Our People

The talented Anova team is made up of expert Accountants and professionals, committed to providing the highest level of service to meet your business needs.

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.

Leesa McCallum


Leesa brings a positive and upbeat attitude to the Anova team and enjoys interactive and getting to know her clients. Her hobbies include reading a good fantasy novel and spending time with her three grown children and granddaughter.

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.

Georgia Haynes

Trainee Accountant 

Eager to start her accounting career with Anova, having previously working in retail,  Georgia is part way through her Commerce degree.

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!

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 will complete his studies in 2018 and graduate with a Bachelor of Finance from the University of Newcastle.

Nina Threlfo


Nina is a busy Mum of two beautiful daughters. She loves to keep fit and is preparing for her first marathon in 2018.

Elise Krupka


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