Brisbane Financial Planners

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We have listed the 10 best Brisbane Financial Planners.

Tupicoffs - Independent Financial Planners Brisbane (Logo)Tupicoffs are an independent financial planning practice based in the Brisbane CBD.

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Mark Milner - TupicoffsMark Milner – Tupicoffs

CFP® B.Bus DFP JP (Qual)Mark is an Authorised Representative and Certified Financial Planner at Tupicoffs Pty Ltd.

Professional Qualifications
• Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
• Bachelor of Business
• Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
• Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia
• Justice of Peace (Qualified)

Career Achievements
• 2013 National FPA Financial Planner AFP Best Practice Award
• 2013 Queensland FPA Financial Planner AFP Best Practice Awards
• 2012 Queensland FPA Financial Planner AFP Best Practice Awards

2011 to current – Certified Financial Planner – Tupicoffs Pty Ltd
Mark joined Tupicoffs after owning and managing a successful customer services business for several years. He has over 12 years’ experience providing comprehensive financial advice to clients, and prides himself on high standards of professionalism and personal service.

Mark specialises in developing strategies to assist his clients to meet their goals leading up to retirement and beyond, as well as wealth accumulation and protection.

Previous Career Roles
2007 – 2010 Owner/Manager successful business
2004 – 2006 Senior Financial Planner Dixon Advisory & Superannuation Services
2001 – 2004 Financial Planning Manager NAB


Level 9, 316 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000

Contact: Mark Milner

Neil Kendall - Tupicoffs BrisbaneNeil Kendall – Tupicoffs


Neil Kendall is an Authorised Representative and the Managing Director of Tupicoffs Pty Ltd

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Fellow of the Financial Planning Association of Australia
  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Career Achievements

  • Australian of the Year Nominee 2012 and 2013
  • Masterclass Top 50 exam: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
  • Money Management Financial Planner of the Year: 2006
  • Money Management Financial Planner of the Year: Runner Up, 2009
  • Financial Planning Association Value of Advice National Finalist 2009
  • Financial Planning Association Value of Advice National Winner 2006
  • Financial Planning Association Value of Advice State Winner 2006
  • QLD Advisor of the Year 2004 – Charter Financial Planning

2002 to Current – Managing Director Tupicoffs Pty Ltd

Responsible Manager Tupicoffs Pty Ltd

Neil is responsible for the provision of advice under the Tupicoffs Pty Ltd licenses. As well as his role as responsible manager Neil has an active client base of financial planning clients. Neil specialises in providing advice to discerning wealthy families looking for independence and professional skill.

Neil’s expertise is widely recognised and he is regularly an expert witness in financial planning disputes.

Neil recruited and trained the winners of the national 2013 FPA Best Practice awards in both the CFP and AFP category. Tupicoffs are the only financial planning practice to have won both categories of the FPA Best Practice Awards.

2012 to Current – Managing Director Financial Rescue Australia Pty Ltd

Financial Rescue was established by Neil in 2012 to help the victims of rogue financial planners. Financial Rescue has recovered over $2 million for consumers to help repair the financial damage done by rogue planners. Neil was nominated for Australian of the Year for his work in Financial Rescue.

2010 to Current – Director Financial Planning Association of Australia

Neil is a practitioner elected director of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). The FPA is the largest professional body representing financial planners in Australia. Neil was elected as a director in 2010 and again in 2013. He has been heavily involved in raising standards and professionalising financial planning.

Previous Career Roles

1999 to 2002 General Manager MLC

1992 to 1999 Vice President Bankers Trust



Level 9, 316 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000

Contact: Neil Kendall

James Kenny - Aspire RetireJames Kenny – DolFinwise


James is the first Financial Planner in Australia to win three prestigious awards in the same year including:

• 2013 FPA Best Practice Award – National Winner, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional category
• 2013 PlanPlus Global Financial Planning Award – Winner, Asia Region
• 2013 Money Management Financial Planner of the Year

James has also previously been awarded the QLD winner in 2011 and 2012 for the Financial Planning Association Best Practice Awards (Certified Financial Planner category) and was recognised as one of the Top 50 advisers in Australia in 2012 by Wealth Professional magazine.

James competed against hundreds of financial planners from across Australia in the AFR Smart Investor Masterclass exam for financial planning in 2010 and most recently in 2013 and was awarded a Top-50 honour roll position on each occasion. In 2010, James qualified in the Top 10 nationwide and featured prominently in the February 2011 edition of the Australian Financial Review’s Smart Investor magazine.

