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Meet The Team

John Whiting – Partner

John Whiting is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent, Registered Company Auditor and Licensed Financial Planning Specialist and is PS 146 Compliant. John’s key interest is in management accounting and assisting small businesses to grow through comprehensive business planning advice.

John looks after a wide a range of clients from small businesses to a National Group of Companies.

Outside of work John’s interests include fishing, football and cricket.

Adi Desai – Partner

Adi Desai started his career in the family business in India and moved to Melbourne in 2007. He made the move across to Perth in 2013 (one of those things you do for love) and now calls Perth home. He is a CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant), MBA (Masters of Business Administration) MPA (Masters of Professional Accounting) and B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce) graduate. Notably he is a recipient of the Certificate of Merit Award for Taxation – the highest award given to a candidate sitting their CPA exams.

Adi’s experience in Australian taxation spans over 12 years and he specialises in small to medium business. His expertise includes budgeting and cashflow, family business, self-managed superannuation funds, business structuring, taxation planning and business advisory.

Outside of work, one can find Adi playing very poor golf and squash very competitively. Adi loves the outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, hitting the beach and travelling the world with his wife.

Shane Orr – Partner

Shane Orr is a Chartered Accountant who began his career in a 2nd tier firm in Melbourne. Upon returning to Perth he joined Pike Skinner who merged with PKF Perth. Shane joined Whitings in February 2019.

Shane’s key focus is in assisting small business in general accounting and tax matters. He has more than 20 years’ experience in providing taxation and business consulting services. To him the relationship is the key. Shane works closely with his clients to support their business and provides advice to help them grow and become more profitable.

Outside of work Shane’s interests are AFL and spending time with his wife and two kids.

Daniel Wong – Senior Accountant

Daniel Wong is a CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) and has been so for the past 9 years. Daniel completed his degree qualifications in Queensland and returned to his native Hong Kong. In 2003 he completed his Masters of Accounting at Curtin University and set up home in Australia after that. Daniel spent 7 years working for SLS Accounting. He joined Whitings in November 2016.

Daniel specialises in small businesses and is a self-managed superannuation fund specialist. Daniel looks after all the superannuation funds for the Practice.

Daniel loves to travel around Australia and play tennis outside of work.

Lydia Ho – Senior Accountant

Lydia Ho is a Chartered Accountant working in the accounting and tax area of the Practice. She received her Bachelor of Commerce through the University of Western Australia. Lydia joined the Practice in August 2011.

Lydia is skilled and experienced in the preparation of Business Activity Statements, Individual, Partnership, Family Trust and Company Tax Returns.  She also has extensive experience with accounting software packages such as MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero. She is responsible for corporate compliance, liaising with our external IT consultants and managing internal accounts for the Practice.

She prides herself on her knowledge and the relationships she builds with clients. She is always willing to assist.

Lydia enjoys spending time with her dog – Ziggy and volunteering in her spare time. Her favourite quote is ‘You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough’.

Virginia Martin

Virginia Martin - Senior Accountant

Virginia is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years experience in business services and tax.  She graduated from Edith Cowan University with a double degree in Accounting and Japanese.

She specialises in accounting for small businesses including BAS preparation, financial statements and tax return preparation, cashflow preparation and more. She is skilled in the use of a variety of software including MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero.

Virginia recently joined the practice and is looking forward to getting to know the clients and helping them with their taxation needs.

In her spare time she is kept busy chasing after her two young children.


Vivian Wu - Senior Accountant

Vivian Wu is a Chartered Accountant who commenced her career in accounting public practice after graduating in 2015. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Western Australia. In August 2020, Vivian joined TaxAbility.

Over the years, Vivian has developed her expertise in accounting and tax for small businesses of various structures and self-managed superannuation funds. She is skilled in using accounting software such as MYOB, Xero, and BGL Simple Fund 360. Vivian enjoys helping clients with their accounting and tax affairs by understanding their needs.

Outside of work, Vivian loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling to beautiful places, and playing her piano.


Kelly Crawford - Administration Assistant

Kelly Crawford is a highly experienced administration officer who is currently studying her
Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting to formalise her qualifications.

Kelly is responsible for general administration duties including handling client queries and requests, providing administrative and management support to the partners and managing our website and social media platforms.

Kelly likes to spend her free time reading books and articles on politics and true crime, she also enjoys listening to music and likes to train, teach and follow kickboxing and boxing.