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 currently serve on the board for the Legal Aid Commission and as chair of CAANZ Advisory Committee.

I enjoy spending time with my three grandchildren, and in my spare time I frequent Canberra’s many markets, galleries and unique cafes.

Hugo Ellwood – Director

My role as a Director at Kinsella 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 twenty years’ experience with accounting firms, I have built expertise in financial reporting and business and tax advisory.

Away from work you will find me quite often on the Lake involved in rowing officiating at local regattas or helping out with the Marist Rowing Club.

Alex Breen – Director

As a Chartered Accountant with over twelve years’ experience working in local and international professional services firms, I have partnered with clients to navigate them through their complex business, tax and accounting issues.

With extensive experience in tax advisory, financial reporting, in-house financial management and business advisory, I have a strong passion in working with business owners to help them achieve their goals and identifying their needs across the various stages of the business journey.

I aim to provide the highest value to both our clients and team, developing strong relationships based on open communication, a deep level of care and trust.

Originally from Canberra, I have a strong interest in travel and sport (in particular football (soccer) and golf). I enjoy good coffee, watching my favourite team (Arsenal FC) and love spending my weekends surrounded by friends and my young family.

Ming Wei Cheah – Client Services Manager

I am a Certified Practising Accountant with close to eight years’ experience in tax, advisory and financial reporting. I hold the belief that change is the only constant and am highly committed to helping our clients navigate the ever-changing tax legislations and accounting standards.

Although now in Brisbane, my passion and strong client focus together with support from the Canberra team have enabled me to continue high client delivery standards to Kinsella’s client base. I am committed to mentoring our accountants, developing their technical skills so that they are well-equipped to take on more complex tax advisory for our wide range of clients.

During the weekends, I enjoy exploring regional cities/towns and new eateries with my wife. Currently, I also serve as a board and finance committee member for Nusa Tenggara Association – East Indonesia Aid.

Zoe Connor – Client Services Manager

I am a Certified Chartered Accountant with over seven years’ experience working in public practice here in Australia and the UK.

As a Client Services Manager my role involves providing taxation, accounting, and business advisory services to a wide variety of clients across different industries. My key focus is the delivery of quality business advisory services, I find it very rewarding partnering with clients to reach their strategic goals.

Working with the wider team, providing training and mentoring is really fulfilling as I enjoy watching the development in their careers with Kinsella.

Outside of work my passions are horse riding and yoga. As someone who is originally from the UK, I also enjoy spending my holidays exploring Australia – preferably with good food and wine!

Chartered Accountants Achiever Programme

Kinsella is a proud participant of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Achiever Programme, and we are looking forward to welcoming our next Achiever intern over the summer.

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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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