The Boyce Directors share a wealth of knowledge, insight and experience in business advisory and accounting services.
Individually they have varying passions for different industries and client groups.
Outside of work, their interests are just as diverse (and sometimes a little surprising) - from family to farming, cycling to triathalons, snow skiing to rugby, gardening to mulling mulberry wine - their talents are as individual as they are.
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Jono was raised on a grazing and dairy property near the Barossa Valley in South Australia and completed his secondary schooling in Adelaide. Jono was keen to pursue a career in agribusiness and spent four years working as a jackeroo and overseer for a family group on their properties in the Albury/Wagga Wagga region before joining Boyce Cooma as a cadet accountant in 1996. Jono, a Chartered Accountant and licenced financial advisor was appointed as a director in 2002 and has recently completed a six year appointment as Operations Director on the firm’s executive committee. Jono enjoys working with clients to plan and help achieve their succession and estate planning goals, as well as working with clients on the continuous development and improvement of their businesses.
Jono is the current chairman of the Regional and Rural Advisory Committee of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and is involved with a number of community groups in Cooma, including the Monaro Education Foundation. Jono is a devoted husband to wife Sabrina and their two children Memphis and Max. Jono is passionate about motorsport (having competed in car rallying earlier in life) and cars. He also enjoys water skiing and snow skiing in Summer and Winter months with family and friends.
Kathy joined Boyce Cooma in 1985 from Ernst & Young’s audit division. Immediately, she assumed responsibility for the branch audits as well as taking a supervisory role on the larger audits of the other branches. Kathy was quickly recognised as leadership material and was appointed as the first female director of the firm in 1989. This was a significant milestone in the firm’s history as Kathy became an inspiration to female colleagues around the firm. At the same time, Kathy embarked on a personal journey into motherhood. Kathy was instrumental in establishing the firm’s specialist tax consulting division and is the firm’s audit and statutory accounting director. Kathy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a registered company auditor and a specialist SMSF auditor which exemplifies her intellect and impressive work ethic. Kathy is a keen traveller now that her children have flown from the nest. Kathy has recently taken on the role as president of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce where she provides leadership to encourage opportunities for the local business community - a position she is extremely passionate about.
Julie’s journey from cadet accountant in 1998 to director of Boyce in 2009 is testament to the success of the firm’s cadetship program. The diverse client base of the Cooma office provided Julie with a thorough grounding in all aspects of public accounting and since 2004 she has managed the firm’s specialist superannuation division, providing accounting and regulatory compliance for almost 500 self-managed superannuation funds. A naturally bright personality and positive attitude allowed Julie to rise above the serious burns injury she sustained as a child to become a spokesperson for the Burns Support Foundation, a non-profit organisation that assists burns survivors and their families. Julie is often found to be helping out at the family camps the organisation holds. Growing up on the family farm at Boorowa ingrained Julie with a life-long passion for rural life; and in her spare time Julie assists her husband and two young daughters to run their farm outside of Cooma where they produce cross-bred lambs and grow irrigated lucerne.
A desire to return to his rural roots lured Bernard Kennedy away from a mid-sized Sydney firm to join Boyce Dubbo in 1994. Bernard’s natural acumen for business and interest in farming businesses allowed him to quickly establish a client base, and in July 1995 he was appointed a director of Boyce. Bernard has been the firm’s champion in encouraging businesses to embrace the Boyce approach to management accounting; the unique reports and up to date data which enables clients to really understand the drivers of their businesses and their true profit and net worth position. Bernard’s experience and reputation as a keen strategic thinker, together with his passion to help his clients succeed has seen his client base expand significantly over the years to include many large regional businesses, but he still hasn’t lost touch with his rural origins. Bernard and his brothers own a large property near Nyngan, west of Dubbo, where they run a mixed farming operation focused primarily on crossbred lambs. He loves and participates in a variety of sports, is a die-hard Cold Chisel fan and enjoys a good bottle of red. Or white.
Caroline was raised on various farming properties around central and northern NSW. Caroline’s aptitude for numbers led to her being accepted into the cadetship programme with Price Waterhouse in Sydney that she commenced shortly after her HSC. She studied concurrently and was awarded a bachelor degree in business before further study resulted in being admitted as a Chartered Accountant. The lure of country life was strong, especially as Caroline and her husband wished to start a family and for their children to enjoy growing up in a rural environment. An offer to join the Boyce Dubbo office presented Caroline with a mix of industries and client needs that appealed to her and she commenced with Boyce in 1995. In January 2000 Caroline was admitted as a director of the firm. Caroline has a varied client base ranging from family-run farm enterprises to large scale manufacturing businesses; she is also the firm’s IT Director and Operations Director. Outside of the office she is a devotee of her Thermomix and dabbles in upcycling furniture. Caroline combines a busy career with raising a family with four children which somehow she makes all seem easy.
