Team

Brett Hotchkin

Brett started his professional career back in 1988 at an accounting firm based in Oak Park. From there, he moved to a few more practices before starting his own firm in 1996.

He successfully grew his own business ( B A Hotchkin & Associates) from a sole practitioner to a team of twelve.

Brett has a passion for driving business growth and his knowledge and guidance has helped many clients in a number of different industries from construction to professional service firms.

Outside of work hours, Brett enjoys watching his kids play football and netball. He also likes the thrill of racing cars.

Brett Allen Hotchkin, Authorised Representative
No: 124 3863 of SMSF ADVISERS NETWORK PTY LTD
ABN 64 155 907 681
AFSL Number 430062 www.san.com.au

John Hughes

After graduating from Melbourne University, John completed is chartered accounting qualification at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) working in audit services and taxation. He then worked at Bongiorno & Co before starting his own accounting practice Hughes O’Dea Corredig in 1977.

John has assisted many clients using the knowledge and skills developed through ongoing professional development.

His main interests is in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF), having gained a sought after accreditation, the Specialist SMSF Adviser from CAANZ. He is also a registered auditor.

In his spare time, he likes watching St Bernards Old Collegians Football Club, attending the horse races and participating in swimming events, both locally and internationally.

John Gregory

John was a graduate of Melbourne University (same class as John Hughes), before moving to Peat Marwick where he started his accounting career.

In 1988, John Gregory started his own practice and operated within the Essendon area for many years.

John has always had a very hands-on approach to his clients to work with them to achieve their financial and personal goals. John is very well rounded in all areas of taxation including SMSF.

He is a huge fan of the Collingwood Football Club and has owned many racehorses in his time. John still plays tennis occasionally.

James Hughes

James graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). He then commenced work at KPMG as an accountant.

James then worked at Nexia (now Moore Stephens), Hughes O’Dea Corredig (for his father John Hughes) before moving and working with John Gregory.

His main interest is working with SME’s to grow their business through the use of technology. This has been a particular focus in the past few years with clients seeing the positive impacts cloud technology can have on their business. Working with start-ups is also a passion of his.

His interest outside of work involve St Bernards Old Collegians Football Club, Essendon FC and

Martin Koh

Martin has over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of accounting and taxation, including superannuation.  He qualified as a CA in Scotland, UK and had worked with major accounting firms in the UK and Singapore before moving to Australia in the mid 80’s to join Deloitte’s.

Martin’s years of experience are reflected in his knowledge and capacity to deal with all aspects of accounting and taxation including compliance work for self-managed superannuation funds.

Margo Baker

Margo obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in Canada in 1987. She has over 30 years’ experience in public practice including a wide variety of accounting, taxation and audit experience with big firms in both Canada and Bermuda.  Prior to moving to Australia in 1995, Margo’s focus
was on accounting and taxation for small businesses.

Margo’s main role, in addition to business advice, is the preparation of financial statements, tax returns and compliance reports for clients across a wide range of industries.

Rodoulla Kyriacou

Rodoulla has a wealth of knowledge in taxation and accounting for small to medium entities. She has over 16 years’ experience in public practice.

Rodoulla’s role is to prepare financial accounts and income tax returns for clients across a number of industries and her focus is to always ensure the best outcomes for clients.

Brodie Anderson

Brodie has over 11 years’ experience in public practice and in that time has gained experience across a range of industries.

During that time, he has demonstrated a commitment to his clients’ needs and timelines and clients have appreciated his knowledge and expertise.

Brodie’s main role is the preparation of financial statements, tax returns, tax planning and assisting clients with technical advice.

Jing Liu

Jing has been working in public practice since 2000, with a focus on taxation; accounting; business services and SMSF. She enjoys solving problems and loves the challenges that her role brings. I also

Jing likes the variety of work and cares about the quality of work she produces.

When not at work, she loves to travel and catch up with friends. Music is a passion, listening to a range of genres.

Ting Lin

Ting graduated with a Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Commerce.

With a strong IT background, she has many years experience in public practice.

Her areas of speciality include tax and business services, tax planning and management accounting and Self-Managed Super Funds.

Ting enjoys spending time on community and volunteer activities. She was a volunteer of community visitor scheme and now is also treasurer of North East Citizen Advocate.

After work Ting enjoys spending a day on adventure sports. Sport and hiking are two of her favourites.

Diana Birstonas

Diana completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting. Diana is an SMSF Accountant, and her main responsibilities involve the preparation of financial statements, tax returns, and associated documentation required for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds compliance purposes.

Diana also performs audits for Self Managed Superannuation Funds and financial statements. She sees audit as a value-add service to the client and the firm.

Ashley Wang

Ashley started in public practice in 2011 and specialises in managing self-managed super funds.

Ashley provides insight into superannuation and delivers comprehensive compliance services to clients.  She assists clients with SMSF’s navigate through the legislative structure and prepare their SMSF financial reports and income tax returns.

Ashley is also able to assist clients with their individual tax returns and small business taxation.

Ben Hutchesson

Ben first worked in public practice in 2011 and has experience working with large city firms and suburban firms.

In that time, he has dealt with a wide range of businesses from numerous industries.

Ben is able to assist his clients in all aspects of business and taxation and has shown a strong commitment to understanding his client’s needs. He also enjoys the challenges of Self Managed Superannuation Funds strategies and compliance.

Ryan Norris

Ryan is a bookkeeper and has many years experience working in the professional services industry. He provides bookkeeping services to client clients across a wide range of industries. Ryan completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Victoria.

He is proficient in all types of accounting software but he has a particular focus on Xero. Ryan performs all types of bookkeeping functions from invoicing to payroll to superannuation for employees.

He likes to spend his weekend walking his dogs and watching Aussie Rules football in the winter and American Football in the summer.

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