Tori van der Donk is the founding Partner of Aegis Business Services, and is a Registered Tax Agent, and Chartered Accountant with many
years of bookkeeping, tax and accounting experience. Tori is passionate about the accounting industry and is very active in industry groups,
including representing bookkeepers on the Xero Partner Advisory Council (XPAC) since 2018. In 2020 she was named one of the Top 50 Women in
Accounting. She has experience working with a variety of businesses and even worked in many industries, such as engineering, hospitality,
childcare, media, sales, construction, and retail. In her spare time, Tori is happily married, mum to two adult children and is a member of
an all-female a Cappella choir.
Karen Lindsay joined Aegis Business Services in 2019 and in 2021 became a Partner. Karen is a Registered BAS Agent and has over 20 years experience in and around accounting & bookkeeping. She has worked in a variety of industries, such as wholesale and retail organisations, entertainment and creative industries, and accounting practices. Originally from New Zealand where she completed her Bachelor of Commerce Degree, she has also lived and worked in London & South Africa before settling in Brisbane in 2006. When Karen isn't in the office she enjoys participating or encouraging her children from the sideline in many sporting activities or exploring the beautiful camping spots that South East Queensland has to offer.
Melissa joined Aegis Business Services as a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and around
18 years’ experience. She has worked in various accounting firms and in business and enjoys assisting clients including small businesses
with their accounting and tax affairs. Originally from Sydney, Melissa moved to Brisbane 5 years ago and has settled in the beautiful
Redlands area with her partner and her young son who both keep her entertained and full of laughs every day.
Lee is a double degree holder in the Philippines: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Science Major in Financial Management Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant (PHL) who has three years experience in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Payroll and Taxation (PHL). She is always embracing new knowledge, learnings and growth professionally which is why being a part of ABS Team has been a great opportunity as she endeavours herself into learning new knowledge such as taxation in Australia
Lizette joins the Aegis team with 25 years' experience in bookkeeping. Originally from South Africa, she moved to Australia in 2006 with her husband and 3 sons, originally settling in Darwin before moving to Brisbane. She completed her Cert IV in Bookkeeping and is a registered BAS agent. She has many years' experience working on multiple clients in accounting and bookkeeping firms.
In her spare time Lizette enjoys crocheting, hiking, camping and spending time outdoors with her family. Most recently she welcomed her first grandchild into the family and enjoys cuddling her.
Jenna joins us from South Africa where she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting as well as an Honours Degree in Taxation (SA) and a Higher Diploma in International Tax. She has over 10 years experience in bookkeeping, accounting and taxation. She brings with her a passion for numbers and a desire to assist our clients in understanding the financial side of their business. When Jenna isn't number crunching, she enjoys spending time with her family and running after two very energetic boys.
Rena has joined the Aegis team with 18 years’ experience in accounting and bookkeeping within Australia and overseas. Rena is originally from the Philippines and attained her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (PHL). She then studied and completed her Master of Accounting at Kaplan Business School in Brisbane whilst achieving High Distinction awards in five subjects.
Rena continuously displays a high level of commitment and strong work ethic with her many years of experience in
accounting and bookkeeping in various industries such as education, retail, construction, cooperatives, and the maritime industry.
She enjoys spending time with her family and has an interest in cross stitching, diamond painting and gardening.
Adelle has returned to Aegis Business Services and brings with her a renewed energy & passion for bookkeeping. With over 10 years experience and excellent knowledge of Xero, QBO & MYOB, she is a certified Bookkeeper and registered BAS Agent. Adelle has a background in Hospitality, Recruitment and Office Administration and brings to the team her organisational skills, attention to detail and enthusiasm to assist businesses at all levels.
Jeanette is a graduate of German studies and a UK qualified chartered accountant and tax accountant. She has worked as both an internal and external auditor, as a tax and project accountant and up until recently as an office manager. She has worked for the accounting profession, multinational chemical and glass companies, a medical centre, a building company and a legal practice.
Joe joined the Aegis team in June 2021. With a UK qualification from the Association of Accounting Technicians she brings with her over 30 years’ experience in accounts, bookkeeping and admin in various industries. Having originally emigrated from the UK, Joe is an avid West Ham United Football supporter and enjoys her weekly trivia at the local pub and socialising with friends. She also enjoys travelling and sitting by the ocean.
Amira joined the Aegis team in 2021, working remotely from Sydney. Her experience has been within running her own various businesses using Quickbooks as well as using MYOB when working as a disability service manager. She has experience within the cleaning and disability industries as well as a keen interest in the ecommerce sector. She has a passion for numbers and financial education. She has completed a Cert IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting and is currently studying her Diploma of Accounting. She enjoys reading, swimming, ice-skating and spending time with family and friends.
Gita has worked withing the accounting industry since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). She has worked in the retail
industry as a manager for the last 5 years before joining the team at Aegis Business Services. Outside of work, Gita loves spending time
with her daughter and going out. She also loves reading and watching crime investigations and self-development books as she is always
looking to improve herself whether it be at work or in her home life.
Delene joined Aegis Business Services in 2021 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Operations and Management Accounting with Tax. With over 25 years’ experience in a variety of industries such as manufacturing and accounting, Delene offers a wide knowledge base to support our clients. Delene is passionate about acquiring knowledge to streamline processes and working with numbers. Originally from South Africa, her family settled in Brisbane in 2005. When Delene is not in the office she spends time with her family and supports their children in dancing and other activities. She also enjoys meeting her friends for a catch-up.
Stephen joins Aegis Business Services as Business Manager. In the past twenty years, Stephen has held various management roles from construction to hospitality and brings his experience as a Business Manager to the team.
Janice worked as an Administration Manager in South Africa for 10 years where she excelled with her organisational skills and friendly
personality. She also has a Diploma in Beauty Therapy and worked in a spa for 2 years. She moved to Australia from South Africa with her
son, and husband, in May 2016 and was a stay at home mum for 10 months while the family settled. She also currently handles all the
corporate administration for the tax team and has implemented new software systems for the business.
Neena has formerly worked in Early Childhood as an Educator and in admin between being a stay-at-home mum to her 4 children. She joined
the Aegis team in April 2021 and is usually the first point of call when calling our offices or going through your client onboarding. In
her spare time Neena loves being creative (sewing, painting etc). She also enjoys swimming, horse riding, travelling internationally and
adventures with her family.