The Team who helps Accountants and Financial Planners | InterPrac

Meet the Team

We realise that good people are critical to the success of any business. We pride ourselves on the skills and professionalism of our staff, and invest heavily in their training and development. When you receive customer service from InterPrac, whether it’s via our website, email, on the phone or in person, we want to ensure you are in contact with the best and brightest in the industry.

Directors and Management

Roger Cotton

Roger Cotton

Chair

Roger is a past board member of the Tax Practitioners Board and was the prior CEO of the National Institute of Accountants (NIA). His past experience is wonderful for all of the stakeholders of the company as we look to develop the business forward.

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Kevin Pattison

Kevin Pattison

Non Executive Director

Kevin comes to us after completing a very distinguished 38 year career in the general insurance industry.  Throughout that period he held senior executive positions with several major Insurers including Vero, APIA and Calliden.

For the past seven years he was the CEO of MBA Insurance Services, one of the largest construction insurance brokerages in Australia, servicing members of the Master Builders Association.

He holds a Bachelor of Business (Insurance) from Victoria University and is a Fellow (CIP) of ANZIIF. He is also a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. He is currently the Deputy Chairman of MBA Insurance Services, and is also a Director of Bowls Victoria.

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Garry Crole

Garry Crole

Managing Director

Garry Crole established the InterPrac Financial Planning AFSL and jointly manages InterPrac. His skill and entrepreneurship has enabled InterPrac Financial Planning to develop as one of the largest Australian Financial Services Licensees focused on accounting and small business professionals in the Australian financial landscape.

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Brent Jones

Brent Jones

Managing Director

Brent is a qualified Systems Analyst, Graduate of the AICD Company Directors course and has been with the company for over thirteen years. His direct actions and vision for the business have been a driving force and instrumental in the growth of the business.

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Financial Planning

Garry Crole

Garry Crole

Managing Director

Garry established InterPrac Financial Planning Pty Ltd and jointly manages InterPrac Ltd. His skill and entrepreneurship has enabled InterPrac Financial Planning to develop as one of the largest Australian Financial Services Licensees focused on accounting and small business professionals in the Australian financial landscape.

Prior to joining InterPrac, Garry was a founding Director of one of the early multi agency adviser networks, The Moneyplanners, which grew to a network of over 300 associated advisers, the founding business of Deakin Financial Planning (DKN), a business that was later sold to IOOF.

As the head of the Investment Committee, Garry has a keen interest in all asset classes but has a special passion for ASX listed companies and has a unique methodology of determining the Fair Value of listed companies, which is invaluable in his role in managing the InterPrac Model Portfolios.

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Michael Butler

Michael Butler

National Compliance Manager

As National Compliance Manager, Michel Butler brings operational experience gained at all levels through his 40 years in the finance industry across banking, investigations, as Professional Standards Manager at the Financial Planning Association of Australia, and Head of Compliance at Australian Financial Services.

Michael has been fortunate to experience the industry from all sides, having practical experience in dealing with regulators, clients, internal and external dispute resolution and Australian Financial Services Licensees, both small and large.

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Shane Miller

Shane Miller

Manager Advice Compliance

As a key member of the InterPrac Compliance team, Shane Miller is enjoying the opportunity to work and share with advisers to help them better service their clients.

A Financial Planner since 1999, Shane brings with him a raft of experience across both boutique and institutional advice spaces. His experience includes stints as technical manager, supervision of advice standards and advice remediation projects in the banking sector. In past lives, he has operated his own human resource consultancy, lectured at MBA level and worked in the engineering industry with international management responsibility.

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Michael Gershkov

Michael Gershkov

National Practice Manager

Michael Gershkov joined InterPrac Financial Planning as National Practice Manager in 2013. He has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry with a focus in business development and practice management, including experience at the financial planning dealer group level, with risk insurance and superannuation products, in funds management distribution, as a professional business coach, in financial planning software and practice management consulting and in the business development arena.

