for criminal and civil actions against companies and individuals in violation of the Corporations Act.

After obtaining Honours in Law from UTS, Perry moved to the private sector where he spent the next 10 years in senior compliance roles, advising Zurich Financial Services, Deutsche Asset Management, and BT Financial Services. In 2006, Perry was appointed as the Head of Compliance at Ellerston Capital Limited, a global boutique hedge fund manager owned by the Packer family. Perry was responsible for the global compliance framework, including its licensed activities in Australia, Hong Kong, and the UK.

With 25 years of experience, Perry started his own consulting business in 2010 and was seconded to several large projects with AMP and Caledonia (Private) Investments. Perry’s client base also includes medium and small-sized licensees, for whom he advises boards and compliance committees on their governance, legal, and compliance obligations. He specializes in general AFSL, ACL, and RSE compliance obligations, advice reviews, license applications and variations, representative supervision, and regulatory actions by ASIC, particularly enforceable undertakings.

Perry’s extensive career path in both the government and private sector has given him a deep understanding of the tension between business and regulation, enabling him to offer unique and robust solutions to his clients.