Our People

Trevor Lake
Partner - Geraldton


Trevor is a Director of the Business Advisory division in Geraldton. Trevor joined RSM in Geraldton as a client manager in 2006 and became a partner in January 2014. He commenced his career with PriceWaterhouse Coopers in South Africa in 1995 working in their Assurance & Advisory division.

Trevor was promoted to the position of audit manager in 1998, before deciding to embark on a career change with Saambou Bank as a financial manager in their housing finance division. Trevor set up his division's financial department, hiring 13 personnel to fulfill the accounting, cost accounting management, risk management and financial administration roles required.

In 2002, Trevor commenced with Afgri Limited as their business manager in specialised finance, before taking a secondment opportunity in 2003 and move to Carnamah, WA to become finance manager at T&H Walton Stores (an Afgri Ltd subsidiary).

Trevor is active on boards within the local community, currently serving as the president of the Midwest Chamber of Commerce, a board he has been a member of for the past 3 years. He also served on the board of the Midwest Small Business Centre.

Trevor Lake is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Professional associations

  • Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • SMSF Professionals' Association of Australia (SPAA)
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in South Africa


  • Master of Taxation
  • SMSF specialist adviser
  • Graduate certificate in taxation
  • Postgraduate diploma in commerce
  • Bachelor of Accounting Science Honours (South Africa)
  • Bachelor of Commerce - Accountancy (South Africa)
  • National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (South Africa)

What's next for tourism & hospitality cash flow?

16 April 2021
One of the key success factors for a sustainable business model is effective cash flow management. On the flip side, if a business consistently spends more than it earns, this can lead to cash flow issues and potentially, business failure. Debt management is critical with certain debts requiring to be paid on time: Salaries and wages ...

Selling your tourism or hospitality business and paying no tax

16 February 2021
When selling your business there are a number of key areas that should be addressed in order to get the best outcome for you. The structure of your business It’s always important to look at the structure of your business, from the moment you set up to the moment you exit. Structures vary from trading as an individual, a partnership, trusts ...


1 April 2016
The government has introduced legislation surrounding the method of payment for superannuation contributions. This legislation is called “SuperStream” and applies to employers, employees and superannuation funds (i.e. self-managed superannuation funds). Self-Managed Superannuation Funds  A self-managed superannuation fund...

Accelerated Deprecation for Primary Production Businesses to Mitigate the Effects of Drought

1 April 2016
As of 12 May 2015 Primary Producers are allowed to: Claim an immediate deduction for capital expenditure on fences and water facility assets such as dams, tank bores, pumps, windmills etc. used in the business of primary production Claim a deduction over three years for capital expenditure on fodder storage assets such as silos and tanks us...