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Leadership Team

Tower 3, Level 6, Darling Park, 201 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: 1300 99 22 08 

Paul Freeman

Paul Freeman

Position: Chief Executive Officer, Avant Finance
Email: paul.freeman@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208
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Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

Position: Chief Growth Officer, Avant Finance
Email: jeff.miller@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208
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Dean Alter

Dean Alter

Position: Chief Operating Officer, Avant Finance
Email: dean.alter@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208
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Catherine Suomalainen

Catherine Suomalainen

Position: Head of Product & Strategy, Avant Finance
Email: catherine.suomalainen@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208
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Laura Jonsson

Laura Jonsson

Position: Head of Marketing, Avant Finance
Email: laura.jonsson@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208

Penny McGregor

Penny McGregor

Position: Head of Operations, Avant Finance
Email: penny.mcgregor@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208

Rowan Harry

Rowan Harry

Position: Treasurer, Avant Mutual
Email: rowan.harry@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208

Dianne Stewart

Dianne Stewart

Position: Head of VIC, Avant Finance
Email: dianne.stewart@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0418 548 978
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For more than 30 years, Dianne has been providing medical professionals with tailored financial support. Prior to becoming one of Kooyong Group’s (now known as Avant Finance) founding partners, Dianne held senior leadership roles at BOQ Specialist and spent 15 years running her own business, where she provided financial advice to medical clientele and built her understanding of their unique financial lifecycles.


Jacqui Lombard

Jacqui Lombard

Position: Head of NSW/ACT, Avant Finance
Email: jacqui.lombard@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208
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Jacqueline Lombard is a credit representative (416485) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Jacqui Lombard is a natural leader, and after more than 20 years in finance, her desire to help others continues to drive her work each day. As a founding partner and former director of Kooyong Group (now known as Avant Finance), she is focused on empowering her staff and treating them like family, an ethos that flows through to our clients. From her time in sales and advisory, Jacqui is also experienced in a range of banking areas, including residential mortgages, cash deposits, business banking, transactional and credit cards, personal insurance, forex, fiduciary and investments.

Alan Coughlan

Alan Coughlan

Position: Head of QLD - Residential, Avant Finance
Email: alan.coughlan@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0424 150 124
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Alan Coughlan started his career in banking and finance as a teller in regional Victoria more than three decades ago. Since then, he has specialised in medical finance, working at the likes of Investec, BOQ Specialist and now Avant Finance. This experience means he understands the world doctors live in and the need for him to be always accessible. He is experienced in both residential and commercial lending. 

Jeremy Stagg

Jeremy Stagg

Position: Head of SA, Avant Finance
Email: jeremy.stagg@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0427 917 057
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Jeremy Stagg is a credit representative (526269) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Jeremy has worked in the finance industry for 25 years, 15 of which he has solely specialized in medical/health lending. He has helped Health Practitioners with finance for hundreds of practice fit-outs, practice purchases, practice property acquisitions, additions, and expansions in his career. Jeremy was awarded Avant Finance’s FY23 Commercial and Asset Finance Writer and FY23 Referral Champion of the Year.

Paul Nadge

Paul Nadge

Position: Head of Channel Management (Broker), Avant Finance
Email: paul.nadge@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208

NSW/ACT State Office

Tower 3, Level 6, Darling Park, 201 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: 1300 99 22 08 


Jacqui Lombard

Jacqui Lombard

Position: Head of NSW/ACT, Avant Finance
Email: jacqui.lombard@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 1300 992 208
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Jacqueline Lombard is a credit representative (416485) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Jacqui Lombard is a natural leader, and after more than 20 years in finance, her desire to help others continues to drive her work each day. As a founding partner and former director of Kooyong Group (now known as Avant Finance), she is focused on empowering her staff and treating them like family, an ethos that flows through to our clients. From her time in sales and advisory, Jacqui is also experienced in a range of banking areas, including residential mortgages, cash deposits, business banking, transactional and credit cards, personal insurance, forex, fiduciary and investments.


