Our Team

Our team’s a mixture of young and old. We often say we’re like a big family. We get to know our staff’s partners, children and family well. That’s important to us. And, as a client, you can expect us to treat you with the same care and interest.

We invest in our team’s development by providing regular professional development opportunities as well as regular team building events – after all we are all much more than just number crunchers!

To find out more about us explore the images below.
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Andrew Morris (CA)

Partner

Andrew Morris (CA)

Started with CHN Partners:
September 1998
Likes: Helping people to make the right decisions to achieve their business and financial goals.
Also enjoys: Watching and playing sport, especially cricket, cycling and squash. I’m better at watching!
Something you might not know about me: Those in the know call me ‘Ned’, referring to apparent skylarking antics on an end-of-season trip!

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Mark Herold (CA)

Partner

Mark Herold (CA)

Started with CHN Partners:
September 1986
Likes: Helping clients be better placed to achieve their business and financial goals. Providing the environment for our team members to flourish in their careers and personal development, so that they can achieve their potential.
Also enjoys: Being involved with and watching my son “strut his stuff” on the sporting fields.
Something you might not know about me: I’m a cricket tragic, but in the mould of John Howard, rather than Steve Waugh.

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Anthony Zerella (CPA)

Manager – Business Services

Anthony Zerella (CPA)

Started with CHN Partners:
August 1999
Likes: Working with family businesses, helping them grow and achieve success.
Also enjoys: Playing golf, a passionate supporter of the mighty Carlton BLUES and loves hanging out with his family.
Something you might not know about me: I love my NFL football and support the Oakland Raiders. I collect all things NFL including all 32 mini helmets on display.

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Michael Lipstine (CPA)

Manager – Business Services

Michael Lipstine (CPA)

Started with CHN Partners:
August 2008
Likes: Helping clients to achieve their financial goals and desired outcomes.
Also enjoys: Playing squash, golf and supporting the St Kilda Saints.
Something you might not know about me: I have rated over 300 different beers from all over the world and have them catalogued on my phone.

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Rowena McDougall

Senior Accountant

Rowena McDougall

Started with CHN Partners:
November 2002
Likes: Working with clients ensuring they save tax and stay compliant.
Also enjoys: Spending time with family and friends, traveling and following the real estate market.
Something you might not know about me: I'm the team manager of my sons under 10’s basketball team.

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David Coutts (CA)

Manager - Business Advisory

David Coutts (CA)

Started with CHN Partners:
March 2018
Likes: Working with and assisting privately and family-owned small businesses to be successful.
Also enjoys: Playing tennis, golf and supporting the Melbourne Demons.
Something you might not know about me: I'm also on a fortnightly sports radio show on Southern FM called Sportzfan Radio.

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Robert Angus (CPA)

Senior Accountant

Robert Angus (CPA)

Started with CHN Partners:
March 2014
Likes: Assisting small to medium sized businesses protect and grow their wealth, improve their processes and take advantage of technology to improve efficiencies.
Also enjoys: Squash, tennis, AFL (including following the mighty Geelong Cats) - avid sports fan in general!
Something you might not know about me: Contrary to my love of the above physical sports, I am also a keen gamer and follower of the growing international eSports scene.

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Jason Paino (CA)

Senior Accountant

Jason Paino (CA)

Started with CHN Partners:
March 2014
Likes: Helping small business’ thrive
Also enjoys: Skiing, hiking, travelling anywhere and everywhere.
Something you might not know about me: My dog ‘Shadow’, an adopted golden kelpie, is treated much too like a person, he even has his own couch!

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Dean Morrison (CPA)

Associate - Business Advisory

Dean Morrison (CPA)

Started with CHN Partners:
April 2014
Likes: Working closely with small businesses owners and their staff. Looking to assist them to fulfill their business ``dreams`` using modern systems and best practice behaviors.
Also enjoys: Playing golf and cricket. Spending time with family and supporting the Hawthorn Hawks in the AFL.
Something you might not know about me: : My passion is Fishing and Aussie Music - neither pastime I give enough time to.

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Selina Um

Intermediate Accountant

Selina Um

Started with CHN Partners:
May 2016
Likes: The opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired through university studies into the working environment. I continue to learn and develop my skillset with the knowledgeable and experience staff and partners at CHN.
Also enjoys: Coffee, travelling, basketball and everything outdoors and is a devoted Essendon Supporter.
Something you might not know about me: Currently co-authoring and publishing a journal article on ‘The Impact of Deposit Insurance Schemes on Australian Financial Institutions.’

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Erin Carroll

Accountant

Erin Carroll

Started with CHN Partners:
May 2017
Likes: Growing my knowledge and skills within the profession and learning from an experienced and supportive team.
Also enjoys: Playing netball, live music and spending time with family.
Something you might not know about me: I recently ticked off a bucket list item by travelling to America to see my two favourite bands play in their hometown of Chicago.

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Winston Szeto

Graduate Accountant

Winston Szeto

Started with CHN Partners:
February 2018
Likes: I love being apart of a team that cares and learning all things accounting and tax from them.
Also enjoys: Supporting North Melbourne, hanging with mates, anything outdoors, exploring the restaurants around Melbourne and attending cultural and communal events.
Something you might not know about me: Playing netball for the past two years & a fear of kiwi fruit.

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Debby Mueller

Manager – Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

Debby Mueller

Started with CHN Partners:
September 1989
Likes: Working with Xero, assisting clients with their bookkeeping requirements, training clients on improving their bookkeeping efficiencies when using Xero and MYOB software.
Also enjoys: Holidaying overseas and supporting the Kangaroos Football club.
Something you might not know about me: I have worked at CHN Partners for as long as Mark Herold.

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Naomi Thompson

Administration Officer

Naomi Thompson

Started with CHN Partners:
March 2007
Likes: Working with a passionate team where everyone gets in and gets the job done. I like to provide moral vibrance to the office as we are a CHN ‘Family’.
Also enjoys: Eating out, Family, socializing, die hard Collingwood Supporter, helping people.
Something you might not know about me: I am secretly very competitive, believe in “Paying Forward” and I am forever grateful for the people in my life.

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Tanya Morrison

Client Services Coordinator

Tanya Morrison

Started with CHN Partners:
November 2018
Likes: Working in a team that strives to meet their clients’ needs in the most efficient way, and helping that team achieve that goal by doing whatever I am capable of to the best of my ability.
Also enjoys: Listening to music, dancing, games nights with friends, shopping and scrapbooking.
Something you might not know about me: I’ve completed Certificate IV in Remedial Massage.

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