About Us

At Future Directions Financial Services we have been assisting clients for over 35 years by providing Professional Service and Quality advice to help people protect their valuable assets. We provide General Insurance advice and our competent and friendly staff have in excess of 45 years of experience ensuring that the advice you get is precise and specific to your situation. Our office is in close proximity to the Maryborough CBD with ample parking and a relaxed Business approach to make your experience more enjoyable.

“We pride ourselves on providing Quality Advice and Professional Service to all our clients” is the motto under which Russell operates the business.




Russell Stitt
Principal & General Insurance Manager
Russell has been dedicated to helping his many clients protect their valuable assets since 1980.

Russell commenced his career in the financial services industry being employed by the ANZ Bank for seven years before joining AMP as an adviser in 1980. Russell has over 35 years of experience, in the Insurance industry, having attained an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services whilst building a successful business. He has specialised in Financial Planning/Retirement Planning but has always maintained the necessary Accreditations and Knowledge of General Insurance and has continued to provide advice in this area as well. Russell has recently decided to concentrate fully on General Insurance only and has recently undertaken additional studies to be eligible to be an adviser for Resilium Insurance Brokerage. This will further enhance the quality of our Insurance offerings to clients. Russell still enjoys the Financial Services business and has made many friends and acquaintances over the years and thoroughly enjoys the contact with the clients both new and old.

He has been in the area for almost 40 years and raised two daughters in Maryborough and believes the lifestyle and stability of the town is a key factor in the success of the business. Over the years Russell has been an avid sportsperson participating in Basketball, Cricket and Hockey at differing levels. These days he tries to enjoy more travel time, relaxation and time out.

Russell is an authorised representative across our full range of General Insurance products.



Nicole Stonier
Insurance Sales Manager

Nicole is our enthusiastic sales manager who is determined to meet your general insurance needs.

Nicole commenced her career 10 years ago in Australia’s largest Agricultural Company while learning several divisions including  administration & collections, merchandise, livestock, finance & insurance. From this- she found her passion: General Insurance.  In moving to Maryborough with her husband in 2011 she joined our team and now is our key Insurance Sales Manager, along with our office marketing and new systems and processes.  Nicole’s bubbly, energetic and quirky personality does not get in the way of her vast skills and knowledge which empowers her to specialise in all forms of general insurance and to provide her clients accurate advice to meet their needs.     Nicole’s interests include helping her husband work the farm, family & friends, watching movies, singing, drumming & personal fitness.  Nicole’s Future aspirations are to one day purchase & direct a General Insurance Practice, buy a large rural-property in the Fraser Coast area and to start a family with her husband.

Nicole is an authorised representative across our full range of General Insurance products.

Important Information
Russell Stitt t/as Future Directions Financial Services ABN: 73 238 430 473 is an authorised representative of:
Resilium Pty Ltd, ABN 40 098 080 810, AFS Licence No. 232703
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, ABN 15 000 122 850, AFS License No. 234708

FDFS Insurance Services Pty Ltd is an Authorised Representative of: Resilium Insurance Broking Pty Ltd ABN 92 169 975 973  AFSL No:  460382

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