Director / Senior Adviser

Philip is a Financial Adviser with over thirteen years experience in the Financial Services industry dealing with a range of clients.

Before joining Hunter Financial Planning, Philip was employed by another Financial Planning firm for five years. He was also employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Taxation/Accounting Division. Philip has completed the Diploma of Financial Planning, obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is currently a top of the table member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

Philip is an Authorised Representative of Total Financial Solutions Australia Ltd. AFSL 224954

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  Philip T Smith  Authorised Representative

Philip T Smith
Authorised Representative


  Michael Blyton  Authorised Representative

Michael Blyton
Authorised Representative

SENIOR ADVISER

Michael joined Hunter Financial Planning in October 2009. In 2007, Michael graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Business. He has continued his studies since joining Hunter Financial Planning, by completing his Advanced Diploma of Financial Services.

Michael's role includes providing holistic advice to clients and supporting the Senior Advisers.

"I just love to get my head around different financial scenarios and come up with the best strategy. Seeing clients happy about the results, because you have exceeded their expectations, is the best part about my job."

Michael is an Authorised Representative of Total Financial Solutions Australia Ltd. AFSL 224954

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FINANCIAL ADVISER

Howard joined the team here at Hunter Financial Planning from the Newcastle Permanent in May 2014 and brings with him over 5 years experience in the Financial Services industry.

Originally from the UK, Howard worked as a Mortgage Consultant for Nationwide Building Society in London. Howard has a strong client focus and is looking forward to demonstrating this.

Outside of work, Howard is an avid rugby fan and plays rugby for the University of Newcastle.

“It’s great to work in such a team orientated, client focussed environment. I’m looking forward to turning this positive energy in to long lasting, honest and happy client relationships”

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  Howard Rodman   Authorised Representative

Howard Rodman
Authorised Representative


  Taylor Davies  Advice Delivery Leader  Authorised Representative

Taylor Davies
Advice Delivery Leader Authorised Representative

Taylor joined the Hunter Financial Planning team in February 2015 in the position of Trainee Paraplanner.

Taylor is now an Authorised Representative and Advice Delivery Team Leader.

Outside of work Taylor enjoys spending time with family and friends, keeping fit and living a happy, healthy life.

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  Josh Kozis  Paraplanner

Josh Kozis
Paraplanner

Josh joined Hunter Financial Planning in June 2017 as part of the strategy specialist team, after previously working in an operations management role for five years. 

Josh has completed his Diploma of financial planning and is excited to begin his advanced Diploma in September 2017 with the hopes to become a financial planner once his study is complete. 

Outside of work, Josh enjoys taking his dog for walks and spending time with his wife either through holiday adventures or renovating their home.


Natalie joined Hunter Financial Planning in June 2015, after previously working in the banking industry for two years. 

After completing her Bachelor of Business, Natalie decided to continue her tertiary studies with her Masters in Business Administration. 

Outside of work, Natalie is an enthusiastic runner who enjoys taking advantage of the scenic running trails Newcastle has to offer.

  Natalie Sharp  Operations Manager

Natalie Sharp
Operations Manager


Maddie joined the team at HFP in April 2016, coming from a local Community Preschool, where she taught for 10 years. Maddie has a bright and bubbly personality, she loves a challenge and is excited to be a part of our vibrant team.

Outside of HFP, Maddie loves to travel and has spent time living abroad in Canada. 

She has recently renovated her first home with her partner. Being a keen enthusiast of health and keeping fit, Maddie enjoys exercising and going on bike rides, as well as spending time with family and friends.

  Maddie McCloy   Reception

Maddie McCloy
Reception


Kristin joined Hunter Financial Planning team in August 2016 as our Receptionist. Kristin moved to Australia from the US a year ago where she previously worked in Human Resources for 3 years.

She has settled into living in Australia and really loves it here. She hopes to do more traveling and explore the country.

Outside of work Kristin enjoys finding new hiking trails and coffee shops on the weekends. She loves baking and balances that with a group training fitness class during the week.  Kristin loves people and she’s excited to be part of the team here at HFP.

  Kristin Camden  Advice Delivery Administrator

Kristin Camden
Advice Delivery Administrator