Our aim is to be a reliable, accurate and trusted advisor enabling all our clients to take comfort in the knowledge that their accounting, taxation and financial affairs are being managed by a dedicated professional industry leading team.


Our aim is to be a reliable, accurate and trusted advisor enabling all our clients to take comfort in the knowledge that their accounting, taxation and financial affairs are being managed by a dedicated professional industry leading team.



Ian is the Managing Director of BNR Partners and heads the firm’s Estates and Trusts team; a team that has specialised in the taxation of deceased estates since 2001. BNR provides outsourced Estate taxation solutions and advice to both Legal Practices and listed Trustee Companies across Australia, and has one of the only dedicated teams of accountants in the country that specialise in this niche and often complex area of taxation.

He is recognised nationally on Estate taxation matters as a published author on Estate Taxation and as a frequent presenter at both legal and accounting conferences and events across the country, including for various Law Societies, the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), CPA Australia, the College of Law and LegalWise seminars. Ian also regularly provides in-house training sessions for both legal firms and Trustee companies, and consults with professional bodies, regulators and the private sector on Estate taxation issues.

He has over 25 years of public practice experience and is actively involved in the professional arena. Ian was named as a 2017 finalist in the Tax Institute of Australia’s SME Tax Advisor of the year Awards, and was the recipient of CPA Australia’s 2016 Henry Fox Award for services to Public Practice.

He is a fellow of CPA Australia, a Certified Tax Advisor of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a registered Practitioner of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the former Chairman of CPA Australia’s National Public Practice Advisory Committee. He also sits on the College of Law’s Estate Planning Advisory Committee which advises on the colleges Masters of Applied Law programs and is currently studying the Entrepreneurs Master’s Programme with the Entrepreneurs Association at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA.

Ian’s interests include, travelling, scuba diving and a good bottle of red with friends.

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Aimee graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Business (Professional Accountancy) and has been a member of CPA Australia since 2014. Aimee has over ten years’ experience in the area of business services and taxation before joining the team at BNR Partners in the Estates and Trusts team. She enjoys building close relationships with clients in order to best support them with their financial and tax affairs.

Outside of work, Aimee enjoys reading, photography and spending time with her family and friends.


AMY SAN-GIL  CPA, BBus (Acc), MappFin

Amy started her accounting career in 2008 and has had a significant level of experience in public practice. She brings with her a very caring attitude and ensures her clients are always her priority. Amy is a qualified member of CPA Australia, she also has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Master of Applied Finance from Monash University.   

In her spare time, Amy loves to cook and travel with her young family.





Chanmony is a Tax Consultant in the Estates and Trusts team. Prior to BNR Partners, Chanmony worked in the tax consulting division of a mid tier accounting firm and gained experience in advising small to medium businesses in all areas of taxation including small business capital gains tax concessions, fringe benefits tax and year end tax planning and business structuring.

Chanmony has a degree in Commerce and Law and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Taxation Institute of Australia. In her spare time, Chanmony enjoys flower arranging and photography.


Tax Manager

Irene joined BNR Partners in 2011 as a Tax Accountant in the Estates and Trusts arena. Prior to BNR Partners, Irene worked in the Tax Division of a Trustee Company for a number of years where she developed an in-depth knowledge of the taxation of Deceased Estates and Testamentary Trusts.

Irene’s primary role now is managing the Estates and Trusts section of BNR Partners. Irene is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser and a full member of STEP.



Assistant Manager

June has been working in accounting, auditing, taxation and business services for over 13 years. She has experience in advising on a wide range of topics including accounting and taxation of trusts, companies, self-managed superannuation funds, not-for-profit organisations and high net worth individuals. Her expertise in various tax issues across different structures has equipped her with a well-rounded approach to tax compliance and planning.

June has joined BNR Partners as an Assistant Manager of the Estates and Trusts team, focusing on the tax compliance and client relationships management.

June is a qualified member of CPA Australia and Chartered Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute of Australia.

She has two young boys and regularly goes to pilates, barre and yoga classes in order to balance her coffee and dessert addiction.



Administration Assistant

Kathy has many years’ experience working in the Accounting and Financial Services industry. Her wealth of knowledge allows her to efficiently and effectively deal with the many and varied administrative tasks involved with the day to day running of an Accounting practice.



Business Manager

Kristin is our Business Manager who carries responsibility for the day to day management and operations of the firm.  Kristin has been with the firm since 2004 where she initially commenced as an Accountant in the Business Services arena before progressing to managing a portfolio of our clients including business entities, investment companies, self-managed superannuation funds and a range of charitable and native title trusts.Kristin’s extensive technical knowledge and experience along with her high level of attention to detail and strong problem solving abilities are all used to manage and optimise our business.



