David Brown

Chairman

"What clients want is someone who understands and works in their interests."

Stanford Brown has always been about helping our clients lead a truly great life. My passion for our clients, our team and the firm remains the same as when I founded our business more than 30 years ago.

My priorities are to see that we continuously improve every aspect of our client offering and inspire our people to serve and deliver with excellence and humility.

The ultimate client comment that means more to me than anything else is “David, I trust you”.

Areas of expertise

  • Wealth creation
  • Insurance and risk
  • Business building and entrepreneurship

David Brown loves

  • Spending time with my wonderful wife Suzanne and our four daughters
  • Playing regularly at Manly Golf Club and The Australian – sources of great enjoyment and appropriate levels of frustration 
  • The discipline and reflection time that I get on my surfski. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Company Directors Diploma
  • Accredited SMSF Adviser (Kaplan)

Membership & associations

  • Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
  • Life Member of the MDRT
  • Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
  • Registered Tax (Financial) Adviser with the Tax Practitioners Board

Areas of expertise

  • Wealth creation
  • Insurance and risk
  • Business building and entrepreneurship

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Company Directors Diploma
  • Accredited SMSF Adviser (Kaplan)

Membership & associations

  • Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
  • Life Member of the MDRT
  • Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
  • Registered Tax (Financial) Adviser with the Tax Practitioners Board

David Brown loves

  • Spending time with my wonderful wife Suzanne and our four daughters
  • Playing regularly at Manly Golf Club and The Australian – sources of great enjoyment and appropriate levels of frustration 
  • The discipline and reflection time that I get on my surfski.