Hunter Financial Planning (HFP) commenced in 2003 and its principal adviser from the start has been Philip Smith. The firm had various advisers and administration staff as it grew rapidly during those early years.

Brian Kennaugh joined as a senior adviser and CEO in 2009 and has worked with Philip to consolidate the business and its service offerings to the people of the Hunter.

Brian and Philip are the sole directors of the firm. There are 4 advisers with 7 support staff including para-planners and client support and implementation specialists. According to Financial Planning Benchmarking reports HFP is amongst the top 10% of planning firms in Australia. They have also been a finalist in the Hunter Business Chambers Awards for Professional Excellence and continue to serve a growing client base across NSW.