Our Team

Our team of accountants and insurance brokers is our most valuable asset and by working together,  we’re able to draw on many years of experience, a wide skill base and a range of expertise to help you with all aspects of your personal and business finance.
If you are considering approaching any of them with an offer of employment then you agree, by reading further, to pay us one year’s salary as a recruitment fee!

Team Photo Some of the team at Peter Vickers Business Group from Accounting, Insurance, Financial services, HR and Marketing

Peter Vickers, Director, BSc BEc FCA

Peter studied at the University of Sydney and enjoyed university life so much that he completed two degrees. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Corporate Directors Association, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) of the Tax Institute. Peter is an authorised representative under the Corporations Act and is licensed to give investment advice. He is a registered tax agent, a registered company auditor, a registered SMSF auditor,  an external examiner for the Law Society of NSW and a Justice of the Peace.
Peter has won various battles over the years against the Australian Taxation Office and Travel Compensation Fund. He even convinced the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that Singapore does not have a separate capital city.
Peter has three daughters and five grandchildren and is a keen skier and accomplished sculptor. He was on the Board of Management of his daughters’ school, Masada College for 10 years of which he served three years as honorary treasurer.

ACCOUNTING

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGERS

Marc Liew CPA M.Tax, B.Bus, DipFP
Marc has over ten years experience in public practice dealing with a wide variety of sectors.  He also has experience in the commercial sector having been the management accountant for a property development company.  Marc is a qualified Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with a Master of Taxation from the University of Sydney,  a registered tax agent and an External Examiner for the Law Society of New South Wales.
When time permits, Marc enjoys playing tennis, basketball and spending time with his family.
Jenny Shi BBus
Jenny is a Registered Tax Agent, a Registered Auditor of Self Managed Super Funds and a Chartered Tax Advisor with a Bachelor in Business.    She has over 10 years of experience in public practice and 2 years overseas in banking.  Jenny’s special area of expertise is in Self Manged Super Funds.  She is currently working towards her CA qualifications and in any spare time that she has, enjoys skiing, riding and travel. Currently on maternity leave.
Aylin Karahangil  M Comm. Adv Dip. Accountancy Grad. Cert. Prof. Acc
Aylin is a Member of the Institution of Public Accountants and a Registered Tax Agent.   She spent 10 years working as a tax consultant, before moving into Public Practice where over the last 4 years she has specialised in individual taxation and assisting small businesses with their accounting.When not at work, Aylin enjoys swimming, walking, reading and spending time with her family.
Providing accounting expertise from the Windsor office of Peter Vickers Business Group Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rachel Ren, MBA, CA
Rachel is a CA and Registered Tax Agent who gained her MBA from Charles Sturt University and a postgraduate diploma in Professional Accounting from the University of Western Sydney.   Whilst working in public accounting she gained experience in insolvency and has worked with companies in a range of sectors.  Rachel continues to provide accounting services to clients across a range of industries from our offices in Lindfield.
In her spare time, she loves swimming, practicing yoga and cooking.  Rachel is currently on maternity leave.


ACCOUNTANTS
Shobhana Patel CA, BBA M Prof Acc
Shobhana (pronounced Shobna) gained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Saurashtra University, India and completed her Masters in Professional Accounting at the Sydney campus of the University of Ballarat.  Shobhana is enjoying working in public practice and is a registered tax agent, providing taxation and accounting services in Windsor and the Hawkesbury.   She enjoys playing badminton in her spare time.
Debritu Rosenbaum Adv Dip Acc
Debritu is an Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants.  She was awarded an advanced diploma in Accounting from Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE in 2003. Debritu is a registered tax agent and specialises in the preparation of individual tax returns.
Available Tuesdays to Thursdays.
Stephen Freedman B.Ec BBA
Stephen studied for his B Ec at York University, Toronto and for his BBA at the University of Windsor,  Ontario. Stephen has many years experience in the accountancy profession, in a variety of roles, serving a diverse client base.  His clients at PVA benefit from this expertise in his preparation of financial statements and tax returns; provision of taxation advice; budgeting and cash flows; business valuations; buying and selling businesses; management accounting and tax planning. Stephen has experience in preparing both Canadian and United States tax returns.
Melanie Bloch, M Prof Acc
Melanie acquired a Bachelor of Design in Architecture before gaining a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney.  She is currently working towards obtaining her Chartered Accountants Certification whilst working with the accounting team providing accounting and taxation services for our clients.
Melanie enjoys hiking, camping and a good show on Netflix.
Aarti Pathak, CPA
Before joining our accounting team, Aarti gained over 6 years experience through her roles in finance, taxation and accounting with both corporates and in public practice.  Aarti recently returned to work having taken time out to start a family and is enjoying helping individuals and businesses with their accounting.
In her spare time, Aarti enjoys spending time with her family, swimming and reading.

