John Brazzale


Partner and National Chairman

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Professional Background

John is a Partner of Pitcher Partners Melbourne and National Chairman of the Pitcher Partners National Association in Australia. He is also a board member of Baker Tilly International, which is the international affiliation of Pitcher Partners.

John joined the firm in 1998 and was admitted to the partnership in 2000. He was the Partner in Charge of the Tax Consulting Group from 2005 to 2011.

John became the Managing Partner of Pitcher Partners Melbourne in 2011 and held that position until 2017.

John has significant experience in advising both public and private clients on a broad range of commercial and taxation issues arising from structuring, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and also in liaison with revenue authorities.

Throughout his career, John has developed specific expertise within the property and construction industry, leading to his appointment as co-chair of the firm’s Property, Construction and Development Group.

John also sits on a number of Advisory Boards to some of his clients and advises them in areas of business strategy, growth, business succession, estate planning and general commercial and business advice.

John was for many years a committee member representing CPA Australia on the ATO’s National Tax Liaison Group – Capital Gains Tax Sub Committee, and was also a leader of CPA Australia’s Capital Gains Tax Centre of Excellence. He has been a regular presenter at seminars conducted by the Taxation Institute of Australia and CPA Australia. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Tax consulting and compliance: corporate tax, corporate compliance, international tax, indirect tax and specialist tax
  • Corporate transactions: restructuring
  • General commercial and business advice 

Industry Experience

  • Property Development and Construction
  • Property Management
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Travel

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Graduate Dip. Taxation Law (MonashUniversity)
  • Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants

Articles Published

Making business personal – partner appointments

5th September 2020

John Brazzale

We welcome and congratulate our newest partners and commend them for their ongoing commitment to making business personal for our valued clients. ...

Responding to COVID-19

16th April 2020

John Brazzale

..   .. Support for businesses State and federal governments are supporting businesses through a range of measures. Read more about these speci...

Pitcher Partners named Firm of the Year

1st June 2017

John Brazzale

“This award belongs to all our staff across Australia who work tirelessly in the best interests of clients” Managing Partner, Melbourne John B...

Pitcher Partners Welcomes Tax Cuts For Middle Market

3rd May 2016

John Brazzale

“We’re extremely pleased to see a 2.5% cut in company tax for businesses with under $10m in revenue,” said John Brazzale, Managing Partner a...

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