YOUR LOCAL TRUSTED
FINANCIAL ADVISERS

Blenkhorn Kirkwood Financial Planning is a privately owned, self licensed financial planning practice dedicated to providing a superior level of personalised advice and services to our clients. We’ve been providing financial advice to clients from all walks of life for over 20 years.

Our business is built on the fundamentals of honest and reliable advice combined with our focus on relationships. We are happy to work with other professionals such as your accountant or solicitor to help achieve your goals and objectives.

Our guidance and experience allows us to provide a strong foundation for you to make informed decisions in an environment that is subject to constant legislative changes and increasingly complex investment markets.

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OUR VALUES

PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

We deliver the highest professional standards for service and advice to produce exemplary financial outcomes for our clients.

DISCRETION

We understand that privacy and discretion is at the core of the relationship between client and advisor.

EMPATHY

We listen to our clients and genuinely care about their ethics, goals and plans.

FIDELITY

Through our professional excellence, empathy and discretion, we build long lasting, trusted relationships with our clients.

OUR TEAM

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KENNETH (KEN) DEWAR

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Private Wealth Adviser

Ken’s passion is to work with clients collaboratively and professionally to provide them a trusted, informed and educated opinion. He has skills that encompass all areas of financial advice including the latest industry and regulatory knowledge and expertise. His interest in financial management began in his childhood where he was heavily influenced by his Scottish father who had an aptitude for figures that he passed on to his son. The Kirkwood name comes from his Scottish roots.

Ken began his career at a top funds management firm and then worked for several prestigious wealth management companies. From there he moved to a role as a Private Client Adviser at one of Australia’s premier private wealth firms. Ken’s 20 years with the top wealth management companies and boutique ethical advice firm has provided him with invaluable experience. It was through this experience Ken realised he could run his own advice practice in a way that puts clients first to help them achieve their financial goals and successful lifestyle outcomes.

When the opportunity arose for Ken to join the Blenkhorns he was excited at the chance to become a part-owner and Director of what is now Blenkhorn Kirkwood. Ken’s early focus on maintaining a high standard of education has seen him achieve a Bachelor of Business (Marketing & Finance), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, a Master of Commerce (Financial Planning), a Master of Taxation, and he is a Certified Financial Planner. He also has further specialist accreditations in the areas of Self-Managed Super Funds and Margin Lending. Ken is married and has a young son who helps keep him fit. He enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, along with good food and wine.

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PAUL BLENKHORN

Director & Private Wealth Adviser

Paul’s financial services career spans more than 30 years. He is passionate about helping people achieve their financial goals which led him to start the company that bears his name.

He believes that developing client relationships is where it all starts. He spends time to understand your concerns and dreams. From there, he builds plans for clients that keep financial goals on track over many years.

In his many years as a financial planner, Paul has developed a special interest in assisting small businesses to grow, whether it is setting up employee super or protecting the business owners with life insurance or income protection.

He has also honed his expertise in succession and estate planning over many years of guiding clients with their financial affairs.

Living and working on the Northern Beaches with his family, Paul enjoys a round of golf.

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PEARA YIN

General Manager

Peara recently joined Blenkhorn Kirkwood as General Manager, alongside her husband Ken Dewar.

Peara brings over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry to Blenkhorn Kirkwood having worked for leading wealth management and global professional services companies. She has a strong background in the financial sector covering financial planning and analysis, financial modelling, forecasting, and budgeting. She combines this with an insightful understanding of the key wealth management areas of superannuation, insurance, and investment.

At Blenkhorn Kirkwood, she is responsible for business management and providing financial planning and analysis to the Board of Directors. Peara is also leading a number of change projects to bring efficiencies within the business to key operational areas such as advice production, administration, client onboarding and client care.

She believes that a successful client experience is one that makes life easier, happier, and less stressful, allowing clients to focus on what’s important – family, friends, career, lifestyle and their passions.

Peara has a Bachelor of Economics (majoring in Finance).

Outside of work, Peara enjoys being a mum to her energetic son.

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We want to inspire you, help you and guide you to feel financially secure and comfortable whilst enjoying the lifestyle you deserve and protecting the important things that matter - you and your family. We want to hear your story, interests and expectations.