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Our Team

Melanie Hamilton

Managing Director

Melanie specialises in taxation and accounting for small business, and is passionate about helping her diverse range of clients boost their productivity with expert advice on key management areas including workflow, quality control and team management.

She also assists businesses implement cloud accounting solutions, and specialises in business set up, succession planning and process management.

Melanie is a member of CPA Australia, and joined the Taggart team more than 15 years ago while studying for a bachelor of Commerce at Newcastle University.

She is active in the local business community as the founder and vice president of the genXwomen business network.

Melanie enjoys the opportunity to meet new people across a range of industries, and values honesty and loyalty in all of her professional relationships.

When she’s not at work, you’ll find Melanie enjoying Newcastle’s stunning beaches, parks and cafes with her family.

Ross Taggart


With more than 30 years’ of accounting and tax experience, Ross is passionate about sharing his extensive business knowledge with his wide range of clients across many different industries.

Ross is the son of Alan Taggart, who founded the company in 1952, and has worked in the business for more than three decades.

Today, he leads the professional accounting team with a strong focus on building a supportive work environment and encourages the on-going professional development of all his staff.

Ross was born and bred in Merewether and believes passionately in giving back to the community. He is president of the Hunter Business Chamber, a life member of the Merewether Surf Life Saving Club, and a board member of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Away from the office, Ross loves spending time at Merewether Beach and catching up with friends at Merewether Surf Club.

Sally Edmonds

Business Services Manager

Kylie Diehm

Practice Manager

Natasha Josevski


Tarsh Oakley


Summer Baker


Join Our Team

At Taggart Business Advisors, we’re always on the search for new accounting talent. If you have a can-do attitude and are a team player seeking career growth in a friendly, family-run business environment, we want to hear from you.

Please contact us for information about current employment opportunities.

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