iBase is staffed by a team of highly skilled accounting and finance professionals with extensive local knowledge and a strong understanding of the challenges of doing business in remote areas.

Our experienced team of finance and accounting specialists will take care of all those critical, but complex and time-consuming, back-office tasks like payroll processing, BAS reporting and board reports. Leaving you free to focus on running your business.

Proudly Indigenous-owned by Wunan Foundation, iBase (Indigenous Business and Accounting Services) aims to build capacity for Aboriginal and Indigenous businesses across Australia by providing expert financial management skills in a clear and accessible way.

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Our Values

AFFORDABLE

We’re committed to providing appropriate services that support success. We offer flexible pricing that meets your needs

APPROACHABLE

We’re not just numbers people – we take pride in being welcoming and inclusive team. We’ll always be here to support you

ACCURATE

We are the finance experts and we will look out for your business’ best interest; from budget support to bookkeeping or board reports

ACCESSIBLE

We understand doing business in remote Australia and the need for face-to-face contact. Our heart is in the Kimberley and we’re part of your community

ABORIGINAL

We are Indigenous business experts and proudly 100% Indigenous-owned and operated by Wunan Foundation

OUR TEAM   |   OUR BOARD

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Shan Shanmugnanthan
Principal

Shan has worked in finance for more than 23 years, the last 15 in the not-for-profit sector. He holds a degree in Business Studies (Massey University, NZ) and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Accountants.

David Selvendra
Business Services Manager

David is one of the founding members of iBase and has more than 18 years’ experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, including ten years in senior management roles. He has extensive experience in finance, accounting, business development, client account management and team building. He holds an MBA from Central Queensland University and is also a member of CPA Australia and CIMA- UK.

Peter Klein
Accountant

Peter has experience in the not-for profit, commercial and professional services sectors, having previously worked in a Big 4 Accounting firm and in an ASX 200 company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Alex Lek
Accountant

Alex has 25 years’ experience in accounting and finance, the past 15 years working for ASX-listed companies in Perth. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is also a member of CPA Australia.

Dawn Cross
Senior Bookkeeper

Dawn has over 20 years’ experience in bookkeeping, payroll and customer service, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. She is currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Certificate IV in Accounting.

Cherie Bush
Accounts Coordinator

Cherie is originally from the Northern Territory and grew up in Katherine. Her father is from East Arnhem Land and her mother is from the Daly River Community. She has several years of experience in Bookkeeping and Customer Service. Cherie is undertaking a study in Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Certificate IV in Accounting to further her development skills.

Meredith Blair
Accountant

Meredith is a qualified accountant with over 10 year’s experience in Government, Not-For-Profit and Private sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Murdoch University and is a member of CA Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining iBase, Meredith worked as Management Accountant at Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group and Manager of Country Finances at St John Ambulance.

Joel Duffy
Accountant

Joel has experience in accounting and financial analysis in entities ranging from large corporates to co-operatives and mutuals. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, a Masters Degree in Human Rights from Curtin University, and is a member of CPA Australia.

Joyce Routledge
Coordinator Business Support

Joyce is a qualified Accountant who has worked in Indigenous organisations and Local Government. Joyce has also owned three businesses and has the knowledge and experience to provide hands on business support and business skills transfer. Joyce has worked as a Senior Account Manager with IBA across QLD and WA and is currently working towards her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to develop her skills in delivering business themed workshops.

Valerie Ndebele
Graduate Accountant

Valerie holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Monash University. Before joining Wunan, she provided accounting and bookkeeping services for other Indigenous organisations. Valerie’s aspiration is to become a qualified Chartered Accountant in the near future.

Babatshi Mpenya
Graduate Accountant

Babatshi has over 5 years of accounting experience from the commerce and not-for-profit sectors. He is ACCA – UK part qualified and holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. He is pursuing further studies so he can be a Chartered Accountant.

Danielle Dowell
Senior Bookkeeper

Danielle a Gija woman from Warmun Community in the East Kimberley who is currently living and working in Broome. Danielle has extensive experience in business administration and bookkeeping and is currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting to further develop her skills.