meet our team

Laurie Plooy

laurie plooy

Director and Broker

As director of Coffee Finance, Laurie loves to help people achieve their goals and dreams. Being a residential and commercial broker, drawing from a huge range of products and strategies to deliver great outcomes for first home buyers, developers and business owners, Laurie will do everything possible to ensure that your experience is second to none.

Jo Plooy

jo plooy

Office Manager

Jo is married to Laurie and looks after the workflow and operations of Coffee Finance. Having a career in admin, project management and finance broking, Jo makes sure that the process and procedures within the business are as efficient as possible to make sure the delivery of our service remains as smooth as possible.

Lesley Ware

lesley ware

Client Services Co-ordinator

Lesley puts a huge effort in to ensure that the loan process runs efficiently for you from options to settlement. Lesley joined Coffee Finance in 2015 with an impressive twenty-one year banking career with St George, and a further six years as a senior loans assessor with State Custodians. Lesley is always happy to help and has an amazing wealth of knowledge and experience with lending guidelines and process.

Paul Osborn

paul osborn

client support

As client support Paul manages the processing of loans from lodgement to settlement to ensure a swift and smooth approval and settlement. Paul joined Coffee Finance in 2009 after a significant history in banking, having been with the Commonwealth Bank for over 30 years. Paul's experience and understanding are exceptional and he is always happy to help you achieve your settlement.

Debbie Osborn

debbie osborn

Client Support

Debbie joined the Coffee Finance team in 2017 after a 30 year banking career with the Commonwealth Bank and St George in home loans and business banking. Deb loves helping home buyers and businesses alike and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.

Amelia Smith

amelia smith

Client Support

As client support Amelia manages the processing of loans from lodgement to settlement to ensure a swift and smooth approval and settlement. Amelia joined Coffee Finance in 2012 after working with a Newcastle brokerage.

Karel Plooy

karel plooy

office manager

As our admin support you will probably speak with Karel when you call our office. Karel joined coffee finance in 2009 and assists with file compliance, reception, and marketing. Karel is always happy to take your call. And yep, Karel is Laurie’s dad.

Laura Robertson

laura robertson

Marketing and Social Media

Laura looks after our social media, marketing and website. She has been working in the social media industry since 2016 and helps a number of local businesses with their online presence. With a knack for storytelling, Laura was natural addition to our team here at Coffee Finance.

Stephen Applebee

stephen applebee


Stephen is a commercial + residential broker and started in the finance industry in 1991. Stephen has a wealth of experience to draw from and loves to help new home buyers, investors and business owners all find answers to the diverse questions that are raised. A country boy at heart, Stephen has called the Hunter Valley home since 2003.