Tax Accountant

Lucas joined BNR Partners Estates and Trusts team in April 2017 as a Tax Accountant. Whilst his experience prior to this role was principally in the preparation of individual Income Tax Returns, he is now expanding and developing his knowledge to include the taxation of Deceased Estates and Testamentary Trusts.

Lucas is an Associate Member of CPA Australia and has commenced his CPA study.



Senior Tax Consultant

Lyn commenced work as a tax consultant at BNR Partners in 2019 after a career of more than 30 years with the Australian Tax Office. Lyn worked in a range of legal roles at the ATO where she gained considerable experience as an administrator particularly in the context of the capital gains tax and trust provisions.

Some of her career highlights include:

  • working on the Tax Law Improvement Project as a lead instructor in the rewriting of the CGT provisions
  • working as a member of the Review of Business taxation as lead instructor for the development of the scrip for scrip roll-over provisions
  • instructing on the development of the streaming rules for capital gains and franked dividends
  • participating in the broad review of the trust taxation provisions
  • authoring numerous significant public rulings and advice products including:
    • Law Administration Practice Statement PS LA 2003/12 – about the meaning of legal personal representative in Division 128 of the ITAA 1997
    • Taxation Ruling 2006/14 – about the capital gains tax: consequences of creating life and remainder interests in property
    • Draft Taxation Ruling TR 2010/D1 – about the meaning of income of a trust estate
    • Taxation Determinations TD 2017/23 and TD 2017/24 – about capital gains of non-resident trusts with Australian beneficiaries
    • Practical Compliance Guideline PCG 2018/4 – about the liabilities of a legal personal representative
  • leading the development of the ATO’s arguments in many litigation cases including:
    • Elecnet (Aust) Pty Ltd (as trustee for the Electrical Industry Severance Scheme) v Commissioner of Taxation
    • Sandini Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation
  • Secretariat and member of the Trust Consultation Sub-group throughout the period of its existence

Lyn is admitted as a solicitor of the Queensland Supreme Court and has post-graduate tax qualifications from UNSW. She was engaged by the College of Law to write a course about death and taxation. In her spare time, Lyn works as a volunteer for the RSPCA in Brisbane and also enjoys gardening, reading, travel and Scottish country dancing.




Lyn brings many years of both Bookkeeping and Administration experience to her role with the team and covers many areas of the practice from handling the day to day functions of tax admin for one of our largest Trustee clients, in conjunction with internal Accounts Receivable/Payable and Payroll, fulfilling a very important role.



Administration Manager

Lynda has been with the firm for many years and is our Administration Manager ably supported by her team. Her role in the practice covers all of the day to day issues that administration of a busy and growing accounting practice encounters.

Lynda brings many years of experience in areas such as database management, staff training, IT support, corporate compliance, ATO liaison and assistance with brand marketing.



Senior Tax Counsel

Mark is a Senior Tax Counsel at BNR Partners providing tax technical and consulting expertise on a broad range of issues impacting the firm’s Estates and Trusts Division.

He is the co-chair of the ATO’s Tax Profession Digital Implementation Group comprising senior representatives from the ATO, professional bodies, software developers and a variety of practitioners charged with the on-going digital transformation of interactions between the ATO and its strategic intermediaries.

Mark is also a member of the ATO’s Future State Tax Profession Working Group and the Tax Practitioners Stewardship Group being the peak consultative forum dealing with tax administration matters impacting the profession.

Mark was formerly the Senior Tax Counsel at CPA Australia where he represented members on a wide range of technical, administrative and strategic tax issues in various consultative forums and lodged submissions with the ATO, Treasury and other stakeholders on all key tax developments and originated and disseminated numerous CPA Australia tax advocacy positions on a broad array of issues. Prior to this role he held various senior roles in the chartered accounting in industry and has been a frequent speaker and author on tax matters.

Mark has degrees in Law and Commerce from Melbourne University, and is a registered tax agent.  He is also a CPA Australia public practitioner, a member of the Tax Institute of Australia and has been admitted to practice as a Solicitor in Victoria. He is also currently a Deputy Chair of CPA Australia’s Victorian Public Practice Committee and was the recipient of CPA Australia’s 2013 Henry Fox Award for service to public practice.



Senior Tax Accountant

Myra has been with the firm for over ten years in her role as a Senior Tax Accountant in the Estates and Trusts division.  Prior to BNR Partners, Myra worked in the area of business services and the preparation of financials. Myra’s primary role with the team is the preparation of Income Tax Returns for Estates and Trusts together with client liaison.



Tax Accountant

Neeraj is part of the Estates and Trusts team and joined us in early 2016.   She brought with her a number of years’ experience in the area of tax preparation for individual clients, and now also attends to both compensation and personal injury matters in addition to individual clients.



Senior Accountant

Robert joined BNR Partners Estates and Trusts team in May 2017 as a Senior Accountant. Robert is a CPA Accountant with a professional career path expanding over 16 years in the Trustee & Business Services Industry.

