Our firm of two accountants has grown to around 40 professional advisers and support staff, many of whom have been with us for decades.

Partners and senior accounting staff are all degree and CA or CPA qualified, with accountants and trainees studying to achieve similar
qualifications. This provides access to a range of specialist skills and knowledge that extends our capacity and reach in the Newcastle and Hunter area.

In fact, we’ve grown alongside many of our clients – in industries as diverse as real estate, medical, construction, pubs and clubs, restaurants, and trades.

The fact that 90 percent of new clients come to us through referrals is testament to the value we place on personalised service – and the word is spreading.

The rise of social media and cloud technologies has opened new ways for us to connect with and serve our clients – and we fully embrace these changes.

The opportunities that technology now provides for more regular and meaningful contact, closer relationships, better tracking of businesses in real-time, and enhanced decision-making are too good to miss: for us and for our clients.

A personalised and tailored approach to business advisory, auditing, accounting, and tax affairs has won us many friends. And our advice extends beyond the business itself to the personal wealth of its professionals by designing retirement plans.

We thrive on helping owners better understand their businesses – and their personal wealth – through the numbers. This is too important to be left to chance – or to amateurs.

Meet Our Team

STEPHEN LAMBOURNE Founding Partner

EXPERIENCE
Stephen is a founding Partner of the practice and has over 44+ years’ experience in the industry. Stephen offers a broad range of accounting and taxation expertise and specialises in property transactions for development and investment. Stephen provides specialist support advice to solicitors in the area of family law.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
B. Comm FCA

SPECIALISES IN
Helping clients develop their business and grow their assets.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Spending time in Noosa. It offers the best climate, beaches and food in the world and best of all it is easy to travel to.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
Relaxing with his family and spending time at his work farm.

SCOTT LUCAS Founding Partner

EXPERIENCE
Helped found the company in 1983 and have been in the industry for a few years longer than that!

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Registered Company Auditor, SMSF Assoc. Specialist Advisor & Auditor, Certified Financial Planner, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

SPECIALISES IN
Estate planning & succession.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Assisting clients in achieving their goals or solving their problems – at a company that has grown organically but retained its original values of quality & service.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
Getting active in some way – probably walking or surfing

PAUL FRANKS Partner

EXPERIENCE
In the industry since 1990 – and with Lambourne since 1997.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Commerce (Newcastle University), Chartered Accountant, Certified Tax Accountant, SMSF Specialist Advisor, Justice of Peace.

SPECIALISES IN
Business structuring & assisting in growing businesses, with specialist skills in medical services, real estate, child care & construction.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Helping businesses improve their financial positions over time by assisting in the strategic decision-making; and the laid back but client-centric focus at Lambourne.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
With the family or getting active outdoors, training for Ironman triathlons; sometimes up in Byron Bay, the Whitsundays, or the Snowy Mountains.

JASON GINNS Partner

EXPERIENCE
Started out in the industry in 1993 – and at Lambourne since 2003.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Fellow of CPA Australia, ASIC Registered SMSF Auditor.

SPECIALISES IN
As the son of a brickie, and brother of an award winning builder, Jason has an in-depth knowledge and interest in advising clients in the building and construction industry, property development, and property investment areas. If it’s related to property, whether residential or commercial, development or investment, then its important you have an expert on guide you through the complexities of these areas.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Providing personalised service & assisting clients to be successful so that they & their families can enjoy their lives now & in the future.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
Watching sport during the winter, including the Newcastle Knights, South Newcastle Lions, or my daughters at the local netball. Over summer a swim at Merewether Baths or any local beach, a few beers with mates, and if I get the chance a trip to Merimbula down the Far South Coast is a bonus.

CHAD STEAD Partner

EXPERIENCE
Almost two decades in the industry – all but two years at Lambourne.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA), B Comm, FCPA, JP.

SPECIALISES IN
Analysing & advising SMEs about strategic direction, uncovering opportunities & property development.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
High-profile assignments, seeing the reactions of clients at ‘breakthrough moments’ & a great work/life balance at Lambourne.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
Attempting to play soccer or golf and almost certainly succeeding in enjoying a cold beer or a glass of wine somewhere – ideally with his twin girls & wife.

CHAD NEAN Partner

EXPERIENCE
Started as a trainee at Lambourne in 2000 – and been here ever since!

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Commerce (Newcastle University), Chartered Accountant, ASIC Registered SMSF Auditor.

SPECIALISES IN
Advising small businesses in all areas, especially in the medical and real estate industries; also financial statement auditing, SMSF audits & trust account audits.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Helping others succeed through business, finance & investments; continuous learning and building close & trusting relationships with clients & colleagues.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
At the gym, catching local sport or busy with my wife & two energetic small children – maybe over a beer or two in Elizabeth Beach, Pacific Palms.

KURT PURKISS Director of Financial Planning

EXPERIENCE
In financial planning since 2006 – worked for local & national advisory firms in senior financial planning & strategic account management. At Lambourne since 2016.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Masters Degree in Business (University of Newcastle), Advanced Diploma of Financial Services, Accredited SMSF Adviser & ASX Responsible Executive.

SPECIALISES IN
Providing holistic financial advice, particularly involving retirement planning, asset protection & compensation management.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Thoroughly understanding client aspirations in order to provide strategic advice that will assist them in achieving their lifestyle & financial goals.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
Playing with my son in our backyard, racing my bike at Kooragang Island or enjoying a cold beer with family and friends.

ANDREW PRICE Director of Financial Planning

EXPERIENCE
Qualified financial planner since 2003 but joined Lambourne way back in 1994.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Commerce (Newcastle University), Chartered Accountant, Diploma of Financial Planning, FPA member, Accredited SMSF Adviser.

SPECIALISES IN
Senior financial planning – especially with superannuation & SMSFs.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Building trusted relationships with clients & helping them improve their circumstances & their outcomes as they work towards their goals.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
Taxiing around my four sons and, in quieter moments, getting to the beach for a spot of fishing & swimming or going bush for the weekend.

PAUL QUEALEY Senior Audit Manager

EXPERIENCE
In the industry since 2003 – and at Lambourne since 2017.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
ASIC Registered Company Auditor.

SPECIALISES IN
Providing audit & assurance services, previously within an international mid-tier accounting firm & the largest building society in Australia, amongst others.

GETS A BUZZ FROM
Improving himself & assisting clients in improving themselves; delivering peace of mind & providing quality service in client-facing roles.

AT WEEKENDS YOU MAY FIND HIM
Surfing, playing golf, listening to vinyls, or spending time with family – preferably close to the right-hand point break or weird golf course in Crescent Head.

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Contact Us

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time. Call or use the convenient email link below to submit your questions or book a complimentary assessment.
NEWCASTLE

Level 1, 56 Hudson Street
Hamilton NSW 2303
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Office (02) 4969 6600
Fax (02) 4969 6655
info@lambourne.com.au

SYDNEY

Level 25, Aurora Place
88 Phillip Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000
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Office (02) 8313 7071
Fax (02) 4969 6655
info@lambourne.com.au

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