Simon leads the Pitcher Partners Brisbane tax consulting group and has extensive experience delivering high value advice in corporate tax, M&A, due diligence and commercial joint venture structuring. He has also built a consistent tax compliance practice over the years; proactively managing the tax compliance functions of large investment funds (both Queensland State owned and those in the private sector), Queensland’s largest business customer electricity retailer, Queensland worker’s compensation insurance business and subsidiaries of international inbound and outbound corporate groups.
Migrating to Australia from Hong Kong and Taipei in his formative years, today Simon is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and Chinese Cantonese. He has an astute cultural awareness that makes transactional work more efficient for his Australian and internationally based clients – whether that be in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan or various ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia and PNG.
Simon is renown for offering practical commercial solutions. He advises key players in the infrastructure, power and utilities, and energy and resources sectors. He has been the lead tax structuring and due diligence advisor to some of the largest acquisitions and divestments in this space for more than two decades; some of which involve US and UK based international corporate groups.
Simon has also provided extensive advice to businesses in the property sector, and taken a number of growth-orientated IT businesses through the journey towards successful IPO.
Prior to joining Pitcher Partners, Simon was a core team member of the National Agribusiness Advisory Group at a Big Four firm where he was the lead tax advisor for a number of years to one of Australia’s oldest agricultural businesses.
Memberships and qualifications
- Bachelor of Laws – University of Queensland
- Bachelor of Commerce – University of Queensland
- Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
- Chartered Tax Advisor