The Winning Formula
Apart from their professional and educational qualifications, each and every conveyancer at Vicki Philipoff Settlements is required to keep up-to-date on all industry changes through professional development courses conducted by the Australian Institute of Conveyancers and the Department of Commerce.
Our aim is very simple: If you ever need to know anything about settlements we want to be able to help you with the most accurate information available.
Director - Licensed
Vicki Philipoff is a veteran in the Western Australian Settlement Industry. She managed her first files over 30 years ago and went to establish her first Settlement Agency in 1986. She established Vicki Philipoff Settlements in 1999, which has shown the same characteristics of outstanding service and rapid growth.
Rianna is a Licensed Settlement Agent in both Property and Business Settlements and has also achieved recognition as an Electronic Conveyancing Accredited (ECA) Conveyancer with PEXA.
Specialising in Multi Unit Development and Staged Subdivisions, Rianna assists several of our larger Developers in meeting their unique Settlement needs. Held in high esteem for her professionalism, exceptional organisational skills and keen attention to Contract Detail, Rianna represents her clients with confidence and integrity.
Rianna is our Chief Operating Officer & Licensee, working closely with our amazing team to help them achieve their best outcomes every time! With a young family herself, Rianna is proud to be part of a firm that places great value on the importance of Family First.
A cheeky cocktail and great food in the company of her colleagues, friends or family is Rianna’s favourite way to spend a day!
Chief Executive Officer
Licensed Settlement Agent
Keeping track of the activities of over 30 people in the largest Independent Settlement Agency in WA is the challenge that Katrina faces every day.
After being associated with various aspects of administration in the real estate industry for over 20 years, Katrina has taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer for Vicki Philipoff Settlements.
Formerly the GM with a Settlement Agency owned by a progressive Real Estate group, Katrina has experienced a lot of the real estate development world and appreciates that a sense of team spirit and bonding can form a very productive and exhilarating work environment. In essence, Katrina values the sharing of moments of success and despair as all part of the rich tapestry of life.
Evelyn has been in the conveyancing industry since 2004, and joined VPS as a Senior Conveyancer in 2009, but then took a break from the industry in 2010 to pursue other interests and travel the world. Evelyn came back to Perth, and back to settlements (and VPS) in early 2012.
Evelyn completed the Diploma of Conveyancing was granted her Settlement Agents Licence in 2014.
Ambrose graduated with a Bachelor of Legal Studies from Murdoch University at the end of 2016. Following that, he started a part time post-graduate Bachelor of Laws while working part-time.
Ambrose commenced with Philipoff Legal as an Administration Assistant, and stayed in this role for over a year while continuing his part time studies. From there, he eventually moved into Vicki Philipoff Settlements as an Administration Assistant to widen his experience in the field of conveyancing.
Ambrose enjoys fishing and cooking in his free time, a convenient mix of hobbies that results in great food (occasionally).
Belinda has achieved her Bachelor of Arts in 2012, dabbling in settlements as an Outside Clerk as she progressed her degree. Her keen interest in the settlement process and love of learning afforded her the opportunity to progress in the industry rapidly, establishing herself as a Conveyancer in her own right.
Her avid desire to explore and expand her knowledge base led Belinda to Vicki Philipoff Settlements in 2017, taking on a new adventurous role as our Sale and Marketing Administrator, using both her experiences as a conveyancer and her solid business knowledge gained in her university studies; Belinda really was the perfect fit. Ensuring quality service and knowledgeable advice from the get-go, Belinda is ready to address all queries our valued clients have on first contact.
A positive person with a love of the Ocean, Belinda is a seasoned traveller and provides the perfect first point of contact for the majority of our clientele.
Growing up surrounded by real estate as my father was a sales representative. I quickly took to an admin role in 2011 after graduating high school. I naturally progressed into Property management after obtaining my Certificate IV in Property Services in 2012. Over the years managing a number of roles in the property management sector I branched out to extend my license to include sales. Being in the real estate industry for a decade and having a strong work orientated drive my continual strive for more knowledge has led me to explore the realms of conveyancing, commencing employment as a sales administrator as a part of the quotes team.
In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors and exploring WA in my 4WD with my dog Bella.
Caitlin is one of our Administration Assistant’s. Our Admin Assistant’s prepare the legal documents for the Conveyancers, and also physically attend to completing settlements in the city. With a Direct Pathway into the Juris Doctor postgraduate course, Caitlin joined us to gain work experience in the Conveyancing and legal industry to assist with her studies in Business Law and Psychology. Caitlin is currently an undergraduate at UWA .
