Matthew Parrish

MCom (FinPlan), BBus, CFP®
Director & Financial Planner 

Matthew began working at Westpac in 1997 whist completing a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) in Brisbane. On completion he was accepted into Colonial’s Graduate Management program based in Sydney. This program provided Matthew with extensive exposure to financial services from both an operational and management perspective.

In 2000, Colonial merged with the Commonwealth Bank and Matthew became a Financial Planner. At the time he was already furthering his studies, completing a Master of Commerce (Financial Planning). Matthew then moved to London to work for global bank, HSBC, prior to returning home to Cairns in 2003 to join his father, Fred Parrish, in his financial planning practice.

In 2009, Matthew took over from his father and joined Anthony Menico and Jo Tuck to form Menico Tuck Parrish Financial Services.

In 2017, Parrish Financial was established.

Matthew is a Cairns local, and together with his wife Monique, they have a young son and daughter. Matthew also enjoys travel, snow skiing and fishing.

Words to live by: 

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” – Joyce Meyer

Rochelle Curtis

MCom (FinPlan), DipFP, CFP®
Financial Planner

Rochelle started her financial planning career in her home town of Ballarat in 2001. Seeking warmer weather and more inspirational surrounds, she moved to Cairns with her husband Dean in 2005. She joined Fred Parrish Financial Services as a paraplanner and continued this role with Menico Tuck Parrish Financial Services, before her appointment as a Financial Planner in 2014.

Whilst working and raising a young family, Rochelle continued to study and completed her Masters of Commerce (Financial Planning) in 2011, graduating with a Distinction. She was also awarded the Postgraduate Dean’s Medal and received an award from the Financial Planning Association of Australia in recognition of her academic excellence.

A keen sportswoman, Rochelle plays netball for the Cairns Saints and also enjoys the varied training regime of triathlons. Rochelle and Dean have three young daughters, so at present Rochelle balances her time between her family and career.

Words to live by: 

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Marinda Grobbelaar

BCom Hons (Economics), Dip FP
Client Services Team Leader

Marinda started working in the financial planning industry in 2018. She thoroughly enjoys working with clients and implementing our client’s advice accurately and efficiently. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dog, gardening and camping.

Tanille Scotland

Client Services

Tanille’s role in Client Services ensures that ongoing administration and implementation of advice strategies are completed efficiently and accurately. Tanille has 5 years industry-experience; and helps clients with her keen and bubbly personality.

Simone Hardy

BBus (Marketing) / BA

Simone joined Parrish Financial in 2022 to take on the role of Accounts and Business Development from Lee-Anne who has begun her well-deserved transition into retirement. Simone has over 10 years’ experience in Marketing and more recently five years’ experience as a small business owner. She enjoys the variety and dynamics of business management, as well as project coordination. When she’s not in business mode, she enjoys the great outdoors; camping, fishing and swimming at the local creeks with her two young girls.

Lee-Anne Smith


Lee-Anne has been working alongside Matthew and Fred since 2004, managing the various accounting functions required, as well as looking after the smooth running of the general office. Lee-Anne’s role within the business is a part-time role, primarily accounts and management. When not at work, Lee-Anne is kept busy with her passion for yard work, reading and her ever increasing number of grandchildren.

Nicole Ziegelbauer

Dip FS(FP)
Paraplanner (Remote)

Nicole joined the financial services industry in 2007 and brings with her valuable knowledge and understanding in all facets of financial planning. Although previously a Financial Planner, Nicole’s real passion lies within the Paraplanning arena where she is responsible for overseeing the companies’ adherence to regulatory compliance standards, as well as the preparation of advice documentation.

She enjoys working closely with planners and clients alike to achieve the best possible outcome. This is done through the data collection process, conducting research and technical analysis. Nicole plays a key role in the strategy modelling process and works to find optimum results for the development of the financial plan.

Nicole now works from home on a contract basis and fulfils the same duties (above) and remains under the same confidentiality and privacy agreement as our ‘physical’ employees. Due to lifestyle changes and future study goals, she now works more flexible hours from her home office and still loves to pop by for lunch with the team.

Fred Parrish

Dip FP

Fred has been involved in the financial services industry for over 40 years. Over his career, he has received many awards with his most recent accolade being the formal recognition of his significant contribution to the industry. Fred continues to provide his extensive experience as a consultant.

About us

Parrish Financial is the evolution of a second generation financial planning firm, led by Matthew Parrish. Matthew has been in the financial services industry almost 20 years, continuing the legacy built by his father Fred Parrish, who commenced his planning career in 1972. Fred continues to consult to the business and has worked with both Matthew and Rochelle for over 12 years. 

All team members have previously worked in larger financial planning firms, however have chosen to continue their careers within a smaller firm, allowing personalised advice and service, whilst also providing a healthy work-life balance. 

At Parrish Financial we are experienced, focused and positive in our approach. We work with you to enhance your potential to achieve what’s important to you.

Our Values

To uphold our passion and dedication

To display empathy, respect, tolerance and compassion for all

To always facilitate open and honest interactions

To continuously improve our knowledge and to enthusiastically embrace change

To maintain a cohesive and collaborative working environment

Advice and review process

Six steps to cover all bases

Our advice and review process ensures optimal consulting that meets or surpasses every requirement set out by the financial planning industry. 

We draw on over 40 years’ combined experience and are active members of our industry’s professional associations. We maintain high standards and professional integrity. 

1. Introductions

This is all about you and what is important to you.

A vitally important step in the process, because the better we know and understand what it is you are looking to achieve, the better equipped we are in helping to guide you on the right path. 

We will ask about your:

  • past experiences,
  • future aspirations, and;
  • current financial situation. 

We listen, answer any questions you may have and provide you with ideas and information, so you can decide where to go next.


2. Research & Analysis

Once we understand what It is that you want to achieve we undertake a detailed assessment of your current position in relation to your goals, weighing our findings against your priorities and desired timeframes. This step involves gathering up to date information on any financial products you currently hold, plus looking at other issues which may affect your ability to achieve your goals.


3.  Strategy Development

Based on our research and analysis, we then develop a strategy which is tailored specifically for you. In doing so we compare various strategies, looking at how to get you from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. This usually encompasses looking at how to protect you along the way. 

We then document your personalised strategy in your Statement of Advice. This is your financial roadmap which will contain your action items and if appropriate, details of any recommended financial products.


4. Presentation & Approval

After our analysis is complete, we will present you with your Statement of Advice which will clearly explain the rationale behind each of our recommendations for you. It is vital that you feel comfortable with and understand the strategies we are recommending, and why they are appropriate for you. 

Please take this opportunity to ask questions and further enhance your knowledge. Only once you fully understand and are satisfied with our advice should you approve implementation of these recommendations. 


5. Implementation of Action Plan

After discussing the strategies and making any adjustments which may be required, we implement your financial plan in accordance with our detailed agreement.


6. Regular Reviews & Ongoing Advice
As life changes, so too will your It (not to mention the impact of economic and legislative changes which are out of your control). 

Meeting regularly and checking on how you are tracking is essential in ensuring the continued suitability of your plan and allows for modifications as required.

In addition to this, we love sharing in your successes and seeing you achieve what is important to you. This brings us a great deal of satisfaction and reinforces why we do what we do.

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