Our Team

Heart and Soul

Our team members are the heart and soul of our business. Our team's core values are balance, respect, education, pride and sharing. Our guiding principles are the keys to our culture and to achieving our vision.

Our People

Nicholas Zoch
Managing Director

Nicholas joined Progression Group in 1988 and progressed to Partner in 1994.  He holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Accounting), is a Certified Practising Accountant and has completed his Masters of Taxation through the University of NSW.  Nicholas is also accredited as a Taxation Specialist by CPA Australia.In addition to his extensive taxation experience, Nicholas also provides Board Advisory Services to a number of our business clients.  This is an area of our practice that Nicholas is passionate about as he can see the real value such a service provides to those business owners who are skilled practitioners in their field but require assistance with business management and guidance.

Tim Johnson
Operations Manager

Tim joined Progression Group in February 2015 in the role of Operations Manager. After a 20 year career in the banking industry Tim made the move to accounting some 20 years ago.  Tim brings with him a wealth of experience from both his banking background and also through his exposure to a diverse range of clients in his various accounting roles.  Tim's role is to manage the day to day operations of the practice as well as oversee his own extensive portfolio of clients. Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with an Accounting major) and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Barbara Craven
Practice Administration Manager

Barb has been a part of the Progression Group team since 2001.  Her role as Practice Administration Manager is essential to ensuring the smooth running of all aspects of the practice.  Barb's role includes staff management, practice reporting and internal accounting requirements.

Rick Hartnett

Rick holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981. He worked for Peat Marwick Mitchell in Melbourne and PNG before joining a small Melbourne practice in 1986. Together with Kim, Rick established the Hartnett & Co practice in 1995 and he has extensive experience in providing services to a diverse SME and family business client base. The merger of the Hartnett & Co practice with Progression in March 2021 has enabled Rick to focus on the growing demand for consulting and advisory services including business start-ups, exit strategies, ownership restructures and succession planning.

Nicholas Biscontin
Senior Accountant
Aaron Burge
Senior Accountant
Sean Kirby
Senior Accountant
Rodney Leeson
Senior Accountant
Jackson Powell
Thierry Rousselin
Senior Accountant / Team Leader
Peter Stumpers
SENIOR Accountant
Benjamin (Benji) Vahid
Senior Accountant
Peta Williams
SENIOR Accountant
Sue Wines
SENIOR Accountant
Olivera Zdravevska
Jesse Clencie
SMSF Team Leader
Sally Lloyd
Marley Short
Client Services Officer
Kirsten McKenzie
Client Services Officer
Kellie Blackwood
Kim Hartnett

Our Core Values

We value our Team Members' contributions, recognise and reward their efforts and provide a fun, satisfying and safe workplace.

By living our values we will continue to "build the best" and earn the right to serve our clients tomorrow and into the future.


Doing what is required to remain inspired


Behaving with honesty, integrity and care


Delivering innovative, practical and effective solutions


Our commitment to excellence in who we are, what we do and how we do it


Connect the dots to benefit others
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We are always looking to grow our team at Progression Group. Please complete our online application so we can review it when a suitable position is available.

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