James McFarland

Principal, Director of Insurance & Benefit3

"Your insurance portfolio is the foundation to your financial health; it’s your plan B. My sole focus is to make sure you have the cover you need, to protect the people you love and make claims as easy as possible during an already difficult time."

James is a leading life insurance subject matter expert who specialises in the protection needs of executives and SME business owners. He has a passion for the insurance industry and the great things it does in protecting families. James has a deep knowledge of insurance contracts, with a key focus on client advocacy, particularly at claims time.

James’ passion for insurance and the broader financial wellbeing of his clients has led him to pioneer Stanford Brown’s Benefit3 division. Benefit3 is an end-to-end employee benefits and wellbeing consultancy developed for forward thinking companies wanting to do right by their employees and stand out against their peers.

Areas of expertise

  • Executives and SME Life Insurance
  • Buy Sell & Shareholder insurances
  • Employee Wellbeing and Benefits advice

James McFarland loves

  • My partners in crime…. my wife Jolene and our two crazy kids…they make it all worthwhile.
  • That feeling you get, knowing that you play a critical part in securing the wellbeing of families when a claim is paid.
  • Getting back to nature, a bushwalk with the family, a weekend at the beach or a day in the veggie garden.

Qualifications

  • Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner
  • Adv Dip Financial Services

Membership & associations

  • Practitioner Member – Association of Financial Advisers

Areas of expertise

  • Executives and SME Life Insurance
  • Buy Sell & Shareholder insurances
  • Employee Wellbeing and Benefits advice

Qualifications

  • Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner
  • Adv Dip Financial Services

Membership & associations

  • Practitioner Member – Association of Financial Advisers

James McFarland loves

  • My partners in crime…. my wife Jolene and our two crazy kids…they make it all worthwhile.
  • That feeling you get, knowing that you play a critical part in securing the wellbeing of families when a claim is paid.
  • Getting back to nature, a bushwalk with the family, a weekend at the beach or a day in the veggie garden.

"James has been providing my family and I personal Insurance advice and support for a number of years now. James's advice has always been spot on for my needs, and the service he and his team at Stanford Brown have provided at every step in the process- from advice, to implementation and through the claims process- has been exceptional. I feel very confident James puts my interests and wellbeing first, and would highly recommend him to others looking for Insurance."

— Barnaby Pierce