Our highly motivated and qualified team ensure that our clients’ financial goals are secured, by:

  • Delivering quality work and valuable results
  • Working with other smart, value-driven individuals
  • Thriving in an environment that is positive and enthusiastic
  • Embracing new ideas, being innovative and proactive
  • Enjoying a challenge

Bartons are dedicated to creating opportunities for our people, through providing an outstanding work environment, involving them in stimulating projects and encouraging lifelong learning. We offer flexibility to promote a healthy life balance and foster a supportive, professional atmosphere where our people can grow and develop their careers. We encourage our team to be the best they can be by maintaining good humour and a sense of fun, family and community.

Chris Waples

Chris is the Managing Director of Bartons and leads the Business Advisory and Tax team. His qualifications include BA(Acc), FCA CTA FAICD. He is also a member of the Bartons Medical team and a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience.

Chris Waples is an authorised representative of Magnitude Group Pty Ltd, ABN 54 086 266 202 AFSL 221557. Chris may offer you services through Bartons Financial Services and Bartons Chartered Accountants Pty Ltd which are each separate businesses. Please be advised that each business is solely and separately responsible for the advice they provide and Magnitude is only responsible for the financial planning services provided.

Chris is on the board of Australian Palliative Link International Inc., and Surgical Volunteers Ltd. In his spare time, Chris relishes spending time with his family, fishing, travelling and appreciating good food and wine.

Stuart Brown

Stuart is a Director with Bartons. His qualifications include BA (Acc), CPA, GDIP App Fin (FINSIA) and GAICD. Stuart leads the Bartons Wealth Management team, who manage over $100 million on behalf of our clients.

Stuart is passionate about giving back to the community and is on the board of the Childhood Cancer Association. He loves running, staying fit and supporting his beloved Sydney Swans.

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Leanne Carnegie-Smith

Leanne is a Director with Bartons and a Chartered Accountant. Her qualifications include BA(Acc), CA. She manages Bartons extensive and long established portfolio of clients' Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF’s).

Leanne specialises in superannuation strategy, estate planning, business establishment and capital gains taxation. In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Adam McCann

Adam is a Director with Bartons. He leads the Bartons Medical Team and is a key point of contact for medical professionals and practices to access our integrated offering across tax, accounting, wealth management, risk protection and lending. His qualifications include CFP®, Dip FP, GCM. He is a Certified Financial Planner and specialises in risk protection and financial planning.

Adam draws on his specialised insights to guide medical professionals and Bartons’ professional and executive clients to optimise their financial position today to ensure long term financial independence and security.

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Adam is the outgoing Australian Chair of MDRT 2017 (globally the largest Financial Services Association). He is a keen world traveller and enjoys good food and wine, then burns off the extra calories by bushwalking and skiing with his family and friends.

John Halliday

John is Chair of the Bartons Board. His qualifications include DipFS(Brok) QPIB, ANZIIF (Snr Assoc). He provides leadership and support to the Directors to achieve their overarching goal of delivering a high-quality integrated service offering to clients. John has held senior leadership roles in the Insurance industry along with establishing his own firm, which he eventually sold to an international Insurance Broker. He is also a Director of an organisation the supports community sustainability in Cambodia.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, travelling, spending time with his grandchildren and playing pennant bowls for the Hawthorn Bowling Club.

Kate Irving

Kate is charged with keeping the Directors on the straight and narrow. She delivers the strategy, brand impact and drives high performance across all teams and operations. Kate has a Bachelor of Business, a Diploma in Marketing and is an AICD Graduate. Kate is Chair of ACE Open, Deputy Chair of SALA Festival and Board Member of State Theatre of South Australia Foundation.

She has a passion for the arts and creative endeavours and loves good movies, keeping fit, creative cooking, exploring new food spots, reading and spending time with friends.

Matthew Stouppos

Matt Stouppos is an Associate Director and heads up Bartons Lending Solutions Division. His qualifications include BCom(CorpFin/Acc) and DipFMBM. Matt is an accredited broker and operates Bartons Credit Licence. He is an experienced lending professional who ran his own successful business before merging with Bartons. His primary focus is on structured investment lending for professionals, executives and SME’s. Matt provides residential and commercial property, and asset finance solutions, while working closely with accountants and advisors to ensure optimal taxation, asset protection and cost-benefit outcomes for our clients. Matt plays golf, rides his bike and plays the guitar, on top of spending time with his wife and baby daughter.

Steven Genoff

Steven is a Certified Financial Planner and specialises in advising young professionals to make sound financial decisions. His qualifications include CFP®, and BCom(Corp Fin). He has a long history assisting young medical professionals, helping them transition from student life into the workforce.

Steven is the State Chair of MDRT, Treasurer for both the Bulgarian Education and Friendly Society, as well as a committee member of the AFA. He enjoys karaoke, running and hunting down the best tapas around the city.

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Ashleigh Gehlig

Ashleigh is a Chartered Accountant and a Senior Manager in our Business Advisory & Tax team. Her qualifications include BEco, BCom, (Acc) and CA. She provides accounting and taxation advice for small to medium businesses, medical professionals and practices and high net worth individuals.

Ashleigh volunteers as Treasurer for the Adelaide Hills Farmers Market. She appreciates listening to live music, travelling, sampling the latest foodie spots and spending time at the beach with her staffy, Portia.

Jordan Dinning

Jordan helps clients work on their business, rather than in their business. His qualifications include BCom (Acc), ATIA and PCA. He has a keen interest in business development and marketing strategies while focusing on proactively engaging with his clients to help them make informed financial decisions.

Jordan is the Treasurer of the Pulteney Football Club and enjoys motorsport, travelling, water skiing and supporting his beloved Hawks.

Steve Stouppos

Steve is a Chartered Accountant and the Manager in our Business Advisory and Tax team. His qualifications include BCom (Acc) and CA. He works closely with clients in a wide variety of industries, providing tailored business and tax advice. Steve builds strong client relationships and implements integrated solutions for their businesses.

Steve loves penning and playing music for a variety of bands across Adelaide, keeping up to date on the latest television shows and spending time with his young son (learning everything all over again).

Adam Musolino

Adam provides investment advice and recommendations to clients, on top of researching new investment opportunities. His qualifications include BAppFin and DipFP.

Adam coaches basketball at St Paul's College, as well as lending his hand to a variety of other sports including fishing, golf and football. Away from the sporting arena he also enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends.

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Daman Arthur

Daman’s primary goal, as a Certified Financial Planner, is to help his clients achieve their financial goals. He specialises in tax effective wealth accumulation strategies and portfolio management. His qualifications include CFP® and BCom(Corp Fin).

In his spare time, Daman can be found spending time with his young family, working on repairs around the house or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen.

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Jordan Kitto

Jordan is a New Business Manager in the Bartons risk protection team. His qualifications include GradDipFP. He is responsible for providing clients with additional support on their insurance applications and insurance claims in conjunction with their personal Advisor.

In his spare time Jordan enjoys fishing, camping and playing board games while exploring the endless new dining opportunities that Uber Eats provides.