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Our people

We believe that if our people are the best, then we can give you the best. The team at TAG are well trained, professional and passionate about providing results to our clients.

Mark Templeton

B.Bus (Accounting), B.Arts (Social Science), CPA
Managing Director

Mark is the Managing Director of TAG Financial Services and has been with the firm since its inception. He is a registered company auditor with nearly 20 years experience in Public Practice and has worked in the Office of the Auditor General. Mark is passionate about sharing his knowledge and expertise.

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Mark is also an Authorised Representative of TAG Financial Advisors (AFS Licensee No. 415632), ensuring he is qualified to assist clients achieve their financial objectives.

Michelle Griffiths

B.Bus (Accounting), CA
Partner – Investment Advisory & Wealth

Michelle is a Partner at TAG Financial Services and has been with TAG since the firm’s commencement. Michelle leads the Investment Advisory and Wealth division, she explores financial planning, tax strategies, estate planning and superannuation strategies to maximise TAG’s clients’ chances of achieving financial success in whatever they do.

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Michelle is also an Authorised Representative of TAG Financial Advisors (AFS Licensee No. 415632), ensuring she is qualified to assist clients achieve their financial objectives.

Tony Rule

B.Bus (Accounting), CA, MBA
Partner – Business Advisory & Taxation

Tony is the Partner of the Business Advisory & Taxation division. He has also worked at KPMG Peat Marwick, Pitcher Partners and as a Financial Controller in the IT industry. Tony has been instrumental in transforming the division from being purely compliance focused to a holistic service that supports clients in their business development.

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Brenda Hutchinson

B.Bus (Accounting), B.Comp (Info. Sys.), CPA, MBA
Partner – Superannuation Advisory & Audit

Brenda is a Partner of TAG Financial Services and oversees the Superannuation Advisory and Audit Division. She has nearly 20 years experience in superannuation and has developed a comprehensive knowledge of issues relevant to SMSF, accounting practitioners and advisers. Brenda’s in-depth understanding of superannuation and taxation have allowed TAG to make complex investment rules and sophisticated pension strategies available to clients.

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Leigh Jobling

B.Bus (Accounting), CPA
Partner – Investment Advisory & Wealth

Leigh is a Partner of TAG Financial Services and has been with the firm since its inception. Leigh oversees the Investment Advisory and Wealth division, and has significant skills in both auditing and superannuation. Leigh is passionate about understanding clients’ visions and helping them implement strategies to achieve financial security and freedom.

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Leigh is also an Authorised Representative of TAG Financial Advisors (AFS Licensee No. 415632), ensuring he is qualified to assist clients achieve their financial objectives.

Nicole Templeton

B.Bus (Accounting), CPA
General Manager 

Nicole has extensive accounting experience and has worked as Financial Controller for a large international organisation.

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