About us

Empowering our clients

Our People

Meet the team at Empower Financial Advice! We break down the complexities of life and money, guiding our clients to financial freedom through understanding their unique circumstances. Our expertise, personal approach and experience ensures we give financial advice without the jargon. Let’s face it, there is enough to deal with in life already, so why make things any harder than they have to be?

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Chris Miles

Principal / Financial Planner

Chris has worked in the financial services industry since 1996. His professional experience is varied and includes a number of different roles in real estate, property development, banking and financial planning, spanning business banking, consumer lending and securities. No stranger to business, Chris has also owned a financial planning practice in partnership with a local accountant.

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Nic Basham

Principal / Financial Planner

Nic has 24 years financial advice industry experience, starting off as a licensed planner in the Yeppoon branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Quickly gaining experience, Nic’s career grew as he climbed the ranks to Senior Financial Planning Manager at the NAB Business Banking Branch in Cairns.

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Bec Miles

Office Manager / CSM

Having worked as a client services manager at AMP for over a decade, Bec joined the Empower team in early 2021 to support Chris and Nic with client work. Assisting people reach their financial goals is where Bec gains her job satisfaction.

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Naomi Taylor

Financial Planner

Naomi started with Empower right at the beginning. She was crucial in getting us up and running. With 20 years in the Financial Services Industry she specialises in superannuation, wealth protection and managing life transitions.
Naomi prides herself on high standards of professionalism and personal service. She believes that everyone’s situation is unique and can personalise tailored advice for all life stages. She genuinely believes in going the extra mile for our clients!
Away from the business Naomi enjoys spending quality time with her husband and five children. Together they love camping and exploring the beautiful scenery nature has to offer.
Naomi holds a diploma of Financial Planning and has been an active member of AFA – Association of Financial Planners. Naomi is currently on maternity leave and is looking forward to being on team again in the near future.

What People Say About Us

We have helped countless people improve their financial position over the years but don’t just take our word for it, this is some of the feedback that we have received. If you’d like to arrange a consultation with one of the team, we would love to hear from you

"I have known Chris Miles for over 20 years and in recent times have discussed with him alternatives to my existing super fund. Seeing what Chris has achieved for other clients over several years, my wife and I decided two years ago to transfer our respective super funds into the hands of Chris to manage and grow. We have been very happy with his advice and as a result, have increased our contributions into our superannuation portfolios."

Neil S.

‘’Nic took over from another adviser who we had used for 20 years, back in 2006. We wanted to improve our investment strategy but felt uncomfortable with change. Nic was very patient, and our investment grew as planned. Retirement commenced and another new financial journey was mapped out under the guidance of Nic. I look forward to the challenge of asking an investment question that Nic may not have an answer to. Highly unlikely!!!!’’

Alf and Luisa

‘’Although we had received some financial advice from other Financial Advisors, we soon realised that Nic had a very sound knowledge of strategy and the financial markets. Nic set up an excellent portfolio of investments that performed way beyond our expectations. Nic has always been available to assist us with our enquiries and has regularly conducted six monthly interviews and has kept us informed of any changes that could affect our investments. We have always found Nic to be very courteous and his knowledge of the Financial Market and available investment opportunities to be second to none.’’

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Establishing direction

If you’ve got a financial goal, you need to know the direction you’re taking so you can get there sooner. Let us help you clear a pathway so you can move forward with confidence.

Your roadmap

The Empower Financial Advice team will work with you to understand your unique circumstances and deliver financial strategies to nurture and protect your financial wellbeing.

Meeting your goals

At Empower Financial Advice, we’ll support you on your wealth creation journey and work with you to ensure you reach your goals comfortably, without stress.

Here to help

Improving the financial wellbeing of our clients is our main aim. With the experience of a big city bank, our team of trusted, Cairns local financial advisors, you’re in safe hands.

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