Meet The Team

David Wiseman

David Wiseman
Director

David joined Y Partners in 1992, is a Chartered Practicing Accountant and Fellow of CPA Australia. He particularly enjoys working with SMSF's to help clients grow their asset base for retirement, and ensuring his clients understand all aspects of their tax so they are in the best possible position for the future.

He loves helping families achieve their goals as they move through life - buying their houses, working, saving, paying off debts, running a business, getting married, having children, retiring. There are financial consequences associated with all these "life" events and getting them right changes lives. 

When he's not working, David can be found surfing, playing squash or playing tennis. He also has a keen interest in cars.

David Freer

David Freer
Director

David is the leader of our financial planning division. He has a Diploma in Financial Planning and is an Authorised Representative of Count. His experience in financial planning spans over 14 years with Y Partners.

Prior to joining Y Partners, David worked for a large corporate trustee for 18 years and was predominantly involved in the administration of deceased estates and trusts.

David is married with three children and he spends most of his spare time taking them to their various sporting events. He also enjoys a round or two of golf at Glenelg.

Scott Edwards

Scott Edwards
Director

Scott joined Y Partners in 2005 and is a Chartered Accountant. He specialises in providing tailored advice to small and medium business, and particularly enjoys spending time out of the office with his clients to better understand their individual circumstances and goals. As a small business owner, he understands the day to day issues faced by business owners, and prides himself in providing advice that is easy to understand and adds value.

He also has a corporate tax background gained from working with two of the "Big Four" consulting firms, and is well placed to provide tax advice on business structures and re-structures, maximising entitlements to the small business capital gains tax concessions, and tax planning and minimisation strategies.

When not in the office Scott enjoys spending time with his family, helping out with his children's school sporting commitments, and travelling whenever time and finances permit. Scott is also a keen fisherman, who is still chasing that elusive "catch of a lifetime".

Ben Silby

Ben Silby
Manager

Ben started at Y Partners in 2016, is a Chartered Accountant with a Diploma of Financial Planning and Bachelor of Commerce. Ben receives great satisfaction by being able to assist his clients to achieve their business and personal goals throughout life by creating solutions for their success - he particularly enjoys spending time with clients as it allows him to get a good understanding of their goals.

He enjoys providing tailored advice and services to businesses especially around tax services, strategic business planning, succession planning, asset protection, restructures, management accounting, budget and cashflows, digital and cloud accounting solutions. Outside of work, his interests are touch football, rugby, fishing, 4WD, camping and travelling.

Nicole Pavlou

Nicole Pavlou
Manager

Nicole started at Y Partners in 2011 and is a Chartered Accountant. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting and Finance double major from the University of Adelaide. Nicole specialises in accounting, taxation and business advisory services (including providing technical taxation advice and solutions to clients). She also has extensive experience in the taxation of deceased estates, business value assessments and the building and construction industry.

Her interests include travel, music and dancing. One of her career highlights was working in Edinburgh, Scotland, on a 6 month secondment for a large UK accountancy firm. She is also an avid Port supporter and attends all home games at Adelaide Oval.

Sarah Truong

Sarah Truong
Assistant Manager

Sarah started at Y Partners in 2018, is a Certified Practicing Accountant with a Diploma in Financial Services. She has been lucky enough to work in public practices for more than 15 years, along with a few years in commerce. This experience has given her insights into how small and medium sized businesses operate, and the challenges they face in business. She particularly enjoys her job when she is able to help her clients achieve their business and personal goals. She is very passionate about all types of fundraising events for charities and likes the idea of "giving back to the community".

She regularly participates in the City to Bay and Cancer Council Relay for Life. Outside of work, she enjoys listening to music, going to the gym and jogging in the morning.  On the weekends, she spends time with her family playing tennis, bike riding and hiking, she also enjoys catching up with friends over the delicious cuisines and red wine Adelaide has to offer.

Alana Totani

Alana Totani
Receptionist

Alana joined Y Partners in 2017 as our Receptionist. Not only does she enjoy being the first point of contact for clients but she also utilises her six years of administration experience by providing behind the scenes support to the admin team. Alana is the go to person to ensure all lodgement requirements are met and client queries are answered. She is always willing to lend a hand to clients and staff members when needed. When she is not playing or watching netball she will be cheering on her favourite football team, Port Power, as well as keeping active and enjoying the outdoors.
Anne Barlow

Anne Barlow
Support Staff

Anne joined Y Partners in 2011 and is a support staff member for the Financial Planning division. Anne is a dedicated employee, who finds satisfaction in the processing of client documentation in an accurate and timely manner. In her spare time, she is a keen netball spectator and enjoys watching her daughter play. Anne also appreciates taking time every now and again to enjoy a healthy walk.
Ashlee Angus

Ashlee Angus
Client Services Officer

Ashlee joined Y Partners in 2016 and has a Bachelor of Management (Marketing). She particularly enjoys working directly with Scott and David, and learning more about our clients. She is also responsible for the marketing of the firm, and finds satisfaction in managing and improving the Y Partners online presence. Out of work, she loves spending time with her nephew Harry.

