Our Carbonites

Our team of Carbonites are passionate about helping our clients solve problems and kick goals.

Our Carbonites are experts in their fields, and many have been recognised at industry awards over the years.

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Nathan Hood
CPA
CO-FOUNDER
Accounting & Tax
Nathan Hood
CO-FOUNDER
Nathan bought into Sterling Accountants in 2006 and then co-founded Carbon with Jamie in 2014. Nathan was the foundation to our accounting team in Perth, and leads our accountants in Osborne Park. He finds it extremely rewarding to work with business owners to improve their profitability and watch their companies grow.
Michelle Maynard
CA CTA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Michelle Maynard
PARTNER
Michelle became a Carbonite in late 2017 as an accounting and bookkeeping partner.
Clinton Gibson
CA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Clinton Gibson
PARTNER
Clinton is one our our accountants in Perth. He is a CA with a B.Com from Curtin University who joined Sterling in 2006 and now meets taxation and business development challenges head-on.
Dominic Papaluca
CPA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Dominic Papaluca
PARTNER
Dom Papaluca is a CPA who started his accounting career with some big corporates, before launching his own accounting firm in Perth; Rise Business Solutions. Dom merged Rise with Carbon in 2019, after having previously worked with our co-founder Nathan Hood at Sterling Accountants.
Steve Wai
CA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Steve Wai
PARTNER
With a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting, Steve brings an extended suite of knowledge and experience to Carbon's accounting division. Steve leads our team of accountants in Ellenbrook, Perth.
Matthew Vaughan-Davies
CA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Matthew Vaughan-Davies
PARTNER
With 11 years' experience in the industry and his whole family having a medical background, Matthew is no stranger to working with medical professionals. Matthew’s goal is help his clients by removing the burden of managing their financials, allowing them more time and energy to focus on their patients.
Igor Hnatko
CA CPA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Igor Hnatko
PARTNER
Igor joined Carbon in 2019 by launching our accounting division in Melbourne. He has a passion for helping people and businesses and get a great delight at helping clients reach their goals and fulfilling their dreams. Igor was born in Croatia, lived in Malaysia for 7 years, and now calls Melbourne home.
Ashley Ross
CA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Ashley Ross
PARTNER
Ash became an Accounting Partner when his Melbourne-based business, Ross Group, joined forces with Carbon in 2020. Genuinely committed to helping clients succeed in business and in life, Ash is a natural leader, a generous business mentor and an exceptional CA.
Anthony McPhee
CPA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Anthony McPhee
PARTNER
Anthony joined Carbon in 2020, bringing over 25 years' of experience to the team.
Inga Jarick
CPA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Inga Jarick
PARTNER
With over 30 years’ experience in a variety of finance roles, Inga has developed extensive experience and knowledge.
Jesse Williamson
CA CTA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Jesse Williamson
PARTNER
Jesse became a Carbonite in 2020, bringing an extended suite of knowledge from his business and tax advisory experience.
Anthony Puliatti
FCA CTA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Anthony Puliatti
PARTNER
Anthony joined Carbon as an accounting partner in 2019 after the merger of Holiatt Daant and Carbon Group
David Hornhardt
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PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
David Hornhardt
PARTNER
David joins Carbon Group in 2019 as a partner in the accounting division following the merger with Holiatt Daant in Barossa.
Thomas Stokes
CPA
PARTNER
Accounting & Tax
Thomas Stokes
PARTNER
Thomas joined Carbon when his business Stokes & Associate merged with Carbon in 2018. Based in the hills in Perth, Thomas has been servicing Roleystone and the surrounding suburbs for 30 years.
Joshua Stokes
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Joshua Stokes
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Growing up in a family of accountants in Perth, small business always intrigued Josh. Initially starting his career in the hospitality industry, he gained his premise manager licence at the age of 18 whilst working at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow in Northbridge which influenced his interest in craft beer and single malt whiskey!
Chris Loftus
CA
ASSOCIATE
Accounting & Tax
Chris Loftus
ASSOCIATE
Chris joined Carbon’s accounting team after getting some great experience at PwC and Deloitte. He was more than happy to leave the big 4! When he’s not crunching numbers, you’ll find Chris playing tennis, indoor soccer, or supporting his team, Collingwood. He’s super sporty and received the under 11s Ascot Eagles bowling award for the most wickets taken. He’s also eaten 25 chicken nuggets with large chips in under 10 minutes
James McNaught
CA
ASSOCIATE
Accounting & Tax
James McNaught
ASSOCIATE
James joined Carbon in 2020, bringing an extensive nine years of experience from PwC to the table. His favourite part of his day is helping his clients understand tax and joining the gaps in their knowledge to empower them. His perfect weekend includes dinner out with his wife and a glass (or bottle) of wine. James has travelled to many places, but still believes Perth is the best place to be. He is a jazz fan, and even plays the saxophone!
Jamie Battigelli
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CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Jamie Battigelli
CLIENT MANAGER
Jamie became a Carbonite in 2015 after majoring in Accounting and Economics in a Bachelor of Business at ECU. When he's not crunching numbers and looking after clients, you can find him coaching his footy team and keeping them in line. As one of our top table tennis players, we don't recommend challenging Jamie to a game unless you have the skills to back it up.
Jo Chubb
CPA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Jo Chubb
CLIENT MANAGER
Originally from Gayndah, Jo studied a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) at Bundaberg CQU and completed the CPA program in 2004. Jo lives on a small acreage east of Gympie with her family where they all enjoy the outdoors – camping, horse riding and going to the beach.
