Peter Crothers is the founder and a partner of Insight. He established the progressive business accounting and wealth firm in August 2000.
Peter is a Certified Practising Accountant, has a Bachelor of Business and Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning). Peter has specialised as an accountant, business and financial adviser since moving to Goondiwindi in 1991.
Peter's vision for Insight is to provide a full range of services to assist clients in the successful operation of their businesses, achievement of financial independence and improving their work-life balance.
Peter has a strong commercial and financial background and enjoys sharing this with clients. He has had direct involvement in property developments, farming operations, direct share portfolios, super funds, setting up of new businesses and general business management.
Peter’s community involvement has included organisations varying from the Goondiwindi Tri Club, Rugby Club, MacIntyre Club and B&S Committee to the Local Ambulance Committee and Toastmasters.
Peter and his wife Sarah have two spirited sons, Harry and George.
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Allan joined Insight in January 2001 and has been a Partner since July 2002. He is both a Certified Practising Accountant and Chartered Accountant, has a Bachelor of Business and Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).
Al has been working as an accountant and business adviser since 1992, gaining his experience while working in his home town of Toowoomba and also in Clermont. He started with Insight in Goondiwindi and returned to Toowoomba in November 2007 to head up our new office there.
Al wears many hats; being responsible for the marketing and growth of the new office, working with our new clients in that region, project managing the purchase and development of our new offices at 416-422 Ruthven Street and helping his clients achieve outstanding financial results.
Al’s extra-curricular activities have included school committees and the Triathlon Club. As he approaches his 42nd year, Al is trying to hold back time by participating in a number of runs including Gold Coast, Peak-to-Park in Toowoomba and the famous Hell-of-the West.
Al, his wife Sonya and son Robert enjoy the great outdoors, often embarking on camping trips around southern Queensland.
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Myf has been an important part of the Insight team since 2002, bringing experience from running her own business on the Gold Coast and from being in the position of Financial Controller of other businesses.
Myf joined Peter and Allan as a Partner of Insight in 2006.
Myf is a Certified Practising Accountant, has a Bachelor of Business and Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).
Myf has a proactive approach to assisting her clients in the operation of their businesses, attending to their compliance obligations and generally improving their financial position. Myf specialises in self managed super funds.
Myf, her husband Greg and children Jordan and TJ have lived in the Goondiwindi area since 2000. Myf successfully balances her career with the pleasures of raising a young energetic family. Myf can regularly be found on the sidelines at junior rugby, little athletics and the swimming club, and supporting her children.
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We are delighted to announce that Alinna joins the Insight partnership. This is a great reward for Alinna's five years of committed hard work. Alinna has been with Insight since April 2007.
Alinna is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from the University of New England in Armidale. Alinna has also completed her Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning.
As a Chartered Accountant, Alinna continues to develop her knowledge and skills through further education which has enhanced her ability to work with and assist her clients with identifying opportunities. She is a proactive and valuable contributor to the better operation of our business. She provides considerable contributions to developing improved office procedures and efficiencies and she is a role model to our junior team members. Alinna specialises in strategic tax advice, superannuation compliance and is currently taking a lead role in a major review of clients' trusts arrangements following recent decisions affecting how distributions from a trust can be made.
Alinna possess a confidence beyond her years, she is eager and keen to tackle challenges whilst remaining focused on meeting the needs of the business and her clients. She is prepared to go beyond the normal scope to ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcomes.
Alinna’s interests include netball, touch football and 20km marathons! Alinna is also a committee member for the Border Women in Business which encourages women who are interested in expanding their professional networks and skills.
Nick Rundle is a Director of Financial Strategies. He is based in Toowoomba and travels regularly to our Goondiwindi office.
Nick joined Peter, Allan and Myf as a Director of Insight Financial Advisers in July 2011.
Nick has been providing financial and accounting advice since 2000. Nick provides an entrepreneurial and dynamic approach to wealth creation and management.
