Jonathan is the CEO of Sparke Helmore Consulting (SHC), an allied service of Sparke Helmore Lawyers. He is an acknowledged specialist in tax as well as in the broader business implications of transactions. Jonathan also has considerable experience in interactions with the Australian Revenue Authority, including around compliance and disputes.
As CEO of SHC, Jonathan is focused on providing exceptional service to a growing list of clients, working alongside outstanding legal colleagues. With a focus on Tax Advisory and Strategic Business Consulting services, SHC offers seamless integration between legal and non-legal services.
Transactions Advisory and Tax Controversy work will form the core of Tax services provided by SHC, recognising the increasing level of scrutiny around tax strategies, governance and risk management. The focus of Strategic Business Consulting services will be deal support—project management, planning and execution—aligned with the demands on organisations to grow, change and optimise business outcomes.
Jonathan works with leading local and international companies across all major industry sectors, with a particular specialism in property transactions.
Jonathan has a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.
He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Jonathan began his career in taxation services at EY (then Ernst & Young) before moving to PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was a Senior Tax Partner.
Most recently before joining Sparke Helmore, Jonathan was a Senior Partner at Crowe Horwath where he oversaw the tax service line and focused on the expansion of the tax practice.
Jonathan has been a Board Member of the South East Sydney Local Health District since January 2015 and is Chair of the Finance and Performance Board Committee. Since October 2015, he has also been a Board member of Integer Securities, a leading provider of property-backed managed investment funds.
Jonathan leads a full life outside work with his young and active family—including involvement in coaching his children’s sport teams and school communities. Jonathan has a passion for renovating homes and enjoys playing tennis as well as dabbling in motor sport.