Our Team

Boroughs | Chartered Accountants Sydney: Team

At Boroughs, we believe our people are our single most important asset.

This helps us focus on our goal of providing excellent client-focused services.

We add value to our clients by being a well-managed firm committed to recruiting top accountants and support staff, and by empowering them with the most useful technology, in an environment that promotes excellence.

So, come and meet some of the people who make up our team.

OUR DIRECTORS

John Leece AM

Director

John Leece AM

Corporate Advisory

John has been director of the Firm since 1979, and specialises in corporate financial strategic advice, mergers, and acquisitions. His experience includes roles in business advisory services, auditing, accounting services and taxation advice.

John is a Fellow Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, as well as CPA Australia. He is also a Registered Tax Agent, and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).

John has given extensive service to the accounting profession particularly as a member of the New South Wales Divisional Council of the Australian Society of CPAs and of a number of Expert Panels and Professional Committees, including the joint committee between Government and the profession.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:jleece@boroughs.net.au

Steve Wearne

Director

Steve Wearne

Tax | Corporate Advisory | Business Services

Steve is a specialist tax director, who joined the firm in October 1990. A barrister and chartered accountant, Steve was previously partner in charge of the Pannell Kerr Forster, Sydney, Taxation Consulting Division. Having been with that firm almost 10 years he spent the previous 9 years with the Australian Taxation Office.

Steve brings to the firm the qualifications, experience and ability to resolve clients’ taxation issues and advise generally upon taxation matters in a legally and commercially effective manner.

Steve is a fellow of Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand, a fellow of CPA Australia (Specialist Tax Accreditation), a Certified Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia, and a Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Steve has extensive experience in lecturing for both professional bodies and was formerly a part-time lecturer in Taxation Law at the University of Technology, Sydney and a member of the CPA Australia Taxation Centre of Excellence.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:swearne@boroughs.net.au

Alan Moffat

Director

Alan Moffat

Business Services

Alan is a business services director, who joined the firm in February 1991. He was previously with Pannell Kerr Forster for 15 years, the last 8 as a partner in the firm’s business services division.

Alan gained a number of years’ experience in commerce prior to moving to the profession. He has gained a wide range of experience through his involvement with a diverse range of clients, including both public companies and private client groups, operating in the areas of technology, IT outsourcing, investment, hospitality, property development and retail and wholesaling areas. Alan also has experience in taxation, superannuation and estate planning related matters.

Alan is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:amoffat@boroughs.net.au

Brian Vogel

Director

Brian Vogel

Business Services

Brian is a business services director who joined the firm in 1969.

He has extensive experience in accounting and business services. He also advises on taxation, superannuation and voluntary liquidations. He is corporate adviser to many substantial private investment and corporate groups.

He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, CPA Australia and is a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:bvogel@boroughs.net.au

Brenden Hughes

Director

Brenden Hughes

Business Services

Brenden has been a business service director since July 2007. He originally joined the firm in February 1995 as a trainee accountant and since that time has gained extensive experience in the business services and assurance areas.

From 2002 to 2007 Brenden specialised in providing assurance and related services to small and medium public and private groups in a diverse range of industries, including consumer and industrial products, advertising and agriculture. More recently he has specialised in providing taxation, superannuation and other business services to privately held groups.

Brenden is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a registered SMSF Auditor, and a Registered Tax Agent.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:bhughes@boroughs.net.au

Stephen Austin

Director

Stephen Austin

Business Services

Stephen has been a business services director since July 2008. He originally joined the firm in 2001 as part of the taxation advisory division and has more recently focused on business services clients that have specialised tax needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen conducted his own private practice as well as acting as the Group Financial Controller for his family’s manufacturing and distribution business prior to its sale.

He has wide experience in taxation advisory, accounting, superannuation, family office and estate and succession planning matters.

Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia, a registered SMSF Auditor, Registered Tax Agent, and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Management (with a sub major in Marketing), and a Diploma of Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:saustin@boroughs.net.au

Matthew Thorncraft

Director

Matthew Thorncraft

Business Services

With big four firm experience, Matthew has been a business services director since 2014.

