Meet the Team

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. Andrea is now enjoying maternity leave with her beautiful new baby.

Amanda O'Brien

Amanda is a Senior Accountant and has worked in Taxation and Business Accounting since completing her Bachelor of Commerce in 1997.  She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has completed CA Public Practice.  Amanda has been with DGL since 2003 and 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.

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.

Amanda Paul

Amanda started in the accounting industry over 16 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.

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.

Brianna Galletly

Brianna has been with the DGL team since May 2009. She has since obtained a Bachelor of Accounting from CQ University and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

Over the 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 is a Certified Practicing Accountant. Max works closely with a variety of small to medium business and individuals providing taxation and accounting solutions.

Jessie Baulch

Jessie began working in the accounting industry in 2015, after graduating from Mirani State High School in 2014. She has now successfully completed her Bachelor of Accounting degree through CQ University in 2018 and is currently studying towards attaining her CPA. Jessie works full time at DGL and works alongside her team members for 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.

Ella Cameron

Ella is in her fifth year of working in the accounting industry and graduated from CQ University in 2017. She will begin her CPA early next year. Ella enjoys meeting new clients and completing their tax returns. As an intermediate accountant Ella has experience with Business Activity Statements, Business & Individual Tax Returns & Financial Statements.
Outside of work Ella enjoys playing with her two puppies and going to the gym. You will always find Ella with a smile on her face and ready to learn.

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.

Selena McSherry

A Mackay local, Selena has lived and worked in towns around Australia but decided her hometown is where her heart is. With a love of challenges and a desire to learn, Selena has a varied background centred around organisation and client services. Having worked in real estate, finance and labour hire to name a few, Selena brings her leadership, payroll & HR and bookkeeping skills to the role.

Joining the DGL Accountants team this year as maternity leave cover for Kristie, Selena has transitioned to taking care of the daily operations smoothly.

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.

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 passions.

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

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. Now on maternity leave with the joyful news Kristie is adding to her family.