Boyce Managers & Directors
Our Managers and 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.
Read more by clicking on the profiles links below.
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.
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.
Iain was raised in Cooma and completed a Bachelor of Economics at the Australian National University in Canberra.in 2010. Iain joined the Boyce Cooma team as a graduate accountant in 2011 and completed the Chartered Accountants program in 2014. Iain was appointed to the position of Director in January 2019. During his studies Iain achieved a rare feat in accounting terms having topped not just the State but the entire country, in the “Financial Accounting and Reporting” module of the CA Program. Iain worked very hard to achieve this outstanding result whilst being able to maintain a good work life balance, which is a testament to his remarkable character. He is passionate about the Monaro region and works with a wide variety of clients involved in industries spanning agriculture, retail, hospitality, tourism and construction. As is characteristic, Iain was quickly recognised for his intellect and became a member of the firm’s Tax Consulting Division in late 2014. Iain provides advice on complicated issues ranging from capital gains tax to income tax, goods and services tax, as well as international taxation.Iain is also regularly involved in preparing and presenting in-house learning and development to our team. Iain is a passionate supporter of regional education and in 2017 joined the board of Country Universities Centre Snowy Monaro. Outside of work Iain enjoys playing football for the Cooma Tigers and cricket for the Dalgety Cricket Club.
Before joining Boyce as an accountant in 2002, Janelle attained a Bachelor of Tourism however, soon discovered her real interest was in the financial side of the various organisations she worked for. Janelle holds a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Management, is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and recognised as a SMSF Specialist Advisor by the SMSF Association. Janelle was appointed as Manager of the Superannuation division in 2011 and Senior Manager in January 2019. Her experience in tax and management accounting gives her insight into the integration between SMSF and clients wider businesses. Janelle’s goals are to build a strong superannuation division with the skills and knowledge to provide strong compliance while at the same time implementing strategies to ensure the best outcomes for clients. Janelle has over 10 years experience working with SMSF. The skills and knowledge she has developed during this time mean she is well placed to help you with all aspects of your SMSF from compliance to strategy.
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.
Amy was raised and attended school in Parkes, New South Wales before moving to Armidale to attend the University of New England. In 2008, early into her Bachelor of Business degree, Amy commenced a cadetship at Roberts & Morrow Chartered Accountants. On completion of her degree in 2011, Amy completed post graduate studies to become a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2014. Much of Amy’s experience at Roberts & Morrow was in the audit and advisory division with a significant focus on external audit, management accounting and other specialist consultancy services. During her time there, she completed two secondments as a contract accountant to large local organisations. Amy commenced her professional career with Boyce Dubbo in 2016 and immediately became a valued member of the firm’s audit and assurance team working closely with both audit directors as an Audit Manager. She was promoted into the role as Senior Manager, Audit in January 2019. Amy has extensive experience in providing external audit, management accounting and other advisory services to small to large not-for-profit organisations as her industry of specialisation. She also has experience with the audit and preparation of financial statements for registered clubs, manufacturing and retail entities, and is fast developing specialist skills in the application of accounting standards for agribusiness.
Daniel grew up in Dubbo and joined Boyce as a cadet in 2006, going on to complete a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) via distance education through Charles Sturt University in 2009. Daniel completed post graduate studies to become a Chartered Accountant in 2013. Daniel was appointed as a Manager in March 2017. Daniel is experienced in a variety of industries including agriculture, construction, earthworks, medical, manufacturing and professional services. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys playing cricket and basketball, coaches a junior basketball team and assists on the board of the Dubbo Basketball Association.
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.
Kate was raised on a property in Northern Riverina and relocated to Wagga Wagga for high school and university studies where she completed a double degree in Business (Accounting) and Information Technology in 2006 at Charles Sturt University.Kate joined Boyce as part of the cadetship program and was one of the first team members when the Wagga office opened its doors back in March 2003.Kate combined full time work with post-graduate studies to become a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2010. Kate was the first ever recipient of the “Tony Quirk Employee of the Year” award in 2008 recognising her work ethic, care for clients and contribution to the Wagga office. During her time with Boyce, Kate has worked with clients in a variety of industries and is passionate about helping families and people in business maximise their weath. After 14 years in the Wagga Wagga office, Kate transferred to Boyce Goulburn in November 2017. Kate has been involved in a number of community organisations including the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust and various sporting groups. Outside of work, Kate has two small children that keep her active and is a keen netballer.
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.
Steve joined Boyce as a cadet accountant in 2004 after finishing high school. He found the cadetship program an invaluable way to learn the ropes by gaining on the job practical experience whilst completing his university studies. In 2007 Steve graduated from the Australian National University in Canberra with a Bachelor of Commerce, and immediately commenced post graduate studies, becoming a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2010. Steve has been seconded to work in all 5 of Boyce’s branch locations including superannuation division, and in doing so has gained a broad exposure and understanding of differing situations and practices. Steve is also a MYOB guru and has done a variety of on-site work with clients to setup new systems and improve the efficiency of existing systems, and is passionate about making the best use of available technologies. Steve was appointed as a manager in 2012 and has worked with a wide variety of clients and industries including building and construction, manufacturing, medical, professional services, and agriculture. He is also a member of Boyce’s internal Finance team being responsible for the preparation of the firm’s own financial statements and tax returns. Steve is a great trainer of new staff members, and is a regular preparer and presenter of internal learning and development sessions.
