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Meet the Team

We’re a fun and professional team and while everyone is important, there are a few people who hold senior roles at SB Partners.

James Legat

James is our founder, leader and the man who instills a passion for excellent outcomes amongst the team.  He’s highly experienced and has been a practicing accountant for more than 30 years.

The individual results you get from SB Partners are a team effort but James likes to get his hands dirty on every client file and personally reviews all accounts to ensure we’re offering our clients great year-round value.

When he’s not busy being the SB Partners chief champion, James likes to spend as much time as he can with his family, surfing on the Gold Coast’s beautiful beaches, going for a spin on his motorbike and dining out.

Gabe Pieters

Gabe is a Gold Coast local who completed the Chartered Accountants Program in 2018 after concluding his studies at Griffith University in 2013 with a degree in Commerce and an Accountancy major.  He joined the team here at SB Partners as soon as he completed his University degree and became a partner in the business in 2019.  This rise through the company is a testament to Gabe’s knowledge, attitude and work ethic.

His daily focus is to develop strategies that optimise client outcomes, ensuring all deliverables are professional, efficient and dynamic.  Through this proactive approach, Gabe is able to assist business operators to improve their cash flows, tax requirements, and business results.

Outside of the office, Gabe enjoys the outdoors and is a keen golfer and basketball player. He’s also a bit of a foodie and our clients often bump into him in the Gold Coast’s vibrant restaurant scene.

Sam Gauder

Sam’s not a Gold Coast native but she’s pretty close – she was born and raised in Northern New South Wales and studied at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.  She graduated in 2009 with Bachelor degrees in both Commerce and International Business.

After university Sam spent a few years travelling, spending the majority of her time in Western Canada, before returning to the Gold Coast in 2014 and joining the team at SB Partners. She graduated from the Chartered Accountants program in 2018.

Outside of accounting, Sam is a bit of a sports nut and she enjoys playing and watching many sports.  She also loves to travel, check out the latest movies and read interesting books.