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Nick Chapman
Trainer
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
- Vince Lombardi

I joined Monarch Institute in December 2015. Prior to joining the Monarch team, I was the General Manager of Rockwell Financial Services Group’s consumer investment business. I joined Rockwell after 10 years at the Bennelong Group, one of Australia’s leading private equity and funds management groups.

During my time at Bennelong, I held various positions including General Manager and Director of Aurora Media in Dubai, Director of i-comm Media in London, CEO of Crown Content in Melbourne. My time there culminated in my appointment to the position of Group General Manager.

I have also held positions at various charitable organisations, including the Bennelong Foundation and the Butterfly Foundation. I hold a double degree in Law and Commerce, and am a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I love sport and I’m passionate about fixing things myself. I’m pretty handy with a drill. I’m a half-glass full person, so I focus on the times my handy work results were “well received” by my partner. The time I needed to call out an emergency tradesman, … well I focus on the positives.  I love cooking, particularly I enjoy preparing slow cooked stews for my partner, family and friends.

Josh Wilson
Mentor
"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."
– Jamie Paolinetti

I am a qualified financial planner with tertiary and vocational qualifications in financial planning. I’ve had 17 years of experience in the financial planning and wealth management industry. I have worked as a financial planner for a large Australian bank and boutique wealth management firm for over 10 years, and prior to that, as a fund accountant for a London-based asset manager.

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I am usually woken up by my two girls first! I get excited to see my heirloom tomatoes growing strongly in spring. I love cooking at home on the weekend, hanging out in the park with my wife and two girls, and I’m a mad (suffering) Carlton supporter.

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