Meet your expert

STS Accounting Group Team

Our diverse team works together to ensure the service and advice and support we provide to you is accurate, timely, and ahead of the curve. Get in touch, and let us help you on the journey to reach your financial objectives today.

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Winchelsea

Margaret Leigh

Margaret Leigh

Director

Margaret has owned & operated STS Accounting Group (formerly known as Surfcoast Taxation Services) since 1994. She is a Certified Practising Accountant, Certified Tax Adviser, Registered Tax Agent & Registered Superannuation Fund Auditor.

Helping people is her passion, whether it be setting goals for your business or for you personally. She has faced many challenges & vast experience though her involvement in the family farming operations & running STS Accounting.

Margaret is a keen tennis player & also enjoys spending time in the garden & in the outdoors.

Renee Williams

Renee Williams

Audit Assistant & Client Relationship Manager

Renee has a background in Insurance, as a qualified Insurance Broker, and more recently in Early Childhood Education.

She joined our team in 2017 and greets everyone with her warm smile and willingness to help.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her children, gardening, reading, and being on the farm.

Andy Nguyen

Andy Nguyen

Accountant

Previously in the retail industry for 7 years, Andy transitioned into Accounting, graduating with a Bachelor Of Commerce ( Accounting) from Swinburne University in 2018.

His interest in a career as an accountant is based on turning the "boring numbers" into useful information to assist clients in making effective decisions.

He also enjoys taking this knowledge to the next level, as he delves deeper into understanding his client’s workflows, goals, and industry nuances, to support them in growing their business sustainably.

In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with his family including his gorgeous one-year-old daughter. Taking her to the park after work and heading to the Barwon Heads beach on the weekends is Andy’s favourite way to unwind.

email: andy@surftax.com.au
ph: 03 5267 2673

Rob Landale

Rob Landale

Accountant and Retirement Planning Consultant

Rob started his career in farming in the Deniliquin area as owner/operator of an irrigation farm and then spent a period of time as a mortgage broker and financial planner focusing on personal insurance and succession planning.

Following a move to the Bellarine, Rob joined STS in 2021 as an accountant and now provides options and information to people considering moving to a Retirement Community or an Aged Care facility.

Rob can be found on the golf course or fly fishing in his spare time. He also enjoys hiking and interacting with his "Brady Bunch" of 6 children.

If you‘re in need of support in understanding retirement options in the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast areas don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rob.

email: rob@surftax.com.au
mobile: 0429 824 324

Sue Lubcke

Sue Lubcke

Office Administration Manager - Winchelsea

As a vibrant community member, Sue recently joined our Wincheslea office to manage our administrative processes. With over 14 and half years at the Community Bank (Bendigo Bank), and working on her family’s farm, Sue is highly efficient, supremely organised and excels in communication.

Sue’s organisational skills provide her with the structure to ensure that tasks are completed efficiently and by the required deadlines while supporting her work colleagues and clients

In her downtime, Sue loves to spend time with family and friends, going to the beach, gardening, and fishing. Drop-in and say hi to Sue, she looks forward to greeting you on the phone or in-person in the near future.

email: winch@surftax.com.au
ph: 03 5267 2673

Torquay

Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas

Accountant

Kim Thomas is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in business services and taxation in the Geelong region. Kim specialises and looks after our clients with Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and can assist with their setup. Kim has gained considerable knowledge servicing business clients across a variety of industries and enjoys assisting clients to help their businesses grow.

In her spare time Kim enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family and friends.

Chris Henry

Chris Henry

Accountant

Chris is a Certified Practicing Accountant with over 30 years experience in a wide array of business and personal activities. As a long term local resident he has watched with interest the growth in the local business and residential market. This changing dynamic has provided many satisfying rewards from the provision of accounting and taxation advice to our small business clients and private investors.

Chris enjoys the great sporting and recreational activities that this region provides, in particular running, surfing, camping as well as general home maintenance.

Liz Milligan

Liz Milligan

Bookkeeper

Liz is an enthusiastic and energetic member of the team. She enjoys building relationships with her clients and is determined with helping them in any way she can.
She has two beautiful children that keep her very active. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys playing basketball and is an avid Geelong FC supporter.

email: liz@surftax.com.au
ph: 03 5261 2262

Jeanette de Brabander

Jeanette de Brabander

Bookkeeper

Jeanette joined the team in 2015. She loves helping clients understand the ups & downs of their business. Her zest for life & work is apparent in her dealings with clients & staff.

Jeanette enjoys camping, hiking in the great outdoors & enjoying the beautiful beaches of the Surf Coast.

email: jeanette@surftax.com.au
ph: 03 5261 2262

Judy Brown

Judy Brown

Reception

Judy is our Torquay Office Reception wizard. Organised, friendly and approachable, Judy has extensive experience working in administration, reception and book-keeping across many varied businesses including: small business, government, hospitality, construction and wholesale/retail. With a wealth of information and diverse work history, Judy is well equipped in delivering exceptional support to both our clients and team.

In her leisure time she loves crafting, painting and has even managed to play basketball in the same team for more than 22 years!

email: admin@surftax.com.au
ph: 03 5261 2262

Philippines

Celerina Oritz

Celerina Oritz

SMSF Auditor

Rina started working with STS in February 2017. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines since 2010 and she worked as bank auditor from 2011 to 2016 and pursued career as bank accountant from 2016-2017. Rina loves travelling. She also enjoys reading books and watching movies.

Macren Guiao

Macren Guiao

Senior Support Manager

Macren joined the STS team in 2019. Working as a Certified Accountant in the Philippines since 2012, she commenced her offshore accountancy work in 2014. Embracing the challenges of working online, Macron is a vital team member, supporting local staff to ensure clients requirements expectations are always exceeded.

Macren is a keen traveller, hiker and nature lover. For fun she likes Bullet journalling, watching movies & reading a good book.