Our Team

Meet The Team

We have a highly skilled team who work together seamlessly to provide exceptional service to all our clients. Get to know us a little better by clicking the profiles below.

Simon Howard

Simon Howard

CEO

BCom CA GradDipFP MAppFin

I have worked in the professional services industry since starting my career in the Taxation Division of EY in 2000. I enjoyed travelling when younger and have worked in various roles overseas and in Australia before returning to Perth in 2010 to join Knight in my current role.

I believe in continuous learning and have done additional studies in Applied Finance and Financial Planning as these were the areas that interested me and allowed me to improve the way I contribute to Knight. I enjoy the stimulation of working with energetic and motivated people and like the challenge of making things the best they can be (read: I hate inefficiency).

I like to give back to the communities I am part of via my roles as Vice President of the Christ Church Grammar School Old Boys Association, Honorary Treasurer at Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club and Team Manager of my son’s Claremont Junior Football Club Team.

I love the Perth lifestyle and try to soak it up as much as I can by riding my bike, spending time with family and friends and generally getting out into the great outdoors.

Jason Featherby

Jason Featherby

Director

BBus GradDipFP FFin CFP®

I joined Knight in 2005 to add some financial advice experience to the business. I hope to bring a practical approach to the advice that I give to my clients and enjoy helping them work towards a better financial position for themselves and their family. I’d like to think I provide sensible advice with a focus on setting up sustainable financial structures that will work over the long term.

I enjoy helping people realise their financial objectives and focus on ensuring they don’t merely follow advice but understand it. Many clients I deal with are in a vulnerable position and that drives me to ensure they are given the support and guidance they need. I believe in providing advice and a plan that can be easily implemented and can evolve with a client’s circumstances.

I love watching the Western Bulldogs play and will happily spend half a day fishing.

Sandro Di Lollo

Sandro Di Lollo

Director

BBus CPA

I joined Knight in 1996 and have over 20 years of experience in providing accounting, taxation and business advice to a broad range of clients. My clients include many independently wealthy individuals and a broad range of small-to-medium sized businesses primarily from the professional services, building and construction, mining services and property investment sectors.

I enjoy working through the more complicated challenges that my clients face with them with a particular focus on maximising profit and wealth creation. I regularly provides advice concerning strategic planning, budgeting, analytical reporting, benchmarking, risk management and asset protection.

My spare time is mainly consumed spending quality time with my family and I am also actively involved in the Swan Valley Sports Club as an administrator and coach.

Greg Berry

Greg Berry

Director

BBus CA

I have been in public practice since 1986 and have advised a variety of clients, particularly in the construction, manufacturing, service station, property development, primary production and medical industries.

I have experience in assisting with and undertaking property development and syndications.

I have continually improved my professional knowledge by undertaking study to become a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australian (FCPA) and the Taxation Institute of Australia (FTIA).

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Director

BBus CA

I have been in public practice since 1985 and have advised a variety of clients, particularly in mining, primary production, property development, retailing and medical services. I have been involved in many business succession processes.

I am currently a director and company secretary of a publicly-listed mining company and advise clients on corporate matters including listing requirements for the Australian Stock Exchange.

I am a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australian (FCPA) and the Taxation Institute of Australia (FTIA) and have served on boards with a number of not-for-profit organizations.

I have actively served on various committees in the Asia-Pacific Region for the JHI group. JHI is a global network of highly-regarded independent accountancy, business advisor and financial consultancy firms. The leading association of its kind, JHI exists to enhance the ability of member firms and their clients to drive business locally and internationally through a variety of distinctive programs and services.

Peter Farlie

Peter Farlie

Director

BBus CIMA® CFP®

I started at Knight as a Financial Planner in 2006 after spending three years as a Paraplanner at DFS Advisory Services in Melbourne, a role which provided me with a very strong technical understanding of strategies for high net worth clients.
I graduated from RMIT University and have completed my Certified Financial Planner accreditation. I have done further studies by completing my CIMA® certification.

I enjoy helping client achieve their long term financial goals. I try to provide highly personalised wealth creation and risk protection strategies for the people I advise so they can achieve their long term goals. I particularly focus on providing advice in relation to Self Managed Super Funds and direct equity portfolios.

Outside of work, I enjoy cricket, mainly as a spectator these days, and I also love to get out on the golf course whenever possible. I’ll watch the Geelong Football Club play live whenever they are playing in Perth.

