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Managers

Stephen Byrns

Audit and Assurance

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant with twenty years' professional experience in public sector and professional practice organisations, including over seven years with KPMG.  Stephen has worked in the New South Wales Local Government and Victorian State Government sectors in audit related roles. Stephen has previously managed public sector audits for the Victorian Auditor General and the NSW Audit Office in the health and local government portfolios. 

Stephen joined Johnsons MME in September 2015. 


 

Luke Drummond

Audit and Assurance

An Albury boy, Luke commenced work at Johnsons MME in 2000 in our Business Services and Tax division.  He moved to our Audit and Assurance division in 2011 and has audit clients and experience in a range of industries including local government, water authorities, health, licensed clubs, aged care and Aboriginal corporations.

Luke completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 2007 and became a Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2015.  Luke is an approved SMSF Auditor with ASIC and has taken on the role of manager in the Audit division from July 2018.

 

 

Andrew Chamberlain

Business Consulting

Originally from Wagga, Andrew moved to Melbourne in 2005 to complete a Bachelor of Business at LaTrobe University's Bundoora Campus. After gaining valuable experience working in Melbourne and London, Andrew relocated back to Albury to be closer to the family.

In 2013, Andrew began work at Johnsons MME and advises clients on various business services, consulting, carbon compliance.  Andrew is a Manager in our Business Consulting and Finance Mortgage Broking division and is a Chartered Accountant.

 

Michael Darmody

Business Services

Michael started at Johnsons MME in January 2004 after completing his schooling in Wodonga. Subsequent qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Business Management) from Charles Sturt University, as well as being a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Michael works in the area of business and taxation services, providing ongoing assistance to a range of clients from various industries.

 
 

Aidan Jenkin

Business Services

Originally from Deniliquin, Aidan commenced with Johnsons MME in 2012. He completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Finance) with distinction from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and was admitted to the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2013.  He was appointed as a Manager in July 2016 and currently serves on the Chartered Accountants Albury/Wodonga regional committee.

Aidan works in the area of business and taxation services using his skills to assist a variety of clients particularly those in the water infrastructure, primary production, manufacturing retail and Not-for-Profit sectors. With an understanding of business technology, Aidan also works with clients to develop streamlined solutions for their business processes.  He also has a strong involvement in our Virtual CFO and outsourcing assignments and can assist business clients with developing the capacity of their finance teams.

 

Chad Rigoni

Business Services

Chad, born in Myrtleford, commenced work with Johnsons MME in 2011 as a Supervisor. He was promoted to Manager in 2014.

Chad completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Charles Sturt University Albury/Wodonga and was admitted to full membership of CPA Australia in 2010. Chad works in the area of business and taxation services, using his skills to assist and guide a wide range of clients particularly those in the transport, construction, manufacturing and primary production industries. With an understanding of key business and taxation issues including succession planning, Chad provides an opportunity for businesses to achieve their goals, no matter where they are in their business lifecycle.

 

Grant Lewis

Financial Advisory

Grant commenced with Johnsons MME in 2008 as a manager in our financial advisory division and has been working in financial services since 2002.

Grant's qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), he has a Diploma in Financial Services from Deakin University and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) from FINSIA. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and SMSF Association member and accredited SMSF Specialist Advisor.

Grant enjoys meeting people and helping them plan their financial future.  His areas of expertise include superannuation, self-managed superannuation funds strategy and planning, retirement planning, aged care, and wealth creation strategies.

Once strategy is optimised, Grant also works with clients to construct tailored investment portfolios, incorporating direct shares, managed funds and other listed and unlisted investments.

 

Noel Sargent

Financial Controller

Noel is the accountant's accountant, having commenced work at Johnsons MME in January 2007 as the firm's financial controller. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from the University of Newcastle. 

Noel has a broad commercial accounting background, which has enabled him to provide assistance to clients in a number of one-off consulting assignments, as well as controlling the accounting affairs of Johnsons MME itself.  Noel is also part of the Information Technology team that assist all staff at Johnsons MME.

 
   

Assistant Managers

 

Alison Copland

Business Services

Alison commenced work with the former firm Coopers & Lybrand in 1995 after completing a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Charles Sturt University in Albury. She was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1998. 

Alison works in the area of business and taxation services as an Assistant Manager using her skills to help and guide a wide range of clients particularly within the local primary production industry. She is originally from Khancoban. 

 

 

Joy Lee

Business Services

Joy was born in Albury and grew up on a farm in Brocklesby. She attended Albury High School and after completing her higher school certificate she commenced a traineeship with Coopers & Lybrand in Albury. She spent her first two years working full time and studying part time at Riverina College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt University).  She then moved to Wagga to complete her degree full time and thereafter returned to Albury to take up a position at Coopers & Lybrand.  

Joy is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Taxation Institute. She is an Assistant Manager working in business and taxation services for a wide range of clients.  She also assists providing valuation services and fringe benefits tax advice.

Outside of work, Joy likes to keep fit and plays tennis and hockey.



 

Liz Hoffman

Business Services

Liz was born in Melbourne but moved to Albury with her parents as a child. Liz attended primary and secondary school in North Albury before embarking upon a Traineeship with Coopers & Lybrand in Albury in 1987. The following year, Liz started her Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) at the Charles Sturt University Albury campus; a qualification she completed in 1991.

Melbourne beckoned Liz and she departed Coopers & Lybrand to work for a boutique accounting firm in South Yarra for two years. She returned to the fold in August 1994 and has completed over twenty years of service.

Liz's current role as Assistant Manager has her working in the area of Business and Taxation Services for a variety of clients.  Outside of work, Liz keeps busy playing tennis, indulging in travel and supporting her favourite AFL team, Geelong.

 

Anastasia Saric

Business Services

Originally from Myrtleford, Anastasia commenced employment with Johnsons MME in October 2007 as a Senior Accountant. She completed her Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Marketing) in 2005 and was admitted to the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand) in 2008. 

Anastasia has over ten years of experience in business and taxation services,  and has specialised in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds since 2012 and was recognised as an SMSF Specialist Member of Chartered Accountants ANZ in 2017. 

 

 

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In Memory

Steven Logue

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

Business Services
Born in Canberra, Steven (Gus)commenced work with our antecedent firm, Coopers & Lybrand, in February 1989.  He became a manager at Johnsons MME in 2004. Steven was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1998.   He worked in the area of business and taxation services, using his skills in these areas to assist and guide a variety of clients.

Gus lost his battle against cancer in April 2018. 


Our workmate and friend, Gus... he was one of a kind.  This mild-mannered accountant by day would turn into a flanny wearing,

non-mainstream music listener after hours.  From suits one moment to dark heavy metal t-shirts the next.  Gus would always have a smile on his face, be eager to help and have the knowledge to back up his decisions and thought processes.

You are missed by all those that knew you Gus.