Simon’s passion for helping clients achieve their financial dreams started in 1998 with his first role as a teller with ANZ. He soon excelled and worked his way through to be a fully certified Financial Planner after completing his Diploma (2001), Advanced Diploma (2005) and continued on to complete his Masters of Financial Planning in 2006.
Simon became a business owner in 2007 where he was able to provide quality service and interact with his clients in a more personalised way, which is why he loves what he does on a day to day basis. ‘Not all clients fit into the generic box, I enjoy being able to service my clients with strategies and services that are unique and tailored to their individualised situation’.
Simon has a strong technical background and is highly skilled and experienced in many areas of financial planning, including retirement planning, personal risk insurance, gearing strategies and wealth creation in general. Simon works closely with his clients on an ongoing basis to continually monitor and review their financial strategies.
Simon has been acknowledged as a 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Finalist ‘GPS Wealth Advisor of the Year’ Award. It’s a great privilege to be recognised in this way. Simon also takes great pride that Insight Wealth Planning was nominated for ‘Practice of the year’ in 2015 and the overall winner for that award in 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Living Locally, Simon also enjoys family life with two young children. On the weekend you may find him enjoying family time, or out on the golf course.
Tabitha is a financial planner and owner in our business with a career spanning back to 2001 in financial services. She has worked her way from being on front line customer service (bank teller), through the banking world of financial planning in branches of ANZ and CBA and onto an infield role with a dealer group in financial planning, spending her time with advisers working with technology, systems and process improvement with a heavy influence of compliance.
Tabitha holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services and has experience with a diverse range of client needs. Tabitha has a strong technical background in providing advice for investment, wealth creation strategies, shares and property, superannuation and retirement income streams, personal risk insurance and gearing strategies making the transition from working to a retired lifestyle a reality. She is able to explain the Age pension rules in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand. Tabitha is also known as our in-house Aged Care Specialist. Tabitha specialises in financial advice tailored for women and families, first home buyers who need support and for women looking to build financial independence.
Tabitha is motivated with connecting our business with the community around us. She donates her time to the Cancer Council Pro Bono financial planning program in the Newcastle and Maitland area, helping patients with terminal illnesses to navigate the claim process for superannuation and life insurances. “Claiming on policies in such as stressful process, with lots of paperwork and can be so overwhelming, we help people to navigate, to protect them from the emotional rollercoaster of getting through the process to relief financial stress”.
Aside from Financial Planning Tabitha has a passion for the wider community and has been the host of many charity events. Tabitha’s main passions are organising events that support Heart Health, the Variety Children’s Club as well as since 2014 hosting and organising the John Hunter Children’s Hospital Volunteers Thank you event. Check out our Community Corner for photos.
Living Locally, Tabitha also enjoys family life with two young children. On the weekend you may find Tabitha enjoying family time, or sketching in the park with her earl grey tea.
Ross holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and has worked in the financial planning industry for nineteen years. During this time he has developed many skills to assist clients achieve financially for long term peace of mind and certainty. Prior to Financial Advising Ross enjoyed successful business and management roles in franchising, industry and education. This background along with his Financial planning experience enables Ross to have greater empathy when dealing with a wide range of clientele.
Outside of work Ross takes great interest in close family while enjoying the lifestyle in the Lambton- New Lambton area. Having a rugby background as a player and coach, sports in general are a continued interest. Other activities involve regular gym and playing golf with a bit of travel thrown in the mix.
Alex ignited his spark for assisting the local community reach their financial dreams and aspiration in 2001 where he started with Newcastle Permanent Building Society. In 2001 his career started as a Financial Planner in the Newcastle Permanent Financial Planning sector where he not only helped clients achieve financial success, but help build the Financial planning department. Since then Alex has developed long term relationship with clients and have seen many through various life stages.
Alex is an experienced and well qualified Financial Adviser, having completed his Dip, Adv Dip & Master of Financial Planning. He has held a variety of roles and the extensive studies have provided Alex with a technical knowledge in investment funds, superannuation, income streams and insurance products. Alex is committed to and enjoys working with his clients in providing technical, commercial and strategic advice focussed on adding value to their businesses or employment whilst growing and protecting their personal net wealth. Alex follows the FPA Code of Professional Practice including the Code of Ethics, Practice Standards and Rules of Professional Conduct.
Alex enjoys that passion and dedication that the Insight team have. Alex enjoys working alongside like-minded colleagues who have the client’s best interest at the core of what they do.
Alex lives locally enjoys exercising or walking with his wife Kristie, he has two teenage daughters and still likes to help out down at Merewether Surf Life Saving Club.
