Our Team

Our Melbourne-based, award-winning team of accountants, bookkeepers and financial advisors work together seamlessly to deliver the results you aim to achieve.

Consultants

Managers

Lola Titkov

Senior Manager

Elizabeth Gujinovic

Senior Manager

Bookkeepers

Onn Wong

Senior Outsourced Financial Controller

Avner Getsel

Bookkeeper

Linda Bowyer

Bookkeeper

Financial Advisors

Self-Managed Super Funds

Nilay Shah

SMSF Manager

Michael Thacker

SMSF

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Our Offices

Richmond Head Office

40 River Boulevard
Richmond
VIC 3121

Phone: (03) 8419 9800
Fax: (03) 8419 9888

Brighton Office

196 Bay Street
Brighton
VIC 3186

Phone: (03) 8419 9800
Fax: (03) 8419 9888

Nick Pateras

Director

About

The world of business brings with it many unique opportunities and challenges. The success and rewards enjoyed are achieved through the continual striving to improve upon the hard work of yesterday, to build a better and brighter future for tomorrow.

My journey commenced 18 years ago at an international accounting firm, KPMG, where I established the foundations of my business career. My passion for helping businesses has seen me consult to over 1,000 businesses, with having established over 100 new businesses and helped over 300 business owners either sell or retire.

I have developed a unique insight into what makes certain businesses great.  Over and over, great businesses consistently show the principles of success that determine their greatness that is, Purposes, Focus, and Resilience. I have a passion to show business owners how they can achieve their own stated greatness drawing on extensive experience working with leading small business.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Registered Tax Agent

Industry Specialisations

Chris Wilson

Director

About

With my years of experience, I have acted as an adviser, strategist, negotiator and counsellor to hundreds of business owners. Over this period, I have gained a wealth of knowledge about what makes businesses and their owners tick. I am passionate about understanding the key drivers of business performance and helping business owners achieve their full potential.

My business life has taken me through all sorts of structures including private business partnerships and executive roles in listed public companies. More recently, I established Wilson Pateras in conjunction with Nick Pateras. We recognised a gap in the market place for a more personalised approach to servicing clients needs.

The world is constantly changing which creates new challenges for business owners. In these times Wilson Pateras remains a constant to help guide our clients towards future success.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Registered Tax Agent

Industry Specialisations

Mark Forte

Principal

About

With over 25 years’ experience in the business services and professional advice space, I have been fortunate to have experienced and given guidance on many tax and non-tax issues over my professional lifetime to a wide variety of clients in industries including manufacturing, law, retail, property, medical and the professional services industries.

A selection of those areas of advice include structuring and restructuring options for businesses and investment using trusts, companies and self-managed superannuation funds dealing with tax such as CGT, GST and Stamp Duty, assistance with audits conducted by various tax bodies and negotiations with the Australian Taxation Office or State Revenue Office on behalf of clients, advice and guidance in relation to family, estate and business succession planning, international tax, deceased estates and management consulting.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute Accountants (FCA)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Member of CA Australia

Industry Specialisations

Brendan Farmer

Principal

About

Having a client focused attitude has allowed me to build and develop my client base from the ground up. I enjoy having a hands on role with clients, building relationships and working with them to grow and build their business and guide them through the complex taxation and financial reporting landscape.

Making the decision to continue my career with Wilson Pateras is based on the energetic and vibrant team that make up the business. With a “think outside the square” mentality Wilson Pateras put their clients first and go above and behind simple compliance work. We have a team of experienced professionals all working together with the aim to work to provide our clients with the best one stop shop accounting experience available.

I have been involved in professional practice for over twenty years.  I am a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, The Taxation Institute of Australia, a Registered Tax Agent, and hold a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University.

I have a portfolio of clients that vary in their industry and size and I consult to them on all aspects of their business. I aim to work with clients to grow their business to achieve their financial and professional goals. My services include all matters relating to Taxation, Financial and Accounting matters, Superannuation, Capital Gains Tax, Structuring and Restructuring and various other business-related issues.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Certified Tax Advisor

Sash Nikolovski

Principal

About

I have a varied portfolio of clients and I consult to them on Taxation and Financial matters, Research & Development (R&D) activities, Government grants, Superannuation and various other business-related issues.  My clients consists of a range of small, medium and large size enterprises. I also enjoy assisting innovative companies and start-ups realise their potential with appropriate guidance and assistance.

