Meet Our Advice Team

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Brad Monk CFP

Senior Financial Adviser

AR Number 440870

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Brad, a certified financial planner with a 25-year plus career in financial services, co-founded the LifePath brand with colleague Trent Allen. With expertise in management and financial planning, Brad guides clients through the complexities of financial matters, adapting his advice as their situations evolve. Outside work, he is a dedicated family man, actively supporting his wife and four children in their various sports, dances, drama, and academic activities.

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Gerard Lillis CFP BBus(Acct)

Senior Financial Adviser

AR Number 440872

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Gerard’s background started in personal and commercial lending at domestic and foreign banks before he transitioned to wealth management in 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), Diploma of Financial Planning and he is a certified financial planner. Gerard guides clients in achieving financial stability across superannuation, retirement planning, wealth creation, investing, tax-effective strategies, insurance, and estate planning. Married to Tricia, they enjoy an active social life with family and friends, while planning their next travel adventure.

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Trent Allen CFP MAppFin BBus BIT

Senior Financial Adviser

AR Number 440876

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Trent, driven by a lifelong interest in finance, chose his career to help others improve their lives through smart financial decisions. Initially studying computer programming, he successfully transitioned to finance, earning degrees in Business and Applied Finance. As a certified financial planner, he specialises in wealth creation, retirement planning, insurance, and aged care. Trent appreciates family time at the beach or playing basketball with his wife and three children.

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Brenton Gluch AdvDFP BEd(SEC)

Financial Adviser

AR Number 409480

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Brenton, holding a Bachelor of Education and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services, transitioned from teaching to become a qualified financial planner in 2014 with LifePath Financial Planning. He specialises in helping clients achieve their financial goals through strategic planning and enjoys crafting handmade furniture as a hobby in his downtime.

James Larwill BBus AdvDFP

Financial Adviser

AR Number 1245948

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With over a decade of experience in accounting and finance, James, holding a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. He transitioned from tax accounting to financial planning in 2015 where he finds satisfaction in the problem-solving aspects of financial planning. He has a keen interest in crafting long-term comprehensive strategies. James enjoys basketball, spending time with his young family and is a Brisbane Broncos fanatic.

Phillip Brady

Phillip Brady CFP MAppFin

Senior Financial Adviser

AR Number 379644

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Phil, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) with a Masters in Applied Finance and a Diploma in Financial Planning, has a keen understanding of industry structures and mechanisms, as well as navigating diverse roles in the financial services industry.  From owning his own practice to directing a mid-tier accounting firm, to serving as the State Manager for a boutique wealth management business, Phil’s focus is on high-level investments with a needs-based approach to strategic financial planning as a basis for constructing tailored investment portfolios. Phil, happily married to Maria, is a dedicated professional balancing his career with family life.

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Rob Creaton BComm DFP

Financial Adviser

AR Number 1253594

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With extensive experience in the financial planning industry, Rob holds a Diploma of Financial Planning and a Bachelor of Commerce. Rob is dedicated to developing tailored financial plans to achieve his client’s specific goals. Whether in-person or over the phone, he collaborates closely with clients to address their financial challenges and guide them towards smart decisions for financial security. Outside of work, Rob enjoys spending time with his partner, Candace, and their dog Spot, and is a passionate golfer often found on the course during weekends.

Craig Behrendorff Senior Client Service Manager

Craig Behrendorff MFinPlan BComm AdvDFP

Financial Adviser

AR Number 1293539

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Craig, with a Master of Financial Planning, has extensive experience in the financial services industry and holds bachelor degrees in Economics and Finance. He excels in addressing both simple and complex financial situations, focusing on delivering impactful financial strategies to help clients achieve their ideal future. In his leisure time, Craig, a family man, enjoys cycling several times a week and beach outings with his wife and three children.

Tim Fanning BCom GradDFP  

Financial Adviser

AR Number 1000053

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Tim, a Bachelor of Commerce graduate with ongoing studies in Financial Planning, is passionate about helping clients achieve their financial goals regardless of their life stage. Tim aims to create a positive experience for every person he meets, ensuring they leave with confidence and clarity regarding their financial matters. Outside of work, Tim enjoys spending time with his partner Issy and their puppy, Alfie, engaging in activities like playing golf and watching sports, particularly cheering for his favourite team, the North Queensland Cowboys.

Abby Bowles

Associate

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Abby has been a member of the LifePath Financial Planning team since March 2022. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice and plans to pursue a Postgraduate Law degree.  Abby aspires to become a Financial Adviser and Estate Planning Lawyer, enjoying the collaborative process of helping clients achieve their financial freedom. Outside work, Abby values time with friends and frequently visits her family, especially her two nephews, in Far North Queensland.

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Chris Reardon BCom Acc FinP

Associate

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Chris recently joined LifePath Financial Planning through the Thompson Partners merger. He brings over 2 years of industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Financial Planning. Currently completing his Professional Year, he aims to become an adviser in 2024, emphasising a personalised approach to each client’s financial journey by understanding their unique needs and aspirations. Outside of work, Chris enjoys renovating his old Queenslander with his partner Roisin.