Meet our team

We believe in building strong relationships

Gail Kinsella – Director

As one of three 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 (CAANZ) and sat on two professional panels, 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 three 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 – Director

A Chartered Accountant with over 10 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 – Chief Operations Officer | Client Relationship 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.


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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