Meet The Team

Our dedicated team are committed to ongoing professional development so you enjoy the best technical tax and accounting advice available.  Below are the profiles of our team members.  We invite you to contact them to discuss your accounting, tax and financial requirements.


Josh is the owner and managing Director of O’Bryan & O’Donnell.

With over 20 years’ experience working in public practice, Josh's career started at O’Bryan & O’Donnell as a Trainee Accountant, while completing his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree at Charles Sturt University.

After graduating, Josh moved onto senior and management roles in Perth and then Melbourne, in large national Firms, Grant Thornton and Sothertons.  The grounding was invaluable and he was exposed to a broad range of issues.  His portfolio of clients ranged from small family partnerships to large national corporations. 

During his career he has gained experience and knowledge in:

  • Business Restructuring
  • Small Business Tax Concessions            
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds 
  • Contractor Taxation Issues   
  • Tax Planning Advice & Asset Protection 
  • Business Consultancy & Cash Flow Management 

Outside of work, Josh enjoys spending time with his young family, catching up with friends and following the local football and cricket sides.


Cassandra joined O’Bryan & O’Donnell in 2002 and has completed her Bachelor of Accounting with a joint study in Financial Planning.  She is currently a Provisional Member of Chartered Accountant and is enrolled in CA Program.  She hopes to apply for her full CA ANZ Membership by the end of 2024.

Cassandra is involved in the preparation of Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns and Business Activity Statements for all trading entities, together with the preparation of Financial Statements of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and all aspects of compliance required for these Funds and the special needs of clients.

Outside of work, Cassandra enjoys spending as much time as she can with her family.  She enjoys family outings, in particular fishing trips and camping and enjoys time in her garden and reading.


Jan has been with O’Bryan & O’Donnell since 2000.  Prior to this, she was in Human Resources with a large abattoir and has further public accounting practice experience.  Jan is involved in the preparation of Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns and Business Activity Statements for all trading entities.

Jan also attends to the preparation of Financial Statements of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and all aspects of compliance required for a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund as well as other special client requirements. 

Outside of work, Jan enjoys spending time with her children, keeping up with grandchildren, travelling, cooking, and dining.


Richard joined O'Bryan & O'Donnell in August, 2023 as a Tax Manager.

Richard has over 30 years of experience in Public Accounting, including 8 years as a Tax Partner and 9 years as the Financial Planning Partner at Mogg Osborne.  Prior to this he had worked for Coopers & Lybrand (Melbourne Office) and Lowe Lippmann - St Kilda.

Richard gained his Commerce degree from Deakin University and is a member of CPA Australia.

Richard specialises in Small Business Tax Planning, Business Set Up, Business Restructure, Self Managed Super Funds, Property Investment Tax & Cash flow Analysis, Retirement Planning, Succession planning and Asset Protection.

Richard is a long time Hawthorn supporter and likes to keep fit by walking, cycling and keeping up with his family.


Ashlea started at O’Bryan & O’Donnell in 2017 and works on a part-time basis. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Accounting at Charles Sturt University via distance education.

Outside of the office, Ashlea enjoys renovating her house while running around after her four children.  She has enjoys getting out and about and catching up with friends.


Jan joined O’Bryan & O’Donnell back in 2000 but then went on to have some time away from the office before returning in 2008.  Jan is primarily involved in preparation of Financial Statements, Income Tax Returns and Business Activity Statements for all types of businesses.  She also assists in attending Taxation Office queries on behalf of clients.

In her spare time, Jan enjoys shopping, reading, walking, spending time with family and friends and supporting her favourite Football Club, St Kilda.


Michelle originally commenced with O’Bryan & O’Donnell in 1990 as a Receptionist and Administration Officer before leaving in 2002 to commence business with her husband after purchasing a local Bakery.  After successfully operating one Bakery together and establishing another one, while operating the two simultaneously, Michelle took up another position in administration.

Upon returning to O’Bryan & O’Donnell in 2012 Michelle has worked in our administration team and manages all the Company and Self-Managed Superannuation Fund secretarial requirements.  She also helps co-ordinate the lodgement of Activity Statements and assists with Reception and various adminstration duties.

Outside of the office, Michelle likes being outdoors, following a healthy and active lifestyle and utilising every opportunity to maintain her health and fitness. She enjoys relaxing with a good book or binge watching a good TV series every now and again.  Michelle also likes to follow her son in his football and sporting pursuits.


Denise has been with O’Bryan & O’Donnell since 2006 and is our happy and friendly Receptionist.  She attends to the collating and lodgement of Income Tax Returns and the administration and processing of Income Tax Assessments, together with various other tasks.

Outside of work, Denise loves catching up with her family and friends and enjoys watching her daughters play netball. She enjoys nice relaxing weekends and is always up for a gathering.


Sue has been with O’Bryan & O’Donnell since 1985.  She is involved in office administration and has become a self-taught expert in the use of Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks and assists clients with issues they may have with these programs. 

In her spare time, Sue enjoys spending time with her family, following her sons’ football and entertaining and relaxing.


Lauren first joined O’Bryan & O’Donnell back in 2003.  After several years away working in her family's fruit & vegetable business, she has now re-joined the team.  Lauren is currently working from home and assists staff with internal office tasks and procedures.

Lauren also continues to work with her family and when she is away from the computer, she loves to spend time with her husband and 2 year old daughter.

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