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About Us

A local Sunshine Coast specialist business advisory and accounting firm.

A long history on the Sunshine Coast.

Grenfell Murray, formerly Bentley's Sunshine Coast, is a specialist business advisory and accounting firm with deep roots on the Coast.

Originally named Peter Wilson and Associates in the mid-70s, our full-service advisory firm has undergone various rebranding over the years but remained true to our mission – to help local Sunshine Coast business owners achieve their goals.

Each Grenfell Murray team member has a deep connection to the Sunshine Coast. A connection we are thrilled to share with local businesses through customised business advisory and accounting services.

What we can help you with.

We look at all aspects of your finances to get a clear picture of your financial position. Our holistic service draws from a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. Our team can assist you with:

Proactive business advice tailored to your needs

Comprehensive Superannuation advice

Foreign tax matters and specialist tax advice

Managing your financial situation

We truly take the time to understand you and your financial needs, and tailor our solutions to help you meet your goals.

Meet our Team.

The Grenfell Murray team are local Sunshine Coast business advisory and accounting experts.
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Partner

Peta Grenfell

Peta is a Partner of Grenfell Murray and has many years experience in public practice, banking and with the ATO.

Peta joined Peter Wilson and Associates in 2005 after spending more than ten years travelling, working in banking, finance, IT, and as a compliance officer at the ATO. This diverse experience allowed her to quickly build her tax and advisory skills, becoming a Partner in 2007.

Since 2007, she has managed many of the changes at Grenfell Murray, helping the practice evolve into the successful staff and client-focused business it is today.

Peta enjoys assisting clients to truly understand their financial position and engage in growing and managing their businesses.

Her areas of technical expertise include foreign tax, QBCC and superannuation, where she works with clients to design outcomes that can save tax and compliance costs, allowing families to grow their wealth faster.

She is the current Matthew Flinders Anglican College Board Chair and previously chaired the Bentleys Australia Technical Advisory Committee. She has presented at conferences on technical matters, including business restructures and superannuation and regularly presents for the Master Builders Australia Sunshine Coast branch.

Peta holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, with an extended major in Professional Accounting and is also a Fellow of CPA Australia. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning in 2015 – specialising in superannuation advice.

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) + an extended major in Professional Accounting
  • Fellow of CPA
  • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
  • QBCC
  • Superannuation
  • Foreign Taxation
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Partner

Brendon Murray

Brendon is a Partner of Grenfell Murray, and has over 30 years’ experience in public practice.

Brendon commenced his career with Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) in their Hunter Valley offices of Scone, Singleton and Maitland.
In 1997, he moved with PwC to their Brisbane office, where he worked in their emerging markets area, advising family businesses on all areas of compliance.

In 2002, Brendon started work at Bentleys Queensland, where he quickly worked through the ranks to become a Partner in 2007.

During his 21 years at Bentleys, Brendon grew strong and meaningful relationships with his many clients, building an evergrowing, successful practice specialising in tax, compliance and business advice. He practised in the Bentleys Sunshine Coast office until 2023, when he and Peta purchased the practice.

Brendon delivers clients a complete business service with proven experience in business planning and structuring, management consulting, mergers and acquisitions and all areas of Australian taxation.

He has been the Bentleys Australia Technical Advisory Committee chair and presented at many conferences on his specialist area of client relationships and practice growth. He currently chairs the Sunshine Coast Lifeflight Regional Advisory Committee and was recently invited to join the board of the Lifeflight Foundation.

Brendon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management and is a member of The Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Bachelor of Financial Management
  • Chartered Accountant of Australia and New Zealand member
  • Compliance
  • Taxation
  • Business advisory (Management consultancy, structuring)
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Anna Henrick | Director

  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? A gorgeous little cavoodle called Luna.
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? One day I would love to live on acreage and adopt all types of rescue animals.
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? I will be happy anywhere that has a beach, and the Sunshine Coast beaches are hard to beat!
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? The variety of work and getting to know lots of interesting people and businesses.  And of course, working with our amazing team!
  • What’s your coffee order? Long black
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Luke Mulheran | Director

  • What’s your nickname? Mully or Big Diesel!
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? An Irish Wolfhound called Annie
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? Obtained a science degree majoring in physics and mathematics, before changing to an accounting career
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? New Zealand south island – had the best family holiday ever there doing all the fun things like canyon swing, downhill mountain biking, quad bikes, glacier walk
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? Building great relationships with clients and giving advice that makes a difference.
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Matt Coolican | Director, Finance and Lending

  • What’s your nickname?  Coolie
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names?  A dog named Bernard who is an affectionate cross German Shepherd / Rottweiler.
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and left to work with a major Bank for 12 years – 2 of those years were in London and 4 in Melbourne.
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Japan – I love the people, food, and snow.
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? Working closely with clients and helping them grow their wealth and businesses through the most optimal finance solutions.
  • What’s your coffee order? Flat White.

