Team Members

ALBERT GIGL – PRINCIPAL

AlbAlbert-photo-size-reducedert Gigl commenced his professional career in 1983 with KPMG after completing his Bachelor of Business degree at RMIT University. Moving to a smaller accounting practice Albert became a partner of Hunt Frame & Partners in 1992. At the time that the Superannuation Guarantee legislation was introduced, Albert was building a reputation in advising self-managed superannuation fund trustees. He completed his diploma of Financial Planning in 1999 and became a Certified Financial Planner as well as a designated financial planning specialist with the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Albert established MW Partners in 2005 and continues to work with motivated dentists and medical specialists who wish to make the most of their professional opportunities.  Albert actively runs the business building strong partnerships and alliances with other areas of the profession.

With over 30 year’s experience in advising clients, he demystifies their dental accounts and helps them understand the financial side of dentistry.

Albert has seen literally 1000s of dental accounts over the years and has built up a wealth of benchmarking expertise to show dentists where they are winning and losing. He advises clients on improving their wealth through services such as practice acquisitions and disposal, setting up in practice, cash-flow forecasts, calculating expense sharing agreements for associates, implementing business management systems and use of corporate structures. He is passionate about MW Partners and appreciates being part of a professional and hardworking team that also has fun.

Albert enjoys travelling to foreign places and experiencing new cultures, foods etc. He enjoys watching sport, is a Bombers fan (AFL) and continues to play competitive golf on a single figure handicap.

DAVE SURJANTO – SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT

Dave Surjanto began his professional career in 2009 as an Internal Bookkeeper with Ausindo Pacific Pty Ltd after completing a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy degree from RMIT University.

In this role, Dave was exposed to Account Receivable and Payable resolution while also preparing Business Activity Statements and Quarterly report to the Director.

Dave joined MW Partners as a Tax Accountant in November 2011. In this role Dave performs bookkeeping, preparing Business Activity Statements, Financial Statements, Tax Returns for individuals, Companies and Trusts whilst also liaising with the Australian Taxation Office on behalf of clients. He is experienced in MYOB and assists clients with all aspects of record keeping.

Dave is currently in the middle of completing his CA Australia Program.

In his spare time, Dave enjoys sports such as futsal, badminton and tennis. He is a devoted Manchester United Supporter and his dream is to go to Old Trafford and watch Manchester United’s fixture on his next Europe trip. Dave also loves music and occasionally goes to music concerts.

Dave is fluent in the Indonesian language.

JIM JOHNSON – SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT

Jim joined the team at MW Partners in June 2016.  Jim has experience gained from a small country practice (starting in 1987), as well as a number of suburban and CBD practices.  Jim has also spent some time doing contract work across a variety of practices.

Jim is always delighted in dealing with clients and assisting them with either an immediate issue or the longer term growth of the client’s business and overall wealth management within the ever changing taxation rules.

Jim has also developed a lot of experience with Self Managed Superannuation Funds, as well as the compliance side of various business structures.

Outside work Jim has twins born in September 2015 (Oliver & Charlotte), along with their big sister Isabella to keep he and his wife Carol very busy.

ALEXANDER PANAGOPOULOS – TAX ACCOUNTANT

Alexander joined MW Partners at the start of 2015 as a Tax Accountant.  Having completed his bachelor of Commerce Accounting and Finance, he is now enthusiastically furthering his studies in the field of Tax Law and has also commenced the CA program to become a Chartered Accountant. Alexander has fitted in seamlessly with our team as he shares the same vision of MW Partners in providing our clients with a good understanding of the financial side of their business.

In his spare time, Alexander enjoys motorsports (in essence anything with an engine and goes fast), he is a supporter of Daniel Ricciardo in the Formula One.  He also keeps in touch with his heritage by following and supporting the events the Greek community hold in Melbourne. Alexander is fluent in the Greek language.

STEPHANIE ZHU – TAX ACCOUNTANT

Stephanie moved to Melbourne from Shanghai in 2008 after completing her Bachelors in Business Management.  She continued her study here at Monash University, graduating with a Masters in Accounting.

Stephanie joined MW Partners in November, 2015, as a Tax Accountant with 4 years’ experience in Tax Accounting. She also completed her CPA qualification recently and is now ready to further develop her experiences within the dental industry.

Outside of work she enjoys crafting, online shopping, travelling, and playing with her cat, Potato.

JANET GIGL – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Janet arrived in Australia from the UK in 1981 where she began her professional career with the ANZ bank – initially as a bank teller, and quickly worked her way up to the role of ledger examiner. Janet remained with ANZ Bank until the arrival of their first child.

A strong family unit, Albert & Janet have always made a great team together, so it was a natural progression to go into business together when MW Partners was formed.

Working closely with Albert, Janet is integral behind the scenes co-ordinating events and seminars as the company grows interstate.

Janet & Albert are very proud of their two children, who are succeeding in their own professional careers. They live in the Docklands and enjoy entertaining and travelling in their spare time.

Janet is of German and Welsh descent and speaks (kinder-deutsche) German

ELEONORA NICHOLLS – PRACTICE MANAGER

Eleonora Nicholls began her professional career in 1989 as a Secretary with Hunt, Frame & Partners after completing a Business Course at the Dandenong Business College.Eleonora joined MW Partners in 2007 and again in March 2013 as an Administration Manager.

In this role Eleonora maintains the smooth running of the office, Corporate Secretarial and ASIC matters for companies, internal bookkeeping, debtor management and also liaising with the Australian Taxation Office on behalf of clients.

Eleonora enjoys gardening, walking her dog and spending time with her family.

Eleonora is fluent in the Serbian language.

ALLISON GIGL – BOOKKEEPER / QUEENSLAND OFFICE MANAGER

Allison has had a diverse business background, having ran three companies simultaneously of her own, earlier in her career.

During these years, Allison gained a very strong business ethic & developed her bookkeeping skills to suit the needs of a diverse range of industries.

For the past 5 years Allison was engaged as a Customer Service Specialist for a large International Firm, and we welcome her in-depth knowledge of Franchising.

A devoted mum, Allison’s hobbies include a range of craftwork, music & music trivia. You may have noticed the family connection – Allison is Albert & Janet’s Sister-In-Law.

BRODIE EVANS – RECEPTIONIST

Brodie started her professional career working as Receptionist/Administration at Greg Hocking Real Estate in 2014 after completing her Year 12 VCE studies in 2013. In October 2014, Brodie joined MW Partners as a Receptionist.

Brodie is a passionate equestrian rider and has competed interstate in show jumping and teaches young beginners. In her spare time, Brodie enjoys listening to music and going to concerts with her friends.

Brodie also loves cooking and trying new cuisines and maintaining her fitness.  Brodie is very family oriented and enjoys travelling with her family overseas.