B.BUS, CA, M.TAX, DIP.FS FP, FTIA, JP
Founder / Executive Chairman / CEO / Senior Client Director
Brett has more than 20 years of commercial and professional accountancy experience. He has specialised in Structuring, Strategy and Valuation. He commenced his career with Price Waterhouse and had worked in senior management roles across Audit, Business Services and Corporate Finance.
Brett is also the best-selling author of four books, has presented to more than two thousand business groups and has twice addressed the National Press-Club, Canberra. Brett has significant expertise advising Private Business Owners, Private Clients and Families of significant wealth.
Brett holds a Bachelors degree in Business from UTS, Masters degree in Taxation from UNSW, is a qualified Financial Planner, a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Justice of the Peace in NSW, together with being a Registered Tax Agent.
Deputy Chairman – CBD
Barry Mendel is the Founder of the BMF Group and Deputy Chairman of Kelly+Partners (Sydney). He is highly respected as a business, taxation and strategic advisor and has acted on behalf of prominent individuals and companies, both locally and internationally. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is also a registered CPA.
Barry has considerable expertise and experience in Corporate Structuring, Taxation and Valuation Methodologies, as well as Litigation Support.
Barry specialises in Asset Management and Wealth Creation Strategies and is qualified in ASIC’s prescribed training for Financial Planning Professionals.
Managing Director – CBD / Senior Client Director
Barry Frank is the Managing Director of Kelly+Partners (Sydney) and has been with the company since 1982. With over 40 years of experience in the accountancy profession, he is an expert in all aspects of Australian taxation. Barry has a wealth of experience in Superannuation Planning including geared investments.
Barry advises clients at all stages of business development – gaining a deep understanding of each situation to increase profitability and help companies flourish. Barry also plays a key role in mediation and family law settlements.
Senior Client Director
Mark has been a Director of the firm since 1987 and has over 30 years’ experience in the accountancy profession. He has an in-depth understanding of income tax legislation and superannuation as well as extensive audit experience.
Additionally, Mark specialises in providing tax planning and business advice. He also has the practical benefit of having worked as the financial controller of a major listed financial company as well at one of the big four accounting firms.
CA, B.BUS (ACC), B.SC
Client Director Business & Family Office Services
Vanessa is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years experience both in accounting and family office services. Vanessa commenced her career in practice on the Northern Beaches and went on to refine her craft with PWC. Most recently Vanessa has helped transform the Seafirst Australia Family Office and worked closely with the Albert Family of AC/DC fame.
Extremely service focused, Vanessa delivers excellent advisory, compliance and personal support for successful stewardship of family entities and their individual members.
Vanessa is married to Keiran and they have two daughters, Emily & Olivia. Her interests include reading, soccer, a delicious edible garden and she loves supporting female entrepreneurs to make their visionary ideas a systematised reality.
Ming was appointed Director in October 2016. With over 16 years of experience in the accountancy profession, he joined BMF in 2001 and is highly experienced in all aspects of accounting and tax matters.
Specialising in managing the affairs of high net wealth individuals, Ming graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance.
B.COM, LLB, LLM, M.TAX, CTA
Tony Nunes has more than 20 years experience in tax. Tony began his career in tax consulting with Deloitte & Touche.
Tony provides practical, leading-edge tax advice across a broad spectrum of issues and transactions to accomplished individuals and companies involved in a range of endeavours.
Tony is married to Marinda and they have four young children, Auria, Chiara, Joshua and Daniel. His interests include his family, squash, running and mountain biking.
Suketu has over 16 years of experience in the accountancy and taxation profession. He is highly experienced in providing accounting and tax services to high wealth individuals and business clients in wide range of industries.
Suketu completed his Master of Taxation at the University of Sydney in 2012. He completed his Master of Commerce in 1999 and started with BMF Group in 2000. He is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Andrew has over 20 years professional accountancy experience. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand (later PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1990 and, as a Senior Manager in the Private Client Services Division, was responsible for providing audit, taxation, accounting and business advisory services to private companies, not-for–profit entities and multinational subsidiaries.
Andrew’s interests include music, film and literature.
Jonathan has over 12 years of experience in the accounting profession with a particular emphasis on the property industry. Jonathan has gained significant experience in advising a variety of clients with their accounting, tax and advisory needs. This includes preparation of financial statements, management reports to client’s boards, financial modelling and business strategy consulting.
Jonathan takes pride in understanding the ‘ins-and-outs’ of his clients and takes a hands-on approach assisting in all stages of their business lifecycle.