Bringing together his experience and skills attained by working with accountants and financial planners, Michael gains immense satisfaction from his role in the InterPrac Financial Planning team, building a service offering which is holistic, open in structure with a unique culture that goes with it.

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Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan

National Development Manager

With over 30 years’ experience, earned through an extremely diverse range of positions and responsibilities, Mark joined InterPrac in 2017 and continues his extensive and successful career within the financial services industry. Following numerous years as a financial adviser in major banks and boutique operations, Mark transitioned into Dealer Group Management, holding key roles including Head of Distribution, Head of Financial Services, and National Practice Manager.

Mark enjoys working closely with Practices assisting them grow in a profitable, professional and compliant manner. He has developed strong relationships with many of the key players in our industry, which can be utilised to provide solutions to many of the challenges faced by financial advisers today.

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Olga Baltrusaite

Olga Baltrusaite

Account Manager

Olga has been an integral part of the InterPrac Financial Planning team since 2011. In addition to achieving her BA from the School of Business and Finance in Latvia, Olga has also undertaken the Diploma of Financial Planning from Pinnacle Financial Services.

In her current role, Olga oversees Assistant Account Manager, Jason, to ensure our Financial Planning Advisers are always paid on time!

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Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Assistant Account Manager

Jason holds Bachelor of Business Degree (Econometrics Major) from Monash University. Prior to commencing with InterPrac Financial Planning he worked as a Financial Officer, Managed Trust Accounts and Commissions in a Real Estate Agency, and in the education industry.

With over five years’ experience in Accounts and Client-oriented industries, Jason’s skills assist him greatly in providing the high level of customer service delivery we hope you appreciate when liaising with us!

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Olga Salyubrytska

Olga Salyubrytska

Marketing & Adviser Support Manager

Olga holds an overseas Bachelor Degree in Economics and Management of Construction Industry.  She joined InterPrac in 2017 and is excited by the opportunity to develop her skills and enrich her knowledge in her new role within the InterPrac Financial Planning team.  In her current role, Olga is responsible for Adviser support and marketing.

Outside of work, Olga is an avid reader with a particular interest in history and politics.

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Kate Raher

Kate Raher

Compliance Admin Assistant
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Georgina Gowan

Georgina Gowan

Financial Planner and Assistant Paraplanner

Georgina Gowan is Authorised Representative No. 1257912 of InterPrac Financial Planning Pty Ltd.

Georgina joined InterPrac in 2017, bringing over 10 years of experience in financial and policy advisory roles in the state government sector, both interstate and in Victoria.

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Diploma in Financial Planning, Georgina has a passion for building relationships with clients and assisting them to enhance their wealth and achieve their life goals.

Georgina’s FSG and Adviser Profile.

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Dorisse Auer

Dorisse Auer

Client Services Manager, InterPrac Securities, Ballarat Office

Dorisse operates from the Ballarat Office of InterPrac Securities.

Address: 217 Doveton Street South, Ballarat  VIC  3350

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Insurance

John Plim

John Plim

Account Manager/Director

John has been involved in the insurance industry for over 50 years which has included underwriting, claims and senior management.

In more recent years, John has been in the broking area of the business, which has included special industry focussed projects and in the past ten years, has moved into senior management, specialising in accounting and tax related products provided by InterPrac General Insurance.

His personal interests, apart from being an unsuccessful fisherman and an average golfer, is wild life photography.

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Melissa Nicholson

Melissa Nicholson

Administration Controller and Accounts

Melissa has extensive administration experience in the legal and real estate fields, and now heads up InterPrac General Insurance’s administration, including our online system and credit control.

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Taylan Hicks

Taylan Hicks

Customer Service

Taylan has extensive administration experience and now uses her skills to support the staff at InterPrac General Insurance in the wide range of products on offer.

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Georgina Gowan

Georgina Gowan

Financial Planner and Assistant Paraplanner

Georgina Gowan is Authorised Representative No. 1257912 of InterPrac Financial Planning Pty Ltd.

