Maura Baines

Lead Paraplanner


As a Paraplanner, Maura helps support our Financial Planners in their planning needs for clients. She also helps with research, reviewing clients’ investments, and liaising with clients and product providers.


Outside of work, Maura loves to bake – she is the designated birthday cake maker in her family.

She also finds lots of time to spend with her 11-year-old son and her boyfriend. As well as going swimming, reading and binge-watching a Netflix series.

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

Making pancakes for breakfast, followed by a family swim afternoon, movie, game night, and a takeaway

My favourite holiday destination is:

Barcelona for a city break

My favourite song to play in the car is:

‘It's Over Now’ by Big Ang

The first album I bought was:

Spice Girls – I needed to learn all the songs before seeing them in my first concert!

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:


If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:

Stressing over a cake that turns out really well

When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

Chocolate fudge cake with ice cream

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Friendliness, ability to laugh and a genuine smile

My pet peeve is:

People cracking joints and chewing sounds

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

A surprise holiday to Barcelona for my 30th from my boyfriend – he usually spills on the surprises before the actual surprise but managed to keep this one a secret!

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

My Dad, Luke Combs and Beyonce

The three small things that make my day better are:

A hug from my son before he dashes off to school, the bus running on time and a meal cooked by my boyfriend

Three things I haven’t done so far include:

Shark diving, a trip to Nashville and a holiday to Canada