Deloitte Australia makes up 8 new tax partners

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Deloitte in Australia has announced 58 new partners, 8 of whom are tax specialists:

Patrice Farmer

Patrice has been with the Firm since 2006, having previously worked with the ATO in the Large Business & International unit. She is based in the Sydney office and focuses on corporate & international tax work.

John Grohovaz

John joined Deloitte fairly recently, in July 2013, having previously been a Director at PwC. He is based in the Perth office and specialises in R&D Tax Incentives. John has had a varied career in industry, initially as an accountant but later on he focused on bid and tender management. He lead the Bid & Business Development team at Vix ERG in Africa & ME before joining PwC in 2011.

Anastasia Little

Anastasia also joined Deloitte Perth very recently, in February 2014. She was formerly with EY. She is an experienced indirect tax advisor with more than 15 years’ experience advising on the commercial implications and technical aspects of indirect taxes (including, GST, Fuel Taxes, Customs, VAT) across the oil & gas, hard rock mining, utilities and retail sectors.

Ockie Olivier

Ockie is a transfer pricing professional with experience gained in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia (since 2005). He advise smultinationals on all aspects of transfer pricing, including the application of Australia’s new transfer pricing rules, preparing OECD compliant global documentation and negotiating Advance Pricing Agreements. In particular, he specialises in the transfer pricing aspects of financing arrangements (inlcuding the Arm’s Length Debt Test) and the Energy and Natural Resources industry. He is based in the Perth office and joined from KPMG in 2013.

Danica Sekulovska

Matthew Shanahan

Matthew has over 15 years’ experience in providing Australian tax advice. He mainly advises large corporate clients, particularly in respect of infrastructure transactions, M&A transactions, capital management, funds management, banking transactions and tax disputes.

Graeme Smith

Graeme has over 16 years’ experience in public practice with Deloitte, in both Australia and the United States, and his clients have included multinational corporations in a variety of industries with operations centered in a range of different countries. He has had considerable involvement in all facets of transfer pricing in Australia and has recently worked on a number of bilateral Advance Pricing Arrangement projects for companies in the technology, consumer goods and resources trading sectors.

Justin Ward

Justin returned to Deloitte Melbourne last October, having spent 9 years with KPMG. He started with the Firm in 1998 and spent time in the UK Firm as well.

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