Our Wonderful Team
This is a small snapshot of the team at Aintree Group who work hard behind the
Shane McKenna CA
Shane started Aintree Group in 2005 with his wife, Andrea. He specialises in Tax, Strategic Financial
Planning, Business and Management Consulting, Managerial Finance, Estate Planning, Succession Planning and Business Start-Up Coaching.
Shane also speaks
at business training events and seminars.
Contact: 03 9851 7989 – Jenny
Nguyen (Executive Assistant)
Andrea is a practical, no-nonsense ideas person who specialises in Marketing
Strategy, Strategic Communications, Social Media Management, Strategic Planning, Management Consultancy, Public Relations and Public
Ashley Wignell CA
Ashley specialises in tax and business advice for a variety of industries including property, construction,
manufacturing and medical.
When not at work, Ashley enjoys the constant chaos and adventure that comes with
having an active family life (beautiful wife and three kids). Ashley is also a very passionate Carlton supporter.
Graham Haydar CA
Graham has over 33 years of business advisory experience. His clients respect
him as being their “go-to” trusted advisor assisting them in achieving their business and personal goals.
Graham also enjoys participating in community work, travel, driving fast cars and regular exercise that assist him achieving
Linda has over 10 years’ experience working in accounting firms. She loves organisation and is responsible
for all the operational, IT, HR and general administration functions of the office, including accounts and debtor management, quality
review and client satisfaction.
Linda enjoys Bikram Yoga and boxing to keep fit, and loves overseas travelling.
Trung Le CA
Trung has experience working in both the public and private sector in Australia, as well as international
experience working and living in London and the Cayman Islands.
Outside of work Trung tries to stay fit by walking around a golf course and occasionally hitting the ball. He
enjoys a good Netflix TV series and weekend trips away with the family.
Nadia Bakri CA
Nadia is an experienced Chartered Accountant skilled at financial accounting, tax advisory and cash flow forecasting.
She joined Aintree Group as a manager in 2020.
Teagan Thomas CPA
Teagan loves working with numbers and developing new relationships
She enjoys keeping active through running and tennis and regularly competes in fun runs.
Katherine Chan CA
Katherine is a Chartered Accountant, and specialises in the preparation of tax returns for Sole Traders,
Partnerships, Trusts and Companies.
She enjoys exploring various forms of arts and crafts, going to concerts and
spending time with family and friends.
helps take care of accounting, tax and bookkeeping matters.
He is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant.
his spare time he enjoys playing and watching sports, catching up with friends, and travelling.
Daniel assists with accounting, tax and bookkeeping matters. He is currently working towards his Chartered
He enjoys spending time with mates on the weekend, and keeping up with his favourite sports: soccer, tennis
Luke is enjoys analysing numbers to assist his
clients with identifying growth opportunities. He is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant.
Luke loves cooking (with a particular interest in
American-style barbecue), and spending time with his fiancé, family, friends and his King Charles Spaniel – Albert. He is also a passionate
Whitney Nguyen CPA
Whitney joined the team in 2020. She specialises in tax returns for Sole
Traders, Partnerships, Trusts and Companies.
Hannah Trinh CPA
in the preparation of tax returns and takes a special interest in looking after clients and doing research on tax-related matters.
Hannah considers podcasts, books and writing as her favourite pastimes, and regular exercise is a must to achieve a balanced lifestyle.
Hannah is currently away on extended
leave. Please contact email@example.com instead of her direct email address.
Anne Burridge CA
Anne is a Chartered Accountant and specialises in
superannuation. Her role includes preparing financial statements and returns for Self Managed Super Fund clients, and ensuring they are
compliant. She also liaises with the ATO, auditors and other third parties.
Anne has been with Aintree Group for over 10 years.
her 10th year with Aintree Group in 2019.
She can assist you with all your bookkeeping needs, including BAS preparation, payroll services and data entry. She is Xero Advisor
certified, and is also an expert in MYOB and Banklink.
her spare time, Lorena enjoys travelling and reading.
Joe can assist you
with all your bookkeeping needs including BAS preparation, payroll services and data entry. He is Xero Advisor certified, and is also an
expert in MYOB, Banklink, Reckon and Cash Flow Manager.
Joe comes from a big Italian family. He loves food, coffee, traveling and
music, but most of all his cats.
is Xero Certified and can look after all your bookkeeping needs, including BAS preparation, payroll services and data entry.
has run her own small business and consulted to many start-ups.
She is passionate about customer service and also enjoys oil painting, floristry and her veggie garden.
joined Aintree Group in 2020.
assists our team with bookkeepinng matters, including BAS
preparation, payroll services and data entry.
Client Service Coordinator
is one of the first points of contact for our business. She takes care of Docusign, internal processes and assists with superannuation
weekends Simone enjoys watching and playing sports (specifically netball and footy), catching up with friends, and reading.
Executive Assistant to Shane McKenna
is the first point of contact when getting in touch with Shane.
Her role includes liaising with clients and taking care of business-to-business communication.
Jenny likes to maintain a well balanced lifestyle. She enjoys working out at the gym and loves spending time with her family.
Team Personal Assistant
Elaine works closely with Directors Graham Haydar and Ashley Wignell, assisting them with communication, scheduling and administration
She is one of the first points of contact for our business.
Client Service Assistant
Esther takes care of incoming correspondence from our clients, internal paperwork and procedures and other administration matters.
likes an early morning swim to start off her day and spends weekends with her husband, two children, family and friends.
takes care of compliance matters relating to the ATO, ASIC and other regulatory bodies.
You can contact her regarding setting up new companies or trusts, arranging
ATO payment plans, and engagement proposal enquiries,
is also a passionate St Kilda supporter.
Communications, Events & Marketing Coordinator
is responsible for managing digital marketing for both Aintree Group and Plant: Grow: Reap.
You can also contact her regarding all our events, networking opportunities, internships and sponsorships.
her spare time, Chelsea is a dance teacher and performer with Bindaas Bollywood Dance Company.
Charlotte joined Aintree Group in 2019, and helps out the team with
administration tasks and internal operations.
Charlotte is currently studying Arts at Monash University and enjoys travelling
and reading books. She also teaches swimming part time.
Sophie helps with administration tasks and internal operations. She joined
Aintree Group in 2020.
She is a Youth Ambassador for Big Group Hug, and assists with our involvement
in fundraisers in support of the cause.
We're big advocates for goal setting, and so having accurate metrics and meaurable KPIs is important to us. Therefore it makes sense that
we engaged with The Workability Index to quantify our workplace culture
according to their standardised tests.
We were certified with a "High" Workability Index Score in 2019, and it's important to us that we improve on that score each
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