This week we sadly farewell John Payne as he commences his retirement. John, along with James Devenny, founded Devenny Payne Taxation & Business Services back in April 2007, from the original offices at 183 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh. Prior to that, John had worked in accounting and audit since 1978, including at another accounting firm in Bacchus Marsh. In the past 14 years, Devenny Payne has grown significantly to a team of over 20 staff and moved to bigger premises at 134 Main Street. John has advised and worked with many local individuals and businesses over the years and has been an active member of the community. He was a member of the founding board of management for the Bacchus Marsh Community Bank, a member of the Djerriwarrh Health Services hospital board, and also a long-term member of the Diggers Rest Football Club.


We thank John for helping to make Devenny Payne what it is today and wish him all the best for his retirement years. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and clients.