Meet Gary West and his team

Meet Gary West and his team

Gary West | DIRECTOR
E: | P: 07 4914 2400
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Gary has over 30 years’ experience as an accountant working with small and medium businesses. His passion is to see business owners achieve what they want from their business whether those goals are monetary or lifestyle related. He helps his clients achieve their goals in three ways:

  1. By making the business non dependent on the owners where possible
  2. By showing business owners how to increase profitability
  3. By minimising taxes payable without taking unnecessary risks.

His clients appreciate his ability to explain things in simple terms, the care he shows for their affairs and his enthusiasm to improve their lifestyle and financial position. Gary is both a Chartered Accountant and CPA along with being a Registered Company Auditor.


Richard Wainwright | Senior Accountant


Richo is a manger bringing experience, care and a high-level of knowledge across a number of areas in business and finance. Since joining in 2008 he has built a rapport with the clients he deals with through his care and sharp sense of humour. In his time with us he has also developed a strong knowledge across the firm and our client’s affairs. On top of the ordinary role of a Chartered Account of managing clients and staff he is also sought out internally for the more challenging and complex rules and situations as well as mentoring and training of our staff. He has expertise in a wide-range of business areas such as taxation, business advisory, mentoring and coaching, structuring including asset protection, debt and finance structuring and succession planning.


Kate Sherry | Accountant


Kate has worked with Inspire since 2013. She supports both Gary and Melinda’s teams and is the best person to go to if you have questions about your accounting software, whether it is MYOB, Quickbooks or Xero. She has completed her accounting degree and is now studying her Chartered Accountancy program. She has gained a broad range of knowledge from preparing tax returns and completing Business Activity Statements to helping clients with any issues they might have in terms of software and data files.

Bec Norton | Trainee Accountant


Bec is a trainee accountant and has recently begun studying a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting & Financial Management at James Cook University. She started with us in January 2016 working with Gary’s team. She brings great enthusiasm and strives to produce great quality work while not forgetting to have fun in the process. Client care and their success are at the forefront of her mind in all aspects of work life.



Business support and advice which goes further than balancing the books! Achieving our goals and pushing the goal line further.

Amanda Bishop, Tropical Exposure