Our Team

Anna Harrower

Anna is a graduate of Southern Cross University and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She commenced at the firm as a trainee in 1999 and is now a Senior Accountant within the team. She provides taxation, superannuation, accounting and advisory services to a wide and diverse portfolio of clients.

Anna is married with two children and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.

Nicholas George

Nick has been an integral part of the AV Chartered Accountants team since 2002.

He is a graduate of the University of Newcastle (B Com) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA).

He provides taxation, superannuation and accounting services to a wide and diverse portfolio of clients.

He is happily married with two young sons and away from the office enjoys fishing, cricket and holidaying on the Mid North Coast.

Sharnie Konz

Sharnie joined the team at AV Chartered Accountants in 1996. Initially as an administration assistant until 2000 when she decided to pursue a rewarding career in financial accounting. 

She is a graduate of the University of Newcastle and a member of CPA Australia.   

Sharnie has over 15 years experience in the provision of accounting and taxation services.  She also offers training and support to a wide range of clients using cloud based accounting systems.

She places great importance on the values of a healthy lifestyle.  She loves staying active, being creative in the kitchen, travelling and spending quality time with her friends and family, especially her 3 wonderful boys.                    

Racheal deBijl

Racheal joined the AVCA team in 1998. She has a Bachelor of Accounting and her previous studies include an Associate Diploma in Accounting. 

Racheal provides taxation, superannuation and accounting services to a wide and diverse portfolio of clients.  She is proficient with cloud base programmes including MYOB and Xero, and processing of superannuation accounts using BGL.

Racheal is married with 2 daughters and enjoys spending quality time with her family & friends

Emma Haigh

Emma has been with AVCA since 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Newcastle and is a member of CPA Australia.

Emma has accounting and taxation experience with businesses in many industries including hospitality, building and retail as well as experience in Self Managed Super Funds.

She is married with two children who she enjoys spending time with. She also enjoys catching up with family and friends, and relaxing with a good book.

Janene Straker

Janene joined the AVCA team in 2016 with the acquisition of our Maitland practice,  Mudford & Associates, where she was employed for 13 years.  She holds an Associated Diploma in Accounting.

Janene has over 22 years of experience in accounting, providing accounting and taxation services to the small business sector.

Janene is married with 2 boys and loves spending time with her family.  In her spare time, Janene and her family enjoy caravanning and exploring the great outdoors.

Rosemari Rossi

Rosemari began her career with AVCA in 1992 as the junior administration officer. In 1995 she pursued a career with the Greater Building Society and after starting a family, she returned to AVCA to re-join the administration team.

 

Rosemari is the friendly voice you hear when you call. She is always ready to help you with your queries and look after your needs.


Rosemari has two daughters and she devotes all of her spare time to her immediate family. She even has found time to learn a talent that she has always wanted to do, tap dancing.  "You are never too old".

Nichole Watts

Nichole became part of the AVCA team in 2016 as Administration Assistant based at our Maitland office. She holds a Diploma of Finance and a Cert III in Business Office Administration.

Nichole is the friendly face you will see as you enter our Maitland Office and the cheery voice you will hear on the phone.

Nichole enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.

Leanne Knight

Leanne has been an integral part of the AVCA team since 1987.

During her career with the firm she has successfully gained a wide range of computing, reporting and administrative skills. Her team leadership and office support skills help the efficient operation of the business.

She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and twin girls.

Brooke Berrigan

Brooke originally joined AVCA in 2011 and left the firm to further her University studies. She has since returned as Administration Assistant and is an integral part of the Administration team. Brooke's cheery and helpful manner is always a welcome delight for our clients.


Outside of work and study, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

Andrew Lyddiard

Andrew joined AVCA in 2016. He has a Diploma in Accounting, Advanced Certificate in Marketing and a Certificate IV in OH&S. He provides ongoing taxation and accounting advice.

In his spare time Andrew has 2 teenage children and coaches senior football, loves Jet skiing and anything related to water sports.

Angelique Pratten

Ange joined the AVCA team in 2013 when she stepped into the role of Client Services Coordinator.

As the firm has grown and evolved, Ange has moved into a management and business support role working closely with the Director to manage various projects and ensure efficient operations within the firm.

She holds qualifications in Business, Human Resources Management, Workplace Training & Assessment, Training Design and Development and is a registered JP.

Ange is also a qualified yoga instructor and teaches regularly in the Newcastle area. Her passions include teaching yoga and meditation, performing in live theatre, singing, travel and camping.

Tracy Vidray

Tracy joined AVCA in March 2012. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Tracy performs the accounting function for the business of AVCA.

Tracy is married to Tony and together they have three beautiful girls. She is passionate about her family, gardening and disability care.

Tony Vidray

Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Newcastle and was a founding partner in the local accounting firm Anderson Vidray. After 22 years he decided to go out on his own and is now the director and owner of AV Chartered Accountants.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Accountants, a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Registered Tax Agent.

He is married to the lovely above and with three gorgeous daughters life is always hectic. Outside of work he is a football (soccer) tragic, enjoys collecting music and is a radio presenter with local community radio station 2NURFM.