Meet The Team

Our Directors

David RidgwayDavid Ridgway BBus(Dist), CA
ASIC Authorised Representative Number: 231864
Position: David is a Director of both Ridgway Accounting and Ridgway Financial Services. He is also an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited.
Qualifications: David attained a Bachelor of Business (with Distinction) from the University College of Southern Queensland in 1990. David has been an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA) since 1994. He is also a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Registered Tax Agent.
Experience: David has over 20 years of experience in the provision of accounting and taxation advice and has been providing financial planning advice since 1998.
Interests: David has three children and enjoys spending time with his family. He also has a keen interest in Vauxhalls and has seen many parts of Australia in his own collection of vintage Vauxhalls.

Todd O'SullivanTodd O'Sullivan BCom, CPA
ASIC Authorised Representative Number: 1242097
Position: Todd is a Director of both Ridgway Accounting and Ridgway Financial Services. He is also an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited. 
Qualifications: Todd attained a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in accounting) from the University of Southern Queensland in April 2001 and has many years of experience in public practice. He attained the status of Certified Practicing Accountant through CPA Australia (CPA) in 2005 and is a Registered Tax Agent.
Experience: In addition to his duties as a senior accountant Todd is also the Client Service and Administration Manager at Ridgway Accounting. In his role he manages client relationships and is responsible for administration and training of the team. He began working as a trainee accountant in 2000 and progressed to more senior positions in the practice.  In 2015, Todd became a partner in the firms.


Accounting

Helene Ridgway BBus, CA
Position: Senior Accountant
Qualifications: Helene attained a Bachelor of Business, from the University College of Southern Queensland in 1990. Helene has been an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA) since 1996.
Experience: Helene has been providing financial/accounting advice since 1990.
Interests: Helene is currently working part-time while raising her children.

Melody Hollonds BBus, CA
Position: Accountant
Qualifications: Melody attained a Bachelor of Business from the University College of Southern Queensland in 1991 and was awarded her degree with the Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Performance. Melody has been a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA) since 1993.
Experience: Melody has many years of experience in the provision of accounting and taxation services and has worked for two of the Big 5 Accounting Firms, both nationally and internationally. Melody has a keen understanding of the needs of small business clients as her husband is the owner of a successful local small business.
Interests: Melody enjoys spending time with her young family especially in the great outdoors. She is involved with her daughters' schooling and is a valued member of the Support and Advisory Team of her youngest daughters' day-care centre. She loves doing puzzles and reading novels when time permits.

Rhonda Keleher BCom, CPA
Position: Senior Accountant
Qualifications: Rhonda graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Banking and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (University of Southern Queensland Chapter). Rhonda attained the status of Certified Practicing Accountant through CPA Australia (CPA) in 2011, achieving a high distinction in Personal Financial Planning and Superannuation.
Experience: Rhonda has been part of the Ridgway Accounting team since 2007.

Vanessa O'Sullivan BCom
Position: Senior Accountant
Qualifications: Vanessa graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Marketing in 2007. Vanessa is also an Associate Member of CPA Australia.
Experience: Vanessa joined the Ridgway Accounting team in September 2004 and after a two and a half year break to try her hand in company accounting has returned to public practice bringing her experience of that role back to the team.
Further Study: Vanessa is currently enrolled in the CPA program.

David Zerk BCom, CPA
Position: Senior Accountant
Qualifications: Dave holds a Bachelor of Commerce and attained the status of Certified Practicing Accountant through CPA Australia (CPA) in 2011.
Experience: Dave's previous roles have required him to manage a range of clients with differing financial requirements.  He has substantial experience in providing taxation, compliance and business accounting services. Dave joined the Ridgway Accounting team in October 2012.
Career Aim: Professionally, Dave's aim is to continue to advise and guide small to medium size entities across a wide range of services, including income tax, compliance and business development.
Interests: In his spare time Dave enjoys watching his favourite NRL and A League teams and working in the yard.

Zac Denman BCom
Position: Accountant
Qualifications: Zac completed a Double Bachelor in Commerce and IT Management, majoring in Accounting, Information Technology and Law in 2012, through the University of Southern Queensland.
Experience: Zac started with Ridgway Accounting in 2008.
Awards: Zac is a recipient of the Business Scholarship from the University of Southern Queensland and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement for 2008.
Interests: Live music performance is one of Zac's passions.

Andrew Peach BCom, MPA
Position: Accountant
Qualifications: Andrew completed his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance 2010, through the University of Southern Queensland. After working in various positions, he returned to tertiary studies, and completed his Masters of Professional Accounting through the University of Southern Queensland shortly before joining the Ridgway Accounting team.
Further Study: Andrew plans on commencing CPA or CA study in 2014.
Experience:  Andrew joined Ridgway Accounting in August 2012.
Interests: Andrew's interests include music (particularly hard and heavy rock), collecting vinyl records, yo-yo's and he thoroughly enjoys a good "knock-knock" joke. 
  

Monique James

Position: Undergraduate Accountant

Qualifications: Monique is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce full time at Toowoomba's University of Southern Queensland, majoring in both Accounting and Finance. Monique expects to graduate in 2017.