Working with large privately-owned businesses, subsidiaries of multinational companies, entrepreneurs and high net wealth individuals, Matthew takes a proactive and hands-on approach to advising clients on the full suite of accounting, taxation and business-related matters.

Whilst industry experience is diverse, Matthew has extensive experience working with large privately held businesses operating in the property development and construction industries where he has acted as an outsourced CFO and provided finance function services.

Matthew is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a Registered Tax Agent and member of the Tax Institute of Australia. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:mthorncraft@boroughs.net.au

Chris Allen

Director

Chris Allen

Business Services & Assurance

Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the profession, advising the SME sector on all aspects of taxation, accounting and business management, as well as conducting audits of large enterprises and foreign-controlled Australian companies under the Corporations Act.

He has undertaken valuations of SMEs for both family law and business sale purposes, as well as leading due diligence engagements for clients looking to acquire businesses. In both the audit and advisory areas, Chris has particular expertise across builders and developers, agribusiness, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, aged care and health care service providers.

Prior to joining Boroughs in 2014, Chris spent 27 years with BDO and its predecessor firm PKF where he served on the firm’s executive in his capacity as Partner in Charge of the Private Client service line, as well as the firm’s National Head of Private Clients.

He is a registered company auditor, an approved SMSF auditor, a Registered Tax Agent and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:callen@boroughs.net.au

Stephen Viski

Director

Stephen Viski

Business Services

Stephen is a business services director who joined the firm in 2013, previously having been part of a large mid-tier firm for over 10 years.

He has experience in all aspects of accounting, including statutory and management accounting, structuring, outsourcing and taxation compliance and advice. He has been involved in a broad range of clients in various industries, including aged care, property & construction, professional service providers, primary production and sport and entertainment.

Stephen is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and is a Registered Tax Agent. He also holds a diploma in Financial Planning.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:sviski@boroughs.net.au

Justin Fletcher

Director

Justin Fletcher

Business Services & Assurance

Justin is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He is a registered Company Auditor, and holds both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting.

He provides a broad range of business and corporate advisory services – including statutory financial reporting, taxation compliance and external audit services. His advisory skills also extend to superannuation, business group restructuring, completion of business and share valuations, due diligence reports and financial analysis and modelling.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:jfletcher@boroughs.net.au

Andrew Lam

Director

Andrew Lam

Tax

Andrew is a specialist tax director who joined the firm in July 2018. He has broad experience in providing corporates and individuals with general tax planning/restructuring advice and assisting with transactional tax planning including access to small business CGT concessions and conducting tax due diligence. He can also assist clients in tax controversy matters.  His clients include small and medium businesses, family groups, and not-for-profit entities.

Prior to joining Boroughs, Andrew led the specialist tax consulting team of another mid-tier chartered accounting firm. In previous roles, Andrew has progressed through the tax consulting teams of big 4 and mid-tier accounting firms and a top tier law firm.

Andrew is a chartered tax adviser of the Taxation Institute of Australia, an affiliate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a qualified solicitor, admitted to practice law in NSW. Andrew holds a combined Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Law and a Masters of Laws.

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:alam@boroughs.net.au

OUR SENIOR EXECUTIVES

Al Khozouz

Senior Executive

Al Khozouz

Business Services

Al is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

Having initially joined Boroughs in the audit section, Al later transitioned to a business services role. He is responsible for an array of clients providing accounting, taxation and other business services.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:akhozouz@boroughs.net.au

Ann Nguyen

Senior Executive

Ann Nguyen

Business Services

Ann is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Specialising in the SME sector, Ann provides a diverse range of accounting, taxation and other business services for family owned and corporate business including general tax advice, management reporting, and compliance. She has responsibility for a range of clients, from high net wealth individuals, family businesses, trusts, super funds to large corporates.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:anguyen@boroughs.net.au

Damian Perera

Senior Executive

Damian Perera

Business Services

Damian is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Commerce.

