Our people are our greatest asset…..Let us make them yours!


Steve Diez



Steve is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA) with over forty years experience and is Principal of Accountancy Plus Whitsunday. He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics and moved to the Whitsundays in 1985 with his wife, Bennie, where both their children were born and raised. They now reside in Melbourne and manage the Melbourne office of APW, travelling to the Whitsundays regularly. Steve combines his expertise in the business, taxation and financial arena together with specialist property knowledge and sagacity. He is a passionate, die-hard motorbike enthusiast and, together with his wife, spend many holidays travelling through the Australian country-side on his bike.

Christene Devery



A Director of the firm, Christene has been living and working in the area for over twenty years. She graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 1996 and since then has completed her CPA and become a registered Tax Agent. Whilst Christene’s professional interests include superannuation, tax planning and business structuring she believes “one of the biggest rewards of the job is getting to know my clients and watching their business grow and develop over the years”. Christene’s personal interests include fishing, camping and going to the beach with her family – naturally living in this area lets her enjoy all of these activities.

Kim Jamieson


Kim is a Proserpine local who joined the team at Accountancy Plus in May 2008.Since starting with APW Kim has completed a business degree majoring in accounting, married and now has two beautiful children who keep her extremely busy. Kim is a Senior Manager who also mentors our Undergraduates.

Barbara Jarvis


Barbara joined our team as Practice Manager in August 2019 following 14 years in the UK working for a shipping company. Barbara, originally from New Zealand, has extensive experience in human resources including staff management with a background in banking, the tourism sector, the oil and gas industry and shipping. Barbara and her husband moved to the Whitsundays to be closer to family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exploring Australia, and spending time with family.

Karen Miller


As a CPA accountant of the firm, Karen completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Griffith University in 1990. Originally from the Gold Coast, Karen and her husband Scott decided on a lifestyle change and moved to the beautiful Whitsunday area in mid 2012. Karen has worked in public practice for many years where she handles all aspects of small to medium businesses and other complex structures such as the building and construction areas, transport, retail, hospitality and many more.

Cony Von Strobl-Albeg


Cony grew up in Germany and, after completing a German law degree in 2001, travelled around Australia and fell in love with the vibe and beauty of the Whitsundays. After several years of providing bookkeeping services in the local marine, hospitality and tourism industries, Cony joined the team at APW in 2010. Cony loves the variety of public practice, where no two days are the same, and she thrives on the challenge to provide each client with practical, timely and professional service and advice. Cony has a passion for assisting clients in setting up and sorting out their bookkeeping requirements, including payroll, and meeting their ATO lodgement obligations. She has extensive experience in a variety of software programs, with a particular interest in the endless opportunities of Xero. Cony is also a certified Xero advisor. In her spare time, Cony enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Jackie Bluck


Jackie graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 1991 and then completed her CPA soon afterwards. Jackie has worked as an Accountant and Commercial Manager in many industries including Public practice, the Mining Industry, Commercial & Retail, as well as Local Council.


Jackie is a local from Mackay and moved to Cannonvale in 2012. Jackie’s professional passion lies in helping small businesses become successful. She has a love for fishing, boating, holidaying and having fun.

Chloe McLean


Chloe came to us straight from Proserpine State High School, after spending some time with APW for work experience.
An undergraduate, Chloe balances work and study as she is currently completing a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting), externally through the University of Southern Queensland. Chloe enjoys spending her free time with friends, family, and her dog Peppa.

Ali Kronk


Ali, originally from Cannonvale joined us in January 2020, previously having worked for a number of local businesses in the region including banks and law firms. Ali is a fully qualified Bookkeeper and a registered BAS agent. She is also a Commissioner for Declarations . Ali is responsible for our client’s bookkeeping needs, as well as liaising with the ATO, preparing and lodging BAS and assisting our Accountants with queries, to list just a few of the roles she performs. In her spare time, Ali loves working with her horses, and spending time with her husband and daughter on their rural property.

Molly McNeill


Molly was born and educated in Proserpine before leaving school to join Westpac where she worked for many years. She has also worked in administrative positions before joining APW as receptionist. Molly is married to Tony, a local electrician and has two grown up children, and has now become a grandmother. Molly enjoys gym work, fishing, reading a good book and spending time with her family.