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Kam is a highly knowledgeable team member with plenty of experience helping clients across a range of industries. Kam is a valuable asset and Kam has completed a Bachelor of Laws and has recently been admitted as a solicitor.
Keeley has extensive experience in several areas of law ranging from corporate, commercial, property, employment, and estate planning. Keeley holds her Law and Criminology, and Criminal Justice degrees from Griffith University and has previously been heavily involved in the HR aspect of a law firm. With a blended approach, she has her eyes set on always achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients.
Known for his financial acumen, Brock brings his vast experience to the R&D team with a focus on conducting an in-depth breakdown and analysis of a client’s expenditure in relation to claiming the R&D Tax Incentive. Brock also provides invaluable support in the assessment of grant applications and collation of financial support documentation in delivering our regulatory review and audit services.
Shane brings over 15 years’ worth of experience in management across multiple disciplines, including production and project management. Shane is persistent in challenging the status quo and his creative vision leads the marketing team in producing innovative campaigns with a forward-thinking approach. With over a decade of experience in concept creation, strategic communication and brand development, Shane is proudly helping take the business to new heights.
Director & Founder
“My role is to find clarity in our clients’ goals and build a strategic roadmap that will help to get them there. I love being a part of that.”
Andrew is our multi-skilled Director and Founder at ABA, bringing with him a world of ambition for his company and clients. Having worked all around the world, Andrew has a wealth of experience guiding multinational corporations through the complexities of global business. Throughout everything he does, Andrew exudes passion and ambition, and loves being part of the success journey of others. The inspiration for ABA came from Andrew’s desire to pursue his potential, where doing things differently was truly valued. Andrew doesn’t just deliver advice, but implements strategies and partners that deliver outcomes.
Connecting seamlessly within ABA’s service offering, Andrew has also developed a complementary software company called Synnch that helps to automate lengthy R&D reporting processes for our clients. Through launching this cloud-based platform, Andrew hopes to further support clients in pursuing and actualising the potential of their business.
“Through thinking outside the box, we can develop strategic plans that result in some really exciting outcomes for your business.”
Toni leads our team of specialist lawyers and consultants who pursue potential for clients through simplifying complex tax and legal problems. Pulling from over a decade of experience delivering exceptional results to large multinational inbound and outbound investors, structuring foreign and domestic unlisted investments for a large Australian superannuation fund and assisting the SME market with international expansion, structuring and repatriation strategies, Toni understands what it takes to ensure a business is in the right position to reach their future goals. She also takes the time to really understand clients’ businesses and considers all aspects of their operation and objectives when recommending tax or legal strategies.
Head of R&D Technical
“I love helping innovative companies to take advantage of government support as they embark on their R&D journey.”
Renee knows just about everything there is to know about the Australian R&D Tax Incentive having spent over a decade as an R&D Tax Specialist. Renee also has a highly technical skillset, having started her career as a scientific researcher in Biotechnology. Renee has worked for global Big 4 professional services firms and has successfully partnered with many large clients. Pulling from these experiences, Renee now uses her abundant technical skillset to assist ABA clients.
As part of her role at ABA, Renee helps simplify complex reporting and claims processes for clients, allowing them to benefit from their claimable expenditure and ultimately invest more money back into their business. From assessing eligibility requirements and reviewing R&D expenditure to reporting on activities and lodging your application.
Senior R&D Manager
Kymberly has worked with companies, from early-stage start-ups to large ASX listed and Multinational corporations across a number of industries assisting them with their R&D tax incentive claims and obtaining funding through government grants.
Her areas of industry expertise, include MedTech, Pharmaceutical, Software & Engineering. Kymberly also has experience in the Advance/Overseas Findings Certification process and the implementation of R&D Governance frameworks and reporting systems. Kym assists ABA clients to identify funding opportunities, reduce the complexity and support them as they embark on their R&D journey.
As an R&D Manager at ABA, Jonathon is passionate about developing strong relationships with clients and network peers and takes pride in helping them gain maximum benefit from investing in innovation.
Jonathon has extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients from ASX-listed companies to entrepreneurs and SMEs within many industries, including ICT, manufacturing, biotech, waste management, agriculture and more.
Kurt has extensive years of corporate law firm experience and loves assisting clients with everything they may need to operate commercially while remaining compliant. Kurt understands the demands of companies at each stage in their commercialisation and has a passion for drafting seamless legal documents that allow the smooth and stress-free operation of a clients’ commercial venture.
Ally supports both the Tax and Corporate Legal Teams at ABA, giving her the ability to provide comprehensive solutions for our clients, helping them to achieve their true potential. Ally particularly enjoys the brainstorming and implementation process of structuring our clients’ domestic and international businesses to ensure tax-efficiency and commercial outcomes.
Alex is an R&D Consultant with experience in Law (LLB) and Pharmaceutical Science (BPharmTox), which he leverages to support our clients when applying for the R&D Tax Incentive. Alex ensures that our clients’ activities and supporting information are displayed in line with current legislative requirements to mitigate risk and maintain the highest level of compliance to the R&D Tax Incentive.
