Our people

Tim Scott CFP®

Director

Tim Scott

Tim is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and has been an active Financial Planner since November 2000. Tim has extensive experience in all areas of Financial Planning, whether it be the early stages of wealth creation, or preparing strategies for clients addressing their Retirement & Estate Planning needs. Tim also advises on Business Succession Planning and has an excellent knowledge of asset structures such as trusts, companies and superannuation including Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

Tim maintains a strong interest and a wealth of knowledge in Portfolio Construction which is enhanced by attending the Portfolio Construction Forum in Sydney several times each year.

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Luke Oakes BEc, Adv DipFS

Director

Luke Oakes

Luke has over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services Profession and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services and SMSF Accreditation. He is also a practicing member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Luke specialises in wealth creation and retirement planning strategic advice. Luke also has extensive experience in using insurance strategies to implement wealth protection advice. Luke has won industry awards for his commitment to education and advice.

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Mark Ford CFP®

Adviser

Mark Ford

Mark commenced his Financial Planning career in 1990 and has been a practicing Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) since 1999. Mark has extensive experience in all forms of Financial Planning, whether it be the early stages of wealth creation, or preparing strategies for clients addressing their Retirement and Estate Planning needs.

Mark also advises on Business Succession Planning and has excellent knowledge of asset structures such as trusts, companies and superannuation, including SMSFs. Mark is also an inaugural member of the Portfolio Construction Academy based in Sydney.

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Erica Kratz

Practice Manager

Erica Kratz

Erica joined Ford Scott in March 2022, with a combined focus of People, Policies & Process and Compliance Support. As a non-practicing Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), Erica has over 15 years’ experience within the Financial Services Profession both in Hobart and Melbourne. Erica is passionate about creating clear processes and actively reviews efficiencies for the business. Outside of work hours, Erica enjoys looking after a busy household with her husband and three sports loving children, spending time at the beach and relaxing with family and friends.

Jenny Abbott

Office Manager

Jenny Abbott

Jenny commenced working with Ford Scott in 2007 with previous background in the finance industry. Jenny works full time as Office Manager. Outside of work loves walking her two dogs, Buddy and Frankie, as well as beachcombing for antique relics and sea glass.

Louisa Polglase

Associate

Louisa Polglase

Louisa joined Ford Scott in August 2018 from previous roles in the financial planning industry to further her career development. Recently, Louisa completed a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Economic Analysis and is currently studying her Masters of Financial Planning. When she is not studying or working, Louisa enjoys travelling, walking her dog Lola, and spending time at the beach.

Thomas Martyn

Paraplanner

Thomas Martyn

Thomas joined Ford Scott in 2017 working primarily in our paraplanning and client services area. Thomas has completed a business degree at the University of Tasmania and has recently completed his Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning with Kaplan Professional. Outside of the office Thomas excels at cricket; he is currently 1st Grade Captain at the Kingborough Knights in the Cricket Tasmania Premier League. Thomas also enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Erin, and young daughter.

Luke Ford GradDip FP

Paraplanner

Luke Ford

Luke has been employed at Ford + Scott since early 2016. His role in the business is evolving and expanding as he continues his career development since completing his Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Prior to embarking on his career in finance, he worked in the construction industry both in Australia and overseas, and travelled extensively. Outside of work, Luke is a member of the Kingston Beach Golf Club, an avid cyclist and enjoys walking his adopted rescue dog, Juno.

James Padgett BBus, LLB, GradDip FP

Paraplanner

James Padgett

James commenced employment at Ford Scott in 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania. He has since completed his Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and continues to progress his way through his Professional Year. His interests outside of work include footy, golf and ’80s music.

Alex Doolan

Paraplanner

Alex Doolan

Alex commenced working at Ford Scott in June 2021 after retirement from his professional cricket career. Alex is currently studying Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning to further his career in this field. Alex has always taken an interest in finance, and when he is not at work or studying, Alex is spending time with his wife Laura and two young children or playing cricket with his current team Sandy Bay.

CFP®

The CFP Practitioner

Australian consumers should check the qualifications of their financial planners to ensure they are receiving the highest levels of ethical and professional advice.

The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) designation is the only qualification for financial planners that is recognised worldwide, requiring financial planners to adhere to high professional and ethical standards. By meeting the ongoing competency requirements of continuing professional development and by adhering to the FPA’s Code of Professional Practice, the financial planners at Ford Scott demonstrate to our clients that we have voluntarily agreed to meet high standards of professionalism in a changing financial world.

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