About Our Team

Darren Putland – Director/ Principle Planner

I have been a qualified Financial Planning for over 20 years and established Centre of Wisdom in 2006 after I saw the need for specialised advice in the area of retirement planning, Self-Managed super funds and Risk Protection.

The establishment of Centre of Wealth Accounting followed in 2014 as I have a strong belief it’s important for our clients to have their accountant and financial planner (their team of advisers) in one office, developing and managing a strategy specially tailored to each client goals and aspirations.

Over the journey I have been very lucky to be able to put together a great team of individuals that are my staff and that I also call my 2nd family.

As a fully qualified Financial Planner I have the ability to provide advice ranging form strategic planning advice to the establishment and management of Self managed Super Funds.

Favourite movie :
Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter

Interest outside work:
I am a gym junkie and have recently taken up playing golf (very badly)

What are you Passionate about:
Watching my 3 kids grow up and achieve their own personal goals.

Who would you like to invite to diner:
Lindsay Fox and Angelina Jolly

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Lecia Putland – Office Manager

Favourite Movie:
(Most Recent) – Guardians of the Galaxy

Interests outside work:
Ballroom Dancing

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
Hugh Jackman, Cameron Diaz and Pink

What are you passionate about:
My family


Karen Leehane – Client Relationship Manager

Favourite Movie:
Hard to pick one – Top Gun (Other Classics - Pretty Woman / Sleepless in Seattle / School of Rock / Sliding Doors / Fantastic Mr Fox / Brave Heart / Maze Runner Series

Interests outside work:
Exercise/Tennis/Footy/ V8 Car Racing/going to Movies

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
Brian Brown

What are you passionate about:
?? Centre of Wisdom of course

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Cassie Li – Senior Accountant

Favourite Movie:
Forrest Gump, or Eat, Pray and Love love them both~ !!!! really cannot choose.

Interests outside work :

Sports : Playing Badminton, and playing table tennis every night.
Music: Playing the Piano and Koto,
Other: Fishing, baking, and just started playing golf & photography. Loves Travel!!!

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
My husband, and my parents, if possible my adorable dog.

What are you passionate about:
Travel around the world; Be an professional that has reputation in this industry,


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Ben Schoenmaekers – Accountant

Favourite Movie:
Unfinished Business

Interests outside work:
Golf and Fitness

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
 
My Girlfriend

What are you passionate about: 
AFL and Golf


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Maxie Sunandar - Accountant

Favourite Movie (Most Recent):
Logan/Hacksaw Ridge

Interests outside work:
Reading, Watching & Gaming

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
Gordon Ramsay

What are you passionate about:
Good Stories


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Lee Yuin Chew – Para-Planner

Favourite Movie:
Lord of the Rings

Interests outside work:
Dance & Ice Skating

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
People I like

What are you passionate about:
Milk Tea


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Lina Thirimavithane – Administration Assistant

Favourite Movie:
(Most Recent) - Wonder Woman

Interests outside work:
Dancing, eat out, Sleep, Catching up with Friends

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
Friends & Family

What are you passionate about:
My Husband

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Lethicha Pillai – Administration Assistant

Favourite Movie:
A walk to Remember

Interests outside work:
Watching Movies & Dancing

Who would you like to invite to dinner:
Someone Special

What are you passionate about:
My Parents & Political