New Partner appointments at Pitcher Partners

By admin - June 27, 2017

Pitcher Partners is delighted to announce that nine of our valued team members have been made Partners in our 2017 Partner intake.

This set of appointments, which brings Pitcher Partners to 116 Partners across the national association, evidences the firm’s commitment to exceptional client service.

Pitcher Partners celebrated its 25 year anniversary in 2016 and having reflected on where the firm has come from, is now looking forward to the future and continuing to invest in people, culture and client relationships.  We congratulate the new appointees.

Daniel Sparks | Partner - Private Business and Family Advisory, Sydney

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We are delighted to welcome Daniel as a Partner in the Pitcher Partners Sydney Private Business and Family Advisory team. With a particular focus on cross border strategies and inbound / outbound residency issues, particularly in the U.S.A, Daniel utilises his specialised tax and structuring expertise to maximise value from the perspective of the business owner, executive or investors through a big picture strategic planning approach. His international exposure means that his portfolio includes a substantial number of mobile executives and international families.

Sylvia Wallace | Partner - Business Advisory and Assurance, Sydney

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Sylvia is a key member of the Business Advisory and Assurance team at Pitcher Partners Sydney, leading the Pitcher Partners financial services team. In addition, Sylvia currently manages a variety of listed entities in the small to mid-cap stocks and listed investment company space. Sylvia’s approach is to invest the time to understand the broader factors that contribute to her client’s requirements, and supports them to work in a pragmatic manner towards their goals. Her appointment to the partnership recognises Sylvia’s commitment to our staff, our clients and the firm as a whole. 

Jeremy Jones | Partner - Private Business and Family Advisory, Brisbane

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Jeremy is a trusted business advisor and the newest Private Business and Family Advisory Partner at Pitcher Partners Brisbane. With more than 16 years in public practice, Jeremy has a broad skill set and extensive knowledge of all aspects of taxation and business advisory. Commercially minded, Jeremy specialises in working with family owned businesses on strategies that protect family assets, minimise taxation and accumulate wealth. Working with clients across a broad range of industries, Jeremy is a composed, stable and knowledgeable business advisor for life. 

Jaimie Godden | Partner - Business Development and Marketing, Perth

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Jaimie’s appointment to the Partnership is the culmination of 14 years with the firm developing brand presence and client-facing relationships in WA. Jaimie’s knowledge of the Perth market and operations has helped Pitcher Partners Perth develop its leading Business Restructuring and Insolvency, Tax, Audit, Advisory and Private Business and Family Advisory practices. As Partner, Jaimie will continue her mandate to drive growth and identify opportunities in WA and also widen her scope to responsibilities both nationally and throughout the Asia Pacific. 

James Beaumont | Partner - Corporate Finance, Melbourne

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James is a Partner of the Melbourne Corporate Finance team. He works with clients on both buy-side and sell-side transactions and brings more than ten years of corporate finance advisory experience to the team. He is a known problem solver with a pragmatic approach to commercial advice. He has specialised in acquisition and vendor due diligence and M&A advisory.

Julian Cheng | Partner - Tax Consulting, Melbourne

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Julian is the newest Partner in the Tax Consulting team at Pitcher Partners Melbourne with more than 20 years of experience providing tax consulting and advisory services at Pitcher Partners and at a Big 4 accounting firm. He will continue to advise clients on Australian and International tax issues, expanding on his past experience based in New York advising US groups on Australian tax issues.

Melanie Dawes | Partner - Business Advisory and Assurance, Melbourne

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Melanie has brought her extensive commercial and retail experience, now as a Partner, to the Business Advisory and Assurance team in Melbourne. Melanie commenced her career at Pitcher Partners in 2001 then went on a career break to work at Walt Disney Company in the UK, before going to Coles. She rejoined Pitcher Partners in 2011 and now provides business and taxation advice, management reporting, financial analysis and budgeting and cash flow management services for her clients.

Ben Lethborg | Partner - Private Business and Family Advisory, Melbourne

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Ben is the newest partner in the Private Business and Family Advisory team in Melbourne after ten years at Pitcher Partners providing business advisory, financial and taxation services to SME family-owned businesses. Ben will continue to work with his clients in a diverse range of industries including property development and construction, legal sector, service providers, accommodation and the superannuation industry. 

Matthew Wilson | Partner - Consulting, Melbourne

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Matthew is a Partner in the Pitcher Partners consulting team in Melbourne. He has been a central member of Pitcher Partners for over ten years now, after an extensive career in the United Kingdom delivering major financial transformation projects in Government. He has taken that expertise to deliver advice to a number of Government entities regarding major infrastructure procurements.

The Pitcher Partners National Association is also delighted to announce that John Brazzale is taking over as National chairman following Don Rankin’s retirement from the role and that Perth Partner, Bryan Hughes will be taking up a new Executive Chairman role with the firm.

Other network changes include the following new managing partners:

Melbourne - Brendan Britten

Perth - Leon Mok

Brisbane - Nigel Fischer

We extend our warm thanks to the managing partners who are stepping down:

Melbourne - John Brazzale

Perth - Bryan Hughes

Brisbane - Ross Walker

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