Meet Our Partners

Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes

Robert specialises in tax, accounting and business advisory services to a diversified portfolio of clients with a focus on small business entities, superannuation and estate planning. Robert’s experience has covered a broad spectrum of work including for listed public companies, not-for-profit entities, small and medium sized businesses and high net-worth families.

Robert has more than 40 years’ experience in providing professional accounting and tax services and has been a partner of the firm since 1982.

He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute, Registered Company Auditor, Registered SMSF Auditor, External Examiner for the Law Society of NSW, Justice of the Peace in NSW, and holds a RG146 qualification to provide superannuation advice.

Grant Corderoy

Grant Corderoy

Grant is the head of our expanding Consulting Division. He specialises in a range of services for his clients including undertaking complex accounting assignments, system reviews, management consulting, specialised audits and general business advice. He also has considerable experience in advising clients on the sale and purchases of businesses, business valuations and due diligence.

Grant has over 40 years’ experience in the profession and was previously responsible for the Audit and Aged Care Division which he established in 1990. A partner in the firm since 1995, he has significant professional expertise within the not-for-profit sector and he has a lengthy client list including many national aged care and community service providers.

He has also had a lengthy secondment as the Finance Director for a large importer and distribution company which operated warehouses in each state in Australia as well as New Zealand.

Grant has tertiary business qualifications and is an Affiliate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Russell McGree

Russell McGree

Russell specialises in providing tax, accounting, business advisory and audit services to a broad range of clients. These include small to medium sized privately owned businesses, high net-worth individuals and various clubs, associations and not-for-profit entities.p>

Russell has gained extensive knowledge and experience in most facets of doing business in Australia, which he applies to provide valued advice to his clients, with the core objective being to increase profitability and business value. He has been a partner of the firm since 2000 and has 31 years’ experience in Chartered Accountancy.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor, Registered SMSF Auditor, External Examiner for the Law Society of NSW and Justice of the Peace in NSW.

Stuart Hutcheon

Stuart Hutcheon

Stuart is the head of our Audit & Assurance Division, but also provides consulting services to a diverse client base. He has had considerable experience with both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. This experience covers all areas of professional services including auditing, management accounting, budgeting, salary packaging and FBT advice.

Prior to joining StewartBrown Stuart held positions in commerce and undertook various medium term secondments in various financial accounting roles. He has been a partner of our firm since 2004.

Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Company Auditor and Registered SMSF Auditor.

Matthew Davie

Matthew Davie

Matt specialises in providing taxation, accounting, business advisory and superannuation services to a broad range of clients.

He has over 15 years' of experience in professional practice and has a strong focus on providing an efficient and proactive service.

Matt joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in July 2013. Prior to joining our firm, he spent 8 years at two Sydney based accountancy practices. Matt has extensive experience in the area of self managed super funds.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent and Justice of the Peace in NSW.

Susan Whiteman

Susan Whiteman

Susan’s combination of technical skills, management ability, attention to detail and overall positive attitude make her a sound leader and trusted advisor. She specialises in taxation, accounting and superannuation services and strives to provide excellent client service to a wide range of clients.

Joining the firm in 2016, and becoming a Partner in 2017, Susan has over 15 years experience in the profession with the majority being gained whilst working in a Big 4 environment.

Susan is also passionate about technology. Since joining StewartBrown, she has been instrumental in driving the use of technology to deliver outstanding client service. This has included the launch of a business services client portal amongst other internal efficiency initiatives.

Susan is a qualified Chartered Accountant, SMSF Specialist and holds RG146 qualifications to provide superannuation advice.

David Sinclair

David Sinclair

David is Partner with StewartBrown specialising in providing services and advice to the aged care and community services businesses with a focus on the not-for-profit sector.

Until recently, David managed the StewartBrown Aged Care Financial Performance Survey which collects data and benchmarks the financial performance of residential aged care facilities and home care packages. David now leads the internal audit team and jointly leads the consulting team in conjunction with Senior Partner Grant Corderoy.

David’s has over 30 years of experience in professional practice with a background in audit (internal and external), insolvency and a wide range of consulting assignments to a variety of industries. David is also past chairman and continuing Director of an aged care provider.

David holds a Bachelor of Economics, is a Chartered Accountant, an Associate Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Siobhain Simpson

Siobhain Simpson

Siobhain is a Partner in our Audit and Assurance Division and has worked with clients ranging from small private entities to listed companies. She has, for the majority of her career, specialised in the not-for-profit sector including aged and community care service providers, disability service entities, schools, children’s services, member-based public companies limited by guarantee and charities.

Siobhain has worked for over 15 years’ in the chartered accountancy profession and has been with Stewart Brown since 2010. Prior to this she worked at a mid-tier Sydney firm having been articled in Ireland.

Siobhain holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant.