Stephen is a leading taxation expert and an “outside the box” thinker. Together with his team, Stephen delivers agile, forward thinking solutions enough to navigate complexities and roadblocks. His skills and expertise include advising on group structuring, capital management, employee incentives, research and development, profit repatriation and matters of governance. Stephen’s clients range from high-profile listed business and financial institutions, through to numerous well known Adelaide owned private enterprises to government entities and not for profits.
Stephen has a dedicated enthusiasm for delivering commercial advice to his clients and carefully evaluating the range of risks inherent in a transaction. His interest extends to contributing ideas that promote the growth of Adelaide start-up and other businesses. Stephen’s valuable industry knowledge and taxation expertise also make him a highly valued contributor to the firm’s Property industry group.
As a network advisor, Stephen takes the approach that whatever issues or opportunities may arise, he can always provide his clients with the right path towards tangible results. He also understands that any complexities should be communicated clearly and transparently. With his focus firmly placed on providing practical solutions, Stephen’s clients are always left confident that they are in safe and capable hands.
With a wealth of experience acquired over years of working in practice, Stephen understands that the needs of businesses and individuals are diverse. He works collaboratively to provide tailored solutions and expert professional advice to assist businesses in reaching their objectives Stephen advises across the spectrum of Australian and cross-border tax structuring matters, consulting to South Australian businesses, with a focus on commercial and practical tax planning and business structuring advice.
Stephen first got his start working as a tax advisor within some of Adelaide’s most preeminent advisory firms. The opportunity to work at a firm that values technical excellence and commercial acumen, whilst growing alongside established clients, ultimately led him to Pitcher Partners Adelaide. He joined the firm as a proud Tax Principal in March 2020.
Qualifications and memberships
- Chartered Tax Advisor
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand