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ABOUT US – History


History and Our Team



Established on the Sunshine Coast in 1952 by Patrick Love the accounting practice introduced its first partners in the 1960’s. In the early 70’s Love & Partners expanded its operations to Noosa and Maroochydore with the addition of even more partners.

Paul Lunn, a current Director, joined the firm in 1990 and became a partner in 1994. In 2001 and 2004, respectively, Brett Buntain and Brad Hope joined the practice and are current Directors of Love and Partners. Following the merger of Colquhuons Qld in 2006, Mark Mellor became a Director of the practice.

In 2022 Love and Partners merged with Keystone Private Advisory, a Brisbane based accounting and advisory firm, part of the Keystone Group.

We look forward to our shared future with the additional services of independent wealth management, trusted advisory, commercial property sales and leasing, property and facility management, cyber security advisory and philanthropic foundation investment.

Working together to solve any challenges they may face

Our Team

We provide an experienced team of highly qualified trusted advisors and professional staff to provide a 360º focus and strategic oversight for our clients.
At all times, we employ our considerable expertise with a heightened sense of personal and social responsibility, empathy, and care, whilst protecting client and family values and heritage.

Our Team

Paul Lunn

Paul joined Love & Partners in 1982.
Specialist areas:

  • Business
  • Taxation
  • Franchising
  • Real Estate

Brett Buntain

Brett joined Love & Partners in 1990
Specialist areas:

  • Audit – all types of entities
  • Audit – Not for Profit sector

Brad Hope 

Brad joined Love & Partners in 2001
Specialist areas:

  • Taxation
  • CGT
  • Financial Reporting
  • GST,
  • Superannuation,
  • Structuring

Mark Mellor

Mark joined Love & Partners 2006
Specialist areas:

  • Building/construction
  • Primary production
  • Service Industry businesses
  • Business Structuring

Jaydon Bellingan

Jaydon joined Love & Partners in 2024

Specialist areas:

  • Audit – all types of entities
  • Audit – Not for Profit sector

Lesa Jackson

Lesa Jackson is Chief Financial Officer and Director of Keystone Private and Director of Love and Partners. 
Specialist areas:

  • Financial structures
  • Investment portfolios
  • Reporting and compliance obligations.

Peter Hunt-Sharp

Peter joined as a Director of Keystone Private Advisory and Love & Partners in July 2023.

Specialist areas:

  • Virtual Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Services
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Accounting
  • Global Banking

David Jackson

David Jackson is a trusted adviser, founding partner and Director of Keystone Private and K2 Private Property.
Specialist areas:

  • Family Continuity
  • Wealth Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting