Our People


Gary is a Partner of the Audit & Assurance division in Sydney and has over 25 years’ experience in the profession. He joined the firm in 2008 from RSM in South Africa.

Gary’s key areas of industry focus include Tourism and Hospitality, Education, Wholesale & Distribution, Manufacturing, Mining and Exploration, and Information Technology, although his general experience extends beyond these specialities.

Gary Sherwood is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Gary provides

Gary’s principal area of expertise relates to the auditing of small, mid, and micro-cap listed entities. In addition, he has a number of large private clients, AFSL audits, as well as foreign-owned subsidiaries.green_illustration_asset_34x.png

While Gary’s role is primarily audit focussed, his assurance and advisory experience extends to the following additional services:

  • Financial Due Diligence
  • Risk Management and Internal Audit
  • Forensic and Investigatory Services
  • Compliance Audits
  • Techncial Accounting Advisory
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • AFSL Audits
  • General Business Advisory

Gary has a commercial yet robust approach, designed to assist clients in navigating the complex accounting and regulatory environment by providing practical and effective solutions.

Significant projects

Global audits

Gary has led a number of large, complex global multi-national audit engagements with numerous overseas subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures. His depth of experience enables him to coordinate global audits in a seamless and efficient manner.


Gary has managed Risk Management and Internal Audit projects for several large multi-national not-for-profit organisations. He was also classified by the European Union as a key expert for conducting the systems, technical and financial audits of their donor funded programmes.

Capital markets

Gary has worked with several start-up businesses and worked with them to take them through the audit process in listing on the ASX. Whilst his primary role has been auditing and advising on the financial reporting aspects of listing, he provides support throughout the process and has often formed part of the Due Diligence Committee as an observer.

Professional associations

  • Registered Company Auditor (ASIC)

  • Associate, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

  • Member, South African Institute of Charted Accountants (SAICA)


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic and Investigative Auditing
  • Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours)

PREVIOUS Qualifications

  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

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