Our Team

Geelong Financial Group caters to the growing needs of the local residential and commercial property market, for investors and developers. With our local knowledge and experience we are able to place clients with excellent finance and investment packages.

  • Locally owned and operated by active investors in the local property market and the broader ASX stock market.
  • Over 100 years of combined staff experience in lending and experts in the Geelong region.
  • Strong relationship with lenders, accountants, solicitors and real estate agents.
  • Free and comprehensive services.


Managing Director

Simon established GFG in 2001 to assist a core group of clients with regard to finance requirements and investment opportunities in both shares and property. Simon continued to build the business offering quality service and knowledge in his field, and introduced other skilled staff to assist with the development of the business and client portfolios. Simon continues to assist clients with all finance and property needs, specializing in more complex residential and commercial finance and structures. Simon is well qualified in his field, and is an experienced investor himself.

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Home Loan Specialist

Marika joined the team in mid-2013, after 19 years at a local bank as a Home Loan Specialist. She brings in vast knowledge of the local markets and finance networks as well as experience with all finance structures and solutions. Like David and Simon, Marika specialises with home and investment loans. She prides herself on finding the finance solutions catered to the individual clients needs, whether they are first home buyers, investors, or seeking to refinance existing loans.

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Vehicle and Equipment Finance 

Scott has over 30 years experience in the Finance Industry, recently joining Geelong Financial Group in the Vehicle & Equipment division specialising in finance for motor vehicles, trucks, farm machinery, plant & equipment. Scott’s philosophy is to provide clients with the best possible service, products and advice.

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Office Manager

Sarah joined the team in early 2017,with nearly 20 year management experience. Sarah maintains office services by organising office operations and procedures. Sarah has completed a Diploma of Management.  She is a valuable addition to the team.

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Broker Assistant

Nicole joined the team in early 2013, bringing a wealth of knowledge from the local Geelong banking industry. Nicole assists with the loan application process and provides invaluable to support to our brokers and to our clients. The addition of Nicole to Geelong Financial Group brings almost 30 years of experience with local major banks in Geelong, her contribution to the team is a huge asset.


Home Loan Administration

Steph has been working with GFG since July 2016.

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Home Loan Administration

Lisa joined the GFG team in late 2015. She provides quality service and communication and is a great asset to the administration team. Lisa has a Certificate III in Business Administration.

NATALIE MENSCH    linkedin

Home Loan Administration

Nat joined the GFG team in late 2017.



Home Loan Administration

Penny joined the GFG team in early 2018. She brings over 14 years years of banking knowledge and experience to the team. Penny assists with loan applications.

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Beth joined the GFG team in mid 2018. She is the friendly voice at the end of the line and the kind face greeting our clients.

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Financial Planner

Hugh Sutterby is a qualified Financial Planner and is able to assist clients with superannuation, investments, savings plans and personal insurance such as Life Insurance, Income Protection, Trauma and TPD insurance. Hugh joined the GFG team at the start of August 2008, after working with a major bank. Hugh is an Authorised Representative of Australian Unity Personal Financial Services.

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Financial Adviser

Simone joined the GFG Financial Planning Team in November 2014 as a Financial Adviser’s Assistant, bringing several years of experience from working at a major bank. Since then she has completed her Diploma of Financial Planning and a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Financial Planning and HR) at Deakin University. Simone focuses on her quality of customer service and providing her clients with advice regarding superannuation, investments and personal insurance. Simone aims to assist her clients to reach their financial goals and will persevere until they are achieved.

She is an authorised representative of Australian Unity Personal Financial Services.

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Financial Planner Assistant

Katrina has been an integral part of the Financial Planning team since 2017, assisting the financial advisers with administration and customer service.  After many years working as a qualified Myotherapist, Katrina is relishing the change of role, and has a professional approach when dealing with clients and their needs.


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