ACCOUNTING TEAM IN BANGALORE, INDIA

Due to the shortage of suitably experienced accountants in Australia, we have three dedicated Accountants working in our office in Bangalore.  They log on to our computer in Lindfield to prepare client accounts and tax returns and no records are kept in India.
Malleshwaran Meganathan MBA Finance, BCom, MCom
Malleshwaran has now completed his CA Intermediate from ICAI and holds his “Accounting Technician” Certificate.  In addition, he has recently been awarded his MBA Finance. Before joining BOSS, Malleshwaran had an accountancy position in which he gained valuable experience whilst working for a broad range of clients. At BOSS he uses this expertise in the preparation of tax returns and the finalisation of accounts for clients.  Malleshwaran is fond of cricket and Adam Gilchrist is his favourite player. He was married in 2006 and has a son named Mohit.
Pavithra Sidda Reddy, CA, IPA, BCom

Pavithra is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia. Prior to joining BOSS in 2011, she gained over 4 years experience in a management role in public practice performing audits for clients in a range of industries. Pavithra gained the highest score in Accountancy at college achieving a result of 95%. Clients appreciate her academic approach to their accounting issues and she enjoys using her skills to solve their problems. Pavithra is married and has a daughter named Sonakshi. She loves to travel, read fiction and play badminton.

Vijitha RachanKumar CA, BCom
Vijitha is qualified Chartered Accountant and started her accounting career at the age of 17. She has several years’ experience of working in public practice where she gained management experience, specialised in audits and enjoyed providing a professional service to her clients who appreciate her attention to detail. After 2 years working at Back Office Shared Services, she has now been transferred to look after the clients of Peter Vickers Chartered Accountants. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and playing with her daughter named Yahvi.

WORK FLOW MANAGER

Naomi Brandon BA DipFP
Naomi obtained her degree majoring in Textiles and Design & Technology at the Australian Catholic University. Before going on maternity leave Naomi managed a number of Lincraft stores taking each store to the top position in the chain. Naomi is authorised to give investment advice. After managing up to 30 staff in a store she believes managing 20 accountants is a breeze. Naomi has a daughter Kayla, and sons Jayden and Leo.  Available Monday to Wednesday.

CLIENT SERVICES

Jacqueline Ossher
PA to Peter Vickers,  Jacqui joined us in July 2014, having recently moved to Sydney with her family from South Africa where she worked in catering and insurance. Her enthusiasm and energy add another dimension to the office where she assists with whatever tasks she can, to ensure we provide the best possible service to our clients.  In addition,  she is responsible for the membership and administration of the Ku-ring-gai and Lindfield Chambers of Commerce.
Available Monday to Thursday
Linda Baxter
Linda has a client services role for which she is perfectly suited given her great organisational strengths, attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure.  She gained much of her experience during 15 years working as either a Personal Assistant or Legal Secretary. In her last role with a top tier law firm in Sydney, she assisted in maximising the efficiency of the group from within the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.  Linda has spent time working for KPMG in Ireland, a country which she very much enjoyed, and time in Israel before settling back into family life in Sydney.
Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Catherine Langham
Catherine’s main responsibility is to look after the corporate affairs of our clients including those concerned with ASIC compliance together with providing administrative support to our accountants. Her organisational strengths and understanding of client needs make her perfectly suited to this role in helping to ensure that our clients continue to receive the professional level of service to which they have become accustomed. Prior to working at Peter Vickers Business Group Catherine spent 4 years working in administration for an accounting firm in Parramatta where she gained an in-depth understanding of accounting administration and ASIC.  After taking a year off on maternity leave,  Catherine wanted to work closer to home so she could continue to spend as much time as possible with her daughter. PVA is perfect as it is within walking distance of her home and she enjoys working in the family friendly office environment. Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Danielle Bradbury Cert III Bus. Admin, Cert III REPS
Danielle is Client Services Support and Office Manager for our Windsor office.   She provides clients with integrity, service and results which she combines with high attention to detail and excellent organisational skills in her client liaison role. In addition to her Certificate IIIs,   Danielle has also completed workshops on time management and Leadership skills, therefore holds the key to ensure you receive the highest level of service in a timely manner.
Windsor Accountants’ Office, Peter Vickers Business Group

INVESTMENT SERVICES

Heather Leung BBUS, DipFP, FINSIA
Heather graduated with a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney and has a post graduate certificate in applied finance and investments. She has had a decade of experience in the finance and funds management industry having worked in the corporate world among some of the big blue chip companies. She joined Peter Vickers Business Group as Financial Analyst and is working towards her Diploma in Financial Planning.  Heather has two sons, one of which goes to the local school. Heather is available Monday to Wednesday.