Judy Gibbs
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CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Judy Gibbs
CLIENT MANAGER
Judy obtained a degree in accounting from CQU in 2002 and has been in the industry since 2000. She specialises in taxation and enjoys working with her clients to understand their business to achieve the best possible tax result. Judy was brought up on a cattle property and now operates a successful building business with her husband, Allan. She is a passionate Queenslander and enjoys golf, reading and rugby league.
Nick Hayes
CA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Nick Hayes
CLIENT MANAGER
Nick became part of Melbourne's Accounting division when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group in 2020. As a Chartered Accountant and cloud guru, Nick is passionate about working closely with clients to deliver long-term, sustainable solutions for managing and growing their businesses. Outside the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his young family and watching a good movie. He’s also a mad AFL Tigers fan, but we don’t hold that against him.
Tania Hubbard
CPA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Tania Hubbard
CLIENT MANAGER
Tania has been part of the Gympie team since 2007, during which time she completed her Bachelor of Accounting through the University of South Australia. She enjoys helping her clients by identifying issues, saving them money, and having an impact on their bottom line. In her spare time, Tania loves to sit down with a good book, or go bush walking with the family.
Michelle Martin
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CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Michelle Martin
CLIENT MANAGER
Michelle joined Carbon under the accounting division in 2019.
Margaret McCarthy
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CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Margaret McCarthy
CLIENT MANAGER
For 20 years Marg has been building on her extensive accounting experience and bringing it with her to help her clients. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a hands on accountant who is an absolute font of knowledge. The high-level work she carries out and results she achieves make it easy to see why her clients stay, and also why she is a well-respected member of the team.
Peter Morris
CPA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Peter Morris
CLIENT MANAGER
Pete joined the Melbourne Accounting team when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group in 2020. With more than 10 years’ experience under his belt, Pete is a qualified CPA who enjoys nothing more than helping businesses become more profitable. Except maybe basketball. He once scored 58 points in a playoff game… it may have been under 14’s, and the team may have lost anyway, but we love that he still hangs his hat on it.
Craig Proctor
CPA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Craig Proctor
CLIENT MANAGER
Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in accounting with 29 years in the industry, 18 of those operating his own practice. Craig has strong technical knowledge and provides his clients easy-to-understand advice. In his spare time, Craig enjoys travelling, particularly overseas, but when he’s not travelling, he’s maintaining his 7-acre property.
Eka Putra
CA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Eka Putra
CLIENT MANAGER
Eka is a CA and he brings over 13 years of Accounting experience and knowledge to the Carbon Osborne Park team. He enjoys assisting clients with different backgrounds and being hands-on to empower them. He enjoys watching movies and reading a large range of different books and Japanese comics! His perfect weekend includes brunch with his wife and 2 year old son. His favourite place in the world is Japan as he enjoys its culture and people.
Susie Quadrio
CA CTA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Susie Quadrio
CLIENT MANAGER
Susie is a practice manager within our accounting division. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UWA, 2003) Double major in Accounting and E-Commerce, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. Susie has 13 years’ experience in tax and accounting, including four years in audit (which turned out to be three years too long!). When not at work, Susie is spending time with her gorgeous little boy, Dominic.
Linda Richards
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CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Linda Richards
CLIENT MANAGER
Linda graduated from the University of Southern Queensland in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business. She has 20 years accounting experience that she brings to Carbon, which makes her well placed to understand clients’ requirements. Linda enjoys the personal interaction with clients and strives to provide them with reliable, quality service and foster enduring relationships. The team also enjoys Linda’s occasional joke and quirky sense of humour.
Penny Smith
CPA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Penny Smith
CLIENT MANAGER
Working in public practice since 1996, Penny is proud to provide high quality service and achieve the best outcomes for each of her clients. Always keen to develop her skills, Penny is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in self-managed superannuation funds. Away from the office, Penny enjoys photography, gardening, sewing and volunteers for an environmental conservation research project.
Mandy Taske
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CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Mandy Taske
CLIENT MANAGER
Mandy says numbers are in her blood, which could explain why accounting and bookkeeping has been her preferred career since 1986. She has completed a Bachelor of Financial Planning/Bachelor of Accounting dual degree. There’s nothing Mandy likes better than doing data entry and compiling financial reports. Nothing, that is, apart from a good workout at the gym and plenty of Bundaberg sunshine.
Kathy Van Eykelenborg
CPA
CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Kathy Van Eykelenborg
CLIENT MANAGER
Kathy joined Carbon when her business Ellenbrook Tax and Accounting merged with us in 2018. Kathy is a CPA with 14 years' experience in the accounting and tax profession. She has had a significant amount of exposure to general accounting and taxation issues for a broad range of clients in different industries. When you meet Kathy you will see her ‘can do’ approach to everything she does.
Annika Warren
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CLIENT MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Annika Warren
CLIENT MANAGER
Annika completed her Bachelor of Accounting degree at CQU Bundaberg in 2009. She brings with her extensive knowledge of accounting and taxation services which allows her to assist clients and attend to their general taxation needs and provide ongoing support and advice. Outside of work, she enjoys the outdoors and holidaying with her family.
India Donaldson
CA
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
India Donaldson
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Indi joined the Accounting team in Melbourne when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group in 2020. A qualified Chartered Accountant, she lives up to her life motto of ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ by making it her mission to take care of her clients’ finances. When she’s not painstakingly trawling through figures, you’ll find Indi either on the netball court or the tennis court. Or madly cheering her beloved Tigers on at the MCG… but we like her anyway.