Cherie works to ensure that ABA operates efficiently and effectively in compliance with all regulatory requirements and helps to maintain an engaging work culture in the office. She is passionate about mentoring, leading, and supporting talented employees. Cherie brings a variety of skills and expertise in all Finance, HR, Office and Administration responsibilities.
Laura is our multi-skilled and hard-working Executive Assistant, acting as the first point of contact to our Associate Director, Toni. With broad corporate experience, Laura brings a wide breadth of skills to her role to enhance productivity and support business operations. Her diligence shines through her work and she is always willing to go the extra mile for clients and her team.
Andrew has always been involved with all areas of the law, having completed a Bachelor of Laws along with 3 years’ experience working as a Police Officer, fuelled by his passion to help others. Andrew now works alongside the R&D team, assisting clients with government grants to help pursue their true business potential.
Nele works closely with all business units to help grow the efficiency of organisational processes and systems to help enhance our internal capacity. Nele actively pursues strategic and operational objectives whilst ensuring that ABA complies with all regulations. As an experienced Legal Executive with an extensive background in property law, Nele brings a wide breadth of skills to the team, helping the business to achieve new heights.
Emily is our administration enthusiast with a drive for strategic innovation to create greater productivity and efficiency. Emily has an extensive operations background as an administration trainer in corporate, education and non-for-profit sectors with experience in executive assistance, accounts, event management and SQL database queries. Her positive attitude, attentiveness and dedication emanates throughout the team and business as she always welcomes a new challenge.
Madison is our front-facing office assistant who acts as the first point of contact at ABA Legal Group. She skilfully manages administrative duties and client relations for the team, ensuring the smooth operation of the business. Along with greeting our visitors and general office duties, Madison also assists the management team with facilitating events.
Josh is our Marketing Strategist and brings a passion and energy that is tangible right across ABA. Some might call him a unicorn, as he is actually a Solicitor who found a passion for strategic marketing. Josh is a vital component of our marketing department and drives a lot of our external initiatives.
“Our clients’ success determines our own. Being a small part of their growth and achievement is the best job in the world.”
Tammi is our talented Senior Advisor, bringing with her over ten years’ experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer.
Throughout her role, Tammi considers, recommends and implements commercially viable solutions for business challenges. Simply put, she looks at the bigger picture of any issue, considering it from all angles and balances it with corporate compliance, governance and commercial practicality.
Tammi’s goal for her clients is simple: to see them thrive in their industry and to witness them achieve their individual business goals.
Before coming to ABA in 2019, Tammi spent 5 years pursuing business ownership, opening a personal training studio in Burleigh Heads and an online fitness business. Having this experience has given her a unique perspective and allowed her to see situations through many different lenses.
Outside of work, Tammi loves collecting seashells with her family, running Burleigh headland, catching up with her friends and beating her husband at any game she can get her hands on!
Chief Wellness Officer
Early mornings at the office can be ruff stuff but rest assured that Tully will greet you at the door with her tail wagging.
As our Chief Wellness Officer, Tully roams the office offering complimentary pats and cuddles, maintaining ultimate happiness levels for all staff.
Tully takes her role very seriously but her true happiness lies in one word… Chicken.
Head of Legal
Jodie leads our team of corporate and tax lawyers to deliver tailored, practical solutions for our clients. With over 18 years’ experience working with SME clients and their advisers. Jodie’s expertise has been pivotal in navigating the success of many Companies from successful businesses looking to restructure through to acting as Lead Counsel in large investor or listed entities.
As a Chartered Tax Advisor and Accredited Specialist in Taxation Law, Jodie combines her extensive commercial experience to provide our clients with results-driven, commercial advice.
Nicole is our meticulous, task-driven and talented Executive Assistant, providing day-to-day operational support to our Director, Andrew. With her extensive experience, strong work ethic and personable nature, Nicole is an essential part of the team at ABA and is our first point of call for all things related to Andrew.
Jess manages the day-to-day operations of our specialised Bioscience service offering, acting as the conduit between our global biotechnology and medtech clients and our internal team. Jess ensures all governance, compliance and administrative tasks associated with client operations are strategically considered and completed.
For more information relating to our specialised Bioscience service offering, get in touch with Jess here.
Steven works with our clients to deliver specialist advice on a range of domestic and international tax challenges, particularly regarding tax effective structures and restructuring. With extensive senior executive experience in the ATO, Steven has a unique insight into the policies and practices of Australia’s taxation regulators and understands how to leverage this to our clients’ advantage.
R&D Team Support
Josie’s role is to support the R&D team in an administrative capacity to keep the team organised and on track with deliverables for clients. She loves researching, dancing, swimming and exploring the world of the unknown. Josie is looking forward to bringing her analytical mindset and flair of creativity to the role of R&D Team Support.
Legal Team Support
Chelsea assists the Tax and Corporate Legal Teams at ABA, by providing a rounded and adaptable experience for clients. With a Juris Doctor (JD) from Bond University, Chelsea focused her education in both tax law and corporate law studies and has additionally received an accreditation in commercial mediation. She enjoys coming up with solutions for challenges apparent within international or domestic business structures.