New appointments for HLB Mann Judd

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HLB Mann Judd firms nationally have appointed six new partners and two new directors.

They are: Brian Sully (partner – Brisbane); Brad McVeigh and Kirstin Stewart (partners – Perth); Nicholas Guest and Kinh Luong (partners – Sydney); Mitch Markwick (partner – Wollongong); Fiona Dixon (director – Sydney); and Mike Gummery (director – Melbourne)

Tony Fittler, chair of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, said the appointments reflect the ongoing strength of the group.

“We continue to see good growth across all areas of the business, and particularly in corporate advisory and wealth management services.

“The new partners and directors will join the approximately 85 partners and around 600 staff members in the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, in providing business advice and services to a wide range of business organisations and private clients.”

Brian Sully joined the Brisbane firm earlier this year and has been appointed partner in business advisory services and superannuation. He has over 30 years accounting experience and has also worked as a company auditor and forensic accountant. He holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Queensland and a post graduate diploma in financial planning, and is an ASIC registered SMSF auditor. Mr Sully is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, and an SMSF Specialist Auditor with the SMSF Association.

Brad McVeigh joined the firm as a partner in Perth’s corporate and audit services division in January of this year, following 25 years within the Perth office of another international accountancy firm – 16 of those years as partner – where he served as leader of the audit and assurance team in WA. He has extensive audit experience gained from working with significant listed and private groups in a range of industry sectors throughout Australia, Africa and Asia, and has also worked with growing companies and established firms within the natural resources industry. Brad is a fellow of the Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand, and a member of the Australian Institute of Risk Management, the Information Systems Audit and Control Assoc. Inc, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the WA Mining Club. He holds a bachelor of commerce from the University of Western Australia.

Kirstin Stewart has also been made partner in Perth in the business advisory services division. Since joining HLB Mann Judd in 2005, she has provided accounting and business advice to a broad spectrum of clients, often playing a major role in their individual success. Ms Stewart is an Accredited Adviser of Family Business Australia and is a member of CPA Australia. She holds a bachelor of commerce from Murdoch University.

Nicholas Guest has been appointed partner in HLB Mann Judd’s Corporate Advisory division in Sydney. He holds a bachelor of commerce and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Nick assists key stakeholders through merger and acquisition transactions (strategic acquisitions and divestments), including initial public offerings. He is experienced in working with ASX listed entities, private equity funds and private businesses across a range of industries.

Kinh Luong has also become partner in Sydney’s audit and assurance division. He has also worked in the New York firm of the HLB network and has particular expertise in financial modelling. He holds a bachelor of commerce (accounting) from Macquarie University and is a member of the Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand.

Mitchell Markwick has been has been appointed self-managed superannuation fund division partner in HLB Mann Judd Wollongong. He joined the firm in 2006 and holds a bachelor of accounting from the University of Wollongong. He is a member of the Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand and a chartered accountant SMSF specialist with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Fiona Dixon has been appointed Director, Tax Consulting in HLB Mann Judd’s Sydney office. Fiona holds a bachelor of commerce (accounting) from the University of Western Sydney, and is a member of the Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand. Fiona previously worked in London and advises a broad range of entities, including private equity funds in relation to a number of issues including structuring, Division 7A, payroll, capital allowances, GST, stamp duty.
Mike Gummery has been appointed director in the Audit & Assurance division in Melbourne. He has over 10 years experience and joined the firm in 2012 after beginning his career with a big 4 firm in the UK. Mike specialises in assisting ASX listed and private companies and has more recently been involved with various corporate finance transactions including IPOs, IARs and due diligence assignments. Michael is a registered company auditor and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland. He has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Bath.

In addition, in the past 12 months, Jon Colquhoun was appointed as partner in Adelaide and Felicity Cooper was appointed director in the Gold Coast office.

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