The Mann Judd Association was founded in the early eighties by our Sydney firm. In 1988 our growing association of Australian chartered accounting firms joined the HLB International network. We adopted the ‘HLB’ prefix in 1993, to reflect our increasing participation in the global community.
Over the next thirty years, we would respond to a number of challenges, including economic downturns, volatility, and ongoing regulatory, legislative change as well as pandemics. Throughout we have remained focused on supporting our clients and our people as well as growing HLB Mann Judd in a sustainable and sensible way.
HLB Mann Judd is a reputable name in the business and professional community. We are proud of the impact we have made on our clients and people as well as the communities we serve across the Australasian region. We strive to live our values and we are humbled and honoured to be repeatedly recognised for our client service approach. Our clients tell us we are responsive, reliable, knowledgeable and that we genuinely care.
We have recently adopted HLB’s three strategic pillars of social responsibility – diversity and inclusion, the environment, and the community. We work alongside our friends and colleagues in the HLB global community to create positive change.
Looking ahead, HLB Mann Judd will continue to provide market-leading, innovative and practical solutions for clients. Our vision will remain unchanged – to be the most highly regarded advisory and accounting firm through the growth of our clients and of our people. We will achieve this by seeking honest feedback, developing our skills and knowledge, and remaining socially committed.
To commemorate the milestone, we have interviewed several of our incredible leaders from across the Association. We have asked them to share insights on how they are helping clients prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. Scroll down to learn more about our Future Ready Leadership Series.
HLB Mann Judd is a leading mid-sized chartered accounting group. The Australasian Association consists of 9 member firms and 3 representative firms throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. We are a member of HLB International, the global advisory and accounting network. HLB has a history of innovation, collaboration and is dedicated to helping clients grow across borders.
For Katelyn Adams from HLB Adelaide, the shift from traditional spreadsheet accounting, to advising corporates on every aspect of their operations and growth has been an incredible experience. Acting as a non-executive director and company secretary on a number of boards, Katelyn plays a critical role in governance, risk and strategy oversight.
Transformation is a term often used but rarely truly understood. Two decades after graduating as accountant, HLB Sydney's Fiona Dixon, pivoted to the world of automation and robotics. Initially, what started as a novel conversation for clients has increasingly entered the mainstream and is now considered key to a business’ strategic growth.
After making the decision to remain with HLB early on in his career, Rowan Tracey from HLB Perth has been rewarded with the progression to partnership. Although ‘responsiveness’ has long been part of the firm’s mantra, it is now an expectation. Staying ahead of increasing regulatory changes and technology has seen business advisers shift to becoming more adaptable and agile.
There has always been synergy between HLB and the way Georgina advises clients. She provides family office services, bringing together expertise from across the firm to provide a holistic framework of advice. Working with family groups is dynamic and ever-changing and requires effective communication to achieve the best possible outcome for the next generation.