Feel good about your future with Acuity Advisers.

At Acuity we want you to not only have clarity about your future, but to look forward to it with confidence knowing that you will enjoy each step along the way, because you have prepared for it the best way that you can. We work with you to understand what the future you want will look like, and explore what you can do now to make this possible. Our extensive experience tells us that this can sometimes be a challenging process.

Our first step is thinking about your goals - not just paying off your mortgage and reducing your tax, we also want to know about your lifestyle goals - where you want to live, what school you want your kids to go to, what lifestyle you want in your coming years, and what legacy you want to leave behind.

We believe that before you attempt to embark on change, you need to envision the future you want. Our process assists you to clarify this future and provides you with the motivation to move toward it.

Our clients are family stewards - motivated by the challenge of a better future for them and their family.

Our Team


Brad started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in 1988 and since then has held a variety of senior roles spanning the globe with companies such as Bankwest, Sealcorp holdings (which operated the first investment platform in Australia, Asgard) and his penultimate role as Director of Boutique Advisers.

In 2016, Brad fulfilled a lifelong ambition to start up his own business in Acuity Advisers, which is a niche provider of full-service financial advice to personal & business clients.

In his spare time, Brad loves spending time with his family & friends, as well as keeping fit through cycling, surf-skiing, and group gym classes. He also enjoys travel, both in WA and offshore, and building furniture with his passion for woodwork.

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Damien started his professional career as a tax accountant in South Perth where he worked for 5 years before moving to London where he worked at State Street investment bank. He transitioned into a financial planning role in 2007 becoming a shareholder and director of a well-regarded financial planning firm.

Damien is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services. He has a strong background in tax, accounting, superannuation, investment markets, insurance and financial planning and always looks to explain complex matters in a clear, simple and precise manner.

Damien is passionate about all things sport related being a keen Eagles supporter and plays hockey at the Old Aquinian’s club where he acts as Treasurer. Damien and his wife Sally have two young children, a daughter, Kaia and a son, Zave.

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Acuity Advisers Perth - Kirsten Thacker - Practice Manager

Kirsten started her career in Financial Planning in 1996. Prior to starting at Acuity Advisers she worked at Boutique for 12 years in a Practice Management Role and has been fortunate to experience many roles within the industry. She gets the most enjoyment from operating behind the scenes in Practice and Client Management positions.

Kirsten studied Commerce at Murdoch University, graduating in 1994 and then went on to complete her Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. As an Authorised Representative of Acuity Advisers, she ensures that our clients receive the best advice and service possible.

Kirsten is proud of her ‘blended family’ of seven - five children, (all a year apart!) which keeps her extremely busy. During her ‘down-time’ she enjoys playing golf, cycling, going out to dinner or to the cinema.

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Declan has sought out a diverse range of financial services experience in his young career since graduating with a double major in investment finance and accounting from the University of Western Australia in 2015. Taking advice roles within traditional financial planning, specialist life insurance brokerage, institutional investment management and boutique wealth management firms.

Declan rounded off his formal study with a Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation and holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services. He has a strong background in holistic, goals-based advice, helping you articulate your purpose, and aligning your finances to this purpose. Through a consultative advice process he aims to provide clarity into where you are today, insight into the options to get you where you want to be tomorrow and partnership to execute on those effective strategies.

In his down time, Declan enjoys playing basketball, getting to the beach, watching sport and catching a show with friends.

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Hayley joined the financial planning industry in 2018. She started in customer service and paraplanning roles whilst studying. She is now transitioning to become a financial adviser, completing her Professional Year.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and more recently completed the Master of Financial Planning as well as the education requirements of a Certified Financial Planner. Hayley thinks of Financial Planning as a jigsaw puzzle, she enjoys finding the right strategies for a particular person or situation and has a passion for helping others.

She is a lover of theatre, dances Argentine Tango with her fiancé and treasures time with friends, family and her fur baby.

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Vallerae Silvosa

Vallerae is a strong believer in people learning from each other. As such, she has developed an interest and passion for the financial industry, where she is able to meet, learn from and help many people. Starting her career in the bank, Vallerae was able to be part of her client’s journey of buying their first car or purchasing their first home. From there, Vallerae has furthered her learning and career in the financial planning industry, assisting in building long term relationships with clients and helping them succeed in every part of their life. It brings her great fulfilment to know, that she has had a small part in helping people achieve their goals.

When she is not at work, Vallerae continues to increase her knowledge through her studies, spends every free second with loved ones, and constantly tries to experience everything the world has to offer.


Cheryl has held numerous and varied roles within the financial services industry. She commenced her career working in margin lending at CommSec. She subsequently worked at JP Morgan Chase in Sydney in various capacities as a Portfolio Analyst & Fund Accountant.

For Cheryl, the most rewarding part of her role is helping clients solve a problem, no matter how complex, and making a positive impact on their lives. She derives much satisfaction & motivation from making personal connections and the gratitude received from clients.

In her downtime, Cheryl cherishes spending time with family and friends . She also has a keen interest in art & design, dining out , fitness classes and re-discovering everything Perth has to offer.