Welcome to our “Meet the Team” Page
We are glad you are here to know more about us.
We are a group of dedicated people that put 100% of our skills and efforts into helping our clients to achieve their financial goals.
Dino Di Giulio
CEO, B.Ec, FIPA, FTIA, FNTAA, AFP
My name is Dino Di Giulio and I am the Principal and Founder of Nationwide Financial. When I started the business back in 1989, 30 years ago, I was the sole employee where I would go to client’s homes and prepare tax returns for them, some of which have remained loyal clients to this day. From there I grew the business across all areas of financial services, and continued my education as an Accountant and became not only a Registered Tax Agent, but also a Certified Financial Planner. Along the way I met my amazing staff, and together we make the Nationwide Financial Family what it is today.
In my own time I enjoy watching all sports, in particular soccer. In my role as a board member of a few sporting organisations, I enjoy contributing to assist young players in particular in the community in seeing them grow and develop their skills and their personal attributes. I also enjoy my time with family and doing my best to make a difference wherever possible.
FINANCIAL PLANNING TEAM
Head Of Financial Planning, JP, FAFA, AFPA
My name is Garry Leary and I have been in the financial planning profession since 1978. For my first 33 years in the profession I owned my own very successful business which concentrated on advice around personal insurance, wealth creation through personal investments and superannuation, retirement planning and general insurance. Since then I have been with Nationwide Financial, since 2010 as Senior Financial Planner and head of the financial planning team. For these 43 years I have been driven by the desire to help people achieve their goals whether it be protecting their family, protecting their business or planning for retirement. Many of the clients that I care for and advise today have been with me for these 43 years.
Senior Financial Planner, Dip FP
My name is Con Doumbos and I have been in financial planning since 1987. I have been with Nationwide Financial since 2016 in my role as one of the Senior Financial Planners. My passion has always been to make a positive difference and work closely with clients, assess their future financial and life goals and objectives. This involves an analysis of their current situation including gathering information to assist us to determine the best strategies and create a road map moving forward. A very important part of my role is to review our clients’ road map on a regular basis to make sure they stay on track taking into consideration their changing needs, circumstances and the economic environment around them.
Paraplanner, B.Com (Fin & ECom), GDip FP
My name is Diana Bounassif with over 17 years of experience in the Financial Planning industry, my role at Nationwide Financial is Senior Para Planner. I enjoy using my experience and skills to help people achieve their financial goals to place them in a comfortable position during their retirement years. I love spending time with my family and friends as well as exercising and enjoying the outdoors.
Financial Planner, ADFP, MCom, BMedSc
My name is James Chen and I am one of the financial planners at the Nationwide Financial team. I am a fully qualified financial adviser and have been in the industry for more than 10 years with experience across both boutique firms and major banks. I enjoy what I do because I genuinely get a sense of achievement when I am able to help people to achieve their goals and put them in a better financial position. Personally, I am married with a young family which keeps me busy at home and when I am not at work, I enjoy playing sport and cycling with my kids.
My name is Gillian Brew and I have been in the Financial Industry since 1977. My first 17 years was at the Reserve Bank and I have been at Nationwide Financial since 2010. I am currently in the role of a Para Planner. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, spending time at the beach, sport and reading.
Client Service Officer
My name is Sonia Schembri and I have been in the financial industry for over 2 years. I have had various jobs in my working career from a teller with the State Bank, clerk grade 2/3 in the Police department, personal assistant in a boutique real estate agency to now working at Nationwide Financial. I love what I do and I love the team that I work with. I love being with family and friends and going for coffee and shopping.
Client Service Officer
My name is Maree Casella and I have been in the Financial Industry since 1980. I spent the first 32 years of my working career in Westpac from a junior employee to Branch Manager. My passion has always been Financial Planning and I am currently employed at Nationwide Financial in the customer service area and I am now in my dream job. I love what I do and I love the people I work with. I enjoy family and friend get togethers on weekends and cosy nights watching movies.
TAX & ACCOUNTING TEAM
Head Of Tax & Accounting, JP, FIPA
My Name is Joseph Luciani and I was born in Sydney, Australia. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, have a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and I am a Justice of The Peace and have a passion for Accounting, Tax and Financial Services. I have over 38 years in the Accounting, Taxation and Financial Services industry. I commenced employment with Nationwide Financial in September 2000 as an Accountant. Prior to that I worked with a number of Corporations predominantly in the Commercial Accounting and management fields. I worked for Mobil Australia, Waltons Bond, Clearview Aluminium Windows, O’Brien Glass and Windscreen O’Brien, Plilkington Glass and Mr Fothergills. In these Corporations I had the possibility of experiencing various Business Management models and experiencing Commercial aspects of the various Business’s. I enjoy catching up with family and friends and love the adventure of travelling and experiencing new cultures and meeting people. I am a life member of the Merrylands Soccer Football Club and love my sport, especially supporting the Western Sydney Wanderers and St George Illawarra. Working with a strong team at Nationwide Financial and assisting our Clients in managing their Financial Affairs is very satisfying.