Ella Li
CPA
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Ella Li
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Ella joined the Brisbane accountant team in 2018 and completed her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting in 2006 at Griffith University. In her spare time, she loves travelling, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people in various countries as well as spending time with family and friends.
Jessica Singh
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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Jessica Singh
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Jess completed her Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in accounting and financial planning in 2013 at Griffith University. Jess enjoys being able to help clients realise their financial goals and helping them become more successful. Jess is currently studying her Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) qualification to further her skills, and in her spare time she loves traveling to new places, singing and spending time with family and friends.
Julius Yap
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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Julius Yap
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
Julius joined Carbon Accounting in 2019 following our merger with Rise Business Solutions. He'd been part of the Rise team since 2007 and as a CPA, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Aside from crunching numbers in the office, Julius enjoys cray fishing and spending time with his young family.
Alfredo Castronuevo
CPA
ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Alfredo Castronuevo
ACCOUNTANT
Alfredo has been in the accounting industry for over 10 years, specialising in family business and SMSF. He's successfully managed some high net worth individuals, including a family with $60 million of assets in their SMSFs. Originally from the Philippines, Alfredo grew up in Melbourne then moved over to Perth.
Lee Collins
CA
ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Lee Collins
ACCOUNTANT
Lee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and has been with Carbon since we started. Lee walks quietly, but isn't afraid to whip businesses back into shape and get them running profitably once again. He's so a big fan of ice hockey, and loves following the international competitions.
Simone de Rooij
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Simone de Rooij
ACCOUNTANT
Simone emigrated with her family from the Netherlands to Australia. With a background of office administration, working in the Netherlands and Hong Kong, she gained her certificate IV in Financial Services and Diploma in Accounting in Australia in 2011. Simone completed her degree in Accounting at CQU in 2017 and joined our Gympie team in February 2018. She loves travelling, going to the beach with her family and dog, reading and watching movies.
Brett Fox
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Brett Fox
ACCOUNTANT
Brett has been in the accounting industry for 17 years. He loves to get the job done and see it done right! Outside of work Brett and his wife Kerrie are busy running their house with their 6 children Dylan, Kayla, Jake, Noah, Riley and Charlie. He loves sport including basketball, AFL and supercars.
Ryan Goh
CA CTA
ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Ryan Goh
ACCOUNTANT
Ryan is an accountant, working in our Swan Valley office. He graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance. Ryan is pursuing a Diploma of Applied Tax Law from the Tax Institute and will be achieving his Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) qualifications in December 2018. Ryan is dedicated to his studying, but also loves travelling and seeing new things.
Bridgett Hodgkin
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Bridgett Hodgkin
ACCOUNTANT
Bridgett joined Carbon in 2019, bringing a heap of tax and audit experience with her. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (UWA) majoring in accounting and political science and international relations, Bridgett hit the ground running and hasn't slowed down. She's a self-confessed online shopping addict and is our go-to person for restaurant recommendations.
Nur Ismail
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Nur Ismail
ACCOUNTANT
Nur started her accounting career in business services and taxation and has been working in public practice since 2012. She is devoted to providing a full range of tax services to individuals and business clients aimed at maximising their outcomes. Nur wishes to specialise in self managed superannuation funds and also aims to be a CPA in the near future.
Dianne Kennedy
CPA
ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Dianne Kennedy
ACCOUNTANT
Dianne is an Accountant, working in our Brisbane office. She completed her Bachelor’s in Business Specialising in Accounting. Dianne is devoted to providing a quality service to her clients and is passionate in guiding her clients towards their goals. She is looking forward to returning to Vietnam as she enjoyed the people, scenery, shopping and of course the scrumptious food!
Paul Leske
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Paul Leske
ACCOUNTANT
Paul became a Carbonite under our accounting division in 2019 along with his colleagues from Holiatt Daant after the merger with Carbon Group, opening Carbon Barossa.
Samieko Linke
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Samieko Linke
ACCOUNTANT
Samieko has been in the industry since graduating from uni with a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) degree over 25 year ago (time flies!). She has experience in all areas of tax and accounting and especially enjoys GST compliance work and quarterly BAS preparation. She loves watching clients grow their businesses. Outside of work, she enjoys being involved in her daughter’s school and family time away in the caravan.
Andrew Palioudakis
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Andrew Palioudakis
ACCOUNTANT
Andrew has been with Carbon from the very beginning and has been crunching numbers ever since. When he’s not demonstrating his exceptional work ethic and eye for financial detail, he loves sport, gaming and travel. Andrew is one of the biggest table tennis enthusiasts at Carbon, and is always willing to step up and compete on our behalf.
Adan Penfold
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Adan Penfold
ACCOUNTANT
Adan joined the Accounting team in Melbourne when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group in 2020. When he’s not crunching numbers in his tireless efforts to improve bottom lines, you’ll find him channeling his inner Zoolander on the competitive Dodgeball circuit. He’s got his Blue Steel down pat. Go on, ask him!
Nicole Shaw
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Nicole Shaw
ACCOUNTANT
Beginning her career in 2013, Nicole gained a wealth of knowledge completing her degree in a Bachelor of Accounting at Central Queensland University. Nicole has experienced a wide variety of industries giving her a broader understanding of the different requirements. Nicole has intentions to further her qualifications by studying to obtain CPA. In her free time, Nicole enjoys pulling out her camera and dabbling in landscape, macro & night shots.
