Our Team

John Flanigan Fdn DFP
Authorised Representative of Charter Financial Planning, License Number 234665
Principal & Financial Planner


John is the Principal of Lehmann Flanigan.

He joined the Insurance and Financial Planning Industry in 1973 at Loxton and was an Area Manager for the Industry between 1974 and 1999.

John commenced Lehmann Flanigan in 1999.

He is a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

John provides Financial Planning Advice to clients in a wide range of areas including Retirement Planning Strategies (including Centrelink), Superannuation Advice, Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF's), Investment Advice and Wealth Protection (Insurance).

Derek Schutz Dip FP, GDipFinPlanning, MoFP
Authorised Representative of Charter Financial Planning, License Number 234665
Practice Manager & Senior Financial Planner


Derek our Practice Manager & Senior Adviser is located in Berri. He has had over 25 years in Financial Services with over 16 years specialising in Financial Planning in predominantly rural locations following on from his banking career. Derek has completed a Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Masters degree in Financial Planning.
Derek is a holistic adviser providing strategic advice in, but not limited to, Superannuation, Investments, Retirement, Centrelink and Wealth & Asset Protection (Risk Insurance). He is also responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the practice.

Sara Clarke Dip FS (FP)


We welcomed Sara to Lehmann Flanigan Financial Services in September 2014 having several years’ experience in the Financial Planning Industry.

Sara is responsible for the day to day operations of the front office and also provides valuable support to all Lehmann Flanigan Financial Advisers, she is responsible for client data integrity, liaising with Insurance and Investment Companies and ongoing friendly, efficient customer service.

Melanie Lush Dip FS (FP)


We welcomed Melanie to Lehmann Flanigan Financial Services in September 2008 as a Financial Services Officer having several years experience in the Financial Planning and Taxation Industry.

Melanie is currently Personal Assistant to John Flanigan and Derek Schutz. This involves maintaining the client data base, liaising with insurance and investment companies, while also providing ongoing friendly, proficient customer service.

Catherine Martin


We welcomed Catherine to Lehmann Flanigan Financial Services in May of 2007 as an Administration Officer/Receptionist having a number of years experience in this field.

Over time this role has expanded whereby Catherine is now an integral part of Lehmann Flanigan’s office management, undertaking the role of finance administrator and payroll officer. Catherine especially enjoys working in a team environment assisting with administrative tasks, with a bright cheerful personality, she also attends to general enquiries when and where required.

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