Our Team

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Our People

Our Clients Are Our Priority

TAG Financial prides itself on the people we employ. Operating in a client-focused industry where trust is everything, we know that your adviser and the people who support him/her are of the utmost importance.

Our team of experts are available to ensure all your financial matters are managed appropriately.

Your adviser is the one who will work with you on defining your goals and guide you on how to plan and achieve these goals. They will meet with you on a regular basis to ensure that your financial goals are on track.

Your paraplanner will conduct in depth research into your financial position and also make sure that all technical aspects of your plan needs are addressed appropriately.

Your client support team will manage all the paperwork to ensure that everything is handled appropriately and seamlessly.

Our advising team comprises of:

  • Gerry Baker, Director
  • David Mills, Director
  • Rupa Tamaschke, Adviser
  • David Sheather, Adviser
  • Mark Brogan, Adviser

In addition to our principal advisers, we have a team of eleven people in client support.

From the person who answers your calls to the paraplanners who work on your financial plan with your advisers, TAG’s team of professionals always put our clients first.

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Our Team

Gerry Baker

Gerry grew up in Sydney, with his early years characterised by lots of sports, especially Rugby League and cricket. He’s still sports mad and nowadays he plays tennis and not enough golf.

Gerry’s married with four children who are all in their mid to late twenties who have all now purchased their own homes – something Gerry has actively encouraged. He is also a proud grandfather.

Gerry’s been running his own practice for 24 years and before that worked for the Commonwealth Bank. He’s been a director of TAG Financial since he joined forces with Terry Hughes and David Mills and formed TAG in 2004.

Gerry’s Approach

Like everyone in the TAG Financial team, Gerry is extremely client-focused…many of Gerry’s clients have been with him for decades. ‘It’s all about building a real relationship with your clients. Trust, honesty, understanding and mutual respect are the most important factors.’

Gerry’s Services & Clients

Gerry’s clients come from all walks of life, but he specialises in business insurances to make sure his clients and their businesses are protected. He also helps these clients with superannuation strategies.

Qualifications

Gerry is a fully qualified Insurance and Superannuation Adviser, and maintains his ASIC RG146 compliance obligations and accreditation through ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) training. Gerry has years of practical experience with business owners and a depth of understanding of the key issues vital for business success.

David was born in Sydney, and like many of the TAG advisers his early life was characterised by sports. Now, he’s taken this early love to an entirely new level as an avid cyclist. In 2010, David rode solo from Cairns to Sydney and in 2011 he spent six weeks in Europe cycling from Italy to France over the French Alps. About 3,200km all up. ‘The TAG team say I’m crazy!’

Skiing and snowboarding is also a big part of David’s family life, something he enjoys with his wife and two adult daughters, who first hit the slopes as toddlers.

David has worked in financial services for over 40 years. Most of that time was spent in large funds management and insurance companies, before he teamed up with Terry and Gerry in 2004.

David’s Approach

David’s holistic advice covers the full range of services and life stages — and he understands the importance of listening to his clients. ‘This office has a very friendly approach. We know how important it is to get to know our clients and understand what they want to achieve.’

David’s Services & Clients

David gives tailored advice on services such as investments, risk insurance, superannuation, retirement planning, aged care management and estate planning.

Qualifications

Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning)
Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning)
David is also accredited to give advice on direct equities, self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) and margin lending.

Memberships

Financial Planning Association, AFP – member since 1993

David Mills

Rupa Tamaschke

Rupa was born in the United Kingdom however, grew up in Sydney’s hills district. She enjoys watching documentaries, spending time with family and friends in addition to attending the gym.

Rupa has a legal background and was admitted into the Supreme Court of New South Wales as a Solicitor in 2012. She decided to become a Financial Adviser because she wanted to be able to forge meaningful relationships with her clients and guide them through their key milestones.

Prior to joining TAG in 2015, Rupa worked as an Associate Adviser at ipac and completed the AMP Horizons Academy Program.

Rupa’s Approach

Rupa’s approach is to develop strong relationships based on trust with her clients, focusing on their long-term goals and objectives to provide financial security with peace of mind.

Rupa’s Services & Clients

Rupa provides personalised service to both individuals and businesses on investments, risk products, superannuation, retirement planning and estate planning.

Qualifications

Advanced diploma in Financial Planning
Diploma in Financial Planning
AMP Horizons Academy Program
Graduate Diploma in Legal practice
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Memberships

Financial Planning Association, AFP
Admission into the Supreme Court of NSW – 2012

David was born in Western Sydney. He loves spending time with his family and heading off for fishing and camping outings amongst other sporting activities. David is an avid rugby league fan and played socially for 12 years. Having 2 boys aged 3 and 17, clients can rest assured that David will be here for the long term as he will be working for many years to come! David has extensive history in the Life Insurance industry, including working for Life Insurance firms for 10 years in administration and underwriting.

David’s Approach

David prides himself on his integrity and long standing client relationships, by providing advice that meets their needs now and into the future. He explains definitions in plain English so clients can understand the insurer’s terminology.

David’s Services & Clients

David provides risk insurance advice for personal and small businesses. In doing so, clients have a better understanding of how the advice mitigates their risk allowing protection for their family and/or their business. David explains the importance of the review process so that we move together through life’s changes.

Qualifications

David is a fully qualified Insurance adviser and maintains his RG146 compliance obligations and accreditation through ongoing training.

Memberships

Association of Financial Advisers since 2011.

David Sheather

Mark Brogan

Mark grew up in Newcastle, NSW, and after spending some years working in Melbourne and Albury, has resided in Sydney’s Hills District for the last 20 years.

He is married and has raised two sons in the local area such that they now have successful careers of their own.

Mark became a financial adviser in 2006 because he wanted to help people cut out confusion with their financial situation, create clarity and get peace of mind.

Prior to joining TAG, Mark worked for the Commonwealth Bank and StatePlus and has considerable experience in retirement planning, wealth accumulation and personal risk advice.

Mark’s Approach

Mark prides himself on being able to take complex matters, remove confusion and explain things in an easily understandable way.

It is important to Mark to understand his clients true needs and be able to work with them to develop strategies to give them peace of mind and control of their financial life.

Mark’s Service and Clients

Mark gives personal, tailored advice to personal and business clients on investment, superannuation and retirement planning, estate planning and risk insurance advice.

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
Foundation Diploma of Financial Planning
Bachelor of Science (Met)

Memberships

Financial Planning Association, AFP