Jane Rice | Manager

  • What’s your nickname? My family call me Janie, my middle name is Esta so I’ve also had people call me Polly….
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? Maggie the Labrador, and 5 Chickens – Nugget, Mabel, Black Lightning, Burger & Shiny. We had another called Ebony Rae, but she sadly passed away recently and we are on the hunt for a replacement! 
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I lived in London for 2 years in my early twenties and spent the summers working as a cook on Topdeck tour buses and the winters as an accountant for re-insurance firms. Needless to say it was 2 very different worlds
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Hard one. I’ve been to around 40 countries. I loved Turkey & Morocco, Zimbabwe was amazing too. Can I pick cities too?! – London, San Francisco & Barcelona
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? I work with great people and lovely clients – I really enjoy getting to know them.  
  • What’s your coffee order? Skinny Flat White
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Janelle Preston | Manager

  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Have been to numerous overseas destinations, love New York. I still have a lot of Australia that I need to visit.
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? I enjoy all aspects of my work talking to my clients and assisting them with business and SMSF issues.
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Gemma Jamieson | Manager

  • What’s your nickname? Don’t really have one. ‘Gem’ or ‘you’re a Gem’ tend to the best I get.
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? I have two. A dog called ‘Koda’ and a cat called ‘Indianna Jones’. One always wants to get in the house and the other always wants to get out. It’s pretty intense in our doorways. 
  • What’s an interesting fact about you?  I am really creative. I draw, paint (oil & acrylic) , sew, crochet, knit.. you name it, I’ve had a crack at it and have at least one half completed project at home ready for when I have more time. I’ve sold more than 50 oil paintings.  
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Anywhere that I get to hang out with my family, explore, unwind and reconnect. Recently it’s been trips to Fraser or Straddie but we have a big international trip on the horizon and I can’t wait.
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? The variety! One day I’m discussing profit & cashflow with a small business owner and the next I’m working my way through international tax laws. Every day is different.
  • What’s your coffee order? Skinny cap, 2 shots
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Alister White | Manager

  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I spent a few years during my childhood living at a racecourse. My dad was the manager. The day after a race meet my brother and I would go through the betting ring looking for money people had dropped. One day we found a $50 note. We felt so rich!
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? One of my favourite places I have visited is New Orleans in the USA. An amazing mix of history, food and music. 
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? Working with different clients and experiencing their satisfaction and pride at achieving a goal or overcoming a hurdle. When people share their passion with you it is very infectious.  
  • What’s your coffee order? Hot chocolate.
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Jay McKean | Manager

  • What’s your nickname? JBoy
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I am basically a fish. Spent all my personal time surfing, Fishing or diving.
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? Client Liaison and providing amazing service.
  • What’s your coffee order? Cappuccino with two sugars
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Chloe Nicholson | Manager​

  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? We have a dog named Milo – chocolate border collie. We call him our first-born child, my husband and I got him when we purchased our first house together. 
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I married my high school sweetheart & we now have 2 children together (3 if you include the dog)
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? We did a quick “babymoon” through Europe while I was pregnant with our daughter, including cruising through Italy & Greece. I would love to go back to see Santorini as we weren’t able to get there due to weather on the day. I also loved the Swiss Alps – would go back to Switzerland in a heart beat.
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? I enjoy talking to business owners to understand their business (some are quite interesting), as well as help business owners understand the accounting and tax side of things.
  • What’s your coffee order? Almond Milk Cappuccino
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Racquel Rand | Senior Accountant

  • Nickname? Kel
  • Pets? 2 French Bulldogs – Bentley and Portia
  • Interesting fact? I lived in NZ for 20 years
  • Travel Destination? Would love to go to Mykonos as it looks beautiful
  • Favourite part of your role? Helping clients
  • Coffee order? Caramel Cappuccino
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Louise Nousala | Senior Accountant

  • What’s your nickname? Louie
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? Bichon Frise/Poodle – Chewy (short for Chewbaccca as he was born on Star Wars Day – May the 4th)
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? Took up SUP surfing and learning to play the drums in my 40’s
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Jerusalem – never been but so intrigued by it’s history
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? Being part of an amazing team of people who are committed to give their best to our clients, and to each other.
  • What’s your coffee order? Latte with Almond Milk
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Carly Johnson | Senior Accountant

