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MEET THE TEAM

SEAN LIMPENS

PARTNER, CPA

What is something, big or small, that you are really good at?
Stacking the dishwasher to its maximum capacity.

What advice would you give your teenage self?
Travel lots, find a good mentor and soak up your kids when they’re young.

Are you a dog or cat person?
Definitely dogs, cats are too temperamental.

What is one hobby you would love to get into?
Would love to find more time for bushwalking.

STUART MCLEOD

PARTNER, IPA

What is the first concert you ever went to?
Hunters & Collectors at the Gold Coast.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Butcher.

What is something – big or small – that you are really good at?
Jigsaws.

What is something that you have done, but will never do again?
Walk the Kokoda trail.

MICHELLE ROBERTS

Principal Adviser

What is the top destination on your must-visit list?
Ireland.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I organise girls adventure weekends for my group of friends.

If you could snap your fingers and be really good at something, what would it be?
I would love to be able to sing.

Are you a dog or a cat person?
Definitely a cat – I love their independence.

John Mangopoulos

PRACTICE MANAGER

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’m an ordinary golfer but once fluked a hole-in-one.

What is your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Fishing whilst watching the sun set over the bay.

What is one thing you are currently trying to make a habit?
Playing ‘social’ soccer on a Saturday morning followed by breakfast with the boys.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional soccer player.

NICOLA ZARB

Accounting Manager, CA

What is something, big or small, that you are really good at?
Making kids birthday cakes.

What is the top destination on your must-visit list?
Disneyland.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?                       I played the flute and attended band camp.

What is one of your favourite memories from the past year?
International themed family dinners during lockdown.

Danielle Males

Senior Accountant

What is your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?  My dog greeting me at the door – she is always so excited to see me

What is the best advice you were ever given?   Never feel sorry for yourself – you are where you are because of your choices.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be?
Cooking.

What is your favourite TV show? Judge Judy.

OLIVIA RICHARDS

ADVISER

What is your favourite place to eat around here?
I love Bang Bang in Mordialloc.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Kindergarten Teacher.

What is something you have done, but will never do again?   Ride on the back of a motorbike.

What is one thing that people don’t know about you?
I was the tennis captain at school.

JUSTIN BRIDGEMAN

LENDING SPECIALIST

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose? Michael Jordan.

What trend do you hope makes a comeback? Taking eskies to the cricket.

Who is that one artist you are embarrassed to admit you like? Kylie Minogue.

What is something that you have done, but will never do again? Go on a boat on a windy day as I was very seasick.

Nikki Sheppard

Insurance Advisor

What is one item that you want to own that you don’t?
An island.

What is one thing you are currently trying to make a habit?
Surfing.

What energizes you outside of work?
Music, live entertainment and being outdoors with people I like.

What advice would you give to your teenage self?
The world doesn’t revolve around you.

LOU JEHN PANGILINAN

Senior Accountant

What is something, big or small, that you are really bad at?  Folding clothes.

What do you do to turn things around when you are having a bad day?  Play loud music. 

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be? Be an expert driver. 

What is your favourite memory from the past year?  Going away with friends to the beach for a few nights

Matt Forsyth

Accountant

What is one item you want to own but don’t?
A bass guitar.

What is the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
Measure twice, cut once. This was from Dad.

What is something you have done, but will never do again?
Be clean shaven.

What is one song you have completely memorised?
Drive by Incubus.

Carem navida

Accountant

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would you choose?
My husband, so I could learn more about his activities and understand him more.

If you could only eat one thing at each meal for the rest of your life what would it be? Chicken.

If you could choose a name for yourself what would it be?
Katrina.

What is something you have done, but will never do again?
Hiking.

KRISTINE MENDIOLA

ACCOUNTANT

What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?
Lengua – which is pig tongue.

What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Thoughtful, loving and loyal.

What trend do you hope makes a comeback? 1960’s hairstyles.

If you could only have 3 apps on your phone, which would they be? Google Chrome, Messenger & Youtube.

FIONA BARRETT

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Gardening, or finding jobs for James (my husband) to do!

What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day?
Chardonnay.

What is your favourite memory from the past year?
Impromptu catch up with friends between lockdowns

What is one item that you can’t leave home without?
Sunglasses.

MAIA PUDE

CLIENT SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Lawyer or Chemical Engineer.

What is your favourite TV show?  Friends.

What is something, big or small, that you are really good at?
Remembering faces and birthdays.

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? Singing but will be forever hidden!

LORRAINE NICHOLLS

RECEPTION

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
Handstands or did you mean now?

What is one totally irrational fear that you have?
Something crawling into my ear as I sleep.

What energizes you outside of work?
Taking our dog Scout to the park for a runaround with her mates.

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
Amal Clooney.

TIA WATERS

Administration Assistant

What is something you have done, but will never do again?
Go on a rollercoaster.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something, what would it be? Understanding the sharemarket.

What is one item that you want to own that you don’t? I would like a caravan with all the bells and whistles.

What is the top destination on your must-visit list? Florence, Italy.

EFFIE HALIKIAS

Administration Assistant

What is the first concert you went to?
Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1996 at Rod Laver Arena.

What is the best compliment you have ever received?
That I am a great Mum.

Which is your favourite season? Spring, I love the blooms and knowing that Summer is not far away.

What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten? Sea urchin and it was raw.

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