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Our Staff

Chris Palmer

Financial Planner - Bundaberg Office

Since February 2013

Chris Palmer has the most Financial Services Industry experience at C2G with over 40 years in the industry. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts from Auckland University and attained the CFP® professional designation in 2004.

Chris commenced work as a National Mutual Insurance agent and worked through all the changes in the financial services to become a Certified Financial Planner in 2004.

Chris commenced working at C2G in 1978 and over the 40 years has won many awards as a financial planner including AXA Queensland Financial Planner of the year in 1994.

Chris looks after clients from all over Australia and thoroughly enjoys his role as senior Financial Planner. Chris finds his work very rewarding, and after dealing with many of his clients for 40 years, he finds it gratifying to see the changes to their lives knowing he has played some small part in improving them.

Louise Jealous-Bennett

Financial Planner - Bundaberg Office

Louise has been advising C2G clients since 2007. Louise has an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and a Masters of Accounting. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association and currently is an AFP member (Associate of the Financial Planning Association). Louise is passionate about Financial Planning and contributes to her professional body the FPA in a volunteer role as the Wide Bay Chapter Chair.

Louise is also a member of the Institute of Public Accountants. Louise is an Accountant who has specialised in Financial Planning. Louise feels it is important to give back to the community and volunteers her spare time as the Bundaberg Rowing Club Treasurer. In her role on the committee she assists with the ongoing growth of the sport of rowing in the region as well as the Bucca Rowing and Accommodation centre.

If she is not at work check the beach, rivers, lakes and walking paths as she would more than likely be pursuing her hobbies of swimming, scuba diving and hiking.

Naaz Ali

Bookkeeper & Administration Assistant - Bundaberg Office

Naaz is GCR Financial’s experienced Bookkeeper, certified in MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero. She is devoted to helping small businesses get their accounting systems in order and enjoys the challenge of researching complex taxation matters to find optimal solutions for her clients. She also provides essential administration support for advisers Chris & Louise.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, cooking and gardening.

Maryelen Collins

Receptionist & Administration Assistant - Bundaberg Office

Maryelen, affectionately known as Mel, has an extensive background in office administration within the finance industry. Her role at C2G is to provide reception and general administrative support to assist Louise, Chris and C2G Clients wherever needed. Her interests include painting and music, in particular playing ukulele.

Marielle Andrew

Operations / Compliance Manager – GCR Financial (Brisbane Office)

Marielle, known to her team simply as “M”, has been with GCR Financial for over 10 years. Having worked in all departments within the business (Marketing, HR, IT etc), she naturally progressed to the role of Manager of first the Norfolk Island Office and eventually also for both the Bundaberg and Tamworth offices. Apart from being the operational ‘spider-in-the-web’, M specialises in Compliance in financial services. In that role, she ensures that all advisers and employees adhere to the laws & regulations of the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) in their dealings with clients. Whenever she is not in working, you can either find her on the tennis courts or running after her three little boys.

Gye Duncan

Managing Director – GCR Financial Group (Brisbane)

Gye is the managing director of GCR financial group and boasts +24 years experience managing, advising and broking within the finance services industry. Gye is an expert in his field and is continuously building on his Masters of Applied Finance, Master of Financial Planning (studying) with an Advanced Diploma in Australian taxation law, Diplomas in financial planning, insurance broking and finance and mortgage brokering management. He has completed the ASX accredited listed product advisor (ALPA), ASX accredited level 1 & 2 derivatives advisor (ADA 1 & 2), ASX accredited contracts for difference advisors (CFD)programs. The Chartered Alternative Investment Association’s (CAIA) fundamentals of alternative investments certificate program.

He is also a full member of the Association of Securities & Derivatives Advisers of Australia Ltd (ASDAA). He has a passion for providing his client’s unrestricted unbiased advice tailored to their individual needs, In particular planning and trading Active Investment Management (AIM) Programs for people who are serious about achieving financial freedom. Outside of finance, Gye is a keen global traveller and loves spending time with his wife Cara and daughter Ruby (whom GCR stands for).

Emma Wright

Assistant to the Director – GCR Financial (Norfolk Island Office)

Emma joined the GCR team back in 2012 and has been a crucial part of the day to day running of the business ever since. Emma works alongside Gye in making sure engaged clients are on track to achieve their financial goals. Not only does she assist Gye but she also goes above and beyond to assist both Bundaberg and Tamworth advisors with the behind the scenes management of engaged clients. Her work ranges from client meetings to Investment reviews and all administration in between.

Interestingly finance isn’t her only area of expertise; she is also a qualified fitness instructor and junior tennis co-ordinator, as well as treasurer of the Norfolk Island Tennis Club. When not at work, gym or the tennis courts Emma is spending time with her three daughters.

C2G Financial Services Bundaberg is part of the GCR Financial Group. An Australian owned and operated independent financial service and credit licencee, with three office locations in Brisbane, Bundaberg and Norfolk Island. The Bundaberg office is supported by GCR’s team of highly training financial advice, financial services, tax & accounting professionals. With specialist staff in the areas of financial analysis, investment management, taxation planning, finance brokering and insurance brokering.

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