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Introducing your team of Advisors

Our team of Advisors are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service to your organisation. Their mission is to provide services that will maximise your wealth and the health of your business.
  1. Accounting | Tax | Business Advisory
    Joanne Barbour,Tax, Business Advisory, Compliance
  2. R&D Tax Incentive Assistance | Tax Advice
    R&D Tax Incentive
  3. Managment Consulting | Business Improvement
    Mathieu Paul, Management Consulting, Business Consulting, Business Advisory, Business Valuations, IP Valuations
  4. Accounting | Tax | Business Advisory
    Hayden Drinovac, Tax, Business Advisory, Compliance
  5. Business Advisory | Boards of Advice
    Stewart Blizard, Management Consulting, Tax, Business Advisory, ROCG Perth
  6. Financial Planning | Wealth Creation
    Matt Wood, Financial Planning, Wealth Creation, Wealth Advisory, Retirement Advice, Superannuation, Pre-Retirees, Retirees, Enjoying Retirement

Stewart
Blizard​

MANAGING DIRECTOR
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Member, Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)
B Business (Accounting & Tax)
Registered Tax Agent

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Stewart grew up on his family farming properties north of Perth. The farming background he believes gives him the long-term perspective on matters. He began his Accounting career in 1991 with a chartered firm whilst completing his studies full time.
He graduated from Curtin with an offer of honours but decided to get straight into a second tier firm in West Perth. Working his way up through two second tier firms he joined the Perth ROCG office in 1999.
Since then he has gained a vast range of experience in the following areas;
 
  • Tax Consulting, Planning and Business Advisory
  • Business and Strategic Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Board Involvements
  • Property Developments and Syndication
  • Finance and Equity Raising

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Stewart Blizard - Accountant Perth
Stewart is the driving force behind ROCG Perth and has a passion for seeing clients succeed.
Joanne has extensive experience in Public Practice and Commerce. Her career in Tax and Business Services began in 1993 as a Graduate with a medium Chartered Accounting firm in Claremont Australia.
Following 3 years of tax experience and the completion of the Chartered Accountant qualifications, she travelled to London working contract positions in the banking industry (UBS), newspaper industry (Northcliffe Newspaper Group) and publishing industry (Dorling Kindersley).  Joanne gained a wealth of business and commercial experience while working and travelling for 3 years oversees.
 
Back in Australia, Joanne joined ROCG Perth in 2002 and became an integral part of the team specialising in tax and business services to all size clients in varied industry groups.
Following 11 years with ROCG Perth, Joanne joined the practice as Principal on 1 July 2013.
 
Joanne has a strong taxation background and enjoys working with her portfolio of clients to grow their business and help them succeed.

Joanne
Barbour

DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Member, Chartered Accountants
B Business (Accounting)
Registered Tax Agent
Chartered Tax Adviser – The Tax Institute
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Joanne Barbour - Accountant West Perth
Joanne has a strong tax background and enjoys working with clients to grow their business.
Peter commenced working at the ATO after graduating and then joined Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) before commencing his own practice in 1989. He stayed as a sole practitioner until July 2012 when he merged with ROCG in West Perth. Peter was admitted as an equity partner of ROCG in July 2013.
Peter has extensive  experience in small to medium sized businesses across a range of industries providing sound and valuable advice to clients on all sorts of  income tax, superannuation, GST and business matters.

Since 1998, as an Authorised Representative
with Count Financial Ltd,  Peter has been able to provide independent investment and financial advice to his clients as an extension to his strong  tax and  business background.
Philosophy

We should always be challenging ourselves, continually pushing the parameters and not being afraid to take calculated risks.  While there will be chaotic and anxious moments, once you’ve overcome them all and reached your goal, it’s euphoria.  And then you do it all again. It's addictive! Set goals. Write them down. You will be amazed at what you can achieve.

