04/05/2022 - 10:20

New Partners add depth to BDO Natural Resources team

04/05/2022 - 10:20


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New Partners add depth to BDO Natural Resources team

Australia’s natural resources industry is a major contributor to national income, investment, employment, exports and government revenues in Australia. BDO is committed to supporting the industry’s pursuit of sustained growth and prosperity for current and future generations from the integration of economic progress, responsible social development and effective environmental management.

To further support its existing and prospective natural resource clients, BDO has bolstered its national Natural Resources team with the appointment of several high profile partners including David Ocello (Perth), William Campbell (Perth), Catherine Dean (Sydney) and Etienne Gouws (Melbourne).

Sherif Andrawes, BDO Corporate Finance Partner and Global Head of Natural Resources, said the appointments have strengthened BDO’s national Natural Resources team, bringing deep expertise in advising operators and services companies across the mining and oil and gas industries.

“David Ocello is a mining specialist corporate and international tax partner with 21 years of experience and was the national mining leader for Deloitte’s tax practice prior to joining BDO - while William Campbell, who has more than 25 years of experience as a corporate and international tax partner, brings substantial expertise in the oil and gas, and supporting services industries having held natural resource and regional leadership roles at PwC,” said Sherif.

“Catherine Dean brings more than 20 years of experience advising on corporate tax matters with global consulting firms. Her key focus is providing M&A transactional, advisory and tax compliance services to clients particularly in the energy and resources sector.”

Catherine is a representative on the AUSIMM NSW Women in Mining committee, an industry body that promotes diversity and inclusion through providing mentoring and networking opportunities for women across the resources sector in NSW. Both Catherine and David are also members of the Australian Taxation Office energy and resources working group.

“Etienne Gouws joins BDO’s IFRS and corporate reporting team in Melbourne and brings 25 years of experience in different aspects of finance, with strong expertise in accounting and structuring advisory services. Etienne has worked in several countries and industries, leading audits and advisory projects of large multinational companies in the oil and gas, mining and other sectors,” said Sherif.

“We’ve added exceptional people to our existing team who will provide natural resources organisations with specialist advice, guide them through today’s challenges and help them efficiently manage and grow their businesses.”

James Massie-Taylor, BDO Tax Partner and Perth Office Managing Partner, said David, William, Catherine and Etienne were providing invaluable support to the firm’s natural resources clients as they worked to improve performance and operational efficiency and comply with ever-changing regulations, reporting and tax compliance.

“Our Natural Resources team has deep industry experience and global resources in all of the world’s mining, oil and gas centres to help our clients navigate complex landscapes, both at home and abroad,” said James.

If you or your business are looking for a local adviser with global reach, get in touch with a BDO adviser today.


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