Director / CEO
Brian Kennaugh joined Hunter Financial Planning in July 2009 as CEO. Brian commenced his financial planning career in 1983 and after various senior management roles in a number of industries is delighted to bring all that experience to HFP. Brian holds a Bachelor of Business which he completed at the University of Newcastle.
Up until January 2016 Brian was a Pro Chancellor and a member of the Council of the University of Newcastle. He was also the President of the Executive Committee of the Alumni for the University of Newcastle for 4 years and is well known across the city's business community. Brian is currently a Top of the Table Member of the Million Dollar Round Table and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“What a privilege to be working with a young vibrant team committed to serving the community. I’m delighted to be in a position of positive influence for both our clients and our staff.”
Brian is an Authorised Representative of Total Financial Solutions Australia Ltd. AFSL No. 224954.
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
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
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.