Justin Stewart
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Justin Stewart
ACCOUNTANT
Justin delivers quality service in the accounting team. For much of this time, Justin has focused on taxation and more recently he has expanded his skills into other areas including auditing and general accounting preparation. He is currently focused on attaining his CPA accreditation in 2021. In his spare time, Justin enjoys lifting weights at the gym and gaming with friends online.
Bob Waples
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Bob Waples
ACCOUNTANT
Bob commenced his career in the banking sector, then completed his accounting studies with a bias to Business and Financial Management. He has also been a publican and business manager in the residential home building sector. Now semi-retired Bob and his wife Sue spend the southern winter months in the northern areas of WA, NT and Queensland, before returning to Barossa for another season of tax and associated business advisory consulting.
Shaun Ward
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ACCOUNTANT
Accounting & Tax
Shaun Ward
ACCOUNTANT
Shaun has recently completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is currently studying for his CPA qualification. Shaun is passionate about helping his clients grow their businesses and assisting them in making strategic financial decisions. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys a relaxing weekend away camping in our great outdoors and piloting aeroplanes.
Andre Meyer
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XERO CLOUD INTEGRATOR
Accounting & Tax
Andre Meyer
XERO CLOUD INTEGRATOR
Andre holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economic and Informatics) and specialises in enhancing the productivity of our client’s businesses with Xero integrated cloud applications. Yes, this is as good as it sounds. Andre likes his food and is Carbon’s official advocate for the benefits of eggs, salmon and avocado. He once met Pete Evans from MKR in JB-Hifi and shook him by the hand. He’s a big foodie fan bless him.
Lynne Blake
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CORPORATE SERVICES MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Lynne Blake
CORPORATE SERVICES MANAGER
An eye for detail, a diverse knowledge base, plus 30 years’ experience in the accounting profession have made Lynne a formidable asset to the team. When not ensuring that staff have access to the infrastructure and information to allow them to work efficiently, Lynne and her family enjoy the rural lifestyle of their acreage at Cedar Pocket.
Chelcee Greer
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CORPORATE SECRETARIAL MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Chelcee Greer
CORPORATE SECRETARIAL MANAGER
Being fast and efficient in her work, Chelcee is an invaluable member of the corporate services team. In her spare time Chelcee enjoys travelling, going to the beach, spending time with her family, friends and her golden retriever Marlie.
Jan-Maree Shepherd
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CORPORATE SERVICES SUPPORT OFFICER
Accounting & Tax
Jan-Maree Shepherd
CORPORATE SERVICES SUPPORT OFFICER
As a senior administrator for 11 years with the Gympie Team, Jan-Maree has gained a wealth of knowledge and assists in training and troubleshooting for the administration staff in all offices. Whenever possible, Jan-Maree and her husband Jack enjoy taking the caravan out, whether it’s heading bush or going to a nearby caravan park.
Laura Baker
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TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Accounting & Tax
Laura Baker
TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
You’ll find Laura behind the front desk reception in our Ellenbrook office. She’s a valuable addition to the team, with over 15 years of experience in administration, starting as the fax room junior, to secretary, personal assistant, to document control and back. Our accountants would be lost without her! Laura has two young children, so any spare time outside of the office is spent being their PA!
Jane Puliatti
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TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Accounting & Tax
Jane Puliatti
TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Jane commenced her working career in the finance and banking sector working at Esanda Finance for 12 years. Jane became a stay at home Mum to her 2 children in 1997 and began working part time with Anthony at Holiatt Daant Pty Ltd, after Anthony and David purchased the business in 2004. Outside of work Jane loves spending time with her family, loves spending time at her farm with her horses and has recently taken up oil painting.
Denise Schick
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TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Accounting & Tax
Denise Schick
TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Denise joined Holiatt Daant in 2012 from a retail background, which included roles in sales, buying and administration. She has been the bookkeeper for her husband’s carpentry business for 21 years. Her interests include travelling and spending time with family and friends. Outside of work, she loves to sip a cocktail and have a good laugh.
Helen Warner
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TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Accounting & Tax
Helen Warner
TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Helen previously work for Ellenbrook Tax and Accounting since 2015, so became a Carbonite in 2018 when we merged. Helen is an administrator, with a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting, and a Certificate III in Office Administration. Helen is Perth born and bred, and have three sons.
Sheridan Slattery
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EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
Accounting & Tax
Sheridan Slattery
EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
Sheridan supports the team to ensure work is turned around quickly and efficiently and that lodgement of our clients’ tax returns to the ATO are processed without delay. Sheridan has accumulated a vast bank of knowledge and having worked in accounting firms for over 12 years, she has gained experience in the processes necessary to get the job done. As a full-time mum, Sheridan enjoys creating craft projects with her daughter.
Charlotte Pegues
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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Accounting & Tax
Charlotte Pegues
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Born and raised in France, she has brought her friendly smile, experience and versatile skills to support the accounting team for our Gympie team for the past 7 years. With a keen eye for detail and an approachable nature, Charlotte has become a valued team member who can be relied upon. Also a full time mum, Charlotte likes to get outdoors on her acreage in Amamoor where there is always something to do.
Rachel Stafford
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OFFICE MANAGER
Accounting & Tax
Rachel Stafford
OFFICE MANAGER
Rachel’s Carbonite journey began when Carbon joined forces with Ross Group in 2020. Established by her father in the 1980’s, Ross Group was a big part of Rach’s life. The relationships she forged with clients over the years, along with her knowledge of the business, makes her a pivotal part of the team. Basically, she runs the show. She also delights in sharing random trivia… did you know that a Blue Whale tongue weighs more than an elephant?
