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Strategem Partners

Leaders in financial management, specialising in services for business and the creation of private wealth.


taxation, financial planning, sharebroking, SMSF, Bendigo, Melbourne,

Garry Chambers
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Garry provides tax and accounting expertise and has over 25 years of experience as part of the Business Services division of Strategem.            

With a family farming background dating from original selection in 1876, Garry recognises and understands the critical issues facing agricultural business. He offers valuable advice and support to clients from both primary and secondary industries.

Garry's success is in applying this considered approach to business across a range of industries to achieve sustained business growth.


taxation, financial planning, sharebroking, SMSF, Bendigo, Melbourne

Trevor Elliott

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and Certified Taxation Advisor (CTA)

  

For over 20 years, Trevor has provided taxation and accounting services to a broad portfolio of clients in regional and metro areas in Victoria and interstate. With over 15 years as a Business Services advisor for Strategem, Trevor has become well respected for his efficiency and attention to detail.  He manages a broad client base ranging from the legal, medical and dental professions to the transport, agribusiness and construction sectors.

With broad taxation experience including as Tax Manager for a national, Melbourne-based firm, Trevor also offers small to medium sized businesses excellent advice and support. His specialist skills and expertise extend to taxation planning and strategic advice for business structures. Trevor has served as Chairman of Strategem's Board since 2015.


Chris Harrington

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

 

Chris provides tax and accounting expertise and has over 20 years of experience as a part of the Business Services division of Strategem. He has a strong small business background and has accumulated extensive experience in local public practice, offering attentive and personalised advice and support to clients from a range of industries.

Chris enjoys the challenge of providing comprehensive support to new and existing small to medium sized businesses as they seek to grow and create successful enterprises. He has specialist skills and knowledge in business structuring, capital gains tax, purchase and sale of business, business succession planning and management.


Stuart McKenzie

Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning,

Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

 

Stuart offers specialist financial planning expertise with over 15 years experience as part of the Investment Services division of Strategem. He is a leading financial planner with significant experience in wealth creation, having held positions at the Pharmacy Guild and a second-tier chartered accounting firm in Melbourne.

Stuart provides expert advice to clients in all areas of financial planning, including retirement planning, wealth accumulation, wealth protection and estate planning strategy. He relishes the opportunity to create and implement wealth strategies to allow clients to meet their financial and lifestyle goals.


taxation, financial planning, sharebroking, SMSF, Bendigo, Melbourne

Peter Murphy

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Peter leads the Business Services division of the practice and has over 25 years of combined experience in accounting, taxation and financial planning. Peter is well attuned to the needs of new and existing small to medium size business and provides tailored solutions in respect of business and wealth management.        

Peter manages an extensive client base that includes retailers, wholesalers, professional services, primary producers, franchise holders and the construction industry. Peter enjoys the challenge of providing business solutions and seeing his clients' plans come to fruition.


taxation, financial planning, sharebroking, SMSF, Bendigo, Melbourne

Justin Gordon
Bachelor of Business (Accounting), La Trobe University
Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Justin joined the Strategem team in 1996 and has worked extensively in the Business Services area combining work within the business services area with performing the audit function of the firm. Presently, as Audit Partner, Justin is responsible for the completion of all engagements within the Audit Division, ranging from SMSF Audits, Incorporated Associations, Real Estate Trust Accounts and Solicitors Trust Accounts.

Together with his audit experience Justin has a wealth of knowledge working with small to medium size business, being able to apply his auditing experiences and practical knowledge from successfully completing the Australian Institute of Company Directors course to ensure clients of Strategem benefit from a comprehensive service, tailored to specific needs.


taxation, financial planning, sharebroking, SMSF, Bendigo, Melbourne Ashley Hill
Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

Ashley began at Strategem in 1999 and has extensive knowledge and experience in the Business Services division of the firm. Ashley undertakes taxation work on all types of entities for clients including trusts, partnerships and companies. Ashley specializes in small to medium sized enterprises including those entering business for the first time. 

As a Business Services specialist, Ashley is also a MYOB certified consultant and assists clients in all facets of their accounting needs.


 taxation, financial planning, sharebroking, SMSF, Bendigo, Melbourne Brett Marchant
Certified Financial Planner®

Brett joined the Strategem Investment Services team in 2012 as a Senior Financial Planner. He has over 20 yearsexperience in the financial planning and funds management industry. Brett is able to provide financial advice in relation to investment, debt management, superannuation, retirement, estate planning and wealth protection.

Brett has previously held positions with Mercer, Foreign & Colonial Asset Management and Citigroup Asset Management.


  George Zarpalas

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)

Certified Taxation Advisor (CTA)

 

George is a Partner in our Melbourne Office, has over 23 years of experience in the accounting profession and provides strategic and taxation advice to a wide variety of privately owned business and corporate clients, high net worth individuals and large family groups. George has previously held long standing positions with accounting giants Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.

With extensive commercial experience in helping client businesses grow, George's level of expertise extends to strategic planning for business growth, business operational advice, internal control procedural reviews, business sales and acquisitions including detailed due diligence.