Melissa is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience working with business and property owners as well as high-wealth individuals. Previously a Partner at Deloitte, she co-founded GENFOCUS with Ingrid to support her local Canberra business community. An experienced listener, ... READ MORE
People + Culture
A culture of collaboration.
Thanks to our genuine team approach, experience and generational diversity, we unite people and businesses, bringing everyone together to achieve your ambition.
Our team aspires to make a difference to your personal and professional life in valuable ways, developing considered paths forward that are perfectly suited to you.
Meet the GENFOCUS team
Ingrid is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience working in strategic accounting and investment firms to help people achieve their business and personal ambitions. During her decades of work in the business community, Ingrid recognised the need for an advisory firm dedicated to ... READ MORE
Sandy has been advising businesses for more than 15 years after starting her career in the banking industry. She joined GENFOCUS to thrive in an environment that supports taking the time to work with clients and genuinely consider their needs. As our Senior Advisor, Sandy provides strategic ... READ MORE
Gemma is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience in major accounting and management consulting firms as well as in-house finance and business management roles. Adept at the details and making the complex simple, Gemma is particularly experienced at working with larger structures, ... READ MORE
A Chartered Accountant, Alex has five years of experience in tax and accounting services. He enjoys and excels at working with our trade clients as well as other professionals. Alex always reaches out to his network to help a client solve a problem, ensuring their risk is reduced while minimising ... READ MORE
Cassandra (known to us as Cass) is our in-house Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) compliance specialist and strategist. She is also a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience, an Authorised Representative of The SMSF Advisers Network, and has completed her RG146 compliance for ... READ MORE
Oli has been part of our team, working on a wide range of client tax returns and accounts since we founded GENFOCUS. He takes a keen interest in other areas of personal finance and business and likes to meet with clients to talk about other opportunities they may have. Oli has developed superb ... READ MORE
Ruby has a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance and is currently studying for her Chartered Accountant qualification. Since she started working with us to develop her business accounting skills, Ruby has quickly demonstrated a strong analytical mind and grasp of financial information. Ruby has a ... READ MORE
Sonya is our Office Manager. She keeps our wheels turning and treats our business as she would her own. After running a family business, she joined GENFOCUS, working with our client services team to support our advisors and assist with delivering excellent customer service. We encourage you to ... READ MORE
Sophie is Executive Assistant to Melissa and Ingrid, and she supports us in client service and administration. She prides herself on her professionalism and the presentation and reputation of our business. Whether you need information from us, forms to be signed or records to be returned – Sophie ... READ MORE