Nexus Private Wealth Management brings all of your professional advice needs together

Why we do it:

Financial decisions made in isolation can cost Australians hundreds of thousands of dollars…. It was the sole intention of the Nexus founders to bring together all financial services required to build and protect wealth, in a strategic and coordinated way. This saves our clients time, money, and confusion, and ensures decisions are made in their best interests and not that of a single specialist adviser.

Stephen Vick

Managing Director / Senior Adviser

Stephen is the Managing Director and founder of Nexus Private Wealth Management. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Banking/Finance & Accounting, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and a Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking Management. He also holds Specialist SMSF accreditation, an Australian Credit License, a Real Estate Agency License, and is a member of the REIQ. Stephen has spent over 20 years in the finance industry and has held State Manager Roles with Australian Finance Group (AFG), Australian Unity, and Lawfund Australia. Prior to establishing Nexus Private, Stephen worked for MLC as an adviser to financial planners.
It’s Stephen’s driving motivation to help people understand Australia’s complex financial system, and take advantage of the many opportunities and strategies available so that they may attain financial independence and achieve their life dreams. It is rumoured that Stephen regularly sings in the car and knows the words to every David Bowie song.

Adrian McPhee

Financial Adviser

Adrian is a Senior Financial Adviser for Nexus Private Wealth Management. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland as well as a Diploma of Financial Planning and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. He also holds TASA and DomaCom accreditation. Adrian started his career in the finance industry specialising in SMSF advice before acquiring experience developing and implementing comprehensive financial planning strategies for a diverse range of clients. He is also an avid student of the economy which provides him with a broad frame of reference and the ability to address economic issues in both the domestic and international markets. Prior to working in finance, Adrian had various roles in the retail and electronics industries while he was completing his studies.

Adrian is committed to providing clients with tailored strategies and solutions to help them achieve their financial goals and objectives. He firmly believes that all Australians have the capacity to secure a more prosperous future, and he seeks to help clients realise this outcome by working with them in a consultative manner so they can unlock their true financial potential.

In his spare time, Adrian enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing tennis and writing short stories.

Natasha Cook


Natasha is a Chartered Accountant with several years’ experience working in public practice/taxation accounting and corporate finance in Australia and the UK. With a high attention to detail and an investigative mind, Natasha enjoys getting hands on gaining an intimate understanding of her client’s complete financial circumstances. This enables her to interpret results accurately and provide informed advice that is forward focused. With a passion for numbers and a belief that accounting is fun, Natasha takes an enthusiastic approach to all client engagements.
Natasha holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major), Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a registered Tax Agent and is currently studying a Diploma in Financial Planning.

Alex Lyall

Lending Manager

Alex has 10 years experience in the finance industry starting his career as a lending administration assistant and working his way through the ranks to become a fully qualified Mortgage Broker. His roles have varied from those in small business to credit manager for a major financial institution. This has given him a rich understanding of the ins and outs of structuring finance and getting loans approved.
Alex has completed his Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and is an authorized credit representative of Nexus Private Home Loans. Alex prides himself on delivering exceptional customer service and does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his clients’ success. He has great attention to detail and a passion for budgeting. He even enjoys spreadsheets. In his spare time Alex enjoys motorcycle riding, cooking and spending time with his young family.

James Ralph

Head of Property Advice

Starting his career in residential real estate in Brisbane’s inner north, James has always taken a keen interest in anything property related. Over the last decade, James has assisted clients buying and selling all types of residential real estate and in the last few years transitioned to the field of commercial real estate.
An active investor in the residential market, James has quickly amassed a thorough understanding of all things property, ranging from first home buyers to development site sales and all things in between. It is this diverse range of expertise that leaves James ideally placed to assist all of Nexus’ clients with any property related matter.
James loves Australian movies and would include The Castle and Chopper as some of his favourite movies.

