Meet the Team

Callum Strachan

Member of CPA Australia, Member of Taxation Institute of Australia, Bachelor of Business from University of Central Queensland

Callum commenced his career with DGL Accountants as a UCQ graduate in 1994 and worked full time until 1999 when he and his wife moved to London, England for a three year working holiday.

Callum returned to Mackay in 2002 to raise his family and to return to DGL Accountants as a full time accountant.

Callum joined the partnership on 1st July 2007 and has worked diligently with a variety of clients (including primary producers, small to medium enterprises and self managed superannuation funds) providing timely accurate taxation and business advisory services.

Callum keeps up to date of with I.T. within the accounting field including Accounting Packages and Cloud Technologies.

Callum is active in the community and enjoys outdoor activities with his wife Kelly and family of three including soccer, camping and fishing.

Denise Hof

Denise joined DGL Accountants in 2000 as a graduate accountant. Denise has extensive experience in taxation, business services, self-managed superannuation funds and auditing and she has a diverse portfolio of clients including those in Agricultural, Mining & Professional Services, Property Developers & Investors.

  • Partner since 2011
  • CPA Australia
  • Public Practitioner
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered SMSF Auditor
  • Bachelor of Business

 

Denise is regarded highly by her clients for her attention to detail, efficiency and practical easy to understand taxation and business advice that helps clients achieve their goals.

Natalie Cant

Bachelor of Business, Fellow of CPA Australia, JP

Natalie joined the firm in 1999 as a graduate accountant and was admitted as a partner on 1st July 2007.

She has extensive experience in providing taxation, business advisory and superannuation advice to a vast range of clients.

Natalie is highly regarded by her clients for her efficiency, attention to detail and pro-active approach to improving their business performance.

Rob Eacott

Bachelor of Business, Fellow of CPA Australia

Rob joined DGL Accountants (formerly Douglas Gibb and Lewis) in 1990 and was appointed partner in 1991. Prior to this Rob has worked in public accounting practices in Mackay & Brisbane since 1975.

Rob is responsible for managing a diverse range of clientele having a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in accounting and business advisory.

He has an excellent understanding of the day to day operations and complexities of business and personal tax and a unique style of working with clients to achieve appropriate strategic advice, innovative solutions and service excellence.

Andrea Drendel

Andrea Drendel is a Senior Accountant and has over 12 years’ experience as a public practice accountant, joining the DGL team in 2006. After completing a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 2004 at Central Queensland University she then continued her study to become a fully qualified Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), followed by the completion of CPA Public Practice.

Andrea has knowledge in a wide array of accounting & taxation issues including taxation, business advice & superannuation. She pride’s herself with attention to detail and problem solving skills. Andrea has a keen interest towards primary production coming from a farming background herself.

Amanda O'Brien

Bachelor of Commerce

Chartered Accountant

Amanda has worked in Taxation and Business Accounting since 1997 and has been with DGL since 2003.  She has experience in a variety of industries including agriculture, medical, retail and maritime.  She provides client support and advices on taxation, business planning and cash flow, superannuation and client software support.  She is always happy to assist in any way she can and strives to deliver the best to her clients.

Elizabeth Dent

Elizabeth has been in the accounting industry for 12 years.  After graduating from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Accounting in 2008, she qualified as a CPA in 2012 and obtained a Limited Public Practice Certificate in 2016.

Elizabeth has great knowledge in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and currently holds a limited licence certificate.  Elizabeth loves to travel, having spent a year living in Ireland in 2006 and she also enjoys spending time with her husband Nigel and their 3 children.

Lauren Hammer

Lauren commenced work with DGL in 2001.  After graduating from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), she also undertook post graduate studies to become a CPA.

Having completed further studies in superannuation and Self-Managed Superannuation to meet the ASIC criteria to provide personal advice Lauren is an Authorised Representative of the SMSF Advisers Network Pty Ltd.

Lauren is actively involved in the community and has held a voluntary treasurer position with a local sporting club for the past 12 years.

Dee-Ann Grech

Being a local girl, Dee-ann has been actively involved with the Sugar Industry all her life. Dee-ann was raised on a cane farm and is now an owner operator of a cane farm. Dee-ann joined DGL Accountants in January 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Accounting at CQU in 2015.

Dee-Ann’s interests include music and sports, with a particular love for basketball. Dee-ann has also competed in many country music competitions.

