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HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association firms have appointed eight new partners and two new directors.

The Association now has 93 partners and directors, and over 600 people in total, in eight member firms and three representative firms in Australia and New Zealand.

In Brisbane, Brendan Campbell and Katherine Patel have both been made partner in the business services area.  Mr Campbell joined the firm seven years ago and has particular expertise working with medical and dental practices.  Ms Patel, who also joined HLB Mann Judd in 2005 specialises in International tax and business and management advice for businesses in the mining industry and the hospitality sector.

In Melbourne, Aaron Murden and John Reidy have become business services partners, and Mark Holloway has been promoted to director in the audit division.  Mr Murden has over 15 years experience in taxation and business advisory services including private wealth, family business and succession planning.  Mr Reidy joined HLB Mann Judd in 1999 and has over 15 years experience in accounting, taxation and business advisory services as well as forensic accounting and business valuations. Mr Holloway, who has 18 years experience in internal, performance and financial audits, is a dedicated internal auditor for the Melbourne firm.

In Perth, Guy Brandon has joined HLB Mann Judd as a partner, heading up its tax consulting division.  In addition to his tax advisory experience, he has particular expertise in in financial modeling for complex transactions and business, share and option valuations.

In Sydney, Jolyon Dare has been made a tax partner and John Raffaele a business services partner.  In addition, Daniel Dalla has been promoted to director in the audit division.  Mr Dare, who joined HLB Mann Judd in 2005, specialises in corporate and international taxation issues including restructuring and transactions.  Mr Raffaele has particular experience in business advisory, family business, tax and succession planning, and works across a range of industries.  Mr Dalla joined the firm in 2001 and has experience in financial reporting and corporate advisory services.

In HLB Mann Judd representative firm in Lismore, Thomas Noble & Russell, Adam Bradfield has been promoted to audit partner.  He has ten years’ experience in audit and assurance, specialising in risk-based audit services.

Tony Fittler, chairman of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, said that HLB Mann Judd firms continue to be able to offer opportunities for its people as well as bringing in external expertise to better support clients.

“Quality mid-tier firms, such as those that make up the HLB Mann Judd Association, continue to see good opportunities for growth and expansion.

“Our size and structure allows us to better focus on client needs and the growth of our people, something that is extremely important in the current environment,” Mr Fittler said.

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For more information please contact:

Tony Fittler – Phone: 02 9020 4096

24 July 2012