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Brett is a Partner within Audit and Assurance and responsible for Nexia Edwards Marshall’s Mining and Energy Advisory and Information Technology divisions.

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Brett is a multi-disciplinary accounting and assurance professional with experience in both industry and practice specialising in energy and resources, assurance and risk, portfolio and planning and information systems.

Brett was employed with Santos Ltd for more than ten years in various roles including Manager Finance at Eastern Australia Business Unit. During his employment at Santos, Brett undertook project team roles as part of Santos’ Oracle ERP implementation and 2003 organisation restructure. In addition Brett undertook project manager roles for two major IT projects centred on production and greenhouse data management and gas nominations and contracting.

Professional expertise

Audit and Assurance

As a registered company auditor, Brett undertakes assurance engagements for both company and not-for-profit assurance clients. Brett approaches each engagement with an approach to have a complete understanding of the organisation which allows for an audit plan which is tailored to the business and conducted in an efficient manner. Brett has significant experience in senior accounting roles in commerce and brings this balanced perspective to the audit services he provides and directs.

Mining and Energy Advisory

Brett has considerable experience in the resources sector and provides dedicated consulting services to clients in the areas of:

  • planning, economic analysis and portfolio management
  • greenhouse and emissions systems reporting and compliance
  • production accounting and reporting
  • oil and gas accounting.

Brett provides services to a mix of ASX listed and smaller miners drawing on his industry based experience to provide clients with practical solutions.

Formal qualifications

Brett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy and is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Brett is also an ASIC Registered Company Auditor and was a former Council Member for the Energy Components User Group Advisory Council.


Brett’s work benefits from combining his industry and practice experience. Brett considers that his clients benefit from his knowledge and understanding of risk and governance and exceptional financial modelling skills.


Consulted to an ASX listed oil and gas entity in the area of greenhouse compliance and reporting.

Process and outcome

Brett assisted in the design and implementation of the greenhouse reporting and compliance system in response to the requirements of the NGER and Clean Energy Acts. This transformed an existing system of spreadsheets into a contemporary software system across more than 50 facilities.


Assisted a large oil and gas client in the formulation of its carbon price pass through methodology.

Process and outcome

Key in the provision of these services was Brett’s multi-disciplinary experience which combined an in-depth understanding of the compliance obligations with the operational and commercial mechanics of oil and gas operations and gas pricing arrangements which allowed for the successful formulation of this methodology.


Provided in house consulting services to a large resources company facilitating planning system process change.

Process and outcome

This assignment drew on Brett’s experience in IT systems implementation and process change as well as his resources sector technical skills. Brett used his multi-disciplinary experience to effectively address the issues and achieve the client’s desired outcomes and continues to provide ongoing forecasting and planning support.


Provides assurance engagements for not-for profit-organisations and companies where Brett is ultimately responsible for forming an opinion on the financial statements of these entities.

Process and outcome

Contemporary assurance services require thorough risk assessment, utilisation of IT to generate efficiencies and sound business understanding. Brett’s approach is to use all these skills to drive excellent audit outcomes for clients.

Other professional expertise

Risk management

Brett’s pragmatic approach means that he is often engaged by clients to develop risk frameworks and the assessment of organisational risk. Managing risks at an organisation in a structured way ensures that key risks are targeted and addressed and resources are allocated in the most appropriate manner.

Portfolio modelling and economic planning

Expertise in the analysis and modelling of the business performance of organisational assets.

Greenhouse compliance

Development and maintenance of oil and gas greenhouse compliance systems.

IT project management and implementation

Project management and governance skills directed at ensuring that projects are appropriately scoped, managed and implemented.