Benc Kangvonkit

Benc Kangvonkit
Accountant

Benc joined Y Partners in 2014 and is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Commerce in Applied Finance and Accounting. He aims to use his experience in small and medium sized businesses, along with his bubbly personality, to assist and advise clients to achieve their goals. Benc recognises and supports cultural diversity. He is the treasurer of the Thai-Australian Association of South Australia, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes acculturation for the Thai community in South Australia. In his spare time he enjoys watching soccer.
Bruce Carpenter

Bruce Carpenter
Consultant

Bruce joined Y Partners in 1989, is a fellow of CPA Australia and a Registered Company and SMSF Auditor, with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He provides audit services to Y Partners and has over 40 years experience in various government departments and public practice, resulting in a diverse range of skills. This experience enables him to provide practical assistance to clients to ensure that they are meeting their compliance obligations. Bruce has played almost 500 games at the Coromandel Cricket Club, is an avid Crows supporter and enjoys tinkering with his Alfa Romeo.
Bruce Dangerfield

Bruce Dangerfield
Audit Manager

Bruce joined Y Partners in 2000, has a Bachelor of Accountancy and is a Registered Tax Agent. He enjoys the challenge of a juicy tax or audit assignment, where he can become totally absorbed for hours (sometimes, even days!) at a time. He is currently living by beautiful Glenelg beach, likes indulging in long lunches with family and friends on weekends and loves spending time with his three adorable grand-children. His favourite pastimes include travel (having visited wonderful places like Italy, Spain, UK and USA) and music (both to listen and play - dabbling a little in guitar, and more recently Ukelele - it's never too late!).
Hao Zhuang

Hao Zhuang
Accountant

Hao joined Y Partners in 2017, is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has a Master of Business (Accounting). She has over seven years of experience working in compliance with self-managed superannuation funds. She particularly enjoys working in super fund compliance as the super fund industry is well-regulated. During her spare time, she loves to read books or go for a walk in the park when the weather allows.
Hayley Duggin

Hayley Duggin
Accountant

Hayley joined Y Partners in 2017 and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting. She particularly enjoys preparing financial statements and tax returns, ensuring clients meet their lodgement requirements, and assisting with their bookkeeping. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her husband and daughter, and watching netball and football.

Ina Peza

Ina Peza
Accountant

Ina started at Y Partners in 2018, has a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting and a Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance. She enjoys helping clients and finds satisfaction in their success. When she is not in the office she likes spending time outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.
Jamie Noakes

Jamie Noakes
Paraplanner

Jamie joined Y Partners in 2009, with an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services and over 10 years' experience in the finance industry. Jamie has a flair for technology and software. He specialises in financial modelling and producing advice documents with a background in information technology. In his own time, he enjoys online gaming, pop culture, cooking and reading about new technology.
Jenny Edwards

Jenny Edwards
Accountant

Jenny joined Y Partners in 2008 and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Psychology and Modern Greek. She has had the opportunity to work in the UK with a publicly listed American IT company. She enjoys all aspects of tax and accounting, especially being able to help clients with any questions they may have. In her spare time, when she isn't running her boys around to their various sporting commitments, she enjoys catching up with family and friends.
Kayla Hagen

Kayla Hagen
Client Services Officer

Kayla started at Y Partners in 2016 and has a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management. She particularly enjoys communicating with clients and all aspects of her admin role. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, and keeping active. She also has a keen interest in arts and crafts.

Leng Ung

Leng Ung
Accountant

Leng joined Y Partners in 2011 and is a Chartered Accountant. She's happiest when she is able to help her clients achieve their goals and is a great communicator. She is also an avid Crows fan and spends most of her spare time with her family and friends.
Maggie Yang

Maggie Yang
Bookkeeper

Maggie joined Y Partners in 2016, holds a Bachelor of Business and Management and a Masters in Accounting and Finance. As a certified Xero bookkeeping expert, her area of expertise is assisting small to medium sized business with their bookkeeping, accounting and taxation needs. She also speaks Chinese Mandarin and enjoys watching movies.
Marie Scarfo

Marie Scarfo
Accountant

Marie joined Y Partners in 2010 and is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce. Marie specialises in providing taxation and business advice to small and medium sized businesses. She enjoys assisting clients in meeting their short and long-term business goals by supporting business owners and management. Out of the office, Marie enjoys spending time with family and friends, experiencing new adventures and supporting her beloved Port Adelaide Football Club.
Susan Delean

Susan Delean
Super Fund Administrator

Susan joined Y Partners in 2000 and has over 18 years' experience of administration of self-managed superannuation funds and 23 years experience working as a bookkeeper. She is married with two boys that love playing sport and spends most of her spare time watching them play and train.
Wen Chua

Wen Chua
Accountant

Wen started at Y Partners in 2018, is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has a degree in accounting with the University of Adelaide. She enjoys assisting clients with their tax work, as she finds it interesting to see how well they have done over the past year. In her spare time, she loves spending quality time with family and friends, be it at a cafe or enjoying a sitcom or two in the comfort of her own home. She also loves traveling, whilst experiencing new cultures and foods.