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.
Julie’s journey from cadet accountant in 1998 to Principal Advisor 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.
Dimity joined Boyce in 1998 as a cadet and completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting through University of Canberra. She continued her studies to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2001.
Early in her career Dimity worked in both the audit and accounting divisions then in 2015, after returning from extended leave to raise her family, Dimity was a appointed a manager in the Boyce, Cooma accounting team.
Dimity currently works with a broad range of clients primarily in the small to medium enterprise sector from various industries. She enjoys building strong relationships with clients and helping them achieve their business goals.
Dimity lives in Jindabyne and works as a manager at Boyce, while balancing work and family life. Outside of work, Dimity is the treasurer of the local rugby club and enjoys snow skiing in winter and water-skiing and mountain biking in the summer.
Aanika started her accounting career in Bathurst as a cadet while undertaking a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). She has been working in a manager role since 2018 and in 2019 went on to become a Chartered Accountant.
Aanika always knew she wanted to work in the accounting industry, as she loved working with and analysing numbers. This then translated to financial output to assist clients to meet their regulatory requirements or provide insight.
For the past 11 years, Aanika’s accounting career has been specialised in external audit. She has worked with clients in a variety of industries including not-for-profit, registered clubs, education, aged care, public sector and commercial.
Outside of work she enjoys being amongst nature or on a cold clear night she can be found photographing the night sky.
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. 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 Business Unit Leader 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.
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 promoted to Manager in March 2017, Senior Manager in 2019 and was appointed as a Principal Advisor in 2020. 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.
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 before returning to his former role of Senior Manager in 2020 to allow more time to spend with his growing family. 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.
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.
Shannon grew up on a small cattle farm just outside of Dubbo, New South Wales. She graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting in 2019, from the University of New England whilst residing at St Albert’s College in Armidale. Shannon began with Boyce after being the successful recipient of the TQ Scholarship, commencing full time employment in 2019. Her studied recommended in 2020 when she began her Professional Year studying to become a Chartered Accountant, and was admitted to the Institute of CAANZ in 2022. Growing up rurally, gave Shannon an appreciation for and a desire to help people from regional NSW, and those involved in agriculture to grow and build successful businesses. Shannon knows that accounting is more than just numbers. She is passionate to help communicate the story behind the numbers to clients as well as external parties such as financial institutions to help clients achieve their goals, not just the best tax outcomes. Shannon work’s with a broad range of agricultural clients, from small Western NSW grazier’s to large cropping and cotton farmers. She enjoys meeting and communicating with her clients regularly; with a desire to discuss big picture planning, but also day-to-day operations including cashbook management and maintenance. She works closely with her team in Dubbo and remotely to deliver compliance and management accounting solutions for clients.
Bethannie commenced her accounting career with Boyce in 2014 as a graduate accountant after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce. Beth continued to study and graduated from a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management in 2015 and went on to compete her Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification in 2020. Bethannie developed from a graduate accountant to be appointed as a manager in 2019. Bethannie grew up on a mixed grazing farm at Carcoar. Her experiences growing up cemented her interest and understanding of agricultural and rural business. Since working with Boyce Beth has married a farmer and moved to a mixed farming property at Nyngan, where she works remotely. Her involvement with several large agricultural clients within the firm combined with her personal experience has allowed her to develop a unique insight into rural business. During her time with Boyce Beth has developed a strong understanding of management accounting and the benefits it provides to clients and advisors. Beth has had experience with a variety of agricultural clients including, broadacre farming, cotton, mixed farming, grazing and custom feeding. She has worked with clients through a range of climatic and economic conditions gaining valuable knowledge and experience. Beth has been a member of the Chartered Accountants ANZ Western Region committee bringing awareness to issues facing regional NSW within the accounting profession.
Alicia grew up on a broad acre cropping farm close to Rankins Springs in the Riverina, New South Wales. She commenced her accounting career with Boyce in 2019 as a graduate accountant after completing a Bachelor of Agribusiness, Majoring in Accounting in 2019 from the University of New England. Alicia has completed her Chartered Accountant (CA) qualification in 2023. Alicia’s passion and experience in the agricultural and rural sector came from her years growing up on her parent’s property. After she completed her schooling, she went on to have a 2-year gap year on a cattle station in the Northern Territory, where she learnt all about beef production and breeding. Alicia now lives in Nevertire on a cotton, cattle and cropping property, where she works remotely three days a week and the remaining two days in the Dubbo office. She is dedicated to working closely with clients to help them reach their financial goals, maximise their wealth and manage tax. Over her time working with Boyce, Alicia has worked with a broad range of industries varying from smaller farming partnerships to large cotton and cropping farmers, as well as a large commercial distributor business. She has come to understand the importance of management accounting and the advantages it provides to her clients. Outside of Boyce, Alicia is on the Warren Campdraft committee and the ‘We of the Nevertire’ committee. She enjoys competing in Campdrafts with her horses, water skiing in the summer and spending time with her family and friends.
