Bringing All Your Financial Advice Needs Together

Financial decisions made in isolation can cost Australians hundreds of thousands of dollars. We’ve brought together a team of specialists who’ll work together to build and protect your wealth in a strategic and coordinated way. The advice you receive will be in your best interests. You’ll save time and money, and you’ll avoid confusing contradictory advice.

  • Stephen Vick

    Managing Director

    Stephen Vick - Managing Director

    Stephen is the founder of Nexus Private Wealth Management. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Banking/Finance and Accounting, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and a Diploma of Finance and 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 more than 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, so they can take advantage of the many opportunities and strategies available to achieve financial independence and their life dreams. It’s rumoured that Stephen regularly sings in the car and knows the words to every David Bowie song.

  • Natasha Cook

    Chartered Accountant

    Natasha Cook - Chartered Accountant

    Natasha is a Chartered Accountant with several years’ experience working in public practice, taxation accounting and corporate finance in Australia and the United Kingdom. With high attention to detail and an investigative mind, Natasha works hard to gain an intimate understanding of her clients’ complete financial circumstances. After interpreting the data, Natasha provides informed, forward focused advice.

    Natasha holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a registered Tax Agent and currently studying a Diploma of Financial Planning.

  • Michael Saunders

    Technical and Compliance Manager

    Michael Saunders - Technical and Compliance Manager

    Michael has completed his Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and is a certified Financial Planner. He started his career in the financial services industry 20 years ago doing tax returns for ITP. Most of his time is now spent doing tax planning and in-depth financial analysis for the Nexus group of companies. Michael is also married to an accountant and tax trainer. He enjoys an almost unhealthy proclivity towards numbers and tax legislation. In contrast, Michael’s first job was as a DJ in a nightclub.

  • John Russell

    Wealth Manager

    John Russell - Wealth Manager

    John is the Wealth Manager at Nexus. John holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and is a Member of the National Real Estate Association. John has had a diverse career spanning many years in the finance, retail and property industries. He has spent time with a Big 4 Accounting Firm, one of Australia’s leading real estate agencies, and one of Australia’s most exciting start-ups. Prior to joining Nexus, John worked for a listed financial advice company.

    It’s John’s passion to help people achieve the Australian dream of owning their own home and guide them through the ever changing financial wilderness. John’s main claim to fame is his ability to rattle off useless basketball knowledge and statistics.

  • Jo Forster

    Executive Assistant

    Jo Forster - Executive Assistant

    Jo is a professional Executive Assistant with over 17 years’ experience supporting senior executives in the Financial Services and Legal industries in Australia and Ireland.

    Jo gained extensive experience while working for 14 years in a global insurance broking firm in the Sydney and Dublin offices.  She likes to take every opportunity to learn new skills and strives to deliver exceptional service to everyone she meets.

    Originally from New Zealand, Jo’s love of travel has seen her live and work abroad for many years before finally deciding to settle in Australia in 2007.  One of Jo’s more unusual jobs was working as a Golf Caddy at a private country club in Japan.

    Outside of work Jo loves to spend time with her family and enjoys cooking.

  • Lauren McDonnell


    Lauren McDonnell - Solicitor

    Lauren is a Senior Solicitor with a wealth of knowledge on structuring client affairs to provide superior asset protection and tax efficiencies when estate planning. She holds a Master of Applied Law, Bachelor of Law and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. With a broad range of personal experience investing in real estate and shares, Lauren offers a personal touch and a pragmatic edge to wealth protection and legal advice.

  • Laura Machuca

    Insurance Specialist

    Laura Machuca - Insurance Specialist

    Laura is the insurance guru here at Nexus, providing advice, administrative support, and the ongoing management of our client’s insurance needs, such as reviews or claims processing.  Laura has gained a vast amount of experience working with Lexon Insurance and more recently TAL Life insurance, providing her with the ideal base for a specialised career in the risk insurance space. In addition to her insurance background, Laura also has an extensive background in administration, holding a certificate IV in Business Administration and is currently completing her Diploma of Financial Planning.

    Laura is originally from South Africa and emigrated to England for five years at the age of 18. She discovered that she was not cut out for the English weather and decided to settle permanently in sunny Australia in 2011.  In her spare time Laura enjoys participating in outdoor activities with her two young children.

  • Nicholas Chelsom


    Nicholas Chelsom - Accountant

    Nicholas is an Assistant Accountant at Nexus Private Wealth Management. A recent QUT graduate, he holds a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Accounting and has experience in accounting and taxation through various small Accounting firms throughout Brisbane. Nicholas, curious by nature, is eager to learn the ins and outs of the industry and to help clients achieve their best possible outcomes. He is currently working towards his Charted Accountancy certification and excited to expand his skillset to better service client needs.

    Nicholas enjoys cooking, and spending time in the great outdoors with friends and family, he has a passion for camping, hiking and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.

  • Nicole Mewing

    Client Services Manager

    Nicole Mewing - Client Services Manager

    Nicole is the Client Services Manager at Nexus.  Nicole entered the financial services industry in 2013 beaming with enthusiasm. Prior to joining Nexus, Nicole looked after a large team of Client Support Managers throughout QLD and NSW alongside a team of Administration Assistants in the Philippines where she was responsible for conducting training and providing support.

    As the Nexus Client Services Manager, Nicole is responsible for delivering exceptional client experiences and ensuring smooth implementation of our internal processes.

    Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her partner Chris and their Border Collie Kyte.  They are currently renovating their home and Nicole loves nothing more than having the whole family together over a Sunday night dinner.  She also has a passion for friendships and loves sitting on the couch catching up on Netflix.

  • Summah Barbour

    Client Services

    Summah Barbour - Client Services

    Summah 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 succeed inspires absolute trust from our clients. She also has a background in marketing and public relations. Summah is focused on helping clients enjoy their experience at Nexus. In her spare time, Summah enjoys travelling, French cheese and cooking.

  • Loren Thacker

    Client Services

    Loren Thacker - Client Services

    Loren is the Administration Assistant and first point of contact for Nexus enquiry. With a background in Retail Banking and hospitality, Loren thrives on the opportunity to learn new skills and deliver exceptional customer service. Loren is excited by the opportunity to provide the best service she can for Nexus clients.

    Recently relocating to sunny Brisbane and currently completing a Double Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and International Security Studies, when not working or studying, Loren is exploring the culinary delights and picturesque beaches that South East Queensland has to offer.

  • Rufus

    Nexus Mascot

    Rufus - Nexus 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. 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 while 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 with long walks or a belly scratch. Rufus enjoys the dog’s life and in his spare time likes to chase possums, chew bones and wrestle his feline sister, Hermione.

What our clients say…

When I was first introduced to Nexus, I was at a crossroads in my life both personally and professionally. I knew that there were ways to grow my wealth and I had an idea but didn’t have the knowledge to know where to start. I was afraid of making poor choices and risk scared me. On the first meeting, and every meeting after, I feel they truly understand my goals and dreams.

They are able to articulate strategy and raise ideas in ways that I can understand. I am always made to feel welcome and they have my back. I feel they have created an open door for me and I feel confident in keeping a long-term relationship with them. I’m excited about my future thanks to Steve and the team at Nexus Private Wealth Management.

We knew we didn’t have enough cash in our super to adequately fund our retirement. Thanks to Steve and his team, we now have a structured investment and retirement plan that will see us living out our twilight years in comfort.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and your team. As we discussed we have found that everyone involved has been extremely personable, friendly and highly knowledgeable in their area. At no point have we felt pushed into anything and we have felt supported 100% of the way.

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