Meet the team

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Chad Appleby

Senior Adviser / Principal

Chad has been in the financial services industry since 1999 and with Calm Wealth (formerly Bridges) since 2002.

He is a Certified Financial Planner® and a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia.

Chad has a Bachelor of Economics Degree (Adelaide University) and a Diploma of Financial Planning (Deakin University).

He enjoys building long term relationships with his clients, where putting the clients’ interest first and building trust is paramount. He prides himself on giving advice that is easy to understand and simplifies a lot of the complexity that can surround financial services.

Outside of work Chad enjoys spending time with his family and friends, travelling and sports.

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Andrew Goodhand

Senior Adviser / Principal

Andrew has been in the financial services industry since 1999 and has been practicing as a financial planner since 2007.

Retirement planning is his specialty, helping clients maximise their position in the lead up to retirement and ensuring a smooth transition to a new way of life. He enjoys creating long lasting advice relationships with his client and cuts through all the jargon to provide peace of mind around their financial needs.

Andrew holds the highest designation afforded to financial planners – CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia. Andrew also holds a Master of Financial Planning (Kaplan).

Outside of work Andrew enjoys spending time with his young family, camping, and playing golf.

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Leah Palazzo

Senior Adviser / Principal

Leah started working in the Financial Services industry in 2000.

She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide and a Diploma of Financial Planning.

Leah enjoys building long term relationships with clients and helping them achieve their goals throughout the different stages of their lives.

She is dedicated to educating her clients and explaining financial strategies in easy to understand terms so they can make informed decisions.

Her aim is to make a difference in her client’s lives and deliver peace of mind in relation to their financial affairs.

Outside of work Leah enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as socialising with friends.

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Matthew Schutz

Senior Adviser / Principal

Matthew has worked in the financial service industry since 2004 and became and financial planner in 2010.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) from Kaplan Professional Education.

As a financial planner, Matthew’s goal is to help people become financially comfortable, reduce financial stress and make for a more enjoyable life.

Outside of work Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and twin girls. He especially enjoys watching and helping out with his girls sporting activities.  

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Alison Foxford

Personal Assistant / Client Services

Alison joined the Adelaide team in 2010 and has over 30 years of experience within the financial planning industry.

Alison has completed her Diploma of Financial Planning and Aged Care. She enjoys the rapport built by helping our existing clients, providing a high level of customer service in a timely and efficient manner.

Alison’s key responsibilities include handling all client enquiries, preparing and implementing client strategies and client contact/communications.

Ali has two grown up children who were both recently married and both herself and her husband are looking forward to grandkids in the next few years ahead.

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Patsy Gardner

Personal Assistant / Client Services

Patsy joined Bridges Adelaide in 2008 in our Client Services team. Since joining she has provided exceptional service to our clients.

Her role is diverse and her responsibilities include looking after our clients, processing queries and share trades. Prior to joining Bridges, Patsy worked for 25 years in customer service and administration.

Patsy lives locally and outside of work she enjoys travelling, cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Kayla Kelly

Personal Assistant/Client Services

Kayla has originally come from a tourism background but has since found her way to the financial sector and joined the Calm Wealth team late 2021.

Although her experience is mostly in tourism, Kayla has over 10 years in coordinating, administration, and customer service. These skills will help her adapt to the responsibilities of her role and deliver exceptional service to our clients.

Kayla grew up in New South Wales before making her way to South Australia and spends her time outside of work playing netball, competing in trivia nights and exploring what South Australia has to offer.

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Domenic Gullifa

Client Services

Domenic has been in the financial services industry since 1999 and has worked for some of the nation’s biggest financial institutions.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics (UWS Nepean), Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment (Finsia) and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning (Kaplan).

Domenic is currently undertaking his Professional Year (PY) in Financial Planning. He is passionate about helping clients achieve their hopes and dreams.

Outside of work Domenic enjoys spending time with his young family, keeping fit and volunteering with Camp Quality.

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Silvana Puglia

Client Services and Receptionist

Silvana joined Calm Wealth (formerly Bridges) in 2003 as our dedicated receptionist and client services team member.

With her strong focus on customer service Silvana is highly organised and has streamlined many of the operation functions of the team.  She has a strong work ethic ensuring client queries are handled in an efficient and timely manner.

Silvana has lived locally all her life and enjoys spending quality time with her family and grandchildren.  She also enjoys cooking, reading and most of all her dancing.