Robert’s primary role at BNR Partners is client management with the focus on taxation services for Deceased Estates, Individuals & Testamentary Trusts.


VICKI THANOS   MTax BBus (Fin Plan) 

Tax Accountant

Vicki joined us in 2013 as a Tax Accountant and is part of the Estates and Trusts team. Prior to her position with BNR Partners, Vicki worked in the Trustee Services industry in the Tax Division for a period of four years. Vicki’s role with us is now focussed on providing taxation services primarily for Deceased Estates and Trusts.  She is a member of the Tax Institute.




Director – BNR Business Accountants

The focus of both the Business Services and Franchise divisions is to assist business owners in adapting to The New Way of Doing Business. The philosophy behind this is to ensure that the business is aligned with the medium to long term intentions of the owners, and focus on making educated and informed decisions with this model in mind using regular communication and the most up to date resources available.

With over 25 years of experience in different industries, of which 15 years has been in the Accounting and Business Advisory arena, Jason brings a depth and breadth of knowledge to be able to offer practical and productive solutions to business issues. Having worked for various businesses, including time at Grant Thornton in the Motor Dealer Services team, he can utilize the bigger business methodologies blended with personalized service, offering the best of both worlds for business owners.




Manager – Business Services

Jasmin graduated from Monash University with a Master of Professional Accounting and she has been a member of CPA Australia since 2012. Jasmin has over eight years experience in self managed superannuation funds, business and taxation matters before joining BNR Partners in 2017. She loves working with SME clients, helping them grow and flourish.

Outside of work, Jasmin enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.



Client Services Co-ordinator

Juliann has been with the firm for over 5 years and undertakes the busy role of Client Services Co-ordinator for the Business Services division of the practice. Her administration responsibilities are many and varied and she provides the very necessary support mechanism for Jason Bertalli and his team.










Manager – Business Services

Mirella graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and Economics and she has been a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand since 2011.

Mirella has over ten years’ experience in the public practice sector dealing with self-managed superannuation funds, business and taxation matters.

She speaks fluent Italian and loves working with SME clients, helping them grow and flourish.

Outside of work, Mirella loves following soccer and football and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.






Yasir recently joined the BNR Partners Business Services team after completing a Masters in Professional Accounting at La Trobe University.  Yasir was born in Pakistan and moved to the UK to complete his education, obtaining a BA-(Honours) Applied Accounting at Anglia Ruskin University.

After gaining industry experience with organisations including Barclaycard and Unicef , Yasir immigrated to Australia and has continued to expand his knowledge and qualifications in the accounting field and is enjoying Australian life.






Director – BNR Financial Services

Peter has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry and has worked as a qualified Financial Planner since 1998. Before joining BNR Partners Financial Planning in 2005, he worked in the lending sector at Westpac and as a Financial Planner at Trust Company.

Whilst he provides advice on a broad range of financial planning issues, Peter’s specialist areas include:

  • Retirement strategies and planning;
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds; direct share investing; and
  • Personal and business insurance.

Over time, Peter has developed an extensive network of professional contacts with whom he works closely when necessary. These contacts include experts in the fields of mortgage broking, stockbroking, accounting, general insurance, and Centrelink.

After hours, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, and the challenges of both marathon running and yoga! Peter has a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).  He will soon attain Certified Financial Planner (CFP) status with the FPA, following the successful completion of all five specialist study units.


BRENTON HENRY    Bbus(FinPlan)

Director – BNR Financial Services

Brenton commenced work as a qualified financial planner in 2010, after developing substantial experience in managing customer service teams in various industries. As a financial planner he knows he can deliver a service experience that is second to none while providing expert financial advice in order to assist clients with one of the most important aspects of their life.

Brenton has worked at both small and mid-tier firms and joined BNR Financial Services in 2013. Brenton is a specialist in the areas of pre-retirement planning, superannuation and insurance, but takes a holistic view of financial advice, deeming no one element to be more important than any other. As a result, he constantly works to round out his knowledge in all areas of financial advice.

When not at the office Brenton enjoys spending time with his wife and two very energetic young boys. He is also an avid sports fan, particularly of football, cricket and golf. He is heavily involved in local football both as a participant and administrator, and enjoys the element of physical fitness and social interaction that team sports afford.

Brenton has completed a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) at RMIT after 6 years of part time study.




Having worked in the financial planning industry since 2013, Mana came on board with BNR Financial Services at the beginning of 2017. In her role she liaises closely with our Financial Advisors to produce client reviews and Statements of Advice making strategy and product recommendations.  Mana also works closely with our Client Services Officer in the implementation of the recommended strategies.



We provide a tailored service that is structured around your unique needs and circumstances.


We provide a tailored service that is structured around your unique needs and circumstances.

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