With Nick's guidance you can expect to explore the state of your financial wellbeing and organisation before moving on to establish long term wealth desires. Nick will work closely with you, and your other professional advisers, to set in place a strategy that will assist you to achieve such desires.
Then, by utilising Insight's extensive experience in ongoing risk and investment management we will work hand-in-hand with you to ensure our strategy is on-track to deliver the wealth you require.
Nick has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), is a Chartered Accountant and has a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and a Diploma of Finance. Nick is an authorised Credit Representative of Loan Market.
Nick balances his work life with the raising of 2 young daughters, playing soccer and being a good husband to Paige.
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Kate joined the Insight team in June 2005 as an Accountant in our Goondiwindi office. She came to us with extensive commercial accounting experience working in financial and management accounting roles for publicly listed companies in Wee Waa, Tamworth, Sydney and Brisbane.
In 2006, Kate and her partner, Shannon, moved to Gunnedah to be closer to family. The move has shown obvious benefits, with the arrival of a bouncing boy, Luke.
Thanks to Insight’s long term commitment to leading edge technology, Kate has remained a valuable member of the team, working ‘remotely’ from Gunnedah.
Kate has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Marketing and is a Certified Practising Accountant. Kate’s skill and dedication have been rewarded with her promotion to Client Manager. She has recently been assisting clients with both drought and flood assistance! She is also working on increasing the presence of Insight in Gunnedah.
Kate grew up in Burren Junction on a farming/grazing property and has a keen interest in the agricultural industry.
Lynda joined the Insight team in April 2002. Since then she has gained a great deal of experience that has allowed her to progress from a Trainee Accountant to her current role as a Supervisor.
Lynda is currently completing her Masters of Professional Accounting through the University of Southern Queensland.
Lynda helps clients with all areas of their compliance obligations. She is our in-house Phoenix expert. Her attitude and demeanour make her a favourite with clients.
Lynda works in our Toowoomba Office.
Emily joined Insight in August 2012. Emily is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland, Brisbane. After graduating from university, Emily worked at Ernst & Young in the Transaction Advisory Services team where she gained valuable experience analysing clients financial statements. She then moved to Toowoomba and worked as an analyst at the Commonwealth Bank in Corporate Financial Services.
Emily recently moved to Goondiwindi after living in London on a working holiday for 18 months. Emily enjoys being outdoors and during her time overseas she spent 2 months camping in Europe.
Aimee joined Insight in November 2010 as an Accountant in the Toowoomba Office.
Aimee has completed her Bachelor of Commerce, with a double major in Accounting and Human Resource Management at the University of Southern Queensland.
She enjoys all sports, especially touch football and has a love for travelling the world. Aimee’s ‘little secret’ is that she loves motocross bike riding.
Aimee’s personal motivation and enthusiasm will ensure she fits in with our team and clients.
Daniel joined Insight in December 2011 as a Financial Adviser in the Toowoomba office. Daniel has worked in the financial planning industry for more than six years. During that time he has been involved with the entire financial advising process from administration, para-planning and to more recently, advising. Daniel has gained valuable experience which he believes gives him the knowledge to help his clients to reach their personal financial goals. Daniel is currently undertaking his Diploma of Financal Planning.
Daniel’s personal experience with share and residential property investing gives him a rounded background to help clients map out their financial future. Daniel is one of the more social members of the Toowoomba office. If you get a chance, quiz him on the “TFIF Club”.
Trinh is our newest recruit in the Goondiwindi office. Trinh has chosen to have a "tree change" after 7 years of fighting Sydney traffic.
Trinh has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Master of Accountancy at the University of Western Sydney. Trinh is currently working towards her CPA.
Having grown up in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, Trinh is enjoying the cultural differences of Goondiwindi and is fitting in very well.
Trinh also has a Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service, which she was required to have when joining the St John Ambulance as a volunteer to provide first aid to the community. Trinh is also a member of the Goondiwindi Toastmasters.