Pru Mountney

Pru began working in the accounting industry in 2013, and successfully completed her Bachelor of Accounting degree at CQ University in 2016.  Now working as a full time intermediate accountant at DGL, her role includes the preparation of Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns, and Activity Statements.

As a Mackay local, she is keen to further her accounting experience and knowledge of the region, as well as to become a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Brianna Galletly

Brianna has been with the DGL team since May 2009, not long after graduating from Mirani State High School. In 2013, Brianna obtained a Bachelor of Accounting from CQ University and is currently studying towards attaining her CPA.

Over the past 7 years at DGL, Brianna has gained a vast knowledge in various types of accounting software and has had extensive experience with business and taxation services. Her time here has also given her the opportunity to form a well-rounded relationship with many of her clients. Brianna works with a variety of industries ranging from primary production, hospitality and personal services businesses and is gaining experience in many different fields every day.

Max Hartl

Max has been with DGL Accountants since moving to Mackay from the Gold Coast in 2011. He graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Commerce, and has recently become a Certified Practicing Accountant. Max works closely with a variety of small to medium business and individuals providing taxation and accounting solutions.

Amanda Paul

Amanda started in the accounting industry about 14 years ago at DGL and has travelled extensively working in Brisbane and London. In the meantime, Amanda has graduated from Central Queensland University with Bachelor of Accounting, is currently studying CA and has returned to the DGL ranks.

Amanda specializes in taxation and small business advisory providing a wide range of accounting and tax services to a diverse client base. Amanda is an avid sports follower of all types and loves to spend time with her husband and their growing family when not crunching the numbers.

Jessie Baulch

Jessie works full time as a trainee account whist studying towards a Bachelor of Accounting externally through CQU Mackay. She commenced her degree in 2015, after graduating from Mirani State High School in 2014. Her decision to become an Accountant came from her love of maths throughout her schooling years. Jessie’s future goals include becoming a Certified Practising Accountant.

She works alongside her team members to assist in the preparation of Business Activity Statements, Instalment Activity Statements, Income Tax Returns and Financial statements. So far Jessie has loved every moment of her experience in the accounting industry and can’t wait to learn more.

Presley Andrew

Presley graduated from Holy Spirit College in 2014 during which time she successfully completed a two-year school based traineeship with a Certificate IV in Accounting. In 2015, Presley commenced her university studies after being accepted into a Bachelor of Accounting degree at CQ University. She is currently two thirds of the way through her studies and enjoys working in our firm four days a week.

Presley is a Mackay local whose parents own a small family business.  Growing up, Presley was always eager to help her parents out in their business so she decided to further her knowledge and become an accountant. Presley’s role at DGL involves tax, financials, activity statements and everything in between.

Brigitte Delahunty

Brigitte has worked in the finance industry since graduating high school from Holy Spirit College in 2013 and has recently began working as a full-time trainee accountant at DGL Accountants. Brigitte is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Accounting at CQ University and plans to continue her studies after completing her degree to become a CPA.

Kristie Christensen

Originally from the Gold Coast, Kristie re-located to Mackay in 2012. Working in the Administration industry for the past 10 years, Kristie has gained experience in Human Resources, Payroll & Bookkeeping.

Having joined the DGL Accountants team in 2015, Kristie is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office.

Kelly McCann

With over 10 years’ experience in administration and accounting services, Kelly is highly skilled in a wide range of taxation administration services. As assistant to both Callum Strachan & Rob Eacott, she is comfortable liaising with the ATO, ABR, and other professional services, and preparing documents and applications on your behalf. To wind down at the end of a busy day, Kelly enjoys a hit of tennis, and some of Mackay’s local trivia competitions.

Lena Simpson

Lena has several years Administration experience with a high interest for Accounting. Lena works alongside Denise Hof & Natalie Cant as their Personal Assistant and can help you with liaising with the ATO, ABR, banks and any other enquiries

Lena is a Mackay local and outside of work enjoys Paddle Boarding.

Jessica Hoskins

Jessica is a Mackay local and joined the DGL team in 2012, working alongside Natalie Cant as her personal assistant. Since going on maternity leave, Jessica has returned to DGL as an administrator, keen to constantly learn and gain new skills.

Jessica looks forward to what each day brings, believing the strong team environment is what makes the firm unique.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time at the beach and cooking for her family.

Sam McCurry

Sam is the receptionist and loves being the first point of contact for the business

Sam plays touch football and netball competitively outside of work and loves going to the gym. Coaching netball has become one of her new passions.

Sam looks forward to one day moving up in the chain of command.

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