Leschen Smaller

We have been lucky to have Leschen’s practical financial intellect and unique perspective twice as a member of the WOI committee. She was a member of the committee a decade ago, back when we were known as Women in Finance.  During that time, Leschen also became the first female partner of WMS Accountants after a career with some of Australia’s largest accounting firms.

Leschen can look at a balance sheet and see opportunities and issues immediately, it’s like a “seventh sense”. Which is why we asked her to return as a strategic adviser to WOI this year.

Leschen has put her skills and experience of helping business people to the best use with her own practice, Element Business and Accounting, with business partner and Tax guru Theresa Allery.

Outside of this, she is a Mum to two teenagers and advises on a number of Boards including Gold Coast Suns and Gold Coast Mayoress Foundation.