About Geographe Financial Group

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Our business was established originally in 1976 by Bill O’Byrne. The business has evolved over time with Craig Gibson joining in 1986 and subsequently the formation of Geographe Financial Group.

Alex Eades, Justin Chandler, Anton Mann, Brent O’Byrne and Leanne Douglas all complement our advice team. We all harbour a range of Financial planning expertise and a wealth of knowledge to provide strategies in line with our client’s needs. Combined we have over 100 years’ experience.

In July 2014 Geographe Financial Group acquired a successful Bunbury based business, South West Financial Management, which continues our growth and vision to be the leading provider of quality financial advice in the South West of WA.

Our knowledgeable, friendly support staff are here to help with your queries and provide the structural platform of our successful organisation.

Our Team

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Bill O'Byrne

Director

I am a Director of Geographe Financial Group with over 40 years of experience in the financial planning industry. I enjoy working closely with my clients helping them through all stages of their financial lives. In March 2015 I had the honour of receiving the Gerald Lippman Award. This award considers the contribution the adviser has made to the financial planning profession, their involvement within their community, the support they offer their colleagues and the quality of their practice. The Trophy was presented to me by Kevin Stone managing Director of Charter Financial Planning.

Craig Gibson

Director

I have been working in the financial planning industry since 1986, advising clients for 30 years, on a vast array of financial planning and risk protection strategies. I am a joint Director of Geographe Financial Group and passionate about working with people who have a dream for a better and richer life.

I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the business overall and believe that the advice relationship brings greater certainty to our clients financial lives and the best possible chance of achieving the financial outcomes important to them.

I am married with 2 children and enjoy being an active member of our local community.

Alex Eades

I have been advising clients with Geographe Financial Group since 2001 after 4 years gaining experience in the General Insurance industry. I have completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Services and plan to continue furthering my qualifications. I can honestly say I enjoy coming to work each day with our great support staff and an experienced team of advisers, assisting me to help our clients in all stages of life.

I am also involved with the Cancer Council doing pro bono financial planning work, which I have become very passionate about. I love my cricket and AFL and are keenly involved in these junior associations in Busselton. When not playing or watching sport I like to make the most of our beautiful beaches and amazing Southwest area with family and friends

Justin Chandler

I am an Authorised Representative of Charter Financial Planning and have been working with Geographe Financial Group as a Financial Planner since July 2010. I work closely with four other advisers within this long established practice who have over 100 years’ experience, and are supported by excellent support staff.I have completed my Advanced Diploma of Financial Services.

My Beautiful wife and I along with our three children moved to Busselton from Cowaramup and have resided in the Busselton/Margaret River Region since 2002 enjoying the lifestyle the Margaret River region has to offer. I am a keen sportsman, currently playing tennis and participating in events such as fun runs and adventure races.

 

Anton Mann

I am an Authorised Representative of Charter Financial Planning and have been working with Geographe Financial Group as a Financial Advisor since 2010. I have lived in the Busselton area for over 20 years and have a young family attending High school in Busselton. I love the Southwest lifestyle and have interests in boating, fishing, diving, camping, kid’s sports, football, and sailing and am a member of a local community service club.

I enjoy the relationship with my clients and especially enjoy advising & assisting in achieving their goals. I work closely with a team of advisors with over 100 years of experience between them, along with excellent support staff, to assist in providing to you, quality advice tailored to meet your specific needs and objectives

Brent O'Byrne

I am an authorised representative of Charter Financial Planning and joined Geographe Financial Group as a financial planner in 2016. Having grown up in Busselton I have recently returned from Perth after 20 years with my lovely wife and two young boys. I love the southwest lifestyle and I am excited my children will also get to share this experience.

I always felt great satisfaction in helping people achieve good results in my 15 years as a physiotherapist and I look forward to my next chapter in building great client relationships and outcomes with the help of the fantastic support staff at Geographe Financial Group. I work closely alongside the five other advisors in a well-established practice with over 100 years of combined experience in providing quality tailored financial advice. I am also passionate about sport, the AFL and keeping fit in the beautiful surrounds of Geographe Bay

Leanne Douglas

I have been working in the financial planning industry for over 12 years. Commencing in 2004 at Geographe Financial Group, firstly in administration and then progressing through paraplanning to Advising. Over the years, I have, established excellent client relationships, developed high levels of technical and strategic experience and gained knowledge and qualifications that have enabled me to become an Authorised Representative of Charter Financial Planning.

I enjoy creating long-term relationship with my clients, this enables me to understand you, and your financial ambitions and personal goals. My goal is to ensure you reach your goals, by focusing on holistic advice, using a broad range of financial strategies that empowers you to make smart, informed decisions. Thus allowing you to build, protect and manage your assets while ensuring you remain on-track to achieving your personal and financial goals. I am here to help you achieve the best outcome for your future.

I bring innovative ideas, technical skills and strategic knowledge to our highly experienced Advisory Team.

I live in Busselton with my Husband and two children, who are extremely important to me. So I understand the complex nature of establishing financial security in an ever-changing world.

Administration & Adviser Support Team

BUSSELTON OFFICE

Glenis Tate

Office Manager & Client Services Manager

Leanne Douglas

Senior Paraplanner

Leah Sakharova

Administration / Paraplanner

Annette Gibson

Administration

Malia Stokman

Reception / Administration

Janine Fish

Administration

Dianne Sidebottom

Reception / Administration

BUNBURY OFFICE

Amelia Black

Administration Manager / Paraplanner

Keeara King

Reception / Administration

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