Our People

Gavin Stacey
Principal - Perth


Gavin Stacey loves to solve problems, so no matter how complex your situation is; he is your man!

Over the last ten years, Gavin has dedicated much of his time to assisting start-up clients by commercialising their ideas and dealing with any and every type of business, tax, or financial hurdles they may face along their journey.

He attributes his success in this area to his genuine love of solving people's problems and making a tangible difference to their personal and professional lives.

“I find I can provide a comparatively small amount of input that can have a massive impact on the clients' business in helping them achieve their goals. I also get to see some incredible ideas coming to life, which keeps every day interesting.”


In his spare time, Gavin enjoys playing and watching almost every sport and spending time with friends and family. Gavin also combines his love of AFL and his excel spreadsheets to compete in fantasy football.
Gavin is actively involved in the Perth innovation eco-system and is always keen to collaborate on initiatives that boost innovation

Solutions Gavin provides

  • Strategic and business planning
  • Asset protection and preservation
  • Profit and business performance improvement
  • Taxation and business structuring advice

Significant projects

  • Worked with a major international mining company in developing business plans and financial models for indigenous businesses looking to commence operating throughout the North-West of WA.
  • Assisted an emerging start-up in obtaining government grants and funding to expand their operations and grow their business.
  • Provided extensive strategic support to a start-up, including critically analysing and restructuring their pricing model, to dramatically improve revenue.


  • Member, Chartered Accountants of Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Chartered Tax Adviser, The Tax Institute


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Taxation) - Curtin University

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Change and the importance of being an agile business

11 June 2021
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Start Up Insights - Podcast

3 June 2021
Steve Elias and Gavin Stacey are featured in the latest podcast from Start Up News. Steve and Gavin each have helped hundreds of local startups on their R&D tax claims, grant applications, ESIC, planning, advisory and fund-raising. They share their insights on what it takes to make a successful startup. “When I first start...

RSM Asset Protection Series: The family home

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When a business or other venture fails, the primary concern many people have is their level of personal liability. Mainly, “How much am I personally liable for, and will it impact my family?”. Particularly after changes to the DPN regime, company directors now carry personal liability for: outstanding BAS/PAYG outstanding employee en...

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Everybody talks about salary sacrificing and how it is a great way to reduce your tax. But what is it? And does it actually work? Under a salary sacrifice arrangement, you agree to forego a portion of your gross salary in return for non-cash benefits of a similar value. As a result, you only pay tax on your reduced salary, but you phys...