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Meet our team.

Kieran Liston

Kieran is the founder of Liston Newton and has guided the firm since its first days in 1976 . Kieran is a recognised leader within the financial services industry and an expert adviser on Taxation, Business Advice & Succession Planning. He is a Certified Practising Accountant, Registered Company Auditor, and an Accredited Specialist Superannuation Adviser (SPAA).

Kieran believes the success of our firm is based upon our commitment in achieving the financial objectives of our clients through personalised and professional relations. He strives to be recognised by both our clients and the business community as a market leader in the provision of ethical, innovative and solution oriented financial and accounting services.  

Shaun Newton

Shaun is a taxation and business adviser who manages a portfolio of small to medium size entities, specialising in the franchise sector and business valuations, drawing on his rural experiences to assist primary producing clients with their financial and management requirements.

Shaun Newton joined Liston Newton as a graduate in 2003, and holds a Master of Commerce, a Bachelor of Business Accounting and an Advanced Diploma in Business Accounting. Shaun has over 10 years’ experience as a practising Accountant and is a Member of The Institute of Public Accountants.

Jeremy Liston

Jeremy is a highly experienced Accountant specialising in advanced tax strategies. With 16 experience in private practice, Jeremy is an expert in helping small to medium businesses grow.

Jeremy’s speciality is advising clients on tax, succession planning, strategic financial advice, debt reduction and cloud accounting. He is dedicated to seeing his clients realise their business goals and take control of their financial future. His greatest satisfaction comes from working with people who are passionate about business and are driven to succeed. When he is not celebrating success with his clients, he is standing in the outer at the MCG cheering on the Bombers

Jeremy holds a Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

John Liston

John works across the Business and Financial Advisory areas of the company, helping both business and ambitious individuals achieve their financial goals.

John is a qualified Finance professional with experience at some of the most recognised names in the industry, including Barclays Bank and Ernst and Young. Working in both multi-national banks as well as a small prestigious London Investment Fund, John has a unique breadth of experience in the finance industry in the UK and Australia that has inspired him to help others fulfil their potential.

John holds a Masters of Applied Finance, a Bachelor of Professional Communications and is a qualified Finance & Mortgage Broker.

Kelly Petrie

Kelly Petrie is a qualified accountant who has been working for Liston Newton for 7 years in the Donald office. Kelly has a Bachelor of Commerce and has been working in the accounting industry for 10 years.

Tracey Matherson

For the past 10 years Tracey Matherson has been assisting Liston Newton clients with their business and tax needs.

A qualified CPA, she has worked in tax and accounting since 1998 and has a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance.

Tracey assists clients with the preparation of tax returns and financial statements and gives general advice on business expansion. She also is a team leader, helping staff and the firm to grow successfully with clients.

Andrew Laird

Andrew Laird joined Liston Newton in 2002 from the Australian Taxation Office where he worked for 15 years.

Holding a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, in the past eight years Andrew has specialised in superannuation.

Andrew’s professional integrity serves the best interests of his clients and he particularly enjoys providing solutions for superannuation that will help achieve their financial objectives.

Nathan Campbell

Nathan joined Liston Newton in 2009 as a graduate accountant after completing a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree at Monash University in 2008. 2012 saw Nathan complete his CPA.

Some of the areas Nathan can provide advice in are tax compliance issues for businesses and individuals, the implementation of accounting software and record keeping systems for businesses.

Away from the office, you’ll find Nathan cheering on the Mighty Bombers and Melbourne Victory, having a hit of golf or scoring some runs at the cricket.

Stewart Lane

Stewart Lane joined Liston Newton in 2010, he has a Bachelor of Commerce qualification from Deakin University and has recently completed his Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) accreditation.

Stewart’s role encompasses many facets of accounting including the preparation of Financial Accounts and income Tax returns for Companies, Partnerships, Trusts and individuals together with the preparation of Business Activity Statements. Stewart is also very knowledgeable in the area of Self Managed Superannuation Funds.

Away from the office, Stewart is a keen sportsman and athlete, enjoying competing, especially in the cricket arena and is also an enthusiastic and avid supporter of many other sports.

Daniel Baldwin

Daniel joined Liston Newton as a graduate accountant in early 2016. Shortly after, Daniel completed a Bachelor of Accounting degree at Latrobe University.

Daniel enjoys the challenge of learning various areas of accounting including the preparation of tax returns and financial statements, whilst also assisting with the Preparation of Business Activity Statements.

Outside of work, Daniel supports the Mighty Saints and Chicago Bulls. In his free time, you will find Daniel shooting some hoops or having a round of Golf.

Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan joined Liston Newton as a graduate accountant in early 2016. Andrew completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree at Latrobe University mid year 2017.

Andrew brings an energetic attitude to work and in his role prepares income tax returns for individuals, companies, trust entities, partnerships and small to medium enterprises.

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys playing multiple sports including AFL, Golf and Tennis.


Lyn Dean

Lyn has worked with Kieran for over 30 years. She is an integral part of Kieran’s team interacting with his clients on a daily basis. Her knowledge of Liston Newton clients is both extensive and invaluable and her first thought is ‘How can we assist our clients?’

Lyn is a Francophile visiting France each year to immerse herself in the food, wine and culture.
She enjoys music and catching up with friends on the weekends.

Susan Robertson

Susan has been with Liston Newton since early 2008, in her role as Advisory Services Manager she is the leading driver of the rapidly growing Advisory services team. The role includes in a range of administrative and project management tasks with an emphasis on business development and client services.

Susan has over 10 years of experience in Administration, has trained as a psychiatric nurse and is registered with The McQuaig Institute as an interpreter of psychometric profiling and behavioural questioning.

Away from the office, Susan enjoys going to movies, is a keen Tigers fan and is either planning or enjoying international travel.

Laura Hayes

Laura joined Liston Newton in March 2014. Her role as a Business Services Team Administrator involves all administrative aspects for her team. Laura has several years’ experience working in Accounting Firms both in Victoria and Queensland. Laura’s role also includes assisting Shaun Newton with business valuations including site and client visits.

Outside of work Laura enjoys cooking, dining out, Pilates and socialising with friends & family.

Angela Jones

Angela joined Liston Newton in April 2010 and has a wealth of administration knowledge developed from varying support roles within the business.

As Office Manager, Angela is involved in all administration aspects of the firm from training new staff, being involved with implementing new procedures and programs, assisting the Team Administrators and liaising with clients.

Outside of work Angela likes to spend time with her family and friends, dine out and travel.

Kristene Gregory

Kris has been with Liston Newton since August 2008, in her role as Receptionist she is one of the ‘faces’ of Liston Newton.

During her spare time Kris is an avid music lover and has been involved in the music industry with her family for many years. she is also a keen traveller.

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