Our Team

Our Team
Cameron-Forbes

Cameron Forbes

Senior Financial Planner & CEO
B.Comm (Financial Planning, Finance & Economics) CFP®

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Michael Fava

Senior Financial Planner ,
B.Bus (Acc), Dip FP, CFP®

James-Kennedy

James Kennedy

Senior Financial Planner
B.Comm (Financial Planning, Finance & Economics) CFP®

Ricky-Hernandez

Ricky Hernandez

Client Manager
B.Comm (Financial Planning & Accounting)

juanita

Juanita Papas

Client Services Officer


Sam

Sam Conway

Client Services Officer
B.Comm (Economics and Finance)

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Matt Gordon

Client Services Officer B.Comm (Financial Planning and Accounting)

Anne-Leach

Anne Leach

Paraplanner

Cathy

Cathy Harper

Executive Assistant

Kate

Kate Forbes

Human Resources and Accounts Coordinator

Cameron Forbes

Senior Financial planner & CEO

B.Comm (Financial Planning, Finance & Economics) CFP®

I am a Certified Financial Planner® and have completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Planning. I have achieved the highest designation in financial planning, and the highest ethical standards, which sets CFP® professionals apart from the rest.

I continue to undertake further study and professional development demonstrating my commitment to my clients and my profession. It goes without saying that I am passionate and committed to helping clients achieve their financial outcomes.

Sometimes people ask what difference a financial planner makes. I like to use the analogy of a personal trainer vs. a gym membership. You’ll get something out of your gym membership (provided you actually use it), but a personal trainer will help you achieve your goals much faster, with less worry and risk.

In the same way, when you work with a Certified Financial Planner® you don’t just see progress in your financial affairs, you see yourself steadily moving from milestone to milestone as your goal comes ever closer.

It’s common to put off making investment and financial planning decisions, but you need to take control”…Cameron Forbes

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Michael Fava

Senior Financial Planner

B.BUS (ACC), DIP FP, CFP®,

I have worked in the financial services industry since 1992, and have experience in several areas including personal lending, commercial lending and financial planning. 

I’ve been a financial planner since 1999 and my role at NAB Financial Planning as a Financial Planner and Senior Financial Planner spanned 12 years. 

In 2012 I founded Fava Financial Planning in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which in 2021 was acquired and became a part of the Forbes Fava Financial Planning group.

I hold a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree, and a Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP), a leading education course of study for Financial Advisers.  I’ve also achieved the globally recognized Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation and I am member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

I am based at our Fraser Rise office, in Melbourne’s North/West. 

In my spare time enjoy my sport fishing and playing the saxophone in our community brass band.

James Kennedy

Senior Financial planner

B.Comm (Financial Planning, Finance & Economics) CFP®

I am a Certified Financial Planner® and have completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Financial Planning.

I have achieved the highest designation in financial planning, and the highest ethical standards, which sets CFP® professionals apart from the rest.

Most people underestimate the potential of their ability to grow their assets through careful investment and wise budgeting.

At Forbes Fava Financial Planning, we work with clients to help them manage all aspects of their financial matters so that they can achieve both life and financial goals. After all, money is not an end in itself, it is a means to do the things you really value.

We enable everyday Australians to pay off their debts sooner, fund their retirement plans and insure what’s most important to them. We start with an understanding of what motivates you and the hopes you have for the future. Then we can work with you to set you on a path for ongoing success, there are no quick fixes!

I am focused on building a sustainable and comprehensive service for my clients to give them the ongoing advice they can trust.

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Ricky Hernandez

Client Manager

B.Comm (Financial Planning & Accounting)

I graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Commerce – majoring in Financial Planning, Finance and Accounting.

It is my role to work very closely with the advisers to ensure that you are provided with proficient advice in a timely and efficient manner. Being able to see the ‘financial burden’ released from your shoulders is my motivation and reward for working at Forbes FP.

Outside of work I enjoy playing sports and spending time with friends and family.

Juanita Papas

Client Services Officer

I have been working in the Financial Services industry for over 16 years. My role is to work closely with the Financial Advisers.

As a Client Services Officer, I assist the Financial Advisers in the implementation and ongoing administration of your financial strategies and support the Forbes Fava Financial Planning team in the delivery of quality financial planning services.

Sam Conway

Client Services Officer

B.Comm (Economics and Finance)

I graduated from RMIT university with a Bachelor of Business – majoring in Economics and Finance.

I enjoy liaising with our advisers and clients to help coordinate a strategy and alleviate much of the stress that is associated with navigating the financial world. I find it very rewarding helping our clients reach their goals and grow their wealth into the future.

Outside of work I enjoy playing sports and catching up with friends and family.

Matt Gordon

Client Services Officer

B.Comm (Financial Planning and Accounting)

I graduate from Deakin University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Commerce – majoring in Financial Planning and Accounting.

It is my role to work closely with the advisers to not only provide sound advice, but also build a strong relationship with the clients.

This helps the client not only improve their financial position, it also gives them the peace of mind that we are always there for them when they most need us.

Anne Leach

Para Planner

I have been with Forbes Fava Financial Planning since day one, initially as book-keeper/administrator, and then assisting in the production of Client Statements of Advice.

I have a passion for my family and have been married to John for 50 years. We have 3 fantastic children and 7 simply wonderful, grandchildren.

Outside of work, I enjoy sewing, gardening, reading and travelling. I have had the privilege of spending many weeks over several years in Indonesia, Kenya and Serbia, not as a tourist, but living in the community. I have also visited Iraq and had the opportunity to visit my childhood home in London.

Cathy Harper

Executive Assistant

I have been working within Communications and Events for the last 10 years including the Geelong Business Excellence Awards, Pako Festa and Diversitat. Prior to this I worked in Human Resources, Employment and Customer Service. I have a Diploma in Tourism and Events and Human Resources.

My passion is my family and the community around me where I enjoy spending time exploring the region, it’s food and people.

I teach Ukrainian Dance in a semi-professional Ukrainian dance group, Lehenda, in Melbourne where I also dance within the company and have toured Australia and Internationally many times.

Kate Forbes

Human Resources and Accounts Coordinator

I have been working in the Human Resources industry for over 25 years. 

I have a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Economics.  I have been working at Forbes Fava Financial Planning in a part-time capacity for 8 years.  As the business and team has grown so too has my role, which includes Human Resources, Payroll and Bookkeeping. 

Outside of work I have two young energetic kids that keep me busy and entertained.