About Mutual Plans Paraplanning

We provide top notch SoA documents, timely turnarounds & compliance knowledge, whenever you need it

A contract paraplanner is there to make your life easier—and your documentation better

Founded in 2016, the team at Mutual Plans prides itself on delivering prompt, accurate, expertly-crafted documentation for small, medium and large licensees.

When you work with us, you'll be assigned one dedicated paraplanner based on your needs, niche and/or location.

However, we will always ensure you're never left in the lurch and empty-handed before a client meeting if that paraplanner is absent. Someone else will step in (that's the benefit of hiring a larger and highly skilled onshore team like ours for virtual paraplanning support - have a look at our team members below to see the difference!)

We also act as a compliance gatekeeper, with proven auditing reports and feedback (if you would like to see either, contact us here)—particularly when we work across both pre-SoA work and SoA creation. Ultimately, our experienced paraplanners can help you "get it right" when it comes time to audit.

We are a member of the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) and Ensombl (previously XY Adviser).

Mutual Plans By The Numbers:


When We Were Founded


Documents Failed At Audit


Years of Combined Paraplanning Experience


Advisor Platforms

Experienced in 6+ Financial Advisor Platforms

What’s in a name? Why are we called Mutual Plans?

People often ask us this! We named our company 'Mutual Plans' because it reflects our perspective that a 'partnership' with advisers is required to make contract paraplanning work.

What does that look like in practice?  

  • A collaborative work style and communication, first and foremost. We respond to requests promptly, and clients can pick our brains on compliance, template customisation and even discuss strategy. Ultimately, we're there to respectfully lend our expertise to yours—as and when it's needed.
  • We also believe in offering a supportive paraplanning service where we both benefit from the relationship. That ethos is why we create long-term partnerships with our clients without enforcing minimum quantities. Instead, we gain consistent work, trust and loyalty by proving our worth and delivering on both quality and prompt turnarounds.

We gain a valued client; you gain a paraplanner team you can count on.

Meet Mutual Plans Founder + Director Silvia Wade

MAppFin, MAcc, GradDip FP | Principal Paraplanner

Before founding Mutual Plans, Silvia spent 6 years in corporate roles, firstly as a paraplanner for a charter financial service company, and then in the AMP Centralised Paraplanning team.

Driven to make her own mark, Silvia launched Mutual Plans in 2016. Today, as Principal Paraplanner, she works directly with advisers from different licensee backgrounds across Australia—discussing everything  from the customisation of our documents to suit their needs, to preparation for compliance.

Silvia lives in Chatswood NSW with her husband and two boys.

Silvia Wade - Mutual Plans - Outsourced Paraplanning

Meet the Mutual Plans Onshore Paraplanning Team

 Every team member has been carefully selected and vetted for their financial, paraplanning and client relationship expertise.

Mutual Plans - Peter
Peter Eason - Senior Paraplanner


  • Bachelor of Computing
  • Diploma of Financial Services
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services
  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking Management

Peter has been paraplanning since 2015. With his background in software and computing Peter has an advanced understanding of financial planning tools like Xplan and Advisor Logic.

He is based in QLD.

Tracey - Mutual Plans
Tracey Wright - Senior Paraplanner


  • Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Tracey has been paraplanning since 2007. With her vast experience she has a particularly deep knowledge of compliance, and has a strong grasp of many paraplanning systems including Chantwest, Midwinter, Coin & Xplan.

She is based in QLD.


Mutual Plans - Patience
Patience Sakonda - Senior Paraplanner


  • Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Professional Accounting & Finance)

Patience has been paraplanning since 2013. Complex modelling is her strength, with experience across taxation, estate planning, gearing and retirement strategies.

She is based in WA.


Kerryn Dunlop - Senior Paraplanner


  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Kerryn has been paraplanning since 2008 with experience at Citadel, Hillross and RetireInvest. She is skilled across a range of planning tools/software. With experience running a small office herself, Kerryn is a highly capable administrator.

She is based in VIC.

Linda Le - Senior Paraplanner


  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Finance/Bachelor of Mathematical and Statistical Science

Linda has been a paraplanner for over 6 years. She has expertise within the Super & SMSF space, insurance, and aged care strategy advice areas.

She is based in VIC.

Julia Millward - Senior Paraplanner


  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Finance
  • Certified Financial Planner

Julia has been in paraplanning since 2007, and has experience as an advisor. She has expertise in margin lending, direct equities, and prominent platforms like MyNorth, BT Panorama and Hub 24.

She is based in NSW.


Angelica Devera - Paraplanner


  • Diploma of Financial Planning (Specialist SMSF)
  • Bachelor of Science/Accounting

Angelica has been in paraplanning since 2015. She has extensive experience in research and strategy development, using systems including Wealthsolver and Risk Researcher. Having worked in various areas of paraplanning including the management of offshore teams, she is familiar with end-to-end process development.

She is based in VIC.

Jia Ying - Paraplanner


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • CPA and registered tax advisor
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning

Jia has been working in paraplanning and advisory since 2012. She has expertise in tax planning.

She is based in VIC.

Gerard Shea - Paraplanner


  • Master of Laws (ANU)
  • Bachelor of Laws (SCU)
  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Gerard has been paraplanning since 2005, in addition to working in insurance and law.

He is based in NSW.

Pamela Nicolaides - Paraplanner


  • Diploma in Financial Services
  • Certificate in Margin Lending and Geared Investments
  • Certificate in Taxation Planning

Pam has been paraplanning since 2011, working at NAB, ING, Capstone & Lifespan.

She is based in VIC.

Tara Sterne - Paraplanner


  • Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
  • RG146

Tara has been paraplanning since 2017. She is particularly experienced with XTools+ modelling and scenario development.

She is based in SA.

Shirley Wang - Implementation


  • CPA
  • RG146

Shirley has been in financial administration since 2006 and supporting Mutual Plans since its inception.

As our resident business implementation services provider Shirley leads document collation for post SoA services.

She is based in NSW.

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