About Us

Our aim is wealth creation – to build a secure financial future for you, no matter where you are in life.

Goodwin Chivas & Co was formed on the 1st July 1989 when Garry Goodwin and Wayne Chivas merged their individual practices. In the years since the merger, the practice has achieved substantial growth from our strong reputation based on a high level of service and advice. We established GCC Financial Planning Pty Ltd and GCC Finance Solutions Pty Ltd to cater for the needs of the accounting clients of the practice. We are approachable and accessible and recognise that strong and lasting professional relationships are dependent upon mutual trust and respect. 

Gavin Hilton
Partner - Goodwin Chivas & Co 
B.Com CA

Gavin has worked at Goodwin Chivas & Co since 1996 and was appointed a partner in July 2003.  Gavin specialises on the issues of business structuring, taxation planning and superannuation. His experience in these areas allows his business advice to cover all aspects from start-up, growth through to succession planning.   

Gavin places great value on the client relationship. He is proactive, easily accessible and responsive to his client needs. 

The core focus and strategies revolve around the clients building a net worth outside of their business operations.  An holistic view.   

Wayne Pobje 
Partner - Goodwin Chivas & Co 
B.Com CA, Registered Company Auditor, SPAA SMSF Specialist Auditor   

Wayne has worked previously for KPMG Chartered Accountants for 11 years specialising in providing audit and assurance services across a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, mining, import and distribution, the hotel industry and non-profit organisations.  Before joining Goodwin Chivas & Co in 2007, Wayne also worked for two years with Woolworths as the Big W Finance Manager.  

Wayne has extensive experience in auditing Self Managed Superannuation Funds and became a registered SPAA SMSF Specialist Auditor in 2009.   

Wayne has been a Partner at Goodwin Chivas & Co since 2008.       

Taryn Marchant 
Partner - Goodwin Chivas & Co 
B.Com CA   

Taryn joined Goodwin Chivas & Co in 2001 and became a partner in 2014. She has over 15 years experience in professional services ranging across a wide range of business sizes, including large private groups representing a diverse range of industries and services. She is proactively involved with high level taxation planning and structuring including the use of Self Managed Superannuation Funds, and operational advice for clients.   

Taryn has extensive experience with both Aged Care and Child Care operators, servicing both their accounting and taxation needs along with interpreting the relevant Legislative framework.   

Taryn has also specialised in Transaction Advisory Services, focusing on the financial, tax, risk and operational considerations related to buying and selling business assets. This experience can assist any client that is considering the sale and or purchase of a business either now or planned in the future.     

Garry Goodwin 

Consultant  Garry has been in public practice since 1973. During this time, he has been involved in all aspects of business services, tax, superannuation and structuring.    

In 1995, Garry commenced the financial planning division of the practice which provides the additional services to our client base covering wealth creation and protection, estate planning, financial goal achievement and retirement planning.  

Garry's area of expertise includes providing high wealth individuals and their businesses with solutions for future development and long term success and in many cases being part of a management team to regularly meet and review results and achievements.      


Patrick O'Leary 
Director - GCC Financial Planning Pty Ltd 
Financial Planning Specialist

Patrick joined GCC Financial Planning in 2012 and has been providing clients with personal advice for over 13 years.  His career began in accounting primarily in the area of personal tax.  In 2001 he switched to providing financial advice solely for a small accounting firm in North Sydney.  In 2005 he joined a large advisory firm based in the CBD focusing more on retirement planning, with a focus on superannuation, and investment advice.  This focus has allowed Patrick to assist clients through their working lives in preparation for, transitioning to and enjoying their retirement.   

Outside of work Patrick has a keen love of rugby and is waiting for the day when Australia will again hold the Bledisloe Cup.

Contact details

Suite 401 29-31 Solent Circuit
Norwest Business Park
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 Australia
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P: (02) 9899 3044
F: (02) 9899 1524

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