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Principal of McKinnon Financial Services and McKinnon Financial Planning, Dean is the Financial Planner responsible for preparing and overseeing all client advice.
Dean began working in the Financial Services industry in 1988, as a junior Advisor in a boutique Finance brokerage firm, where he gained foundation knowledge of Finance structures and the process of providing advice to clients.
In 1989, Dean expanded his knowledge of Financial products when he was appointed local Area Manager for a national general insurer, before securing a senior role with a large Finance brokerage. In 1992, Dean established McKinnon Financial Services.
During his career, Dean has completed:
Dean is currently studying the Master of Financial Planning degree at Griffith University.
Born and raised in Brisbane, Dean is married to Vicky McKinnon.
Vicky is the Financial Controller for McKinnon Financial Services and is also the Financial Controller for some of our SME clients who are part of our Total Service Plan. This enables Dean to analyse and implement strategies for our Total Service Clients in preparation for tax and cash flow planning.
Vicky began her career in law in 1988 working her way from a Legal Secretary to a Para-Legal in the Property, Banking and Finance Sectors and has worked for a number of small - large Brisbane legal firms. During this period Vicky also spent a year managing her family's Muffin Break Franchise in Brisbane and New South Wales.
Vicky joined McKinnon Financial Services in 2002 and assisted Dean in processing and maintaining our client's financial needs, from equipment finance to home and business loans, to general insurance.
Passionate about seeing our clients' businesses grow, and ensuring their accounts are accurate and up to date, Vicky has an excellent memory for numbers and is extremely trustworthy, dependable, organised and hardworking.
During her career, Vicky has completed the following qualifications:
Vicky is also passionate about health and fitness so if you're looking for someone who has plenty of enthusiasm and energy (or you just want to go for a run, cycle, swim, yoga, walk, bootcamp [you get the picture] with someone), Vicky is up for anything.
Born in Preston, England, and migrated with her parents to Brisbane as a child, Vicky married Dean in 2004 (how lucky is she!).
Vicky is also the primary carer of Malika and Mia (Dean and Vicky's doggie daughters - how lucky are they!).
Malika is a Staffordshire Bullterrier and the Greeter for McKinnon Financial Services.
Malika joined McKinnon Financial Services in 2003. Malika enjoys going to work everyday and is always eager to meet new and existing clients.
She takes her role very seriously and will always give you plenty of attention on arrival.
Her name is Arabic and means 'Queen' which turned out to be very appropriate - she does like to rule over everyone.
Born in Brisbane in 2003 Malika is getting on in years but still gets up early every day for work and looks forward to her daily walks.
Mia is a miniature Bullterrier and the head of Security at McKinnon Financial Services (she is affectionately called 'Sergeant Mia' behind her back).
Mia joined McKinnon Financial Services in 2012. Mia is not as enthusiastic as her older sister about going to work.
Mia likes to conduct her security work from the leather arm chair in Vicky's office (as you will see from the many photos on Facebook and Instagram).
Born North of Brisbane in 2012 Mia is still young enough in years to keep up with Malika but does so reluctantly.