Get to know Avi…
Avi Gopala is a professional that’s passionate about positive outcomes & helping businesses thrive. A Certified Accountant with over 10 years’ experience, Avi commenced his career at Highview in 2015; and through hard work & dedication he established himself within the Highview team taking on a senior Client Services Manager role in early 2018.
Settling into a beautiful life in Australia has been easy for Avi. His positive, bright & friendly attitude makes him a pleasure to be around. Moving from his home country of Mauritius in 2004, away from his large family (seriously, over 100 cousins!) he planned to study hard to earn his Australian degree. Living in a share-house in Brighton with his brother & friends was a great experience & according to Avi made it super easy to settle in & meet new people often.
Since a child, Avi has had a strong passion for martial arts & body building sports. He enjoys training & watching karate, boxing, Muay-Thai, mixed martial arts & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Yes, all those intense physical sports! The thrill of the sports that Avi most enjoys is the technical aspect – “the dedication, focus & sense of control you need to be skilled at these sports is what I find fascinating” says Avi. “I like to keep fit & active – I am currently training Jiu-jitsu at a local club. I also find training to be a great way to meet new like-minded people.”
When Avi’s not sweating it up in the gym, he’s at home enjoying family time with his wife Sophie (who we hear is an incredible cook!) & young daughter Ariana. Ariana was born in September last year & Avi is one very proud father – his eyes light up when he speaks about his daughter – “I look forward to going home each evening to see her little face & hear her babble” he says. Majority of Avi’s family remains in Mauritius, so a big family holiday every 2 years’ is something he always looks forward to, Avi says “our next trip home will be to celebrate my grandmother’s 100th birthday which we are very excited about.”
Avi is a detailed-orientated individual that likes to continually challenge himself. His role prior to Highview was both audit & tax, which has been a great asset to his clients at Highview. However, his experience extends further as a business owner! Avi is quite the tech-expert at Highview & using this natural flair for technology (initially as a hobby) Avi built & managed his own successful e-commerce store selling car parts. He managed this business for 2 years prior to selling it for a nice little profit. Being a passionate European car enthusiast meant that selling European car parts never felt like work to Avi, it was simply enjoyable, hence, the ‘hobby’ reference.
Working under the direction of Cranbourne Partner Dave Sheahan, Avi is building strong client relationships & looks forward to a lengthy & positive career at Highview – “Highview is like a family to me. I enjoy getting to know my clients well because I truly care about their success.”
Come book in with Avi at our Cranbourne office and experience the friendly expertise that he has to offer.