Meet our Directors

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Graham Barnett

Graham is the Managing Partner of HLB Barnett Chown and the firm’s contact partner for HLB International.

He is a member of the Institute of Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified in 1983, and has more than 30 years’ experience in practice.

Graham has a wide-ranging client portfolio and specialises in assurance, business valuations, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring and taxation, and Graham advises a broad spectrum of clients from large private companies to start-up companies

Personal interests:

Golf, birding, fishing, wildlife, sport and flying light aircraft.



Dee Bezuidenhout

Dee served her Articles of Clerkship at Prangleys and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994. She was made a partner of Prangleys in 1997. Dee specialises in large company audits, management consulting, personal and corporate taxation.

Personal interests:

Birding, wildlife, outdoor activities and fly-fishing.



Peter Chown

Peter served his Articles of Clerkship at Spencer Steward (now BDO Spencer Steward) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. During that year he joined the Copalcor Group of Companies (Haggie Group) and was appointed Financial Director of various subsidiaries. In 1990 he started an auditing practise specialising in management consulting to small and medium sized companies. Today his specialities are BEE acquisitions and consulting, management consulting, auditing, accounting, taxation and BEE verification.

Personal interests:

Golf, fishing, Koi fish and outdoor activities.



Malcolm Sheppard

Malcolm served his Articles of Clerkship with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1973. He left practice and spent six years in banking and a further 10 years in the construction industry. Malcolm joined the practice as a partner in 1993. The areas in which Malcolm specialises are auditing, accounting, acquisitions & disposals, business advising and management buyouts.

Personal interests:

Fishing, gym and golf.



Lee Harvey

Lee served her Articles of Clerkship at HLB Barnett Chown Inc. and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. She was made a partner of HLB Barnett Chown Inc. in 2011.

Personal interests:

Wildlife and outdoor activities.