Partner Profiles

Mark Lang BCom, FCA, FFin, DFP


Mark’s career spans over 20 years in the financial services industry in both Australia and the UK. After completing his Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Finance) he completed his professional accounting qualification with a "big 4" chartered accounting firm. Following this, he held a number of roles in financial services as a management accountant, corporate finance analyst, private banker and equity analyst in both Melbourne and London. For a large part of this time, he operated a successful part time accounting practice.

Mark is an active investor in direct property and the stock market, and can provide clients with detailed financial advice across both these major asset classes. In addition, Mark has a detailed understanding of the different holding structures available to investors and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Mark’s professional qualifications and memberships include:

  • Fellow – Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Fellow – Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment
  • Public Practising Certificate

Manick C Dey (Nick), MIPA CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor)


Nick has over 30 years experience in public practice, in both Kenya (East Africa) and Australia.

Nick is a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants and is also a Chartered Tax Advisor. Nick has specific experience in management accounting, auditing of superannuation funds, tax planning and creation of structures for asset protection.

He is a qualified accountant with public practice certificate and is also a registered tax agent.

Lisa Mackechnie BCom, FCA, MTax


Lisa has over 20 years experience working in Big 4, mid-tier and smaller accounting firms in both Melbourne and London. For much of her career she has been responsible for managing the tax and accounting advisory and compliance obligations of a broad client base and has specialised in providing advice to clients on a variety of complex taxation and accounting issues.

Lisa works proactively with business owners to provide commercially-focused accounting, taxation and business advice. This advice enables her clients to understand their numbers, improve their results and focus on the development and growth of their business with the confidence that their accounting and tax issues are being addressed.

Lisa’s professional qualifications and memberships include:

  • Fellow – Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Master of Tax
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Public Practising Certificate

John Webb, AAMI MFAA


John has over 35 years experience in general management and senior financial controller positions within large international and national companies. John has also worked in overseas postings in the USA, and South East Asia.

He holds a graduate diploma in finance, and management, and has worked as an independent consultant to small and medium businesses.

He is founding member of Accounting First, where he has bought his skills to bear in management consulting, taxation planning and finance broking for individuals and businesses.