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Meet the team

Inspire are made up of 3 teams. Our combined experience includes construction, mining, tourism and retail industries plus a dedicated team who look after self-managed super funds. The Inspire teams are headed by 3 partners in the business Gary West, Melinda Kidd and Richard Wainwright.

Gary West

Director (CA, CPA)
Director (CA, CPA)

Gary West is the driving force behind the Inspire Team.  Having over 30 years’ experience in working with small and medium businesses both as an accountant and in mentoring roles.

He wakes up each day feeling empowered to assist his clients in achieving their personal and business goals. He is not one to shy away from telling the truth if it means opening the doors to opportunity.

Gary’s ability to explain things in simple terms allows his clients to understand their business so they can make better lifestyle and financial decisions.  Gary is a Charted Accountant and CPA along with being a Registered Company Auditor.

Craig Maytom

Senior Accountant (CPA)

Kate Paton

Senior Accountant (CPA)

Tenille Da Rin Perette


Rick Murray

Trainee Accountant

Karen Eveleigh

Melinda Kidd

Director (CA, CPA, DFP)
Director (CA, CPA, DFP)

Melinda is a Charted Accountant with 20 years’ experience working with small to medium size businesses. She strives to deliver continuous improvement in her clients businesses, their work life balance and their financial freedom through by quarterly advisory meetings and annual strategic meetings.

Although income tax is the core of any accounting firm, Melinda understands that her client’s value more than this expertise.  Melinda believes in developing great working relationships that are built on trust in sharing her opinion and advice on strategic planning, major asset purchases, growth in their business and setting their business up for their succession.

Melinda also holds qualifications and expertise in financial planning, superannuation and advice on retirement planning, estate planning and risk insurance.

Nikaylia Wise

Senior Accountant

Alison King

Michael King


Madison Pittaway


Shaye Helenius

Melinda's Personal Assistant & Office Manager

Richard Wainwright


Richo has over 10 years’ experience bringing 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. 

On top of the ordinary role of aChartered Accountant managing clients and staff he is also sought out internally for the more challenging and complex legislation and situations aswell as mentoring and training of our staff.  He has in-depth, practical expertise in a wide-range of business areas such as taxation, business advisory, mentoring and coaching, structuring, asset protection, succession planning, debt and finance structuring. 

His aim is to use that care and experience to deliver advice in a way that you can understand and implement as well as tailor that advice to help you get the most out of your affairs and achieve your goals.

Demi Roberts

Trainee Accountant

Kim Osborne


Bec Norton

Personal assistant to Richard Wainwright
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