Tanya Wilson
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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Accounting & Tax
Tanya Wilson
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Tanya always strives to give the best quality of service to clients, and has been a part of the Bundaberg team since 2000. Tanya has 3 children and enjoys camping trips with the family. She is also an avid rugby league fan and a supporter of the Brisbane Broncos and Queensland State of Origin teams.
Caitlyn Barker
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ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Accounting & Tax
Caitlyn Barker
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Caitlyn is one of our superstar Administration Assistants in our Gympie office. She completed her Certificate III in Business and hasn’t looked back since joining Carbon! When she is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her adorable dachshund named Charlie.
Renae Brookes
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PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Accounting & Tax
Renae Brookes
PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Renae joined Carbon in 2018 as a personal assistant, performing a wide range of administrative and PA duties to our team of accountants in Perth. Renae has a Cert I, II & III in Business, and a Cert II in Business Administration. Outside of work, you'll find Renae down at the beach with friends or visiting family in her home town of Goomalling.
Carlee Raissis
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PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Accounting & Tax
Carlee Raissis
PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Carlee joined our accounting team in 2019, whipping the accountants into shape and ensuring our clients are looked after. Her 9+ years of experience in accounting admin made her perfect for the busy role. Carlee loves to travel anywhere sunny and warm, and is planning her next trip. The big question is will she go back to Croatia or explore Malta? 
Lisa Young
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PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Accounting & Tax
Lisa Young
PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Lisa is originally from the UK but ended up in Australia 7 years ago after backpacking and now calls Perth home! Previously working as a PA back in the UK, once moving to Perth she worked at BDO and has since started with Carbon as the PA to Nathan Hood. She enjoys that every day is different and assisting clients and making others lives easier. On the weekends she enjoys hiking with her friends and her next goal is to complete the Bibblium track!
Danielle Cardwell
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ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Accounting & Tax
Danielle Cardwell
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Danielle supports the accounting team in the Brisbane office. Having completed her Bachelor of Business Specialising in Management, she is the perfect asset to keep the office running smoothly! Danielle’s a traveller at heart and has narrowed down her favourite destinations to Switzerland and Venice due to the breathtaking views and culture.
Melissa Connolly
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ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Accounting & Tax
Melissa Connolly
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Mel is one of our Administration Assistant's in the Bundaberg office and has been a vital part of the team since 2013. She strives to give clients the best service possible with her welcoming nature and efficient service. Outside of work, Mel makes the most of her time with her family, as well as going to the gym and catching up with friends.
Jamie Davison
CPA
CO-FOUNDER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Jamie Davison
CO-FOUNDER
Jamie is a CPA with a swag of university degrees and broad experience across chartered and corporate accounting.
Marc Wiriadisastra
CA
PARTNER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Marc Wiriadisastra
PARTNER
Marc joined Carbon in 2017 as the establishing partner of our business advisory division, bringing along with him an excess of 7 years’ experience servicing a portfolio of international, listed, government and private clients. 
Jason Parish
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PARTNER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Jason Parish
PARTNER
Jason joined Carbon in 2020 as a partner within our advisory division. After successfully owning and managing Parish Business Services for many years, he made the decision to join our network to experience the benefits of a forward-thinking accounting firm with a passion for technology.
Gail Rogerson
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PARTNER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Gail Rogerson
PARTNER
Having experience in being a broad minded logistical thinker, Gail has the skillset to assess, plan and implement a project utilising the people and resources available to provide mutually beneficial results
Allison Gardiner
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PARTNER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Allison Gardiner
PARTNER
With over two decades working with small business owners in Melbourne, Allison understands what causes stress and how bookkeepers can implement systems and strategies to minimise it. Allison’s practice focuses on systems and automation, helping to make life easier for everyone.
Wellington Takakura
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PARTNER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Wellington Takakura
PARTNER
Wellington joined us in 2019 when The Accounts Studio merged with us to launch Carbon Sydney. As a partner, Wellington takes pride in helping his clients work efficiently through automation, so they can focus on growing their business. Wellington is originally from Brazil, and moved to Australia in 2010 for a 6-month trip but never returned!
Kate Kapovic
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PARTNER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Kate Kapovic
PARTNER
Working in the financial services industry for the past seven years, Kate discovered her love of working with small businesses, being their back-end support and seeing them grow.
Dale Ettridge
CA
MANAGER - ENTERPRISE ADVISORY
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Dale Ettridge
MANAGER - ENTERPRISE ADVISORY
A Chartered Accountant with a background in Audit, Dale changed to enterprise advisory for a new challenge and explore a new way of helping business owners. One of Dale’s favourite parts about his work is the opportunity to get to know people, and he loves a good chat. Outside of work, Dale is learning German for one very interesting reason...so he can play German board games. Safe to say we’ve not heard that one before! 
Jessica Bell
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Jessica Bell
CLIENT MANAGER
Before joining the Carbon team, Jessica worked in business advisory tax for 5 years. She has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (major in accounting), and is a Chartered Accountant. Jessica is passionate about helping business owners take control of their business by implementing efficient accounting and bookkeeping technology. In her spare time, Jessica sings in a folk band, and likes to get to the gym.
Vikki Bell
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Vikki Bell
CLIENT MANAGER
Vikki has over 15 years' experience across various industries including hospitality and retail. She has a love of numbers and working out where problems lie. When not working Vikki loves spending time with her son and hanging out in the paddock with her big fur babies.
