Our Team of Certified Financial Planners Australia
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Our well qualified team of Financial Advisers have been admitted as Certified Financial Planners (CFP®), Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP®) and as Associate Financial Planners (AFP®) professionals.
They were required to undertake an advanced education program, as well as meet requirements around ethics, examination and experience. Together we have a vast industry experience spanning many years.
Chris Yena CFP® - General Manager
A qualified engineer, Chris has been involved in the financial services industry for over 25 years. He is a qualified financial planner and for 15 years held senior management positions within "Blue Chip" distribution networks with a business consulting & coaching focus
Chris holds aCFP® and from 2002 to 2004 was the committee chair for the FPA's CFP module 4 education program and currently presents nationally to advisory groups on Business Growth and Continuity.
Chris has attended and completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education course, an accelerated program in innovation and leadership to shape the global business leaders of today and tomorrow.
Commencing within financial services in 2001, and part of the Warringal Financial Services advisory team since March 2007, Catherine has completed the Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (ADFS) as well as the MLC Adviser Scholarship program.
Catherine is an accredited Aged Care Professional and a member of the Association of Age Service Professionals.
As a Financial Adviser, Catherine works closely with our clients to provide quality financial solutions, and is a member of the AFA and currently holds the FChFP®designation.
Bradlee is looking to pursue a long-term career in financial planning and completed his Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in 2022.
He joins our advisory team as an Associate in April 2022, supporting our advisers.
Having worked previously for a small financial advisory firm in Tasmania and also at Westpac's Commercial Bank and he is well-skilled in the preparation and implementation of advice for clients.
Alex van Roon - Associate Adviser
Alex has a passion for financial services and helping clients achieve their financial goals. Alex has worked previously for 5 years across client services and administration work at an advisory firm in East Melbourne. He joins our team in January 2023 to support our advisors.
In his spare time, he likes to play indoor cricket, and field hockey and spend time with his wife and daughters.
Brad Matthews - Portfolio Manager
Brad has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry and is a highly regarded investment strategist and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with merit from the University of NSW, a Certificate in Financial Planning and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
After working in the money and foreign exchange markets in the mid-1980s, Brad held various economist roles at St George Bank. Prior to establishing his own investment consultancy business in 2015, Brad worked in investment research at the AMP Group for 12 years, which included roles as Head of Research and Head of Investment Strategy for AMP Group financial planning licensees.
For the past 29 years, Brad has been editor of the “Plain English Economics” newsletter, which is read by secondary students studying economics.
Elizabeth Parkin - Client Services
Joining the Warringal fs team in May 2019, Elizabeth brings over 17 years of quality client services experience having worked with a number of professional advisory firms across multiple locations in Australia.
Elizabeth has successfully completed her Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (Adv DipFP) and also holds a Bachelor of Surveying from Monash University
Vaughan Clark - Mortgage Broker
Vaughan is a fully accredited mortgage broker with the MFAA (Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia)
As the owner of Clark Finance Group, he provides Warringal fs clients with more lending options to meet their requirements.
He holds accreditations with over 35 lenders including all the major banks and financial institutions
Vaughan's experience includes home loans, investment loans, commercial loans, SMSf lending, development project loans, refinancing, car loans and asset finance.
Joyce Bacatan BSc - Adviser Services
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science and has previously worked for a number of global institutions including JP Morgan Chase Bank.
With a strong compliance background, she has held a range of roles offering administration support and customer service in the finance sector.
Joining the Warringal team in May 2018, Joyce works closely with our Financial Planners in providing solutions for our clients. Joyce’s experience combined with her professional and positive attitude makes her a fantastic addition to the Warringal team.
Niki Louca - Client Services & Events Management
Niki joined the team at Warringal Financial Services in January 2016, having had over 25 years of experience in the travel & hospitality industry having worked for Flight Centre, Qantas and also running her own coffee shop.
She has a passion for looking after clients and in her spare time runs Greek cooking classes.
Our Founders Now Retired
Derek Clapton CFP®
Having commenced his advisory career in 1978 and served on the Board, for 2 years, of the Association of Financial Advisers (formerly LUA and ALA) and in 1979 where he assisted in the establishment of Professional Indemnity insurance for the financial services industry. In 1992 he was a member of the FPA Education committee that contributed to the rewriting of part of the DFP 4 Module (Insurance).
Derek has been quoted by Tim Boreham in The Australian and also contributed to the Q&A financial section of the Herald Sun.
Derek is a Fellow of the Association of Financial Advisers (FAFA) and a Senior Associate member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (formerly: The Australian Insurance Institute).
Derek held the CFP® designation for many years and he retired in December 2014.
Malcolm Hughes CFP®
Malcolm has been a Financial Planner for over 23 years. In that time he completed his Diploma of Financial Planning and became a Certified Financial Planner CFP® in 1998.
He was a member of the Financial Planning Association and had attended all FPA conferences in Australia over the last 15 years culminating in the Financial Planning Conference in San Diego in the USA in 2011.
A Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors he retired in December 2014
Our longest serving team member retires
Maree West - Operations Manager
Maree had been part of Warringal Financial Services for over 21 years having joined us in 1998 and is our longest serving team member