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


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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CASE STUDY: Human Psychology

An integral partnership for growth

Samantha Young is the Managing Director of Human Psychology in Adelaide. HLB Mann Judd has been her family accountants for more than a decade. Today, the firm advises her across all aspects of her business from strategic planning through to bookkeeping and compliance. This long-term partnership will help her achieve her growth goals both sustainability and responsibly.

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Our People


Jason Edwards

Audit & Assurance, Business Advisory Services


Jason’s career began in 1998 in audit and assurance. Today, he is a partner in the Auckland firm and provides a wide range of services to a variety of different organisations. He advises and assists clients with tax requirements, financial statement audits, internal audits, financial reporting, due diligence and independent valuations.


Daryl Jones

Tax Consulting


Daryl leads the Brisbane firm's Tax Consulting division. With more than 30 years' experience in tax consulting, he advises SMEs, large listed companies, high net wealth individuals and private family groups across a wide range of domestic and international 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

Managing Partner

Norman Neill

Audit & Assurance, Corporate Advisory


Norman joined HLB Mann Judd as a graduate in 1992. Today, he is the managing partner of the Perth firm. Norman specialises in audit services, management advisory services, prospectus preparation, investigating accountant’s reports for IPOs, expert reports, financial reporting and governance matters. He is a regular contributor of articles and thought leadership pieces for HLB Mann Judd and industry publications addressing a broad range of business and management topics.


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.


Eric Maillard

Business Advisory Services


Based in Melbourne, Eric has 20 years’ experience working with small to medium enterprises along with the individuals and families behind them. He’s worked across a number of industries both locally and foreign owned in all areas of business advisory and taxation. Eric prides himself on approaching complex technical and financial matters with a practical and commercial approach and has a genuine care for his clients.

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REPORT: Doing Business in Australia Booklet - Mandarin Version

This booklet is a comprehensive guide for individuals and businesses contemplating doing business in Australia, which has been translated into Mandarin. It addresses a broad range of government, economic and tax-related information.
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REPORT: SME Research Report 2017/18

The SME Research Report provides insights into the opinions and concerns of business owners, and explains how SMEs are surviving and thriving.
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