Jesse Canon

Jesse Canon

Position: Relationship Director
Email: jesse.canon@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0459 385 601
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Jesse Canon is a credit representative (477998) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Jesse has worked in the finance industry for a decade. He understands health professionals and how valuable their time is. Passionate about helping those who help others, Jesse works with accountants and planners to help his clients find loan structures that meet their short and long-term lending objectives and result in favourable outcomes.


Jordan York

Jordan York

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Jordan.york@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0428 152 358
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Jordan York is a credit representative (535883) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Jordan will get to know you to assist with your property, practice & personal financing. Her approach is built on transparency, which means telling you what’s achievable to help reach your goals. She’ll be the glue between your accountant, industry partners & the institutions you don’t want to deal with because your time is better spent helping the people who need it! Jordan is available before or after hours and even on the weekend.


Daniel Pike

Daniel Pike

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Daniel.pike@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0447 698 193
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Daniel Pike is a credit representative (539783) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Daniel has worked in the medical finance industry for close to a decade. His experience and knowledge have enabled him to work with a range of medical professionals. He specialises in commercial lending with a focus on asset finance, commercial property purchase and refinance. He has a thorough understanding of the unique requirements of medical specialist banking, particularly for SMSF finance.


Jonathan Yacoub

Jonathan Yacoub

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Jonathan.Yacoub@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0459 298 117
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Jonathan Yacoub is a credit representative (541731) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

As a specialised financial lending expert with several years of industry experience, Jonathan is dedicated to supporting medical professionals in achieving their professional and personal goals. He is committed to building lasting relationships and finding solutions that align with your specific needs and future success.


Nathan King

Nathan King

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Nathan.king@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0448 534 352
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Nathan King is a credit representative (554886) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Nathan has worked in the finance industry for close to half a decade. He is eager to help doctors with their residential needs and build strong relationships to help them with future financial needs as their career progresses.


Bina Ring

Bina Ring

Position: Relationship Director
Email: bina.ring@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0403 699 136
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Bina has worked in the finance industry for over 10 years, with a passion for helping individuals and families achieve their home ownership dreams. She believes in building strong relationships to understand her clients' needs and help deliver them finance solutions. 

Whether it is navigating the complexities of a first-time buyer, refinancing existing mortgages, or purchasing investment properties, Bina is available to help. 

Position: Relationship Director
Email: ben.glasgow@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0461 368 054
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For over a decade, Ben has dedicated himself to the finance sector, specializing in commercial medical lending for the past eight years. Throughout his career, he's developed a thorough understanding of intricate lending requirements spanning various medical, dental and veterinary professions. Collaborating closely with industry partners, Ben assists doctors, dentists and vets in achieving their financial objectives concerning equipment, fit-outs, cash flow, and commercial properties, including those with self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Alicia.Abbattista@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0458 049 285
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With two decades of experience as a Relationship Manager in the banking industry, Alicia excels in catering to the financial needs of medical professionals. Her deep understanding of their time constraints and the critical nature of their work underscores her commitment to delivering exceptional financial support. Driven by a passion for aiding those who help others, Alicia collaborates effectively with accountants and planners to craft loan structures that yield favourable outcomes for her clients and their financial goals.

Damien Hewa

Damien Hewa

Position: Relationship Director
Email: damien.hewa@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0437 853 771
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Damien specialises in finance for medical, dental, and veterinary professionals. With nearly a decade of experience in commercial and personal banking, he has developed an in-depth understanding of the unique dynamics within the healthcare sector. Damien prioritises his clients' needs and remains readily available to support them in obtaining bespoke finance solutions that help achieve their commercial and personal financial objectives.

Cassie Jenkins

Cassie Jenkins

Position: Relationship Manager
Email: cassandra.jenkins@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0498 014 360
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Cassandra Jenkins is a credit representative (554860) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).


Isabelle Mun

Isabelle Mun

Position: Relationship Manager
Email: isabelle.mun@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0417 112 331
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QLD State Office

Level 18, 345 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000
Telephone: 1300 99 22 08

Alan Coughlan

Alan Coughlan

Position: Head of QLD - Residential, Avant Finance
Email: alan.coughlan@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0424 150 124
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Alan Coughlan started his career in banking and finance as a teller in regional Victoria more than three decades ago. Since then, he has specialised in medical finance, working at the likes of Investec, BOQ Specialist and now Avant Finance. This experience means he understands the world doctors live in and the need for him to be always accessible. He is experienced in both residential and commercial lending. 

