Janet completed a Bachelor of Business degree from the Central Queensland University in 1991. She then moved to Seville, Spain to work at World Expo as a payroll officer. This led to a two- and half-year working holiday based in London. During this time, she was contracted for a year with an international accounting firm’s corporate financial service division working through a high-profile group of companies placed in administration and liquidation. Other accounting positions were held in companies such as an internationally acclaimed home décor business and a company owning the rights to design, manufacture and distribute an iconic US leisure wear label. Returning to Australia, she was employed in Brisbane as an accountant, with increasing seniority, in industries including hospitality and gaming, electrical retail and the not-for-profit sector. Janet qualified as a CPA in 2001. In 2008, she accepted a position with Michael Shanahan & Company (now Shanahan Swaffield Partners), receiving her public practice certificate in 2009 and became a partner of Shanahan Swaffield Partners in 2018 . Brought up in this area, Janet has a strong interest in the rural and small business sectors.
Partner & CPA Accountant