Simon Headon

Simon Headon

Director

BCom CA GradDipFP MAppFin

I am one of the long termers at Knight having joined in 1988. During that time I have filled many roles including being the Managing Director of our Accounting business.

I assist clients with a range of issues including accounting, tax, budgeting, forecasting, estate planning for small/medium business. I feel like I have a good sense of the realities of running a business and try to translate this into practical advice that is actionable and delivers a real benefit to my clients.

I enjoy travelling in my time off and love spending time with my family and friends.

Steve Gava

Steve Gava

Director

BBus CPA

I am a director of Knight and have worked as an accountant, tax and business advisor for the firm since 1987.
In that time I have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience which I like to share with my clients and staff. I provide accounting, tax and business advice to a wide range of clients in the professional, wholesale, retail, manufacturing, mining and construction, property and primary production sectors.
I am passionate about assisting businesses in a financial and business advisory capacity and helping clients protect and increase their wealth tax effectively.
I am lucky to be part of a successful financial services group with a dedicated and committed team who genuinely want to add value to peoples lives.
I am a very proud family man and love spending time with my wife and adult children and catching up with family and friends. I like to travel to New Zealand and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, working out in the gym, beach running, mountain biking, hiking and skiing.

Dean Hemmingsen

Dean Hemmingsen

Director

BCom LLB DipMgt CA CTA

My interest in business, accounting and finance came from my parents who owned a small business with 4 other parties. I would work there in the holidays and ask the finance director questions constantly.

The professional services industry appealed because I would get the chance to work with multiple businesses and learn far quicker than working in one business at a time. Studying both Commerce and Law degrees pushed me towards tax.

I left New Zealand for a working holiday to the US and Canada and achieving a life goal to become a ski instructor. With that ticked off, I went to the UK, finding work at Deloitte and Diageo before returning to Perth in 2010. I have an interest in cross border issues which stems from my experiences overseas and professional qualifications in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

My family now occupy most of my spare time. I have 3 boys so managing football teams and umpiring t-ball games feature prominently. I especially enjoy the community feel and opportunities to meet other parents.

You might find me cycling to work during the week and I often join the early morning suburban peloton on the weekends.

Whilst the clients I deal with cover a very broad range of industries, I have specific expertise in property taxation, property ownership structures, and technology.

Perth, WA and Australia is my home now.

Kieran Trim

Kieran Trim

Director

BCom CA

I joined Knight in 2005 and during my time here have accumulated experience in providing accounting, taxation and business advisory services.

I am a Chartered Accountant and provide services to a broad range of clients. I assists his clients to achieve their financial objectives by providing personalised accounting, taxation and business advice and I provide the guidance necessary for them to successfully manage their financial affairs.

I like to think of myself as a family man and love spending time with my wife and two children. Other may also regard me as a sports fanatic and I particularly enjoys soccer, tennis and AFL.

Ailish Costello

Ailish Costello

HR Manager

BBS CAHRI

I joined Knight in 2011 after relocating to Perth from Ireland. I completed my Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in HR in 2004. Shortly after, I started my career in recruitment for a multi-national medical device company and then moved to a generalist HR role with a large commercial law firm.

I originally came to Australia for 10 months in 2007 as a backpacker and really enjoyed the lifestyle and the weather. When the opportunity came to relocate to Western Australia at the end of 2010 it didn’t take us long to make the decision.

I am passionate about creating a work environment where people enjoy coming to work every day and are motivated to perform to their best ability. I really enjoy the variety of my role and how I get to interact with so many different people across our business, who are all working towards a common goal of helping our clients. I believe our values should underpin our HR framework and should form the basis on which we recruit and promote our staff.

Outside of work, I have two little boys who keep me busy and I also make time for yoga and getting outdoors.

Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

Manager

BBus CA CTA

Born and raised in Western Sydney I attended the University of Technology Sydney, studying Business and Finance. Upon graduation I began my accounting career in 2014 at a public practice firm in North Sydney before making the move out to Perth to join Knight in 2015.

I love working with a diverse array of clients in varying industries and enjoy assisting our clients with practical, easy to understand solutions whilst also promoting a collaborative and relaxed management approach within the workplace. I also believe that embracing new opportunities to build and improve on knowledge is paramount which has led me to complete my Chartered Accountants (CA) and Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) qualifications whilst at Knight.

In my downtime I enjoy travelling WA, soaking up some rays down at the beach, hitting the basketball court and swinging the clubs (with very poor form).