Tatiana Bekman
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Tatiana Bekman
CLIENT MANAGER
Tatiana has a Certificate IV in Accounting, bachelor’s degree in Finance at Tyumen State University (Russia), and is a BAS agent. Tatiana is our “Xero Champion” here in Brisbane, and enjoys assisting clients and finding solutions for any problem. Originally from Russia, Tatiana loves travelling and exploring different cultures. This Carbonite is a life enthusiast, leading a very active and healthy lifestyle.
Sally Bickford
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Sally Bickford
CLIENT MANAGER
Sally is known as the Holiday Queen. With her Xero-Certification, she is also known as the quiet achiever, this is only quiet as a result of being a skilled power house work horse. Her speed and efficiency would be admired in any industry so we’re glad she’s one of ours. It’s assumed her strength comes from being a Dockers supporter with her partner being a West Coast fan.
Lisa Cash
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Lisa Cash
CLIENT MANAGER
Lisa has a wealth of experience in accounts roles, entering the industry straight from school. Her clients thought it was hilarious when she got married and her surname became Cash; very appropriate for a bookkeeper! Lisa enjoys travelling, and spent three years touring round London and Europe in her 20s. Lisa has her Cert IV in Bookkeeping and is Xero certified.
Madelein Combrink
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Madelein Combrink
CLIENT MANAGER
Originally from South Africa, Madelein has a BA law degree and 10 years of work experience as a state prosecutor. She uprooted and moved to Australia in 2008 and now calls Perth her home. Madelein had a complete career change, and studied in Australia to gain her Cert IV Financial Services, later achieving her MYOB and Xero certification. Her hobbies include a glass (or two) of wine with friends, and speeding on her jet ski.
Sonia Perez Gomez
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Sonia Perez Gomez
CLIENT MANAGER
Sonia, originally from Colombia, has a Cert IV in Bookkeeping, Diploma in Business and a Degree in Business Management. Being a BAS Agent and having over 10 years of customer service and business experience, Sonia loves to learn and make life simpler for her clients. Sonia has a passion for helping people and when not working, leads a full life with her young family and assisting Columbian students to get ahead.
Steve Gullotti
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CLIENT MANAGER
Payroll
Steve Gullotti
CLIENT MANAGER
Steve joined the Carbon team in 2018 as our payroll manager. He has a wealth of financial management experience from working within a number of industries including financial services, real estate and property development. Outside of work, Steve plays a lot of ice hockey which has taken him across the country representing WA, making the U18 national squad when he was 17!
Bernadette Harris
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Bernadette Harris
CLIENT MANAGER
Bernadette is part of our bookkeeping team in Melbourne. She started in the industry by doing the books for her partner's electrical subcontracting company almost 13 years ago, and realised that she enjoys making things balance! Bernadette then completed her Cert IV in bookkeeping and received her BAS registration shortly after. Originally from NZ, Bernadette loves nature, fishing, drawing, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Maree Hornsby
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Maree Hornsby
CLIENT MANAGER
Maree has a Certificate IV in Accounting from Chisholm, and is a BAS Agent. Maree’s background includes working with Bunnings, Subway and the ABS. Maree is a problem solver, and when not working, spends time with her happily blended family with husband Matt, and four kids.
Natalie Serrao
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Natalie Serrao
CLIENT MANAGER
Natalie has been with the company since 2012. Originally from South Africa, Natalie worked for 10 years doing the bookkeeping for her husband’s business. Since moving to Australia, she continued with her bookkeeping and joined the WiseClick team. She has her Cert IV in Bookkeeping and is currently studying for her Cert IV in Accounting. Natalie has a passion for photography and spends her spare time snapping away.
Ainslie Simpson
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Ainslie Simpson
CLIENT MANAGER
Ainslie joined the bookkeeping team at Carbon after completing her Cert IV in Financial Services at WiseClick Training. She’s responsible for the setup, training and troubleshooting within the bookkeeping department. Ainslie ran the financial side of her husband’s business whilst bringing up their two sons. Outside of work, Ainslie enjoys cooking, the beach and running. She’s even run a marathon!
Karlene Unwin
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CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Karlene Unwin
CLIENT MANAGER
Karly has extensive experience in office management roles in an array of industries including maritime, construction and real estate. Karly's favourite part of bookkeeping is learning about new software that can help clients save time through automation. Karly recently relocated from Townsville to Brisbane with her partner, two dogs and pet goanna.
Laura Windus
CA
CLIENT MANAGER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Laura Windus
CLIENT MANAGER
By all reports, Laura is a lifesaver and a valued member of the team. She somehow juggles work and family and is a pro at both. She leads a very active lifestyle and enjoys outdoor activities with her 2 young children. A big sports fan, Eagles supporter specifically which causes a bit of tension in the bookkeeping department. Laura Graduated from Curtin in 2010, with Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction).
Penni Ditchmen
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BOOKKEEPER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Penni Ditchmen
BOOKKEEPER
Penni has been involved in the accounting industry since 1994. From these years of experience, she brings to Carbon her extensive knowledge in MYOB, GST and BAS. She prides herself in her ability to work closely with both her clients and alongside our accountants, making her an invaluable member of the team. Outside of work Penni runs a small online business specialising in custom made children’s clothing ordered all over Australia and overseas.
Keziah Fitzgerald
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BOOKKEEPER
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Keziah Fitzgerald
BOOKKEEPER
Keziah has a Diploma of Accounting and is working towards her BAS agent registration. She is always ready to help others and is passionate about her work. Outside of work she loves to travel and is most likely to stop to pet dogs on a walk.
