Mount Gambier

Team Partners

David Chant

David joined Galpins in 1994, becoming a Partner in 1998. He is a member of CPA Australia and is a registered tax agent.

David specialises in the areas of primary production and small business. He takes pride in ensuring he provides his clients with timely and relevant information, assisting them in achieving their business goals and obtaining the best outcome for his clients.

David is an active member of the Mount Gambier community, competing regularly in local and interstate cycling and triathlon events. David became a life member of the South Gambier Football Club in 2002 in recognition of his contributions to the club.

In his spare time, David enjoys spending quality time with his wife and family.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • FCPA
  • Bachelor of Business

David Sullivan

David is a Certified Practising Accountant. Joining Galpins in 1999 from University he became a partner in 2004.

David has extensive experience in a broad range of industries including transport, fishing, farming, retail and engineering and is able to assist with individual tax returns through to larger business enterprises.

Based at our Mount Gambier office, David is also available to assist clients in Adelaide.

David enjoys racing pacers and is on the committee of the Mt Gambier Harness Racing Club.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • CPA
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Renae Nicholson

Renae started her accounting career in 2000 as a graduate in Adelaide based firm Perks Chartered Accountants after completing her Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University (Warrnambool).

While in Adelaide, Renae undertook the Institute of Chartered Accountants CA Program and was admitted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in January 2004. Later in 2004 she made the move to Hamilton, South West Victoria and worked for 18 months with WHK Archer Group before joining Galpins in April 2006.

During the past 12 years Renae has specialised in the areas of taxation and business advisory. She has a broad range of experience within industries such as primary production, professional practices and hospitality. Renae has also taken a keen interest in the area of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) and is an accredited SMSF Specialist Advisor™. She achieved this through the Self-Managed Super Fund Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA), the peak professional body for SMSF advisors in the country, providing her with specialist knowledge in relation to SMSF administration, taxation and compliance.

Outside of work, Renae enjoys horse racing as her family has had a long involvement in the local racing industry. Renae also keeps herself busy playing tennis for Mount Gambier Tennis Club and hockey for West Hockey Club.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Member Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • SMSF Specialist Advisor.
  • Bachelor of Commerce.

Jason Seidel

Jason joined the Galpins team in November 2001, and has completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning from Deakin University in 2004. He completed the Institute of Chartered Accountants CA Program in 2006.

After finishing school in Mount Gambier, Jason helped manage the family's 400 cow dairy farm at Allendale for a number of years until he decided on a career in accounting. His experience from the farm has made him invaluable to the rural clients he serves as he has been through the ups and downs of rural life and is abreast of current issues through his continued involvement with the family farm.

Along with his rural client base, Jason also has clients across different industries from retail to construction to hospitality and everything in between. One of his aims is to help his clients by producing financial reports that are relevant to their enterprise, and then working with the client as they use the information to make decisions about their business.

Outside of his role at Galpins, Jason enjoys summer out on the tennis court, playing for the Mount Gambier Tennis Club where he is a former President and Treasurer. In winter, he is a keen supporter of the Essendon Football Club. He also enjoys spending his spare time with his 2 young children and in his garden; his lilies are the envy of the female staff members of the firm.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Member Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • Graduate Diploma (ICAA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Daniel Moon

Daniel has a broad range of experience within industries such as primary production, retail, hospitality and logistics. He has a keen interest in business start-ups and assisting clients in growing their business to achieve their business and lifestyle goals.

Daniel is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of South Australia.

Outside of work, Daniel enjoys tennis, playing music and is involved with various sporting clubs.

Qualifications and Memberships: 
  • Member Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Mount Gambier Staff

Ailie Staples 

Ailie has been with Galpins since 2014, working on a variety of clients including Trusts, Companies, Partnerships and Individuals. Ailie has extensive knowledge in the primary production industry, as she grew up on a farm in Cape Douglas. Recently Ailie has been helping clients with ongoing support of their accounting programs such as MYOB and XERO and our own payroll solution Galpins Payroll.

Ailie has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law.

Outside of work, Ailie is kept busy by her three children and house renovations.

Alison Lamble 

Alison commenced at Galpins in July 2018. With two and a half years of experience, Alison is primarily involved in assisting the partners with tax obligations, such as preparing financial statements, tax returns and BAS statements.

Alison has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Deakin, majoring in accounting.

Outside of work, Alison enjoys going to the gym, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Bianca Tielen
Accounting Support

Bianca has been with Galpins since June 2015 and has a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning).

Bianca's key role is handling the ongoing corporate compliance requirements for our clients.  Bianca is also an active member of the Women in Business and Regional Development Group.

Billie Williams

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Breanna Harris Burgoyne 
Accounting Support

Breanna started at Galpins in 2016 in an accounting support position, she also helps in administration. Breanna liaises with clients and banks to support the partners with preparation of financial statements, tax returns and BAS lodgements. She also prepares the required registrations for businesses and individuals.  

Breanna welcomed her first child in May 2019. She is currently working 4 days a week.

Outside of work, Breanna likes spending time with her friends and family, walking her dogs and traveling.


Emily Hunter

Emily joined Galpins in July 2017. Assisting the partners with client obligations such as tax, payroll and financial statements.

