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.
Scott Treatt is a partner at Pitcher Partners in Sydney. A tax specialist advising corporate groups and SME clients since 1997, Scott is a key advisor on major domestic and international restructures and transactions as well as tax issues within financial models and provisions.
Tom Sargent is the Feeds Operations Manager at Class, driving innovation and growth in the delivery of data feeds, supporting Class’ technology leadership in this area. Tom has over 30 years of end-to-end experience in the finance industry including retail banking, funds management operations, wrap platforms and B2B data integration.
Melanie Dunn is the head of technical services at retirement specialists Accurium and a regular presenter at leading SMSF conferences. A Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia Melanie has over 10 years of superannuation experience and specialises in complex issues such as retirement modelling, pensions and segregation strategies.
Stuart Smith of Vebiz is a grant specialist consulting on business commercialisation and government grants, especially the R&D Tax Incentive and Export Market Development Grant. With an Honours degree in Applied Science and 30 years of management experience, Stuart is well positioned to combine the scientific and technical aspects of his clients’ projects with a strong commercial focus.
Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle is an expert in commercial litigation, insolvency law and personal property securities law. A lot of his work involves offshore tax havens. Since 2003 Ben has represented a range of clients as an advocate in the NSW, Victorian, Queensland and Federal Courts and has acted on both sides in offshore entity disputes.
Aaron Dunn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Smarter SMSF, as well as a sought after presenter and tax practitioner. As a CPA and SMSF Specialist Adviser Aaron has worked within the SMSF sector for more than 20 years. In a previous life Aaron was a nationally ranked high jumper with a personal best of 2.14m.
King Tan is a senior associate at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. As a tax adviser and lawyer King is in a good position to help his clients through an ATO tax dispute – from voluntary disclosures, risk reviews and tax audits to tax debt management, objections and appeals.
Ashley Porter is the founder and CEO of community-driven SMSF administration platform Mclowd. A former IP lawyer with an MBA from Melbourne Business School, Ashley’s career has been dominated by emerging technologies. Ashley worked for Sun Microsystems in Australia and the UK during the early days of the internet as well as Artists Technologies, before founding eHound, a successful location-based services company.
Georgina is an Associate at Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) and advises clients Australia wide on property and commercial contracting matters across many different sectors including agriculture and forestry, manufacturing and processing, transport and logistics, fashion retail and advertising and marketing.
Patrick Huang is part of Argyle Lawyers in Sydney. With experience in a wide range of tax and legal issues from global mobility and executive remuneration to employee share schemes, succession planning and commercial transactions, Patrick’s focus is on tax, estate planning and super strategies.
Zile Yu is the Head of Innovation and Special Projects at Meridian Lawyers. Zile combines his background as a leading property lawyer and his fervent belief, passion and experience as an innovator to revolutionise legal practice. He has presented on blockchain, smart contracts and artificial intelligence.
Steven Fine is the head of Growth Focus, specialising in the sale and succession of financial services practices. After graduating from the University of Rochester in New York State followed later by an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Steven embarked on a long career in consulting and business broking, which led to the start of Growth Focus in 2010.
Daniel Mikhail has over a decade of experience in the financial planning industry. He is a Certified Financial Planner and understands the importance of long term relationships with his clients. After starting at Saccasan Bailey Partners and then moving on to Guild Financial Planning, Daniel joined Partners Wealth Group in 2013.
David Moss is the Accountants Services Director of Merit Wealth in Sydney and an expert in superannuation / SMSF legislation and strategies. Being able to explain expert knowledge in a straight forward way has made David a popular speaker and trainer in the superannuation industry.
Jonathan Preston worked in financial markets trading CFDs before moving into mortgage brokering with Home Loan Experts in Sydney. Jonathan is also the founder and host of two podcast series being “The SMS Podcast” and “The Australian Property Podcast“.
Ben Symons is a barrister in Sydney. Among other cases, Ben has acted for the respondents at the Federal Court in Todd Stephen McGrouther , Seymour  as well as the Full Federal Court in Macoun . On Tax Talks Ben shares his knowledge and expertise discussing the role of superannuation and testamentary trusts in estate planning.
Claire Thornett is a member of the Specialist Tax Advisory team at WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart. Claire’s expertise includes specialist taxation advice for not-for-profits, charities and cooperatives; tax effect accounting; preparation and review of income tax and fringe benefits tax returns for a range of entities.