"We are a group of experienced professionals, consultants and specialists who work independently within our own area of expertise. A few years ago we all came to the same conclusion, that a service model that taps into a comprehensive knowledge base when needed, would deliver an efficient , cost effective, co - ordinated and fully integrated solution for our clients".


Why 44 Gallons?
The  44 Gallon drum is the quintessential vessel in Australian culture. We have adopted it as the visual glue that embodies our services, our philosophy and our values.

Co operative     -      Collaborative    -     Community

Inside the 44 Gallons Drum are qualified accountants, lawyers, technology experts, online marketing strategists, website creators and SEO experts, trainers and administrators. All with a passion for making your business a success.

We put our services, technology and collective knowledge into the drum and you take out what you need.

In the Drum

Katherine Smith B. Bus (Accounting),CSA, JP.





Katherine has a passion for providing cost effective business services.  After many years in Chartered Accounting and client side as a Director of Finance and Administration in a publicly listed company Katherine is well placed to understand the challenges confronting businesses time , cost and brand reputation.

Katherine  heads up the Business Services consulting arm of 44 Gallons Technology Pty Ltd, focussing on corporate governance, compliance and sustainable business practices.

Christine Walker Lawyer extraordinaire!

Christine is head of and responsible for Compliance, Legal and Risk for a publicly listed mining company.

Prior to this role Chris was Registrar of Property for the Dubai International Financial Centre and has practiced as a Legal Practitioner in Dubai, New South Wales and Western Australia.

Christine brings a sharp mind and wit to 44 Gallons. Christine's expertise is in Contracts, Agreements and compliance and risk. She advises the team as needed.

Linda Paini. B. Business CPA  

Linda is a pragmatic and efficient accountant. Linda is the CFO/Company Secretary for 2 public listed companies and has her own consultancy practice, LRP Consulting. Linda is skilled in financial reporting and management, Corporate Governance and has an excellent understanding of the Listing Rules. Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting and Compliance are her middle names.

Lynette Henderson B.Commerce, CSA

Lynette has a passion for corporate procedures, minutes, resolutions and record keeping. Her ability to sort through a "corporate mess"  in record time is legendary. She is a killer at corporate constitutions and compliance with the  Corporation's Act

Ron Switzer. BCom (UNSW) FCPA CA GAICD

Ron is a director and principal of AMRA Consulting, offering business and IT application advice and training. Ron until recently was the General Manager of the NSW division of CPA Australia. He has lectured at university and delivered presentations on a number of subjects concerning Australian businesses. Ron brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Small Business Online program and regularly contributes to the 44 Gallons Drum  

Rami Mandow  Social Media Guru and Presenter
When it comes to living and breathing Social Media, Rami is the embodiment of all things Social, Mobile and Local. After working his way up the corporate ladder in the finance industry, Rami developed a passion for the digital life whilst helping set up a leading online bank here in Australia. This shift from finance to digital, has seen Rami work with multiple small and large firms aiding in helping them cross the bridge into the Social Media Realm. Rami is now the Managing Director of his own Social Media Company, CosmicVillage.net and has been working with businesses providing them Social Media Advice, helping develop their Social Media Platforms and Strategies, Social Media Training and Social Media Management