Sam Nixon

Partner, Mornington

Ambitious, hard-working & driven describes Sam, CPA & Director of our Mornington Office.

Sam has been working with Highview for the past 10 years and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Prior to becoming a CPA he completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Banking Finance at Monash University.

Opening an Accounting Practice on the Mornington Peninsula has always been an ambition of Sam’s and was thrilled to achieve this with the commencement of Highview Accounting Mornington in early 2014.

Strengths
A strong work ethic and enthusiastic drive. A desire to go above and beyond to deliver results for his team members and clients. High level technical knowledge in tax accounting and expertise in a wide range of cloud based accounting and management software.

Passion
Working hard and delivering positive results for his clients; with an aim to help attain their business goals.

Bruce Chisholm

Principal & Financial Planner, Mornington

Previously ranked in the Top 50 Master Class Honour Roll by the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor, Bruce has his clients’ best interests at heart.

Previously ranked in the Top 50 Master Class Honour Roll by the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor, Bruce has his clients’ best interests at heart.

Previously ranked in the Top 50 Master Class Honour Roll by the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor, Bruce has his clients’ best interests at heart.

Bruce Chisholm is a qualified accountant and financial planner with a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Financial Planning.

Bruce is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), Australia’s leading professional community of financial planners. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional, Bruce has gone one step further to achieve the highest qualification in financial planning worldwide.

Bruce’s knowledge was recognised in 2013 when he was ranked in the Top 50 Master Class Honour Roll by the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor.

With over 14 years of experience advising clients together with prior accounting and management experience, Bruce has the competence and expertise to develop, implement and manage transformational strategies to give you the security and peace of mind that comes from being prepared for the future.

Bruce is passionate about the positive difference trusted and credible advice can make to clients’ lives, by working with them on an ongoing basis. Bruce has significant experience assisting a broad range of clients including those with self-managed superannuation funds and complex structures and has specialised in retiree and pre retiree clients.

Outside of work Bruce enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the lifestyle offered by living on the Mornington Peninsula.

D’Avery Pillay

Financial Planner, Mornington

D’Avery is a multi-award winning professional who always has his clients’ best interests at heart.

D’Avery is a multi-award winning professional who always has his clients’ best interests at heart.

D’Avery is a multi-award winning professional who always has his clients’ best interests at heart.

D’Avery Pillay is a qualified Financial Planner and Mortgage Broker with 10+ years’ experience in the financial services sector, including a 5-year stint successfully running his own financial services business. More recently, he saw an opportunity for change, selling up his portion of the business to his partners in 2018. He joined the Highview Accounting & Financial team in 2019 – a relationship which has proved to be a meeting of the minds.

D’Avery’s a driven individual and his knowledge is industry recognised having achieved four high-profile award wins during his career;
• 2016 Association of Financial Advisers Rising Star Award for Financial Planning
• 2017 Australian Broking Awards Diversification Program of the Year Award Finalist
• 2017 Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia State Finalist Excellence Award
• 2018 The Adviser Better Business Award for Best Community Engagement Program

Over the past decade, D’Avery has proven himself to be a passionate advocate for his clients, going above and beyond to ensure they get the best outcomes possible. He believes in providing advice and solutions clearly to his clients – in a way that breaks down any complexities. He’s committed to his clients and always ensures they feel at ease with their financial plans and decisions.

When he isn’t busy with work or home renovating duties, you’ll find D’Avery researching his next overseas travel experience, or booking a weekend scuba diving adventure with friends.