Meet our Financial Planners

NGS Super has a growing number of experienced financial planners primarily located in New South Wales and South Australia with periodic visits our other offices in Queensland, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Western Australia. You can learn more about them below:

Darryn Studdert

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“I get a real thrill when I see the way I can help clients transform their lives..."

Darryn is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Masters in Financial Planning. He has worked in the financial services industry for over twelve years developing vast experience and specialist knowledge in pre-retirement planning, retirement wealth creation and risk management strategies. Darryn manages the NGS Financial Planning team, but will also see members when time allows.

“I get a real thrill when I see the way I can help clients transform their lives. Quite often at our first meeting, you see people stressed and very uncertain about their future. Once they have gone through the Financial Planning process, have a clear strategy in place and have the confidence that they're making the most of what they've got, of their lives, that's extremely satisfying.

When I'm not at work I like to spend as much time with my friends and family as possible, squeeze in a little golf – and try to keep fit.”

Maria Maganic

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“One of the things I love most about what I do is hearing people’s life stories..."

Maria Maganic is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Finance Major) and a Diploma in Financial Planning. Maria’s 14 years’ experience as a financial planner has provided her with expertise in many facets of financial services including corporate superannuation, wealth creation, debt and risk management strategies. Maria looks after members in Melbourne.

“One of the things I love most about what I do is hearing people’s life stories. To do my job properly it’s essential to gain a full picture of each client’s situation – well beyond the mere financials. It’s always fascinating and engaging.”

In my leisure time my number one passion is travel. I also love dining out, keeping fit (working off the dining!) and reading. I also have a bit of a weakness for a nice pair of heels.”

Vince Zappia

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"...for me it’s about building relationships, giving people peace of mind about their retirement..."

Vince is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Master of Commerce (Financial Planning) and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He has worked in financial services for over 15 years and has extensive specialist knowledge in pre-retirement planning, retirement and risk management advice strategies. Vince is based in our Sydney office but also regularly services our members in Brisbane and Canberra.

“I’m a people person, so for me it’s about building relationships, giving people peace of mind about their retirement and confidence that life beyond the pay packet is going to be more than just manageable; it’s going to be really enjoyable. People are often quite amazed at how we can help them improve their situation.

I love cycling and Formula 1, it must be my Italian blood I guess; and I’m also starting to get into cooking.”

Trudy Jenkins

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“I take a holistic approach to providing financial planning advice and enjoy building long term relationships with my clients..."

Trudy is a Certified Financial Planner with over 20 years' experience in wealth management and financial services. Trudy is a specialist in superannuation, retirement planning and portfolio construction. Trudy is based in our Adelaide office and also regularly visits Perth to look after our Western Australian members.

“I take a holistic approach to providing financial planning advice and enjoy building long term relationships with my clients. I seem to have a knack for helping clients understand the complexities and I really enjoy the way this helps them gain confidence about their future and what they can achieve.

In my leisure time I love going to the theatre, walking my lovely Scottish Terrier and watching my son play football.”

Toby Perkins

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"I enjoy meeting clients from all walks of life and working with their own experiences to help them achieve their financial goals."

Toby Perkins is a certified Financial Planner with over a decade of experience in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance), a Graduate Diploma in Global Wealth Management and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. Toby is based in Sydney and services the Fund’s NSW members, specialising in superannuation, retirement planning and wealth accumulation.

“From a young age I became interested in investing and the share market. It’s always been in my nature to plan my own finances for the long term, and the natural extension of this was to get into a profession where I can help to do this for others too. I enjoy meeting clients from all walks of life and working with their own experiences to help them achieve their financial goals.

I enjoy travel, going to the beach and spending time with friends.”

Jeff Watkins

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“I enjoy building long term relationships with clients and hearing their stories - the things that are important to them and their future so that I can help them identify and achieve their goals"

Jeff Watkins is a certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of industry experience and holds a Master of Applied Finance. Based in the Sydney office, servicing our NSW members, Jeff specialises in pre-retirement planning, retirement strategies and wealth protection.

“I enjoy building long term relationships with clients and hearing their stories - the things that are important to them and their future so that I can help them identify and achieve their goals.

I love spending time with my family and friends and in particular, taking my 5 year old son to his sports and activities."

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