Peter Kinsman

DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL
QUALIFICATIONS
 
B Business (Accounting)
Member, Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)
Public Practice Certificate
Authorised Representative - Count Wealth 
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Peter Kinsman - R&D Claim
With a wealth of knowledge and experience in small to medium sized businesses, Peter provides practical and valuable advice.
Coming from a family of business owners, Mathieu has a passion for analysing situations, studying accounts and data, finding solutions and designing new paths. These are actually crucial to help a company to get out of crises or to achieve the desired business growth and development.
Mathieu has gained experience in audit/finance analysis at KPMG and Grant Thornton, his systems and processes improvement skills at Siemens Finance China, where the main focus was to improve the efficiency of the company’s processes. Mathieu developed his cost control and marketing abilities when working for the South African Embassy in Paris.
His skills and love for business improvement led him naturally to Management Consulting. Mathieu’s areas of specialization are:
 
  • Business Diagnostics
  • Change Management
  • Business Improvement
  • Board Meeting Attendance and Advice
  • Business Valuation
  • 3-way Forecasting and Consolidation – P&L, BS, Cash Flow
  • Team Advisory Board
  • Business & Strategy Planning, Transition Planning
 
Mathieu is actively working with clients involved in a wide range of industries – mining, engineering, retail, wholesale, professional services, manufacturing, chemicals, construction, finance and IT.

Mathieu
Paul

DIRECTOR | PRINCIPAL
QUALIFICATIONS
 
MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship
B Business
Project Management Certificate, France
Certified IP Valuer
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Mathieu Paul - Boards of Advice, Sounding Board
Mathieu enjoys assisting businesses of all ​industries improve and helping achieve business growth.

Hayden
​Drinovac

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Member, Chartered Accountants
B Commerce (Accounting)
B Management
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Hayden is a Chartered Accountant with over 9 years experience working in public practice. He completed the Chartered Accountants program with a small tax and accounting firm located in Osborne Park in 2011.
Hayden is originally from the small town of Ballarat in Victoria, where he graduated from a Commerce/Management double degree at the University of Ballarat in 2008. Whilst at university Hayden won the best student award for three different subjects; Financial Management, Corporate and Financial Accounting, and Organisation Law.
Hayden began at ROCG as a senior accountant in May 2011. In July 2014 Hayden took on the role of Client Services Manager and has been expanding his portfolio ever since. His specialties include business, corporate and personal taxation, financial accounting, and business valuations. Hayden works with some of our largest clients across a broad range of industries.
 
In 
his spare time, Hayden enjoys going to the gym, working on cars and motorcycles and playing tennis.
Hayden Drinovac - Tax in Perth
Hayden works with some of our largest clients across a broad range of industries and specialises in business/corporate and personal tax, financial accounting, and business valuations.
Matt’s background is in banking and finance, having commenced his career back in 2002 with one of the big 4 banks.  The majority of his time spent within the banking arena was working with high net worth clients in the Private Bank, and he transitioned to providing personal advice to clients post the Global Financial Crisis as he wanted to be able to guide clients and help them make sound and informed decisions to work towards achieving their goals in a risk-aware way.
As an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Ltd Matt’s passion is helping people and being able to assist in articulating their goals and aspirations and then placing structure around their financial position to achieve them.  He can provide assistance to a diverse range of clients in a broad range of specialisations including retirement planning, superannuation, self-managed super funds, investments, insurance, cash flow planning/budgeting, estate planning, scenario analysis/forward projections, lending and aged care.
Matt attained a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, a Bachelor of Business majoring in Financial Risk Management and is a Certified Financial Planner™professional, SMSF Specialist Adviser, Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the SMSF Association.

Matt was also awarded the Young Advisor of the year by Count Financial in 2015 for dedication, delivery and quality to his clients in financial planning.

Matt believes that financial freedom is something that needs to be worked on and achieved over many years, and he welcomes the opportunity to assist you and your family on this journey.

Matt
Wood

SENIOR WEALTH ADVISOR
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Master of Applied Finance
Certified Financial Planner, FPA

SMSF Specialist Adviser
Authorised Representative — Count Wealth
Young Advisor of the Year — 2015

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Matthew Wood - Financial Planners West Perth
Starting his career in the banking industry, Matt knows what it takes to drive your dollar further.
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