John Fairlie

CFP®

Chairman

  • Is a member of the Financial Planning association of Australia

John founded GDA when he acquired Geoff Doolan & Associates in 2000 and has overseen the development of the group to that which exists today. He has been in the financial services industry since 1987 working with both large institutions and small boutiques and has almost 40 year’s experience in business management.

John M. Di Monda

BCom, CPA, ATI, DipFS (FP)

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Commercial Investment Property Specialist

  • Is a member of the Australian Property Institute, CPA Australia and The Tax Institute.

John joined GDA in 2011 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the GDA Group. His background includes banking, public practice and commercial accounting, tax, funds management and regulatory compliance. He is a qualified accountant and commercial property investment expert.

Michael Driessen

CFP®

Director – Financial Planning 

Senior Financial Planner

  • Is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia and the SMSF Association.

Michael joined GDA in 2007 and provides holistic and individualised financial advice to professionals, self-funded retirees and small business owners. He is a key member of our Hobart financial planning team and also provides financial advice in Melbourne. He has a broad range of skills for delivering advice that is tailored to your needs and focused on your best interests. It is this strategic approach combined with a knowledge of investments, superannuation, retirement strategies, debt management, family wealth protection and self-managed superannuation funds that make him a trusted adviser.

Geoff Harper

CPA, BBus (Acctg)

Director – Accounting & Advisory

Business Adviser and Personal Tax Accountant

  • Is a member of CPA Australia.

Geoff joined GDA in 2013 and is a very experienced accountant having provided strategic advice and traditional accounting and taxation services to assist individuals and businesses achieve their goals for over 43 years. Geoff is a key member of our business advice team and personal taxation team. He has also provided a wide range of services to a large number of not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies. He is a CPA Australia member holding a Public Practice Certificate, a registered tax agent and a licenced company auditor.

Sam Naragala

BAcc, AdvDipBusMgt, ATI

Accountant 

Business Adviser and Personal Tax Accountant

  • Is an Associate of the Tax Institute and an Associate member of CPA Australia.

Sam is an experienced public practicing Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the Australian Accounting and Finance industry. He comes with a banking background and has a Bachelor of Accounting completed at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2014. He joined GDA in 2018 and is a key member of our business advice and personal taxation team. He absolutely loves the variety that his role brings. Sam is an energetic, passionate and driven individual who delivers great client satisfaction.

Warren Burt

CFP® CPA

Senior Financial Planner

  • Is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and CPA Australia.

Warren has practiced as a financial planner since 1991 and worked in the finance industry since 1982. He utilises his extensive experience and financial knowledge to help smart people make intelligent decisions about their money, so they can achieve and do the things that are important to them.  He provides strategic personal financial advice to employees, professionals or business owners who are seeking to accumulate wealth, to protect their wealth and enjoy their retirement.

Byron Arnold

CFP®

Senior Financial Planner

  • Is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Byron believes that “life is for living”, and that people who have a clearer direction in life, make financial decisions that reflect their personal values and objectives. This helps to align their “financial” and “lifestyle” decision making. Byron works co-operatively with clients in all areas of cash flow, investments, insurance, retirement and estate planning to help them create financially sustainable lifestyles for themselves and their family.