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Forensic Accounting Professionals

Our team of forensic accounting specialists have extensive experience providing expert accounting assistance and valuation services to legal practitioners and businesses.

We provide forensic accounting services to a national client base, in all court jurisdictions, providing practical solutions that are on point, on time and within budget.

Suzanne Delbridge
Director

Suzanne is an experienced Forensic Accountant and the founding Director of Delbridge Forensic Accounting.

Over the past 31 years Suzanne has been providing expert accounting reports for, or in anticipation of, litigation, other dispute resolution forums and for commercial purposes. Over this period Suzanne has given evidence as an expert witness in the Family Courts of Australia and Western Australia, the Federal Circuit Court and the Supreme and District Courts of New South Wales. Suzanne has played an integral role at all stages of proceedings from case formulation to implementation of final orders.

Suzanne is a regular writer and presenter of valuation and taxation papers and workshops and has previously presented for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the Hunter Valley, West Australian and Queensland Family Law Practitioners Associations, the Law Institute of Victoria, Legalwise, Television Education Network and Learned Friends.

A detailed CV for Suzanne may be accessed by clicking here.

Please click here to review Suzanne’s diary and availability for any upcoming trial dates.

Contact Suzanne
Phone: (02) 4964 6800 Direct: (02) 4964 6810
Email: sdelbridge@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Kimberley Thomas-Cook
Director
CA Forensic Accounting Specialist
CA Business Valuation Specialist

Kimberley Thomas-Cook is an experienced Forensic Accountant and a Director of Delbridge Forensic Accounting, having joined the firm in April 2010.

Kimberley has comprehensive experience in the preparation of complex reports for Family Law matters, ranging from single entities to groups with in excess of 100 entities. Kimberley is also responsible for the preparation of economic loss reports, including compensation to relatives claims, business interruption and other damages.

A detailed CV for Kimberley may be accessed by clicking here.

Contact Kimberley
Phone: (02) 4964 6800 Direct: (02) 4964 6820
Email: kimberley@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Christian Southward
Assoicate Director

Christian Southward is an Assoicate Director of Delbridge Forensic Accounting having joined the firm in February 2024.

Prior to joining the firm, Christian worked in several CFO and executive roles across a range of industries from which he has gained a strong commercial and financial acumen and an ability to communicate complex information in a succinct manner. Christian has been responsible for tax and corporate structuring in complex groups, and has provided his expert onion on business valuations and taxation consequences to assist practitioners in the Family Law jurisdiction. Christian has also played a key role in several large transactions involving the acquisition or divestment of a range of assets.

Christian assists the Directors in the preparation of expert reports including the valuation of businesses and equity interests, and the investigation of transactions, in a wide variety of industries.

A detailed CV for Christian may be accessed by clicking here.

Contact Christian 
Phone: (02) 4964 6800 Direct: (02) 4964 6830
Email: csouthward@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Elizabeth Shortis
Forensic Manager

Elizabeth Shortis is a Forensic Manager, and joined the Delbridge Forensic team in February 2023.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth worked in forensic accounting consultancy, preparing expert valuation reports for Family Law purposes. Elizabeth has also worked in Supply Chain Management consulting, providing expert advice to improve internal business processes. Elizabeth also has a previous four years’ experience in public accounting with a Big 4 firm, where she gained skills in external auditing and assurance practices for listed, non-listed and not-for-profit organisations across a wide range of industries.

A detailed CV for Elizabeth may be accessed by clicking here.

Contact Elizabeth
Phone: (02) 4964 6800
Email: eshortis@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Melissa Byatt 
Senior Forensic Accountant
CA Business Valuation Specialist

Melissa Byatt is an experienced Forensic Accountant, and joined the Delbridge Forensic team in September 2016.

Melissa assists in the preparation of valuation reports across a range of industries, and from small enterprises to large, complex groups. Melissa also assists in the analysis of the taxation consequences arising from property settlements or orders of the Court, and the investigation of transactions for a variety of litigation matters.

A detailed CV for Melissa may be accessed by clicking here.

We look forward to welcoming Melissa back from maternity leave in 2025!

Trevor Jones
Forensic Accountant

Trevor Jones is an experienced Forensic Accountant with Delbridge Forensic Accounting, having joined the team in April 2018.

A detailed CV for Trevor may be accessed by clicking here.

Contact Trevor
Phone: (02) 4964 6800 Direct: (02) 4964 6840
Email: tjones@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Jamela Camille Manalastas
Forensic Analyst

Jamela Camille is a Forensic Analyst, having joined the Delbridge Forensic Accounting team in July 2022.

A detailed CV for Jamela Camille may be accessed by clicking here.

Contact Jamela
Email: analyst@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Sarah Stokes
Administrative Assistant

Sarah joined Delbridge Forensic Accounting in January 2017 as an Administrative Assistant to support the forensic team.

Sarah’s role is to provide successful communication between our clients and the Forensic team. Sarah also helps to facilitate coherent administrative processes to assist the team and our clients.

Contact Sarah

Phone: (02) 4964 6800
Email: sstokes@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Kim Hagan
Administrative Assistant

Kim joined Delbridge Forensic Accounting in May 2023 as an Administrative Assistant to support the forensic team.

Kim’s role is to provide successful communication between our clients and the Forensic team. Kim also helps to facilitate coherent administrative processes to assist the team and our clients.

Contact Kim

Phone: (02) 4964 6800
Email: admin@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Renee Ryan
Administrative Assistant

Renee joined Delbridge Forensic Accounting in September 2020 as an Administrative Assistant to support the forensic team.

Renee’s role is to provide successful communication between our clients and the Forensic team. Renee also helps to facilitate coherent administrative processes to assist the team and our clients.

Contact Renee
Phone: (02) 4964 6800
Email: admin@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Chad Dagwell
Chief Financial Officer


Contact Chad
Phone: (02) 4964 6800 Dir: (02) 4942 1444
Email: cdagwell@delbridgeforensic.com.au

Clifford Delbridge
Chief Happiness Officer

Clifford joined the team in October 2021 and is a delight to have in the office, providing first class cuddles when required and comedic relief on occasion.

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