The founders of The Moving Planners, Susie Dash and Merissa Fletcher, are finance professionals with skills in accounting, banking, management consulting and project management. After establishing successful careers working with Big 4 accounting firms and large companies, Susie and Merissa stepped away from the corporate world to raise their children. They met when their children started school and were involved in all aspects of school life, always willing to roll up their sleeves and make a positive contribution to their communities.
School life presented many opportunities for Susie and Merissa to use their financial nous, analytical skills and initiative. Many productive years volunteering followed, and between them they took on significant roles including organising major events, P&C executive positions and parent liaison roles.
Both Susie and Merissa have experience in assisting elderly family members and friends to move – downsizing from large family homes to smaller homes or moving into aged care facilities. They believe the keys to a successful move are showing compassion, empathy and flexibility, exercising discretion, communicating clearly with family members, showing initiative and considering every detail.
Susie is originally from Rockhampton, and is now settled in Brisbane with her husband, three children and two golden retrievers. Merissa has always lived in Brisbane, enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and two dogs and loves travelling.