  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? No ☹
  • What’s an interesting fact about you?  I love rock climbing, there’s nothing I’d rather be doing
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Airlie Beach – It’s paradise and close enough you don’t have to take weeks off to go for a holiday  
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? The variety of interesting work – being able to work with clients proactively, not just on year-end tax compliance.  
  • What’s your coffee order? Latte, no sugar
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Angela Dionysius | Senior Accountant

  • What’s your nickname? Ang
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? Yes, we’re on a farm… 5 sheep – Rosie, Nala, George, Blueberry & Ruby and 2 chooks – Henny Penny & Splash.
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I went to kindy in Malaysia, we lived there for some of my childhood and one of my sisters was born there
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Outback Qld & Northern Territory – I love the wide, open spaces, rock formations and peace & quiet 😊
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? My relationships with my clients, some who I’ve been in contact with for 20 years and being able to provide them advice in plain English with the support of the Sunny Coast (Grenfell Murray) team.
  • What’s your coffee order? Long black with cream
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Josh Webb | Accountant

  • What’s your nickname?Josh/Webby/Webbsta
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names?Three cows named Missy Moo, Sweet Cheeks & T-Bone & a lot of unnamed chickens.
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I’ve climbed six mountains in one day!
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? I have a lot of family & friends down in Canberra, so I enjoy travelling to see them.
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray?Meeting & working with new people.
  • What’s your coffee order? I don’t drink coffee :/
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Katie Kauter | Accountant

  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? We have a border collie x. Our boys named him Oreo because he’s black and white just like the biscuit!
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I come from a large family. My husband and I have 27 nieces and nephews making it almost impossible to have our entire family at one gathering.
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Belgium because they have the world’s best hot chips, chocolate and beer!
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? I enjoy being part of a great team that always wants the best outcome for their clients.
  • What’s your coffee order? I don’t drink coffee any more – sob.
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Emma Brown | Accountant

  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? We have a cattle dog named Nindi who we “rescued” from the Nindigully Pub.
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Anywhere my family goes camping – nothing better than reading a book in the bush or on the beach. The more remote – the better!
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Vi Nguyen | Accountant

  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? Yes, a chocolate and white border collie called Doodad
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? Not much, but I am conversant in French
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Alice Springs for the beautiful landscape
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? My work colleagues and the interesting work
  • What’s your coffee order? Green tea

Emelinda Albury | Accountant

  • What’s your nickname? Em
  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? Yes, a Maltese+Cavalier King Charles Spaniel name Yoda
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I have twin girls, and I love nature trail hikes.
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why?

    Springbrook National Park and Tamborine Mountain – because of its beautiful landscapes, hikes, and waterfalls.

  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? Being part of a great team that proactively works together with the aim of providing the best services that create and add value to clients.
  • What’s your coffee order? Latte on Almond

Maggie Walls | Accountant

  • Do you have any pets? What are their names? Unfortunately not, but hopefully a border collie soon!
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? Grew up in Melbourne and moved to the Sunshine Coast when I was 18 and haven’t looked back since.
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Definitely Thailand. The beaches, scenery and culture were amazing.
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray?Working with such a supportive and friendly team.
  • What’s your coffee order?  Iced latte.
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Theresa Campbell | Bookkeeper

  • What’s your nickname? Tag
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? Before bookkeeping I worked in the conservation area for Queensland National Parks, specifically part of the team that looked after Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Italy – the food, the wine, aperitivo in a piazza, the beautiful historical towns on top of hills
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? I love tracking down the errors.  It’s strangely satisfying
  • What’s your coffee order? Piccolo
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Natalie Hoppo | Admin Co-Ordinator

  • What’s your nickname? Nat
  • What’s an interesting fact about you? I have two beautiful Grandbabies
  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Teewah Beach – We stay in a holiday house up there and it is so calm and relaxing – also no mobile access 😊
  • What’s your favourite part about your role at Grenfell Murray? The people I work with
  • What’s your coffee order? Mocha
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Tracy Beardwood | Team Assistant

  • Nickname – Don’t really have one but Trace
  • Pets – Fergus (French Bulldog puppy)
  • Favourite travel destination – So far has to be Lifou Island (New Calendonia) – stunning laid back tropical island with welcoming, friendly happy go lucky locals
  • Favourite part about my role – Being able to work closely with pretty much everyone in our Sunshine Coast team and helping to get the work out to clients – interacting with clients 
  • Coffee order – Give me a strong English Brekkie tea with a splash of milk anyday, if not, an Iced Latte always goes down a treat!
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Serena Dickinson | Director of First Impressions

  • Name your favourite travel destination. Why? Tanzania. The Animals, people, and landscape!
  • What’s your coffee order? Flat White
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