Lauren McDonnell


Lauren McDonnell, is a Senior Solicitor with a wealth of knowledge on structuring clients affairs to provide superior asset protection and tax efficiencies as they apply to Estate Planning. She holds a Masters of Applied Law, Bachelor of Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. With a broad range of experience personally investing in real estate and shares, Lauren offers a personal touch and a pragmatic edge to wealth protection and legal advice.

Andrew Leafe

Research and Technical Analyst

Andrew has 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry having begun his career at with a Trustee company before branching into Stockbroking and eventually Financial Planning. Andrew’s extensive experience has equipped him with a thorough grounding in the disciplines necessary to explore a range of financial strategies and product solutions, and concentrate these into tailored advice for Nexus clients. Andrew has completed his Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and works closely with the advice team providing research and technical support to meet the needs of our clients.

Andrew is an animal lover, and after working with an animal welfare group his household permanently increased by two cats and two dogs. On weekends Andrew enjoys catching up with friends and family over good food and a wine or two, and considers conspiracy theory documentaries to be his guilty indulgence.

Summah Barbour

Client Services Manager

Summah is the Client Services Manager at Nexus Private and is currently completing her Diploma of Financial Services. With extensive experience in customer service and an ability to understand what is important to people, her efficient approach and genuine interest in helping others to succeed inspires absolute trust from our clients. Prior to joining the Nexus Private family, Summah held various client service roles in the finance industry. She also has a background in Marketing and Public Relations, which has allowed her to lend her knowledge and skills amongst various facets of the Nexus brand.
Summah cites the most rewarding part of her role as simply being able to help people have the most pleasant experience as clients of Nexus Private. In her spare time, Summah enjoys travelling, French cheese and cooking.

Jacob Wilkins

Client Service Manager

Jacob is a Client Services Manager at Nexus Private Wealth Management. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University as well as a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is also currently completing his Masters of Financial Planning through Deakin University to keep on top of continually evolving legislation, to learn new strategic approaches and broaden his overall skillset. With 9 years’ experience and an in depth knowledge across multiple facets of the financial planning industry, Jacob is well positioned to meet the needs of Nexus clients. Jacob specialises in process management and advice implementation delivering remarkable experiences to Nexus clients. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys playing guitar – capable of playing O Sole Mio (Eduardo di Capua) with his eyes closed – enjoys reading SciFi and Fantasy, and spending time with close friends.

Belle Sakrzewski-Hetherington

Client Service Officer

Belle is the Client Services Officer at Nexus Private Wealth Management. Belle is currently completing her Diploma of Financial Planning and Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Belle’s childhood was spent in regional Queensland before moving to Toowoomba in 2012 where she attended boarding school and started her career in the financial services industry. As a client services officer Belle’s mission is simply to provide the best service she can for clients. Belle is passionate about health, fitness and the feline family.

Ryan Wood

Marketing Manager

Ryan is the Marketing Manager at Nexus Private Wealth Management and is responsible for communicating effectively with our client base and attracting new clients into the Nexus family. Ryan is a seasoned marketing strategist with an exhaustive background working with customer-focused businesses across Sydney and Brisbane, also encompassing the financial services sector. With over 10 years marketing experience and past 6 years developing digital strategies, Ryan is driven to deliver valuable, and informative content that not only educates consumers, but also affects a real change in their lives. With a keen interest in property renovation, self-proclaimed coffee snob and in constant pursuit of Brisbane’s best food joints, Ryan is always quick with a local recommendation.


Nexus Private Mascot

As the team Mascot, Rufus (sometimes referred to as Woofy) is responsible for keeping up staff morale and providing on-demand cuddles to those who have had a challenging day at work.  Working from his home office, one of Rufus’ key capabilities is Asset Protection. With a keen nose and a sixth sense for good character, Rufus protects the Vick residence and its contents whilst his parents are ‘bringing home the bacon’. He makes no demands for his unconditional love, but won’t pass up an opportunity to be compensated by long walks or a belly scratch. Rufus enjoys the dogs life and in his spare time likes to chase possums, chew bones, and wrestle his feline sister, Hermione.

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