Committed to our core values.

Connected through our culture. Together we make it happen.

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.

Where we are today

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.

Where we are headed

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.


The effort and skill of our partners and staff – particularly over the past couple of years – and their commitment to our core values, continues to make HLB Mann Judd a destination firm.
Tony Fittler
Chair, Australasian Association

About HLB Mann Judd

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.

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    Future Ready Leadership Series

    Future proofing client organisations

    For Kapil Kukreja from HLB Melbourne, the firm’s growing risk and advisory practice is crucial to helping clients innovate through improvements to operational and financial efficiencies. Kapil’s role encompasses everything from governance reviews to assessing processes at the strategic, financial and compliance level – adding real, tangible value to clients.

    Kapil's story


    Strategic growth through automation

    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.

    Fiona's story

    Fiona Dixon

    A holistic approach for impact

    There has always been synergy between HLB and the way Georgina Ridhalgh 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.

    Georgina's story

    Georgina Ridhalgh

    Responsiveness, agility and stability

    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.

    Rowan's story

    Rowan Tracey