Our People

We are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients. This way we can understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your needs. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the hardworking nature of our staff, and the exceptional service we offer.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you are provided with a friendly team of professionals who are eager to use their expertise to help you succeed.


Anthony de Jager


With an accounting career that spans more than 18 years, Anthony has been with Wrights Chartered Accountants since 2006 and as a Partner of the firm since 2008.

He has solid experience in working alongside business owners to review and adapt financial strategies for growth. His passion lies in growing businesses profits. Starting by analysing a business and establishing a realistic cash flow breakeven point for the business he then works with the organisation to develop relevant strategies and KPI's to achieve growth.

His aim with any client is to be a trusted business partner and to bring a fresh perspective to the financials with a long term view of continually taking the business to the next level.

Anthony has specialist knowledge in wholesale distribution and transport industries, budget and cost control, self-managed superannuation funds. He is a SMSF Advisor and registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor


Dan Wade


Dan is a Registered Company Auditor and has practiced as an Accountant since 2005. He worked across audit, assurance and taxation. Having previously worked in local Government as a Management Accountant, he has had the unique experience on both sides of the audit process and can apply 'double-sided' thinking for the benefits of his clients.

Dan joined the team at Wrights Chartered Accountants in 2013. He prides himself on keeping up-to-date with technical expertise and incorporating that knowledge into finding solutions for his clients.

Having a first-hand experience in the workings of a business, he loves nothing more than visit clients on premise and work with them to complete their reporting obligations.

Dan specialises in internal and external audits, self-managed superannuation, income tax and management accounting.


Nichole Cupitt


Nichole is positive, informative and full of useful tips from years of experience in the taxation, compliance and the self-managed superannuation fund fields.

Nichole joined Wrights Chartered Accountants in 2005. During this time she has established relationships with a wide range of clients including businesses in retail, manufacturing and service industries as well as primary producers.

As a fun way to break up the day she also audits and prepares self-managed superannuation funds. This is an ever changing landscape that keeps her on her toes.


Kelly Wade


Kelly established a solid professional foundation early on in her career with experience in a BRW Top 100 accounting firm. Having practiced accounting since 2005, Kelly joined the team at Wrights Chartered Accountants in 2010 and is an integral member of the team.

With strong technical expertise, she has a passion for helping small business and a real flair for solving tricky problems such as making sense of tax and superannuation law. She always aims to make the complex simple and will always take the time to get to know business owners personally rather than just their numbers.

Kelly has specialist knowledge in advising small to medium business on self-managed superannuation, income tax, primary production, capital gains tax and business structures.


Matthew Shelley


After 20 years experience in accounting, Matthew has worked for several of the leading firms in Australia and internationally, including Commonwealth Bank, PWC (Australia's leading accounting firm) and more recently, Hall Chadwick, a national top 20 firm. Matthew joined Wrights in February 2019 and provides clients with specialist knowledge and advice on personal and business income tax, capital gains and GST advice, accounting software solutions, business structures and the sale and purchase of businesses. In Matthew's free time, he enjoys spending time with family and surfing.


Cindy Wong


Cindy joined the Wrights team in July 2018, with a solid background of accounting and tax. Cindy supports clients by preparing BAS, tax returns and financial statements in an efficient and organised manner. When Cindy is not at work, she is interested in watching animated shows and trying out local restaurants.


Jack Dunn


Prior to starting his Accounting career at Wrights, Jack worked at McDonalds for five and a half years. As well as holding a Bachelor of Business, he has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting, a Diploma in Accounting and a Certificate IV in Accounting.

When Jack isn't crunching the numbers he's watching sport and is interested in gaming.


Yasmin Brown


Yasmin has been with Wrights Chartered Accountants since March 2016. She has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) through Swinburne University Online and has a strong background in retail.

Yasmin grew up in Campbelltown in Western Sydney and moved to Port Macquarie with her family in 2002, when they purchased a small business. When Yasmin isn't studying she enjoys reading, craft/sewing, watching comedy movies, cooking and playing round with her Jack Russell dogs.


Joanne Lonergan


After years of developing a solid administration and customer service skillset, Joanne decided to up-skill further and gain a Diploma in Accounting and a Certificate IV in Accounting. Her career in accounting has included working for smaller local firms and larger firms such as H&R Block. In Joanne's free time, she is a volunteer firefighter with the Rural Fire Service and has been for over 30 years.


Renee Spalding


Renee holds a Cert III in Financial Services (Accounts Clerical) and an Advanced Certificate in Office Administration (these days classified as Cert IV).  She has been one of the Wrights team since 1994 in an administration and bookkeeping role.

Renee has always had a passion for paperwork and numbers, so much so her dad bought her an Olivetti typewriter as a little girl.

Renee now works diligently on preparing BAS and Tax Returns as well as SMSF's. She is efficient, energetic, friendly and loves to get jobs completed in an efficient and organised manner.


Amanda Haigh


Amanda started at Wrights in 2012. With a Certificate IV in Office Administration and Financial Skills, Amanda works as a receptionist, on general administration duties and helps with the preparation of tax returns.

Amanda loves to be the first point of contact for our clients, welcoming them to our office with her big smile. She will always do her best to provide them with a pleasant and efficient experience. Amanda has a strong work ethic, is easy to talk to and is always happy to help.


Kerry Black


Kerry joined Wrights in 2015 as a Receptionist. Having previously worked as a Property Manager, she holds a Cert IV in Office Management and has exceptional secretarial and customer service skills.

Kerry loves working in an office environment where she can help the Partners and other team members by completing a variety of administration duties.

Her friendly nature, eye for detail and efficiency make her a valued member of the team.


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