Meet the team

Dave Hodgson

CEO, Founder, and Executive Director of Paladin Group
Dip Finance (FARSTA)

Dave is the man behind the mission. He is the Founder, CEO and Managing Director of the Paladin Group, and is a Financial Architect specialising in designing, commissioning, and managing large-scale business acquisitions. He is a visionary thinker with a truly unique macroeconomic perspective. A leader of leaders; Dave is revolutionising the global marketplace one project at a time.

Merlene Hodgson

Finance and Administration Manager Paladin Corporation
Exec Dip Pitman

Merlene is a sought-after business leader and coach who wears many hats in the business world. She has extensive experience in a variety of industries in Australia and internationally. Merlene is the Managing Director of Paladin’s Fernwood Women’s Health Club in Canberra and at our Head Office she is responsible for the development of accounting and operational systems pertaining to the Paladin Group. With a desire to see people succeed and a strong ethical compass, she directs the team with wise leadership. 

Trevor Thomson

Credit Analyst and Assessor 
Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management
Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking)
Member of MFAA
Member of AFCA

Trevor is an experienced Credit Analyst and a high-level Mortgage Broker who has worked in the Banking and Finance industry since 1978. As a former Credit Coach he applies his substantial lending background and knowledge to assist clients in obtaining finance for residential, investment, and commercial ventures. He is a quiet achiever with outstanding tenacity and earnest loyalty to our clients.

Elise Stott

Administration Officer

Elise specializes in Administration for the Paladin Group. She is highly competent and efficient in all admin tasks, with a particular gifting in creative design. Elise’s can-do attitude and tender-hearted nature make her an integral part of the company.

Alexandra Olivier

Kingdom initiatives administator

Alex heads up administration and support for Kingdom initiatives, where her contagious enthusiasm and innate ability to make everyone feel valued truly shine. This invaluable skill set positions her as a cornerstone of our support team for Kingdom initiatives.