HBS Team

Meet the Accounting Team at HBS Accountants
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John Humphries CA

John began practising in 1988 and is both a Chartered Accountant ‘CA’ and a Certified Practising Accountant ‘CPA’ and holds degrees in both Economics and Accounting. Prior to commencing practice John worked for the Australian Taxation Office in various technical roles after which he spent two years in corporate tax with one of the large international accounting firms. His true calling, though, was to be able to apply his extensive tax and business knowledge and experience to small business enterprises. John views dealing with true business owners as far more interesting and rewarding than dealing with public companies. John is married and away from the office he enjoys watching sport, trying to play golf, reading crime novels and, of course, wine.
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Tia Whiteman

Tia joined the HBS Accountants team in 2005. She has completed her Diploma in Accounting. She has a strong business and management background.
Whilst with HBS Accountants she has especially enjoyed working with new business structures, helping them from the start and being part of their success and growth.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time and travelling with her teenage son.


Andrea Williams

Andrea joined HBS Accountants in 2006. Andrea has completed an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Her primary role at HBS Accountants involves the preparation of tax returns and financial reports for all entities. Her areas of interest are Self-Managed Super Funds and MYOB accounting, particularly Cloud accounting. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband. She is actively involved in their sports, including football and cricket.

Debbie Brass

Debbie joined HBS Accountants in February 2015. She has over 20 years of experience in the accounting and taxation industry. She attended Adelaide TAFE to study Financial Accounting. Debbie is married with two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and keeping fit.


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Carolyn Dowling

Practise Administrator
Carolyn joined the HBS team in August 2019.  She has many years experience in Administration and Customer Service. She lives locally and enjoys living near the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
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Ruth Humphrey

Ruth is a specialist in preparing tax returns for individuals and investors.