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Charmaine joins our team with over 25 years customer service and operations experience.
She is multi skilled in business operations, strategic solutions, team management, analysis and account management. Charmaine is extremely passionate about finding ways to continuously improve processes and in doing so, enhance the overall customer experience.
One of the previous projects Charmaine holds close to her heart is where she defined, trained and improved compliance to the Standard Operating Procedures . This resulted in effective and efficient client communications and resolutions.
Director | Financial Adviser
JP, AFP®, M App Fin (FP), BA (Psych), F Fin
Naomi has a Masters in Applied Finance (Financial Planning) and two decades of experience in the finance industry, having worked for a major Bank in her early career before moving into private practice. She is passionate about assisting her clients to build, manage and protect their wealth.
Naomi specialises in providing bespoke financial solutions for professional and self-employed women and their families. As a new mum, Naomi understands the unique pressures and challenges working women face while raising a family and seeks to provide holistic, comprehensive and strategic financial plans that caters to a families’ priorities.
Naomi’s passion is to assist her clients to build, manage and protect their wealth ensuring their financial future is secure through advice, education and support services.
Naomi has found her strengths lie in:
Managing Director | Financial Adviser
JP, CFP®, Dip FP
After six years as an Australian army officer, Don entered the financial planning industry in 1980. During his career Don has helped clients ranging from those just starting out to individuals requiring the development of strategic financial plans and ongoing management for portfolios valued in the millions. Don has also worked at senior national levels in several management roles, is a sought-after public speaker and has presented numerous papers at industry forums.
Don has qualified as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), the highest internationally recognised qualification within the industry. He holds a Diploma in Financial Planning from RMIT University and has completed extensive training in the specialised area of Self Managed Superannuation. He is also a Justice of the Peace.
Don is active within a number of professional associations, the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Self Managed Superannuation Fund Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA).
Director | Financial Adviser
JP, AFP®, BBus, Adv Dip FS (FP)
Yosha joined our team with a strong background in advice. He has a passion for building relationships and working with individuals to grow their wealth and to live the lifestyle of which they dream. Yosha has worked within the boutique, full-service financial advice industry since 2008.
Yosha holds a Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance and International Business, the Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning), Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking as well as specialist accreditation across Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Listed Securities.
Yosha holds the Associate Financial Planner designation with the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
LL.B., Grad Dip FP, ANZIIF (Fellow)
Mike is our Compliance Manager and has over 34 years’ experience in the financial services industry in various technical and managerial roles.
Prior to joining PWS he held senior compliance roles in financial services including licensing and audits/reviews for a major insurer, general insurance brokerages and numerous financial planning firms and their representatives.
Mike earned a degree in law from the Australian National University in Canberra and holds a practicing certificate as a solicitor and barrister in NSW. He is also a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and holds a Diploma in Personal Financial Planning from the University of Southern Queensland.
Mike is responsible for conducting our AFS Licensee and Representative Reviews, managing our compliance requirements with various government regulatory bodies and general compliance management.
BCom (Acc), AccA
Kirstin began her career in auditing in South Africa and obtained extensive experience in the audit and accounting of a wide range of industries. Subsequently she worked as a financial analyst with the Royal Bank of Canada in the Channel Islands before relocating to Australia and joining PWS.
Kirstin is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and has joined PWS as our financial controller.
Director | Financial Adviser | Research Manager
BCom, GradDipAcc, Dip FP, SMSF Specialist Advisor™
Jonathan is passionate about helping clients achieve their financial goals and provides high-quality financial advice with integrity and honesty. He began his career in auditing, progressing to audit manager, before joining the financial services industry. He has 12 years of experience working for large international institutions including HSBC Private Bank and Northern Trust in the UK, and AMP in Australia. His various roles with these institutions have included managing client relationships for high net worth clients and various finance and team management roles for funds and corporates.
Jonathan is also our Research Manager, utilising the investment knowledge he has gained over his career as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. In this capacity, Jonathan provides ongoing review and oversight of all new and existing products recommended by PWS.
John has worked with organisations in Australia, North America, UK and Europe, accruing broad business consulting, personnel selection and management experience across many industries and markets.
Educated in both Australia and the UK, John holds an MBA and other financial qualifications. His expertise includes consulting roles with multinational enterprises involving business and financial modelling, predictive talent analytics, performance metric development and team optimisation. We are delighted to have John assisting PWS in the selection and development of our team.