Our advice team

Judith Brown

Practice Principal
Representative of ipac

Bachelor of Commerce
Diploma of Financial Planning

As Client Service Manager at AMP Advice, Judith is responsible for the smooth operation of the business and office including supervision of client service staff and ensuring client service standards are met.

Judith started working in financial services in 1994 and is an active member of the Financial Planning Association Cairns Chapter.

Financial advice provides a pathway for clients in all stages of their lives to achieve their goals be it personal or financial. For me personally financial advice is about achieving financial freedom and choice - to do what you want when you want to.

Judith is having wonderful conversations with clients about how they are living their life and how we have helped them to achieve their goals.

Jody Payne

Private Client Adviser 
Representative of ipac

Bachelor of Business
Diploma of Financial Planning

Jody has 19 years of experience in the financial service industry having started her work in Financial Planning in 2006 and the balance in Banking and lending.

She enjoys using simple explanations and a genuine care for her clients to provide comprehensive and practical advice in a variety of situations. Jody can assist in all facets of Financial planning including wealth creation, wealth protection for professionals and families and retirement planning.

Jody is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Jody has a special interest in building long term relationships with her clients by providing a pathway for clients in all stages of their lives to achieve their goals be it personal or financial. For her, advice is about achieving financial freedom and choice – to get clients to where they want to be while living today.

Amanda Wilesmith

Associate Advisor
Representative of ipac

Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Diploma of Financial Planning (Dip FP)
Diploma of Financial Services (Dip FS)
Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Adv Dip FS)

Amanda has been working in the financial planning industry since 2001 and during this time has worked in a number of support roles including head office operations, compliance and paraplanning. Her solid history has provided her with a wealth of experience to further explore the field as one of our Associate Advisers. As well as assisting a number of advisers in our North Queensland office to formulate strategies for our clients, Amanda also gets the opportunity in this role to interact with clients on a more personal level and often attends client meetings.

Away from work, Amanda is a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children. She and her family love to go boating on the Great Barrier Reef and travelling both domestically and internationally. 

Having completed a science degree majoring in mathematics and psychology, financial planning was a natural pathway to follow. Understanding clients and formulating strategies to help them achieve their goals is a wonderful feeling.

Whilst continuing to help clients achieve their goals Amanda wants to continue to build on her financial planning knowledge by attaining the Masters of Financial Planning.


Our support team

Brenda Hill

Client Relationship Manager 

Commissioner of Declarations
Training and Assessing Cert IV
Bachelor of Education (ECE)

Brenda has been in the financial industry since 2007, commencing her initial foray with a Darwin based company as a Client Relationships Manager. After taking a 4.5 year break to raise her son, Brenda returned to the Client Relationship Manager role with ipac in Cairns.

Working part-time gives Brenda the opportunity to spend time with her husband and lively school aged son and to enjoy catching up with her close knit, extended family.

Brenda believes in the intrinsic confidence that comes from having comprehensive financial advice, giving a sense of security through all walks of life.

Brenda's goal is to continue to provide effective and timely administrative services to the growing number of clients seeking advice.

Marinda Grobbelaar

Client Relationship Manager

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Bank Risk Management)
(Honours) Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Bank Risk Management)

Marinda worked in various research and accounting roles before joining the financial planning industry in 2017. She is currently working part-time and when not at work she enjoys spending time with her family.  

Marinda strives to build, maintain and strengthen the company's relationship with all clients by responding effectively and in a timely manner to clients’ needs. 

Marinda continues to develop her knowledge of financial planning and endeavours to complete her Diploma in Financial Planning by mid 2021.

Important information

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