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 After spending 16 years in the one practice, Adrian joined the Wheelhouse team at the start of the pandemic. His long-term skills and expertise in Business Advisory and Tax meant that he was able to service clients from the get-go. He is hardworking, meticulous, and extremely kind and patient with whoever he deals with. When not pushing through work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and little boy.

Adrian Bates 

Senior Manager

Ankido has been with Wheelhouse since January 2020 and is currently completing his CA studies. Ankido is a valued member of our team, he is highly conscientious in his approach to his work and is always seeking to better himself in all aspects which translates to being of service. He works closely with Ayse Aslan on a wide range of industries including Property Development, Primary Production, and Advertising & Media. Outside of work, he enjoys playing soccer and keeping fit through both running and going to the gym.

Ankido Yazdin


Ashley joined Wheelhouse in November 2021 as a Senior Accountant and a qualified CPA and is highly dedicated to producing best outcome solutions for our clients, Ashley continues to strive to expand her knowledge and is already making a significant contribution to Wheelhouse and Director James Plant in a range of industries on which they work. When not at work, Ashley enjoys being outdoors and dancing.

Ashley Cheng

Junior Manager

With over 10 years extensive experience in both Private Sector and Public Practice, Ayse became a Partner in March 2018 and became the Managing Director of Wheelhouse. She is a natural leader who places the greatest importance in her staff, not just on their knowledge and experience, but on their genuine commitment to be of service to the clients. She is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Advisor and Registered Tax Agent and is an expert in all things tax. Her key areas of expertise are in Property Development, Construction, Professional Services, Real Estate, Farming Activities and Deceased Estates. She loves spending time with her young daughter (particularly at the Zoo).

Ayse Aslan

Managing Director

Having studied business law and accounting, Bilal joined Wheelhouse in October 2022 after a year working as a Graduate Accountant with an insolvency practice. Already, Bilal has shown a strong dedication to the Wheelhouse Team and is excited to work alongside Matt with Crypto accounting! He is a passionate Collingwood supporter (aren’t they all!) and his favourite place to travel to is Japan. During the weekends Bilal enjoys relaxing and spending time with his extended family and wife. We are yet to find a chilli oil too spicy for him.

Bilal Merhi


Joining Wheelhouse in January 2023, Declan started his new role by jumping on board as a Junior Manager assisting Sean’s team. With 8 years of experience, Declan is a motivated certified Chartered Accountant with deep knowledge and experience in tax and business advisory . He is committed to working with our clients and helping them with the growth of their business. Declan is quite the handyman and spends his time renovating his home, by himself! When he takes a break from DIY activities, he likes to play golf, tennis and create travel videos of his adventures

Declan West

Junior Manager

Gemma has been with Wheelhouse since its establishment and is known as the backbone of the company. Gemma treats the company as her own and brings with that a deep commitment not only for the day-to-day operations, but also takes on the important role of keeping the Wheelhouse team supported in both their wellbeing and logistically. Outside of Wheelhouse, Gemma spends time with her family and even finds time to run her own weekly Bootcamp sessions as a qualified Personal Trainer.

Gemma Richardson

Practice Manager

Hugh joined Wheelhouse in October 2022 and comes to us having already been in public practice for just over 2 years after studying at Monash University. Hugh is a new and eager member to Wheelhouse, who is excited to get is hands on a wide range of projects that will develop his skill and challenge him. 

Hugh likes running with friends, going to the gym and playing social mixed netball. He also loves travelling, particularly around Asia. Hugh is a self proclaimed "long suffering St Kilda supporter"

Hugh Conron


James is an original from the inception of Wheelhouse and has been a Partner since March 2018. Born and raised in Tassie, James moved to Melbourne in 2015 where he continued his accounting career. James is a highly supportive Director, Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Agent. He is an expert in cash flow and forecast modelling and acts as a trusted Virtual CFO for many of his clients. His areas of expertise are in Property Development, Consulting, Retail, Sports & Entertainment and Earthmoving. Outside of work, he enjoys playing various sports and spending time with his wife and young son.

James Plant


Jarrod joined Wheelhouse in July 2019 as a fresh Graduate and in that time has completed his Chartered Accountancy studies and recently became a full CAANZ member. Jarrod strives to form relationships with partners and clients, his clients love his excellent attention to detail, and he has fostered a mutual respect from his clientele. Outside of work, he values spending time with family and friends and is a big time Carlton supporter.

Jarrod Kangisser


Liza joined Wheelhouse in April 2022 as a Junior Accountant, she is very down to earth and shows a great commitment to her accounting career. Since her time at Wheelhouse, Liza has demonstrated a great passion for providing accurate results. She completed her degree in accounting and has begun her studies to become a CA. Very family focused, Liza brings a thoughtful approach to our clients.

Liza Maji


Matt joined Wheelhouse in March 2022 as a Senior Manager. Having over 15 years of experience and being CA qualified, Matt brings to Wheelhouse his specialty in Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Digital Assets, NFT Project structuring and Advisory and all-round compliance with Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Matt has taken on the role of mentoring members of the staff and whilst very busy, he always makes time to be a supportive manager. Matt loves spending time with friends and family, playing cricket and in a past life was a champion ten pin bowler.

Matthew O’Brien

Senior Manager

Rodney joined Wheelhouse in July 2019, he is CA qualified and demonstrates an amazing ability to complete the mission no matter how complex. He is a highly focused professional with great attention to detail and contributes significantly to our team and of course our clients who benefit from his expertise.

Rodney Lo

Junior Manager

Sean was appointed as a Partner in March 2018 and has been with Wheelhouse since its establishment. Sean is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Agent. Expert in cash flow and forecast modelling, Sean acts as Virtual CFO for many clients and has a real passion of wanting to help every client’s needs, no matter how big or how small. His key areas of expertise are Construction, Real Estate, Media & Advertising and Aviation. He has 2 young daughters and a wife at home who he enjoys spending time with and loves anything sport, particularly footy (mad Essendon supporter) and horse racing. 

Sean Gavin


Thalia is a new member to our team, welcomed in April 2022 as a Junior Accountant and having studied while working in an accounts department in the construction industry. Thalia brings excellent professionalism and a genuine hunger to learn and be a contributor in Wheelhouse. A friendly and eager member of the crew, she recently signed up to begin her CA studies and she is an accredited Xero Advisor.

Thalia Carreno


Yasmin joined Wheelhouse in July 2018 as a Graduate Accountant having completed her tertiary studies prior to that. She quickly commenced her CA studies not long after and gained her CA accreditation in November 2021. Yasmin is outstanding in her ability to pick up knowledge and has extensive experience in tax advisory, forecasting, budgeting, and management accounting. She can speak 5 languages and loves getting into a karaoke room singing her heart out!

Yasmin Alramadan

Senior Accountant

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