Our people

The people who guide and inspire us

Rus Livermore

Position: Principal

My clients and colleagues describe me as an outcomes focused team player.

In my role, I focus on developing pragmatic strategies to increase our clients’ opportunities. I do this through detailed testing and analysis – and by applying my 17+ years’ experience in audit, financial services and risk management.

Outside of the firm, I’m proud to be the Treasurer for Bruce Ridge Early Childcare Centre (BRECC).

Core expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Financial statements audit
  • Regulatory audit and general assurance
  • Risk management & fraud control

Qualifications & affiliations

  • IIA Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Certificate IV in Government (Fraud Control)

Rus Livermore

Principal

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Sebastian Wojtkiewicz

Position: Company Director

When it comes to consulting, I prioritise logic, structure and close collaboration.

As a director at BellchambersBarrett, I help clients solve their problems using my 12+ years’ experience in management consulting, audit and, mergers and acquisitions.

I’m also Treasurer for Sanctuary Aus Limited and Strathnairn Arts Association. These are not-for-profits that support children, youth and families in ACT – as well as Canberra’s artistic community.

Core expertise

  • Strategy & organisation design
  • Financial consulting
  • Procurement support
  • Contract support
  • Investment decision support
  • Business process improvement
  • Digital services

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CA ANZ Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Sebastian Wojtkiewicz

Company Director

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Hamish Robertson

Position: Director

With 20 years’ experience in management consulting and financial services, I’m able to quickly understand my clients’ needs and develop practical approaches to achieve their objectives.

I work collaboratively with my clients and value the input that different individuals bring to solving business problems. I’m also outcomes focused and can be relied on to deliver excellent results independently, or as part of a team.

As a member of the firm’s leadership team, I help build our brand and capabilities, and develop our people.

Core expertise

  • Strategy & organisation design
  • Financial consulting
  • Procurement support
  • Contract support
  • Investment decision support
  • Business process improvement
  • Digital services

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CPA Australia Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management Sciences)
  • Graduate Diploma (Accounting)

Hamish Robertson

Director

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David Crowe

Position: Senior Manager

As an experienced management consultant and Human Capital leader, I’ve worked across Australia and Europe in a range of industries to understand client issues and deliver meaningful solutions.

I focus on forming strong client partnerships and building long-term value through practical solutions that make sense to the organisation and its people.

My interests lie in understanding the future of work and how changes in technology, markets, the environment and government impact the way work is done and who delivers it.

Core expertise

  • Strategy & organisation design
  • Financial consulting
  • Procurement support
  • Contract support
  • Investment decision support
  • Business process improvement
  • Digital services

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management)

David Crowe

Senior Manager

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Rinda Scott

Position: Senior Manager

I have over 20 years’ experience in business services and taxation and accounting.

When I approach client problems, I focus on making my solutions timely and practical. I also make sure that all my recommendations are based on a sound understanding of their needs.

In addition to my role at BellchambersBarrett, I’m the Chairperson of the Canberra City Uniting Church Council.

Core expertise

  • Business & taxation advice
  • Financial statements
  • Tax compliance

Qualifications & affiliations

  • ICAEW Fellow
  • Bachelor of Arts (Accounting – honours)

Rinda Scott

Senior Manager

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Sart Spinks

Position: Principal

As an assurance professional with over 12 years’ experience, I consistently deliver consulting and audit services of the highest standard.

My philosophy is all about exceeding expectations.

The key? Working closely with clients to understand their situation, and tailoring solutions to their unique needs.

Core expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Financial statements audit
  • Regulatory audit and general assurance
  • Risk management & fraud control

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CA ANZ Member
  • IIA Associate Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Management)

Sart Spinks

Principal

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Deborah Poulton

Position: Partner

I have 40+ years’ experience in business and taxation services – and I’m the founder of Deborah Poulton & Associates, a boutique tax advisory firm. In 2016, we merged with BellchambersBarrett.

As a leader in my field, I’ve always focused on delivering personalised services to my clients, some of whom have been with me since I started in 1980.

I contribute to the community in a number of ways. I’m an active participant in the Catholic Dioceses of Canberra and Goulburn – and serve on the Catholic Development Fund Board and St Thomas the Apostle Kambah finance and fete committees.

What’s more, I help at state and national levels as a member of the Kairos Prison Ministry Australia Board and State Council. For the past 15 years, I’ve also been the Treasurer of The Women’s Electoral Lobby.

Core expertise

  • Business & taxation advice
  • Financial statements
  • Tax compliance
  • Deceased estates
  • Estate planning

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Registered tax agent
  • FCA
  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting)

Deborah Poulton

Partner

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Shane Bellchambers

Position: Co-founder & Partner

I’ve specialised in consulting, internal, external and IT audits for 30 years.

As founder of BellchambersBarrett and an assurance partner, I lead by example. By putting the needs of our clients and team first, I’m able to foster trust, respect and loyalty.

I also use my skills to deliver pro-bono audits for several charities – and I was an Audit Committee member on the Australian National Committee for UN Women from 2014 to 2018.

Core expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Financial statements audit
  • Regulatory audit and general assurance
  • Risk management & fraud control

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Registered company auditor
  • CA ANZ Fellow
  • IIA Member
  • Bachelor of Arts (Accounting)

Shane Bellchambers

Co-founder & Partner

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Sean Michelle

Position: Partner

I have more than 30 years’ experience in taxation, financial statement analysis, GST, FBT and succession planning.

As a respected tax and business advisor, I’m the professional that many individuals, businesses and government organisations turn to, time and again.

