“Genuine innovation involves genuine risk. Businesses need to be able to navigate the commercial environment in a way that minimises this risk and maximises returns."

Matthew assists companies to access the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive and other federal and state government grants, from assessing eligibility for funding to providing commercialisation advice. He works across a broad range of industries from manufacturing to agribusiness and aquaculture.

Matthew has a keen interest in the relationship between tax and regulatory reform and innovation, and actively supports the campaign for Australia to implement a Patent Box regime. “When our major trade partners are giving these types of ideas serious consideration, it puts even greater pressure on Australia to create an environment that attracts and retains smart businesses.”

Qualifications

  • Master of Taxation (International Taxation) – University of New South Wales

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – University of Adelaide

  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – College of Law