Heather Moore

Heather Moore

Director

BCL CA FCCA CTA

I have been assisting clients with tax and business advice since 2006, when I joined Deloitte Private Clients in Dublin as a tax graduate. Although I had spent only 2 weeks in Western Australia while backpacking around the county in 2005, I couldn’t quite shake the memory of the pristine beaches. In 2012 I moved to Perth, on spec, and began working with Knight as an accountant. In this role I was fortunate to get a really good grounding in Australian tax, working with a likeminded team who are passionate about helping clients to accomplish their financial, family and life goals. I enjoy the diversity of my current role, managing the ongoing accounting and tax needs of my client base, while also supporting my colleagues as the lead tax specialist at Knight.

Since 2012 I have attained the qualifications of Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser and Accredited Family Business Adviser with Family Business Australia. I believe that investing time in further learning is important so we can deliver the highest quality advice to our clients. On the weekends I am likely to be found chasing both of my sons around a park or nursing a strained hamstring after a soccer match.

Ina Vaskovic-Plant

Ina Vaskovic-Plant

Manager

BCom CPA CA

Jonathan Widartawan

Jonathan Widartawan

Manager

BCom CPA

I started my career at Knight as a graduate accountant in 2013. Prior to this, I was working in various roles in the accounting and finance field.

I enjoy building relationships, be it with clients, peers, or the community in general. I often volunteer my time outside of work to connect with people. Some of the different organisations my wife and I have volunteered with are the Perth Homeless Support Group, Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House Charities Home for Dinner and WA Marathon Club.

In my spare time, I try to spend as much time as I can with my family. We love going for picnics, running, or going for a hike with our dogs.

Joshua Hindle

Joshua Hindle

Financial Adviser

BCom DipFP CFP®

I began my career in the Financial Advice industry in 2016 when I was plucked from the herd by Knight while finishing off my studies at UWA. Although I interned with a ‘big 4’ accounting firm during my degree, I felt that the work I was doing wasn’t really making a difference to the lives of everyday people and this is what led me to be a Financial Adviser.

What I love about Knight is our advice philosophy. We’re all about getting the best outcome for anyone who walks through the door, and I take as much pride in educating our clients as I do with putting together strategies that help them achieve their financial goals. Every client is different and has unique circumstances, which makes the Financial Advice industry a very dynamic and exciting workplace.

I’m mad about sports and before starting with Knight held various coaching roles at Wesley College, where I went to school. Despite strong family roots within the WA football community I somehow ended up as an Essendon supporter and look forward (desperately) to an eventual turnaround in the club. I love exploring the great outdoors and am yet to find somewhere my old Landcruiser won’t take me. It’s a challenge I accept!

Jovan Cvetkoski

Jovan Cvetkoski

Financial Adviser

BCom GradDipFP CFP®

I have been working in the financial advice industry since graduating University in 2007. I commenced with Knight in 2014 and have accumulated some wonderful experience in assisting clients with varying needs and objectives. I enjoy developing strategies for high net worth individuals, particularly across superannuation structuring, personal and business risk (insurance) protection strategies, retirement planning and tailored investment strategies to assist clients to grow and maintain their wealth.

I aspire to work with clients to help them understand their personal and financial goals, and then assist in making plans that are easy to understand and action in order to achieve those goals. I also believe that working together in concert with other professionals such as Accountants and Lawyers to achieve a holistic approach to his client’s affairs achieves superior outcomes.

I graduated from the University of Western Australia (UWA), holding a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP©). In my personal time, I enjoy travelling, time spent with friends and family and keeping active playing sports and going to the gym.

Jovan is an Authorised Representative of NKH Knight Holdings Pty Ltd (AFSL 438 631)

Karen Fowler

Karen Fowler

Manager

BBusCom CA GradDipAppFin

Born and bred in country Victoria, I studied Accounting and Marketing at Monash Uni in Melbourne and went on to become a Chartered Accountant in 2009.

I loved the city and the people, but not so much the weather or commute. In 2012 I came West with my now husband in search of change and adventure, but what I found was a lifestyle where I really felt at home.

Knight has been a significant part of my growth here, supporting me from day one, both socially and professionally. Knight has embraced my thirst for challenge, facilitating my further study in Applied Finance and Business Analyst courses.

As a lover of competition and the thrill of team success, I coordinate the Knight AFL 9’s team while also playing netball and basketball. When not on the court or field, you will find me trying Perth’s newest restaurants.

Katrina Smith

Katrina Smith

Associate

BCom DipFP

Having completed my Economics degree at Curtin University, I was eager to dive into the world of Financial Advice and took up a Client Services role in 2016. Joining Knight two years later, I now work as an Associate and have been given the opportunity to spend time on a wide range of clients under the wing of Jason Featherby.

