Meet Our Team

CHRIS SHEPPARD

Managing Partner
Chris has over 16 years experience in public practice and became partner of Ingrams Accounting Group in 2013. He primarily works with small to medium sized businesses across a wide range of industries as well as high wealth individuals. Chris goes beyond just helping clients with tax planning and business structures.

Chris’s objective is to customise and tailor strategic solutions for each business client and solve their tax and financial problems. Ultimately he is dedicated to helping clients grow their business growth, their
profits and their value.

Chris’ specialty is tax planning and business structures, consulting and business planning. He is passionate about complex tax issues and specialises in many industries including hospitality, registered training
organizations and primary production. He is also involved in auditing various solicitor and real estate agent trust accounts as well as small companies and not-for profit organisations.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships
• Certified Practising Accountant
• Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
• Public Practice Certificate
• Law Institute of Victoria - Approved External Examiner/Auditor
• Registered company auditor

Chris is a long time Melbourne Football Club member and enjoys watching them team play on weekends. He also supports Melbourne Storm, Melbourne Victory and the Australian Cricket team.

Tien Nguyen

Managing Partner
Tien has more than 10 years working experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in relation to helping clients with their business development and growth as well as having a strong knowledge and understanding of employment sponsored schemes, primary production and the hospitality sector. Tien is a great negotiator with the ATO, banks and other government bodies. When she worked at Ingrams previously, she helped many clients resolve ATO issues. She is our expert in helping our business clients who are nominated sponsors under VISA 457 Scheme.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships
• Certified Practising Accountant
• Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance)
• Public Practice Certificate

Tien barracks for Essendon Football Club, she is also a big fan of soccer. Tien and her husband are sponsor of many charity clubs and regular monthly donor of Salvos, Red Cross, Children Cancer, Medicine San Frontier, Fred Hollow foundation, Oxfam and many others.

CATHERINE SHEPPARD

Office Manager
Cathy joined the firm in 2013 and is a highly valued member of the team. She is the face of Ingrams Accounting Group and the first person clients meet at reception. She always has a smile on her face and she helps keep the office running smoothly, utilising her years of experience to improve the firm’s administration practices. Over the years, she has completed courses in administration, bookkeeping and general accounting and in the past she also worked at the Australian Taxation Office.

Cathy loves AFL football and is a passionate supporter of the Mighty Hawks.