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.

Partners

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

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).

James has a wealth of experience and knowledge in Property and Share markets. This has been fostered and developed from directorships in Property Planning Australia and The Property School, as well as personal investment and studies in the Share market.

James regularly advises clients on whether Self-Managed Super is appropriate for their needs and along with the team at Yield, has developed clear and focused investment strategies that meet the income needs of people in or nearing retirement.

As a business owner, James is passionate about assisting other business owners achieve success, both in maximising their business value and protecting their business from unforeseen events. In this way we have helped several clients incorporate their business into their financial plans in a meaningful way.

With over 15 years advising clients on their Financial Plans, James identifies his success with his client's success and is completely invested in Yields corporate vision, to deliver an unrivalled client experience.

A regular media commentator, James is an active investor in his own right and follows the same principles he advises his clients on.

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