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.
Licensed Settlement Agent
Steve has been licensed since 1993. His career in conveyancing originally started at the R & I Bank in 1972 as a junior in their securities department. He was transferred to branch work in 1974, posted to 3 country branches then back to the securities department.
After completing 10 years with R & I Bank Settlements, now Bankwest Settlements he moved onto become the licensee at a Settlement Agency for over 7 years, before joining Vicki Philipoff Settlements in 2003.
With four children, and being involved in the parents association at the school and the local scout group, Steve still manages to find time to enjoy abseiling, paragliding, boating, bushwalking and camping trips.
Steve particularly enjoys receiving constant repeat business and referrals from his previous clients, as they are a testament to the high standard of professionalism and expertise he provides.
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.
Amanda completed a business college course in the legal secretarial administration area. This course enabled her to easily take on all the roles associated with conveyancing.
Amanda has been with Vicki Philipoff Settlements for over 7 years. Her keen eye for attention to detail is a critical aspect of her role in training new staff members.
Amanda loves all animals and creatures, her favourite animal of all time is the Dachshund. She is also a tropical aquarium enthusiast.
In Amanda’s spare time she enjoys going to the gym, fishing, cooking and experimenting in the kitchen and spending time with friends and family.
Belinda began her career in Conveyancing as an outside clerk in 2013 and progressed to being a conveyancer a few short years later. Her favourite part of the job is getting to know her clients.
Belinda has a diverse range of interests outside of work – she has an arts degree majoring in photography, and is interested in sociology in human relations.
She spends her spare time being a part time dolphin (she really loves the ocean!) and being outdoors in general, seeing her favourite bands whenever she can too.
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.
Christy started in the industry in 2004 before joining Vicki Philipoff Settlements in 2006 as our Head Outside Clerk and worked her way up to Senior Conveyancer, and more recently Conveyancing Manager.
Christy prides herself on delivering the highest level of service to her clients.
Christy is an enthusiastic West Coast Eagles fan and enjoys the rivalry with the Fremantle supporters in our office.
Cherry has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Culture and a Bachelor of Business degree in Business Law.
After studying business law in Australia, Cherry has drawn a keen interest in the settlement industry and decided it was for her!
Cherry is still currently studying at University to complete a Juris Doctor degree, although she still finds time to travel around the globe and enjoy the different cultures of every country (but especially the food!)
Ellen has been in the Conveyancing industry since 2009. After Graduating from Santa Maria College, Ellen went on to study a Certificate IV in Business, a Certificate IV in Property, and a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Conveyancing).
She enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing netball. Just be careful what you say about the Dockers when around her.
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.
Since then Evelyn has climbed the ranks to become a General Manger with Vicki Philipoff Settlements, and she has decided to take a break from this demanding role, due to giving birth to her beautiful baby girl, Willow. Being a Senior Conveyancer and assisting with General Manager duties from time to time gives Evelyn much more opportunity to balance her work and life commitments.
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 of the inaugural members of our local club.
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!!)
Kacy has been with VPS since 2005 and took a break, and returned to settlements after a few short years away from the industry. Kacy loves being back in amongst everything again. Kacy has two gorgeous boys Archie and Mack, who sometimes get to stop by to say Hi to us in the office.
Kacy is a FANTASTIC netballer to say the least, having represented NSW, WA & Australia at both a national and international level. Go Kacy! But most of all she loves spending her time with friends and family.
Kristin started at VPS in March 2015. She has previously worked in Hospitality and her friendly and talkative nature has made her a great fit as one of our busy Receptionists.
She has recently returned from travelling America and Canada and plans to travel to a lot more countries in the future. In her spare time she enjoys playing basketball, cooking and taking trips down south to Margaret River where she grew up.
Kristin has also studied a number of different courses and is currently enjoying learning more about the conveyancing industry.
Kylie got a taste for the Settlement Industry when she worked as an Outside Clerk for a Law firm. From there she moved onto a settlement agency where she quickly progressed from Personal Assistant to Conveyancer. To further and better herself as a Conveyancer Kylie has now joined the team at Vicki Philipoff Settlements.
In her spare time she enjoys dance, yoga, being outdoors and spending time with loved ones.
One of the longest serving members of the Vicki Philipoff Settlements Team, Lee commenced at VPS in April 2001. If you can name the role, we’ve little doubt Lee has done it here! As Senior Conveyancer (and arguably part of our office furniture!) Lee’s dedication and commitment to clients and agents alike is well recognised. Couple this with a meticulous eye for detail, and you may just have yourself a settlement superstar!
Part of Lee’s success stems from her genuine enjoyment of building a close rapport with her clients. Fully experienced and conversant with every aspect of the settlement process, Lee’s advice is often sought and thankfully easily obtained within our office.
A dedicated motor-sport fan and proud parent of Liam, Lee loves nothing more than relaxing on the couch watching the V8’s on the weekends. Lee’s other enjoyments are gardening, cooking and reading.
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!)
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.
Les has joined our company with a wealth of settlement experience, having started in the industry over 12 years ago as an outside clerk. Les’ confident approach and personable disposition has allowed him to build a great rapport with clients and colleagues alike.
In addition to being a particularly vocal Collingwood supporter; Les is an accomplished DJ in his spare time and spends most Friday nights mixing at gigs.
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 subdivisions. 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.
Licensed Conveyancing Manager
Maria commenced working in the settlement industry in 2000 as an outside clerk and has worked her way up to a Senior Conveyancer at VPS. Maria has also obtained her settlement agents licence and enjoys assisting clients throughout the settlement process as it’s not something they do every day! She enjoys hearing the client’s excitement when the phone call is made telling them “congratulations settlement has taken place!”
Maria is a big fan of the Geelong Cats and tries to get over to Melbourne to see a game at the MCG. She also enjoys spending time on the weekend with her friends, going to the beach and spending time with her Labrador, who is a big puppy at heart
Michelle Taylor has worked in the settlement industry for both Settlement Agents and Solicitors for her entire career.
Michelle commenced with VPS three days a week as a conveyancing administrator in April 2013. Outside of the office Michelle enjoys sewing and numerous outdoor activities including camping, caravanning, bird watching, walking and fishing.
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!
Rianna commenced in the Conveyancing industry in 2000 and has worked her way through all facets of Conveyancing coupled with studies in accounting practices to achieve her appointment as joint Group General Manager with Vicki Philipoff Settlements.
Rianna strives for precision in all her work whilst ensuring the individual client’s needs are met, always keeping in mind each settlement is unique in its own right and client satisfaction is paramount at all times.
Rianna’s favourite activities are summer BBQ’s at the beach or relaxing at home with a glass of wine and a good book.
Stella graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Law and a Master’s Degree of Maritime law. After working in the conveyancing industry, she feels that it is more like her thing because she loves houses much more than ships! To Stella, conveyancing is very challenging and exciting. The most attractive part about it is actually the pressures. She likes to help her clients to deal with problems and difficulties. She also believes one can always learn things from the others.
Apart from work, Stella enjoys spending time with her family and friends going to the beach, BBQ in the park and traveling around the world. She loves watching US TV series and her favorite is “Two and a half Men”. She is so crazy about it, she even named her son Charlie!
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.
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!