Our Team

Meet the senior team at NKH Knight

At NKH Knight we have a highly skilled team of professionals and support staff who work together seamlessly to provide exceptional service to all our clients. Get to know us a little better by clicking the profiles below.

Simon Howard

Position: CEO

Qualifications: BCom CA GradDipAppFin

Simon’s professional experience has predominantly been based in the professional service industry, both in Australia and the UK.

Simon started his career in the Taxation Division of Ernst & Young in Perth and worked his way up to the position of Senior Accountant before leaving for the UK in March 2003. His responsibilities included tax compliance and tax planning related work for a variety of large and listed companies.

In the UK Simon worked for a large private business called 1st Contact where he progressively moved up the ranks to ultimately fill the role of Managing Director – Structured Products based in London and more recently Managing Director – International based in Melbourne. This time at 1st Contact gave Simon experience in a variety of different business management disciplines ranging from operational efficiency and system management through to customer service, marketing and business development. A key takeaway from this experience was the importance of leadership and people management in service based businesses.

After contract roles at KPMG and NAB in Melbourne, Simon returned to Perth to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of NKH Knight. In this role Simon reports to the Board and is involved in the formulation and delivery of the group strategy as well as the day to day management of the business.

Simon has exceptionally strong people and financial skills.  These attributes paired with; positive tenacity, and an innate ability to integrate seamlessly; enable him to represent NKH Knight and it’s divisions successfully. In his spare time Simon loves spending time with his four young kids outdoors.

Greg Berry

Position: Director – NKH Business Advisors & Accountants

Qualifications: BBus FCPA

Greg has been in public practice since 1986 and has advised a variety of clients, particularly in the construction, manufacturing, service station, property development, primary production and medical industries.

Greg has extensive knowledge and expertise in assisting with and undertaking property development and syndications.

Greg is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australian (FCPA) and the Taxation Institute of Australia (FTIA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

Sandra Di Lollo

Position: Director – Head of NKH Business Advisors & Accountants

Qualifications: BBus CPA

Sandro is the Head of NKH Business Advisors & Accounts and is also a Director of NKH Knight. Sandro has been with NKH Business Advisors & Accountants for 17 years and has been a Director of NKH Knight since 2002.

Sandro has over 20 years experience in providing accounting, taxation and business advice. His clients include many independently wealthy individuals and a broad range of small-to-medium sized businesses primarily from the professional services, building and construction, mining services and property investment sectors.

Sandro’s strengths lie in maximising profit and wealth creation for his clients. Sandro regularly provides advice concerning strategic planning, budgeting, analytical reporting, benchmarking, risk management and asset protection.

Sandro loves spending quality time with his family and also enjoys participating in local football both as a player, administrator and coach.

Peter Farlie

Position: Director – Knight Financial Advisors

Qualifications: BBus CFP

Peter is a Director of Knight Financial Advisors (KFA) and has been advising clients of KFA for 7 years. Peter joined KFA in March 2006 after spending three years as a Paraplanner at DFS Advisory Services in Melbourne, a role which provided him with a very strong technical understanding of strategies for high net worth clients.

Peter is a graduate from RMIT University and has completed his Certified Financial Planner accreditation; he is currently studying toward CPA status. Peter provides highly personalised wealth creation and risk protection strategies for our clients to achieve their long term goals. Peter has a particular focus on providing advice in relation to Self Managed Super Funds and direct equity portfolios.

Outside of work, Peter enjoys cricket as both a player and spectator, and he also loves to get out on the golf course whenever possible. Peter also enjoys seeing his beloved Geelong Football Club at every opportunity.

Peter is an authorised representative of NKH Knight Holdings Pty Ltd (AFSL 438 631).

Jason Featherby

Position: Director – Head of Knight Financial Advisors

Qualifications: BBus GradDipFP FFin CFP

Jason is the Head of Knight Financial Advisors and a Director of NKH Knight. Jason is an astute financial planner and business manager. He has over 12 years experience providing financial planning advice. Prior to financial planning Jason was a stockbroker; advising institutions and private clients on their investment strategies. Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients and his approach to financial planning is a practical one.

Jason’s strength lies in helping his clients to articulate and realise their financial objectives. He is an expert in designing investment strategies, retirement preparation plans and structuring superannuation, risk management and asset and life protection and the development of estate planning strategies. However Jason’s success with clients is in ensuring that these plans and strategies can be easily implemented and evolve with the client’s circumstances. Jason takes pride in helping his clients create and protect their wealth.