Caitlin is always helpful and very organized. Her friendly and approachable nature are evident in how she communicates with our clients and attending to their requests.
Outside work, Caitlin loves to experience different cuisines, a good coffee and talking about her dog, Coco. She volunteers to mentor kids in any free time she may have and was a competitive swimmer, where she represented WA nationally and Singapore internationally in the stroke of butterfly. Next challenge for her is to take part in the Rottnest Channel swim!
Carly has been in the conveyancing industry since 2007 where she started her career as an outside clerk, she then progressed to a conveyancer positon and obtained her settlement agents license in 2011.
Carly then took a few years off to raise a family and started with Vicki Philipoff Settlements in January 2018.
Besides from working Carly has 2 young boys who keep her on her feet, she is very family orientated and enjoys spending time with her young family.
Catherine completed her Diploma of Conveyancing in 2016 after many years in the Conveyancing Industry and is thrilled to return to the VPS team.
Her knowledge of settlements, attention to detail and ability to communicate are just a few of the qualities she brings with her to WA’s Largest Settlement Agency.
Catherine loves being outdoors, sailing, playing music and catching up with friends and family whenever she can.
Cherry has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Culture, a Bachelor of Business degree in Business Law and a Bachelor of Law degree. After studying business law in Australia, Cherry has drawn a keen interest in the settlement industry and decided it was for her!
Cherry still finds time to travel around the globe and enjoy the different cultures of every country (but especially the food!)
Client Relations Conveyancer
Cheryl has been in the Settlement industry for over 25 years and is a licensed settlement agent. Currently working part time, means she can be home for her boys (and her dog!).
Cheryl supports the West Coast Eagles and will become a member once they win another Grand Final! She loves to cook “doesn’t mean I’m good at it” and absolutely loves very hot and spicy food, which means she doesn’t get to cook for a lot of people.
With over 16 years’ experience in property settlements, Christy has experienced a lot of changes in the industry. Christy has a thorough knowledge of everyone’s responsibilities, which allows her to manage effectively and with a mind to everyone’s strengths. Christy thrives in a busy environment and enjoys the challenges of complex conveyancing, using her experience and excellent problem solving skills to meet our client’s needs.
On the weekends you will find Christy outdoors, either up in the hills or down by the swan river. Christy is a sports euthanistic, following and having participated in many different sports over the years and notably representing Australia and Western Australia for the Women’s Inline and Ice Hockey teams.
In 2018, Daneka completed a Certificate III in Business Administration. With extensive experience in administration roles, Daneka found a passion for the Conveyancing industry when she stepped into an assistant conveyancer position at a settlement agency located in the Perth CBD. With knowledge of all outside settlement work and conveyancing, she took the opportunity to pursue her career as a Conveyancer at Vicki Philipoff Settlements.
Daneka has a can do attitude and is always willing to go above and beyond for all Conveyancing transactions.
Outside of work, Daneka loves to spend most of her time outdoors. She loves to spend quality time with friends and family. You will also find her cheering on her brother racing in the v8 Supercars championship series most weekends of the year.
Danielle is currently studying a combined Bachelor of Laws and Commerce (Finance) at Murdoch University whilst working for us. Danielle started as an intern for Philipoff Legal and was performing so well, that Vicki Philipoff Settlements offered her a position as an Administration Conveyancer. Danielle is keen to work in Family or Property Law after graduating in 2024.
Outside of work, Danielle pet sits whenever she can, enjoys playing beach volleyball, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
A change of career for me after 17 years managing my own automotive electrical accessory installation business I have come on board as an outside settlement clerk and found the challenge of property settlements a stimulating and educational change. In my spare time I enjoy and participate in off road motorsport fabricating my own vehicles and then competing with them as one the inaugural members of our local club.
Georgia graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Law) from Murdoch University in 2020 and also completed a Certificate III in Legal Administration during her final semester. She is now completing her Bachelor of Laws and hopes to pursue a career in law after graduation.
Georgia began working for Vicki Philipoff Settlements as an Administration Conveyancer on a part time basis while completing her studies.
Georgia spends the majority of her spare time away from work and studies reading.
Holly Ramus Nelson
Licensed Senior Conveyancer
Holly has been a member of the VPS team since 2005.
Before VPS, Holly worked in a small settlement agency in Vic Park. Holly completed her Diploma for Conveyancing Licence in 2013.
Holly enjoys sharing an occasional glass of wine with her friends, but most of all loves spending time with her family.
