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Our Team

Our dedicated team of experts are here to clarify your financial goals and devise the smartest strategies to achieve them.

Simone Du Chesne

Simone Du Chesne

Simone holds a Diploma in Financial Planning and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, as well as memberships with both SPAA and FPA. She is passionate about getting to know our clients and creates smart strategies that are individually tailored to their financial situation.

Simone prides herself on being able to simplify highly-complex financial information, so our clients can make better decisions. When you meet Simone, you’ll get the kind of personal attention you’d expect when trusting someone with your most important asset: financial security for you and your family.

Simone Du Chesne

Financial Adviser

Simone holds a Diploma in Financial Planning and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, as well as memberships with both SPAA and FPA. She is passionate about getting to know our clients and creates smart strategies that are individually tailored to their financial situation.

Simone prides herself on being able to simplify highly-complex financial information, so our clients can make better decisions. When you meet Simone, you’ll get the kind of personal attention you’d expect when trusting someone with your most important asset: financial security for you and your family.

Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey

Kim supports the rest of the team and handles the administrative aspects of the EQ Wealth office. She has exceptional attention to detail and enjoys working in our boutique office, where the work is challenging and the culture rewarding. As a former high school educator, Kim uses her skills to develop and share important policies and protocols with our team and clients.

Kim Bailey

Administration Assistant

Kim supports the rest of the team and handles the administrative aspects of the EQ Wealth office. She has exceptional attention to detail and enjoys working in our boutique office, where the work is challenging and the culture rewarding. As a former high school educator, Kim uses her skills to develop and share important policies and protocols with our team and clients.

CARE Investment Committee

Emmanuel Calligeris

Emmanuel Calligeris

Emmanuel has over 25 years’ experience in funds management and investment research. As the Investment Committee chair of GPS Wealth, he shares his in-depth knowledge of investment market operations across all asset classes, including equities, fix interest, property, alternative assets and cash.

Prior to joining GPS Wealth, he was the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of OnePath, previously ING Investment Management. He has also held various roles at OptiMix, Sydney Futures Exchange, Devon Systems, Australian Gilt Securities, Bankers Trust Australia and Kellogg’s Australia.

Emmanuel Calligeris

Non-Executive Chair

Emmanuel has over 25 years’ experience in funds management and investment research. As the Investment Committee chair of GPS Wealth, he shares his in-depth knowledge of investment market operations across all asset classes, including equities, fix interest, property, alternative assets and cash.

Prior to joining GPS Wealth, he was the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of OnePath, previously ING Investment Management. He has also held various roles at OptiMix, Sydney Futures Exchange, Devon Systems, Australian Gilt Securities, Bankers Trust Australia and Kellogg’s Australia.

Dr Mark Brimble

Dr Mark Brimble

Dr Mark Brimble is an Associate Professor of Finance at Griffith Business School. He holds a PhD in Capital Markets and has active research interests in financial markets, sustainable finance, personal finance and finance education, with publications in various national and international journals.

Dr Brimble is a Certified Practising Accountant, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and a fellow of the Office of Learning and Teaching. He is also a foundation member and chair of the Financial Planning Education Council and founding co-chair of the Financial Planning Academic Forum.

In 2014, the board of the Financial Planning Association of Australia awarded Mark a Distinguished Service Award for his service to the profession.

Dr Mark Brimble

Non-Executive Member

Dr Mark Brimble is an Associate Professor of Finance at Griffith Business School. He holds a PhD in Capital Markets and has active research interests in financial markets, sustainable finance, personal finance and finance education, with publications in various national and international journals.

Dr Brimble is a Certified Practising Accountant, a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and a fellow of the Office of Learning and Teaching. He is also a foundation member and chair of the Financial Planning Education Council and founding co-chair of the Financial Planning Academic Forum.

In 2014, the board of the Financial Planning Association of Australia awarded Mark a Distinguished Service Award for his service to the profession.

Grahame Evans

Grahame Evans

Grahame has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Diploma in Superannuation Management.

Prior to his role as Managing Director of GPS Wealth, Grahame held executive roles with Tower Australia, AMP Consulting and Centrepoint Wealth. At 32, Grahame was the youngest Australian to be appointed to the board of an Australian life insurance company.

Grahame Evans

Executive Member

Grahame has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Diploma in Superannuation Management.

Prior to his role as Managing Director of GPS Wealth, Grahame held executive roles with Tower Australia, AMP Consulting and Centrepoint Wealth. At 32, Grahame was the youngest Australian to be appointed to the board of an Australian life insurance company.

Rob McGregor

Rob McGregor

Rob has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and created the Pathway to Wealth concept used by EQ Wealth. He trains financial advisers around Australia and is a member of the Securities Industry Association and the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Rob McGregor

Executive Member

Rob has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and created the Pathway to Wealth concept used by EQ Wealth. He trains financial advisers around Australia and is a member of the Securities Industry Association and the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

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