Michael Foley

Michael Foley

Position: Relationship Director
Email: michael.foley@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0488 434 121
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Michael Foley is a credit representative (526304) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Michael has specialised exclusively in medical finance for close to 15 years. He is dedicated to helping doctors, dentists, and vets with their commercial and personal finance needs. Michael prides himself on building trust and authentic connections with his clients and enjoys sharing knowledge to ensure they can make the best choices and receive optimal finance solutions for their individual circumstances.

Morné Lombard

Morné Lombard

Position: Relationship Director
Email: morne.lombard@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0400 162 162
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Morne Lombard is a credit representative (433398) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Morne has worked in the finance industry for over a decade. His knowledge can be attributed to him running his own lending business for close to a decade. Morne assists with property, personal and asset finance.

Steve Ashton

Steve Ashton

Position: Relationship Director
Email: steve.ashton@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0407 278 000
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Stephen Ashton is a credit representative (509391) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Steve has almost 20 years of experience in banking and finance. His previous roles as a self-employed finance broker, where he grew an impressive clientele, and as a home loan executive for a major Australian bank give him a rich understanding of lending. Steve prides himself on understanding his clients’ needs and crafting tailored finance solutions to suit them.

Michael Pignat

Michael Pignat

Position: Relationship Director
Email: michael.pignat@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0487 420 894
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Michael Pignat is a credit representative (539871) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Michael has a decade-long background in investment and banking. He specialises in property finance, business development and debt consolidation, but his overarching passion is to ensure that finance is one less concern to his clients. This enables his clients to focus on what they do best as medical professionals.

Kimberley Chee

Kimberley Chee

Position: Relationship Director
Email: kimberley.chee@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0439 592 615
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Mei Chee is a credit representative (538090) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Kimberley has over ten years of banking experience, half of which has been in private banking and the medico industry. She specialises in residential lending and understands the complexities of the housing market.

Nikita Murphy

Nikita Murphy

Position: Relationship Director
Email: nikita.murphy@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0430 670 141
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Nikita Murphy is a credit representative (482617) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Nikita has worked in the finance industry for close to 10 years. She started in a self-employed role working with home loans and progressed to work with several large finance lenders, meaning she has a wealth of experience with both residential and commercial loans.

SA State Office

South Australian State Office
Level 1, 195 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006
Telephone: 1300 99 22 08

Jeremy Stagg

Jeremy Stagg

Position: Head of SA, Avant Finance
Email: jeremy.stagg@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0427 917 057
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Jeremy Stagg is a credit representative (526269) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Jeremy has worked in the finance industry for 25 years, 15 of which he has solely specialized in medical/health lending. He has helped Health Practitioners with finance for hundreds of practice fit-outs, practice purchases, practice property acquisitions, additions, and expansions in his career. Jeremy was awarded Avant Finance’s FY23 Commercial and Asset Finance Writer and FY23 Referral Champion of the Year.

Kris Rodrigues

Kris Rodrigues

Position: Relationship Director
Email: kris.rodrigues@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0422 229 120
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Kristofer Rodrigues is a credit representative (497927) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Kris has worked in the finance industry for more than a decade. With experience as a private banker, business banker and independent mortgage broker, Kris believes that strong relationships are the foundation of exceptional service.

Stuart Robb

Stuart Robb

Position: Relationship Director
Email: stuart.robb@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0427 587 889
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Stuart has worked in the finance industry for over 25 years, fifteen of which were within the health segment. He has assisted a range of medical, dental, allied health and veterinary professionals with their commercial and personal lending needs. His speciality is practice finance, focusing on goodwill, commercial property, asset and fitout loans. Stuart excels in taking the time to understand each business, their needs, objectives and client goals.

