Meet The Team

Stratogen Accounting

On 26 February 2016 Stratogen underwent an internal restructure, seeing senior accountants join existing partner Martin Rafter after acquiring Hugh Ramsay’s interests in the accounting, taxation and audit sections of Stratogen.

Stratogen is now proudly headed by Directors Martin Rafter, Janelle Mitchell, David McMullen and Sally Adams.  Combined they have over 70 years experience and head the team of around 20 staff.

Martin Rafter holds a Bachelor of Business, is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of Taxation Institute of Australia and Graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Martin has been a partner of Stratogen since it’s beginning in 2005, and is a highly qualified and experienced chartered accountant who has been in practice for twenty one years.

Janelle Mitchell completed her Bachelor of Commerce in 1999, became a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in 2003 and is also a registered tax agent.  Janelle has worked in public practice in Noosa for nearly 28 years working across a wide range of industries.

David McMullen holds a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants.  David has spent many years working in a multi national manufacturing business and became the Australian Chief Financial Accountant for the group. Drawn back by the coastal lifestyle, family and friends, he spent a couple of years self employed and involved in family businesses.  David has been part of the Stratogen team for over 12 years now and has a range of local and interstate small and medium business clients.

Sally Adams joined Stratogen in 2006 in the administration team and moved on to complete her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting in 2015.  As well as working in taxation and accounting for a wide range of businesses, Sally has also been Hugh Ramsay’s immediate assistant with bankruptcy and corporate insolvency related matters.

The Directors are ably assisted by a team of Senior Accounting and Audit Staff who are ICAA or CPA Qualified. The seniors work closely with their teams of graduates, undergraduates and accounting assistants to provide a high level of client service.

Zane Jesberg completed his accounting degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast and obtained CPA designation in 2010.  He has worked in public practice in Noosa for 17 years and supports a diverse client base across many different industries.   Zane has specialist knowledge in general taxation and self managed super funds.  He grew up on the Sunshine Coast, enjoys all aspects that coast life offers and has an active interest in Meteorology.

Kim Fewster holds an Associate Diploma in Corporate Accounting and has a diverse knowledge base.  Kim spent 14 years in the corporate environment for Multi-National Corporations before joining Stratogen in 2008.  Kim has extensive experience with small to medium sized business and self managed superannuation funds.

Nancey French joined our team in 2012 while completing her last year of Bachelor of Accounting at Central Queensland University.  Nancey assists with the preparation of client’s accounting and tax returns, and also provides accounts payable/ receivable, payroll, superannuation, and general bookkeeping services using a wide range of accounting software. Currently Nancey is assisting with auditing processes and is keen to progress in this area.

Dianne Cleghorn joined Stratogen in 2005 and has worked solely on Self Managed Superannuation Funds throughout this time.  Dianne is support staff for all senior accountants and assists with the processing of Super Fund data for our SMSF clients.

Roslyn Kaplan has worked in the accounting industry on the Sunshine Coast since 1990, and has her own loyal client base.  Ros’ experience is vast, and she is skilled in taxation and accounting requirements for companies, superannuation funds, trusts, partnerships and individuals.

Stratogen Financial Planning

Rob O’Donnell our Senior Financial Planner, leads the Stratogen Financial Planning team of financial plan­ners and support staff.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Di­ploma in Financial Planning and has completed the FPA’s Certified Financial Planner programme and has been working in Financial Services for 17 years.

  • Financial Planning
  • Investment Advice
  • Wealth Creation
  • Retirement Planning

Senior Accountants

MARTIN RAFTER CA
Director

JANELLE MITCHELL CPA
Director

DAVID MCMULLEN IPA
Director

ZANE JESBERG CPA

 

Accounting Team

SALLY ADAMS
Director

DIANNE CLEGHORN

KIM FEWSTER

NANCEY FRENCH

ROSLYN KAPLAN

 

Admin Team

JOANNE LAWLOR

GEORGINA GORDON

KATELYN SALAFIA

Financial Planning

ROB O’DONNELL CFP

SANDI CASH