John Rawson leads Deloitte’s Tax practice in Adelaide tax practice.
John has been with Deloitte for more than 20 years, in three states of Australia, with the last 12 spent in South Australia.
He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
As a Tax partner, John helps clients to manage their tax obligations, from assisting with streamlining their compliance to long-term tax planning and structuring. John has worked with many private and public companies, including on due diligence reviews, as part of private equity transactions, tax-effective structuring and capital raisings for private companies. He also has extensive experience helping clients to manage an ATO audit. John sees his role as providing the best tax and business advice to clients through Deloitte’s local, national and international member firm resources.
John has a particular interest in the wine industry – he enjoys a glass or two of fine South Australian wines. He also owns a share in a boutique vineyard in Tasmania, and advises many South Australian companies in the industry on the various tax issues they face.
Outside work, John is very much involved in the community. He is a board member of Foundation Daw Park, whose purpose is to provide funding, facilities and equipment to support medical research into health issues faced by people in the Defence Force. John’s also Chairman of the Audit Committee for the City of Unley, where he was an elected local councillor from 2003-2006.
John keeps fit through his involvement with Aussi Masters Swimming, but confesses that he isn’t as fast through the water as he once was.