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

Managing Partner

Tony Fittler

Tax Consulting


Tony is managing partner of the Sydney firm and chairman of the Australasian Association of HLB Mann Judd. An experienced tax professional, he is considered by clients as both commercially savvy and technically astute. Tony has gained wide recognition for his work in securing private binding rulings from the Australian Taxation Office. Several of these rulings have established clear precedent for the future interpretation of taxation law. A pragmatic and client-focused practitioner, Tony is known for his ability to look beyond issues as well as his personable approach.


Michael Schmulian

Business Advisory Services


Michael has gained over 20 years experience in public practice working with clients across a range of taxation, accounting and business management issues. As a partner in the Melbourne firm, he advises family businesses, high net wealth professionals, property developers and retail companies. Building strong and nurturing relationships is Michael’s highest priority.


Ben Fock

Business Advisory Services, Audit & Assurance


Ben manages a number of large audit and business advisory clients. Based in the Wollongong firm, he believes in a hands-on approach to his work. As such, he specialises in industries in which he has attained relevant skills and knowledge. Ben has been closely involved with and supported the Wollongong City Surf Lifesaving Club and other local community organisations.


Adrian Narayanan

Audit & Assurance


As a partner in Brisbane’s Audit and Assurance team, Adrian has the responsibility for managing a diverse portfolio of clients ranging from large public listed companies to small and medium sized companies, as well as government and not-for-profit organisations.


Andrew Newhouse

Business Advisory Services


With over thirty years' experience in Chartered Public Practice, Andrew’s clients have included small to medium sized manufacturing and engineering firms, professional services firms, medical practices and subsidiary companies of multi-national corporations. Andrew is currently a board member of St Mary Star of the Sea College in Wollongong.


John Reidy

Business Advisory Services, Corporate Advisory


Based in Melbourne, John has worked for a wide range of both private and publicly-listed clients, with revenue ranging from $1 million through to over $300 million. John is known for his ability to build strong working relationships with clients. By doing this he is able to tailor his approach so that their goals can be met.

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 14 2018

Welcome to For Impact, HLB Mann Judd’s regular newsletter for the Not-for-Profit sector. In this…

The changing credit landscape in Australia

In summary, while the credit landscape in Australia is currently become tighter and lenders squeezed,…


Employee Shares Schemes: Tax and Legal Perspectives

The administration, tax implications and reporting of ESS interests, such as shares, performance rights and…

VCC 2018 Business Festival

Come find us at the VCC 2018 Business Festival! HLB Mann Judd has proudly sponsored…

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