Meet our team

We believe in building strong relationships


Gail Kinsella – Director

As one of two Directors, I have a strategic role in setting the direction of our firm and providing leadership to the team. I spent 13 years at Ernst & Young on taxation consulting and business advisory before I decided to open Kinsella. My drive for excellence cultivates from the strong working relationships I have built with my clients. 

I am a member of Chartered Accountants Australia& New Zealand (CANNZ) and sat on two professional panels, on at national level. I also currently serve on the board for both Communities@Work and the Legal Aid Commission.

Hugo Ellwood – Director

As one of two Directors at the firm I see my role is all about people – our clients, our team and our business contacts.  My passion for people grows from my desire to provide the highest quality experience for every client and every team member.

With over 20 years experience at accounting firms, I have built expertise in financial reporting and business and tax advisory.

Alex Breen

Alex Breen – Senior Manager

A Chartered Accountant with over 8 years’ experience gained in global professional service firms, I have worked with a wide range of clients to navigate them through their complex tax and business issues.

With extensive experience in tax advisory, tax compliance, in-house financial management and financial reporting, I have a strong passion in delivering the highest value to my clients while acting as their trusted business advisor.

Kate Buchanan – Manager

I am a Chartered Accountant with over ten years’ experience, providing business advisory and tax compliance to a wide range of clients across many industries.  My personal goal is to ensure that all of my clients feel valued, knowing they are receiving the best possible attention.

At Kinsella, we strive to take the stress out of your book work, and leave you to do what you do best, growing your business. My leadership, technical skills and attention to detail allow me to maintain this high standard of service delivery.

I am actively involved in team mentoring and training as I have a passion to help others achieve their professional and personal goals.

Kate Buchanan

Annabelle Kim – Accountant

With five years of experience in taxation accounting, I endeavour to deliver quality work and to exceed client expectations.

I believe that a dedicated accountant should work with care and passion while they strive to continually develop as a professional.

At Kinsella, I am constantly working towards the achievement of this by participating in team technical and leadership training.

Christie Du – Accountant

I am a Chartered Accountant with over seven years experience delivering a diverse range of solutions to clients.

I am passionate about helping business people achieve their financial goals through my accounting and taxation knowledge.

I strive to provide my clients with the tools they need to succeed to ensure that their business succeeds both now and the long-term future.

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Aliza Nusrat – Accountant

I am a motivated and enthusiastic accountant providing advisory and taxation services. Not only does my role include preparing tax compliance for clients across several industries, I also provide bookkeeping services within our ‘Outsource Finance Function team’.

My technical skills and strong focus on continuous growth allow me to provide a quality service for clients. I am an associate member of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) currently undertaking the CPA program

May Liu – Accountant

I am committed to delivering a high quality service to our clients and adopt a work practice of inclusiveness and collaboration to cater to the needs of the client.

I provide taxation and financial reporting services to valued clients from various industries and work closely with Senior Management team to prepare management accounts and practice accounting at a strategic level.

My client oriented accounting experience, coupled with technical skills and dedicated work practice enable me to support businesses in achieving their goals.


Kevin Escobia – Accountant

I completed my Masters of Professional Accounting and Business Administration at the University of Canberra.  Originally from the Philippines I have also completed a Science degree in Statistics.

I have a love and fascination for Canberra that has led to me becoming one of the student ambassadors for Study Canberra, helping promote Canberra to potential students both locally and internationally.

Aside from numbers, I also like to socialise with people and learn of their diverse culture.

Emma Morris – Senior Office Administrator

I am driven by my thirst for knowledge and a genuine desire to exceed expectations. My passion is ‘personable professionalism’ as I believe you can be professional without sacrificing being friendly.

As Personal Assistant to both of our Directors, I strive to represent each as the individual they are.

In my role as Senior Office Administrator, my goal is to provide seamless administrative support to our accountants, working together to achieve the best outcome for our valued clients.


Rachel Burnett – Accounting Support

With an administration background of 9 years and a completed Certificate II and III in Business Administration, I aim to provide a high level of administration support to the Kinsella accounting team.

I embrace continual learning and developing additional skills and experience. This allows me to provide the best support that I can to the team.

This is a challenging but ultimately rewarding benefit of working at Kinsella.


We are always on the lookout for highly motivated and qualified staff to join our team, people who share our belief that the client comes first. These people strive for excellence and are passionate about creating a premium client experience. If you are interested in a career at Kinsella please contact recruitment.

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Our culture is shaped by our core values of respect, integrity, communication and excellence.

This is the driving force behind our work and our commitment to smart, strategic and trusted experiences.

Understanding your business and needs is not just encouraged, it is expected. This is why your experience is important in shaping the way we solve your financial and taxation problems. We believe in providing a cohesive and proactive environment for our team, and in turn providing a quality experience for you.

We will strive to provide

  • Clear outlines in all processes
  • Flexibility to achieve your desired outcomes
  • Prompt service relating to your requests
  • Quality, well considered solutions for your financial and taxation affairs