She has a daughter, two Shar Pei dogs and a husband (of course in order of priority!!)
Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University at the end of 2020.
Jane commenced with Philipoff Legal as an Administration Assistant while completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with College of Law. She has always had an interest in Property law and the property industry, which led her taking on her role as an Administration Assistant with Vicki Philipoff Settlements.
Outside of work, Jane enjoys cooking and spending time with family in her free time.
Kacy has been with Vicki Philipoff Settlements for over 10 years. She enjoys working with clients to ensure theirs settlements happen smoothly and on time. When Kacy isn’t assisting clients you can find her down at her local beach on patrol as she is a volunteer surf lifesaving lifeguard or running around her three gorgeous but very active young boys.
Katy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Juris Doctor Degree.
Before joining with VPS, she worked in a law firm as a legal secretary specialising in conveyancing and drafting various legal documents for the Principal. Throughout the time there, she developed an interest in the property industry, and has now happily joined VPS to progress with her career.
Outside work, Katy enjoys playing her piano, reading books and travelling. She has vast interest and knowledge of cultures and cuisines. She has lived in China, Indonesia and Peru but finds that Australia is the home for her.
Client Relations Conveyancer
Kylie began working in the settlement industry in 2011 as an Outside clerk. She has spent 7 years as a conveyancer and now re-joins the VPS team as a Client Relations Conveyancer. Nicknamed “Kylie Smiley” from a very young age, her bubbly personality and willingness to help others makes her the perfect candidate for Client Relations.
Kylie Loves to eat and cook Outside of work you will find her enjoying a meal with her friends and family, her favourite is Mediterranean cuisine.
Licensed Conveyancing Manager
Lee-Anne commenced at VPS in 2012 and has had over 20 years of experience in the industry. In her spare time she rides her road bike around Perth on the weekends, reading her books and traveling all over the place. Over the years Lee-Anne has worked in all kinds of roles in settlement agencies. She is a pleasure to work with whether you’re a client or a colleague (But just make sure you say the right thing about the Dockers around her!)
Lee Massey commenced at Vicki Philipoff Settlements approximately 20 years ago. Over the last two decades, Lee has established herself as a Senior Conveyancer held in esteem throughout the industry and a truly invaluable Team Mentor for Vicki Philipoff Settlements. Lee holds extensive knowledge of Farming and Rural property settlements and her regular Regional Agents have proven fiercely loyal to her for it. Lee expertly assists many of our clients in navigating these complex matters on a regular basis. Lee’s compassion is one of her strongest attributes to the company, her mantra is to always provide her clients with a level of service above expectations and you can be assured that Lee’s communication, attention to detail and resilience to overcome any obstacle. Lee’s settlement abilities are on point to help you settle with ease.
Lee is a dedicated motor-sport fan, a proud parent and a regular blood and plasma donor, a vital community service of which we are very proud.
Leonie has been with VPS since December 2014, mainly working with the Document Preparation area and assisting the Conveyancers. Leonie has a strong background in Administration, having worked extensively in the TAFE system before joining us.
Outside of work, she likes to cook and be with family and friends.
Licensed Senior Conveyancer
Lisa is a Licensed Settlement Agent in her own right. Since starting here at Vicki Philipoff Settlements in 2004 she has forged strong relationship and has enjoyed great success with clients and agents alike. She has experience in small to large sub-divisions. Lisa’s advice is often sought and easily obtained within our office.
Away from settlements Lisa is kept busy with her growing young family, her favourite holiday destination is Bali and if she is not at work, she’s usually found there.
Lucy joined the VPS team in 2012, with 10 years of banking experience under her belt.
Since then, she’s had a full plate – getting married and more recently starting a family which keeps her busy when she’s not at work.
She is a keen St Kilda supporter and recently grew her family unit further with a new cat called Ava.
Mel recently returned to the Conveyancing Industry after taking a break whilst raising her children. She assists our team with administration tasks.
Mel was offered a Traineeship in Conveyancing at the age of 18 after being recommended to a Settlement Agency by her Nan’s Real Estate Agent. At the time she was assisting her Nan to help sign settlement documentation for the sale of a home, and he noticed her kindness and capabilities and general knowledge during the process.
She was taken onboard as a Junior after graduating Year 11 and completed a Certificate in Small Business. Mel also completed a Certificate IV in Conveyancing whilst working full time in settlements and being offered positions within the Industry with some well known solicitors and legal firms building some close relationships whilst providing assistance and personal assistant roles.
In her free time Mel likes to go on long beach walks, and anything outdoors related. She has recently adopted a love for fishing! She likes to spend her weekends catching up with friends for coffee or having casual barbecue’s with family and friends.
Nadia’s first dream was to become a forensic scientist with the Australian Police Force and to that end, Nadia dedicated many years to achieve her Degrees in Forensic Biology, in Criminology and also the completion of a postgraduate degree in Forensic Anthropology and Biology.
Following a significant knee injury, Nadia changed up life’s direction and has quickly found a new love in the world of Conveyancing. Initially employed as our Receptionist at Vicki Philipoff Settlements, in no time at all Nadia developed a keen interest in Conveyancing and all facets of the Property Industry. An incredibly intelligent and capable Team Member, Nadia has quickly progressed to the position of Conveyancer in her own right; acquiring the skills and knowledge required deftly and with confidence.
With a keen eye for detail and tenacious organisational skills Nadia is perfectly suited to take on the industry that has captured her attention for a new start. Hard-working, dedicated and always seeking to progress Nadia is a highly valued member of the VPS Team.
Nadia enjoys both playing and watching sports, her favourite by far being Rugby Union, and is an avid reader of almost any literature.
Raquel started at Vicki Philipoff Settlements in May 2012. Raquel finished her Cert 2 in Administration which encouraged her to move into Settlements.
She has been in the settlement industry since 2005 starting out as a receptionist, outside clerk then moved into administration and finally a Conveyancing role.
In her spare time she plays indoor netball during the week and makes home-brew. She has travelled around Europe and hopes to have a white Christmas in New York soon!
Having been in the settlement industry for eleven years Suellen has developed a broad range of skills in many facets of this challenging and lively career path. No two days are the same and each day brings new experiences. Suellen prides herself on her organisational abilities and providing an excellent service to our large variety of clientele and she says that staying calm amid the storm is a definite must.
Suellen enjoys being a part of a vibrant and dedicated team who are committed to achieving their best. Her most rewarding experiences include happy clients and developing great client relationships through repeat business.
In her free time, rain, hail or shine you’ll find her at the beach or in the pool, otherwise she enjoys entertaining family and friends, travelling, spending time out with her dog and living life to the fullest.
Tim is currently completing a business law and economics degree at the University of Western Australia, whilst working for VPS at the same time. He has future plans to pursue the Juris Doctor postgraduate degree, with hopes of a legal career after graduation. With Philipoff Legal (our associated sister company) he is assured of receiving training in all areas of commercial law in addition to Conveyancing.
Tim has a strong work ethic, and is a valuable team member.
In his free time, Tim loves to volunteer as a mentor to kids during the week. He also has a passion for reading, cooking and looking for the best spots for food and drinks with friends!
Vanessa has been with VPS for many years, after a short hiatus from settlements one of our most loved team players is back.
A self proclaimed organisation freak, Vanessa’s keen eye for detail (some may say OCD) is the perfect fit for conveyancing. Having completed her Diploma in Finance many moons ago she is finally going the next step and getting her Settlement Agents license in 2021.
Work/Life balance is a big deal to us here, and Vanessa certainly has that! She is a massive lover of food, music, good times with friends and family, and of course her beloved West Coast Eagles. You may recognise her from her TV appearance on the Junior Eagles Footy show.
After completing his Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal), Zac found his home in the settlements industry working for a financier’s solicitor in Brisbane. After gaining four years of experience in multiple positions beginning as an Outside Settlement Clerk and then Outside Clerk Team Leader and Titles Lodging Officer, Zac decided amidst the Covid-19 pandemic that a shift from Brisbane to Perth to be closer to family and also a change of scenery and lifestyle was the right move for him. Starting with Vicki Philipoff in October 2020, Zac not only brings his prior knowledge of the industry but also a can-do attitude and positive energy to an industry that can at times be quite challenging and stressful.
An avid lover of anything sports related Zac can often be found skating along the beach in Fremantle, wakeboarding at Perth Wake Park or shooting hoops at his local basketball court on the weekends.
Billy Philipoff is originally from Queensland. He was brought to Perth by one of Vicki’s son’s and stayed with Vicki until she could find a good home for him.
Whilst waiting for a good home to become available, Billy accompanied Vicki to our office every day. After a few weeks at the office, the team at Vicki Philipoff Settlements decided that we should keep him as the office pet.
Billy brings a bit of stress relief to the team occasionally. Billy’s favourite pastime at the office is fetching a ball. With over 30 staff members in the office throwing a ball at him all day long ……………..he gets plenty of exercise!