Ian is the Managing Director of BNR Partners and has specialised in the taxation of deceased estates since 2000. He commenced his career in public practice in Tasmania working predominantly with SME’s, prior to ‘migrating’ to Australia in 1998 and commencing his career with BNR Partners.
BNR was named the 2019/20 global winner of ‘mid-sized accounting firm of the year’ in the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners private client awards held in London.
Ian is recognised both nationally and internationally on Australian estate taxation matters. He is both a published author on estate taxation and a frequent presenter at both legal and accounting conferences and events, including for various Law Societies, the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), CPA Australia, the Tax Institute and the College of Law. Ian also regularly provides in-house training sessions for legal firms and trustee companies, and consults with professional bodies, regulators and the private sector on estate taxation issues.
He is actively involved in the professional arena and was a 2017 finalist in the Tax Institute of Australia’s SME Tax Advisor of the year Awards and the recipient of CPA Australia’s 2016 Henry Fox Award for services to Public Practice.
Ian is a fellow of both CPA Australia, and of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, he is also a Certified Tax Advisor of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a registered Practitioner of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ian is a current sitting member of CPA Australia Taxation Centre of Excellence, and the Chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Australia Limited. He also sits on the Planning Advisory Committee for the College of Law. He recently completed studying the Entrepreneurs Master’s Programme with the Entrepreneurs Association at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, USA.
Ian’s interests include travelling, bike riding, running, and enjoying a good bottle of red with friends.
Qualifications and Memberships
• Registered Practitioner of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (TEP)
• Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA)
• Certified Tax Advisor, Tax Institute of Australia (CTA)
• Member Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA)
• Graduate Member Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
• Registered Tax Practitioner