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

Ann Humiston AA BusAdmin (Hons) Cert Financial Modelling
As an experienced Finance Manager across a number of industries, Ann brought a wealth of knowledge in financial systems and best practice for SMEs.  Her hands on experience started with bookkeeping as a teenager for family businesses and grew to manage a finance team of 6 for a firm of 120 employees. While managing the internal payroll for the Peter Vickers Business Group, she is also the go-to person for many of our client’s payroll queries.  Her in-depth understanding of software platforms, developed from learning to program in 3 languages, means Ann is across all of our client’s bookkeeping/accounting software and she continues to stay at the forefront of this constantly evolving environment.

INSURANCE BROKERS

Simon Pilbeam Dip FS  ANZIIF (Snr. Assoc) CIP
Simon is the Manager of PVIB and has been in the Insurance industry for over 30 years. He holds a Diploma in Financial Services, is a Senior Associate of The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and a Certified Insurance Professional. Simon’s hands on personal approach and excellent negotiation skills ensure our clients of the best value products tailored individually to their needs. Simon can provide expert assistance in the placement of all general insurance products with all commercial lines of insurance his forte. He is also authorised to give advice on life insurance and investments.

Beverley McKenna
Bev is highly experienced in the insurance broking industry. She began working in the industry in 1980 after returning from 3 years of living in Europe. She took time out briefly in 1987 to spend some time with her 2 young children. Bev’s patience is a proven asset assuring our clients of timely personal service for even the most complex insurance requirements. Bev is RG146 compliant.
Available Tuesday – Friday
Roisin Medin
Roisin has a strong background in Insurance Broking with expertise in most lines of insurance including Domestic, Commercial, Trade Insurance, Liability, Professional Indemnity and Marine Insurance. Roisin, who is RG146 compliant, has devoted her career to the Insurance Industry and enjoys the challenge of broking the “hard to place” cover for our clients.  Available Monday -Wednesday
Anna Calvert
Having spent the last 10 years managing a Chiropractic Clinic and a real estate office in Sydney,  Anna has a real appreciation of customer service and a passion for building relationships with clients. Anna quickly achieved her Tier 1 RG146 Compliance whilst also studying for her Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing. Anna does all this whilst raising a young son, playing netball and recently achieving a National B Badge in Umpiring.  Her energy and focus is an asset to the team and will ensure our clients are given the best possible advice in finding the most appropriate insurance cover for their needs.
Linda Garrett
A commitment to customer service is a core strength of Linda’s  having worked in the beauty industry for 16 years.  She is pleased to leave behind the hands-on nature of her previous career and is thoroughly enjoying the challenge of finding the best cover to suit the insurance needs of our clients.  Linda fast-tracked her studies to ensure she quickly became Tier 1 RG146 compliant.  Linda has a natural interest in people and as a good communicator, is able to quickly understand and respond to clients’ often quite complex and unusual insurance requirements.  She is a positive asset to the team and is available Monday to Friday.

IN SUPPORT

HR Manager

Idana Katz BSocSci(SW), PGDip HR Management, Honours Psychology
Idana is a registered Social Worker and a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. After practising as a Social Worker she moved into Human Resources and has over 11 years experience in this field. Having managed the HR Department of a large listed company, Idana took a sabbatical to have her first child and has returned to the workforce with the Peter Vickers Business Group in the capacity of HR Manager. Idana also assists clients of the PV Business Group in their HR issues. Available Tuesdays to Fridays

Compliance Officer

Sara Lanesman BSocSci PGDip HR Management
The group operates as a paperless office and Sara is responsible for managing the Document Management System, “How Now”.  She is also responsible for ensuring that the company meets all its corporate compliance requirements.  Prior to joining Peter Vickers Business Group, Sara gained a wealth of experience from various contract roles including Executive Assistant and Office Manager for a small team of business consultants and more recently as Workflow Manager and HR Manager for Peter Vickers and Associates, whilst Naomi and Idana enjoyed their maternity leave. Available Mondays and Wednesdays.

Office Manager

Madelein Pienaar BA Psych
Madelein is the Office Manager for our Lindfield Office.  She joined us in June 2016 having recently moved to Sydney from South Africa with her family.  Madelein is well equipped to manage our office and help ensure that our clients receive exceptional service as she worked as an Executive Assistant for 10 years.
Madelein enjoys reading when she has spare time, cooking, walking and swimming.

Marketing Manager

Kathryn Maguire BA (Hons) PGDip.Marketing,  Pg Dip Digital Marketing,
Kathryn is PVBG’s Marketing Manager.  When she joined the group she had been running her own marketing consultancy in Sydney, advising small companies on marketing strategy. She completed an honours degree in Economics and Geography at SOAS, London University, followed by a Postgrad Diploma in Marketing from Guildhall University, London. Over 20 years she has marketed a range of products and services including those of a professional services firm in London’s West End.  In 2014 Kathryn successfully completed a Diploma in Digital Marketing through the Chartered Institute of Marketing to ensure she remains abreast of on and offline marketing strategies and techniques. Available Tuesday to Thursday.

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