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Our team

Jim Hennington (CEO)

Jim Hennington (CEO)

Actuary | Adviser

Jim is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries who has spent his career specialising in scaled advice.  Before founding A.S.A.P., worked at Accurium (formerly Bendzulla Actuarial) which services around 70,000 SMSFs.  A financial services professional with a long track record of building businesses and launching new products, Jim initiated A.S.A.P. in response to accountants who said they would prefer a technology solution rather than having to hold an AFSL or having to refer clients to a full planning service.

Jim previously founded a boutique expat retirement planning practice which grew to become an international network (UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand).  Since 2010 he has held senior software development roles for a number of financial institutions in Australia and the UK including the design of retirement decision systems for HSBC, Challenger Life and Scottish Widows.

As well as being a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, Jim holds a Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne as well as two Diplomas in Financial Planning (UK and Australia).

Liam Azzopardi

Liam Azzopardi

Business Development Manager

Many SMSF accountants will recognise Liam from his previous role at Accurium.  Liam was responsible for supporting several thousand SMSF accountants who use Accurium every day for actuarial certificates and SMSF retirement planning tools.  Liam has worked in the financial services industry since graduating from the University of Tasmania with a combined Business/Economics degree in 2012.
Liam has extensive experience providing high level customer service to clients of IT platforms.  He holds a Diploma of Financial Planning including the SMSF specialisation and is a keen AFL footballer.
Clarissa Horwood

Clarissa Horwood

Customer Experience Director

Clarissa has a wealth of experience understanding customers’ viewpoints and ensuring her companies meet their needs whether this is in person, by phone or delivered via an online service. Her role at A.S.A.P. is to oversee the total customer experience. This includes ensuring the team and culture of A.S.A.P. are aligned with customers to deliver the best possible service.

Her previous roles include alumni relations for Oxford University as well as founding an online writing platform which services over 1,000 writers. Clarissa’s communication skills are second to none (including the fact she speaks three languages.).

Advice team

Our online platform and advice engine do hard work in terms of delivering a compliant advice process and generating Statements of Advice (SoAs).  However every SoA is reviewed by a human adviser before being issued and the overall process is closely overseen by highly experienced financial planners.

In addition to our in-house advice team, A.S.A.P. is supported by InterPrac.  Endorsed by the NTAA, InterPrac are there to help financial planning firms with compliance and technical support.  InterPrac is driven by the highest standards of ethics, client service and business processes.  They were closely involved in the design of our advice engine – to ensure it handles the full range of client scenarios we see.   See more about InterPrac below.

Wider team

A.S.A.P. is also proud to have a team of highly skilled programmers based here in Tasmania. We also work closely with our designer, marketing consultants, lawyers and our own accountants all based in Australia.

Financial services lawyers

A.S.A.P. has worked closely with a senior AFS licensing partner from Mills Oakley, Mark Bland.  Mark is an industry leader in AFS licensing related matters, providing training for boards, responsible managers and representatives of financial services providers.

Australian Financial Services License

ASAP Advice Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative (CAR Number 1248127) of Interprac Financial Planning Pty Ltd (AFSL Number 246638)

Statements of Advice from A.S.A.P. are provided under this AFSL.  A.S.A.P. and Interprac sub-authorise the advisers providing the advice. For more information, refer to our Financial Service Guide.

A.S.A.P. chose to work with Interprac because of their dedication to support professional advisers driven by the highest standards in ethics, client service and business process. Interprac are an independently owned, non-aligned licensee who are endorsed by the NTAA.  Being independently owned, Interprac are not under the influence of any fund manager, bank or life insurer and can therefore construct their own Approved Product Lists with no ownership constraints.