About us

Leigh Stafford

Founder / Adviser

Leigh has operated in private practice since 2005 and founded Edge Financial Planning in 2010. After studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University he gained experience at Silvan Ridge. In 2000, he left to work at the Commonwealth Bank and by the time he left in 2005, he was managing more than thirty financial planners. Leigh continues to service the long term relationships he established with his many founding clients. Leigh is a member of the FPA

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Penny Collicoat

Director / Adviser

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Penny joined Edge Financial Planning in July 2012. She studied a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing and Economics from the University of Melbourne and has since completed a post graduate degree in Finance and a Diploma of Financial Planning. Penny previously worked at various stockbroking firms including Merrill Lynch, Bell Potter Securities, Macquarie Bank and most recently was General Manager at JM Financial Group Ltd. Penny is a member of the AFA

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Jenny Gao

Research Manager

Jenny started at Edge FP in April 2011. She migrated to Australia in 2004 to complete her VCE. She then went on to study her Masters of Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University in 2009. Once Jenny graduated, she worked as an intern at Harvest Fund in China before returning to Australia where she worked at JR Duty Free before joining Edge FP. Jenny loves watching the tennis and her favourite player is Roger Federer.

Melinda Thomson

Practice Manager

Melinda brings an impressive combination of experience and education  in finance. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment (FINSIA). She has previously worked at stockbrokers BBY Ltd, JM Financial Group and Morgans Financial Limited. Melinda is a proud mother of two young children and has recently embarked on studying a Diploma of Financial Planning. Melinda's devotion and commitment is an inspiration to us all.