Mark Agnew

Practice Principal/Financial Planner

Mark started Best Life Financial Planning with his wife in 2017 after he had worked with Commonwealth Financial Planning since 2010.

Prior to that he had been a Maths and Science teacher at Narangba Valley & Pine Rivers State High Schools. He lives in Caboolture with his gorgeous wife, three beautiful daughters, and two German Shepherds. Mark also enjoys climbing Mt Beerwah on the weekends, camping, practising kung fu, and playing video games.


- Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental)
- Financial Planner AFP®
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Prakash Dangal

Associate Adviser

Born in Nepal and now an Australian citizen, Prakash embarked on a unique journey that led him to his role as a Graduate Advisor at Best Life Financial Planning. Armed with a Major in Finance from Queensland University of Technology, Prakash initially delved into the world of accounting before moving to Australia in 2013.

A detour into the culinary arts saw Prakash serving as a chef until 2020 when he decided to return to his true passion – finance. Motivated by a genuine desire to assist people in making informed financial decisions, Prakash pursued further studies to become a financial planner. Beyond his professional life, Prakash is a devoted family man residing in Boondall with his wife and baby daughter.

Soccer enthusiasts will find him both on and off the field, as he enjoys playing and watching the sport. Prakash extends his love for soccer to community engagement, being an active player and part of the management team at the Brisbane Nepalese Football Club. With a genuine love for working with people and a dedication to sound financial planning, Prakash brings a unique blend of skills and experiences to Best Life Financial Planning, ensuring personalized and client-focused financial solutions.


- Bachelor of Business (Finance)
- Bachelor of Business (Investment)
- Cert IV in Commercial Cookery

Marissa Agnew

Office Manager

Marissa started Best Life Financial Planning with her husband Mark in 2017. She previously worked as an Office Manager in accounting firms.

After their first daughter was born she moved into childcare to spend more time with their daughter, and became a full-time stay home mum when their second daughter was born. Marissa enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters on the weekends, hiking and exploring the outdoors with her family.


- Cert IV in Business Administration & Finance

Leisa Dangerfield


Leisa joined Best Life Financial Planning in 2019. She has been working within the Financial Services Industry since 1996. She has extensive Banking experience working with NAB, CBA, Heritage and MOVE Bank during this time, holding positions ranging from Teller, Customer Service positions and Home Lending Management roles.

Leisa has also been a self-employed Mortgage Broker assisting people from Gympie through to Northern Brisbane with their home finance needs. Leisa currently lives in Townsville working remotely for Best Life Financial Planning as her husband was transferred for work in January 2023 and travels back to Brisbane to visit family and friends regularly.


- Diploma in Mortgage Brokering/Financial Lending
- Diploma in Financial Services