Our People

Mark Darling - CFP, DIP. FP, CIP, Assoc. ANZIIF, JP (QUAL.)

Mark has vast experience in Business, Advice and Operation roles. Mark Darling is the Director and founder of SPM Investment Group, a specialist Portfolio Management Practice.

He is a strategic investment planning specialist with more than 18 years experience in the financial services industry.

Mark is a Practicing member of the FPA and SPAA, is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a Diploma in Financial Planning, and is Certified Insurance professional an Associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. He is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and specialises in the following Disciplines:

  • Portfolio Management
  • Investment Strategies / Structural Advice
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds (legislative/investment disciplines)
  • Direct Equity Advice
  • Estate Planning

Mark can work with you to prepare and implement comprehensive and strategic investment, retirement and estate planning strategies for all your needs. In addition, he offers business and professional clients advice on tailored active investment strategies.

Prior to establishing the practice, Mark performed a variety of management and consultancy roles with a prominent insurance and funds management group.

Andrew Suosaari - B.App. Sc (Mathematics) Grad. Dip. FP JP (Qual.) - Associate

Andrew is your first point of contact for any technical, planning or portfolio queries, and has been appointed to assist the director with the delivery of specialised advice and portfolio performance for the Private Client Portfolios of SPM Investment Group. Andrew holds a position on the SPM IG Investment Committee and is responsible for the maintenance control of the groups Investment Approved List. Andrew has held previous positions in "Corporate and Private Practice" teams prior to returning to reside to his birth place "the" Sunshine Coast with his young family.

With a strong focus being placed on "Best Practice Principles" specific investment methodology, Andrew's role includes management of all Private Clients affairs at an administration and portfolio / strategy prospective, for and on behalf of the Director and management.

Andrew can assist the private clients' of SPM Investment Group with the implementation and management of:

  • Direct Portfolio enquiries and Practice Correspondence
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Market and Corporate Analysis
  • Investment and Superannuation Services
  • Direct Equity Transactions

Andrew is the dedicated individual assigned to assist Mark ensure client objectives and portfolios are up held and prides himself on maintaining all confidential affairs for and on behalf of the Practice.

Amanda Turfrey - SPM Group Manager

Amanda is your first point of contact for any queries or assistance, and has been appointed to co-ordinate Business & Private Client Services for SPM Investment Group and its related entities SPM Securities, Financial and Capital.

With a strong focus being placed on "Best Practice Principles", Amanda's role includes management of all Business Entities, Compliance of our AFSL and Private Clients affairs at an administration and service prospective, for and on behalf of the Director. Amanda has held similiar roles within known firms and the industry for over the last 12 years.

Amanda can assist the Private Clients' of SPM Investment Group with the implementation and management of:

  • Consultations and Diary Management
  • Direct enquiries and Practice Correspondence
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Risk Insurance Policies
  • Investment and Superannuation Services
  • Direct Equity Transactions

Amanda is the dedicated individual assigned to ensure Client Service Levels are up held and prides herself on maintaining all confidential affairs for and on behalf of the group.

Alison - Practice Support

Alison has been involved with the group since its commencement and provides strong guidance and assistance in the development of the practices corporate image, provision and basis of on-going service.

Alison is frequently engaged to assist the principal's for the development of professional level client servicing, along with general management and business support.

Her input has helped develop and implement the Sunshine Coast Office and effective operations of SPM Investment Group and the provision of the new divisions - Securities, Financial and Capital.