Dennis Banks - Director
Dennis is jointly responsible for the overall management of the business and setting its strategic direction. Dennis has been involved in public practice locally for over 35 years assisting clients in both the day to day and strategic elements of their accounting and financial activities.
He has significant expertise in the area of small and medium business along with substantial accounting, taxation and financial knowledge that provides enormous benefits to our diverse client base.
Dennis holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and a member of the National Tax Agents Association, National Institute of Public Accountants, the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants, Australian Institute of Training & Development and the Taxation Institute of Australia.
Michael Banks - Director
Michael is jointly responsible for the overall management of the business and setting its strategic direction. Michael also takes a keen interest in developing and growing the financial and personal services division of the Group.
Before joining the DRB Group, Michael spent 15 years as a management consultant working in Australia and the United Kingdom. During this time, Michael consulted to some of Australia's most well known corporations including Amcor, AMP, Australian Rail Track Corporation, ACI Glass (Owens-Illinois) and The Crane Group Ltd.
Michael holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Strategic Management (with Distinction) from the University of Wollongong. He is a professional member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, and the Industrial Relations Society of Australia.
Peter Blackett CFP® – Director
Peter is a Director and leads our Financial Advising team. He has more than 20 years experience in providing financial advisory services to clients in the Illawarra. Prior to joining the DRB Group, Peter held senior financial advising positions with a major Building Society. Peter is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP™) and is dedicated to building a strong rapport with both his clients and their professional service providers. Further to this, Peter also has substantial experience in accounting and focuses on developing client strategies that encompass lifestyle needs and are financially and tax effective.
Kellie Stannard – Director
Kellie is a Director in the DRB Group, and a qualified accountant who has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Wollongong. Kellie has been an employee of the DRB Group since the establishment of the firm at its current location in 1999. Kellie has over 15 years of management and accounting experience and manages a range of accounting clients with a particular focus on newly formed and emerging businesses.
Naomi Rao - Director
Naomi is a Director in the Group and her responsibilities include managing the superannuation accounting and corporate services functions of the business. Naomi has been with the DRB Group for over 13 years and has extensive experience in the field of superannuation accounting. Naomi has completed her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance and holds her CPA status.
Richard Stanizzo – Director
Richard has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and taxation, with 17 of them being with the DRB Group. Richard specialises in the setup of structures for small and medium sized business clients and can advise on the best structure for clients; taking into consideration asset protection and taxation advantages. Richard manages a range of small and medium business clients and has a strong knowledge of all areas of taxation. Richard has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting from the University of Wollongong, is a member of CPA Australia with CPA status and a registered tax agent. Richard is also a Justice of the Peace in NSW and has Italian as a second language.
Luigi Villella - Director
Luigi has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting attained at the University of Wollongong as well as completing the CPA program. He has over 10 years experience in the Accounting Industry and is skilled in dealing with clients that have more complex business structures and accounting needs. His knowledge of the Capital Gains Tax system is extensive. Luigi has Italian as a second language.
Narelle Adams - Director
Narelle is a Director at the DRB Group and draws on over 20 years experience in the Accounting industry. Narelle caters to individuals, small to medium business and complex business structures in a wide number of industries. Narelle's strong technical knowledge in all areas of taxation together with her practical experience enable her to provide tailored business solutions for her clients. She hold a bachelor of business degree from the University of Technology Sydney, is a registered tax agent and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.