General advice

Chat with a super consultant to learn more about super and our products and services at no additional cost.


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Alex Van Kempen

Super Consultant

Alex is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Alex at the following locations:

  • Deakin University (Burwood Campus)
  • Monash University
  • Monash College

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Andrew O'Neill

Super Consultant

Andrew is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Andrew at the following locations:

  • RMIT
  • Swinburne University of Technology

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Brett Hynes

Super Consultant

Brett is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Brett at the following locations:

  • Monash University

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Diane Soumbassis

Super Consultant

Diane is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Diane at the following locations:

  • University of Melbourne

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Derya Tillem

Super Consultant

Derya is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Derya at the following locations:

  • La Trobe University
  • The Florey Institute


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Geoff Langdale

Super Consultant

Geoff is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Geoff at the following locations:

  • La Trobe University
  • UTAS


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Jerome McCready

Super Consultant

Jerome is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Jerome at the following locations:

  • Deakin University (Waurn Ponds Campus)
  • Federation University

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Quin Wallace

Super Consultant

Quin is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Quin at the following locations:

  • Victoria University

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Tanu Kallivayalil

Super Consultant

Tanu is available to provide general information about superannuation, answer questions about UniSuper products and services, or help with your paperwork.

You can book an appointment with Tanu at the following locations:

  • University of Melbourne

Select advice

Here you can see your adviser’s experience and qualifications. You can also see their details on ASIC’s Financial Advisers Register.

These profiles should be read in conjunction with the Financial Services Guide – Personal Advice document (PDF, 205KB). All our select advisers are members of the Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA).

A select adviser can help you with:

  • insurance in your super
  • super and pension investments
  • super contribution strategies

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Andrew McKendry

Financial Adviser, Select Advice

Andrew joined UniSuper in 2014 and enjoys making a meaningful difference to member outcomes so that they can achieve their retirement goals, both short- and long-term.


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Jay Chid

Financial Adviser, Select Advice

Jay continuously strives to earn the trust and loyalty of UniSuper members by providing tailored advice in a friendly, professional and responsive manner.


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Lyneve Almario

Financial Adviser, Select Advice

Lyneve joined UniSuper in 2015 and brings over 13 years’ experience in the financial services industry.


Mike Nott

Financial Adviser, Select Advice

Mike joined UniSuper in 2018 as a Financial Adviser and has worked in financial services since 2012. He aims to make members' choices worry-free, with tailored super strategies at every life stage.


Comprehensive advice

Here you can see your adviser’s experience and qualifications. You can also see their details on ASIC’s Financial Advisers Register.

These profiles should be read in conjunction with the Financial Services Guide – Personal Advice document (PDF, 205KB). All our comprehensive advisers are members of the Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA).

A comprehensive adviser can help you with:

  • budgeting
  • estate planning
  • government benefits and payments
  • personal insurance
  • retirement planning
  • redundancy planning
  • superannuation (including 20+ other super funds)
  • wealth creation
  • ongoing support
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Stephen Henshall

Private Client Adviser

Stephen has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Beginning his career at a corporate superannuation fund in 1997, Stephen moved into a financial advice role as a paraplanner in 2004. Following this, Stephen provided comprehensive financial advice to clients.

Stephen’s focus is to help his clients to make more informed decisions regarding their financial position.

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning
Advanced Diploma of Financial Services - Financial Planning
Advanced Diploma of Business Administration
Certificate of Superannuation Management

Professional associations
Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA) 

Advice topics
Financial planning
Wealth creation
Superannuation (including more than 20 other super funds)
Redundancy planning
Retirement planning
Investments outside of super
Estate planning considerations
Debt management
Cash flow management
Social security strategies (Centrelink/DVA)
Remuneration planning (salary packaging)
Insurance for income and asset protection
Review services



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Charles Azzopardi

Private Client Adviser

Charles has over 14 years’ experience in the financial services industry, having worked for charted accounting firms and private boutique financial advisory firms.

Charles is passionate about helping clients to identify priorities to reach a balance between enjoying their lifestyle both now, and in the future. He takes pride in developing financial strategies that seek to achieve the client’s personal goals, which may be anything from education funding, wealth creation, through to retirement planning.

Charles believes in educating his clients so that they feel empowered during the personal advice process. One aspect that Charles loves most about financial planning is finding unforeseen opportunities that add value to a client’s future prosperity. Charles also recognises the importance of reviewing financial plans as future changes trigger the need to revisit financial strategies. Changes can come as a result of unplanned changes to circumstances, legislative changes as well as potential changes to clients’ future goals.

You can see Charles at Victoria University and Swinburne University of Technology.

Qualifications
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)



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Derek Gascoigne

State Manager Advice, Vic/Tas

Derek has over 20 years’ experience in financial services. His focus is on providing robust strategic financial advice with a view to optimise benefits through education and guidance, to provide reassurance and peace of mind about the adequacy of a clients’ financial position and to assist clients to make more informed decisions about their financial future.

Qualifications
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Diploma of Financial Planning
Bachelor of Commerce
Diploma of Management


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Jamie Laird

Private Client Adviser 

Jamie has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. The majority of Jamie’s experience has come from 9 years in corporate superannuation followed by a move into financial planning.

Jamie has a sound knowledge of superannuation legislation and defined benefit schemes. He has worked for large organisations as well as a number of boutique-style financial planning firms over the years. This allowed him to continue to build and broaden his knowledge as he fulfilled his desire to assist people with their financial needs. Jamie has advised a wide variety of clients on many matters including strategies around superannuation and retirement planning, risk and wealth creation.

Jamie believes in the value of ongoing advice throughout a client’s various stages of life. 

