About Us

Simon Hillier

Simon Hillier

Simon Hillier joined the firm in 1999 after the first 12 years of his working life in a large independent second tier firm in Adelaide where he became a Business Services Manager.

Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis joined the firm in 2002 after working for three years in Public Practice and fifteen years with one of the major banks.

In 2002 Simon became a director and shareholder of the firm with John Wake as part of a succession plan for John. Simon is now Managing Director and very proud of the firm and the professional relationship built with its clients.

He has experience with varied non primary and primary industries, advising on Taxation, Business and Superannuation planning, Simon enjoys his role as a sounding board in an advisory capacity to assist the firm's clients better their financial positions, which in turn on flows to their lifestyles and attaining goals.

Professional Qualifications/Membership:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia
  • Chartered Tax Adviser with Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered ASIC Agent

He is also past Treasurer of the St Peters Old Scholars Association and is involved with the Eastern Dragon's Junior Cricket Club. Simon is married to Sylvia, who assists the firm with its administration. They have two sons which involves them with cricket, basketball, rugby union, soccer and football.

Originally from Adelaide, Richard has spent the best part of his working years in regional South Australia towns including, Kingston S E, Laura, Port Pirie, Crystal Brook and Ceduna before returning to Adelaide.

Professional Qualifications / Membership:

  • Bachelor of Business with Uni SA
  • Chartered Tax Advisor with Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Affiliate Member with Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered ASIC Agent

Richard's other interests beyond work involve family time with his wife and three children, tennis during summer and regular social gatherings with family and friends.

Richard's keen interest in tennis has resulted in a number of different roles at the Blackwood Tennis Club from maintenance to Club President over the past 10 years.