Our Team

Directors 

Peter Cousins (1)

Peter Cousins - Director

Peter Cousins founded (what was formerly) Cousins & Co in 1986 at the age of 28. A Bachelor of Economics Peter has worked with hundreds of businesses, small and large and of many different disciplines.

A view of Peter's office will disclose one of his major passions, fishing. And yes, on the odd occasion you just might get the response when you ask for him, "Gone Fishing".


Callen O'Brien

Callen O'Brien - Director

With 20  years experience  in the Accounting industry Callen can help to guide you in all financial aspects of your business. His expertise in Business Advisory will help get your business to where you want it to be. Whether you are starting up a new business, preparing for sale or anything in between, Callen can help you plan and implement the next steps to secure your financial future.

When away from the office, Callen loves nothing more than to be bossed around by his three young girls at home and cheer on his beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos. He’s also a life member, Treasurer and mediocre player at the Upper Beaconsfield Tennis Club and Treasurer of the Berwick Business Group.


 

Financial Planning 

Lisa O'Sullivan (1)

Lisa O'Sullivan

Lisa is a Certified Financial Planner® and holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University. She has been in the banking and financial services industry for over 30 years and has been providing financial advice to clients since 1996.

Lisa worked for Westpac for 17 years in branch management and, later financial planning and advice, prior to starting this business in 2001.

Lisa specialises in giving advice in the following areas:

  • Self managed superannuation funds
  • Retirement planning
  • Centrelink maximisation strategies
  • Aged care strategies
  • Wealth creation & tax effective investments
  • Estate planning
  • Margin lending

Lisa is also active within professional associations such as Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Lisa is an authorised representative of Charter Financial Planning, ASIC representative number 239815.


 

Haley Dore

Haley Dore

Haley Dore joined Casey Financial Planning in 2009 as an administrative assistant. Haley has since completed the Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning while gaining experience across the business in all areas of administration and client services
Haley has now moved into the role of adviser, and is currently undertaking a Masters of Financial Planning.

Haley specialises in giving advice in the following areas:

  • Personal insurances
  • Retirement planning
  • Centrelink maximisation strategies
  • Aged care strategies
  • Wealth creation

As well as advising clients, Haley is also the firm's first point of contact for all client queries and continues to manage all administrative functions of the firm.

Haley is an associate member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).

Haley is an authorised representative of Charter Financial Planning, ASIC representative number 470080.


 

Accounting 

Katherine Hose (1)

Katherine Hose

Katherine joined Casey Partners in Sept 1997.   She holds a Bachelor of Business & Commerce in Accounting, as well as being a Certified Practising Accountant.  Katherine’s first job was working as a bookkeeper/ office manager from 1991-1997 which provided her amazing experience in the full office function of a small business for multiple businesses. 

In 2007 she starting looking after the SMSF for Casey Partners with Callen O’Brien.  She has since completed her Professional Certificate in Self Managed Super Funds and has achieved SMSF Specialist Advisor with SMSF Association.   She is extremely excited about obtaining her Strategic License to be able to provide strategic advice for her Self Managed Super Fund clients.

Katherine has 3 girls which keeps her really busy.  Cassandra (21) studying her 4th year of Psychology in Ballarat, Chelsea (16) in Year 12 at St Francis Xavier College and Gabrielle (9) who is in Grade 4 and also an up and coming cheerleader.    

 


Sue Hilder (1)

Sue Hilder

Sue joined us in 2006 from a large private business, holding a Diploma of Financial Services (Accounting). She has extensive SME experience, working in and on client business finance for many years, specialising in systems, processes, financial management and the minefield that is employing staff. Sue has experience with many account keeping software packages, with a particular speciality in Constructor for the building industry.

Sue enjoys a great mix between work and leisure and spends many hours riding her horse Don and travelling whenever possible.


 

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Nick Fleming

Nick joined the Casey Partners team in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Business & Commerce and is a Certified Practising Accountant.  Nick enjoys working closely with clients to help develop their business and assist in achieving their goals.

Outside of work, Nick loves spending time with his wife, catching up with friends and building muscle at the local gym. We often see Nick at his desk sipping away on a protein shake.


Preet Garcha (1)

Preet Garcha

Graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor Business Commerce (Accounting), background in pharmacy retail and before joining Casey Partners worked at MYOB for over 3 years, experience in bookkeeping using MYOB software.

Loves to watch Bollywood films, dance, food and cooking, shopping for shoes and spending time with family especially her children Dylan and Jasleen.


Jackson Fromhold1

Jackson Fromhold

Jackson graduated from Monash University having  completing a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree with a second major in Banking and Finance. He is currently completing the CPA program in order to develop his accounting knowledge.

Jackson loves being outdoors and playing local football. He enjoys keeping fit at the gym and meeting up with mates on the weekends.


Chris Karlis

Chris Karlis

Chris joined the Casey Partners team in 2014 after  completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University, Chris is currently in his final year of CPA Studies.

When Chris isn’t at work, he spends most of his free time with Football, Basketball and spending time with his friends. Chris recently started playing football for Yarragon Football Club, who are strong favourites for the 2018 Wooden Spoon. 

 


Ed Watt

Ed joined the Casey Partners team in July 2017 after gaining experience working in accounting firms in Inner Southeast Melbourne and Gippsland. He holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) from Monash University and is in his final year of CPA studies.

Outside of work, Ed loves catching up with friends, playing golf, horse riding and snow skiing.


 

Admin

Lynette Cousins (1)

Lynette Cousins

After completing a degree at the Caulfield Institute of Technology, Lynette worked for several years at one of the Big 5 firms before leaving to raise a family. Lynette has worked for Casey Partners for several years and currently is responsible for preparation of accounts and office administration.

Lynette's spare time revolves around spending time with family and her passion Calisthenics.


Tylah Makai

Relatively new to our team, Tylah joined us in January 2018 after gaining some experience at an accounting firm in Melbourne.

She is currently studying a Certificate IV  in Accounting which she will complete in June. When Tylah finds herself away from studying she enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends and playing netball for Nar Nar Goon.