I am a member of CPA Australia, a Certified Tax Advisor with the Taxation Institute of Australia, hold a Bachelor of Commerce from Latrobe University and have more than 20 years experience in professional practice.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Certified Tax Advisor

Nick Street

Principal

About

I am an extremely client focused individual who strives to provide the best possible advice to my clients. My approach of putting the client first has built considerable trust between myself and my clients. I place great emphasis on building and maintaining client relationships.

I have over 18 years experience in professional practice working on diverse client bases ranging from small, medium and large businesses to high net worth individuals. I am a member of CPA Australia, hold a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Monash University and I am a registered tax agent.

My experience is diverse from the preparation of tax returns and financial statements for all types of entities, to tax planning and business structuring strategies, to navigating through ATO audits, assisting clients with family law matters and have experience consulting to international corporations. I also have an interest in accounting software and information technology, and have previously spent a number of years as a part time IT manager.

I joined Wilson Pateras to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation that strives to provide the highest quality of advice to its clients whilst developing its people to their full potential.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Registered Tax Agent

Industry Specialisations

Darren Trew

Principal

About

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA)
  • Bachelor of Economics & Commerce

Bernard Marcus

Principal

About

I qualified in South Africa in 1980 as a Chartered Accountant.  I have spent practically all of my career in the accounting profession and worked as a partner in a firm in South Africa for 4 years before immigrating to Australia in 1986, where I was employed for a 9 month period with Australian National Line as an internal auditor and later as a management accountant.

I have an extensive professional accounting background, and specialise in the area of accounting and tax.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
  • Certificate in The Theory of Accounting (University of Cape Town)
  • Fellow of The Institute of Taxation

Stuart Ferguson

Principal

About

I have maintained a broad professional accounting background. I commenced in the accounting profession in 1973 with Barry Garnham & Co. and was involved with all aspects of the profession. In 1978, I commenced with Wallace McMullen & Smail and was involved predominantly in taxation. In 1982, I accepted the position Taxation/Computer Manager with A.H.G. Clarke & Co., Chartered Accountants.

In 1986, I commenced public practice in Doncaster as a sole practitioner trading as Stuart M. Ferguson & Co.  I enjoyed considerable growth in my client base between 1986 and 1989.

I joined Wilson Pateras in 2019 as Principal.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Glenn Williams

Principal

About

I have assisted a wide range of clients to manage their accounting and taxation affairs . Included in my client base are foreign corporations, Australian subsidiaries of foreign corporations, Australian base entities with investments in offshore entities as well as a wide range of mainly family controlled groups. Most of my clients have been with me for in excess of 20 years and significant portion of my clients originate from referrals.

I have handled complex high net worth reviews by the Australian Tax Office with good results for the clients involved.

Committed to continuing professional education, I participate in tax discussion groups and tax related seminars throughout the year.

Over the years I have mentored a number of staff undertaking the CA program to enable them to become future chartered accountants

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Fellow of  Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Mark Davey

Principal

About

I commenced in the accounting profession in 1992 and qualified as a CPA in 1996, achieving high distinction results in professional exams.

I work on several large groups of entities and work closely with clients on a day to day basis. I have a flair for services such as budgets and cash flow projections and also have experience dealing with a wide cross section of industries.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • CPA
  • Bachelor of Economics – Monash University

Des Hinsley

Consultant

About

I practised as an accountant with a mid-sized city firm of accountants before establishing my own Practice in 1961.

Peter Watmuff joined the Practice in 1964 and we together developed the Practice with a group of solid, varied and interesting commercial and professional clients until the Practice merged with Todes Williams & Ferguson in December 2006, to become TWF Partners.

My expertise (gained over the many years) has been extremely varied. There has been a focus on Revenue Law and Practice in Direct and Indirect Taxation, including overseas issues.

I have significant property expertise (in law, investments,acquisition/ construction and administration)  and have acted for clients in Family Law, Probate actions and other litigation.

I have worked closely with clients to properly understand and determine the business issues, acted closely for clients in the sales of their businesses and provided general business and associated advice on a full range of business  matters.

In 2019, I joined Wilson Pateras as Consultant.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia 
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries

Peter Watmuff

Consultant

About

I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

I commenced in private practice in 1963 and in 1964 joined Des Hinsley, with whom I was to have a working relationship for approximately 42 years.

