OUR TEAM

With a combination of over 50 years’ experience in the financial industry, our team of dedicated, local, and welcoming professionals can help you.

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JAMES KELLY
PRINCIPAL/FINANCIAL ADVISER

With a strong finance background and following on from excelling in leadership roles within the Australian Army, James has recently settled his young family in Port Fairy and is returning to the financial world as the Principal of Ambleside Wealth Advisers. James has a knack for understanding client aspirations, and paired with his disciplined traits he helps to create optimum strategies to support clients in achieving their goals.

His young family and love of water sports dominate his weekends. As a keen kite surfer and runner, the move from inner Melbourne to the coastal haven of Port Fairy was the perfect chance to dedicate more time to both his love of the water, and his role within the financial advice profession. James works closely and collectively with both the in-house Ambleside team and each individual client to improve their financial position, helping them to achieve their dreams sooner.

 
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ANNA TILL
FINANCIAL ADVISER

Ever since she was a little girl Anna has been telling people how to spend and invest their money. She knew she wanted to work in finance and loves helping people to achieve their goals. Her interest in this profession grew throughout her schooling and her mind was made up and a future career path as a financial adviser was set.

When she isn’t making all your goals a reality – with that winning smile on her face – Anna loves to relax with a good book and her heated throw rug, which she claims has literally changed her life.

As a lover of food, travelling and experiencing new cultures, Anna likes to practice what she preaches by putting plans in place to allow her to buy that wine, that cheese, or that trip to Hawaii.

Seeing her clients achieve their goals is one of the most rewarding aspects of her role and why Anna loves what she does.

 
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CAITLIN MASON
FINANCIAL ADVISER

Caitlin began with Ambleside in an Associate Adviser role and has transitioned in to a management position before progressing in to the role she was destined for - Financial Adviser.

With a great understanding of what is involved in the client facing and management side of Ambleside, Caitlin can help work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.

A keen traveller, with more than a few notches on her passport, and small business owner, Caitlin understands the importance of taking time to enjoy life while also continuing to drive for success. She knows that through strategic planning and support to improve your financial position, that you can take the time to enjoy life too.

 
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NICOLE O'SULLIVAN
OFFICE MANAGER

Nicole is a huge believer in taking time to introduce fun into her life, wanting to look back on her life with no regrets herself. She hopes to inspire this thought with clients as well. Nicole knows how to set a goal and work towards it. She brings that persistence and determination to her work to help others achieve goals they once thought impossible.

Constantly researching new and improved ways to do things, Nicole is always ahead of the curve. If you hear about a new craze today, chances are Nicole already tweeted about it yesterday.

One of Nicole’s favourite quotes is from one of her biggest inspirations, Richard Branson - “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.”

 

RODNEY ANDERSON
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Finance and lending has been a huge part of Rodney’s life since he was old enough to get a job at the local bank. Problem solving and creating plans for clients is why Rodney loves working in this profession, and at Ambleside in particular.

Local football, holidaying on Lake Charm, and his family are Rodney’s other passions and he knows just how to put plans in place to ensure he can spend as much time with all three as possible.

Working in a management role before coming to Ambleside, Rodney realised that his passion was in the finance industry and when he realised what he wanted to do with the rest of his life, he wanted the rest of his life to start right away. The rest is history.

 

 

PAIGE THULBORN
ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

Paige is the friendly face greeting you at the front door and a knack for doing a million things at once. Paige brings a mixture of fun, professionalism and enthusiasm into her day to day working life and will never hesitate to help her fellow team members out. 

Passionate about continuously learning and building on her skills base, Paige brings a wealth of new ideas to Ambleside on how we can deliver the best service to our clients. 

In Paige’s spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, walking her pup, drinking coffee and going on spontaneous adventures.

 

 

LAINE MANALAC
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Always looking forward, Laine’s ability to ask the tough questions and attempt to find efficiencies in every element of her role makes her a fantastic addition to the team, freeing up the advisers to spend more time with their clients.

With a loving and generous nature, Laine is always looking to achieve excellence in what she does, assisting in the innovation and development of Ambleside. While she loves to be busy, Laine also appreciates her down time and enjoys relaxing in front of the TV with her own little family.

The diversification of the financial industry and her role is what Laine loves about her job as well as providing efficient practices to help clients to achieve their goals.

 
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ANNA GALVEZ
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

With a strong background in financial advice businesses, both big and small, Anna knows her stuff. Her knowledge of process and procedure within the industry is second to none and she knows how to get things done with minimal fuss.

Anna has a family of her own and understands how important planning for your future is. Other than her family, Anna has a passion for crunching the numbers, and is dedicated to her own professional development within the finance industry

Working within a team environment helps Anna thrive in her day to day tasks and assist the Ambleside team in delivering the best results for their clients. She will always go above and beyond to help clients achieve their goals.

 
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MELODY RODRIGUEZ
CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Melody has a wealth of knowledge within the financial services industry, having worked in the field for many years. Melody loves seeing clients tick off their goals, so she sees the value within her role of being able to help the advisers achieve this for their clients.

Melody has taken on board the financial knowledge she has acquired over the years into her own day to day life, as she understands the benefits of getting the right structure in place.

Melody is described by her colleagues as being a business minded person who is always willing to take up new challenges. Outside of work, Melody enjoys spending time with her family, going on shopping trips and relaxing in front of the TV.