James was also a national finalist in the 2009 Financial Planning Association Value of Advice Awards (Pre-retirement Planning Category).

James is well regarded for his uncompromising “client first” approach and has been a key-note speaker for the Griffith University Professional Degree in Financial Planning, the Sunsuper Adviser Professional Development program and the Financial Planning Associations National Congress and Young Professionals events.

Industry Background

James has more than 18 years experience working in various roles within the Banking and Finance sector and has worked as a Professional Financial Planner since 2007.

James is a practitioner member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the former Deputy Chair and Treasurer of the Brisbane Chapter of the FPA (2010 – 2012).


James holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Financial Planning and Investments (Accounting major), and is a Certified Financial Planner™ (an internationally recognised standard and the Financial Planning Association’s highest professional designation). James has also completed specialist training to provide advice in relation to complex areas such as self-managed superannuation.

James provides advice to a diverse range of clients requiring assistance in areas such as wealth creation, tax minimisation, pre-retirement and retirement planning, estate planning and risk protection.

Awards and Achievements

• 2013 Money Management Financial Planner of the Year
• 2013 PlanPlus Global Financial Planning Award
• 2013 Queensland and National FPA CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional Best Practice Award
• 2013 AFR Smart Investor Masterclass exam – Top 50 Honour Roll
• 2012 Money Management Financial Planner of the Year Finalist (Top 5)
• 2012 FPA Best Practice Awards – Qld CFP® Winner & National Highly Commended
• 2012 Wealth Professional Top 50 Adviser
• 2011 FPA Best Practice Awards – Brisbane CFP® Winner
• 2010 AFR Smart Investor Masterclass exam – National Top 10
• 2009 FPA Value of Advice Awards – National Finalist (Top 3)


Suite 25/101 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000

Contact: James Kenny

Greg Cook – Eureka Whittaker MacnaughtGreg Cook - Eureka Financial Group

Greg is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Eureka Whittaker Macnaught. He has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® practitioner since 1998 and is a Justice of the Peace. In 2008 Greg was made a fellow of the FPA and in 2010 he also qualified as a Life Risk Specialist. In 2010 Greg became a member of the FPA’s Conduct Review Commission, and was the FPA national conference chair for 2010 and 2011.

Greg  is also the former national chair of the Financial Wisdom Adviser Forum, and he is actively involved in representing the financial planning profession in the media. Greg is originally from the Northern Rivers of NSW and is married with three children. Cricket, politics and classic cars are among his interests.

Level 10, 40 Creek Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Milsons Landing, Suite 803, 6A Glen Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061

Contact: Greg Cook

Chris Smith - VISIS Private WealthChris Smith – VISIS Private Wealth

  • 2015 CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® of the Year – NATIONAL WINNER (FPA Best Practice Awards)
  • 2015 Independent Financial Adviser – Individual Excellence Award – WINNER
  • 2015 Independent Financial Adviser – Best Client Service Adviser Individual Award – WINNER
  • 2015 Independent Financial Adviser – Boutique Firm of the Year Award – WINNER
  • 2015 Independent Financial Adviser – SMSF Adviser of the Year Award – FINALIST
  • 2015 PlanPlus Global Financial Planning Awards – Best Financial Planner (Europe Region) RUNNER UP
  • 2014 CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® of the Year – FPA Best Practice Awards Queensland WINNER
  • 2013 CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® of the Year – FPA Best Practice Awards Queensland Runner Up
  • 2014 Best Client Service Adviser – IFA Excellence Awards – FINALIST
  • 2014 & 2015 Best Multi Service Practitioner – IFA Excellence Awards – FINALIST
  • 2014 & 2015 Principal of the Year – IFA Excellence Awards – FINALIST

As the Founding Partner of VISIS Private Wealth, Chris has built a professional team founded on a rare commitment: truly impartial advice to help clients achieve their financial and life goals.

Chris is a Certified Financial Planner and SMSF Specialist Adviser and has over 15 years’ experience in providing strategic financial advice, successfully delivering tailored, practical and smart solutions that get results. After establishing VISIS in 2001, Chris has worked to build a respected, 100% privately owned practice – with no alliances to other financial institutions. “Quite simply, I am genuinely and solely driven by client needs”.

