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promotion Mitchell Partners Consulting 3/41 Charters Towers Road, Hermit Park Telephone 07 4722 9444 Email km@mpctsv.com.au

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IN FINANCE + INSURANCE

kelly mitchell

PRACTICE MANAGER | MITCHELL PARTNERS CONSULTING

From a young age, Kelly proved to be an ambitious female leader, entering her first business venture at 17, which she turned around and sold within six months, making a profit. Kelly became a mother at 19, and despite that, continued in full-time work, moving to hotel management and administration, where she completed business management and leadership programs. Hard work saw her rise up the ranks from a front office manager to the assistant general manager of four to five-star hotels with up to 500 staff. She undertook programs designed to encourage elite leadership skills. Growing up, she was surrounded by people working in the finance world. Kelly says she had some wonderful mentors along the way, who built resilience in her as a young business executive. She believes age and other life hurdles are not necessarily a barrier to success. “If you want to succeed in your career, it requires hard work and dedication to achieve results.” Originally from Cairns, Kelly moved to Townsville 12 years ago with her husband, Daryn, purchasing an accounting firm. As the business grew, it required someone to fulfil a role between professionals, clients and administration to ensure the business operated cohesively and Kelly

stepped in to fill that. As the practice manager of Mitchell Partners Consulting (MPC), Kelly’s role incorporates everything from managing systems to staff, business development, maintaining client relationships, strategic planning, team development, marketing, and quality review. MPC specialises in taxation, business services, superannuation, strategic planning, consulting, and business succession planning. “MPC strives to act with the upmost integrity, professionalism and care – qualities that we trust will enable our clients to turn to us as genuine and reliable partners.” Kelly’s role managing internal quality control and client relationships are a critical contributor to those values of the firm. Recently, Kelly also joined James Cook University as a mentor for a new subject – WorkIntegrated Learning (WIL) – which will guide students with professional internships from next semester. As well, she has been heavily involved with Women & Leadership Australia, including running training programs for the organisation. Outside of work, Kelly says: “I love nothing more than going camping with family and friends, sitting around a campfire, enjoying good food, a great bottle of wine, and their company and friendship.”

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