What I love about working at Knight is our flexible approach to strategising the best plan for each of our clients. One of the opportunities I have found most rewarding is being able to work with Personal Injury clients and their families, whose lives have been rocked by sickness or injury.

Away from the office I am an avid West Coast Eagles fan, and enjoy spending my spare time exploring regional WA. I am also competitive in the sport of Clay Target Shooting, and have been selected to represent WA for two consecutive years. Shooting has given me the opportunity to mix with people I otherwise wouldn’t cross paths with, which has led to Secretary and Treasurer board roles, as well as a fully funded Women in Leadership program.

Linh Tran

Linh Tran

Manager

BCom CA

Originally from Vietnam, I came to Australia to do my Accounting and Finance degree at Curtin University in 2008. The original plan was to return home after completing my degree however I felt in love with Perth lifestyle, the weather, the culture, and the people so much that I decided to stay to find work.

I started my career as a Graduate Accountant at Knight in April 2013 and I was very excited to start my journey here as this is my very first job straight out of university. Throughout my 7 years with Knight, I have become a Chartered Accountant and have progressed to a Manager role in which I get the opportunity to help individuals and small businesses with their accounting and tax affairs. I love learning about their work and industry as well as helping them understand the tax and accounting concept in a simpler way.

In my spare time I love getting out into the great outdoors, travelling, weight lifting, listening to music/podcasts and spending time with my family and friends.

Maria Albano

Maria Albano

Client Service
Mathew Smith

Mathew Smith

Director

BCom CPA

Financial and business decisions can be some of the most stressful situations someone can find themselves in. My great passion is assisting my clients navigate these situations and helping them get all of the facts and necessary information to make the right decision.

I understand that no single approach is the right one for everyone, and this is why I love taking the time to get to know my clients to build a business “friendship”. This allows me to tailor my approach and provide the kind of service they desire.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University, Chartered Tax Adviser, and CPA qualifications. Professional development is very important to me and that is why I invest a lot of time in keeping up to speed with the latest taxation and accounting developments. Since starting as a graduate accountant in 2002 I have gained a broad experience assisting my clients who include Medical professionals, property developers, and tradespeople. I also spent 4 years as the internal Company Accountant for a family business, so have spent time on both sides of the accounting world.

In my spare time, you can find me hanging out with my family. This involves travel for their dance classes and swimming lessons, or bike rides along the South Perth foreshore

Meng Wei

Meng Wei

Manager

BCom (Hons) CPA

Ondea Khosravi

Ondea Khosravi

Manager

BCom CPA

In 2006 I graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor in Commerce, shortly thereafter I began my career as a graduate accountant and went on to attain my CPA accreditation.

Over the years I have gained a broad spectrum of experience in providing taxation and business advice to clients in various industries. I love taking the time to get to know my clients not only on a business level but also personally.

In my spare time you will find me chasing after my two young children or enjoying some retail therapy!

Rhea Donaghy

Rhea Donaghy

Manager

I joined Knight in 2011 and have been assisting our team of Financial Advisers ever since. Over the years my role has evolved from Client Services Officer to Paraplanner, to now managing a team of highly skilled CSOs.

Originally from New Zealand, I moved to Perth in 2009 and have a strong background in client services and banking. I aim to provide exceptional service to our growing client base and strive to ensure our procedures and processes are both compliant and efficient.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, keeping active in the gym and exploring this wonderful state that we live in.

Ross Manea

Ross Manea

Manager

BBus CPA

Roxy Wyatt

Roxy Wyatt

Manager

Certified Bookkeeper – Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB)

Tammy Stone

Tammy Stone

Financial Adviser

BCom CFP®

I started my career in a boutique financial planning firm in 2000 before moving to a larger stockbroking and financial planning firm. I added a quick foray into accounting to increase my knowledge base before returning to financial planning in 2013 and joining Knight in my current role. While based in Albany, I travel regularly to meet clients in Perth, Busselton and the general South West, Peel, Great Southern and Wheatbelt regions.

I’m an active member of the community, having been on several executive sporting committees in Albany over the years. Currently I am the President of the Albany Triathlon Club and an Audit Committee Member of a large independent natural resource management organisation.

When I’m not at work you can find me partaking in some form of exercise to keep fit, soaking up any sunshine I can find (lizard… literally basking in the sunlight) and spending time with my extended family and friends.