Meet Our Team

Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris

Principal
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant, trained in the Melbourne tax consulting divisions of Arthur Andersen and KPMG, prior to moving to Queensland.  With over 25 years of extensive experience, including senior tax advisory with KPMG, plus specialist income tax and GST advisor to large property development groups.  This included ATO objections and AAT appeals, ATO debt, income tax and GST negotiations and the Broadbeach Properties / Neutral Bay cases against the ATO, involving statutory demands and ATO debt collection. As part of the above, and post the GFC, Andrew has developed extensive experience in pre-insolvency matters, including company administrations and liquidations, DOCA’s and personal insolvencies-bankruptcy and Part 10 appointments.

Andrew’s professional experience ranges from large multinational companies to micro businesses and includes development and strategic business feasibilities and financial strategies.

Andrew was previously a long-term treasurer of Gold Coast Tourism (13 years), and a public speaker for KPMG Gold Coast on taxation matters.

Qualifications / Memberships

Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) – Monash University

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants – Since August 1985

Member of the Taxation Institute of Australia

Registered Tax Agent

Outside the office, Andrew & his fiancé Margaret enjoy traveling and is in training for Ironman (IM) events.

Anna Kane

Anna Kane

Accountant
Anna has been a Gold Coast local since 1992 with in excess of 10 years’ experience in Business Services. Drawn by the inherent beauty of a Balance Sheet and her desire to help others, Anna completed her degree in Business majoring in Accounting and Management in 2006 while working in the industry. We look forward to a continued relationship with Anna as she completes her Certified Accountants qualifications and into the future.

 

Anna’s experience in traditional Business Service offerings both in second tier and boutique firms resulted in the eventual motivation for her move to pre-insolvency service offerings of The Harris Group in 2013.

 

Anna is a people person and as such believes highly in people first – finding solutions to fit the individual and their personal circumstance rather than the traditional approaches. Therefore, Anna has always prioritised the balance between service offerings and client requirements, both personal and professional.

When away from the office, Anna enjoys taking time away from technology camping in the NSW Northern Beaches and National Parks with family and friends. She enjoys setting off for the day not knowing where she will be or when she will be back. She loves the opportunity to drive. Alternatively, you will find Anna visiting Tasmania and exploring the historical and picturesque vistas available.

Laura Caswell

Laura Caswell

Accountant
Laura began working with The Harris Group in 2014 as a graduate accountant, having previously worked for a commercial litigation and insurance law firm as part of the administration team.

 

Currently completing her Bachelor of Business (majoring in forensic accounting), Laura has a thorough knowledge of the insolvency world and helping to provide clients with diverse understanding of the options available in pre-insolvency and debt negotiation.

 

Teamed with her Certificate III in business qualification, her enthusiasm towards her work and energetic nature make her an invaluable member of our team.

 

When not at work, Laura loves to spend her spare time relaxing with friends and diving into physical activity, specifically long distance running and HIIT.

 

What Laura loves most about her role as our graduate accountant, is the ability to finish a day knowing that she has done everything in her ability to work towards improving the business and personal lives of her clients.  

Laura is available for consultation in our Melbourne Office on  03 9824 5248

Suite 1, 20 Cato St, Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

Executive Assistant
Our Admin and Support staff are responsible for organising, managing and supporting the successful execution of Andrew’s high level strategies and daily business objectives.  

All staff are carefully selected to properly reflect the professionalism of The Harris Group.

Our Committment To You

At Harris Strategic Solutions, we understand that knowledge is the effective and appropriate application of experience, training, and instinct. It is something that we build, use and share so you benefit from it. As a client you get a tailored approach using our combined knowledge from all relevant disciplines within the firm to meet your company’s needs. In today’s marketplace, only a business armed with current, relevant and multi-faceted financial knowledge can make the critical decisions that will determine whether it succumbs, survives, or succeeds. The Harris Group will help you obtain that knowledge.

To bring you the most effective, useable knowledge, our team is tasked with not only knowing the economic, regulatory and environmental factors affecting the industries we serve, but in applying this knowledge to you in a timely manner.

Our focused and integrated approach provides the value your business deserves and the knowledge your business needs to succeed in today’s changing marketplace.