You can see Jamie at the University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University (Melbourne). 

Qualifications

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Diploma of Financial Planning
Associate Diploma of Business Accounting


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Jonathan Kujawa

Private Client Adviser

Jonathan has 11 years’ experience in the finance industry, spanning both banking and financial advice. He has developed a strong understanding of debt management, superannuation, personal insurance, investment strategies and Centrelink strategies.

Jonathan has provided advice to a diverse range of individuals and couples, particularly focusing on areas such as wealth generation and protection, retirement planning and Centrelink maximisation. He is a strong advocate of clients regularly reviewing their financial advice to ensure their recommendations remain relevant and up to date as circumstances change.

Qualifications
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
Bachelor of Business



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Kiran Bhullar

Private Client Adviser

Kiran joined UniSuper in 2019 and has over 14 years’ experience in financial planning.

Kiran specialises in providing aged care advice and has extensive experience in superannuation, self-managed super funds, retirement planning, investments, risk management, social security, aged care and estate planning.

She is passionate about understanding the complexity of her clients’ lives, the vast majority of whom are women. Kiran enjoys improving her clients’ financial awareness and well-being through clarity and knowledge.

Kiran builds long-term relationships with clients and adds value by taking a holistic view of their personal and financial situation, their dreams and aspirations. She helps her clients improve their present situation and achieve their desired future lifestyle. Kiran proudly focuses on her client’s specific financial needs and shares knowledge to help them make better financial decisions.

Qualifications

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Master of Financial Planning
Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning 
SMSF Specialist Adviser™

Professional associations

Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA)


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Nicholas Ta

Private Client Adviser

Nicholas has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is passionate about assisting members to create and tailor financial solutions which help achieve their lifestyle goals and objectives.

Nicholas has extensive experience in superannuation, wealth creation and protection, pre and post-retirement planning strategies as well as helping members optimise any entitlements to Centrelink/Department of Veteran Affairs. In particular, he takes pride in making complex strategies easy for members to understand, so they feel confident and can have peace of mind about the financial solutions recommended.

Nicholas is a firm believer in the value of financial advice and establishing ongoing relationships to review the appropriateness of strategies as personal, legislative and economic circumstances change throughout a member’s lifetime. 

You can see Nicholas at Monash University.


Qualifications

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
Bachelor of Science
Diploma of Financial Planning


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Robert Cahill

Senior Private Client Adviser

Robert has over 18 years’ experience in the provision of personal financial advice. He brings an educative approach to the advice process, assisting members to make confident and informed financial decisions that align with their goals.

Robert has extensive experience in all aspects of financial advice and his commitment to best practice industry service, and internationally recognised standards of education, demonstrate his ongoing commitment to the profession and his clients.

Qualifications
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA)
Bachelor of Commerce (Actuarial Studies)
Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning,

Professional associations
Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA)
CFA Institute


Tao Qu

Tao Qu

Private Client Adviser

Tao has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She is passionate about providing advice to members to help them achieve their financial success.

Tao is a goals focused adviser who believes in the value of financial advice. She helps members to shape and crystallise their personal goals and objectives for every stage of their lives. She shares insights with members, and strives to better understand their personal and unique situation. Most importantly, she sees herself as a partner who works with members to build a plan for the future.

Tao works with a variety of clients, from young, time poor professionals, to retirees, and aims to ensure members make informed decisions about their financial future. 

Qualifications

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP) 
Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Systems


Professional associations

Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA)

 

Review advice

See your adviser’s experience, qualifications, and the services they provide. You can also see their details on ASIC’s Financial Advisers Register.

These profiles should be read in conjunction with the Financial Services Guide – Personal Advice document (PDF, 205KB).


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Angelina Singh

Financial Adviser, Review Service

Angelina joined UniSuper in 2018 and has over 6 years’ experience working in the financial services industry. 

She has developed a good understanding of debt management, superannuation, personal insurance, investment strategies and Centrelink strategies.

Angelina is passionate about empowering her clients to achieve their financial goals and objectives. She enjoys building strong relationships with her clients and helps them to make confident decisions based on their own unique situation. She is a firm believer in the value of financial advice and establishing ongoing relationships throughout a client’s various stages of life.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Commerce – Economics and Banking/Finance
Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
Diploma of Financial Planning


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Steven Craigie

Financial Adviser, Review Service

Steven joined UniSuper in 2015 and has spent over 11 years’ in the financial services industry. Steven is passionate about providing advice that assists with improving retirement outcomes for members. He aims to make his clients feel confident and comfortable about the strategies they are implementing.

Qualifications
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
Diploma of Financial Planning
Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning


Sam Dignam

Sam Dignam

Review Adviser

Sam joined UniSuper in 2017 and brings more than three years’ experience in the financial services industry over which time he has developed a sound knowledge of technical financial strategies.

Sam thrives on delivering personalised financial advice to empower his clients, better positioning them to achieve their financial goals.

With an emphasis on review advice, Sam enjoys establishing ongoing relationships with his clients and tracking their financial progression.

Sam is currently completing the CFP® Certification Program.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)

Professional Associations
Financial Planning Association Australia (FPA)

Financial services guides

UniSuper Advice is operated by UniSuper Management Pty Ltd (USM), ABN 91 006 961 799, AFSL No 235907, which is licensed to provide financial product advice to members. UniSuper Head Office: Level 1, 385 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000. Financial Advice Centre: 1800 823 842. Email: advice@unisuper.com.au.

CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® are certification marks owned outside the U.S. by Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. (FPSB). Financial Planning Association of Australia Limited is the marks licensing authority for the CFP Marks in Australia, through agreement with FPSB.

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