Recently, the firm celebrated several significant achievements over a team lunch.
Principals, Mark and Chris celebrated 20 years in partnership, Sally celebrated her 20th anniversary with the firm, we announced the appointment of our Emerging Leaders, Will, Alice and Samantha to the roles of Associate Director and acknowledged the appointment of Kirsty to Chief Operating Officer.
In 1999, Mark O’Brien acquired the practice from his father Des, and soon after Chris Mullins joined him. Together Mark and Chris have navigated challenges, driven change and achieved success to grow the business into what it is today; a full-service accounting and financial planning firm with almost 30 staff, located in Ivanhoe, servicing a diverse range of clients across Victoria and Tasmania. Throughout this journey the one constant and key to success has been our clients. We work with a dynamic and interesting client base; individuals, businesses and family groups, with varying concerns and challenges across a broad range of industries. We wish to acknowledge the many clients who have been with us for the entire twenty plus years, we thank you for your loyalty.
In addition to clients, the other key factor in the success of O’Brien’s has been the commitment of several long-term team members, one of whom is Sally James. Sally commenced with O’Brien’s in 1999 as a Graduate and has progressed her career with the firm to her current role as Associate Director. We have had a pleasure of celebrating many milestones with Sally including her marriage to Simon and the arrival of their son Charlie. Sally has extensive professional client relationships and plays a key role in mentoring and leading other team members. Thank you Sally for your dedication and commitment to O’Brien’s and our clients.
Our ‘promote from within’ policy, part of the firm’s corporate strategy, provides team members with the opportunity and motivation to progress their career within the firm. Mentoring, coaching and support from Principals provides a platform for career advancement. The O’Brien leadership team is delighted to announce the appointment of Will Sullivan, Alice Rush and Samantha Greene to the role of Associate Director and acknowledge them as emerging leaders within the firm. These team members have demonstrated commitment to their careers, willingness to take on additional responsibility, accountability and leadership. In addition, we announce the appointment of Kirsty Blake to Director. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, Kirsty plays a key role in the operational and strategic management of the firm. Congratulations to Will, Alice, Samantha and Kirsty.