My clients include a wide range of small to medium clients with several high wealth clients being advised on a range of tax and accounting matters.

I joined Wilson Pateras in 2019 as Consultant

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institue of Chartered Accountants (FCA)
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)

Amy Buglass

Manager

About

I joined Wilson Pateras with 18 years’ experience in professional practice, specialising in areas of taxation for high net worth individuals as well as trusts, companies and Self Managed Superannuation Funds. I am a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and have a degree in Bachelor of Business – Accountancy.

My main focus is my clients, ensuring that I can assist with the improvement/enhancement of their net worth as well as the facilitation of their daily taxation requirements.  This includes maintaining correct records, teaching the use of accounting software programs and identifying efficient and cost effective ways of doing things.

Over the years, one thing that I have learned from a mentor was to always ensure that clients receive a reply on the same day.  I can proudly say that this approach has allowed me to maintain a professional relationship with my clients who can rely on a great service and that trust that their needs are given importance.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of CPA Australia
  • Bachelor of Business – Accountancy

Industry Specialisations

Kim Vu

Manager

About

I have over 12 years of experience in the accounting industry, specialising in trusts, companies and Self Managed Superannuation Funds.

I work closely with small to medium sized businesses and assisting them with their taxation and consulting needs.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Information Systems)

Onn Wong

Bookkeeper

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA)
  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • Xero Adviser Certified
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
  • Experience with MYOB, Quickbooks and Xero

Catherine Vu

Bookkeeper

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business Accounting
  • Xero Adviser Certified
  • Experienced with MYOB and Xero

Don Hands - CFP®

Senior Financial Advisor

About

I have 16 years experience as a financial planner and 35 years experience in the provision of financial advice. I am respected in the industry because of my passion to develop strong relationships with my clients whilst achieving their financial aspirations. I bring significant experience and expertise due to my background as a member of Investment Committees for publicly listed entities.

I am an authorised representative of Hillross Financial Services.

I specialise in strategic advice as listed below:

  • Investments strategies (strategic asset allocation and goals based investing)
  • Budget and cash flow management
  • Debt management (including borrowing for personal and investment purposes)
  • Salary packaging
  • Superannuation strategies and retirement planning
  • Personal insurance
  • Centrelink and other government benefits
  • Ongoing advice and services, including regular portfolio reviews

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Member of the Financial Planning Association

Authorised Representative Number

374195​

Credit Representative Number

397823

Andrew Huyton - CFP
®

Senior Financial Advisor

About

I am a seasoned financial advisor assisting a select group of individuals and families to build, manage, protect and transition wealth.

My role as an advisor is to maximise the probability of my clients achieving their financial objectives.  I provide specialist advice in the following areas:

  • Retirement planning;
  • Cash flow analysis;
  • Wealth accumulation strategies;
  • Investment advice (Strategic asset allocation);
  • Superannuation;
  • Self-Managed Super Funds;
  • Financial Modelling;
  • Wealth protection strategies;
  • Estate planning.
  • Centrelink

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member Financial Planning Association of Australia
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Bachelor of Business (Acc)
  • Bachelor of Science

Authorised Representative Number

1002523

Hillross Financial Services Limited AFSL

232705

Lasadi Felsinger - CFP
®

Financial Advisor

About

I work closely with high net wealth professionals, including specialist advice for Lawyers, Medical Practitioners and Business Owners.

I specialise in holistic strategic advice as listed below:

  • Superannuation & SMSF: Strategic advice to identify suitable structures and how this will help to achieve goals.
  • Wealth creation: How to build wealth by identifying suitable strategies
  • Wealth protection: Analyse suitable cover and amounts for Life , Total and Permanent Disablement insurance, Trauma & Income protection
  • Retirement planning: Maximising retirement benefits by identifying strategies & investments
  • Investments: Identifying personal investments to help to achieve goals
  • Tax planning: Strategies to minimise tax where possible while creating wealth
  • Estate Planning: Identifying strategies to achieve estate planning wishes and how to structure it

Should you require advice and services outside my authorisation, I will refer to an appropriate representative within our organisation.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Bachelor of Commerce- Financial Planning
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Authorised Representative Number

1237903

Credit Representative Number

499184