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


Mark O'Connor

Audit & Assurance


Mark is the head of Cutcher & Neale’s audit & assurance division. He is a registered company auditor and has extensive industry experience spanning over 25 years. Assisting organisations to properly structure their processes and achieve their business goals has always been a passion for Mark and is something he continues to provide to all of his clients.

Managing Partner

Brian Leaning

Business Advisory Services


Brian Leaning has been a partner in the Auckland firm for more than 25 years. Although starting a career in audit, he now advises clients across all aspects of their business, including tax.


Guy Brandon

Tax Consulting


Guy leads the Tax Consulting division in the Perth firm. He has more than 25 years experience across a broad range of Federal and state tax matters. He has presented seminars for the Taxation Institute of Australia and is a former member of the Institute’s WA State Education Committee. He has also been a sessional lecturer at Curtin University and unit controller for Open Universities Australia.


Brian McCann

Business Recovery & Insolvency

Perth (Insolvency WA)

Brian specialises in insolvency and reconstruction involving all types of administrations. His experience spans most industries. Based in the Perth (WA Insolvency) firm, Brian is a past chairman of the Western Australian Division of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia. He was also the inaugural national chairman of CPA Australia's Centre of Excellence on Insolvency and Reconstruction.


Paul Bottele

Wealth Management, Tax Consulting, Superannuation


Paul was named “SMSF Investment Strategist of the Year” at the 2017 NSW SMSF and Accounting Awards. With over 20 years' experience in taxation, superannuation and investment fields, Paul now heads the Wealth Management division in the Wollongong firm. He is a self-managed super fund specialist with extensive knowledge in all areas of superannuation, estate planning and insurance.


Josh Chye

Tax Consulting


Josh leads the Melbourne firm’s Tax Consulting division. With a passion for understanding his clients’ commercial drivers, he is able to provide practical tax solutions in order to both solve problems and identify opportunities. Josh’s professional tax background of 15 years extends across working in the tax consulting divisions of reputable international second tier and big four firms.

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


Peppercorn leases - stop the presses!

The Australian Accounting Standards Board is reconsidering the requirement for not-for-profit entities to bring peppercorn…

Pro Bono Australia 2019 Salary Survey

HLB Mann Judd is proud to be a partnering sponsor of Pro Bono Australia's 2019…


Under 35's Networking Event - Thursday 18th October

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

Aged Care Seminar - Thursday 11th October

Many of us are ill prepared when faced with the situation of needing to access…

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