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Mid-tier snaps up two former big-four partners


A prominent mid-tier firm has appointed two former big-four partners in order to bolster the firm’s corporate finance and tax advisory offerings.

By Mitchell Turner 9 minute read

David Ward, a former transaction advisory services partner with EY, and Trevor Pascall, a former tax partner with KPMG’s tax division, have been appointed by Crowe Horwath as corporate finance and tax advisory principals respectively.

Mr Pascall served as KPMG’s lead tax partner for Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) in Queensland, whilst also serving as chair of the KPMG National ENR Tax Technical & Training Committee.

Mr Pascall also boasts a raft of experience in working for the ATO, where he held roles of tax counsel, director of complex legal recovery and was a Sydney ATO executive board member.


Mr Ward joins Crowe Horwath from Credo Advisory Partners, which he founded in July 2015 as an independent boutique corporate advisory firm specialising in the provision of M&A advice.

Prior to this he had established a long career with EY Transaction Advisory Services as the head of it’s Queensland M&A operations.

Peter Gardiner, Findex global head of business development, said that the appointments were part of Crowe Horwath’s move to meet the increasing demand for corporate and tax advisory services, and reflected the significance of Queensland within the firm’s network.

“The sunshine state’s diverse range of agri-industries represents an ongoing opportunity for Crowe Horwath to further grow in the corporate finance and tax advisory space in this market,” said Mr Gardiner.

“David and Trevor each bring a wealth of experience from large and trusted organisations; the kind of people we really need to partner with our clients and add value,” he added.

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