Our hand selected mentors and CFOs are both dedicated and approachable, with an extensive experience in top-tier traditional accounting firms and in industry.

Michelle Kvello

Managing Director & CFO

Michelle Kvello is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and also holds her Masters of Applied Finance (Kaplan). She trained at PwC in London before moving into commercial roles at blue chip companies such as Reuters, Foxtel and Yahoo!7. She founded Lantern Partners in 2011 and specialises in helping fast growth companies achieve their objectives through building strong finance support in both compliance and commercial aspects.


Jo Swain


Joanne is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science (Business Management). She brings to Lantern Partners over 18 years’ experience in the finance sector, commencing her finance career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers before moving into Finance Director roles in the IT and Education sector, including Pitney Bowes.

She is a commercially minded and analytical thinker with a passion for identifying areas of change to drive operational efficiency. Jo loves working collaboratively in a hands-on role with business partners to understand cost drivers, identify areas of opportunity to drive profitability and help businesses achieve their goals.


Kath Roth


Kath is a US CPA with a degree in Business Administration Management from Boston University. She is an accomplished senior level professional with more than twenty years of successful global experience in SaaS, travel, manufacturing/ distribution and marketing/advertising.

Kath has strong skills in leadership, managerial, analytical, negotiation and communication with in-depth knowledge of sales and marketing and understanding business drivers. She has a talent in motivating and building skills in teams and has a proven ability to direct cross-functional and multi-cultural groups.


Shomal Parekh


Shomal is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Business, Accounting and Marketing Shomal commenced his career with Deloitte and has over 20 years experience of global experience with blue chip companies specialising in media and marketing, including Foxtel, CBS, BskyB and Dentsu Aegis.


Steven Le

Senior Analyst

Steven Le is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commence (B.Com), Accounting and a Masters degree in Accounting. Steven specialised in the banking and telco sectors including ANZ and Telstra before joining Lantern Partners.


Narelle Raaff


Narelle commenced her career with Deloitte in South Africa where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She has over 20 years of experience in financial control, payroll and compliance working with across multiple industries including marketing, technology and FMCG. She specialises in helping businesses run their finances efficiently and enjoys helping them grow whilst taking the pain points out of their processes.


Shaan Adno

Book Keeper

Shaan is originally from South Africa and enjoyed a career in Human Resources before transitioning 9 years ago to Bookkeeping. Shaan holds qualifications in Bookkeeping and Accounting and is compliant in both the Xero and MYOB financial systems.