Financial Advisers

Portrait of Ron Parker

Ron Parker: Director

Ron has more than 25 years' experience in the financial services industry, both in Australia and overseas. This experience, together with his expertise in managing large investment portfolios, gives Ron the edge when it comes to providing his clients with a high standard of financial advice.

Ron established Parker Financial in 1992 and is now one of four Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies and a Diploma in Financial Planning. A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ , Ron is also a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Ron has more than a passing fondness for a good red. He also loves skiing, golf, rugby [although his loyalties are divided between the All Blacks and Brumbies] and tennis. A true renaissance man, he even finds time to work in his vegetable garden and cook!

Ron was appointed to the Board of the John Curtin Medical Research Foundation in June 2014. Parker Financial Services has been a keen supporter of the Foundation since it began so when he was approached to join the Board, Ron didn’t hesitate.

Ron is an Authorised Representative of GWM Adviser Services Limited. His Authorised Representative number is 242695.

You can contact Ron by email: rparker@parkerfinancial.com.au

Portrait of Dean Easterby

Dean Easterby: Director

Although it is hard to believe, Dean has been in the financial services industry for 25 years.  His particular niche is working with people who want to make the transition from a busy working life into retirement or semi-retirement with financial independence.  As a result, Dean has quite a few clients who are now enjoying this phase of their lives.  However, Dean’s clients also include public and private sector executives as well as small business owners and medical professionals. 

Despite the changing superannuation landscape, Dean understands the rules and more importantly the opportunities that are available to smart investors.  He has your interests at the heart of every investment decision you make together.

Dean is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, holds a Diploma in Financial Planning and an MBA. Looking for another challenge, he completed the senior leadership graduate program at Stanford University in 2015.

He is married to Melissa and they have two teenage daughters who occupy most of Dean’s spare time as taxi driver, the hired help and line of credit. When he is not working, Dean enjoys a regular round of golf, supporting the Brumbies and Wallabies and cooking up a storm with a nice glass of wine.

Dean is an Authorised Representative of GWM Advisor Services Limited. His Authorised Representative number is 253518.

You can contact Dean by email: deasterby@parkerfinancial.com.au

Portrait of Paul Cooke

Paul Cooke: Director

Paul has spent nearly 25 years in the financial services industry, with experience spanning investment, corporate, property and accounting.

Paul specialises in looking after working professionals and business owners. He understands that even though they’re capable of managing their own financial affairs, they’re often just too busy. Paul's role is to ensure they are making the right financial decisions so they can enjoy their lives and reach retirement sooner.

Having grown up in a medical family and being married to a doctor, medical practitioners’ financial wellbeing is close to Paul’s heart. He’s very aware of the many financial setbacks doctors can face and, more importantly, what remedies can treat these problems.

You can be confident that you’re in safe hands with Paul. He has a Bachelor of Economics, a Diploma of Financial Planning and a Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia. Paul is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and a member of CPA Australia Ltd.

Outside work, Paul appreciates wine and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Paul has a passion for sport and enjoys rugby, surfing, golf, skiing and bike riding.

Paul is an Authorised Representative of GWM Adviser Services Limited. His Authorised Representative number is 437099.

You can contact Paul by email: pcooke@parkerfinancial.com.au

Portrait of Julian Farmer

Julian Farmer: Director

Julian has over 20 years’ experience in financial services. Before joining us, Julian worked at Macquarie Group and Westpac serving in Financial Markets, Treasury and Equity dealing rooms. He enjoys bringing that insight to bear for a range of clients, particularly around direct equity investment strategies.

Julian holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Economics, a Diploma in Financial Planning and is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Julian is husband to Jessica and father to Charlie, Olivia and Jemima. The Farmer family are obsessed by sport and you’ll often find Julian out on the golf course. Julian enjoys good wine, fine food and consuming both with the help of family and friends.

An active member of the Canberra community, Julian has served at Board level over the years with several charitable and business organisations. He is currently a member of the Finance Committee at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School.

Julian is an Authorised Representative of GWM Adviser Services Limited. His Authorised Representative number is 1238889.

You can contact Julian by email: : jfarmer@parkerfinancial.com.au

Portrait of Samuel Furler

Samuel Furler

Sam holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning along with a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Finance and a Bachelor of Applied Economics. Sam is also a member of the Financial Planning Association [FPA] and has worked with several established Canberra financial planning practices.

He enjoys working with clients to complete their ever-changing ‘financial jigsaw puzzle’ on their journey to financial freedom.

A father of two young children, he adores spending time with his family. In those rare spare moments he also enjoys cooking, perfecting his DIY renovation skills and watching the odd Brisbane Broncos game.

Sam is an Authorised Representative of GWM Adviser Services Limited. His Authorised Representative number is 343832.

You can contact Sam by email: sfurler@parkerfinancial.com.au