Meet the team


Hi, I’m Zuraida

Zuraida is the Principal Director at Zuraida Ariffin Wealth Creation. Zuraida trained to be scientist and holds a Bachelor of Science from Sussex University and  Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from the Australian National University and a short career at CSIRO.  Zuraida decided that she wanted to make a more direct impact on people’s lives by becoming a Financial Planner. She obtained a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University and she is a Certified Financial Planner, which is the highest qualification in Financial Planning.

She established Zuraida Ariffin Wealth Creation 11 years ago, which is listed in the top 10 financial planning practices in Canberra. Her practice has attracted the Value of Advice Award for NSW/ACT in 2007, the IFA Innovator of the Year and the IFA Overall Individual Excellence Awards in 2018. These awards recognise the outcomes achieved for her clients over a sustained period of time.


Hi, I’m Carolyn

Carolyn is the Client Service Manager.

Joining ZA Wealth Creation in 2017 she brings an extensive corporate background in Finance and Business Administration.  Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Management and an Associate Diploma in Accounting.

Carolyn manages the implementation of advice for our clients and works alongside Zuraida to deliver their Strategic Financial Plans.

Carolyn is in the office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.


Hi, I’m Sophia

Sophia is our Advice Co-ordinator.

She works alongside Zuraida assisting her with her day to day administrative duties as well as coordinating Progress Meetings. She also assists clients in ensuring that their strategic financial plans are being implemented and managed efficiently.

Sophia is completing her Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at ANU and brings a highly detailed and disciplined approach to her dealings with clients.

Sophia is in the office on Wednesday’s and Friday’s.