Mal Dobson & Associates has a dedicated team of five financial planners, who work together to ensure clients are afforded the best expertise. Our planners are supported by administration staff with many years’ experience in the banking and financial services profession.
AdvDipFP, FPA (Fellow), AFP®
Managing Director & Financial Planner
Mal is an Authorised Representative of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd. The Managing Director of Mal Dobson & Associates, Mal commenced working in the Financial Services industry in 1967 with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has completed an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and is an AFP member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
In 2010 Mal was recognised for his dedication to enriching the financial planning industry by being awarded Fellow membership of the FPA. A Fellow of the FPA is an outstanding practitioner who has made a selfless contribution to the profession and provides exemplary leadership to their peers. For over thirty years, Mal was actively involved in Australian Rules Football, earning life membership of the East Fremantle Football Club. His involvement included footballer, club director and junior football coach. Mal is a life member of the Jandakot Volunteer Bushfire Brigade and was a volunteer Committee Member for over 10 years with the Department of Parks & Wildlife Jandakot Regional Park Committee.
JP, MBA, B.Bus(FP), AdvDipFS(FP), FChFP, AFP®, GAICD, SSATM
Director & Financial Planner
Steve is an Authorised Representative of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd, commencing with the practice in 1999. Steve holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning), Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation) and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).
Concurrent to the early development of Steve’s career as a financial planner, he was a Police Officer in uniform and detective positions with WA Police Force. This public sector background benefits our government employee clients, with understanding of government superannuation schemes, such as GESB. Steve was a national finalist in the 2016 Association of Financial Advisers Excellence in Education Award.
Steve is an experienced non-executive Director, currently serving on the board of multiple state government and not for profit organisations. These include Chairman of the Small Business Development Corporation of WA, Member of the Gaming and Wagering Commission of WA, ASIC Financial Adviser Consultative Panel Member and Trustee Director of the Association of Financial Advisers Investment Fund. Steve is a volunteer football coach and Vice President at Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club, Sponsorship Director at Willetton District Cricket Club and a Justice of the Peace.
Professional memberships include Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP) member of the Association of Financial Advisers, Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, AFP Member of the Financial Planning Association, and Specialist Adviser of the SMSF Association.
B.Com(Hons), Adv Dip FS(FP), CFP®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Professional
Alex is an Authorised Representative of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd and has been employed as a Financial Planner with Mal Dobson & Associates since 2006. Alex previously worked for the ANZ Bank, SIRCA and the University of Sydney.
He has completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance Broking). Alex is a CFP® member of Financial Planning Association of Australia
Matt is an Authorised Representative of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd, commencing with Mal Dobson & Associates in late 2005. Matt has a combined role where he also provides paraplanning support to our financial planners. Matt has completed a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance Broking) and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. Matt is an AFP member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
Damien is an Authorised Representative of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd, commencing with Mal Dobson & Associates in 2012. Damien also offers support to our financial planners. He has over six year’s retail management experience in the agriculture supply industry. Damien has completed an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning, and is a Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner member of the Association of Financial Advisers.
Dobson Financial Planning Pty Ltd ACN 096 843 293 as trustee for the Shirtfront Trust ABN 99 139 782 191, trading as Mal Dobson and Associates is an Authorised Representative of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd ABN 65 006 373 995 AFSL 230323