Meet the Team

Geraldton Accountant Kerry Amps

Kerry Amps

B. Bus CPA - Director

Kerry graduated from Edith Cowan University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and a sub major in Public Accounting; Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) since 2000; and Completed Certificate of Public Practice in 2012.

Kerry relocated to Geraldton from Bunbury WA, joined the practice in September 2010 and became a director in November 2012. Kerry brings to the practice extensive business accounting and taxation experience. She is married with 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.

Geraldton Accountant Shane Dillon

Shane Dillon

B. Comm CA - Director

Shane graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1984 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Completed Professional Year Programme in 1987, admitted as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1988 and completed Certificate of Public Practice in 2005.

Shane joined the firm in August 2000 becoming a Director on 1st July 2005. Shane has 36 years accounting experience in Public Practice. Shane brings to the practice extensive taxation, farming and business accounting experience. He is married with 3 children.

Geraldton Accountant Peter Creek

Peter Creek

Associateship in Accounting – Senior Accountant

Peter graduated from Curtin University in 1974 with an Associateship in Accounting. Completed Professional Year Programme in 1976, admitted as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1977 and Completed Certificate of Public Practice in 1977 and was granted the degree of Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1980.

Peter was born in Corrigin and in his early days of accounting, worked in the Narrogin region before moving to Perth in 1971 where he worked and later became a partner in a medium sized practice.

Peter moved to Geraldton in 1981 and established the firm which was previously named “Creek Russell Crudeli Pty Ltd” and even though he is no longer a Director at Horizon, he still continues to be an active member of our team, bringing 46 years experience.

Peter brings to the practice extensive knowledge in taxation and business accounting. He is married with 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren.

Geraldton Accountant Derryn Orlando

Derryn Orlando

B. Bus CPA - Senior Accountant

Derryn graduated from Curtin University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business. He completed his CPA in 2011. Derryn joined our firm in November 2010 and is employed on a full time basis. Derryn has 15 years’ experience in Public Practice dealing with mostly Small Business clients, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and individual clients. Before joining our firm 10 years ago Derryn worked in Perth at a mid-tier firm after graduating from Curtin University.

Derryn runs the Superannuation/SMSF department at Horizon and is an Authorised Representative of the SMSF Advisors Network. He can provide superannuation advice including SMSF setups, pension establishments, contribution and withdrawal strategies and SMSF closures.

Derryn was born in Geraldton and worked/studied in Perth before returning to Geraldton with his partner Kylie and their two children.

Geraldton Bookkeeper Adel Blignaught

Adel Blignaut

Bookkeeper

Adel joined our firm in February 2014. She works Tuesday – Thursday assisting our clients with their bookkeeping and BAS requirements.

Adel brings bookkeeping knowledge in small business, government and public accounting practice to Horizon. She has international experience working as a bookkeeper in America, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. Adel has completed Certificates in Practical Bookkeeping and Small Business Accounting and previously undertaken studies towards a Bachelor of Accounting / Science degree. She has completed a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, and she is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Adel has vast experience in MYOB, Zero and other Accounting Software.

Adel is bubbly, welcoming, outgoing and she’s always willing to lend a helping hand. Adel relocated to Geraldton from Perth in December 2013 with her husband and two daughters who are in high school.

Kirsten Burr​ Administration Manager at Horizon Accountants Geraldton

Kirsten Burr

Administration Manager

Kirsten joined the Horizon Accountants team in October 2019 as Administration Manager and PA.

She is primarily involved with behind the scenes of the Administration team and specifically works with ASIC to ensure clients are meeting their obligations as company owners.

Kirsten has attained Certificates in Financial Services and other career fields. She has Bookkeeping experience through owning a small business and has numerous years of Administration experience in roles throughout several industries.

Kirsten is originally from New Zealand but now lives in Geraldton with her husband and is a proud Mother of two daughters and Nannie to her granddaughter.

Receptionist Bec McKevoy

Bec McEvoy

Administration Officer

Bec is our Administration Officer at Horizon, also known as our Director of First Impressions.

Bec joined our team in September 2019. She works full time in front office as our Administration Officer, assisting clients with general questions, admin and reception duties as well as looking after our debtors, creditors and in-house bookkeeping.

Bec has attained Certificates in Business and many other fields of work. She brings excitement to work, she’s bubbly, energetic and takes great pride in her work. She is currently studying Accounting & Bookkeeping and hopes to further herself in the industry within Horizon.

Bec is originally from Zimbabwe but relocated to Geraldton from Perth in March 2018 with her Fiancé, Jack and their fur baby, Junior.