VIC/TAS State Office

Level 36, Melbourne Central Tower
360 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: 03 9026 5900 | Fax 03 8673 5015

Dianne Stewart

Dianne Stewart

Position: Head of VIC, Avant Finance
Email: dianne.stewart@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0418 548 978
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For more than 30 years, Dianne has been providing medical professionals with tailored financial support. Prior to becoming one of Kooyong Group’s (now known as Avant Finance) founding partners, Dianne held senior leadership roles at BOQ Specialist and spent 15 years running her own business, where she provided financial advice to medical clientele and built her understanding of their unique financial lifecycles.

Natasha Wheller

Natasha Wheller

Position: Relationship Director
Email: natasha.wheller@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0428 106 148
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Natasha Wheller is a credit representative (523579) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Natasha has worked in the finance industry for more than a decade. Her experience and knowledge have enabled her to build a broad medical client base. She writes home and investment loans of all sizes, and commercial loans, especially for practice purchase and fit out. She attributes her success to her warm and personable nature.

Matt Giuffre

Matt Giuffre

Position: Relationship Director
Email: matthew.giuffre@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0455 022 912
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Matthew Giuffre is a credit representative (528041) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Matt has worked in the finance industry for more than a decade. He works with medical professionals at all stages of their careers, from interns buying a first home to specialists purchasing a new investment property or commercial premises for their practice. He takes pride in explaining the important details, educating his clients on the process and avoiding complex bank jargon.

Richard Krupic

Richard Krupic

Position: Relationship Director
Email: richard.krupic@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0429 304 119
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Richard Krupic is a credit representative (488243) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Richard has worked in the finance industry for more than a decade. His experience and knowledge have enabled him to build a diverse clientele. He enjoys taking each new client through their individual journey and loves seeing the outcomes they can achieve.

Chris Morrison

Chris Morrison

Position: Relationship Director
Email: chris.morrison@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0491 961 419
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Christopher Morrison is a credit representative (537469) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Chris has more than a decade of experience in providing finance for healthcare professionals. He has extensive experience in property lending but specialises in business finance. He loves working closely with his clients to understand their particular requirements, and to find them the right lender with the best offer.

Kate Farley

Kate Farley

Position: Relationship Director
Email: kate.farley@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0447 304 139
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Kate Farley is a credit representative (538390) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Kate worked at a major Australian bank for close to two decades. During this time, she guided clients through home and investment loan applications and private banking, which included a holistic wealth offering and commercial banking. From there, Kate moved into medical finance, where she found a passion for helping medical practitioners with personal lending requirements and setting up, buying into, or expanding practices.

Stevie Von Thees

Stevie Von Thees

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Stevie.VonThees@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0419 717 319
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Stephanie Von Thees is a credit representative (477105) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Stevie has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry and has worked for two major Australian banks. She provides finance solutions to medical practitioners for all their practice needs, from equipment to fit-out to property and cash flow.

Mitchell McLeod

Mitchell McLeod

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Mitchell.McLeod@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0456 701 568
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Mitch has worked in the finance industry for over a decade with a keen interest in all things medical. Whether it's a new car, a piece of equipment, or finally achieving the dream of opening a clinic, he is here to help. Mitch thrives on building long-lasting relationships and providing expert support to help his clients achieve their financial goals.

WA State Office

Level 1, 1315 Hay Street, West Perth WA 6005
Telephone: 1300 99 22 08

Malcolm Blake

Malcolm Blake

Position: Relationship Director
Email: Malcolm.Blake@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0429 290 472
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Malcolm Blake is a credit representative (555794) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Malcolm has over 25 years of experience in both commercial and consumer finance, with the last 13 years spent exclusively assisting medical and healthcare practitioners. He has helped clients obtain finance for start-ups, business acquisitions & buy-ins, property purchases, business expansions and asset purchases. Malcolm prides himself in building long-term relationships by tailoring finance solutions based on a thorough understanding of his client's personal and business goals.

Kimberley Chee

Kimberley Chee

Position: Relationship Director
Email: kimberley.chee@avant.org.au
Contact Number: 0439 592 615
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Mei Chee is a credit representative (538090) of LMG BROKER SERVICES PTY LTD  ACN 632 405 504 (Australian Credit Licence 517192).

Kimberley has over ten years of banking experience, half of which has been in private banking and the medico industry. She specialises in residential lending and understands the complexities of the housing market.

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