Paul Banister Partner & Head of Tax - Brisbane Brisbane +61 7 3222 0202

Partner & Head of Tax - Brisbane

Paul leads our Tax division in Brisbane and has over 30 years’ experience working with clients in an array of industries to help them navigate through complex and potentially risky tax and commercial issues, including to address tax disputes.

Sector experience

His expertise includes domestic and international tax planning, transaction advisory and support, superannuation structuring and advice, succession planning and estate planning. He has also prepared expert witness reports in taxation matters.
Paul works with his Grant Thornton colleagues nationally to focus on helping businesses and their owners optimise their tax positions.
He has also provided strategic support to member firms across the Grant Thornton international network to assist their development and alignment with our global vision and strategy.

Presentations and publications

Paul has presented at many professional and business forums, both in Australia and internationally. He is also a contributing author to Thomson Reuter’s Financial Planning Handbook.

Professional affiliations and memberships

  • Paul is the Queensland representative on the National Council of The Tax Institute. He is a Queensland State Council member and is a past State Chair.
  • Paul’s active contribution to The Tax Institute in Australia was recognised in 2016 when he was awarded the SME Tax Adviser of the Year.
  • Paul is a member of the Catholic Education Council for the Brisbane Archdiocese and Chairs their Finance Committee.

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Qualifications
  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • National Councillor for the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Business