John Watson

FCA, Registered Company Auditor, SMSF SpecialistJohn Watson Founder & Director Watson Corporate
Founder & Director

John is a Chartered Accountant and Financial Adviser and the founder of Watson Corporate Services and Watson and Sons Advisory. John has worked in the tax and business advisory space for over 30 years with a belief that real advice can change people’s live for the better.

John has also worked in the Not-For-Profit space for many years in his role as Auditor and serviced organisations such as Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia, Camp Quality, Apex Foundation and many others.

John is an SMSF Specialist and a committed supporter of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, believing that it is important for people to take control of their own investments and savings.

John’s interests include his family, grandchildren, football (soccer), a Border Collie named Stewart, hiking, horse racing and gardening.

John shares his time working from both the Norwest and Orange Offices.

Ming Tan

Ming Tan Accountant _Watson CorporateCPA, B. Com (Accounting & Finance)
Senior Accountant

Ming began in public practice over 13 years ago after completing her degree with UTAS.  She is responsible for the preparation of year end accounts, including Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, BAS’s, tax planning and provision of general business and tax advice.

Ming is also knowledgeable on the use of cloud accounting systems (namely MYOB and Xero) and loves helping clients move to an electronic accounting system – freeing up time for them to spend on other things in life.

Ming is originally from Penang, Malaysia. Hailed from a long line of foodies, she is passionate in all things food, including cooking, recipe creation and she runs a food blog at

She is also a proud owner of two birds, being a sun conure and a pineapple green-cheek.

Ming works out of the Orange Office.

Ting Qu

CA, B. Com ( Professional Accounting)Ting Circle
Senior Accountant

Ting holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting and is a Certified Chartered Accountant with The Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia.  She has over 10 years’ experience in Chartered Accounting and Business Advisory Firms.  She has extensive experience in Tax Compliance, Financial reporting and Business Advisory for SME.

Ting also participates in a lot of networking and social events with women in business and professionals.

Ting has two young boys.  She enjoys spending time with her family.  In her spare time, she likes travelling, music and sports.

Ting works out of the Norwest office.

Bimla Bashyal

B. AccountingWatson Corporate Accountant Bimla Bashylal
Accountant/Audit Assistant

Bimla holds Bachelor of Accounting from Charles Sturt University.

She assists us in the preparation of Year End Accounts, Business Activity Statements, Fringe Benefit Tax and Individual Tax Returns.

Bimla enjoys playing sports such as playing tennis, table tennis and badminton. When she is not out and about, she loves spending time at home cooking and reading books.

Bimla is married to Roshan and has a baby boy, Anmol.

Bimla works out of the Orange Office.

Patrice Watson

Team Administrator

patrice-watsonI have been married to John Watson for 38 years.

We have 3 children and 7 grandchildren and a Border Collie dog.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren (helps bring out your inner child and keeps me thinking young), cooking, sewing, knitting and travel.

Sarah Navin


sarah-navinSarah is John and Patrice’s eldest child. She is married to Ashley and mum to 2 wonderfully special children.

Balancing between work and family, hobbies and interests are not high on her priority list right now. However when she has a little breather, she is keen on functional nutrition learning and experimental cooking for her family’s dietary needs.

Sarah was previously a registered nurse before making a career change to bookkeeping.

Kristy Eyles

Client Services Coordinator

Joining our team in January 2018, Kristy has 17 years Administration Experience, working across a range of different industries.

Kristy is Xero Certified  (Advisor and Payroll), and is always keeping up to date with the latest developments.  Kristy has a keen interest in finding solutions to streamline business operations, and is a great contact for all of your cloud accounting needs.

She is married to Chris, and has 3 beautifully cheeky daughters and an overly energetic Kelpie x Border Collie to keep her busy.

Outside of work, and spending time with family, Kristy’s interests include Gardening, Music & Musical Theatre.  The bulk of her ‘free’ time these days is centred around her daughters dance classes and netball.

Kristy Works Part Time out of the Orange Office. (Mon – Thus  /  9:30 – 2:30)


Monique Coady

Team Administrator

Monique joined Watson Corporate Services in January 2018.  She has over 15 years experience in Office Administration.

Monique brings a lot of energy to the office, and is the friendly voice and face that will greet you when you call or visit us.

Monique and Paul have 5 children, Isobel, Oliver, Will, Charlie and Hugh.  They live in a beautiful 100 year old home.  Paul is head chef at Zona in Orange.

Monique holds a degree in fine arts from the National Arts School Sydney.  In her spare time she enjoys painting, gardening, bush walks, and kicking the footy with her boys.

Monique works out of the Orange Office