Our People

A team of expert Accountants and business professionals, striving for excellence in all that we do.

We pride ourselves on our passion for business and exceptional service. We leave no stone unturned in finding the right solution for your individual requirements.

Our holistic approach to doing business and ‘Better Together‘ philosophy means you can focus on what you do best, running your business.

James Carr


James is a lover of music and is always looking to add to his vinyl record collection. Both James and Ryan are life long friends, having attended kindergarten together.

Peter Keirs


A born and bred local Peter is an avid hockey player for the Newcastle Wests Team. Being the youngest of five, Peter knows the importance of family and is a proud first time dad.

Ryan Threlfo


Ryan is married to Nina and they have two daughters Genevieve and Annabelle. Away from work, Ryan enjoys trying to reduce his golf handicap or playing any other sport that is on offer.

Amanda Gascoigne


With over 20 years of accountancy experience Amanda relishes helping small to medium sized businesses that are fun, profitable and rewarding. She and her husband have been married for 22 years and have two sons together.

Stephen Keirs


As the grandfather of the team, Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Anova. His passions include travel, enjoying a good book and spending time with his family.

Jelena Maksimovic

SMSF Accountant 

A busy mum of two boys, Jelena enjoys time at the beach, coffee, dancing and baking for her family. She is an active member of the Serbian community having settled in Newcastle in 2004.

Gideon Masterton


Gideon has settled back into the Maitland region from 2009, and is an avid chess player. Having changed career from cheffing, he is also an enthusiastic bushwalker.


Kate Flint


Born and bred in the local area Kate is a busy mum to two girls. Away from work Kate enjoys kicking back with family and friends.

Karen Lowcock

Registered BAS Agent

Karen loves a challenge and is always planning her next big travel adventure.

Taimoor Burki

Graduate Accountant 

Having settled into the Cessnock area in 2015, Taimoor loves to play cricket. Away from work Taimoor enjoys watching soccer and his favourite team is Manchester United. Taimoor has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Newcastle.

Abby Elliot

Manager Business Services 

Abby is one of our more outgoing types here at Anova who also happens to love a challenge. In her free time you will find her enjoying the great outdoors – camping and exploring with her two dogs and soon-to-be husband. Her current goals are to finish her study and survive planning her upcoming wedding.

Casey Jurd

Business Services Accountant

Having recently returned to the local area, Casey loves a challenge and has a passion for learning new things. Away from work, you’ll find Casey at the gym or enjoying a good book.

Kerrie Saunders


After being a stay at home mum to three kids for nearly 14 years, Kerrie is really enjoying being a part of the Anova CA team. In her spare time, Kerrie enjoys catching up with family and friends and anything that involves papercraft.

Elise Krupka


Elise is a highly energetic individual that believes every moment of life can be pure magic if you let it.

Louise Cagney

Administration Manager

Louise is enjoying the challenge of her new position with Anova. When she isn’t telling a good joke, Louise ensures she spends quality time with her family, friends and two adorable puppies, and can’t resist a good Chardy!