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Our Advisers

David French is Managing Director of CIPL (Holding) Limited. He has almost 30 years’ experience in finance and economics, most of which are in investment markets and personal finance. David has been responsible for building the business of the CIPL Group to a point where it now manages around $600 million for individuals, small business and managed investment schemes. He holds a Bachelor of Economics, Diploma of Corporate Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David has completed a range of other courses related to the valuation of companies, investments and personal financial planning.  Currently David is serving as the Treasurer of the Doctors Health Advisory Service (Queensland).

David French

Managing Director
Robert has a passion for people, and helping them meet their financial goals. Prior to financial planning, Robert spent many years in treasury and fund management roles. He is tertiary qualified (in economics), and holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFA) designation from the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Robert Syben

Head of Financial Planning
Sue holds an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and has undertaken further study to specialise in financial and technical analysis and superannuation. Having worked in small business for over 25 years', Sue's business acumen combined with financial planning skills, make her a valuable asset to our team.

Sue Dunne

Senior Financial Adviser
Dean has a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked as an accountant for many years.  He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Diploma of Financial Planning and has also undertaken additional study in relation to self-managed superannuation funds.  Dean is passionate about financial markets, business and the economy.  He is a very keen supporter of the Western Bulldogs in the AFL and in a past life was; a Premier Grade cricketer in Melbourne, a fishing guide in the top end of Australia including The Kimberley and a scratch handicap golfer.

Dean Tipping

Financial Adviser
Josh is a qualified Financial Adviser, having joined the company in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has completed an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. Josh is a relationship-focused adviser, assisting clients achieve their desired lifestyle through strategic financial management. He's a friendly, outgoing person and when he's not working, you'll likely find him playing football or out on the golf course!

Joshua Scipione

Financial Adviser
Stephen Coniglione joined our firm in 2011. He is a dedicated professional with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. Stephen has progressed through client services, has prepared and implemented advice documents and is now a Financial Adviser. He empowers his clients to help them understand the importance of the right strategy, structure and investments to build long-term wealth. Stephen provides a high level of support to assist clients to achieve their needs and objectives.

Stephen Coniglione

Financial Adviser
Tracey hails from South Africa, where she worked at Investec Wealth and Investment for several years, building a wealth of experience as a Team Leader within Client Services. Tracey holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma of Financial Planning. She joined our company in 2016 and has worked in client services and paraplanning before moving to her role as an adviser. Tracey is passionate about helping her clients 'live their best life' through personal financial planning.

Tracey Briggs

Financial Adviser
Cheng is a highly motivated individual who has a passion in providing advice. Having entered the Finance industry in 2013, Cheng has been providing advice to ongoing “fee for service” clientele for over 3 years prior to joining The Investment Collective team. Qualifications held includes a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Finance with the University of Melbourne, Diploma of Financial Planning with Monarch Institute and is currently working towards an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning.

Cheng Qian

Financial Adviser