Emily is recently married and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys sewing, operating her small business 'T & E Junior' and travelling.

Georgina Castle

Georgina has been with Galpins for over 3 years. Working in the areas of taxation and business services across a variety of clients. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Accounting.

Georgina is recently married and is currently working 2 days a week after welcoming her second child.

Outside of work, Georgina enjoys spending time with her young family.

Kasey Graham

Kasey has been with Galpins since 2014 and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree at The University of South Australia. Kasey initially started at Galpins in the administration area, moving in 2016 into an accounting position working in areas of taxation and business services.

Outside of work, Kasey enjoys socialising with friends and family and will be soon welcoming her first child.

Maree Peake

Maree joined Galpins in 2019 in an accounting role. Maree is primarily involved in assisting the partners with tax obligations, such as preparing financial statements, tax returns and BAS statements for clients. 

Outside of work, Maree enjoys spending time with her family and travelling to visit her young grandchildren.

Mariska Hawke 
Senior Analyst

Since joining Galpins in 2017, Mariska has been responsible for a wide variety of audit engagements including real estate trust accounts, sporting clubs, aged care facilities, churches, aboriginal organisations and councils.

Mariska has a Bachelor of Accounting and has recently completed the Chartered Accountants program.

Outside of work, Mariska is the Captain of the Kalangadoo CFS brigade and the treasurer for the Kalangadoo Bowling Club. Mariska also enjoys riding her horses and walking her dogs.

Matthew Nicholson

Matthew has an Associate Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce. Since joining Galpins at the start of 2016, Matthew has been responsible for onsite audit engagements for a wide variety of organisations including sporting clubs, aged care and local government.

As an auditor at Galpins, Matthew's responsibilities include ensuring high quality results for audit engagements, developing and implementing audit programs, developing advanced audit work papers, working to engagement budgets and completing all aspects of engagement files for presentation to audit managers and partners.

These responsibilities involve high attention to detail and an ability to communicate with stakeholders and responsible officers at all levels in order to ensure audit objectives are met.

Michael Cooper 

Michael has been at Galpins since January 2018 and assists the partners in preparing financial statements, tax returns and BAS lodgements. Michael has four years experience in the industry, working primarily with small business clients.

Michael has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of South Australia and has previously completed the Chartered Accountants program.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing hockey, watching sport and going on road trips with friends. He is also the Treasurer of the Redbacks Hockey Club.


Nicole Burner

Nicole has been with Galpins for over 15 years.  She started in Administration before shifting into Accounting where she produced tax returns and financial reports for different entities as well as Self-Managed Super Funds.

After completing her Diploma in Financial Services in 2010 she moved into the Financial Planning division of the firm before returning to Accounting in 2019.

Outside of work, Nicole loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.



Renee Szopory

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Samantha Raedel

Samantha has been with Galpins since 2007 beginning in an administration role before moving into Taxation a few years later. She now specialises in the areas of Taxation and Self-Managed Super Funds.

In 2017, Sam and her young family moved to Canada for 5 months, where they enjoyed a different culture before returning to the South East.

Outside of work, Sam plays netball for South Gambier and spends time with her family.


Sarah Stevens

Sarah joined Galpins in 2007, specialising in taxation with particular focus on primary production.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Financial Planning.

Outside of work, Sarah keeps herself busy as the administration coordinator for the Compton CFS Brigade and baking for her young family.

Scott Bennett

Scott commenced his first job with Galpins 26 years ago, before embarking on overseas travel and working in London and with other firms in Australia. He re-joined Galpins when he returned to Australia and has been back with us for 6 years now.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts for Adelaide University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Deakin University.

His main areas of expertise are in the preparation of accounts and tax returns, providing assistance to clients with their software capabilities and helping out internally with our own IT and training of staff.

He was a top 5 finalist for the MYOB accountant of the year award for 2018.

Scott also set up his own business, 'Molten Chocolate Café from scratch and ran it for 2 ½ years prior to re-joining Galpins.

Scott owns a historic house and spends a lot of his spare time undertaking house restorations and garden design.

Shelley Hatch

Shelley has been with Galpins for 5 years and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a Member of Institute of the Chartered Accountants.

Her specialties lie in tax and business services where she works on a range of industries for clients that are sole traders, trusts and companies.

Outside of work, Shelley is involved with the East Gambier Netball Club and Basketball with the Panthers.

Shirley Walsh

Shirley is Galpins' longest standing employee and has been with us for over 40 years. She heads up all the office administration tasks for the Mt Gambier office and has a Certificate 4 qualification in Business (Frontline Management) and Leadership.

She works across our entire client base providing support in the client administration, trust account management, ASIC administration and compliance and internal payroll.

Outside of work, Shirley also keeps herself busy by being a scout leader, which she has done for 16 years.

Mount Gambier Office

233 Commercial Street West
PO Box 246 Mount Gambier SA 5290

Stirling Office

Unit 4/3-5 Mount Barker Road
PO Box 727 Stirling SA 5152

Norwood Office

3 Kensington Road
PO Box 4067 Norwood South SA 5067


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