Our Team

We are a team of expert financial advisers each specialising in different, yet complementary areas.

We are supported by a Board of Advice which is made up of the premier leaders in the various fields in which we, Private Capital Advisers, specialise.

We, like our clients, value expertise and lasting partnerships built on trust.

Peter Wright

Principal

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Peter is the founder of Private Capital Advisers (PCA). He is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Accountant Financial Planning Specialist, SMSF Specialist Adviser, and an Accredited Finance Broker with over 20 years experience in the Financial Sector.

Before founding PCA, he had several roles at a range of financial institutions, which included working as Private Client Adviser and a key member of the Investment Management Group at Shadforth. He was also the Treasurer of MSWA for seven years.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning, Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and Masters of Accounting.

Peter is the Principal Adviser at PCA and is involved in all aspects of the business.

Ellie Bartlett

Associate Adviser

Ellie is an Associate Adviser. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Financial Planning from Curtin University.

Before PCA, Ellie worked in a variety of client-facing and technical roles including client services co-ordinator, paraplanner and general adviser positions.

At PCA, Ellie is involved in developing financial planning strategies and solutions for individuals, families, and organisations as well as overseeing the implementation process.

Anna Clarke

Chartered Accountant

Anna is a Chartered Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA, a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and is an Accredited Financial Planner (AFP).

Before PCA, Anna worked at a variety of groups including Arthur Andersen, RSM and Byfields across the UK, Perth and Regional WA.

At PCA, Anna is a Chartered Accountant, providing advice on a range of financial planning solutions.

Mandy Gibson

Lending Adviser

Mandy is a Lending Adviser. Mandy is an Accredited Finance Broker and holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Finance Mortgage Broking Management).

Before PCA, Mandy worked as an Accredited Finance Broker specialising in commercial, business, residential, investment and asset finance advice.

At PCA, Mandy provides lending advice and manages its implementation.

Amy Lawrence

Graduate Accountant

Amy is an Under Graduate Accountant. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Curtin University.

Amy is part of the Chartered Accountants Achiever program as well as a student representative for Chartered Accountants ANZ.

At PCA, Amy is part of the Portfolio Accounting and Administration team.

Bernice Lim

Client Service Manager

Bernice is a Client Services Manager. She holds a Bachelors of Commerce from UWA, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Brokering.

Before PCA, Bernice had various roles in a range of financial institutions including Client Service Manager, Operations Manager and Associate Broker.

At PCA, Bernice manages and facilitates the implementation of advice and administration.

Nic Moran

Para Planner

Nic is a Para Planner. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from UWA and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

Before PCA, Nic was a Graduate and had an extensive Floorball career. He joined the PCA team in 2017.

At PCA, Nic is responsible for contributing to and creating advice documentation.

Alex O'Byrne

Marketing and Communications

Alex is a Marketing and Client Communication Specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Double Major in PR and Marketing from Curtin University.

Prior to PCA, Alex was Head of Consumer Insights for Bankwest and also held prior roles with Hartleys and Morgan Stanley.

At PCA, Alex oversees all marketing and client communications.

Anna van Hazel

Chartered Accountant

Anna is a Chartered Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Before PCA, Anna worked as a Chartered Accountant in both public and private practices. Prior roles include, Senior Accountant at KMPG, heavily involved in Financial Risk Management and Team Leader of the Group Accounting team at Wesfarmers Limited.

At PCA, Anna provides corporate advisory services.

Katharine Wright

Operations Manager

Katharine is Operations Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management.

Before PCA, Katharine was an Associate Director for a recruitment firm and has worked across Australia and internationally. She currently sits on the Board of Kidsafe WA.

At PCA, Katharine oversees all operational activity.

Board of Advice

The purpose of the Board of Advice is to serve the development of Private Capital Advisers and key staff through the ongoing guidance and mentorship of its members.

Tony Grist

Corporate Adviser & Company Director

Tony is the former Head of Corporate Finance at an Australian stockbroking company, as well as the co-founder and Chairman of ASX listed Amcom Telecommunications Ltd. He led the merger with Vocus Communications and then served as the Deputy Chairman. In 1990 he founded what is now known as Albion Capital Partners, a Venture Capital group.

Tony is an Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a director of the PLC Foundation and a director of The Minderoo Foundation. He has also held directorships in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia in the healthcare, mining and energy industries.

Tom Henderson

Chartered Accountant & Corporate Adviser

Tom has over 20 years of experience in Corporate Finance, specialising in advisory services to the financial, resource and service industries. Tom is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and is the former Head of Corporate Finance at Deloitte in Perth.

Tom left the Deloitte partnership in 2006 to pursue a number of private interests before establishing Forrest Capital—a company providing corporate advisory, equity placement and underwriting services to small and medium-sized Australian companies—with Kim Hogan.

Kim Hogan

Corporate Adviser

Kim has over 30 years of experience in the Financial Sector. Kim was formerly a Director of Porter Western Limited, a WA based stockbroking firm which was later taken over by Macquarie Bank in 1999. Kim worked as an Associate Director of Macquarie until leaving to form Forrest Capital with Tom Henderson.

Simon Joyner

Financial Adviser & Company Director

Simon founded the financial planning firm Keysbrook Financial Services which later merged into Shadforth Financial Group, of which Simon was the State Manager.

Simon now runs Aberfoyle Partners, a business specialising in consulting to financial planning firms. Simon also sits on the boards of ASX listed Westoz Investment Company (WIC) and Ozgrowth Ltd (OZG).