Atchison has been involved in financial markets since the early 1970s. After gaining experience in the management of investment portfolios, he moved to providing investment advice to superannuation funds. In the years prior to establishing Atchison Consultants in 2001, he was a senior asset consultant with the global firm Towers Perrin (now part of the Russell Group). Atchison’s consultancy experience covers a broad range of areas within investment portfolio and business management. This includes advice on the setting up of investment management businesses, the choice of in-house or outsourced investment management arrangements, the setting of investment policy and structures for investment strategy, capital market analysis and investment manager research and selection. Atchison has earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Melbourne University.