VISIS, is proud to offer the best of both worlds: the size and resources to offer market-leading services, with personal attention and support. Every client has comprehensive financial expertise at their fingertips, covering investment management, personal insurance, finance/lending, superannuation, taxation advice and accounting services.

A hands-on and personal approach gives Chris real insight into clients’ challenges and the ability to offer solutions that work for them and make the difference. With the VISIS team, Chris helps self-funded retirees, executives and business owners to effectively manage, grow and protect their wealth every day. Chris has a proven track record of building long-term partnerships with leading business people, high net wealth individuals and families. “I strive to combine my deep industry knowledge with a proactive and straightforward approach so my clients can make clear, informed decisions with confidence”.

While providing a full range of wealth management advice and strategies, key areas of specialist knowledge include:

  • investment management;
  • self-managed super funds;
  • executive share plans;
  • tax management; and
  • investment/wealth entities and vehicles.

Chris is continually looking to help new clients with their wealth management advice.


Level 8, 82 Eagle Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

Contact: Chris Smith

Sally Huynh - Shadforh Financial GroupSally Huynh – Shadforth Financial Group

Sally is a private client adviser in our Brisbane office. Prior to joining Shadforth, Sally was a financial adviser with Douglas Wenck, a boutique wealth management firm which merged with Shadforth in 2008.

Sally is highly experienced in providing personal advice on private wealth management, including cashflow management, asset structuring, debt management, wealth creation and wealth preservation strategies, self-managed superannuation funds, portfolio construction, Centrelink advice and estate planning.

Sally has been named in the top 50 financial advisers from around Australia for 2012 to be recognised in the AFR Smart Investor Masterclass for Financial Planning.

Sally holds the internationally recognised CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation which is the highest qualification for financial advisers in the profession. Sally also holds a Diploma of Export Management, a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Business (International Business) from Griffith University. Sally was the top graduate of her Bachelor of Business. Sally is trilingual and has assisted many migrants and refugees to develop an understanding of the Australian culture. Sally is married with one daughter. Outside of work, Sally enjoys golf, tennis and swimming.

Client Endorsement

“Sally approaches my finances with skill and overall competence that I value enormously. She is always readily available to answer my questions and responds to them quickly and fully. She always explains my financial matters to me in clear and easy language and gives me realistic future options to consider. I find her intelligence in dealing with my finances very reassuring – it is one of her great strengths.” Dr Frances Jenkins Ashgrove, Brisbane


Level 13, 240 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000

Contact: Sally Huynh

Alan Baker - RetirewellAlan Baker – Retirewell

An Associate Director of the practice, Alan is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® practitioner (the Financial Planning Association’s highest professional designation) and has completed the Diploma of Financial Planning through Deakin University and a Master of Commerce (Financial Planning) degree with Distinction through the University of Western Sydney. 

Alan has been a financial planner since 1985, having previously worked at Prudential-Bache Securities (the world’s fourth largest stockbroker) and KPMG Financial Services (a division of the world’s then largest accounting firm) before joining Retirewell early in 1997.  Prior to finding his niche as a financial planner, Alan was a financial journalist.

Alan is married with four adult children. He serves in the community as honorary president of the Family Council of Queensland. He enjoys occasional overseas travel with his family, following sports such as basketball and rugby league and spending time with his three grandchildren.

Details of professional milestones in Alan’s career:

  • Studied Economics / Journalism at University of Queensland 1972-74
  • First adviser in Queensland for Beyson Investment Services 1985-89
  • First adviser in Queensland for KPMG Financial Services 1989-95
  • Received Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University in 1992
  • Granted the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® designation (CFP®) in 1992
  • First specialist financial planning adviser in Queensland for Prudential-Bache Securities 1995-97
  • Joined Retirewell Financial Planning in 1997
  • Came second in the inaugural Personal Investor magazine Master Class exam to identify the top 50 financial planners in Australia in 1999
  • Obtained his Master of Commerce (Financial Planning) degree with Distinction from the University of Western Sydney in 2003
  • Entered the Master Class exam again in 2009, this time under the auspices of AFR Smart Investor magazine, and qualified for the 2010 honor role of the top 50 financial planners in Australia
  • Author of the book Investing Your Super: Tips, Traps and Tax Advantages and many reports on superannuation and retirement issues 


Level 24,  141 Queen Street BRISBANE QLD 4000

Contact: Alan Baker

Olivia Maragna - Aspire RetireOlivia Maragna – Aspire Retire

Olivia Maragna is the Co-founder of Aspire Retire, a rapidly growing independent financial planning firm servicing Australia and New Zealand. Olivia has made a habit of breaking through barriers, recently being presented with a Hall of Fame Award for Business Achievement and the 2012 Australian Adviser of the Year. Olivia has been recognised as a driving force in the finance industry and has been named one of the top 10 most financial influencers in Australia, sharing the list with the likes of David Koch, Ross Greenwood, Alan Kohler and Mark Bouris.

