Meet our Team


Mark Dunsford 

Diploma of Financial Planning
Fellow of the AFA
CEO Dunsford Financial 
Founding Member of the LICG 
Specialist in Wealth Protection Strategies

Mark is a reputable leader in the industry, with over 35 years experience.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and specialises in wealth protection using insurance, superannuation and complex estate planning strategies to get clients the required results.

Mark also specialises in providing advice to legal firms around Australia with wealth protection strategies for their staff. This includes group salary continuance, group life, total and permanent disability, key person as well as share purchase strategies in conjunction with a legal team to write structured business and personal wills.

When he is not assisting his personal and business clients, you will find Mark enjoying his golf at The National Golf Club courses. Mark is also an avid boater and enjoys game fishing in particular chasing the mako sharks and boating up and down the east coast of Australia.

Mobile - 0412 339 985
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Gavan Taylor 

Diploma Financial Planning
Advanced Diploma Financial Planning
Accredited Self- Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Adviser

Gavan joined Dunsford Financial Planning in 2018 and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial planning profession, and is committed to ongoing education as the cornerstone to providing professional ethical advice in the best interests of clients. Gavan is passionate about helping clients achieve their financial goals to ensure they have the right funds, in the right hands at the right time.

Gavan is an AFP Member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and adheres to a Code of Professional Practice, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics.

Gavan is authorised by Synchron to offer financial product advice; and deal in a financial product by arranging for a financial product to be acquired, disposed of, or varied.

Gavan is authorised to provide advice on the following products:

  • Deposits and Payment Products Debentures, Stocks or Bonds issued by Government.

  • Life Products, including: Investment Life Insurance Products and Life Risk Insurance Products Interests in Managed Investment Schemes.

  • Retirement Savings Accounts, Superannuation and Retirement Income Streams.

  • Securities.

  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.  

 A keen golfer, Gavan can be found most weekends enjoying the courses down on the Mornington Peninusla.

Mobile - 0492 949 886
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Ian Finney  

Bachelor of Business Accounting
Diploma of Financial Planning
Senior Financial Planner 

Ian brings to the team here at Dunsford Financial more than 25 years experience in financial services.  He is a qualified accountant having completed his degree at Caulfield Institute of Technology and then commenced his career working for Chartered Accountants Price Waterhouse Coopers in audit and tax.  

Ian has spent the last 25 years in financial planning as a Senior Financial Planner and more recently as a Private Client Adviser with Ord Minnett and State Manager with The Trust Company (now Perpetual).   Ian has great empathy with his clients and has built strong long-term relationships. He is able to provide strategic advice around growing, managing and protecting client wealth.

Ian is married with 3 children and lives in Hawthorn. He spends most weekends driving / cheering the family to junior Basketball and football games as well as supporting his Hawks in the AFL.

Mobile - 0418 455 733
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Priy Wijesekera

Advanced Diploma Financial Services Planning
Diploma of Business Banking & Finance
Senior Financial Planner Member of FPA

Priy has been involved in the Financial Planning Industry since 2005.   
He holds an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services and has also completed studies in Business Banking and Finance.  

Priy is well placed with this extensive knowledge and experience to advise a wide range of clients on their financial needs. He provides comprehensive advice on areas including insurance, investment, super and retirement planning.

When he's not working with his clients you will find Priy enjoying quality time with his family, and being a devoted dad to his four girls, Eden, Avery, Kaya and Zara or out on the golf course.  Priy loves his sport and is also a passionate Hawks supporter.

Mobile - 0402 110 762
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Lauren Trueman

Diploma of Financial Planning
Financial Planner
Life Insurance Paraplanner

Lauren prepares the advice documents for Glyn Trueman. She is also responsible for liaising with clients, insurers and monitors all client applications through to completion as well as assisting in claims.  Lauren is also a qualified Financial Planner.

Away from work Lauren enjoys the gym, catching up with family/friends and summers at the beach. 

Silvia Sedlak

Life Insurance Paraplanner
Group Life Administrarion

Silvia previously worked for a Global company in the superannuation industry for 7 years.  Silvia prepares the advice documents for Mark Dunsford and co-ordination of all group plans.  She is also responsible for liasing with clients, insurers and monitors all client applications through to completion.

When she is not at work, Silvia is a busy mum of 2 children and enjoys family holidays and days spent at the beach.

Mobile - 0426 256 424
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Raidah Dunsford 

Marketing Co-ordinator

A history of working in Sales with the Austereo Group.  Raidah has enjoyed learning all about the Financial Planning world and is responsible for the Online, Social Presence and Brand of Dunsford Financial. 

A lover of all things outdoors, she can be found most weekends sea-side. 

Mobile - 0427 508 168
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Tahlia Hartskeerl

Office Manager
Life Insurance Administration 

As one of the newest faces at DFP, Tahlia finds herself managing the office with tasks as simple as ordering office supplies to co-ordinating our client events such as golf days, client dinners, conference events as well as client lunches.

Outside of work, Tahlia enjoys playing netball, catching up with family/friends, going to the beach and with 3 older brothers is a keen football follower barracking for the mighty Dees!

Mobile - 0419 773 193
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Paula L'Huillier

Wealth Administration 

Paula comes to Dunsford Financial with many years of Financial Planning and Fund Management Administration experience and knowledge, and she will be providing support to our Advisers Priy and Ian.  

She enjoys liaising with all clients to help with any issues and monitors all client applications and requests through to completion.

Away from work, Paula loves being outdoors and enjoys watching many different sporting codes, spending time with family, lazy days at the beach, and is looking forward to exploring
all that Melbourne and the Victoria region has to offer - not least the many restaurants and wineries.

Mobile - 0452 061 961
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Ramona Gardener

Life Insurance Administration 

Ramona has worked in the Insurance Industry in India, Dubai and Melbourne, having recently worked for Global Life Insurer in Melbourne for the last six years.  Ramona joined the Dunsford Team in August 2017, and is enjoying the challenges associated with the Life Insurance component of the business.

Ramona enjoys spending time reading, trying out new recipes, listening to music, dancing and attending concerts.

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