Tax Team Coordinator
My name is Bonnie Gerwald and I have been working at Nationwide Financial since July 2014. I started my journey at Nationwide as a business administration trainee and worked my way up to be the Accounting Team Co-Ordinator. I feel my best when I have been able to go above and beyond for a client and make their experience one they will remember. I like to fill my weekends by catching up with my family and friends.
Client Manager/ Internal Accountant
My name is Joseph Maiorana and I have been working for Nationwide Financial for nearly 20 years. I started working at Nationwide Financial straight after my HSC in the year 2000, and have been here since. I am an Accounting client manager for Small Business Entities & Individuals. I am also the internal accountant for Nationwide Financial. When I get a chance, I get hands on in the garden, love motorsports and love the NRL. Go the Canberra Raiders!
My name is Olivia Joyce. Upon completing my studies in high school I worked at McDonalds for a time. I was then ready for an adventure and lived overseas for approximately 10 months as an Au Pair, in Ireland. Shortly after returning to Australia I took on a role with Nationwide Financial as an Assistant Administrator, wherein I achieved my Certificate III in Business Administration. I enjoy sport, literature and of course spending time with friends and family.
Senior Accountant / Client Manager, CPA
My Name is Anthony Lee and I am a CPA and Registered Tax Agent, joining the Nationwide Team back in November 2002, where I am currently in the role of Senior Client Manager looking after a portfolio of business and corporate tax clients. I have over 35 years’ experience in the Taxation and Accounting field including 12 years at P&O; culminating in the position of Financial Controller of P&O Cruises Australia. I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, and also watching and playing all sports especially rugby league, where I am an avid St George supporter.
My name is Jackie Lu and I am a member of CPA Australia. I have worked within the Accounting industry my whole career. A new starter with Nationwide Financials in 2017, where my principle role is to prepare financial statements and tax returns for self managed superannuation fund, and also for small business and individuals. I enjoy working with clients to assist them achieve their business goals as well as their lodgement and compliance obligations. When I am not at work, I am busy with my kids and spending time with family and friends. I like pop music, travelling to different places and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Post Graduate Accountant
My name is Jenny Li, born and raised in Wuhan, China. Coming from an educational background in accounting and finance, my passion lies in dealing with numbers and transactions. My past working experience in various accounting roles in both commercial environments and public practices has enabled me to have a good understanding of accounting principles and the Australian taxation system. Now working as a post-graduate accountant at Nationwide Financial, I am a big feline animal lover in my spare time and enjoy spending time at cinemas or libraries when I’m free.
My name is Sahil Naidu & I am a University student currently completing my Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting & Bachelor of Applied Finance at Macquarie University. I am employed at Nationwide Financial as a Trainee Accountant & have had the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from Senior Accountants Joseph Luciani & Anthony Lee. I believe that working hard & striving for improvement help me become the best I can be in & out of work. I enjoy watching movies, tv series & also going out on the weekends with friends.
ADMIN & MARKETING SUPPORT TEAM
CEO Personal Assistant, JP
My name is Toni Pervan and I am an experienced Executive Assistant with over 15 years experience in administration in the Finance Industry. I have been fortunate to be in the same role for the last 8 years which is providing administrative support to the Practice Principal. I am married and have a 12 month old Son who is the light of my life. As a mother there isn’t much spare time but any time I do have I dedicate to my family.
My name is Janelle Ebejer and I have been working with the Nationwide Financial team for 19 years. As a receptionist I enjoy speaking with a wide range of clients and strive to deliver great customer service. Over the years I have travelled extensively and I am fortunate enough to have a beautiful family and friends who I love to spend time with. In my spare time, I enjoy walking the dog, shopping and watching Netflix with a glass of red.
My name is Matteo Mosele and I was born and raised in Milan, Italy. I am a marketing enthusiast and over the last few years I have been living in Sydney, Australia. I have had the possibility to work and collaborate for international companies, travel the world and deepen my knowledge on the digital marketing world. Now I am the Marketing Coordinator at Nationwide Financial. I love nature and golf on weekends.