Bizally Directors

Ben Stokes

Ben has over 15 years experience as a Chartered Accountant. As a small business specialist, he works with the owners of small and medium-sized businesses and his focus is to help them grow their revenue, profits, and business value.

Ben takes a ‘hands-on’ approach with clients that include regular on-site visits to clients’ premises. He says, “I get to really understand what makes each business tick with these visits. I get to meet the team and gain an insight into each business and their specific issues and operations. I sight the premises, the machinery and equipment in operation and also get a chance to review the business systems and marketing collateral. This is invaluable when tailoring strategies and recommending business automation tools to suit a client’s circumstances”.

Ben understands the need to build long-lasting relationships with his clients. “For me it’s all about communication. I take the time to help our clients really understand their numbers and the profit drivers in their business. I take great satisfaction when I leave a meeting where the clients have a smile on their faces because they have a deeper understanding of what they need to do to succeed.”

Ben recognises the importance of superannuation as part of a wealth creation strategy and has developed specialist skills in Self Managed Superannuation Funds. He is an accredited SMSF Specialist Superannuation Advisor and his qualifications and professional memberships include:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Commerce and Economics Degree from Melbourne University
  • Self Managed Superannuation Fund Association Specialist Superannuation Advisor
  • Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Chartered Tax Advisor

In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, growing vegetables and playing golf (badly). He supports the mighty Cats in the AFL and is contactable at

Graeme Ritchie

Graeme is a Chartered Accountant, who is passionate about helping business owners succeed. He founded the firm and has been providing clients with practical solutions for the past 40 years. He has extensive experience in helping small businesses at all stages of their life cycle and has an eye for detail. Graeme is always looking at big picture issues like asset protection, estate planning, and succession planning. He is also a superannuation specialist.

His professional memberships include:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Taxation Institute of Australia
  • National Tax Agents Association and
  • Superannuation Professional Association of Australia

Away from the office Graeme enjoys cycling, horse racing, good food and spending time with his grandchildren. He is also a keen Western Bulldogs supporter and can be contacted at

Marco Polloni

Marco joined Bizally in 2000 and was appointed a Director in 2008. 

Marco provides advice to small and medium sized businesses in the areas of taxation, business structuring and general accounting.  Marco’s client base covers a wide range of industries including primary production, manufacturing and construction.  Marco takes satisfaction in finding creative solutions to reduce the tax burden on small business. 

Marco has a passion for property investment and sees this as a great way of building long term wealth.  Marco is more than a theorist having built his own property portfolio Marco has a good understanding of the issues affecting property investors. 

Marco’s professional qualifications and memberships include: 

  • Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from RMIT University
  • Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Tax Advisor
  • SMSF Association
  • Registered SMSF Auditor

Away from the office Marco enjoys running, reading, keeping up to date with current affairs and supporting Essendon in the AFL. He is contactable at

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