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Grant Thornton welcomes two new Partners in Tax

Grant Thornton is pleased to announce two new Partners who recently joined the Tax group, Rhys Penning, Partner – Indirect Tax in the Melbourne office and Troy Wilson, Partner – Data Transformation & Analytics in the Sydney office.

Rhys Penning commenced on 7 August 2023 and brings with him over 25 years of practice with a focus on GST technical and legal knowledge. Rhys combines his deep commercial acumen and professional judgement to deliver strategic, but practical and implementable solutions for clients.

Troy Wilson commenced on 21 August 2023 and works with data transformation, automation and technology to develop taxation solutions for clients. Having a range of experiences as an accounting and taxation advisor for large and mid-sized professional practices, Troy blends his experience as a start-up owner and CFO with his technical experience as a ‘tax technologist’.

Sandie Boswell, National Managing Partner – Tax at Grant Thornton said, “Rhys’ wealth of GST technical and legal knowledge coupled with his compliance and governance skills mean he is now a recognised GST thought leader in Australia. Troy is a valuable addition to our Data Transformation & Analytics team with a focus on client collaboration for solving complex challenges and a deep range of experience in developing and adopting technology solutions.

“Both these new Partners bring specialist expertise to their roles and enhance Grant Thornton’s client offering and we are excited to have them on board,” continued Sandie Boswell.

Rhys is an active member of the Property Council’s GST subcommittee and the Retirement Living Council’s Tax committee for many years, and having been involved in many Government and ATO consultations, he has extensive knowledge of GST policy and other matters.

Troy returns to Grant Thornton after nine years away in a range of technology-based roles. Troy previously worked for Grant Thornton for 15 years as a Partner in the Business Services team. Troy’s work includes de-risking of tax processes, in addition to developing business intelligence dashboards and taxation applications. Troy has been the lead on numerous remedial engagements involving complex data transformations, which has evolved to developing tax applications for specific client and business problems. 

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