About Us

The Leadership Team


Ken Wright CPA, M Comm, B Comm, JP

Senior Accountant, PartnerSenior Adviser, Director - Financial Planning

Ken Wright FCPA, MCom, BCom, JP

Ken has been a practicing accountant since 1977 and has experience in both the large corporate environment and boutique practice. Ken joined the MHW group as a partner in 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Master of Commerce degree both from the University of NSW. He was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants in 1998.

Ken played for the Australian Wallabies from 1975-1978, and first grade rugby league for Easts and Souths. He was President of the Rugby League Players Association in 1982-1983. From 1999-2000 Ken was President of the Australian Barbarians Rugby Club and has been Treasurer of the Classic Wallabies since 1992. Ken was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000.


Greg Middleton

Senior Accountant, Partner

Greg Middleton CA, BCom, GradDipFP

Greg has been a partner in the accounting arm of the MHW group since 2005 and hold a Practising Certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Greg has extensive knowledge of all general business practices, specialises in the audit of Not for Profit entities and the audit of Self-Managed Super Funds.


MaryJane Hardy B. Bus, JP

Senior Accountant

MaryJane Hardy BBus, JP
Senior Accountant

MaryJane Hardy joined the firm in 2007 and acquired a Bachelor of Business degree, majoring in Accounting in 1992. Before joining the firm MaryJane worked for the Australian Taxation Office for 21 years and was a senior auditor for the last 12 years. After leaving the tax office, she completed her 2 years of public practice before obtaining her tax agent registration. MaryJane brings to the firm a vast knowledge of taxation law and an insider view of a tax office audit.


John Howard OAM, FCPA, B. Ec, JP

Founder, Consulting Accountant

John Howard OAM, FCPA, BEc, JP
Founder, Consulting Accountant

John has been a practicing accountant since 1967. In 1984 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the community. In 1990 John was appointed Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants.

Always having a love of the game, John has been involved in Rugby Union administration since 1958. He was a board member for the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) for 23 years, during which time he was Treasurer for 17. He was made a life member of the ARU in 1988.


David O'Callaghan CFP, MPFP, MBA, Dip. FP

Senior Adviser, Director - Financial Planning

David O’Callaghan CFP, MPFP, MBA, DipFP
Senior Adviser, Director – Financial Planning

David has been providing financial advice since 1993. He is a Certified Financial Planner®, holds a Master of Personal Financial Planning, a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Prior to joining the MHW group, David was a senior financial adviser with a boutique advisory firm and earlier, held management and advisory roles with two of Australia’s largest financial institutions. In addition, he has written articles for industry journals and magazines, and has been interviewed in the press and on radio.

David’s expertise extends across a broad range of financial matters including tax effective investment strategies, risk management, superannuation, estate planning and debt management.

David is an Authorised Representative of Lonsdale Financial Group Ltd ABN 76 006 637 225 AFSL 246934.


Emma Diamond

Senior Accountant

Emma Diamond
Senior Accountant

Has worked in this Practice for over 17 years and is a Registered Tax Agent.

She is highly skilled in MYOB and Xero, after identifying the correct solution for your business needs, ensures the benefits are realised with a seamless implementation.

She is an invaluable partner to many of our small business clients.