Meet Chris Black,
Director and Finance Expert

The advice and guidance we can offer you will improve your overall wealth position whether you are just starting out, raising a familiy, running a business or slowing down for retirement...
About Chris


Based in Toowoomba on the Darling Downs, Fortress Financial Solutions are a locally owned financial planning practice that likes to do things differently. Our dynamic and motivated team give a fresh perspective on financial advice and provide access to fantastic tools such as the Fortress Wealth Hub. When you need comprehensive financial advice, these savvy Toowoomba financial planners guarantee to make managing your money and creating wealth a whole lot easier.

Fortress can assist you through every new chapter of your life – to help celebrate milestones and achievements and also to provide advice and guidance when life throws you a curve ball! We develop client relationships built primarily on trust and successful outcomes that last a lifetime and create a legacy. We also have a lot of fun along the way!

Becoming a member of the 'Fortress Family' equates to investing in yourself, protecting your family, securing your future and ensuring you have a plan for the unexpected. Our clients are go-getters, keen to develop great financial habits and be guided by a trusted adviser who will be with them for life.

We are passionate about assisting young professionals, families, tradespeople, farmers, business owners and ‘young-at-heart’ retirees. Our clients invest their time whilst we invest our expertise, and through this partnership we help each other succeed.


Chris Black

Chris Black

Chris founded Fortress Financial Solutions in August 2013 after eight years in the financial services industry. Chris is passionate about helping his clients develop successful financial habits. He loves to work with motivated clients who are willing to invest in themselves, protect their family or business and improve their future. He is focused on building ongoing relationships based on trust, great financial outcomes together with a good dose of fun.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys giving back to the community and keeping fit doing triathlons, park-runs and riding his pushy. He also loves cricket, football and racing cars with his brother. He is passionate about finance, but lives for his family; his wife Alisha and their children. He is a proud father to his young boys and can’t wait until they are old enough to play golf and cricket with him.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business from USQ, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and is a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).

Chris can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0421 418 637
Emma Linton Doig

Emma Linton Doig

Originally from Cairns, Emma joined Fortress in September 2015 as our Practice Officer. With a background in law, mining and economics, Emma previously worked as a commercial analyst for an international oil and gas company.

When she isn’t running the Fortress office or giving Chris a hard time, Emma is practising yoga or being dragged along to the rugby union with her young family.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Mandarin and Spanish) from UQ and is proficient in AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language).

Emma can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on (07) 4646 4970
Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray

Ashley is a local girl that went to school at Downlands. She loves to keep fit, play netball and to box, so watch out for that right hook if you don’t return her phone calls… She is a devoted mother to Jess and wife to Jacob. Ashley lives on a small farm and loves her animals, plus exploring the local region by visiting new places.

Ashley is a smart cookie and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at USQ with majors in Finance and Economics, plus her Diploma of Financial Planning. She has aspirations to become a financial planner and loves helping clients unlock their potential.

Ashley can be contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on (07) 4646 4970

Are you ready to take control of your financial future?

Toowoomba Financial Planners
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  • 15 Isabel Street,
    Toowoomba QLD 4350
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Corporate Authorised Representative of Magnitude Group Pty Ltd ABN 54 086 266 202, AFSL 221557. Christopher Black is an Authorised Representative of Magnitude Group Pty Ltd and may offer you services through Fortress Financial Solutions Pty Ltd. Magnitude is only responsible for the financial planning services provided by Christopher Black. This information is of a general nature only and has been provided without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this, you should consider whether the information is appropriate in light of your particular objectives, financial situation and needs.
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