Meet The Team

Our Accountants

Stratogen is proudly headed by directors David McMullen, Janelle Mitchell, Martin Rafter and Sally Abbot.  Combined they have over 80 years experience and head the team of qualified and experienced staff.

Martin Rafter CA

Martin has over 30 years professional experience in public practice as a Chartered Accountant and was a founding partner of Stratogen in 2005.  He holds a Bachelor of Business, is a registered SMSF Auditor, a registered tax agent and a Graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Martin provides financial, strategic and taxation advice on a broad range of issues affecting businesses and their owners including strategic planning, taxation planning, business structures, investment structures, superannuation and estate planning.

Janelle Mitchell CPA

Janelle completed her Bachelor of Commerce in 1999, became a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in 2003 and is also a registered tax agent. 

Janelle has worked in public practice in Noosa for over 30 years, being with Stratogen since it’s beginning, and provides taxation and business advice to clients across a wide range of industries.

David McMullen IPA

David is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, holds a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and is a registered tax agent. He has been Australian CFA for a multinational manufacturing business which has given him invaluable management accounting experience. 

David has been part of the Stratogen team since its beginning and has a range of local and interstate small and medium business clients in which he provides assistance with both compliance and complex business decisions.

Sally Abbot CPA

Sally joined Stratogen in 2006 starting in administration. 

Sally now holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). 

well as working in taxation and accounting for a wide range of businesses, Sally has worked with Hugh Ramsay for many years and has knowledge in bankruptcy and corporate insolvency-related matters.


Senior Accounting + Audit Staff

The Directors are ably assisted by a team of Senior Accounting and Audit Staff who work closely with their teams of graduates, undergraduates and accounting assistants to provide a high level of client service.

Zane Jesberg CPA

Zane completed his accounting degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast and obtained CPA designation in 2010.  He has worked in public practice in Noosa for 20 years and supports a diverse client base across many different industries.  Zane has specialist knowledge in general taxation and self-managed super funds and has an active interest in Meteorology.

Kim Fewster

Kim holds an Associate Diploma in Corporate Accounting and has a diverse knowledge base.  Kim spent 14 years in the corporate environment for Multi-National Corporations before joining Stratogen in 2008.  Kim has extensive experience with small to medium-sized business, self-managed superannuation funds and audits of local clubs.

Roslyn Kaplan

Roslyn has worked in the accounting industry on the Sunshine Coast since 1990, and has a loyal client base.  Ros’ experience is vast, and she is skilled in taxation and accounting requirements for companies, superannuation funds, trusts, partnerships and individuals.

Joanne Hayes

Joanne has extensive bookkeeping experience across many different businesses and software providers and enjoys working with clients in varied industries. Joanne has a background in the finance and stock-broking industry and is a Xero certified advisor.

Stratogen Financial Planning

Rob O’Donnell CFP

Rob is a director of Stratogen Financial Planning and leads the team of financial plan­ners and support staff. Rob holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Di­ploma in Financial Planning and has completed the FPA’s Certified Financial Planner programme and has been working in Financial Services for 17 years.

Rob’s areas of expertise are Financial Planning, Investment Advice, Wealth Creation and Retirement Planning.