Nathan Watt

Nathan Watt is the co-founder of fast-growing accounting and business advice firm Watson & Watt in Newstead, Queensland. On Tax Talks Nathan generously shares his insights and experiences about running his firm.

Lead Funnel for Accountants – The Cost of Marketing

Andrew Fricot

Andrew Fricot is the founder and director of Payroll Tax Solutions. Previously a key spokesperson and advisor around NSW payroll tax for Revenue NSW, Andrew has over 15 years experience working in the field of payroll tax and other state taxes, grants and rebates. 

COVID-19 Payroll Tax Relief 

Amy Holdsworth & Ian Walker

Amy Holdsworth and Ian Walker run Clarity Street, a cloud integrator for accountants. Their aim is to make accounting practices more effective and profitable. While Amy comes from the practice management side, Ian is a CPA and both are Xero Certified Advisors.  

Core Apps for AccountantsPeripheral Apps for AccountantsAccounting Expo Tours 

Emily Pritchard

Emily is the Legal & Client Services Director for Acis, Australia’s largest provider of business and investment structures and restructures for accounting firms. She leads Acis’ inhouse legal team whose role is to mitigate the risks faced by non-lawyers in the preparation of legal documents.

Trust Resettlement – Foreign Trust Surcharges – Common Trust Deed Issues – Share Buybacks – Removal of Automatic Removal

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is the founder and CEO of Employment Hero. An employment lawyer by trade, Ben has founded a range of successful companies. He enjoys mentoring younger entrepreneurs and is a sought after presenter.

COVID-19 Employment Law 


Damien Gooden

Damien Gooden is the CEO of HR Central, giving Australian small and medium businesses HR specialist support combined with a SaaS based solution. 

Employment Law Before COVID-19 


Nick Sinclair

Nick Sinclair is the chairman of TOA Global, one of the fastest growing accounting outsourcing companies worldwide. Nick is a popular conference speaker and has featured in many interviews.

Insights of an Offshoring Provider  – How To Run an Offshore Team 

Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie is a commercial lawyer and director of Velocity Legal. The lease contract is often the biggest financial and legal commitment for a business, so a large part of Scott’s focus is on guiding business owners through commercial lease negotiations.

Commercial Tenancies Code

Melissa Donnelly

Melissa Donnelly is the face and head of Affinity Communications. A marketing expert by trade, she is a communications and content strategist with more than 25 years of experience..

Why Should I Engage With YouMarketing Strategy and ExecutionConverting Conversations into Clients – Content Marketing – Content and How to Deliver ItMarketing Hacks 

Kathy Evans

Kathy Evans is a partner at Findex in Albury and leads their specialist superannuation division. A popular speaker at SMSF conferences, Kathy is a SMSF Specialist Advisor focused on helping individuals and businesses meet their needs in the SMSF industry. 

LRBA Safe Harbour RulesWhy an SMSF  – Ask an SMSF Expert  

Gordon Mackenzie

Gordon Mackenzie is a lawyer, superannuation tax specialist and senior lecturer in the School of Taxation & Business Law at UNSW with extensive experience in corporate tax and superannuation. A former President of Taxpayers Australia and Deputy Chair of the IFSA Tax Committee, Gordon is now a Director at ICAA and CPA. 

Labor’s Proposed Tax and Super Changes – Death Benefits – SIS v Tax Dependants 

Daniel Butler

Daniel Butler is an SMSF lawyer, SMSF Advisor and CTA as well as director of DBA Lawyers in Melbourne. With over 30 years of experience in tax and superannuation, Daniel lectures at Melbourne University. A committee member at the ATO, The Tax Institute, CA ANZ and Law Institute of Victoria, Daniel presents and publishes extensively.

SMSF SuccessionBinding Death Benefit Nominations      

Ron Lesh

Ron Lesh is the managing director of BGL Corporate. Ron joined BGL in 1989 and since then has led BGL through an amazing journey of growth and transformation. BGL currently holds a large share of the SMSF administration software market.

Events Based Reporting TurnaroundThe Story of BGL – Accountants’ Exemption

Edmund Tadros

Edmund Tadros leads The Australian Financial Review‘s coverage of the professional services sector with a focus on accounting and consulting firms. Based in AFR’s Sydney newsroom, Edmund has won a long list of journalism awards.

AFR Top 100 Accounting Firms 

Grant Abbott

A leading SMSF author, commentator and presenter, Grant Abbott is the founder of Lightyear Docs and I love SMSF as well as the former co-founder and director of NowInfinity. Having played a major role in the SIS Bill 1993, Grant is the Chairman of the Australian SMSF Members Association and a popular presenter of cutting-edge SMSF strategies at industry conferences.

SMSF Leading MemberAppointorExcess Concessional ContributionsFamily Allowance Contract 

Geoff Stein

Geoff Stein is a lawyer and partner of Brown Wright Stein Lawyers in Sydney. With over 20 years of experience in commercial and tax law, Geoff advises clients on tax, commercial, trust, estate planning and wealth management and goes beyond the obvious legal process, to provide clients with advice that benefits their entire business.

Asset Protection – COVID-19 Contract Law 


Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin is the founder and previous CEO of Moz as well cofounder and CEO of SparkToro. Rand has dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through his blogging, videos, speaking, and his book, Lost and Founder

SEO Basics  

Alistair Marshall

With over 30 years of experience, Alistair Marshall is the principal of Professional Services Business Development in Sydney. With a corporate business development background and responsibility for budgets in excess of A$100m, Alistair helps you attract new clients and win more business. 

How to Generate RevenueHow To Generate More Revenue 

Michael Walpole

Michael Walpole is a professor and the Head of School at the School of Taxation and Business Law in the UNSW Business School. He is an International Research Fellow at Oxford University and in 2012 was a Visiting Professor at the OECD. Michael is a frequent presenter and has authored many articles, chapters and books on taxation.

Taxation of GoodwillEthics and TaxMaster of Taxation


Mark Pizzacalla

A partner at BDO in Melbourne and a member of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Technical Committee, Dr Mark Pizzacalla has been a member of the Board of Taxation since 1 January 2015. With a PhD about the taxation of SMEs in Australia, Mark is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia’s Parliament. 

Board of TaxationReview of Small Business Tax Concessions