Our Team

Financial Advisers

James Ford

Sub Authorised Representative No 244839.

James established Economic Science in August 1981 with the aim of providing specialist financial advise to both individuals and companies. Currently James is the West Australian member of the Professional Investment Services Adviser Council and volunteers his time in the AFA (Association of Financial Advisers) mentoring program passing on his wealth of knowledge from years in the industry. Outside of work James was an active member of Perth Legacy for 25 years concluding in 2017 as President .

Tawera Waru MFinPlan, FChFP, BBus(Fin)

Sub Authorised Representative No 454654.

Tawera graduated with a Bachelor of Business degree with a major in Finance. He was awarded the Provident Financial Services Prize for Personal Finance III. He joined Economic Science in May 2013, after working part time in the industry during his studies. Since joining Economic Science he has become a member of the AFA and has a Diploma in Financial Planning, he has also furthered his studies and can provide advice in share trading, self managed superannuation funds and margin lending. Tawera has completed  his Masters of Financial Planning and is also a Fellow Charted Financial Practitioner (FChFP).

2014 Centrepoint Alliance Scholarship Award
Aaron Smith  B. Com. (Accounting and Fin Plan), AFP

Sub Authorised Representative No 432680.

Aaron joined Economic Science in November 2020, with 10 years experience as a technical assistant and is now a practising adviser. He is is currently responsible for providing ongoing advice, assistance to our clients and technical assistance to other of our advising team. Aaron looks forward to increasing and applying his knowledge within financial planning in order to help our clients achieve their financial goals and objectives.

Support Staff

Tracey Hunt

Tracey is the Office Manager at Economic Science. With her background as a Financial Adviser for many years, it is Tracey's role to ensure the smooth running of the office on a day to day basis. Tracey is responsible to assist not only the team but especially the clients of Economic Science.  Tracey is available to all clients providing a high level of assistance and service.

Nikko Khong

Nikko has studied engineering, nursing and is currently undertaking his B. Bus (Accounting and Finance) and has found his niche in life.  Nikko started with us in March 2022 as our Administrative Assistant providing support to clients and advisersand plans to gain experience with the eventual goal of being a qualified and practising Adviser.