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.
In recognition of his extraordinary technical expertise and knowledge, Brian was promoted to Senior Tax Consultant in 2013, and was appointed as a Executive Business Unit Leader of the firm in 2020.
Brian consults across a broad range of tax matters from salary and wage issues through to very complex public entity taxation issues. He provides advice on the more intricate areas of goods and services tax (GST), income tax, capital gains tax (CGT), employment taxes and land tax.
Brian’s expertise is in developing practical solutions to such issues as:
Business structuring and strategies to enable a business to cost effectively change to a preferred structure solution;
Strategies to effectively manage the capital gains tax liability on the sale of assets:
Complex business and asset transfers to maximise outcomes, ensure compliance and effect an efficient transition.
Brian has been involved in taxation policy design primarily via various written submissions to government. Recently he sat on a committee charged with developing a submission on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia in relation to the government’s proposed changes to the taxation of trusts.
Amelia (Milly) grew up in the small country town of Taralga, 50kms north of Goulburn.
Milly completed high school in Goulburn then went on to study Mechanical Engineering at Wollongong University whilst working for Bluescope Steel.
In 2012 she decided that a career change was in order and she enrolled online to study a Bachelor of Accounting through the University of South Australia (Open Universities) and applied for a cadetship position at Boyce Goulburn. She graduated in 2015 and is now completing post graduate studies to become a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Jacqui was born and raised in Goulburn. She completed high school in Goulburn before going on to study a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at James Cook University in Townsville.
Prior to joining Boyce in 2017, Jacqui was living in Sydney and working as a Management Accountant for the Flight Centre Travel Group. She decided that a change was in order and decided to move home to Goulburn and take up a position at Boyce. Jacqui combined full time work with post-graduate studies to become a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2020.
Jacqui always knew that she would return home to Goulburn. Jacqui enjoys being able to assist her clients everyday as well as having a good understanding of management accounting and its importance in decision making, business growth and wealth creation.
Jacqui has had experience working with a variety of industries including engineering, construction, retail, travel, real estate, professional services and agriculture. She enjoys meeting regularly with clients and is passionate about helping her clients maximise their wealth.
Outside of Boyce, Jacqui enjoys playing basketball and spending time with her family and friends.
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 Business Unit Leader 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.
Alison was born in Moree, completing her Degree in Business (Agricultural Commerce) from University of Sydney in 2004. After 7 years at another local Moree firm, Alison joined the Boyce Team in 2011 as an Accountant, completing her CPA in 2010.
Sandra was born and bred in Moree. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from UNE in 2017 while working in accounting in Moree before joining Boyce in 2016 as a cadet. She then went on to further her studies, completing her CA in 2020.
Sandra works with a broad range of clients including small and large farming (dryland and irrigated) as well as a range of industries including retail, construction and hairdressing. She enjoys meeting clients, learning about their businesses and operations and assisting them in any way she can.
Sandra has worked with a variety of team members and Principal Advisors on a variety of clients.
She enjoys being part of the Moree community and is involved with Moree on a Plate, Moree Hockey Association and Country Education Foundation of Moree.
Renier was born and raised in South Africa and joined Boyce as a manager after immigrating in February 2022. Renier is a chartered accountant and before immigrating to Australia owned his own small accounting and auditing firm.
Renier has worked with a broad range of clients from various industries of various sizes. Renier enjoys helping his clients manage their financial affairs by not only supporting them from a management accounting and administration point of view, but also adding value as a reliable business partner.
Renier has 18 years’ experience inside and outside of public practice and have extensive work experience with small to medium sized businesses.
A genuine interest in finding solutions for clients’ problems and a passion for business led Linda to become a Business Unit Leader 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.
Lindsay, director of Boyce, 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. Boyce 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.
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 Principal Advisor in January 2020 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.
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.
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.
Megan grew up in Kempsey on the NSW Mid North Coast. Strong family connections to the Riverina led to a move to Wagga Wagga.
In 2007 she decided to return to study and take a role as a trainee accountant with a small local firm, after working in the banking and public service sectors for a number of years. Megan completed a Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University, then completed her CA qualification in 2019. Megan joined Boyce in 2020.
Megan enjoys building strong working relationships with clients to help them achieve their goals.
Megan has experience working with a range of clients, including health professionals, agriculture, pharmacy, and retail. Megan is involved with local community organisations including the Wagga Women’s Health Centre.