Bernie Small

Darwin

Associate Financial Planners

I was born and raised in a large family (eleven children) in Ireland who I miss every day, but I love the lifestyle in Darwin too much to give it all up just yet.

During my school days I enjoyed maths which lead me to studying a Business, Finance and Investment degree at the University of Ulster Coleraine in Northern Ireland. I graduated in 2009 right in the middle of Ireland’s recession due to the global financial crisis which made it impossible to find employment. I decided to take some time out and travel to Australia in 2010 to see my two brothers, who were living in Canberra at the time. Little did I know I would meet the love of my life (an Irish man – who would have thought), get my Australian citizenship and meet so many incredible people who have become life-long friends.

I decided to continue my studies in finance while in Australia, I am currently studying a diploma in Financial Planning which I am enjoying. When I am not working or studying I like to spend time with family and friends, whether it be entertaining, camping, exercising or just taking it easy.