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Sophie Day

Sophie is a transfer pricing specialist with experience across a range of industries including:

  • Property development and other property-based business

  • Liquor, beer and wine (production, bottling and distribution)

  • OTC, pharmaceutical, healthcare devises and cosmetic products

  • Chemicals, various energy segments, metals, and mining (exploration, production, distribution and related functions, as well as key suppliers to these industries)

  • Information technology (hardware, software, services and e-commerce)

  • Retail (various segments)

  • Major household appliances

  • Business and consumer electronics

  • Advertising, professional and other services, etc.

Michelle Gibbs

Michelle brings 22 years of experience assisting top listed entities to small companies across multiple industries. Her investment banking background has provided a unique skill set to be able to understand the commercial landscape and work with other disciplines such as legal, tax and compliance to achieve the optimal business outcome for her clients.

With the recent wave of new accounting standards, Michelle has leveraged her technical accounting skill set to expand into project management, system and process design implementation to embed these new accounting standards into her client’s businesses.

Michelle also has a background in small business accounting, including working with not-for-profits and charities to provide accounting advice and assistance in setting up new finance processes and controls, including developing key KPI reporting for regulatory purposes.

Michelle has written and published internationally several articles on the new accounting standards, is a regular presenter on accounting topics and continues to be a key advisor to several Australian regulators and industry groups.

Leslie Prescott-Haar

Leslie is responsible for the Australia and New Zealand transfer pricing practice of Nuwaru.

She has over 25 years of specialised transfer pricing experience and expertise based in Australia and New Zealand, working with the world’s and this region’s major multi-national groups, and a further 10 years of corporate taxation experience in Big 4 practices specializing in mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies and reorganizations based in the United States (New York City and Chicago).

Leslie originated the previous market-leading transfer pricing practice of Ernst & Young New Zealand, and served as a Partner and the National Leader of the practice for a number of years.

Russell Wilkinson

Russell leads the excise and customs business at Nuwaru.  With extensive experience in-house and at Big 4, clients will benefit from his insights, data mining techniques, abilities to identify duty concessions and refund opportunities and risk review strategies. He is ideally placed to assist companies with the myriad of international logistics and customs issues they encounter on a global strategic and daily basis.

Todd Fielding

Todd’s extensive experience as an engineer and a chartered accountant allows him to grasp both sides of the R&D tax incentive rules. He has hands on experience with the R&D tax incentive which makes it easier for clients to identify eligible R&D and assists your project managers to focus on the actual projects and not R&D tax compliance work.

His mix of knowledge from a technical/science perspective and accounting/tax affords clients the advantage of having an adviser that can understand your projects while assisting you to capture all relevant eligible expenditure.

With R&D claims, nothing beats having a senior R&D tax adviser to prepare your R&D claim unlike other larger firms sending out junior inexperienced staff to discuss projects with your management teams.

John Giannakopoulos

John brings a wealth of experience having served multi-national clients predominantly in the financial services sector for over 30 years. He provides strong and direct counsel to his clients as they navigate through complex tax issues, often working with multiple stakeholders, to deliver the best possible outcomes.

John has over the years built and led large teams to serve multiple clients. He is proactive and always on the lookout for opportunities for his clients within their tax risk framework.

Ashley King

Ashley has achieved national prominence in advising corporate and high wealth clients on the strategic management of ATO reviews, audits and disputes, including negotiating settlements and advising on tax audit defence. Ashley has a deep knowledge of ATO policies and decisions impacting tax disputes – including settlements, rulings, audits, access to information, assessment powers and the general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR). Ashley has effective relationships across the ATO and brings unique insight to tax issues. He has acted as witness and advocate in numerous tax matters, for both the ATO and clients.

He represents the Australia and New Zealand Chartered Accountants on the ATO’s Dispute Resolution Committee. Ashley is also a member of the Australian Tax Institute’s Legal and Dispute Resolution Committee.

Ashley has again been recognised as one of Australia’s leading Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution advisers by being included in the 2019-2020 International Tax Review – Tax Controversy Leaders Guide. This is the 6th year that Ashley has received such recognition as evidence of what he brings to his clients.