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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

Head of Financial Advice

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 and mining services.

I love advising small business, helping them maximise profit and lifestyle. I regularly provide advice concerning budgeting, benchmarking and analytical reporting, risk management, asset protection business valuations, acquisitions and sales.

Outside of work I am family and community focused. I am actively involved in Caversham Junior Football club as coach and the Swan Valley Sporting Club as chairman. My association in sporting clubs spans 25 years and my achievements have been from being duel premiership coach, facilitating cultural change to turning a once struggling club into a financial powerhouse through business principles I have developed over my 30 year public accounting journey.

My philosophy in work and life has always centred around quality, sincerity and respect. After 30 years in the industry, my greatest achievements have been the bond and friendship I have developed with my clients. Through ups and downs, twists and turns it has been my honour to serve and be there for them to watch them grow or simply to help them get through to the other side.

 

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).

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.

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

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.

Fab Fanayan

Fab Fanayan

Director

BCom CA CTA

With over 20 years of professional experience in the Tax and Business Advisory Services sector working in mid-tier firms, I have built successful client relationships providing accounting, taxation, and general business advice to private clients, small to medium-sized businesses as well as corporate clients.

Having early exposure to accounting and business management through my father’s experience running large manufacturing businesses, I have been passionate about providing business advice to SMEs who value the trusted adviser role. I had the opportunity to work in Commerce as a Financial Controller for a large multinational business, which provided me with insights into the business needs and concerns clients face when running their own business. This allows me to be hands-on with helping clients achieve their business and wealth management goals.

I have a keen interest in business processes and information technology which includes the development of new technology that has provided me with extensive knowledge to deliver practical business solutions to clients looking to embrace Cloud Accounting and business improvement as well as the R&D Tax Incentive.

Within the broad industry sectors including technology, manufacturing, and retail sectors, I have worked with several family-owned SMEs providing business advisory, tax consulting, and R&D tax incentive services. 

I am a member of CA ANZ, being a Chartered Accountant, and the Tax Institute of Australia as a Chartered Tax Advisor.

In my downtime, I love spending time with my family, planning camping trips away, seeing the occasional movie, and playing Golf or Cricket.

Heather Moore

Heather Moore

Head of Accounting

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. More recently I have become a collaboratively trained financial neutral with Collaborative Professionals WA. This is a relatively new approach to achieving out of court family law settlements. It involves a team of experts in family law, finances, tax and mental health collaborate together to guide couples and families through this process.

I have held the position of Head of Accounting and Tax at Knight since July 2022.

Kieran Trim

Kieran Trim

Director

BCom CA

I began in public practice in 2000 and joined Knight in 2005.  During my time here I 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 enjoy assisting my 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.  Others may also regard me as a sports fanatic as I love all sports and particularly enjoy soccer, tennis and AFL.

Ina Vaskovic-Plant

Ina Vaskovic-Plant

Manager

BCom CPA CA

Jovan Cvetkoski

Jovan Cvetkoski

Director

BCom GradDipFP CFP®

I have been working in the financial advice industry since graduating University in 2007. I commenced with Knight in 2014 and in my time in the industry have accumulated a wealth of experience in delivering strategic financial advice to my clients across superannuation structuring, personal and business risk protection (insurance), retirement planning and tailored investment strategies to assist clients to maintain and grow their wealth.

I believe that the best advice should be understandable and directly relate to achieving a client’s financial or life goals. Above all, advice needs to be actionable.

I am a graduate of the University of Western Australia (UWA), holding a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) and am 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

Financial Adviser

BCom DipFP GradDipFP

I joined Knight in 2018 with two years of experience in financial planning under my belt. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Curtin University majoring in Economics, a Diploma of Financial Planning, and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.

What I love about working at Knight is our unequalled approach to advice, strategy and investments. I believe that most of the time, a simple advice approach is extremely effective, and I enjoy educating clients throughout their journey, and delivering a great client service experience. 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’m a devoted West Coast Eagles fan, and enjoy spending my spare time exploring WA by 4WD, boat and foot. I’ve actively competed and volunteered in Clay Target Shooting since I was 15, and have been selected to represent WA in State Teams multiple times. When I have some down time, my guilty pleasure is a glass of red, some chocolate and a good documentary.

Kyle Brits

Kyle Brits

Financial Adviser

BSc GradDipECO GradDipFP

I have been a proud member of the Knight team since 2021. My route to finance took a scenic detour—I kicked off my career in Agriculture, dabbling in horticulture and wine production. Post-undergrad, I switched gears to Business Development in Australia’s construction industry, diving into finance in 2019.

Outside the financial world, you’ll find me cherishing moments with my wife and son, relishing the outdoors, and seizing any chance to BBQ while catching a rugby match.

My passion for working at Knight comes from the ability to help clients decipher financial jargon and tailor solutions to their needs. The gratitude I receive from clients for sorting out their finances is the real reward, not to mention the strength of the Knight team members to enable growth, collaboration and outstanding outcomes.

Maria Albano

Maria Albano

Manager
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

Tammy Stone

Tammy Stone

Director

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.

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