CASE STUDY: Elderton Winery

Assisting with growth challenges

Elderton Wines in the Barossa Valley is a second generation family-owned business. Cameron Ashmead and his brother run the business together. For a number of years, HLB Mann Judd has assisted the dynamic business with the challenges associated with rapid growth. Watch our video to learn more.

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CASE STUDY: Golden Mile Resources

Assembling a strong team is crucial for successful IPO

HLB Mann Judd acted as the Investigating Accountant for Golden Mile Resources (ASX:G88). The company went public in June 2017. G88’s CEO, Tim Putt, explains why IPO remains an attractive long-term option for resources companies and the importance of assembling the right team to help get you there.

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Assembling a strong team is crucial for successful IPO


Keeping an open line of communication

Sean Dallimore from NAB Health talks about his relationship with HLB Mann Judd in Brisbane. He keeps and open line of communication with the partners to ensure they are all working together for the client. Transparency and collaboration are two reasons why HLB Mann Judd is awarded year-after-year for its client service.

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A relationship spanning more than a decade

The former CEO of the Heart Foundation shares his experiences working with HLB Mann Judd’s audit and assurance team. The organisation also participates in the Exclusive Not-for-Profit Group (ENFP).

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Our People


Katherine Patel

Business Advisory Services


In 2017, Katherine has shortlisted for “Accountant of the Year,” in the Women in Finance Awards. As a partner in Brisbane’s Business Advisory and Tax Consulting divisions, Katherine works alongside large businesses and high net worth individuals both on and offshore. With a strong commitment to clients, Katherine provides dedicated and personalised service to assist businesses navigate and understand various compliance and taxation issues.


Bernie Coughlan

Tax Consulting, Business Advisory Services


Bernie has over 18 years experience in providing tax compliance and business advisory services to SMEs. Bernie joined HLB Mann Judd Wollongong in 2003 and has a number of clients in the manufacturing, engineering, mining services and hospitality sectors


Troy Jackson

Business Advisory Services


Troy has nearly 20 years of accounting experience. He provides business advisory and taxation services to small and medium-sized enterprises across a wide range of industries, both locally and internationally. He has a particular focus on property, construction and hospitality.


Andrew Buchan

Wealth Management, Superannuation


Andrew leads the Wealth Management and Superannuation divisions in Brisbane. He believes in working collaboratively with his clients to achieve their financial goals. This is achieved by creating wealth via a bespoke, structured and long-term approach. Andrew prides himself on delivering personal and authentic client service.


Darryl Swindells

Audit & Corporate Advisory


Darryl is a senior partner in the Sydney firm’s Audit and Corporate Advisory divisions. His expertise lies in the areas of auditing, forensic accounting, fraud prevention and prospectus development. He is the head of HLB Mann Judd’s Not-For-Profit industry group. With this focus he leads and develops thought leadership that drives change and support for the NFP sector in Australia.


Aidan Smith

Audit & Assurance, Corporate Advisory


Aidan is a highly experienced practitioner who began his career in Glasgow in 1995, before joining the Sydney firm in 1998 and becoming a partner in the Audit and Corporate Advisory division in 2007. A results-based professional, Aidan is widely regarded for his technical strengths, personal approach and ability to add value to his clients while assisting them in meeting their compliance needs.

Insights & News

REPORT: 2018 IPO Watch Mid-Year Report

It has been a positive start to the year for the Australian IPO market according to HLB Mann Judd’s 2018 IPO Watch Mid-Year Report. Although the 2018 market experienced a slower start to the year when compared to 2017, it has still outperformed the previous five-year average.
2018 IPO Watch Mid-Year Report

REPORT: 2018 Freight Forwarding & Customs Broking industry snapshot

This is the second International Freight Forwarding & Customs Broking industry snapshot released by HLB Mann Judd in conjunction with The Australian Federation of International Forwarders and The Front-Line Group.
2018 Freight Forwarding & Customs Broking industry snapshot


For Impact - Issue 15 2018

Welcome to For Impact, HLB Mann Judd’s regular newsletter for the Not-for-Profit sector, covering governance…

Financial Times - Summer 2018-19

Welcome to HLB Mann Judd’s Financial Times. Our quarterly newsletter on business and personal finance…


IPO Watch Report - Perth launch

Join us for the annual Perth launch of the IPO Watch Report, a detailed analysis…

Under 35's Networking Event - Thursday 18th October

Guest Speaker Cameron Ashmead, Elderton Winery Please join us for our next Under 35's networking…

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