Grant Townsend

Grant’s commitment to client service centres around two mantras – managing tax risk and providing business advice on tax issues. Advice that is pragmatic, readily understood and able to be implemented. Grant has a demonstrated track history of providing commercially sound taxation, structuring and strategic advice to businesses of all sizes and cultural make-ups and a strong belief that relationships matter.

Grant adds value by applying the skills he has developed in leadership roles throughout the accounting profession. This experience positions him well to lead people and processes for the most effective and efficient outcomes, thus ensuring that specific objectives are met.​

Grant has over 30 years’ experience in the profession and is a former State Managing Partner of a top 5 firm. He was also the State Lead Partner of the Tax Consulting Division of a Big 4 firm and has experience within the ATO.

Craig Richardson

Craig has developed his career focusing on client service excellence, building lasting relationships with clients by listening to their needs and providing them with quality solution-oriented deliverables, that are also commercially practical. Craig has vast experience working in many tax jurisdictions and in working effectively with diverse cultures.

Craig adds value in being able to understand and manage people to identify and lead the most appropriate resources to meet the client’s specific circumstances. He has been effective in developing high performance teams that are equally dedicated to providing value to clients having selected, managed and mentored large culturally diverse teams, in various geographies.

Mark Oh

Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, with over 24 years spanning across large multi-national corporates and accounting firms. Nuwaru’s clients benefit from his combined commercial acumen as well as his technical tax experience.

He has a proven ability to successfully partner across multiple tiers of corporates and shareholders to maximise returns, significantly improving finance teams, systems and processes through his ability to be hands-on when necessary.

Sam Lo Ricco

Clients benefit from Sam’s extensive Australian and international tax experience and his ability to formulate and execute strategies to manage risk and improve shareholder returns. By combining his technical and analytical skills with excellent commercial judgement Sam successfully executes complex, cross border initiatives.

Sam adds value in being able to understand and manage people. He has been effective in developing high performing teams that are curious, progressive in their thinking and who know how to challenge the status quo and win. He has built, managed and mentored large, remote and culturally diverse teams in various global and regional roles. His broader experience in finance, treasury and M&A enable Sam to operate cross functionally on projects, bringing together individual functional specialists to ensure that each understand and support each other in delivering the broader outcome.

Peter Chiswell

Peter combines a strong background in top tier private practice with deep experience in as an in-house tax leader. With over 20 years leading in-house tax teams in Australia and APAC, Nuwaru’s clients benefit from Peter’s ability to explain complex issues at all levels of an organisation and to help management resolve issues in a practical and commercial manner. Clients particularly value Peter’s collegiate approach and his resolve to help them with the end-to-end implementation of advice.

Rod Henderson

As an accomplished tax adviser, Rod helps businesses solve complex tax problems in his personable style with simple elegant actionable solutions. He is guided by his personal ethos of tax acumen, which helps bring tax into focus by looking at business needs through an after-tax lens.

Rod brings broad and deep innovative thinking to his clients, providing wise counsel benefiting from his well-travelled global experience and exposure to complex transactions and structures. Taking hands-on ownership as if Rod was dealing with his own business, he leads with understated confidence to help a vast range of businesses realise their full potential.

David Early

David is a highly experienced international corporate tax specialist with over 30 years tax experience in both professional big 4 practice and as the Head of the Asia Pacific Tax Function for a major global Investment Bank.

Clients benefit from David’s wealth of Australian and international tax experience, his ability to demystify complex tax issues, and his appreciation of commercial drivers and risks to deliver pragmatic and appropriately balanced solutions.

David is also an expert in employee share schemes, from design through to implementation.

David’s experience in tax audits and disputes also enables him to navigate his clients down the optimal pathway to resolution.

James Jobson

Nuwaru’s clients benefit from James’ knowledge and experience of both in-house and private tax practice bringing together the commercial sensibility of an in-house tax director with the tax technical capability of top tier tax adviser. Clients appreciate his hands-on approach and ability to distil complex areas of tax law in a manner specific to the individual client and their role in their organisation. Most importantly, clients value James’ understanding of the role of tax in the broader commercial scheme of businesses.