About Us


At Retirement Ready, we believe that having enough money will not ensure a great retirement.

People achieve their best retirement when they are informed and plan ahead across a range of important financial and non-financial issues.


To improve retirement outcomes through comprehensive retirement planning.

To engage people about their retirement, and to help organisations connect with the over 50’s market.

We’re redefining
Retirement Planning to
include all the relevant
topics for today’s retirees

We’re redefining Retirement Planning to include the relevant topics for today’s retirees

Meet The Team

James, Susanne and Malcolm bring a broad, complementary range of skills and experience to Retirement Ready.

Susanne Gerstmyer

As well as being trained as a lawyer, Susanne has worked in policy development and at an executive level in private businesses. Susanne has spent the last 3 years educating herself about the issues facing today’s retirees, and talking with people at all stages pre and post retirement. She is able to simplify complex issues and has developed a framework that takes the mystery and anxiety out of preparing for retirement.

Malcolm Thompson

Malcolm’s background is in Global Investment Banking and Financial Markets. He is a strong believer in the benefits that ethical and value based leadership brings to organisational performance. This has seen him develop a career as an Executive Coach and Leadership workshop facilitator. Malcolm’s is passionate about enabling individuals to achieve optimal outcomes in their life choices. He also understands the role of financial organisations in helping clients more toward broader planning for retirement.

James Lane

James has been providing legal services to the community for over 20 years. Although many of James’ clients have a Will and a financial plan, James believes that these alone do not address all the issues relevant for the retirement years. James is passionate about providing high quality services to his clients. He is excited about helping his clients to be prepared for all aspects of retirement.