Steve Westaway Partner Adelaide +61 8 8372 6606

Partner - Private Advisory

Steve is a seasoned businessman who holds valuable business experience because of the diversified roles he occupies. As such, he is at the leading edge of tax legislation and tax policy development. Currently he is focussed on a number of key roles, as follows:

Partner: Privately Held Business
As a consulting partner at the Adelaide office of Grant Thornton Australia, Steve adds value to public and privately held businesses on growth strategy and compliance requirements. He specialises in:

  •     strategic planning
  •     corporate structures
  •     governance
  •     succession planning
  •     goodwill and no-goodwill models
  •     business KPI’s
  •     productivity management
  •     performance management
  •     taxation management and enhancement



Director: Grant Thornton Australia Limited
At a corporate level, since 2008, Steve is an executive director on the board of Grant Thornton Australia Limited. Amongst other responsibilities his primary role here is to manage partner affairs in terms of performance strategy, policy, structure and remuneration.

Member of National Tax Liaison Group (NTLG)
Steve is a member of the NTLG and also involved in the sub-committee for Professional Practices. With this strong sector strength Steve is able to add pragmatic business insight.

Member of Board of Taxation: Advisory Panel
Steve is a member of this government body which provides research and recommendations when required to the Australian tax office to formulate tax law and tax policy for the country.

Australian tax office: National Tax Liason Group
This is the highest level consulting body to the Australian taxation office. Steve’s role is to provide valuable research, business insight and recommendations when required.

Experience
Steve has 30 years of broad business knowledge and experience gained through tax consulting and business advisory services.

He is hands-on and offers a pragmatic approach to convey complex information in a format that is clear, complete and focused on commercial outcomes. 

Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Charted Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute of Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors