Our Team

Dean Koutsoumidis
Managing Director | Responsible Manager

Dean has extensive experience of over 25 years in investment and commercial finance. He is the founder of Equity-One Mortgage Fund and has served as Managing Director since its inception.

Dean has Diplomas of Financial Planning from both Deakin University and RMIT University, and is a member of the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia.


Andrew Hayes

Andrew has been appointed as one of the Directors of Equity-One Mortgage Fund. Prior to this, he’s been working as a Chartered Tax Adviser to the Westlawn Group for over 20 years.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, a Diploma in Financial Planning, and a Certificate IV in Finance/Mortgage Broking. He’s a Registered Tax Agent under ATO and a Registered Company and SMSF Auditor under ASIC. He is also a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute and Specialist Advisor of the SMSF Association.

Geoff Schofield

Geoff has been involved in the finance industry since 1982 and brings to the Board an extensive background in banking, credit provision/analysis, business development and senior management. He started his finance background with ANZ Bank and Esanda reaching management level before joining Westlawn Finance Limited in 1994. In 2007 , Geoff was appointed General Manager Finance and in 2008 became a director of the company. In 2012 was appointed CEO and continues in this role today. Geoff holds a Certificate IV and Diploma in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking).

Michael Tyers
General Manager | Responsible Manager

Michael has worked at Equity-One since 2005. He is engaged in various facets of the business, working with borrowers, brokers, and investors alike. Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of mortgage lending, having worked in the industry since 1993.

Outside the office Michael enjoys a good game of golf with mates, exploring the countryside with family, and watching his beloved football team.

Tom Danaher
Portfolio Manager | Responsible Manager

Tom has been with Equity-One since 2008. With a diverse skill set and experience in the mortgage lending industry, Tom works closely with the Managing Director, Board, and all staff to maintain smooth relationships with key stakeholders and associates.

Outside of the office you will find Tom ferrying his three daughters to various sporting activities and when possible, on the golf course or at the MCG watching the Mighty Blues.

Michelle Wighton
Compliance Manager

Michelle started at Equity-One in 2018 with a Bachelors of Law/Commerce and experience in the legal industry. She is responsible for ensuring the Fund meets its requirements and obligations under applicable industry regulation.

Family and friends mean a lot to Michelle, and you’ll find her with them chatting over coffee, at the “G” watching her beloved Pies, and at the occasional horror movie flick.

Jenny Do
Accounts Manager

Jenny started her journey at Equity-One in 2016, after completing a Masters Degree in Professional Accounting from Swinburne University of Technology. She directly reports to the Responsible Managers on the financial procedures and operations of the business.

When not travelling, Jenny enjoys reading a good book, going on hikes, and planning for her next adventure. 

Annie Pham
Accounts & Administration Support

Annie joined Equity-One in 2019, after graduating from Swinburne University of Technology with a Master of Business & Integrated Marketing. She assists with various aspects of the business, focusing on administration and accounts management.

Annie's passion is maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle. You'll find her in the park with her family and friends after a busy week.