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John Brazzale

John Brazzale

Consultant and National Chairman, Melbourne

John plays a key role in guiding the commercial direction and collaborative ethos of Pitcher Partners, both nationally and internationally. He has held the role of National Chairman of the Pitcher Partners National Association in Australia since 2017. He is also a board member and Asia-Pacific Regional Chairman for the global affiliation of member firms, Baker Tilly International.

During John’s tenure as National Chairman, Pitcher Partners has successfully undertaken the national brand refresh, Making business personal, the recruitment campaign, Making careers personal, a national management training program and the launch of the new Pitcher Partners website. The broad perspective enabled by John’s dual leadership roles enables him to encourage partners and staff to think locally, nationally and internationally, and feed best practice and trends back to their clients.

John has significant experience in advising both public and private clients on a broad range of commercial and taxation issues arising from structuring, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. His drive comes from seeing business owners achieve progress and growth over time; and witnessing many bring a second or even third generation of family members into the business.

John has specific expertise in the property and construction industry. He sits on a number of Advisory Boards, where he shares his expertise in business strategy, growth, business succession, estate planning and general commercial and business matters.

John joined the Melbourne firm in 1998 and was admitted to the partnership in 2000. He was the Partner in Charge of the Tax Consulting Group from 2005 to 2011. In 2011, John became the Managing Partner of Pitcher Partners Melbourne and held that position until 2017 when he assumed the role of National Chairman. John retired from the firm’s partnership in 2022, but remains a consultant in the Melbourne firm’s Private Business and Family Advisory practice.

Memberships and qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma Taxation Law (Monash University)
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

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