I’m also a Board member of Cricket ACT.

Core expertise

  • Business & taxation advice
  • Financial statements
  • Tax compliance

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Registered tax agent
  • FCA
  • Bachelor of Economics

Sean Michelle

Partner

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Megan Pearson

Position: Senior Manager

I’m a taxation and business services specialist with over 20 years’ experience.

I help clients stay compliant with the ATO. I also offer tax advice and ongoing support, from setting up a business to optimising MYOB and Xero.

As part of the leadership team at BellchambersBarrett, I also strive to empower our staff at every opportunity.

Core expertise

  • Business & taxation advice
  • Financial statements
  • Tax compliance

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Registered tax agent
  • CA ANZ Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Megan Pearson

Senior Manager

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Jamie Glenn

Position: Principal

I’ve been in consulting, audit and risk management for more than 10 years.

I apply a logical and collaborative approach to the work I do. By working closely with clients – and developing an understanding of their organisations – I’m able to identify risks and develop practical solutions.

I support our community as the Treasurer of Candelo Bemboka United Football Club.

Core expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Financial statements audit
  • Regulatory audit and general assurance
  • Risk management & fraud control

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CA ANZ Member
  • IIA Associate Member
  • Prince2 Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management)

Jamie Glenn

Principal

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James Barrett

Position: Co-founder & Partner

I have deep expertise in audit and consulting, developed over 25+ years. I’ve also established a reputation for delivering responsive, high-quality services.

As a trusted advisor and business leader, my biggest responsibility is achieving ideal outcomes for all our clients. This involves working with them closely – and using my expertise to create practical strategies.

In addition to my leadership role at BellchambersBarrett, I’m also the Senior Vice President at Ainslie Football Club and coach of a junior AFL team.

Core expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Financial statements audit
  • Regulatory audit and general assurance
  • Risk management & fraud control

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CA ANZ Member
  • IIA Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

James Barrett

Co-founder & Partner

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Kathleen Buckley

Position: Senior Manager

I bring BellchambersBarrett more than 12 years’ experience in consulting, internal and financial statement audit.

As a senior manager in the firm, I offer reliable assurance solutions and ensure the quality of our audit services. What’s more, every recommendation I make is founded on a thorough understanding of my clients’ needs.

I’m also proud to be Treasurer of Karinya House. It’s my own special way of giving back to the community.

Core expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Financial statements audit
  • Regulatory audit and general assurance
  • Risk management & fraud control

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CA ANZ Member
  • IIA Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & Sociology)

Kathleen Buckley

Senior Manager

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Donna McShane

Position: Senior Manager

I’m an assurance specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in consulting and audit.

Every day I blend my rich technical expertise in financial statements and audits of all types with a reliable, friendly service.

It’s the only way to develop practical solutions – and professional relationships that last.

Core expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Financial statements audit
  • Regulatory audit and general assurance
  • Risk management & fraud control

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CPA Member
  • IIA Member
  • Master of Business Administration (Corporate Governance)

Donna McShane

Senior Manager

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Pradnya Sood

Position: Senior Manager

I’m a specialist in SMSFs, with over 12 years’ experience in the field.

At BellchambersBarrett, I manage SMSF compliance and taxation for our clients. I’m also the Sub-Authorised Representative of the firm’s financial services.

Clients often describe me as a smart, friendly person. They appreciate my sound advice – which is always aligned with the latest financial and legal legislation.

Core expertise

  • SMSF establishment, strategies, management & settlement
  • Contribution strategies
  • Pension strategies
  • Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangement (LRBA) advice
  • Transfer balance cap reporting

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Registered SMSF auditor
  • CPA Member
  • SMSF Association (SMSF Specialist Advisor)
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Pradnya Sood

Senior Manager

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Fiona Hempstead

Position: Senior Manager

I have more than 20 years’ experience in business advisory, taxation and accounting. I’m also an expert in Xero.

Combining my rich expertise and business intuition, I focus on delivering tailored services – and pragmatic solutions.

My roles in the community include Registrar and Financial Officer for Katz Netball Club. I’m also a member of the Parent Committee for the Snowsports Team at St Clare’s College.

Core expertise

  • Business & taxation advice
  • Financial statements
  • Outsourced CFO
  • Tax compliance
  • Xero (accounting systems) services

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Registered tax agent
  • CA ANZ Fellow
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Fiona Hempstead

Senior Manager

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Jamie Lucas

Position: Partner

I’ve delivered consulting, business and tax and accounting services for more than 12 years.

As a trusted business advisor at BellchambersBarrett, I have a genuine passion for helping my clients succeed.

I also pride myself on going above and beyond to achieve the best possible outcomes in every engagement.

Core expertise

  • Business & taxation advice
  • Financial statements
  • Tax compliance
  • Mergers & acquisitions

Qualifications & affiliations

  • Registered tax agent
  • CA ANZ Member
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Jamie Lucas

Partner

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Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Position: Senior Manager

I’m dedicated to delivering practical solutions and an exceptional level of service.

Drawing from 20+ years in financial control, accounting, taxation and other business services, I help my clients achieve all their strategic goals.

As a community-minded professional, I’m the Board Treasurer and Team Manager for Belconnen Cats Junior Football Club. I’m also a member of the Parent Committee at Giralang Primary School.

Core expertise

  • Business & taxation advice
  • Financial statements
  • Tax compliance
  • Internal tax audit
  • CFO services

Qualifications & affiliations

  • CPA Member
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting & International Business Management)

Rebecca Fitzpatrick

Senior Manager

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