Our Team

Andy Gowers

Andy Gowers

Founder Director and CEO
BBus(Marketing), DFS(Financial Planning), AFA
Succession Consultant

Andy has a business degree from Monash University’s David Syme Business School with a major in Marketing. He went on to complete the Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) in 2002.

During the early 2000s, Andy worked as a Business Development Consultant in the financial services industry and then in early 2008, Andy joined the ANZ’s Business Bank Financial Planning team (Victoria/Tasmania) providing financial planning services to ANZ business customers with loans of up to $15M. After two years at ANZ, Andy joined the team at Michael Roach Financial Services, where he provided Business Succession and personal risk protection advice to business owners, executives and families, before establishing Time Advice with Anuj Shangle in February 2011.

Andy is a former Director of the Hawthorn Football Club, where he played 89 games and was a 1991 premiership player. Andy also played for the Brisbane Lions, and is a sought-after public speaker on succession planning. Andy has a particular interest in the application of elite-sport learnings and leadership to business and entrepreneurship.

Anuj Shangle

Anuj Shangle

Founder & Director
BCom(Hons), MBA, CFP®, SSA™
SMSF Specialist Adviser
Authorised Representative of Lifespan Financial Planning AFSL 229892

Anuj was born in New Delhi and moved from a coveted job with the Indian government to see the world and add to his Commerce Degree (Honors) by completing an MBA at Perth's Edith Cowan University.

Anuj began his financlal services career working for AMP as a para-planner. In 2002, Anuj moved to FuturePlus and continued along the para-planning path before becoming an award-winning financial planner.

Along the journey, Anuj achieved accolades at AMP for exceptional contribution to the para-planning team and was also awarded the “FuturePlus Wealth Creation Financial Planner of the Year” in just his second year of planning.

In early 2008, Anuj moved to Melbourne, joining the Business Bank Financial Planning team (Victoria/Tasmania) at ANZ before forming Time Advice with Andy Gowers in early 2011.

Along with his Commerce Degree and MBA, Anuj also is a Certified Financial Planner® and a Self Managed Super Fund Specialist Advisor™.

Angelo Baronessa

Angelo Baronessa

Associate Adviser
Authorised Representative of Lifespan Financial Planning AFSL 229892

Angelo began his working career in 2013 as a risk insurance consultant, before becoming a Paraplanner and then an Associate Adviser in 2018.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Economics from La Trobe University and has also completed an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning.

Angelo is passionate about helping people achieve their goals; for example, every Sunday morning he voluntarily teaches underprivileged students how to drive to obtain their probationary license.

When Angelo isn’t in the office he’s either on the hunt for Melbourne’s best coffee (recommendations accepted), cycling, catching up with friends and family or generally trying to keep fit.

Vasudha Gupta

Vasudha Gupta

Business Manager
Masters of Computer Management

Vasudha has a Masters degree in Computer Management. She moved from New Delhi, India in 2001 to Germany to accept a position with Citibank in their IT Division. She worked as a computer programmer and her team developed and maintained Citibank’s in-house banking software used by their global branches.

Performing software testing and resolving customers’ technical issues within tight deadlines was Vasudha’s daily routine.

After four years in Germany, she moved with her young family to Melbourne, Australia in 2005.

In early 2011 Vasudha joined Time advice as Client Services Manager to assist our clients with the implementation of their financial advice and taking care of their ongoing needs and queries.

Since March 2014 as the Practice Manager, her main focus has been ensuring Time Advice has the most effective systems and processes in place and can deliver its services efficiently to its clients.

Currently as Business Manager, Vasudha ensures the smooth running of all the processes for our different businesses under Time Advice umbrella and successfully manages in providing high standard of service for our customers at all times.

Poonam Sharma

Poonam Sharma

B.Sc (Physics) & Dip. in Computer Science

Poonam has Bachelor’s degree in Science with majors in Physics from University of Delhi and a diploma in computer science. She started her career in IT and very quickly moved into management position within her organisation. She worked as a Systems Manager and was responsible for development and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for her customers.

She moved to Australia in year 2000 along with her husband.

She Joined Time Advice in early 2015 as a paraplanner.

Andy Gowers

Stop what you’re doing and take a moment.

Imagine what it would be like to not have to think about your finances. Take a half-hour coffee break with our Founder and Director, Andy Gowers to discuss how you can live the life you want.

We’ll do the hard work for you, but it starts with a conversation.