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.
Jono was raised in Goulburn and completed his degree in Accountancy and Human Resource Management at the University of Wollongong, he commenced as a cadet in 2004 with Boyce, and become a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2012. Jono became a Director of Boyce on 1 January 2017.
Jono’s strengths are his care for clients and his understanding of management accounting and applying it to buisnesses; large and small of which he has had varied experience working across different industries.
Jono is part of Boyce’s Learning and Development Strategy. He has also been involved with the Country Education Foundation, and the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce executive, as well as being an active father of two boys and keen hockey player and cyclist.
Stacey was raised in Sydney and joined Boyce as a cadet accountant in 2005 whilst completing her degree in Financial Administration (accounting) at the University of New England in Armidale. Stacey completed post graduate studies to become a certified practicing accountant (CPA) in 2013. Stacey works primarily with clients in the agricultural industry and has been involved with the cotton comparative analysis. Stacey’s strength is her passion for accounting and her genuine care for clients. Stacey has been working with many of her clients since she started as a cadet in the Moree Office. This has strengthened her knowledge of individual client businesses and the agriculture industry alike. Stacey has lived in Moree for over 30 years with her husband.
Originally from a property at Bingara in regional NSW, Bindi joined Boyce in July 1994 as an accountant after completing her university degree and commencing her accounting career in Sydney. Bindi completed post graduate studies to become a qualified Chartered Accountant in 1995. During her long career with Boyce, Bindi has worked with a range of clients to achieve their goals and has built strong client relationships that enable her to better guide clients in decision making. Bindi is active in helping her team members to learn and develop. Over the years Bindi has been involved in most aspects of our accounting including audit, management and financial reporting. Bindi lives in a small community an hour from Moree and is actively involved in many community organisations as a volunteer, treasurer, auditor or coach.
Carly commenced her accounting career with Boyce in 2010 after graduating from the University of New England and being awarded the TQ sponsorship award. In 2014 Carly completed post graduate studies to be a qualified Chartered Accountant. Currently working remotely, Carly continues to work closely with Directors Phil Alchin and Paul Fisher to service client needs in both taxation and management accounting matters. Carly’s strength as an accountant lies in applying Boyce’s management accounting principles for agricultural clients of varying sizes, ranging from small family partnerships right up to corporate farming structures. When living in Moree, Carly was involved as a committee member of CanAssist Moree to help raise funds to assist remote patients with travel expenses whilst undergoing treatment.
Hannah grew up in Yeoval in the Central West of NSW and completed a degree in Financial Administration at the University of New England in Armidale. After graduating, Hannah moved to Moree to join Boyce in 2007 and completed post graduate studies to become a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in 2011. Hannah was appointed as a manager in 2013 and enjoys working closely with clients to ensure they understand their financial affairs and are efficiently maintaining their businesses administration. During her time with Boyce, Hannah has worked with a variety of clients from agricultural clients who operate both dryland and irrigated farms to local retail shops and businesses providing services to North West NSW. Hannah is involved in local community organisations including the Moree Picnic Race Club.
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.
Hamish completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Actuarial Studies at ANU in 2010. After graduating, he worked for RiceWarner Actuaries in Sydney before joining Boyce as an accountant in July 2013. Hamish completed additional post graduate studies to become a qualified chartered accountant in 2016 and a graduate of the Institute of company director’s course in 2017. Hamish was appointed as a Manager in July 2017. Having grown up on a grazing property north of Bourke, Hamish has found his passion working regionally and genuinely helping families and other businesses. Hamish works across various industries with a diverse range of clients, from small sole trader operations to large corporations has provided great skill development in a short space of time. Outside of work, Hamish is a director and treasurer for Kurrajong, an organisation local to the Riverina, which provides support, training and opportunities to people with a disability.
Mel Dean was raised in regional NSW and completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Management) through Charles Sturt University. Mel joined the Boyce Cooma office in November 2004 and after 3 years transferred to the Wagga Wagga office. In 2015 Mel completed her post graduate studies to become a qualified Chartered Accountant. Mel was appointed as a manager in December 2015 and has a passion for building strong client relationships. This client focussed drive was recognised in 2015 when Mel was the recipient of the Tony Quirk Employee of the Year award. Mel has experience in a range of industries, including agriculture, medical, construction, retail and professional services and contributes to the community as a Director of the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust. Mel enjoys mentoring and developing a strong team environment. Outside of work, Mel is a mother of two daughters and fills her free time following and supporting family sporting pursuits
Danielle was raised in Junee and completed a degree in Agribusiness majoring in Agricultural Commerce at Charles Sturt University in Orange. After graduating, Danielle moved back to the Riverina, joining Boyce in 2008.
Danielle is an associate member of CPA (Certified Practising Accountants) Australia.
Appointed as manager in July 2016, Danielle enjoys working with a wide variety of clients providing various levels of support as required and building strong relationships.
Danielle has a passion for working and living in regional Australia and helping clients succeed in their business and personal ventures.
With a strong rural background, Danielle works with a range of agricultural clients, in particular family farming groups varying in size - both large and small, providing support in bookkeeping, taxation, payroll and Boyce’s management accounting principles.
Outside of work, Danielle has been involved in many community and volunteer groups including the Junee Show Society.