Life is about creating memories. At DPM we understand that money can help create those positive memories but sometimes financial matters seem too complicated and can tarnish life’s special moments.

Our role is to guide clients to take control of their finances by making available to them the knowledge and expertise to allow them to make good choices on which to build great life memories.

We want to enable our clients to create memories and enjoy their life knowing that their finances will allow them to do so. We set financial strategies to help pre-retiree’s and retiree’s know they’ve “got enough” while working with young investors and families to set themselves and their family up properly to live life to the full.

Our Director’s and advisors have a combined experience of over 90 years of advice and are actively involved in advising other advisory firms in meeting client goals– your finances are in safe and trusted hands. Our areas of expertise lie in taking the financial risk out of life, Maximising Superannuation, implementing retirement strategies so funds will last, develop Inheritance Plans, Lending, and Investment Management. We also have a network of trusted professionals in accounting and law who we work with and brief on your behalf to reduce costs and become your central point for your personal administration.

Our Team

Paul Kelly


Paul is one of Futuro’s founding Directors and is highly regarded in the industry. His input has had much to do with Futuro being one of Australia’s fastest growing and most highly regarded Australian Financial Services Licensees. Paul has developed much of the infrastructure that has seen Futuro's offices enjoy such high growth rates.


Paul is very much hands on and has proven he has the ability and expertise to address the issues faced by businesses in today’s competitive market. With over 40 year’s experience in the industry, he is the one who makes things happen.

Dennis Bashford

Executive Chairman

Dennis is Managing Director of Futuro and has been in the Financial Services industry since its inception in the late 70s. He has sat on the boards of fund managers and financial planning firms and has successfully overseen the development of a number of financial planning businesses for both himself and others during his career.


He has an outstanding track record in building financial services businesses and in supporting the development of financial planning practices. His knowledge and experience is second to none.

Other Team Members

Christopher Hirst

Head of Advice

Christopher has held positions with major organisations since 2001 in the banking and financial services industry. Most recently as the Manager – Compliance & Policy with one of Australia’s largest AFS Licensee and as Head of Advice with DPM Financial Managerment. Prior to that he worked for a major financial institution where for over 8 years he held positions in financial planning, branch management and investment product management.

Christopher has overall responsibility for the development and ongoing maintenance of Futuro’s compliance program, advice policies, documents, procedures and tools in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements, ensuring they are understood and utilised effectively and commercially within the business and there proper use throughout the Futuro network. This knowledge ensures he can give excellent technical advice to each of his clients and the client's of DPM Financial management.

Christine Fonda

Senior Financial Planner & Manager


Christine brings to the team over X years of experience to the DPM Financial Management team. Christine enjoys helping her client's to be financially secure and ensure they have the financial freedom they need to retire. 

Christine specialises in Risk Management, Cash Management, Superannuation and Investments. 

Christine is based in our Townsville office and is always on hand to answer any questions client's may have regarding their financial circumstances. 

Stacey Pearsall

Executive Assistant


Stacey has been with Futuro Financial Services since 2001 ensuring she knows the business and industry inside an out. Stacey assists both the Brisbane and Townsville DPM Financial Management offices to give our clients the best experience possible. 

Stacey's insights into the business and industry are invaluable to client's and staff alike making her an integral part of the team.