Zobel Mount Gambier
The Zobel Finance Centre

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In our Mount Gambier office, The Finance Centre can now
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Meet our hardworking and professional team

We take the time to understand you and review your finances to help you to take control, stay on track and grow your wealth. We know that everyone is different. That’s why our advisors take the time to understand your financial needs and goals.

Financial Affairs Specialist

Simon Engel

What tasks does your job at Zobel include?
Assisting clients get the right option for the borrowing they need i.e. New Home, Refinance, Car Loan etc.

When did you start at Zobel?
November 2017. Also worked here in 2007 for 3 years.

What is your favourite part about working for Zobel?
Team environment. Helping people achieve their financial goals. The reaction people have when you let them know their loan is approved.

What is your greatest strength?
Not sure, some would say none !!

Who is the funniest team member at Zobel Finance Centre and why?
Lola – doesn’t change her expression and never blinks.

What is your favourite sport and who is your favourite professional sports team?
AFL. I have many favourite sporting teams – St Kilda, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Liverpool, LA Lakers and the Denver Broncos.

Do you have a favourite professional athlete/actor/celebrity and why are they your favourite?
Have a few – Shane Warne, Nick Riewoldt, Kobe Bryant, Mick Fanning. Professionals, quality performers. Also love Mick Thomas, singer/songwriter.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Family time, Camping, Surfing, Cycling, keeping fit. Watching sports on TV.

Simon Engel is a Credit Representative (Credit Representative Number 504739) of BLSSA Pty Ltd (Australian Credit License Number 391237)

Email:simon.engel@zobel.com.au

Mobile:0484 297 841

Financial Affairs Specialist

Natalie Pearson

Natalie Pearson is a Credit Representative (Credit Representative Number 391071) of BLSSA Pty Ltd (Australian Credit License Number 391237)

Email:nat@zobel.com.au

Mobile:0419 542 235

Financial Affairs Specialist

Shem Balshaw

What tasks does your job at Zobel include?

Assisting clients with all their debt management needs.

When did you start at Zobel?
January 2020

What is your favourite part about working for Zobel?

Great team environment and extremely professional workplace.

What is your greatest strength?

Remaining calm under pressure.

Who is the funniest team member at Zobel Finance Centre and why?

Simon Engel, always up for a laugh.

What is your favourite sport and who is your favourite professional sports team?

Favourite sport is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Grappling/MMA and favourite sports team would have to be Adelaide Crows I guess.

Do you have a favourite professional athlete/actor/celebrity and why are they your favourite?

Matthew McConaughey. Great actor, great movies and just a cool guy.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, walking/running dogs, fishing, watching movies.

Shem Balshaw is a Credit Representative (Credit Representative Number 430630) of BLSSA Pty Ltd (Australian Credit License Number 391237)

Email:shem@zobel.com.au

Mobile:0439 249 223

Marketing and Insurance Manager

Aidan Schultz

What tasks does your job at Zobel include?
Marketing campaigns, Social Media Marketing, Administration tasks, Insurance quotes, sales and management.

When did you start at Zobel?
February 4th 2019.

What is your favourite part about working for Zobel?
Working with a group who are such professionals but also so easy to get along with.

Knowing that you are helping clients potentially achieve their dreams of buying a house/car and then being able to provide them with every financial service that they need.

What is your greatest strength?
Flexibility. Not physical flexibility like trying to touch my toes (that would be a weakness) but flexibility such as being able to take on many different tasks and adapting to a changing environment.

Who is the funniest team member at Zobel Finance Centre and why?
Simon. He knows how to stir the others up.

What is your favourite sport and who is your favourite professional sports team?
Basketball. The Golden State Warriors (Yes, I liked them before 2014) or Borussia Dortmund (German Soccer Club).

Do you have a favourite professional athlete/actor/celebrity and why are they your favourite?
Stephen Curry. Easily the greatest shooter of all time. I have never seen someone have such an influence on a sport. He changed the way the games played.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Playing and watching pretty much any sport. I play mainly basketball and footy but I also play cricket for fun over the summer. I’ll watch pretty much any sport, over the last couple of years I have really gotten into Soccer but I also watch anything from NFL to Tennis.

Broker Support

Karen Shelton

What tasks does your job at Zobel include?
Liaising between clients, broker and the financial institutions to achieve a positive outcome for our clients.

When did you start at Zobel? 
September 2002.

