Our advice team

James Bonamy

Private Client Adviser
Representative of ipac

Bachelor of Commerce (Specialising in Finance and Economics)
Diploma of Financial Planning
Certified Financial Planner
Specialist Adviser in SMSF
Member of FPA
Member of Self Managed Super Fund Association

James Bonamy has been a financial adviser since 2001 and has worked in the financial services industry for 18 years.   While James joined ipac in 2014, he has previously held roles in management along with spending 10 years as a Senior Adviser in a large organisation.  He specialised in working with private clients and business owners, particularly with complex financial situations such as investment and insurance structures, large superannuation accounts and Self Managed Super Funds.

Solving his clients financial problems and giving them the knowledge that they are doing the right thing for their financial lives means they can live comfortably, no matter what life’s challenges can throw up.  This means getting a deep understanding, finding out what is truly important to his clients form the base for the advice that he gives.  James believes financial advice is a team approach, not only with the other experts that he works with, but most importantly with the clients defining what their financial success and comfort looks like.  This comes from the years of experience and knowledge that he has gained. 

James goal is to know that the advice he gives as a real and positive impact on people’s lives.  

Andrew Groat

Private Client Adviser 
Representative of ipac

Master of Financial Planning
Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
Justice of the Peace (JP)
Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Andrew joined ipac securities (now AMP Advice) in 2016. He has over 7 years experience in the financial services industry and obtained his Master of Financial Planning in 2018.

A key driver for Andrew is making the complex simple. Andrew understands that every client is unique and he enjoys tailoring advice to suit their individual needs. Andrew’s goal is to make a positive difference to his clients lives by logical, straight forward conversations to ensure even the most complex financial concepts are easy to understand.

Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his partner Michelle and staying active. He is a keen football supporter and will happily talk football for hours to whoever will listen.

Nemanja Vico

Private Client Adviser 
Representative of ipac

Bachelors of Commerce, Majoring in Financial Planning
Graduate of the AMP Horizons Academy
Certified Financial Planner Designation (currently studying)
Justice of the Peace
Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Nem has been in the financial services industry since 2011. He has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Planning and is also a proud graduate from the prestigious AMP Horizons academy.   Nem has been a Member of the Australian Financial Planning Association since 2012 and serves the community as a Justice of the Peace. Currently Nem is furthering his studies to attain his CFP qualification and plans on completing his masters degree.

The most enjoyable part of being an adviser for Nem is having the opportunity to simplify the complexities of his client’s financial situations and building relationships based on the advice he provides. It’s never easy to ask for advice, and the peace of mind Nem gives his clients in regards to their financial future is the reason Nem has chosen a career as a financial adviser.

Nem’s goal has always been to put his clients in the best position possible by utilising the resources at his disposal and technical abilities relating to the financial industry. Nem’s ambition is to provide advice to everyday Australians and with his role at AMP advice he will continue to develop his goal.


Our support team

Nick Amore

Head of Advice South and Client Services


Elena Harper

Lead Client Relationship Manager


Patrick Malone

Advice Manager


Donna McPherson



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