Stacey started with Insight, working part-time in administration, while finishing school in 2007. She commenced full-time employment with us in January 2008 as a Trainee Client Services Assistant.
Stacey has recently completed her Bachelor of Commerce Degree through the University of Southern Queensland and is now an Accountant.
Stacey is developing her relationships with a number of clients in a range of industries.
Amy joined Insight in her final year of high school as a casual Junior Administration Assistant, working afternoons. On completion of school in 2006, she was offered a full-time position as an Administration Assistant.
In December 2008, she was promoted to a Trainee Client Services Assistant and has since been promoted to Trainee Accountant. She is currently undertaking a Diploma of Accounting.
Amy works directly with many clients and is also responsible for attending to ASIC requirements for companies.
Amy enjoys TaeKwon-Do, and has successfully attained the level of 1st degree black belt in the art. She trains regularly and enjoys travelling to Brisbane for tournaments.
Katrina commenced in the Goondiwindi office while completing her final year at school in 2010. She has moved from after school work, to Junior administration and is now working in our accounting area as a Trainee Bookkeeper.
Katrina aims to commence study in the new year of 2012 to attain a Diploma of Accounting at the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, setting a clear pathway into a Business of Commerce course at the University of Southern Queensland in the future.
Katrina has a strong passion for music & enjoys travelling to watch her favourite bands play live.
Amber joined Nick and Daniel in the financial service team in March 2012. Amber had previously been working with the Commonwealth Bank in Toowoomba. She has started her diploma in Financial Planning, which will enable her to be a Financial Planner.
Amber moved to Toowoomba from Esk 7 years ago. Most of her previous experience has been in the retail and hospitality sectore, which has provided her with her exceptional customer service experience and skills.
Amber has three kids which keep her busy.
Travis started at Insight in May 2011. He has joined the team as the Business Administration Manager.
Travis comes to us with a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) and Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning). He is currently undertaking studies to become a CPA.
Travis' previous roles have been as a para-planner and financial planner with a boutique advisory firm in Brisbane. Prior to this, Travis had 4 years in the Navy.
Travis will be working closely with the partners in a range of financial, IT and reporting functions. He will also be providing assistance to the financial planning team.
Chantelle joined Insight in August 2011 initially working after school hours. She obtained a full time position as an Administration Assistant in late November after graduating from grade 12 from The Goondiwindi High School.
Chantelle has recently completed her Certificate II in business which will assist her work at Insight.
Conor joined Insight as a Trainee Accountant in January 2013 after graduating from Downlands College in 2012. Conor has commenced a Bachelor of Commerce this year at the University of Southern Queensland. Conor is our "IT goto guru" for the Toowoomba office - Well done Conor!
Conor has a strong work ethic and is driven to succeed in his financial career. He enjoys all sports and getting outdoors. He also has a passion for travel.
Lisa joined in March 2010 as our administrative assistant and business host in the Goondiwindi office. She has worked mostly in the travel business for the past 20 years.
Lisa is a vibrant and positive member of the team.
Lisa and her husband Roger live outside of North Star and enjoy all that rural living has to offer.
Tanya joined our team in August 2004 as our Business Host in Goondiwindi. Prior to joining Insight, Tanya had many years within the banking industry.
Tanya, her husband and their two daughters, moved to Goondiwindi in 2004 and has subsequently moved to our Toowoomba office in early 2008. They have all settled in very well and plan to remain in Toowoomba for many years to come.
Jess joined Insight in October 2012 initially working after school hours. She obtained a full time position as our Junior Administrative Assistant in December after graduating from grade 12 at the Goondiwindi High School.
Jess has recently completed her Certificate II in Business and has commenced a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting this year at the University of Southern Queensland. Jess is a hard worker, who isn't afraid of challenges. She is willing to learn new skills to further her career at Insight. Jess is our "IT goto guru" for the Goondiwindi office - Well done Jess!