Karen Johnston
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TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Bookkeeping & CFO Services
Karen Johnston
TEAM ADMINISTRATOR
Karen is part of the team at Carbon Roleystone, bringing a wealth of experience across multiple industries. She loves working for a tax accountant, which has shown to be a great learning curve for Karen. Karen is super active outside of work, walking her dog, Murphy around 45km a week! She loves travelling and experiencing other cultures, all whilst spending as much time as she can with her granddaughters.
Josh Dearle
CA
PARTNER
R&D Tax
Josh Dearle
PARTNER
Josh Dearle is a CA who joined Carbon in 2020 with a wealth of experience in helping businesses access the R&D tax incentive. Having worked at EY, Grant Thorton, BDO and Deloitte, Josh worked with a variety of businesses and enjoys forming lasting relationships.
Maitreya Speering
CA
PARTNER
R&D Tax
Maitreya Speering
PARTNER
Based in Roleystone, Maitreya has more than seven years' experience in R&D. He has worked in a variety of industries including software, mining, agriculture, engineering, construction, manufacturing and oil and gas. He is passionate about assisting engaged, ambitious and talented entrepreneurs achieve their goals in developing and commercialising innovative technology.
Mark Spencer
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MANAGING DIRECTOR
Business Insurance
Mark Spencer
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mark joined Carbon in 2020 to head-up our insurance division. With nearly 30 years experience within the Perth Intermediated Insurance sector, Mark has extensive knowledge of both industry and product disciplines which he passes onto his SME and corporate clients.
Kylie Zomer
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ACCOUNT MANAGER
Business Insurance
Kylie Zomer
ACCOUNT MANAGER
With over 20 years experience in insurance, Kylie adds a wealth of knowledge to the Carbon Insurance team.
Sarah Brown
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ACCOUNT MANAGER
Business Insurance
Sarah Brown
ACCOUNT MANAGER
Having started her career in the UK, Sarah has combined that experience with 23 years' experience in the Australian market to provide clients with excellent service every time.
Ann De Blank
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SPECIALIST SERVICES
Business Insurance
Ann De Blank
SPECIALIST SERVICES
Ann joined Carbon Insurance in 2020 with a background in bookkeeping and insurance. Ann moved into the insurance world two years ago and loved it so much she hasn’t left. Outside of work, Ann loves all things French – who doesn’t!
Janean Hicks
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DIRECTOR
Wealth Management
Janean Hicks
DIRECTOR
Janean joins Carbon with over 25 years’ experience in the financial planning industry. After losing her father as a young girl and experiencing the drama that followed because he didn’t have his financial affairs in order, Janean was passionate to ensure other families have their finances in order so they do not suffer in the same way.
Andreas Kettemann
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DIRECTOR
Wealth Management
Andreas Kettemann
DIRECTOR
Andreas joined Carbon in 2018 as a director within our wealth division. He specialises in superannuation and retirement planning, including asset protection, cash flow management, SMSFs and investments. Andreas is passionate about ensuring his clients achieve their financial goals and being part of their journey in achieving them.
Fenix Bryant
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PARTNER
Concierge
Fenix Bryant
PARTNER
Fenix Bryant partnered with Carbon in 2019 to launch Carbon Concierge. As someone who thrives on achieving the best possible result for clients, Fenix finds value in being able to find a solution for every business’ problem.
David Riddell
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MANAGER
Concierge
David Riddell
MANAGER
David Riddell joined Carbon in 2019 as we launched Carbon Concierge and brings his people and communication skills to the division. As someone who loves working with and helping businesses, David enjoys helping business owners find more time in their day to focus on what’s important to them.
Ryan Eastman
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DIRECTOR
Finance & Lending
Ryan Eastman
DIRECTOR
Ryan joined Carbon Finance after working seven years at Westpac in personal banking, business banking and home finance roles. Previously, he worked for Perth’s largest property investment firms as a broker. Originally from Country Victoria, he moved to Perth in 2013. Ryan takes an advice-based approach to mortgage broking, liaising with the respective experts to ensure his clients’ lending strategy compliments their other investments.
Jacob Reed
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DIRECTOR
Finance & Lending
Jacob Reed
DIRECTOR
With a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Cert IV and Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking, Jacob was previously a finance broker at a large investment firm before joining the team at Carbon Finance. As a finance broker, Jacob offers advisory based mortgage and finance strategies tailored to clients' individual goals.
Belinda Sukoski
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SENIOR FINANCE BROKER
Finance & Lending
Belinda Sukoski
SENIOR FINANCE BROKER
Belinda joined Carbon Finance in 2020 and enjoys the versatility of her days! She finds joy in making dreams come true for families and making the journey for her clients a seamless transition. Belinda loves real-estate and assists with researching and negotiations for clients. Away from the office Belinda enjoys boxing, spending time with her friends & family. Her favourite place to travel to is New York. She is also ambidextrous - google that!
Jamie Davison
CPA
CO-FOUNDER
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Jamie Davison
CO-FOUNDER
Jamie is a CPA with a swag of university degrees and broad experience across chartered and corporate accounting.
Nathan Hood
CPA
CO-FOUNDER
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Nathan Hood
CO-FOUNDER
Nathan bought into Sterling Accountants in 2006 and then co-founded Carbon with Jamie in 2014. Nathan was the foundation to our accounting team in Perth, and leads our accountants in Osborne Park. He finds it extremely rewarding to work with business owners to improve their profitability and watch their companies grow.
