Our Staff

 Michael  Houlahan

Principal, PPM Tax & Legal Pty Ltd

Direct: (07) 3157 1631 / Mobile: 0413 706 412 / Email: mhoulahan@taxandlegal.com.au

B.Accounting, CA

Michael (please, call me Mike) is a Principal of PPM Tax & Legal. Prior to commencing work with PPM, Mike was a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Brisbane office’s Research and Development (R&D) Incentives team.

Mike has over 12 years’ experience as a specialist in R&D incentive consulting, regarding both tax offsets and grants, working with clients across all of regions of Australia.

Formerly a partner in a regional accounting firm in New Zealand in the’90s, Mike also brings to PPM Tax & Legal a strong, broad-based tax and business services ‘kit-bag’ of experience, and an easy understanding of the wider business taxation picture as it affects small-medium enterprises (SMEs).

Mike is expert in guiding corporate clients through R&D tax offset benefit ‘identification and claim-building’ steps, as well as assisting businesses to put in place robust R&D compliance protocols and measures to ensure statutory review-readiness. He has also successfully supported many companies through such reviews and audits.

Outside of the office, Mike, (like Philip) is a keen New Zealand Rugby supporter, though his particular sporting love is to be found on the golf course.

Mike enjoys travelling, as often as possible, including an ongoing ‘love affair’ with the Iberian Peninsula. When they’re not journeying overseas, Mike and his partner, Deb, care for their only grand-child (so far) ‘one day-a-week’ and Mike also volunteers his time to Rosies – Friends on The Street, a not-for-profit, working with the homeless.


Alan Mondolo

Manager, PPM Tax & Legal Pty Ltd

Direct: (07) 3157 1632 / Mobile: 0409 277 299 / Email: amondolo@taxandlegal.com.au

BBus(Mgt) MBus(Acctg)

With over 6 years’ experience in providing indirect taxation advice and compliance in both the private sector and government, Alan joined PPM Tax & Legal in March 2013.

Prior to joining PPM Tax & Legal, Alan was the Indirect Tax Accountant at one of Queensland’s largest Government Owned Corporations. Alan also consulted at Deloitte and BDO specialising in GST and worked in GST compliance and governance roles at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Having initially completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and Finance at the Queensland University of Technology, Alan subsequently completed his post graduate studies attaining a Master of Business in Accounting.

From his private sector experience, Alan has provided advisory, consulting and compliance services to public and private sector organisations, across a diverse range of industries including mining & financial services, assisting in various indirect tax disciplines, with a particular focus on GST.  His prior role as an ‘in-house’ indirect tax specialist saw Alan responsible for advisory and compliance, with an emphasis on governance and adopting a holistic approach to indirect tax compliance.

In his spare time, Alan is an avid ‘armchair sportsman’, with an interest in Australian sports all year round and American basketball, while enjoying catching up on the latest fiction novels from his favourite authors.


Priya-July-2017Priya Sinnathamby

Senior Consultant

Direct: (03) 8394 0286 / Email: psinnathamby@taxandlegal.com.au 

BBus (Hon)

Priya joined PPM Tax & Legal in October 2013. Prior to joining PPM, Priya was an Analyst at Deloitte in the Risk Services practice, specialising in internal audit.

Having initially completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accountancy and Banking/Finance at the Queensland University of Technology, Priya subsequently completed her postgraduate studies attaining her Honours in Accountancy.

From her accounting experience, Priya has provided internal audit, advisory and compliance services to public and private sector organisations, with a particular focus on business process improvement. She has worked across a number of industries including mining, energy and resources, transport and financial services.

In her spare time, Priya enjoys playing the piano and also volunteers for St John Ambulance Australia.


Mythri Kanchibotla

Lawyer, PPM Tax & Legal Pty Ltd

Direct: (07) 3157 1624 / Email: mkanchibotla@taxandlegal.com.au

BBus (Mgt, Int Bus), LLB, GradDipLegPrac, LLM

Mythri joined PPM Tax & Legal in August 2015. Prior to joining, Mythri was a Solicitor at a law firm specialising in property and commercial law.

Mythri completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Management and International Business and a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) after which Mythri gained experience in a law firm specialising in commercial law.  Mythri was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and completed her postgraduate studies attaining her Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from QUT.

During her legal career, Mythri has consulted and provided advice on stamp duty, land tax and GST matters and other various aspects of property and commercial law.

In her spare time, Mythri pursues her training in dance and participates in numerous stage performances.


Sally-July-2017Sally Fraser


Direct: (07) 3157 1627 / Email: sfraser@taxandlegal.com.au

LLB GradDipLegPrac

After being admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and completing her Bachelor of Laws at Bond University, Sally joined PPM Tax & Legal as a lawyer in March 2017.

Prior to joining the team Sally worked in various general and specialist law firms on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, gaining experience in entertainment law, commercial law, and criminal law, for both the defence and prosecution.

As a graduate, Sally works with our experienced team across all indirect tax disciplines, assisting our clients across the various legal aspects of indirect tax matters. With excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, Sally has a particular focus on assisting on stamp duty matters including corporate restructures, charitable exemptions and duty assessments.

Outside of the office, Sally has a passion for enjoying good food with friends, shopping and snowboarding when she can.


Indy-July-2017Indy Odell

Executive Assistant

Direct: (07) 3157 1626 / Email: iodell@taxandlegal.com.au

Indy Joined PPM Tax and Legal in June 2017.  Prior to joining, Indy was the General Manager of an electrical company, which continues to be owned and operated by herself and her fiancé.

Indy completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science, majoring in Counselling at the Australian Catholic University. Upon completing her degree, Indy worked as an Event and Marketing Manager.

Indy has worked across a diverse range of industries, providing administrative and business development support. With exceptional organisational and time management skills, Indy ensures that the Directors at PPM Tax and Legal are organised and prepared to deliver an unparalleled level of service to our clients.

Outside of the office, Indy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, practising Pilates and studying nutrition and dermatology.

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