Having joined the firm in 2009, Damian provides accounting, taxation and other business services to a portfolio comprising a diverse range of client groups.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:dperera@boroughs.net.au

Daniel Ngo

Senior Executive

Daniel Ngo

Business Services

Daniel is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand,and holds a Bachelor of Business, together with a Bachelor of Information Systems.

Daniel joined the firm in 2008 and provides accounting, taxation and other business services to our private clients predominantly in the high net wealth sector and self-managed superannuation funds.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:dngo@boroughs.net.au

Ishween Kaur

Senior Executive

Ishween Kaur

Business Services

Ishween is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Business.

Having joined the firm in 2005, her main focus includes assisting private client groups and high net wealth individuals with providing accounting, taxation and other business services.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:ikaur@boroughs.net.au

Jiten Kapadia

Senior Executive

Jiten Kapadia

Business Services

Jiten is a member of both Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and CPA Australia. He is also a Registered Tax Agent and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy).

Jiten has a wide range of experience through his involvement in managing the accounting and taxation affairs of high net wealth individuals and small to medium enterprises, encompassing private family businesses operating in a range of industries.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:jkapadia@boroughs.net.au

Johnny Kaw

Senior Executive

Johnny Kaw

Business Services

Johnny is a member of CPA Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

With over 32 years’ experience in both accounting and IT, Johnny has developed a specialisation in accounting IT systems and processes, assisting with clients’ IT requirements and troubleshooting. He has experience in management accounting encompassing the preparation of monthly accounting reports, board reports, and group annual reports.

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:jkaw@boroughs.net.au

Manjit Chopra

Senior Executive

Manjit Chopra

Business Services

Manjit is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand as well as CPA Australia.  He holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management.

With over 24 years’ of experience, he provides accounting, taxation and business advisory services to small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:mchopra@boroughs.net.au

Matthew Coombes

Senior Executive

Matthew Coombes

Business Services

Matthew is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Accounting.

He provides accounting, taxation, financial analysis and business services to clients with specialised tax needs including superannuation and estate matters.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:mcoombes@boroughs.net.au

Paul Gallagher

Senior Executive

Paul Gallagher

Assurance

Paul is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance).

He has significant experience in the provision of audit and assurance services with over 17 years in the field. He has provided financial reporting and external audit services to listed and unlisted public companies, large reporting private companies and special purpose reporting entities.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:pgallagher@boroughs.net.au

Pavlina Zdraveski

Senior Executive

Pavlina Zdraveski

Tax

Pavlina is a fellow of The Tax Institute of Australia and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.  She holds a Bachelor of Laws, together with a Bachelor of International Studies.

Pavlina is a specialist tax advisor, who joined the firm in July 2018 after having worked on a wide range of corporate tax advisory and consulting matters at a Big 4 accounting firm.  She has assisted corporations across a range of industries on matters such as tax planning and structuring, tax consolidation, residency, CGT and tax due diligence.

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:pzdraveski@boroughs.net.au

Sok Yee Ng

Senior Executive

Sok Yee Ng

Business Services

Sok Yee is a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Management).

She has over 20 years’ experience in the accounting profession including accounting, tax, business advisory and audit services. She has been involved with a diverse range of international and Australian corporate groups, including in the manufacturing, import and export, investment, property development and services sectors. Her extensive experience includes corporate restructuring, due diligence and litigation support. Sok Yee is a specialist in members’ voluntary liquidations in the firm.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:sng@boroughs.net.au

Weng Ng

Senior Executive

Weng Ng

Business Services

Weng is an associate member of The Governance Institute of Australia, with an extensive wealth of experience.

He specialises in providing accounting, taxation and business services to large and small proprietary companies, family trusts, self-managed superannuation funds and high net wealth individuals.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:wng@boroughs.net.au

Zoe Dyson

Senior Executive

Zoe Dyson

Business Services

Zoe is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Economics). She completed a semester of her degree at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

She specialises in providing tax advisory and accounting services to high net wealth individuals and businesses. She has experience in advising both privately held groups and public companies across a range of industries on matters such as tax planning, structuring, succession and other business matters.

 

Telephone:+61 2 9930 7700

Email:zdyson@boroughs.net.au

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