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


David Hoy

Business Advisory Services, Tax Consulting


David is a partner in the Auckland firm. He specialises in providing business and taxation advice for medium sized business entities, including companies, trusts and sole traders along with financial reporting, due diligence and independent valuations.


Fiona Dixon

Tax Consulting


Fiona’s experience covers a wide range of taxation issues including structuring, Division 7A, payroll, capital allowances, GST and stamp duty. Fiona has advised private equity funds in relation to taxation matters, such as MIT status and TOFA, as well as advice in relation to year end tax distributions. A key strength of Fiona's lies in her project management skills from planning through to execution.


Joelle Tabone

Business Advisory Services


Joelle has more than 15 years experience consulting to a wide range of private and family owned businesses on various corporate matters including business and taxation advice, business valuation and succession planning. She also has significant experience working with not-for-profit organisations. Based in the Melbourne firm, Joelle currently sits on the Board of Ardoch Youth Foundation.

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.


Brian Sully

Business Advisory Services, Superannuation


Brian is a business advisory specialist servicing small and medium businesses as well as professional services firms across a range of industries. He is widely acknowledged for his expertise in the medical and allied health sector. He has formally held roles as an ASIC registered company auditor, local government auditor and forensic accountant. With this experience, Brian has gained exposure to a wide range of operating businesses and regulatory reporting environments.


Colin Emmott

Business Advisory Services


Colin has been in the profession for over 40 years and is a highly recognised and regarded practitioner. With career experience in both large, structured practices and smaller organisations where flexibility comes with early responsibility, Colin’s overriding practical approach and highly personalised service is profoundly respected.

Insights & News

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.
Doing Business in Australia Booklet - Mandarin Version

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.
SME Research Report 2017/18


The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Australian Businesses

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2018 FBT Update

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Shareholders' and directors' disputes in private companies: Managing the fallout, changing the landscape

Disputes between directors and shareholders of private companies are an unfortunate reality, giving rise to…

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