Experience: Monique joined the Ridgway Accounting team (part time) in 2014.

Interests: Monique enjoys watching drama television series and terrible reality shows. She also enjoys baking (occasionally) and sleeping (always).


Bookkeeping 

Carolyn Jones
Position: Bookkeeper
Qualifications: Carolyn attained an Associate Diploma in Farm Secretarial Studies at Orange Agricultural College in 1982 and in 2012 commenced a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) through the University of Southern Queensland (USQ).
Experience: Carolyn has extensive experience in administration and bookkeeping having worked in an accountancy office, provided free-lance bookkeeping services to farmers and small businesses and worked for rural businesses in Moree, Goondiwindi and Katherine. Carolyn joined Ridgway Accounting in 2010.

Regina Burge JP(Qual)
Position: Bookkeeper
Qualifications: Regina has several qualifications including: a Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Accounting, Certificate III in Small Business Administration and a Diploma of Community Services Work.  Regina is also a Qualified Justice of The Peace.
Experience: Regina has extensive experience in Administration and Customer Service having worked for National Australia Bank for 5 years, then with Queensland Industry Development Corporation for 4 years.  Regina has also worked at an insurance agency and in the Accounts Department at an aged care facility.  Regina joined the Ridgway Accounting team in 2012.
Interests:  Regina loves spending time with her young (but large) family.  She also enjoys music and the outdoors, mainly the country but with the beach a close second.

Vicki Howard BBus, CPA
Position: Bookkeeper
Qualifications: Vicki completed a Bachelor of Business in 1985 and worked as a CPA.
Experience: Vicki worked as an Internal Auditor in Sydney with an insurance company, then spent 2 years in the UK with a telephone company.  After taking some time off with her family Vicki returned to work as a bookkeeper in various small businesses in Moree and Toowoomba, including a dental practice, property developer, law firm, locksmith and a job services provider.  Vicki  became part of the Ridgway Accounting Team in 2014.
Interests: Vicki enjoys spending time with her family and is interested in travel, craft, reading and bargain hunting.


Financial Services

Leah Browne DFS(FP) The Ridgway Financial Services Team
ASIC Authorised Representative Number: 360023
Position: Financial Planner
Qualifications: Leah completed her Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) through RG146 Training Australia in 2009. Leah then became an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited in 2010.
Experience: Joining the team in 2004, Leah is one of Ridgway Financial Services longest serving team members.  Leah enjoys working with the Financial Planning team to assist clients in achieving their Wealth Creation goals.

Grant van Heerden ADFP
ASIC Authorised Representative Number: 336539
Credit Representative Number: 394234
Position: Financial Planner and Mortgage Broker
Financial Planning Qualifications: Grant completed his Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) through PS146 Training Australia in February of 2007 and became an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited in 2009. In 2013, Grant completed his Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning through Kaplan Professional Education.
Mortgage Broking Qualifications: Grant attained Accredited Mortgage Consultant status in March 2009 and became a Credit Representative of Finconnect (Australia) Pty Ltd in 2010. Grant is also a full member of the FBAA (Finance Brokers Association of Australia) and a member of COSL (Credit Ombudsman Service Limited).
Experience: Joining the Ridgway Financial Services team in 2008, Grant takes great pride in providing quality financial planning advice and mortgage broking services to our valued clients.  He is also passionate about financial literacy education.

Sophie Harrigan
Position:
 Administration Support
Tasks: Reviews, paraplanning and brokerage are just some of Sophie's many tasks.
Experience: Sophie became part of the Ridgway Accounting/Ridgway Financial Services team in 2009.
Interests: Sophie loves the country, enjoys music and is a big fan of the Sydney Roosters. 


Client Support Services

Sophie Macdonald
Position:
Receptionist/Client Support Officer
Tasks:
Payroll, Internal Accounting and Lodgements are just some of Sophie's many tasks.
Experience:
Sophie became part of the Ridgway Accounting/Ridgway Financial Services team in June 2013.
Interests:
Sophie is an avid Queen fan and enjoys the peace and quiet of country living

Jane Borchardt
Position:
Receptionist/Client Support Officer
Tasks:
Mail, Filing, Banking, Lodgements and other reception tasks
Experience: 
Jane became part of the Ridgway Accounting Team in 2014 after graduating High School in 2013. Interests: Jane enjoys spending time with friends and family, and is currently studying Assistance Dog Training.

Tamika Robinson
Position:
Administration Assistant
Tasks:
Mail, filing and other reception tasks
Experience:
Tamika is currently in Grade 11 and is completing a Certificate III in Business.  She joined the Ridgway Accounting Team in 2014.
Interests:
Tamika enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
 

 

The Ridgway Accounting and Ridgway Financial Services Teams

  

Photograph taken August 2013
Back Row (from left to right):  Zac, Todd, Vanessa, Sophie H, Rhonda, Dave, Andrew, Broderick, Grant
Front Row (from left to right):  Regina, Carolyn, Leah, David, Helene, Jazzmin, Sophie M.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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