Tegan’s career in financial services began in 2016 whilst she was studying at the University of Newcastle. During this time, in between her studies, she has learnt to service all aspects of our clients’ advice journey, from ongoing administration duties and paraplanning, to new business implementation. Her extensive knowledge and experience in paraplanning, has enabled her to be exposed to a range of financial strategies and technical content. This body of knowledge enables Tegan to take complex advice and propose it to clients in a way that they are able to understand.
In 2018, Tegan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) and a Bachelor of Business (Leadership and Management) and has since completed a Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP). With a ‘people person’ nature, Tegan loves getting to know our clients. Her main passion is to guide clients toward their vision of financial success and enjoy the freedom of living a life that they love.
Tegan is now a licensed financial planner and is closely collaborating with our team’s more experienced advisers to ensure she meets her aspiration to help people in achieving their financial goals whilst forming valuable long-term relationships.
Tegan grew up in Dubbo in the Central West of NSW and enjoys making the occasional trip to visit her treasured family and friends. Now living in Newcastle, you can find Tegan relaxing at the beach or catching up with friends over coffee.
Jordan joined the Insight Team in 2014 looking for a rewarding job where she could make a difference. Since then Jordan has developed her learnings and understanding of the industry and has transitioned from the client administration Officer for Simon Tworek to Practice Manager. She is instrumental in the behind the scene’s functions for our business and ensures we remain at the top of our game at all times.
With her Bright and friendly outlook with obvious enthusiasm Jordan has developed strong connections with clients and loves that she is a part of helping them achieve their goals. With her excellent organisation skills, problem solving abilities and industry knowledge, Jordan juggles all of the behind the scene work for our office and ensures that we are able to move forward with the times and deliver the ultimate service for our clients.
In 2016, 2017 & 2018 Jordan was a finalist for ‘Support Person of the Year’ in the GPS Wealth Dealer group. This is a credit to her high level of ability and dedication not only to our business, but also our valued clients.
Jordan grew up here, in Lake Macquarie with strong family values. Outside of work she loves to keep fit and spend time with family and friends.
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Clair has recently joined the Insight Wealth Planning team in 2020. Clair has extensive experience in Customer services with a positive can-do attitude. Clair transitioned to the Financial Planning Industry from the General Insurance industry where she has over 5 years’ experience, this highlights Clair’s understanding of the importance of insurance and the impact for the need to protect yourself. Clair is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Financial Planning.
Clair is the Client Administration Officer – New Business for the Insight team and is the point of contact for all clients who are moving from their Initial Appointment all the way through implementing formal advice we provide to clients. Clair is very enthusiastic and is determined to ee our clients through to a successful future.
When asked what she loves about being a part of the team, Clair had this to say;
‘I love the energetic vibe and being surrounded by likeminded individuals, coupled with the constant and willing assistance from both support staff and advisors.’
Clair is a country girl, originate in Armadale. Clair moved to Newcastle in 2008 and enjoys the active & coastal lifestyle, frequenting beach, cafes and her scheduled Gym sessions.
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Miaya first experienced the financial planning industry in 2015 where she worked for a superannuation administration company. Gaining valuable insight into superannuation and insurance Miaya enjoys the difference she can make in helping our clients organise their finances in an easy to understand manner.
Miaya is the Client Administration Officer – Client Services Administrator for the Insight wealth Planning Team. Miaya is the point of contact for existing clients of Insight Wealth Planning and is also the one who co-ordinates Review documentation for our clients. Miaya has a passionate and caring nature with clients and enjoys assisting our clients.
When asked about what she loves about Insight Wealth Planning Miaya is always quick to share “the generous nature of the advisers. They are always caring and very motivating”.
In her spare time Miaya enjoys quality family time, shopping and cuddle from her two pups!
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Hannah has been in the Financial Industry since 2006 and the Financial Planning industry since 2013 and thrives in assisting our clients achieve their financial goals and objectives. Hannah brings with hear a breadth of knowledge that enables her to assist every request of our clients with ease. Hannah understands the impacts of a well-executed Financial Plan and is eager to help our clients live a life they love.
Hannah joins the Client Administration Officer – Client Services Administrator team for Insight Wealth Planning. Hannah is a point of contact for existing clients and also co-champions Review documentation for our clients. When asked what Hannah enjoys about Insight Wealth Planning Hannah had this to say, ‘I enjoy working with the Insight team as they are supportive and committed to delivering the best outcomes for our clients.’
Hannah is a local to the area and enjoys catching up with Family and Friends. She adores her to King Charles Spaniels.