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  • Neville Hughes

Our Team

Neville Hughes - Managing Director

Neville Hughes - Managing Director

Neville is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant and Certified Financial Planner, as Director his role is the business strategist of GTC. He specialises in tax, business and financial planning for Small & Medium Businesses (SMEs) and their Owners. His goal is to help them to achieve Financial Independence.

Neville loves working with the SME sector because you are dealing with real people and the decisions you help them make have such a positive impact on their lives. He believes it is a privilege to be trusted and be taken into people's lives this way.

He draws on over 30 years experience in a variety of roles within large companies as well as Public Practice. This breadth of experience has given him an in-depth knowledge of business and ensures he can help you achieve your goals.

Neville has a track record of helping clients to achieve great outcomes. His extensive commercial experience and ability to constructively confront the brutal facts allows for real progress to be made with our clients and also within our team.

In his down time Neville loves spending time with his family and especially being outdoors. Any day spent sailing or on 2 wheels is a great day.


Carissa Gordon BBus (Acc)  Client Manager

Carissa is a qualified Accountant with 13 years experience in a diverse range of roles, including motel management, not-for-profit organisations and public accounting. Carissa loves working in public practice and helping businesses to improve profits, increase Cashflow and reach their financial goals. She believes that a business is like a snowflake, unique, and should be dealt with and nurtured in its own unique way.

Our team and clients value Carissa’s reliability. We can always count on Carissa’s help to get things done quickly, accurately and without fuss.

Carissa enjoys spending her weekends with her husband and son and loves scrapbooking and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


Jody Smith BBus (Acc) CPA - Client Manager

Jody is a Certified Practising Accountant and has been with the firm since completing high school in 1999, in various roles from Trainee Accountant to Client Manager.

Jody has gained a vast range of experience by working with clients from many different industries. Her purpose is to work with business owners to ensure they understand how their business has performed and what they need to do to ensure their objectives are achieved.

Jody has a natural ability to see opportunities and act on these. Coupled with her strong technical skills and analytical ability, this allows her to make a valuable contribution to our clients and team.


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Katrina Neill - Financial Planning Administrator & PA to MD

Katrina has had may years experience in administration and is the welcoming face of GTC. Katrina is passionate about assisting clients and implementing the process improvements.

Katrina is an energetic  member of our team and keeps us all on our toes. 

In her down time, Katrina enjoys spending her weekends away camping with her partner and 2 dogs and spending time with family and friends.

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Caitlin Purkis BAcc CA- Client Manager

Caitlin is a Chartered Accountant with over 8 years experience with small business in a variety of different industries such as retail. fishing, agriculture, construction and health practitioners.

Caitlin is passionate about educating our clients and teaching them what thier financial information means. Her purpose is to assist our clients to make smart financial decisions so they exceed thier goals and become financially independent.

Caitlin's care factor is second to none, she genuinely cares for our clients and is always looking for way to improve their situation.

In her down time, Caitlin enjoys catching up with friends and spending time with her family. You can sometines catch her on the Gladstone Golf course or spending a weekend away camping.

Kerry Hughes Business Manager

Kerry Hughes - Office Manager 

Kerry has been working for GTC in a variety of administration roles for the last 10 years. In her current role, Kerry works collaboratively with the team, to ensure the delivery of exceptional client service.

Kerry is passionate about process improvement and committed to GTC’s strategic direction, growth initiatives and future development. Kerry’s nurturing nature makes her a calming influence within the office and a pleasure for clients to deal with. She is always focused on the needs of our clients and team members.

In her down time Kerry is an avid reader of crime novels, enjoys sailing, snorkelling and spending time with her family.



 Elona Espiritu - Accountant

Elona has been with GTC Financial 2019 and her role involves preparing BAS, Annual Accounts, Income Tax Returns.

Her  philosophy is to provide pride and quality in everything she does. She says she enjoys her role because it is challenging and gives her a lot of experience and opportunities to grow.

Elona is results-focused and wants to help GTCs' clients gain financial independence and she always makes a point to deliver on promises and acheive great results  for the team at GTC.

In her downtime Elona loves travelling and discovering places that she hasnt been to. She also loves listening to music, watching movies, hanging out with friends and spending time with her family.


Pamela Yalung - Client Services Administrator

Pam loves being a part of the GTC Financial Team as the Client Services Administrator for Accounting.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Accounting Technology, and has had a number of years working as an accountant and an accounts receivable specialist in the healthcare sector.


Pam strives to be an committed team player at GTC and is focused to helping drive the company and its clients towards success (financial independence).

After hours you will find Pam in the kitchen baking cupcakes and breads like banana bread and cinnamon rolls. She loves spending her weekends at home while watching Netflix with her sisters.