Our history

Calibre Private Wealth Advisers was founded by Gordon Thoms who has over 25 years experience in a variety of senior roles within the financial services industry.

In his capacity as a Trusted Adviser for the past 9 years, Gordon has been working with senior corporate executives, partners of professional services firms, business owners and family offices to put order, clarity and certainty into their personal lives by project managing their generally more complex financial affairs with the focus on implementing agreed strategy.

Prior to this he was Head of Goldman Sachs JBWere’s Retail Asset Management business in Australia; before that he was an Associate Director of Macquarie Group, a listed investment bank here in Australia.

Gordon’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Economics Degree (Monash University )
  • Graduate Diploma, Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA)
  • Certified Financial Planner, CFP (FPA)
  • Accredited Family Business Adviser (Family Business Association)

Improving the financial advice market

Calibre was established out of a need to fill what Gordon saw as a gap in the marketplace for truly comprehensive financial services. In Gordon’s experience ,despite already having a number of financial institutions in their lives, many successful individuals and family groups are still not confident that they will be able to achieve their goals and what is truly important to them.

Gordon and his team facilitate a unique process that bridges the gap between what most people are currently experiencing in the financial services industry and what they really need to be experiencing – to ensure that their clients have the highest confidence that no matter what happens in the markets or economies or the world, they have the highest probability of achieving their goals.

Financial adviser with a focus on evidence

Many traditional investment strategies are based on speculation, guesswork and the ‘noise’ and agendas of popular media. But research has shown that many of these traditional approaches fail to add value for clients. Rather than trying to predict markets, Calibre Private Wealth Advisers takes a smarter approach by focusing on activities that are within our clients’ control. We focus on the evidence to build the best strategy for each of our clients on what they have and what they need.

About Godfrey Pembroke Limited

We’re proud to be a member of the Godfrey Pembroke network — a national network of self-employed financial advisers who specialise in providing tailored financial advice to clients with complex financial needs.

Godfrey Pembroke has been helping Australians grow and enjoy their wealth since 1995, following the merger of two large Australian financial planning groups: Godfrey Weston (established in 1981) and Pembroke Financial Planners (established in 1986).

In July 1999, Godfrey Pembroke joined the MLC family of specialist advisory firms. Together, we became part of the National Australia Bank group in April 2000, significantly expanding the breadth of research and investment solutions available to our clients.

Today, Godfrey Pembroke combines the personalised service and specialist expertise of a boutique financial adviser with the strength, security and scale that comes from being part of one of Australia’s most trusted financial institutions.