Who we are

BridgePoint Group brings together a team of industry experts who have the necessary insights, business skills and experience to help you to create success in your business and in so doing, meet your individual needs and goals.

The team at BridgePoint Group, complemented by our exceptional panel of experts, will collaborate with you in a long-term partnership, to assess where your business is at and to help devise and implement key business strategies to achieve your goals; whether it’s getting started, getting re-energised, getting results, funding growth, succession, sale or commercialising opportunities.

Together, our Advisors provide one simple path for busy business owners, to obtain professional guidance, solutions and ultimately, great results!

Neil Parker
Managing Director

Neil is an experienced and sought after company director with more than 21 years’ experience in the Chartered Accounting profession.

Neil has been consulting to private businesses with respect to overall strategy and growth, planning and implementation, shareholder value, exit strategy and execution. Neil is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mitchell Turnbull

In his 10 years in the profession, Mitchell has accumulated a wealth of experience across, the financial management and operational aspects of a number of industries. With a background in financial consulting Mitchell works hand-in-hand with businesses to create efficiencies and correctly leverage opportunities presented to them.

Mitchell acts in an Outsourced Financial Controller capacity for a number of BridgePoint Group’s clients, assisting them with budgeting, financial forecasting and analysis of results which is then used to help with strategic decision-making.

Mitchell is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a Registered Tax Agent.

Louise Cottee
Client Director

Louise brings over 20 years of professional experience to BridgePoint Group. Louise’s role as Client Director is to continue to deliver outstanding service to our clients and to drive operational efficiencies with BridgePoint Group by engaging in the latest, and leading, best practice technologies.

Louise’s skills in developing relationships, building rapport and connecting with people has seen her become an integral member of the BridgePoint Group management team.

Louise is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Victor Manauzzi
Principal Consultant

Victor has over 33 years’ experience in Taxation, Compliance and Business Services, working as a Business Services Manager for KPMG for 6 years and as a Taxation Manager with Coopers & Lybrand for 4 years.

Victor operated his own successful practice, Platinum Associates until merging with BridgePoint Group in 2018.

During his career, Victor has worked closely with, and advised, many of his SME clients in the areas of taxation, structuring and business planning and he has a particular interest in SMEs, wealth creation and property investment.

Victor is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, he is also a Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor and Chartered Taxation Adviser.

Alan Baghdasarayan
Client Director

Alan has over 10 years of professional experience in Innovation Advisory, working in the Global Innovation and Incentive teams of both PwC and Deloitte. During his career, Alan has been consulting to clients in a range of industries including information and communications technology, finance, engineering, life sciences, and fast-moving consumer goods.

Alan holds a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance from Macquarie University.

Russell Debney
Commercial & Corporate Lawyer

Russell is a commercial and corporate lawyer with over 40 years experience. A former Managing Partner of a major international law firm, he has also managed and served on the boards of a number of local and international public and private companies in the resources, IT, hospitality, healthcare and technology sectors. This experience equips him with a unique, practical understanding of the legal, management and commercial requirements of his clients.

A member of the Law Society of NSW, Russell is also a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Social Responsibility

BridgePoint Group is keen to make a contribution to the society that we live and work in. In 2010, our panel member, Paul Gallimore conducted a not-for-profit forum as part of his role with CTC Consulting. One of the interesting findings was that the sector wanted professional service firms to donate their expertise and not to, for example, paint fences for a day. With this in mind, BridgePoint Group (and its people) utilise their skills and experience for the betterment of a number of not-for-profit entities.

BridgePoint Group are proud supporters of the Gift of Life Foundation, where our Managing Director, Neil Parker is a former Director. We support them by preparing the accounts on a pro bono basis and enjoying their fundraising golf days.  The Foundation has been established to make Australians aware of our organ transplant crisis and encourage more Australians to become donors. Awareness is promoted by working with sporting organisations and sportsmen and women to actively support organ donation. http://www.giftoflife.com.au/

Mates Against Melanoma is a Not-for-profit charity organisation and BridgePoint Group are looking after their annual accounts and quarterly BAS on the pro bono basis. Jason Sprott established Mates Against Melanoma, a charity that seeks to raise awareness of getting regular skin checks to prevent melanomas becoming life threatening. It has been quite a remarkable journey for Jason since being diagnosed with stage IV metastasis melanoma in 2004. Jason decided the best way to help himself was by helping others, so he started Mates Against Melanoma. Melanomas, if identified early, can be successfully cured. With early detection the key, Jason has launched Australia’s National Skin Check Day (ANSCD) and it is coming up on Thursday 24th February 2022. 

Our Chairman, Paul Gallimore donates his time to act as a Member of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Marketing Advisory Board. The Service provides the highest standard of 24 hour aeromedical, search and rescue service free of charge to the communities of the Hunter, Central Coast, Mid North Coast, New England and North West regions of New South Wales. http://www.rescuehelicopter.com.au/