New appointments at HLB Mann Judd

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Continued growth for accountants and advisers HLB Mann Judd nationally has led to the appointment of two new partners and three new directors.

Tony Fittler, chairman of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, said the appointments reflect the group’s ongoing growth and stability over the last 12 months.

“We have seen continual growth in our wealth management businesses as well as business advisory activities, and have also received a number of leads from our international association, which has built a particularly strong network in the Asian region.

“The Australian accounting profession has always had an international focus to serve their global clients.  This makes it different from other professions such as law, which is only now increasing its global involvement through a high level of international mergers and takeovers.

“HLB Mann Judd has particularly benefited from its international association that first started over 20 years ago. This has given us the support and resources to continue our steady growth as well as helping ensure we have the right people, knowledge and resources to serve our clients,” Mr Fittler said.

In Melbourne, Darryl Smith has been made partner in the business services area and Andrew Lord has been made wealth management director.  Mr Smith has over 25 years of experience in business advisory and strategy, private wealth management and tax structuring. Mr Lord has 20 years’ experience in financial services, in funds management and broking as well as financial advice.  He established his own financial planning practice in 2002, which merged with HLB Mann Judd Melbourne last year.

In Perth, Danny Buckley and Kirstin Stewart have both been appointed directors in the business services division.  Ms Stewart joined the Perth firm in 2005, having previously worked with an international mining company and a not-for-profit organisation.  She holds a bachelor of commerce from Murdoch University and is a member of CPA Australia and of Family Business Australia.

Mr Buckley works in the corporate and audit services division.  He has particular experience in the resources and building and construction industries and, in 2007, worked in New York on secondment with an HLB affiliate office.  He holds a bachelor of business from Edith Cowan University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Master Builder’s Association of WA.

In Sydney, Todd Gammel has been made a business recovery and insolvency partner.  He has over 15 years insolvency experience including administrations, deed of company arrangements, receiverships, property appointments, and members and creditors liquidations. Mr Gammel holds a bachelor of commerce (accounting) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia.

HLB Mann Judd is an association of independent accounting firms with offices throughout Australia and New Zealand and, through this association, global network HLB International which has member firms in over 100 countries. 

The HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association consists of 8 member firms and 3 representative firms and has approximately 90 partners and around 700 staff members. It represents a group of specialists providing accounting and business and financial advice and services to a wide range of business organisations and private clients.

HLB Mann Judd was named “Best Accountancy Firm (revenue between $50 million and $500 million)” in the 2013 BRW Client Choice Awards.

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For more information please contact:

Tony Fittler – Phone: +61 2 9020 4096

16 July 2013