We consider our clients partners in our business. Led by CEO Liza Janakievski, our experienced advisory team delivers quality strategic advice and solutions that meet your needs and goals.
Liza Janakievski – CEO
Liza is responsible for the overall management of Giles Wade, including the formation and implementation of business strategy. As a senior adviser, Liza manages client relationships, formulates personalised client strategies and provides relevant tax advice.
Liza co-founded Giles Wade in 2011 after identifying an opportunity to deliver a full in-house service combining financial advisory and asset management. She specialises in tax (both domestic and international), strategy, structuring and intergenerational wealth transfer.
Liza started her career as a tax accountant at Melbourne Water before moving to National Australia Bank in Group Finance. Following this, she worked for a range of boutique advisory firms.
Liza is recognised in both commercial and academic circles for her expertise. She volunteers for the Television Education Network providing technical advice, and from 2016 – 2018, was a member of the Interim Nominations Committee of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (pro bono).
Liza has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, Master of Business in Accounting from Victoria University and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning with FINSIA. She is a Registered Tax Agent, Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) with the Taxation Institute, Chartered Accountant (CA) with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with CPA Australia.
Liza enjoys charitable pursuits and participating in fundraising opportunities such as the Mother’s Day Classic. She has a passion for cooking and especially learning to make traditional homemade food taught to her by her Grandmother Sophie and Nona Rosa. She enjoys spending time with her extended family and friends and has a passion for fast cars.
Michele Day – Practice Manager
Michele co-founded Giles Wade and is responsible for practice management and oversight of compliance.
Michele has more than 15 years’ experience working with superannuation funds in professional advisory firms, as well as bookkeeping experience gained from a range of businesses.
Out of the office, Michele enjoys spending time with her family including her grandchildren. She also likes travel, enjoys great food and wine and Pilates.
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Our Board was established to provide governance and oversight. Each member has management experience in similar organisations and each brings specific expertise to their role.
Our Investment Committee
We recognise the benefits of drawing on knowledge, expertise and experience from beyond our firm. Our Investment Committee plays an integral role, notably in the development and oversight of policy and procedures for investments.