In a career punctuated with Australian ‘firsts’ and major business awards including the Queensland Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, Queensland MYOB Small Business of the Year and the AFA Australian Female Excellence in Advice Award, Olivia has always been driven by the idea that if you want to be successful, “you have to go the extra mile for your clients.”

In recognition of her business achievements and for her community involvement, Olivia has recently been elected President of the Midas Business Chapter, chosen as one of eighteen of Australia’s most inspiring female leaders in the Leadership in Focus Forum and will be representing Australia in a Global Forum in Switzerland in late 2013.

She is regularly called upon to speak across the country at various organisations such as Ernst and Young, SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia, AMP, Centrelink, AFL Association, Zurich, Women’s Network Australia, Women in Technology, Professional Investment Services, Canegrowers and numerous other corporations. Olivia currently serves as a judge for the Telstra Business Awards and is the finance columnist for Brisbane Times. Olivia is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Accountant (CA), Self Managed Super Fund Specialist Adviser (SSA) and has a Bachelor of Business from QUT. Olivia actively pursues and connects with journalists to promote the good work of advisers and the industry and has a strong passion for educating consumers about money and finance.

Aspire Retire is privately owned, self licensed and does not have any alliances with big corporations. Operating independently and without commissions, Aspire Retire’s fee model is not linked to percentages or values of investment monies and instead charges agreed flat dollar fees based on the services their clients’ require.


Level 1, 167 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Qld, 4102

Contact: Olivia Maragna


Jacqueline Parker - HN Financial PartnersJacqueline Parker – HN Financial Partners

Jacqueline thrives on helping those planning their retirement and retirees who are unfamiliar with the many financial issues relating to retirement and who need professional advice to help them navigate through the confusion.

Typically, Jacqueline’s clients are referred to her by existing clients or by accountants, lawyers and other professionals with whom she has a well developed network of trust. Her clients are usually retired or planning retirement and they have accumulated a reasonable nest egg. They want someone they can trust to inform them and guide them through the financial decisions they have to make.

Her clients have said:

  • “She gave me that sense of security I was looking for.”
  • “Jacqueline is always available and I know that I am in good hands”
  • “I’m confident that Jacqueline will look after my partner if I’m not around”
  • “A girlfriend referred me to Jacqueline and we hit it off straight away”
  • “She is genuinely interested in me and my family”

Jacqueline builds a high level of trust in her long–term relationships with her clients through her patient approach, her genuine desire to help people and her financial planning expertise, in particular, her depth of knowledge of the Age Pension and Pension Bonus Scheme. Clients are often surprised and delighted to find that they can qualify for benefits as a result of Jacqueline’s work. Jacqueline makes a real difference because of her:

  • Willingness and ability to explain complex financial issues in simple terms; and
  • Availability and personal involvement with her clients

Jacqueline is the Managing Director of HN Financial Partners and she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® practitioner with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and the Diploma of Financial Planning.


Level 6, 79 Adelaide St Brisbane. QLD 4000.

Contact: Jacqueline Parker 


John Woodly - Fitzpatricks Private WealthJohn Woodly – Fitzpatricks Private Wealth

John Woodley is Founder and CEO of Fitzpatricks Brisbane and the Fitzpatricks Dealer Group Pty Ltd, a national dealer group providing solutions to advisers across the country. With over 20 years’ experience, John advises successful individuals and their families on how to protect, empower and assist with clarity of purpose in respect of their lives and wealth management. John is a Certified Financial Planner and a member of the Financial Planning Association.

As well as heading Fitzpatricks, John is actively involved as a board member on a number of charitable, community and corporate organisations. John’s passion is to share his knowledge so clients become financially aligned with their true intent; and to assist families to progress and transition their wealth and businesses, without difficulty, into future generations.


37a Kennigo Street Spring Hill  QLD  4000

Contact: John Woodley