What is your favourite part about working for Zobel?
Staff, the “we are family” concept and flexibility within our group.  Great bunch of people to work for/with.

What is your greatest strength?
Ability to laugh at myself.

Who is the funniest team member at Zobel Finance Centre and why?
Mmm, not sure, think everyone has had their moment of “fame”

What is your favourite sport and who is your favourite professional sports team?
Watching tennis I guess is my favourite sport to watch.

Do you have a favourite professional athlete/actor/celebrity and why are they your favourite?
Billy Connolly and Anh Do – both have had to overcome adversity and hardships and they haven’t let their background impact on their personalities – if anything made them stronger.  No “woe is me” mentality but faced the world and went on to make a great life for themselves.  Billy Connolly even now talking about Parkinsons and it’s impact.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Spending time with my grandchildren, family and eating.

Broker Support

Robyn Ashton

What tasks does your job at Zobel include?
Loan administration, pre and post settlement customer care.

When did you start at Zobel?
May 2005.

What is your favourite part about working for Zobel?
The Zobel Team, not just in Mount Gambier but all the offices. We are all good at what we do here at Zobel with a focus of getting the right outcome for our clients.

What is your greatest strength?
Work Strength, probably knowing a bit about everything we do at Zobel, not just my own role.

Who is the funniest team member at Zobel Finance Centre and why?
Simon V, he is just funny when he is not trying to be funny. Talking to him always brings a 😊 to my face.

What is your favourite sport and who is your favourite professional sports team?
Favourite sport to watch is the tennis especially the Australian Open. I also follow the AFL, Richmond Tigers.

Do you have a favourite professional athlete/actor/celebrity and why are they your favourite?
Dusty Martin, cos he is hot… am I allowed to say that? John Travolta, just such a versatile actor/dancer/singer.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Free time, what’s that!! I do however make time for exercise whether that be walking, bike ride or going to the gym. I also enjoy watching my children play their sports. Weekend Movie Night at home with the kids when we have free weekend.

Administration Officer

Abby Ellis

What tasks does your job at Zobel include?

Front of house service. Administrative tasks and insurance support.

When did you start at Zobel?

March 2021.

What is your favourite part about working for Zobel?

The warm, friendly and professional environment.  The “we are family” concept.  I love that we are helping people to achieve their dreams.

What is your greatest strength?

Ability to laugh at myself, have empathy towards others and see the good in every situation.

Who is the funniest team member at Zobel Finance Centre and why?

Simon Engel is pretty funny for a Northie.

What is your favourite sport and who is your favourite professional sports team?

I love watching and cheering for my children playing sport and before becoming their free uber driver I played netball and various other sports.  I really enjoy the social side of sports (AFL Grand Final, Races) but I’d much prefer to watch Friends or The Office on television. I don’t follow any professional teams despite everyone around me loving it, happy to just support the local talent.

Do you have a favourite professional athlete/actor/celebrity and why are they your favourite?

Beyonce; Her strength, work ethic, talent and beauty mesmerises me, her music always motivates me.  I also think Carl Baron is a legend.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Being with my family is my favourite time.  I enjoy spending time with my friends and extended family, listening to podcasts, walking the Lake, home improvements, watching an entire TV series in one hit, cooking, SHOPPING and holidaying where possible.

Conveyancing Consultant - Conveyancing Matters

Tamara Bronca

When did you start at Zobel?
May 2016.

What is your favourite part about working for Zobel?
The great bunch of people I work with.

What is your greatest strength?
I got stuck with this one so I had to ask my friends – they said my independence and sense of adventure.

Who is the funniest team member at Zobel Finance Centre and why?
Probably the two Simons – Simon Engel has his Dad jokes and Simon Villani has such an infectious laugh you can’t help but laugh along with.

What is your favourite sport and who is your favourite professional sports team?
Is shopping a sport? Because I am really good at that, just ask the delivery guy. Na, AFL and Carlton (not that its anything to brag about).

Do you have a favourite professional athlete/actor/celebrity and why are they your favourite?
I am a huge Stevie Nicks fan. I could listen to her sing forever.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like to go the beach or drink with friends. I really enjoy travelling and new experiences, if I could I would just travel for a living.

Serving Mount Gambier and
Surrounding towns

104 Commercial Street East
Mount Gambier
South Australia Australia 5290

Phone: 08 87 234 088
Postal Address:
104 Commercial Street East
Mount Gambier
South Australia Australia 5290

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