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Hugh McKenzie-McHarg
Audit and Assurance

Hugh is one of the founding partners of Johnsons MME. From 1 July 2016, Hugh stepped back from his partnership in the firm and is now involved as an associate. He continues to provide a range of business consulting services including assisting our clients with strategic and business planning, risk management and business control. 

Hugh comes from our region having spent his early years on the family property at Walwa in the Upper Murray. Hugh received his Diploma of Business (Accounting) in 1977, having completed his studies at the former Caulfield Institute of Technology (since absorbed into Monash University).  After three years with Deloittes in Melbourne, Hugh joined our antecedent firm Coopers & Lybrand in 1980 and he was admitted to the partnership as an audit partner in 1990. He led the firm's audit division until 2004 at which time Stephen Clarke was admitted as a partner. Hugh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Hugh is married to Yvonne and is the father of three adult children. He is a tenor with the Murray Conservatorium Choir and is a social golfer ... and into any other social activity.


Danny Salmon OAM
Business Services

Originally from Wagga Wagga, Danny commenced with the firm as an accountant in February 1990. He became a Manager in July 1997 as was a Partner from July 2004 to June 2009. He has been an Associate with Johnsons MME since July 2009.

Danny was admitted as Chartered Accountant (CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) in April 1993 and advanced to Fellow in October 2012. He is a CA Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) Specialist with the ICAA and is an accredited SMSF Specialist with the SMSF Professional Association of Australia (SPAA).


Danny has over 27 years' experience in a wide range of taxation and business services areas including small business advisory, taxation advice, business and succession planning and self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF's). He has an expertise in the area of small business taxation and has a great understanding of the more technical aspects of jobs. In more recent years he has focussed on SMSF services including fund administration and compliance as well as providing personalised advice in relation to retirement and estate planning utilising SMSF's.


Danny was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community of Albury Wodonga, particularly through the Australian Air Force Cadets,  on Australia Day 2013.

Jeff Stirling
Business Services

Jeff joined the practice of Johnsons MME as an Associate on the merger of the former Stirlings practice with Johnsons MME in July 2011.  Jeff spent the first few years of his professional life in Sydney before returning to Albury in 1980.

Jeff became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1981 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute in 1995.  Jeff is also a Registered Company Auditor and a Registered Tax Agent.

Jeff specialises in small business accounting and taxation services and takes a keen interest in self-managed superannuation funds.

Jeff is also the accountant's accountant, taking on the role as the firm's financial controller in 2019. 

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