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Chapter Council - Melbourne

Chapter Councillors serve in a voluntary capacity.  The Council administers the affairs of the Chapter in accord with the ATAA Constitution, Board Documented Policies and the Guidelines for ATAA Chapters. If you are interested in serving on the Chapter Council please contact the Chapter President.


  • ATAA member since Mar 1997
  • ATAA Life Member Oct 2010
  • Chapter President since Mar 1999
  • Board member, Sep 2003 - Sep 2004
Paul has been the Melbourne Chapter President continuously since March, 1999.  During this long period, he has undertaken all of the tasks that are required to underpin a large and successful Chapter. In that time, the Chapter has had three different venues and the "after meeting dinner" has had many more locations. Paul commenced trading and investing in the 1980s.
  • ATAA member since Jul 2006
  • Melbourne Chapter councillor since 2009
  • ATAA Board member since Oct 2009
Robert is a part-time trader, consultant and educator. Having gained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robert spent many years working in professional IT roles including hands-on technical support roles, network management, and IT operations management. Robert has followed the sharemarket for many years, with two key events provoking much more interest — misguided advice from a financial adviser in 1986, and the tech stock crash of 2000. These events prompted him to shun conventional financial investment wisdom and take a much more serious and contrarian interest in the market, with a much more hands-on control of his own investments. Robert now runs a web-based sharemarket business to share his knowledge and experiences, and provides tuition and support to traders and…
  • ATAA member since Jun 2003
  • Chapter Councillor since Oct 2004
Mark Umansky Is an International Commodity And Equity Trader With Over 25 Years Of Experience Trading International Markets. He Brings With Him Senior Management Experience, Working At Several Prestigious International Firms Over The Course Of His Career, Successfully Trading Various Commodity And Equity Markets.    Mark Currently Trades International Commodities, Forex & Australian Equities On Full Time Basis.  Mark Is A Highly Self-Motivated Professional, Having Excellent Problem Solving Skills And Uppermost Ethical Standards.