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PKF elevates 2 to partner level for ‘dedication, proficiency’


The Sydney and Newcastle operation promotes a total of 26 staff as part of its commitment to nurturing talent.

By Philip King 12 minute read

PKF Sydney and Newcastle has promoted 26 staff including two – Greg Grant-Smith (pictured right) and Chris Weatherall (left) – to executive director/partner.

The firm said Mr Grant-Smith had started at PKF as an associate in 2018 and engaged in an array of mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising transactions, showcasing “exceptional proficiency”.

His promotion was a testament to his dedication and commitment to consistently achieving remarkable outcomes, it said.


Mr Weatherall joined the corporate finance team at PKF in 2019 as a senior analyst and displayed “outstanding expertise and immense dedication”.

His contributions to mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising deals played a pivotal role in steering the team towards success, making him an invaluable asset to the firm.

Managing director Bob Bell said he was proud to see talented team members progress to the next level.

“These promotions underscore the firm’s commitment to nurturing talent, driving growth and providing unparalleled service to our clients,” he said.

Corporate finance executive director/partner Andrew Jones said the two would make exceptional leaders.

“They have consistently showcased a sense of mutual respect, transcending any need to outshine each other,” he said.

“Their enduring partnership is a testament to their ongoing support and exemplifies the essence of true professionals. I am confident that both of them will rise as exceptional leaders and partners within PKF.”

Mr Grant-Smith was excited to take on the next level of responsibility.

“I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues, guiding our team towards excellence, and embracing the challenges that come with this role,” he said.

Mr Weatherall said he was committed to fostering innovation, driving results, and upholding the company’s values.

“I extend my gratitude to those who have placed their trust in me and I look forward to working closely with our dedicated team and our fantastic clients,” he said.

PKF Newcastle and Sydney is a mid-tier firm employing about 250 that provides accounting and business services to a broad range of industries. It is part of PKF International, a global family of separately owned firms operating in 150 countries.


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Philip King

Philip King


Philip King is editor of Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Philip joined the titles in March 2022 and brings extensive experience from a variety of roles at The Australian national broadsheet daily, most recently as motoring editor. His background also takes in spells on diverse consumer and trade magazines.

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