Georgina joined InterPrac in 2017, bringing over 10 years of experience in financial and policy advisory roles in the state government sector, both interstate and in Victoria.

With a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Diploma in Financial Planning, Georgina has a passion for building relationships with clients and assisting them to enhance their wealth and achieve their life goals.

Georgina’s FSG and Adviser Profile.

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Dorisse Auer

Dorisse Auer

Client Services Manager, InterPrac Securities, Ballarat Office

Dorisse operates from the Ballarat Office of InterPrac Securities.

Address: 217 Doveton Street South, Ballarat  VIC  3350

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Finance

Chris Kettle

Finance Consultant - Leasing
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NTAA Corporate

Haley Craig

Haley Craig

Manager NTAA Corporate

Haley has been with InterPrac since 2007 and is the manager of the corporate document division, NTAA Corporate. She has helped NTAA members set up thousands of companies, trusts and SMSFs and enjoyed getting to know and building relationships with NTAA members. She works closely with our in-house legal team to ensure the documents provided are of the highest quality, and with a strong background in customer service, she and the team strive to go the extra mile to provide the easiest and best experience for accountants.

Haley is an avid reader and sport fan and on weekends enjoys listening to live music with friends and spending time with her niece and nephews.

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The NTAA Corporate Team

The NTAA Corporate Team

Haley Craig, Nicole Perkins, Mallory Munday, Rachel Cosoleto and Kevin Le can help you with setting up and amending your Companies, Trusts and SMSFs. They work closely with the NTAA in-house legal team and aim to provide the best service possible for accountants. The satisfaction of a job well done and making accountants’ lives easier will always put a smile on their faces.

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SMSF Engine

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Manager, SMSF Engine

Mark is a highly qualified superannuation specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. His detailed knowledge and experience comes from working hands on with self-managed superannuation funds on a daily basis.

Mark is a Specialist Member of the SMSF Association, a member of the National Tax & Accountants’ Association (NTAA) and a Registered Tax Agent specialising in superannuation. In addition Mark holds both a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Mark has been employed by, and worked as a consultant for, a number of leading fund managers and superannuation funds within Australia, including Aviva, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, IOOF Investment Management and Plum Financial Services.

Mark’s other passions include following the mighty Bombers, being heavily involved in the running of the local cricket club, spending time with family and friends, and undertaking major projects around the home.

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InterPrac Ltd

Liana Gibbs

Liana Gibbs

Accounts & Office Manager

Since joining InterPrac in early 2010, Liana has been integral to the InterPrac team.

Liana oversees the accounts across the InterPrac group of companies, from processing to monitoring and analysing accounting data, to producing financial reports and recommendations.

Management rely on Liana’s ability to confidently undertake a diverse range of responsibilities. From managing accounts to on-boarding staff and establishing and maintaining supplier relationships, Liana’s role is as wide as her friendly smile.

We would be lost without her!

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Nina Waterval

Nina Waterval

Reception

Nina joined InterPrac in 2013 team as our receptionist and also assists the Super fund lending team with administration work.

Nina previously worked in hospitality for 15 years managing restaurants, staff and payroll. She was always interested in the corporate world so took the opportunity to work at InterPrac after wanting a change from hospitality.

Nina holds a Bachelor of Management with a Major in Human Resources. She absolutely loves wining and dining and in her free time enjoys riding her bike, walking her dogs and will always find time to shop for clothes.

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Sean Yao

Sean Yao

Manager InterPrac Information Technology

Sean is a technology leader with over 10 years dynamic software engineering and DevOps experience spanning across New Zealand and Australia. He manages the IT department at InterPrac and is passionate about building great engineering teams.

Prior to InterPrac, Sean was the technical co-founder of a start-up specialising in cloud based logistics app, and has also been involved with many different software projects across different industries including ERP, ticketing and e-commerce systems.

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