In Your Interest Financial Planning is owned by Christoph Schnelle and Nicola Lessing. We set up the company to be independent and free from outside influences and financial institutions. This allows us to act solely In Your Interest.
In Your Interest Financial Planning is a member of FYG Planners which is an organisation of likeminded planners and our licensor. As a group we have close to $2 billion dollars under management. This gives us valuable group purchasing power and access to all the latest research and information.
AFP® Adv Dip.FS (FP)
Christoph is a qualified and licensed financial planner who brings a great deal of practical experience to his job.
He loves sharing his skills and abilities with his clients.
Christoph’s prior experience includes:
- founding and running (with 35 employees) a multimillion dollar company in Sydney;
- buying and selling 31 personal investment properties;
- author of three international patents in the computer data storage field.
In 2003 Christoph sold his Sydney business and moved up the Coast for a lifestyle change. He now has offices in Northern NSW and Financial Planning and Insurance clients all over Australia.
Director and General Manager
EPA Acc - Justice of the Peace NSW
Nicola manages the compliance, administrative, marketing and business development of In Your Interest Financial Planning.
She has excellent organisational skills and a great ability to get things done. However, it is not just what you do or get done that matters, but the energy in which you do it. For many years Nicola has been a student of The Way of the Livingness as presented by Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and her own inner heart.
Prior to working for In Your Interest Financial Planning, Nicola was the CEO of a Legal and Tax Electronic Publisher for nine years. The business included providing daily updates of legislation to many thousands of lawyers including all of the top ten law firms in Australia, the ATO and other major government departments.
During those nine years Nicola negotiated projects and investments worth six and seven figure amounts where trust was of paramount concern. She was instrumental in raising several million dollars in R&D funds and finance.
Client Services Manager
Simone loves people and spreadsheets two great attributes for her role as Client Services Manager.
Like Nicola, Simone has excellent organisational skills and is extremely versatile, accurate and service orientated.
Prior to joining In Your Interest Financial Planning, Simone held several senior teaching roles including being Head of Science in a Geelong school.
Simone utilises her experience as a high school teacher and the mother of a particularly adorable toddler to ensure that all our records and databases are on their best behaviour and in order whilst maintaining high levels of confidentiality and respect.
Not only does Simone have a fantastic work ethic and ability, but as you can see from the photograph, is a simply gorgeous person to have around with a great sense of humour and playfulness.
Providing clear and up-front financial knowledge -
so that you are truly served by being completely informed.