Our Heroes

we love our job, so let us do the hard work for you

We’re sure there are plenty of things you’d rather be doing than worrying about finance and accounting for your business, our experienced team can take the burden away.

  • Keith Saunders
    Mobile: 0417 463 079 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200

    Keith Saunders

    CA, B.FA, GAICD
    Director

    After many years as a Partner with Roberts & Morrow in Tenterfield, Keith relocated to Toowoomba in 2008 and commenced Calibre Accountants in 2009, before Calibre Advisors with John Moncrieff in 2015. Keith has principally worked with SME clients and focuses on forming deep relationships with his clients. He prefers to visit clients at their place of business and gain firsthand knowledge of family and personal issues that may impact on his clients’ business affairs. Keith grew up on a farm at Guyra and has spent his life working with primary production clients, so has a real specialisation in this area. He has also worked extensively with professional services, retail and manufacturing clients.

    Keith has a forthright, straight forward style, providing simple and logical advice, in even the most complex of matters.
    Mobile: 0417 463 079 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
  • John Moncrieff
    Mobile: 0418 771 535 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200

    John Moncrieff

    MBA, B.Bus, CPA, GAICD
    Director

    John has over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles in the financial services industry, mostly as CEO of a large local firm. He oversaw the transformation of that business, from a regional partnership into a leading firm in the largest listed accounting group in the country. John has worked in all areas of business from advising micro companies, through to senior management positions in a listed company. This experience has given John valuable insights into what makes businesses work and which areas need change in order for them to be successful. John is also a director of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise and several private national and international companies.

    John has a direct and engaging manner, taking a simple and straight forward advising role.
    Mobile: 0418 771 535 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
  • Mobile: 0437 448 167 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200

    Brendon Whittaker

    CA, B.Com, C.Dec
    Business Services Manager

    Brendon has over 19 years of experience having previously worked for other larger firms in Inverell and Toowoomba and has decided to join a smaller, client focused dynamic team who strive to create and maintain deep trusted relationships with their clients. Brendon specialises in providing business services advice to rural and SME clients including income tax, GST, CGT, refinancing, restructuring and cash flow management advice. He also has experience dealing with the requirements of self-managed superannuation funds.

    Brendon has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA).
    Mobile: 0437 448 167 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
  • Mobile: 0408 745 575 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200

    Jag Maxwell

    B.Com
    Senior Accountant

    Jag has over 15 year experience in owning and operating small business' and Taxation and Accounting experience. He specialises in identifying key performance areas that underperform and enjoys strategizing ways to maximise output and reduce costs, which result in an increase in the bottom line for your business.

    An all-round beautiful person and champion of the tax oppressed, Jag is only too happy to assist you and your business.
    Mobile: 0408 745 575 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
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    Adam O'Connor

    CPA, SMSF Specialist Advisor(tm), B.Com
    SMSF Manager

    Commonly known as the 'superannuation whisperer' and capable of taming even the toughest of super funds, Adam has spent a number of years working with self-managed superannuation funds as auditor, accountant and advisor. This has given him a level of expertise not often seen throughout the SMSF space. Adam's interests include educating clients and helping them fulfil their retirement goals. He is a certified SMSF Specialist Advisor with the SMSF Association and is currently undertaking a Master of Financial Planning.

    Adam believes in always providing client service of the highest calibre!
    Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
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    Philip Bakkar

    B.Com
    Accountant

    Philip is an accountant that has joined our team during his final year of study at the University of Queensland. He is interested and excited to gain more experience working with a diverse range of industries and business types.

    He has commenced study to become a Chartered Accountant (CA) with intentions of completing his post graduate study by mid 2019.
    Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
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    Chuqi Hong (Maggie)

    Junior Accountant

    Maggie graduated University of Queensland with Master of Accounting and is proficient in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She is ambitious and passionate about Accounting, progressing toward completing her CA in the following years. With a strong honest work ethic, Maggie has fastidious attention to detail.

    Maggie is looking forward to problem solving with her clients, and providing a memorable customer experience.
    Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
  • Fiona Lucas
    Mobile: 0403 127 452 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200

    Fiona Lucas

    Dip Business Admin, JP NSW & Com Dec QLD
    Executive Assistant

    With over 18 years’ experience in the accounting industry, Fiona’s strengths are putting the clients first and getting the job done. Having worked with Keith for most of her 18 years in the industry, she has a broad understanding of our clients and their business needs. Fiona now works closely with many of the trusted consultants Calibre has aligned themselves with and assists our clients in these advisory areas. With her experience in looking after all our clients for a number of years, Fiona is part of our trusted team of advisors.

    Fiona is the first point of contact for many clients and enjoys helping them with any questions or queries they have.
    Mobile: 0403 127 452 Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
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    Teresa Hill

    Bookkeeper/Accountant

    Teresa has been working in a finance role for many years, mainly in the rural services area throughout northern NSW and southern Queensland. Teresa works in our accounting area, helping our clients with the processing of their financials, BAS and tax preparation. She currently has her own bookkeeping business and works in conjunction with Calibre Advisors, Toowoomba.

    Teresa is very client focused with a wealth of bookkeeping knowledge, helping clients with their business needs.
    Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
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    Leisa

    Client Support (CSO)

    Leisa has worked in administration and accounting roles for over fifteen years. As one of the first points of client contact, she has a keen desire to exceed client expectations in assisting their needs in a helpful and friendly manner. Leisa was raised on a western rural property and enjoys working in an industry that she believes to be integral to the financial success of our valued clients.

    Leisa is happy to assist with any client requirements and aims to constantly ensure client satisfaction.
    Telephone: (07) 4688 8200
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    Clia Conway

    Client Support (CSO)

    Clia has over 5 years of experience in customer service and administration in a variety of area's and is your first point of contact for the office.

    Clia is always happy to help you with your enquires.
    Telephone: (07) 4688 8200

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