Scott commenced his accounting career with Boyce in 2001 as a cadet accountant and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2004. Scott continued his studies to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2006. As is characteristic, Scott was quickly recognised as leadership material and was appointed as a director of the firm in 2012.
During his time with Boyce, Scott has worked closely with all five Boyce offices and services a large geographical area which has enabled him to gain an insight into a broad cross- section of industries and regions.
Scott is Treasurer for the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and is heavily involved with their program of supporting, strengthening and rewarding local businesses. Scott leads an active lifestyle, and enjoys playing rugby in the winter and touch in the summer, as well as riding one of his several motorbikes when time permits. Scott is a devoted husband to Sarah, and enjoys spending quality time with his stepson Angus and their puppy Harry.
Ben was raised on a small farm on the mid-north coast of NSW and relocated to Newcastle for university where he completed a Bachelor of Business. In 2008, Ben joined Boyce and together with his wife made the move to Dubbo – a decision they have never looked back on. Ben combined full time work with post-graduate studies to become a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2010 and was admitted as a Director of the firm in 2015. During his time with Boyce, Ben has worked with clients in a variety of industries including agriculture and agricultural services, mining, wholesalers, manufacturing and investors. Ben’s strength as a business advisor is founded upon his depth of understanding of management accounting and its application to businesses; large and small. Outside of work, Ben is an active father to two young boys and is involved in a number of community organisations including his role of Treasurer for his local church. He is also a keen cricketer and continues to play an active role for his local Macquarie cricket club.
Mike commenced his career with Boyce in Dubbo in August 1990 after having spent five years working in his family’s rural merchandise business in Gilgandra followed by five years with Wesfarmers in Dubbo. To supplement his practical business experience, Mike undertook post-graduate studies in business and accounting and in 2006 completed a Masters of Commerce degree through the University of New England. Mike manages a large client base across a range of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, transport and professional services. His accounting expertise and client focused attitude were acknowledged when he was appointed as an associate director of the firm in 2003. Mike was responsible for the firm’s learning and development program for many years and although he has now passed on this baton, he continues to take his informal role as a mentor to the firm’s young cadets seriously. Outside of work Mike enjoys the outdoors including gardening, bush walking and camping and is a mad-keen Rabbitohs member and of course was thrilled to witness the team’s long awaited rugby league premiership win in 2014.
Carmen was raised on a rural property near Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains and attended boarding school at Marian College in Goulburn. After graduating from the University of Canberra in 1995 and completing holiday work in the Cooma office, Carmen accepted a position with Boyce in Goulburn. Together with Peter King, Carmen has been involved in the development and growth of the Goulburn office and in 2001 was admitted as a director of the firm. Carmen was closely involved with the establishment of the firm’s human resource division and is committed to the philosophy of “growing our own” through the Boyce Cadetship Program. In 2012 Carmen was appointed as finance director on the firm’s executive committee. Carmen is a fitness fanatic and can be found most mornings at the gym with her husband Jeff. Carmen and Jeff have two children and as a family enjoy active lifestyles. Recently as a family they competed in Tough Mudder, a hard-core obstacle running race with a lot of mud.
Peter’s interest in agribusiness stemmed from his upbringing on a farm near Crookwell in southern NSW. After school, Peter studied commerce at the University of NSW and in 1985 commenced an accounting career with Ernst Young in Sydney. Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. Peter hadn’t lost his desire to return to the country and jumped at the opportunity to join the Boyce Dubbo office where his natural leadership style was soon evident. Peter was admitted as a director of the firm in 1990 and in 1996 was given the task of establishing the fourth Boyce office in Goulburn. His experience and understanding of farming has meant that Peter has evolved as the firm’s grazing industry specialist; in more recent years he has also become a licenced financial advisor. Peter was the firm’s managing director from 2003 to 2009. He maintains an interest in agriculture, running merinos on the family farm at Crookwell, and is a devoted husband and father to five.
Beth took a circuitous route to accounting; she followed her passion for horses by working in the racing industry and then had a career in the retail sector before running her own small business. She has studied accounting and economics/law, and then completed post-graduate study to become a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). She commenced with Boyce in 2001 and since that time has displayed extraordinary commitment and care for her clients. Acknowledged for her technical expertise and wide-ranging industry experience, Beth was appointed as an associate director of the firm in 2007. Beth is a great mentor to the Goulburn team and along with the directors enjoys the challenges of managing a busy practice. Beth's family is the focus of her world outside of work. She is an active community member and has been involved in a number of local events and charities over the years. Beth lives a very healthy lifestyle and enjoys participating in running events and triathlons.
Paul commenced his accounting career with Sydney based firm, Court & Co, where he undertook a cadetship and went on to complete his professional year in 1991. In August of that year Paul decided to take up a position with Boyce in the Moree office where huge changes were occurring as farmers embraced cotton production and water licences became tradeable commodities.
