Ravi Agarwal

Managing Partner

Ravi Agarwal is an experienced adviser whose key objective is to assist medical professionals throughout Australia to make smart, financial and business decisions to allow them to achieve their life goals and dreams.

In 2010, Ravi established MEDIQ Financial Services, a premier Financial Planning, Accounting, Investment, Insurance, Legal & Finance practice for medical professionals and their families. The business has grown organically to a team of 35, serving clients nationally.

Ravi has been recognised by the Association of Financial Advisers with the 2013 AFA Rising Star award, in recognition for his excellence in the advice industry and outstanding commitment to his clients, their community and the Medical Profession. He was also awarded ‘Multi-service Practitioner of the Year’ in 2015 and ‘Practice Principal of the Year’ in both 2014 and 2015 in the IFA Excellence Awards.

In 2017, under the leadership of Ravi, MEDIQ was awarded the AFA Practice of the Year – the highest accolade available for a practice in the financial advice profession.

Professional Memberships / Qualifications:

  • Chartered Tax Advisor
  • SMSF Specialist Advisor
  • Fellow Chartered Financial Planner (In Progress)
  • LL. B Law

Selina Agarwal

Insurance Services, Marketing & PR

Professional Memberships / Qualifications:

  • MSc Organisational Psychology

Dirk Balthazaar

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Niluka Dassanaike

Accounting & Taxation Director

Niluka is a director in the Accounting & Taxation team with over 16 years exposure in public practice, specialising in private clients and small and medium businesses. Her career began with the Big Four accounting firms developing a passion to help clients optimise their tax position. With a keen eye for detail she provides strategic tax advice and planning to various businesses and their associates.

Professional Memberships / Qualifications:

  • Full Member of CPA Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Chartered Management Accountant – UK
  • Enrolled Tax Agent – Internal Revenue Service
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing – UK

David Dickason

Accounting & Taxation Graduate Accountant

David may be the youngest member of the MEDIQ team, but he makes up for that with plenty of bite.  After finishing his training with MEDIQ, he now assists the team with all aspects of the accounting and taxation world while studying for his CPA.

Living in Bendigo, David enjoys computer gaming, country living and has been a volunteer firefighter for the previous 10 years.

Professional Memberships / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Currently completing the CPA Qualification
  • Secretary of the Strathfieldsaye CFA
  • Volunteer Firefighter

Barbara Irwin

People & Culture, Administration

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Karl Jackson

Accounting & Taxation Senior Director

As Senior Director of the Accounting and Taxation Division at MEDIQ, Karl offers a wealth of experience and knowledge of the accounting industry. He was the previous owner of an accounting firm in Perth before selling his practice and moving interstate to Melbourne.

A strategist at heart, Karl has a passion for technology and an entrepreneurial spirit that enables him to provide proactive service that is individually tailored to each client’s needs. Utilising his many years of experience, he develops strategies that drive and enhance business performance to deliver superior outcomes for stakeholders.

Professional memberships / qualifications:

  • Registered Tax Agent

Adrian Loadsman

Wealth: Advice Risk Insurance Adviser

Adrian has 10 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry and six years’ experience as a Financial Adviser. His core focus is the development of long-term relationships as he manages wealth protection strategies for clients to ensure their financial goals, security, and peace of mind. Adrian has received industry recognition and has been named as a finalist in the national Risk Adviser of Year Excellence Awards in both 2015 and 2017.

Professional memberships/qualifications:

  • Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)
  • Australian Financial Services Authorised Representative (AR)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP)
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning underway (ADFP)
  • Registered Tax (financial) Adviser

Sabina Mehra

Sabina was admitted to practice in 2004 and has over 12 years of experience in commercial law and litigation. She is the in-house solicitor for MEDIQ, and solicitor-director of MEDIQ Pty Ltd. Sabina is focussed on providing MEDIQ clients with specialised legal advice and assisting them with their legal needs. Her areas of practice include Estate Planning, Deceased Estates and Probate, Conveyancing, Commercial and Insurance litigation, preparing agreements, deeds, and other commercial and business related documents.

Professional Memberships/Qualifications

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Registered Australian Legal Practitioner (admitted since 2004)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts

Sam Roberts

CTO / Technology Strategy

Sam has led intranet and cloud technology transformations since 1997 within companies both large and small. At Sprint, he supervised the support and operations of 20 content management systems, serving 43,000 users and 19 million hits per month. He enjoys transforming business environments into digital workplaces that are highly secure and collaborative. He has served as Director of a Project Management Office (PMO), Director of an on-site Data Center, and is certified in UNIX and ITIL. With degrees in Organizational Information Systems and Organizational Administration, his focus is performance improvement and organizational transformation through people, process, and technology.

Professional Memberships / Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree – Organizational Information Systems
  • Masters Degree – Organizational Administration
  • ITIL Foundations Certified
  • UNIX Certified System Administrator

Jess Trotter

Personal Assistant to Client Services

Jessica has had 5 years’ experience working within the finance industry in both New Zealand and Melbourne. Most recently before commencing with MEDIQ, she worked as an assistant to a mortgage broker. Jessica brings to MEDIQ a wide range of administration knowledge along with excellent customer service skills. She loves working with people and prides herself on ensuring that clients’ experience with MEDIQ is the best possible.

Professional memberships / qualifications

  • Certificate in Business studies
  • Certificate in Management