Maria Siu joins Townsends Lawyers and SUPERCentral as Special Counsel
Townsends Lawyers and its associate SUPERCentral Pty Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Maria Siu LL.B. (Hons), Dip Fin Serv, Cert Adv Tax to the position of Special Counsel – Superannuation.
Maria will provide superannuation research and advice across both Townsends and SUPERCentral legal staff and their clients.
Ms Siu brings a depth of knowledge and experience, having worked in senior compliance, technical services and strategic product development roles with major companies including Standard Chartered Bank, APRA, Deutsche Bank, Colonial Financial Planning, Godfrey Pembroke and BT Portfolio Services.
This experience combined with her keen skills and excellent qualifications in law, tax and financial advice will further strengthen the services offered by Townsends and SUPERCentral.
“We are delighted to welcome Maria to the firm. She will be an invaluable addition to our team with the remit of focussing on the promotion and delivery of our technical advice and compliance services at the highest quality level.
“The financial services sector has faced a crisis of confidence and trust by many parts of the industry, the regulators and the public, but we know that accountants and financial planners working in the self-managed superannuation space are committed to providing the highest possible service levels. Our support team is focussed on helping Advisors with the professional legal expertise and advice they need as the sector changes in the face of new regulations and public expectations,” said Townsends Lawyers Principal and SUPERCentral Managing Director, Peter Townsend.
SUPERCentral is an independent online platform provider of SMSFs, advice, legal documentation and wealth management support services to accounting and financial planning firms throughout Australia.