Our Team

David Johnston


Auditor / Director
David Johnston

David has been involved in audit work since joining Carrick Ashmead as a graduate in 1990. He has experience in audit work from small incorporated associations, trust accounts, large companies and superannuation funds. David become a partner in the former Carrick Ashmead in 2002 and has been actively involved in management of the audit division.


Kent Gripske

B.Com CPA C.dec

Kent  Gripske

Kent started his accounting career at a young age of 15, working after school for an Accountant in his hometown of Warwick.  In January 1999, he began work with Carrick Ashmead and become a partner in July 2002. Through his career, Kent has developed his abilities to help Business's operate and develop their own systems and processes, learning from this experience that being an accountant is more than just the numbers.

Shelley Porter

CPA, MBA (Acc), B Bus (Ag), Registered Company Auditor (ASIC)

Audit Manager
Shelley Porter

Shelley is the Audit Manager of Queensland Audit Services with over 16 years of professional experience in audit. Shelley spent 9 years with a firm affiliated with a top tier firm and KPMG before making the transition to QLD Audit Services in June 2010.

Throughout her career Shelley has obtained significant experience in audits of companies both small and large, not for profit, trust accounts, self-managed superannuation funds, auditor general, joint ventures and aboriginal corporations. Read more

Bimal Chand

B Arts Accounting, Management & Public Admin

Audit Supervisor
Bimal Chand

Bimal completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Management and Public Administration at the University of the South Pacific and then became a Tax Auditor at the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service where the role required risk profiling of taxpayers’ income tax assessments, interpreting and analysing tax legislation, ascertaining under-declared assessable income and determining non-deductible expenses.

Bimal has an extensive history not only in internal and external auditing best practice across the public, private and community sectors but also in record keeping, systems, process documentation, procedure, risk and legislation. Read more

Joanne Dodd

QAS Administrative Officer
Joanne Dodd

Joanne Dodd began her career with Queensland Audit Services (QAS) in 2009, gaining unparalleled experience in the Qld auditing space, while establishing herself as a proven administrative officer. Also helping Carrick Aland when administrative and reception support is required, Jo is known for her systems and workflow efficiency. Whilst QAS's work is widespread throughout the state and nationally, Jo is proud to call Dalby home. Read more