PPA Team

Our Team

Property Planning Australia has a national team of dedicated professionals in investment and home loan, property and financial planning advice supported by our client service experts. The team is a passionate and united group that strive to lead the industry in providing advice that is in your best interests supported by a client services department where ‘anything is possible'.

Internally PPA has a vibrant, progressive and enthusiastic culture which revolves around self-improvement. The team is encouraged to take on activities outside of the office environment with the company supporting all staff with health and recreation activities. The team also each receive an extra day's leave to celebrate their birthday each year. We all need some time out to enjoy life.

Our desire to help our customers is built around a selfless focus to assist people to achieve their lifestyle goals. Our team will do anything we can to make sure your ongoing experience and relationship with Property Planning Australia is such a positive experience that you will want to share it with others.

Ultimately our company exists to help people live a better life.

Our Directors

David Johnston is Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, co-author of Property for life (Wrightbooks, 2008) and a widely published media commentator.

With more than 15 years experience in the financial services industry, David is passionate about educating others to make informed, and ultimately, more lucrative property investment decisions.

After starting his career at a major bank, David's next step was entering the fledgling mortgage broking industry in 1999. He established and grew the highly successful mortgage advisory arm of an insurance company before founding Property Planning Australia in 2004.

Over the past decade, Property Planning Australia's operations have expanded throughout Victorian, NSW and South Australia and gained a strong client base of first homebuyers, investors, upgraders and those transitioning into retirement.

The business has earned acclaim and national industry awards for its unique fusion of property education and strategic financing solutions.

The company also runs the only university-accredited property education course in Australia and consistently attracts high enrolment figures.

What distinguishes the Property Planning Australia business – and its courses - is that all advice and information is genuinely independent, with no fees or commissions accepted from third parties for selling property.

David is a regular contributor to The Age, Australia Property Investor, Your Mortgage Magazine and various social media outlets.


James McFall - Founding Director of Yield Financial Planning, James has dedicated his career to Financial Planning.

A former owner and director of Property Planning Australia between 2007 – 2015 and of The Property School, between 2008 – 2015, James has accumulated considerable property knowledge. Knowledge that makes Yield Financial Planning recognised experts at incorporating property into our client's financial plans.

James commenced his career in Financial Planning in 1999, working for a boutique Accounting and Financial Planning firm in Sydney's inner west. In 2003 he helped establish and successfully grow the Financial Planning arm of a Victorian based Insurance broker, before founding Fusion Wealth Management (now Yield Financial Planning) in 2006.

A strong believer that great advice is underpinned by education, James holds a Master of Commerce (Financial Planning) through the University of Western Sydney, a Diploma of Financial Advising through Securities Institute and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Having appeared regularly in the media, James is also an active investor in his own right and has alot of personal experience investing in shares and property.

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