Anita Butcher

Client Associate

Education and accreditations
- Diploma of Financial Planning

Employed at Calder Wealth Management since
- 22nd February 2021

Anita Butcher

about me

I was born and bred in the South East of South Australia. Moving to the city to start a new life on my own at 17, I grew up very quickly. I took every opportunity to head back home to see my family. Maths was my best subject at school, hence I have always worked with numbers and in financial positions. So it was a given that I would end up working in the finance industry, and have been now for 21 years - suits me to a tee. I spend a lot of time volunteering at my local sporting clubs, and have been honored with Life Membership at my local netball club after 16 continuous years of service. I have also held the Treasurer’s position at my local tennis club for the past 6 years. I have a passion for travelling, and I have been fortunate enough to travel abroad several times, with each trip being longer than the last. It amazes me how different people and countries can be from each other, the world is an amazing place.

How should people think about their wealth?
The same way I do... save for tomorrow but live for today. Life is too short.

What would you be doing if you weren’t working in Wealth Management?
My ideal job, if I could afford it, would be helping the homeless on the streets of Adelaide. I would love to have enough money to afford accommodation for them all. The thought of them on the streets in the cold of night, wet and hungry sickens me... come on first division in X-Lotto!

What do you love to do outside of work?
Entertaining and socialising. I love nothing more than sharing a great bottle of red wine or aged Riesling with friends accompanied by a generous cheese platter.

What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?
Raising my daughters into beautiful young ladies, and conquering the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland in 2019 - not bad for someone who has a fear of heights and water.

What Is the most influential book you’ve read?
Probably the first book I can remember reading is ‘I CAN JUMP PUDDLES’ by Alan Marshall, an inspirational story of a young boy’s determination to cope with polio.

What's the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Don’t do to others that you wouldn’t like done to yourself. I have given this same piece of advice to my daughters.