OUR PEOPLE

Martin Speiser

Director – Financial Planning

B.Com (UNSW) CA CFP Dip. Mortgage Lending. Dip.Buss Real Estate.

Martin is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Accountant, Responsible Manager and an Authorised Representative of MASU. Martin attends to the financial planning needs of his niche client base, mainly middle and upper Corporate Management clients. Martin has been providing Financial Advice since 1992. Prior to that Martin worked in Chartered Accounting, in Audit and Business Services.

Alan Pashut

Legal Consultant

BA LLB (Wits)

After practising as a solicitor in South Africa for many years, initially with a large commercial law firm and then in his own legal practice, Alan joined the MASU Group in 1996 as a Financial Planner. Alan is now the Legal Consultant to the group.

Through our referral network of Solicitors, clients of MASU can also obtain legal services in the areas of;

  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Commercial work and Litigation
  • Property matters

Suren Pather

Founding Shareholder

BEc (Hons) LLB (Syd) CFP Dip FP AMIAA LREA

Suren has a double degree in Law with a triple major in Economics from Sydney University. Suren has over 20 years’ experience as a Certified Financial planner (CFP).

Richard Van Akerlaken

Senior Financial Adviser

Dip FS (FP)

Richard is the Queensland Representative for MASU and also Responsible Manager. Richard started giving financial advice in 1982, specifically advising on insurance matters as a risk specialist in the Newcastle area. Richard also looks after MASU clients in the South East Queensland region.

Ray Cai

Financial Adviser

MAppFin, BCom-Accg, DipFS (FP)

Ray holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, a Masters of Applied Finance and a Diploma of Financial Services. Ray’s particular area of expertise is superannuation and risk management. Ray joined MASU in 2012.

Michael Taylor

Finance Manager

DML

Michael joined MASU in 1998. Prior to joining MASU Michael was employed by Westpac and IMB Building Society for eighteen years where he developed a sound knowledge of all banking and finance products and provides highly effective solutions to the MASU client base.

Michael has access experience in dealing with all the major lenders in the market.

Elaine Stewart-Moyle

Compliance Manager

Dip. FS (FP)

Elaine joined MASU in 1998 previously working for HM Revenue and Customs in the UK , Elaine has worked as a client manager and is now involved in assisting in all compliance matters.

Anthea Barbeau

Back office support/Personal Assistant

Anthea joined MASU in 2001 and is an integral part of the day to day operations of the MASU Group. Anthea has extensive experience in back office support including lodgement of Insurances and Superannuation and client liaison.