Our Team

Lloyd Palmer

(CPA/CA) Senior Partner

Lloyd graduated from the NT University with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree and began his career with KPMG in Darwin and Melbourne. In 1995, after nine years with KPMG, in private business services and superannuation, he left and started his own practice. He then joined forces with Les Newman to form Palmer Newman & Associates, which later became Palmer Newman & Ricardo Pty Ltd. In early 2014, Lloyd started Palmer & Associates.

Lloyd brings over 28 years accounting experience, working across clients of all sizes and a variety of industries. Lloyd has a strong focus on ensuring the continued growth of long-standing family owned business' through whcih he has gained a wealth of technical knowledge and experience making him a great asset to his clients.

Lloyd has significant experience in the accommodation industry, with clients across caravan parks, motels and school camps. With many long-standing business relationships with his clients, he has worked with them through all stages of their business development.

Lloyd is also our in-house Self Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor and is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

Natasha Dawson

CPA - Partner

Natasha graduated from the Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree in 2007 and is also a qualified CPA. After working with Lloyd Palmer since 2004 Natasha became a partner of the firm in January 2016.  

With over 15 years' experience, Natasha has worked with clients across many industries and is highly knowledgeable in all areas of accountng. Natasha builds strong working relationships with her clients providing advice across a broad range of areas such as tax compliance and advice, business growth strategies, profitability improvement and analysis. Natasha strives to exceed her cleint's expectations and provides an exceptionally high level of advice.

Natasha is an inspiring mentor to our Accountants and team members and is a tremendous asset to the firm.

 

Matthew Henshall

CPA - Partner

Matthew studied at Swinburne University of Technology and received his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree in 2011. He completed further studies and in 2015 became a qualified CPA. Matthew has worked with Lloyd Palmer and Natasha Dawson for 10 years and in January 2017 became a partner of the firm.

Matthew's 10 years experience has seen him work with small to medium business owners in a wide range of industries, providing taxation and business advice. Working through all stages of business development, Matthew has successfully helped his clients grow their revenues, profits and business values.

He also works with Self-Managed Superannuation Fund trustees to help navigate the tricky fields of superannuation taxation and compliance, ensuring his client's retirement nest eggs are protected.

Matthew's dedication to helping his clients succeed both in business and in life is what makes hime a valuable member of the firm and a valuable advisor to his clients.

Linda Van Dinther

Accountant - BBus (Acc), CPA

Linda has worked with Lloyd, Natasha and Matthew for 9 years. She received her Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree from Swinburne University of Technology in 2011 and in 2015 became a qualified CPA.

Linda provides an outstanding level of service to clients, assisting those of all sizes with the same exceptional level of care and detail. She has a great deal of experience and knowledge in all areas of accounting and assists clients by delving into and solving complex issues. Linda also focuses on auditing providing taxation compliance advice. Linda is another highly regarded mentor to our team for her extensive knowldege base.

Leigh Cooke

Accountant- BBus (Acc), CPA

Leigh joined the Palmer & Associates team in 2015. Leigh received his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree from Swinburne University of Technology in 2014 and completed his CPA studies in July 2019.

Leigh principally works on self-managed superannuation funds and provides business taxation services to clients ranging from those in Professional Services to those in the Service Industry. He is highly experienced in assisting clients to not only meet their quarterly and annual obligations but providing advice on an extensive range of topics including taxation planning and restructuring.

Enrica Capretta

Assistant Accountant/ Bookkeeper

Enrica joined our team in July 2015. Enrica completed her Certificate IV in Bookkeeping in June 2018.

Enrica is our in-house certified bookkeeper, specialising in MYOB, working on businesses in the professional service and accommodation industries. She also attends to our client's corporate secretarial work including liaising with ASIC and assisting clients with the setup of new companies. Enrica also prepares individual tax returns and business activity statements for a wide range of clients.

 

Laura Iannarella

Accountant - BBus (Acc), ASA

Laura joined Palmer & Associates in November 2015 after receiving her Bachelor of Business and Commerce from Monash University in July 2015. Laura is currently studying towards her CPA.

Laura works on a variety of tasks for a wide range of our business clients including monthly, quarterly and annual analysis and advice. She provides extensive external financial and business support to clients across many industries including transport and logistics, manufacturing and building and construction industries.

Sarah Lambie

Receptionist/ Administrator

Sarah joined the team at the begining of 2019. Sarah is currently studying a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting at Monash University.

Her friendly nature is well suited to being the first point of contact for our clients. Professional and organised, she ensures that the hub of our office runs smoothly. Sarah also assists with the preparation of our indiviudal tax returns.