Jason is an authorised representative of NKH Knight Holdings Pty Ltd (AFSL 438 631).

Steve Gava

Position: Director – NKH Business Advisors & Accountants

Qualifications: BBus CPA

Steve is a Director of NKH Knight and heads his own team within NKH Business Advisors & Accountants. Over the years Steve has held many roles at NKH Business Advisors & Accountants and in the wider NKH Knight group.

Steve has worked in the financial, taxation and business services sector since 1987, bringing a wealth of experience to his clients. Steve provides accounting, tax and business advice to a wide range of clients in the professional, wholesale, retail, manufacturing, mining and construction, property and primary production sectors. Steve is a specialist in business structuring, taxation planning, capital gains tax and business valuations.

Steve also provides specialist strategic advice to many of his clients, focusing on business development and strategic management.

Steve is a very proud family man and loves spending time with his wife and two children. He enjoys a healthy lifestyle, working out in the gym, beach running and assisting with his children’s sporting activities.

Simon Headon

Position: Director – NKH Business Advisors & Accountants

Qualifications: BBus CPA

Simon is a Director at NKH Knight and runs his own team within NKH Business Advisors & Accountants. Simon has over 25 years professional accounting experience and has been an integral member of the NKH team since 1988. Simon also held the role of Managing Director for  NKH Business Advisors & Accountants for a number of years.

Simon provides advice in a number of areas including accounting, tax, budgeting, forecasting, estate planning for small/medium business. Simon’s experience managing the operations of NKH Business Advisors & Accountants over a number of years demonstrated to him the realities of running a business. This is why Simon’s advice takes into consideration the practicality of implementation – his advice is actionable.

When Simon is away from the office, he loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Mark Smith

Position: Director – NKH Business Advisors & Accountants

Qualifications: BBus FCPA

Mark has been in public practice since 1985 and has advised a variety of clients, particularly in mining, primary production, property development, retailing and medical services. He also advises on business succession.

Mark is currently a director and company secretary of a publicly-listed mining company and advises clients on corporate matters and listing requirements for the Australian Stock Exchange.

He is a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australian (FCPA) and the Taxation Institute of Australia (FTIA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He has served boards with a number of not-for-profit organizations.

Mark has also actively served on various committees in the Asia-Pacific Region for the JHI group. JHI is a global network of highly-regarded independent accountancy, business advisor and financial consultancy firms. The leading association of its kind, JHI exists to enhance the ability of member firms and their clients to drive business locally and internationally through a variety of distinctive programs and services. Mark has been involved with JHI since 1999.

Dean Hemmingsen
Associate Director

Position: Associate Director – NKH Business Advisors & Accountants

Qualifications: BCom LLB DIPMGT CTA CA

Dean joined NKH Business Advisors & Accountants in 2011. His current role sees him assisting businesses with decision making using financial information, accounting software selection and advice, business planning and execution of those plans plus accounting and tax compliance.

Dean’s has over 10 years experience in global tax, accounting and business advisory in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. Prior to settling in Australia Dean worked as a Tax Executive for one of the largest companies on the FTSE in London, in that role he oversaw corporate tax compliance for the UK group. Dean has also worked for 2 of the Big 4 accounting firms in taxation roles.

He has degrees in Accounting & Finance and Law, is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has been admitted to the High Court in New Zealand. He has a Diploma of Management and is qualified to give advice on superannuation under ASIC’s RG146. He is also the Treasurer for the Local Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

Dean has extensive experience across various industries, consulting on best practice; financial modelling; business management and performance reporting; the best structures to save tax; accounting systems like MYOB, Xero and Quickbooks; succession planning; estate planning and assisting clients re-organise their affairs to be as efficient and cost effective as possible.

In his spare time Dean enjoys exploring Perth, cycling, watching & playing sports, and spending time with his beautiful family.

Kieran Trim
Associate Director

Position: Associate Director – NKH Business Advisors & Accountants

Qualifications: BCom CA

Kieran is an Associate Director at NKH Business Advisors & Accountants.  Kieran joined NKH in 2005 and has over 12 years experience in providing accounting, taxation and business advisory services.

Kieran is a Chartered Accountant and he provides services to a broad range of clients.  He assists his clients to achieve their financial objectives by providing personalised accounting, taxation and business advice and he provides the guidance necessary for his clients to successfully manage their financial affairs.

Kieran is a family man and loves spending time with his wife and two children.  He is also a sports fanatic and particularly enjoys soccer, tennis and AFL.