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Financial Advisers

James Mahony
Director
James Mahony
Director
Authorised Representative of AMP
James Mahony
James is a tax partner who became a financial planning authorised representative in 2008. Through continued professional development he is qualified to provide advice in the areas of estate planning, aged care, retirement planning, superannuation, direct equities, managed funds and centrelink issues. Looking to provide personalised and dynamic financial planning strategies, James is committed to guiding his clients in their life journey to ongoing wealth and prosperity.
John Brereton
Director
John Brereton
Director
Authorised Representative of AMP
John Brereton

John joined MBO in 2001 as a financial planner after several years in the banking sector, going on to become a partner in 2003 and is one of 14 founding partners of McLaren Hunt.  Johns vast experience and approachable nature leads to his clients receiving excellent advice, communicated very simply and clearly.  John enjoys helping his clients make the most of the financial resources at their disposal to achieve their goals, he specialises is Retirement Planning and Self Managed Superannuation Funds: from their establishment through to investment and complex strategy advice.

Brad Chiller
Director
Brad Chiller
Director
Authorised Representative of AMP
Brad Chiller

Brad was born and raised in Warrnambool. After completing his secondary studies at St. Kevin's College, he spent 8 years studying in the United States of America (courtesy of a tennis scholarship) and travelling the Tennis Circuit. Upon returning from the U.S in late 2002, Brad completed a Diploma of Financial Planning and began working in the Family Financial Planning business with Kevin shortly thereafter.

Brad specialises in Corporate and Retail Superannuation advice, Personal Risk Insurance, Transition to retirement strategies and Retirement Planning.

Grant McCarthy
Director
Grant McCarthy
Director
Authorised Representative of AMP
Grant McCarthy
Grant joined McLaren Hunt Financial Planning in 2011 and has been working in the financial planning industry since 2007. Grant is qualified to offer advice in Managed Investments, Superannuation, Personal Insurance, Shares, Margin Lending, Centrelink and Self-Managed Super Funds. In particular he has a strong understanding of Personal Insurance needs and strategies. Grant enjoys the challenge of providing easy to understand strategic advice and is committed to seeing his clients grow and protect their wealth. Grant is an Associate Financial Planner AFP® and a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
Mitch Crute
Planner
Mitch Crute
Planner
Authorised Representative of AMP
Mitch Crute

Mitch jointed the McLaren Hunt Financial Planning team in July 2017 after completing an Advance Diploma of Financial Planning. Mitch is qualified to provide advice in Managed Investments, Superannuation, Personal Insurance, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Debt Management and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Mitch is passionate about formulating and implementing practical and meaningful strategies that assist in growing and protecting his client's wealth. 

Tom Bowman
Planner
Tom Bowman
Planner
Authorised Representative of AMP
Tom Bowman
Tom joined the McLaren Hunt Financial Planning team in 2013 after completing his studies at Deakin University in Warrnambool. Tom works in the Investment Services division and assists clients with managing their share portfolio, life insurance and implementing investment strategies.

Client Relationship Managers

Angela Sedgley
Client Relationship Manager
Angela Sedgley
Client Relationship Manager
Angela Sedgley

Angela joined MBO in 2007 and manages our Financial Planning division. Prior to joining MBO Angela worked extensively within the local Banking and Insurance sectors.

Angela provides unlimited support to our Financial Planners and clients alike.

Anna Hodges
Client Relationship Manager
Anna Hodges
Client Relationship Manager
Anna Hodges

Anna joined MBO Chiller Financial Planning in August 2013 and is the first point of contact for clients for all non-advice related matters, she also assists in the construction, preparation and implementation of advice documents.

 

Anna studied at Deakin University Warrnambool before joining a local business in the finance industry where she worked for 15 years in various roles including managing clients investments and loans, extensive client interaction and payroll.

Chae Douglas
Client Relationship Manager
Chae Douglas
Client Relationship Manager
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Financial Planning)
Chae Douglas

Chae began her internship with MBO in June 2015 while completing her Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin Uni in Warrnambool, majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning. Chae is now a Full Time member of the team at McLaren Hunt Financial Planning in our Financial Planning department.

Julie Bushell
Client Relationship Manager
Julie Bushell
Client Relationship Manager
Julie Bushell

Julie commenced with McLaren Hunt in September 2017 working part time in our financial planning division.

Julie bring with her over 25 years of experience within the banking sector, and has a high focus on customer service.

Kymberly McDiven
Client Relationship Manager
Kymberly McDiven
Client Relationship Manager
Kymberly McDiven
Kymberly joined McLaren Hunt in 2018 and client relationship management to both our Financial Planners and clients alike.
Mikayla Lane
Client Relationship Manager
Mikayla Lane
Client Relationship Manager
Mikayla Lane
Mikayla joined McLaren Hunt in 2018 and client relationship management to both our Financial Planners and clients alike.
Ros Doman
Client Relationship Manager
Ros Doman
Client Relationship Manager
Ros Doman

Ros joined MBO as our Receptionist in June 2015. Ros has worked previously in customer service positions in the financial and construction industries. Ros also assists the Financial team with administration duties.

 

Retirement Planning

Personal Insurance

Superannuation

Estate Planning

Wealth Accumulation

Centrelink

Aged Care