Paul is one of the firm’s senior tax advisors and is the accountant to some of the largest agribusinesses in Australia. He is a driving force behind the firm’s annual Cotton Comparative Analysis, a study that has been produced by Boyce for more than 25 years and which is viewed as the benchmark for the economics of cotton growing in Australia. Paul is a regular speaker at the Australian Cotton Conference and at many grower events across eastern Australia.
Paul and his family share a love of Moree and are involved in many sporting, cultural and community activities. Paul is also an avid vegetable grower, brews a seriously good mulberry wine, and is a fantastic Indian curry cook.
Phil was raised on his family’s mixed farming property at Gilgandra NSW. After completing high school Phil moved to Dubbo and worked in local government whilst undertaking his Bachelor of Business via distance education. Phil’s desire to work in private enterprise lured him to join Boyce Dubbo in 2000.
Phil’s leadership capabilities were soon recognised and he was appointed as a director of the Moree office in 2005. Having an interest in working with investors in agriculture, along with his extensive experience, has meant that Phil has evolved as the firm’s corporate agriculture specialist. He is a driving force behind the firm’s annual Cotton Comparative Analysis and has spoken at a large number of industry group and investor briefings around Australia and internationally.
In more recent years he has also become a licenced financial advisor to ensure people in rural and regional areas have access to the highest quality investment and financial planning advice. Phil is a mad sports fan and is particularly passionate about junior sport. On Saturdays he can often be found umpiring cricket, or during the winter months cheering on his son Jim at soccer.
David was raised on a mixed livestock and cropping enterprise near Delungra in northern NSW and attended Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School in Tamworth. David completed a Bachelor of Financial Administration at the University of New England and upon graduation moved to Sydney to begin his accounting career. A desire to return to the country lured David away from the business advisory division of a mid-size Sydney accounting firm to join Boyce Moree in 1987.
David, a Chartered Accountant, services a large client base and is renowned for his management accounting expertise. He was appointed as an associate director of the firm on 1 January 2003. David is heavily involved in the firm’s annual Cotton Comparative Analysis; an annual publication that has been in recent years produced as a collaborative project with the Australian Cotton Research and Development Corporation.
David, an avid golfer, can often be found playing 18 holes each Saturday and is the captain of Moree Golf Club. David and his wife have three daughters and have recently become grandparents.
A genuine interest in finding solutions for clients’ problems and a passion for business led Linda to become a director of Boyce in 2006 when she was just 28 years old. Linda, a Chartered Accountant, feels extremely fortunate to be part of a firm where like-minded directors and a great team pull together to ensure the clients come first. Linda enjoys the diversity of working with a variety of medium to large businesses, professionals and investors across a range of industry sectors, and she feels privileged to have a team of in-house specialists in tax, superannuation, business systems and IT to call upon as required.
Linda has also contributed to the community in previous years as a director of the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust, a cause that is dear to her heart having watched her Mum beat this dreadful disease. A busy career is just one part of Linda’s life; in her personal time Linda enjoys cooking and gardening and hanging out with her two young sons on the farm that she and her husband run.
Simon took a circuitous route to accounting; from a rural background he worked as a jackaroo on a large cattle property after finishing school, an experience which sparked his interest to learn more about the business side of such an operation. Simon joined Boyce as a graduate accountant enjoying the diversity of the client base as he moved from the Cooma office to Moree where the clients were mostly large-scale agricultural operations.
A Chartered Accountant and fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Simon was appointed as a director of Boyce in July 2000 and in 2003 was given the responsibility of setting up the firm’s Wagga Wagga office. Simon’s keen understanding of the keys to profitability and his passion for helping people maximise their wealth has been a major factor in the growth of the Wagga office. Simon is a fitness fanatic who can be found most mornings out cycling. In 2014 he fulfilled a long-held dream of being a spectator at the Tour de France and testing himself on a few of the race’s category one climbs.
Lindsay, director of Boyce Financial Services (BFS), has a strong rural background having spent his childhood on the family grazing property at Bombala in southern NSW. A high achiever at college saw him awarded as Dux on graduation with a Diploma of Agribusiness. Lindsay commenced as an accountant with Boyce in 1997.
However, recognising a growing interest in helping families and businesses to set financial goals and invest for their futures, he embarked on a career in the financial advisory field in 2001. Lindsay, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), the highest professional designation awarded in the financial services industry, heads a team of advisors that extend across the Boyce office network. BFS was awarded “Lonsdale Practice of the Year” in 2014 which is testament to Lindsay’s leadership and the team’s genuine desire to help families and businesses to maximise their wealth potential.
Lindsay and his wife have five children which certainly keeps them both on their toes. Lindsay loves his sport and is a keen runner and triathlete competing annually in the City2Surf along with local races and triathlons.