Mason Dunn
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
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Mason Dunn
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mason joined Carbon as our Group Financial Controller after impressive stints in EY and Wesfarmers. When Mason isn’t busy making us all look good, he enjoys snorkelling and camping outdoors, playing video games, and staring lovingly at his Pokémon card collection.
Hayden Brown
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GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Hayden Brown
GROUP OPERATIONS MANAGER
Hayden joined Carbon in 2018 bringing heaps of experience in accounting and management, working for firms in the UK before returning to Perth. Hayden tried something different (psychology), but the financial services world called him back and he's now very happily here at Carbon. Hayden has travelled the world extensively (you name it, he's probably done it) but has now settled down to the joys of family bliss.
Lee Collins
CA
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
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Lee Collins
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Lee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and has been part of the Carbon team since the beginning. Initially working as an accountant in a client-facing role, Lee now manages our internal accounts while also supporting a small portfolio of clients.
Brad Wines
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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
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Brad Wines
FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
Brad brings with him his degree in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a wealth of knowledge with 15 years’ experience. His keen eye for detail and organisational skills make him perfect for analysing financial data and forecasts. When not crunching numbers or enjoying time with his family, Brad strives to plant trees and play better golf.
Brinn Atkinson
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PROJECT SPECIALIST
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Brinn Atkinson
PROJECT SPECIALIST
Brinn joined Carbon as a director for the finance division in 2019.
Juliana Malta
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MARKETING MANAGER
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Juliana Malta
MARKETING MANAGER
Juliana joined us in 2020 after a great experience at BDO and Wesfarmers as our new resident guru in CRM and Analytics. In her free time, Juliana could be found either at the beach or on Rottnest.
Zoe Canavan
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MARKETING MANAGER
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Zoe Canavan
MARKETING MANAGER
Originally from Brisbane, Zoe moved to Perth in 2017 after always wanting to join the Western Australian life - she got a little lost along the way and lived in Wellington and Melbourne first. Zoe loves to write, but her true love is underwater hockey. Not sure what that is? Neither are we. YouTube it.
Claire Briggs
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MARKETING MANAGER
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Claire Briggs
MARKETING MANAGER
Originally from the UK, Claire gained a BSc in Psychology and Marketing, before leaving for a 15 month trip around the world. She loved Perth as much as we do, and moved over permanently in 2014. The English beaches obviously had nothing on Perth’s! Claire loves CrossFit, the beach, and her labrador puppy. She still has the travel bug, and tries to visit two countries each year to get her fix.
Sophie Frazer
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MARKETING COORDINATOR
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Sophie Frazer
MARKETING COORDINATOR
Sophie joined the Carbon team in 2020 with a passion for Marketing and using her skills for the power of good! When she isn't working, Sophie is fully consumed by a tv show called Gruen (advertising show) while also making time to discover new places to eat in Perth. Her recent discovery was a soufflé pancake pop-up store (we are drooling!)
Susanne Ascott
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INTERNAL COUNSEL
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Susanne Ascott
INTERNAL COUNSEL
After working as HR Manager for Club Med in Europe, Susanne came to Australia on an adventure holiday and hasn't left! After moving, Susanne started her MBA where she discovered her interest in law and has since studied law at UWA and completed her Masters as well. Susanne loves to travel, and twice a year goes to Germany to ski and hike the Alps.
Simeon Scriven
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SYSTEMS ARCHITECT
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Simeon Scriven
SYSTEMS ARCHITECT
Simeon joined the Carbon team in 2020, bringing his expertise on board to continually deliver & improve systems for both our clients and staff too! He loves knowing that he is making a difference to the day to day operations. In his time off he enjoys tabletop and computer gaming while also spending quality time with his three kids. Simeon is a traveller and has narrowed down his favourite places to New Zealand, Venice & Penang (Malaysia).
Arnie Shinn
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IT MANAGER
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Arnie Shinn
IT MANAGER
Arnie joined the Carbon team in 2020, bringing over 20 years of experience in IT & 16 years in Telecommunications (but who’s counting!). Arnie is very much a gamer at heart which is where his passion for technology was born and he is thriving! His love for playing with technology and assisting staff has been a common drive in his role at Carbon. Arnie is a Perth local but enjoys venturing to new places by camping and seeing new sites!
Bridie Patience
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ADMINISTRATOR
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Bridie Patience
ADMINISTRATOR
Bridie has the perfect surname for her position helping our team with administration and accounting projects. She's been with Carbon from pretty much the beginning, and has experience working in the majority of our service divisions. She's exceptional at what she does, and was crowned National Accounting Support Staff of the Year to prove it. Go, Bridie!
Nelly Sadler
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ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
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Nelly Sadler
ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Nelly joined our team in 2020 with her Masters in Finance and Banking. In her spare time, Nelly loves to sail - preferably without capsizing and she loves to bake. We're submitting our orders now!
Alex McLennan
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DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
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Alex McLennan
DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Alex joined us in 2018 as our Director of First Impressions. She's been looking after our clients (and us!) exceptionally well ever since. Alex keeps us all in line and there are some days we need it more than others! When she's not looking after us Alex loves escaping down south for a weekend adventure.
Sophie McNee
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DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
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Sophie McNee
DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Sophie joined Carbon in 2020 as a Director of First Impressions. Sophie enjoys being faced with a variety of different people from different industries on a daily basis. Outside of the office, Sophie loves to read and especially the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings series. She also has 2 adorable rescue dogs by the name of Ollie and George (cuteness overload!).