Kevin Bae - CEO/ Managing Director

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Kevin Bae - CEO/ Managing Director





I have invested 25 years into advising all types of businesses operating between Australia and the Asia Pacific. So, my unique skills help you reach your goals in Australia and Asia.

Recognised throughout the industry as an expert Asian business advisor, Kevin has over 25 years of experience as a practicing professional. Prior to establishing Calibre Business Advisory, Kevin was a Partner with Crowe Horwath for 20 years where he established the Asian Business Division of the firm.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1996.
  • Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney.
  • Masters of International Business degree from the University of NSW.

Expertise

  • Australian businesses expanding into Asia
  • Business advisor to Multinationals and high net worth individuals investing in Australia
  • Government departments and non-government organisations
Edward Song - Director

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Edward Song - Director





No tax, accounting or business problem is too complex that I can’t find you options. I work with you to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Edward’s 15 years’ of professional experience as a tax accountant have given him a unique ability to provide clear answers to complex problems. Prior to joining Calibre, Edward was a Senior Manager at Crowe Horwath, and was an integral part of the Asian Business Division in the firm.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2006.
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney.

Expertise

  • Tax accountant and business advisor to Asian multinationals, including internationally reputable corporations established in Australia.
  • Commercial and taxation solutions for SMEs and high net wealth individuals.
  • Structuring and start up solutions for new businesses in Australia.
James Maston - Tax Director

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James Maston - Tax Director






With my broad skill set and experience in taxation, management accounting and business advisory, I am best placed to assist you in growing your business.

James has a uniquely broad skill set as a tax accountant in an industry of narrow specialization.  Prior to joining Calibre, James was an Associate Principal at Crowe Howarth. During his 15 years of professional experience, he has worked in numerous divisions, including Asian business, taxation, and business services.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2006
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales.

Expertise

  • Tax accountant to multinational corporations and family group businesses.
  • International tax advisory services, including transfer pricing and thin capitalisation.
  • Dispute resolution and auditing with various state and federal tax departments
  • Management accounting and business advisor services to corporate groups in hospitality, facilities management, and technology
Roger Wong - Director, Calibre Partners

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Roger Wong - Director - Calibre Partners








I am pro-active, pragmatic, and hands on. I’m there every step of the way with you in the audit process, and my flexibility makes sure the process does not intrude into your day-to-day business.

Roger’s wide-ranging audit activity has seen him develop both the integrity and flexibility needed in an expert external auditor. 17 years of professional experience has seen him work with Deloitte, as an Audit Partner at Crowe Horwath, and as the Financial Controller of Castle Harlan Australian Mezzanine Partners (CHAMP)

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  • Registered Company Auditor.
  • Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Expertise

  • diverse auditor and tax accountant client portfolio: publicly listed companies, multinational entities, large private companies, trusts, and foreign subsidiaries operating in automotive, financial services (funds management and private equity), real estate, mining and exploration, import/export, and not for profit industries.
  • overseas projects, including due diligence and investigating accountants’ reports.
John Shim - Senior Consultant

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John Shim - Senior Consultant


John has over 24 years’ experience as an auditor and business advisor, including 12 years as a partner of PWC Australia. He has built a substantial network of contacts among business owners, key management executives, investors, and government officials. Moreover, John’s passion for helping Not-for-profits, particularly those combating heart disease, has led him to become an Appeals Committee member of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
  • Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University.

Expertise

  • Auditing and advising of privately owned businesses and high net worth individuals regarding growth strategies, capital raising, and business exits.
  • Management of numerous acquisition and disposal due diligence assignments includes engagements ranging from $1m to $3 billion.
Adrian Abbott - Senior Tax Advisor

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Adrian Abbott - Senior Tax Advisor

Adrian Abbott is a Senior Tax Advisor to Calibre Business Advisory. He has over 35 years of experience as a tax accountant providing tax, accounting, and business advisory advice to high net worth individuals and medium- sized corporations

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  • Chartered Tax Advisor with The Tax Institute.
  • Admitted Barrister at Law of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Expertise

  • tax, accounting, and business advisory advice across a range of industries, including commercial and industrial property, retail, jewellery, and toll manufacturing, health, and agriculture.
  • unique expertise in resolving tax disputes.
Sam Lo Ricco - Senior Tax Advisor

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Sam Lo Ricco - Senior Tax Advisor





Sam Lo Ricco is a Senior Tax Adviser at Calibre Business Advisory. Sam has over 25 years of corporate and international tax experience in both professional and commercial roles. This includes 15 years with Deloitte based in both Australia and in Asia, and more recently as the Global Head of Tax for a $10 billion ASX listed company. By combining his technical and analytical skills with excellent commercial judgement, Sam has successfully executed complex cross border and M&A transactions.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Sydney

Expertise

  • Tax Corporate Governance and Risk management
  • ATO Justified Trust reviews, Top 1000 and Top 320 programs
  • M&A transactions, due diligence and structuring on both a buy-side and sell-side
  • Corporate restructuring, including international tax, CGT and tax-effective profit repatriation
Andrew Chia - Senior Tax Counsel

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Andrew Chia - SENIOR TAX COUNSEL

Andrew Chia is Calibre Business Advisory's Senior Tax Counsel. Andrew has over 15 years' experience in providing corporate tax advisory, R&D and compliance services. This has included senior tax accountant roles at ASX and internationally listed companies such as Cadbury, Schweppes, and Cochlear Ltd.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  • Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia (Chartered Tax Adviser).
  • Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney.

Expertise

  • Australian/International corporate taxation, including areas such as structuring and withholding taxes.
  • Research and Development Tax Incentive.
Kook-Hee Lee - Director, Seoul Office

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Kook-Hee Lee - Director - Seoul Office







Kook-Hee Lee runs our Korean office. He has over 35 years of professional experience in Korean industry, management, and CPA services. This includes work as budget and cost controller for Korea Electric Power Company, internal auditor for Honam Oil Refinery Co. (a joint venture with Caltex), and international liaison and international tax partner for Samhwa Accounting Corporation (Korean member of MSIL). He has managed major international clients, such as Coca Cola, Reebok International, Reynolds Tobacco, and Seagate Technology

Qualifications

  • Graduated from Seoul National University- Commercial College (Economics Major)
  • M.B.A.- Seungkyungwan University
  • Ph.D. (Management) - Hongik University
  • Member of Korea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and International Fiscal Association-IFA

Expertise

  • PE and T/P taxation, withholding on passive income, and tax planning for foreign companies in Korea
  • Complete outsourcing services for foreign clients in Korea, including company establishment, acccounting, audit and assurance, and legal services
  • Tax dispute solutions, and international taxation involving cross border business transactions with Korean business firms.
Kenny Tran - Consultant, Vietnam

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Kenny Tran - Consultant - Vietnam



A fluent speaker of Vietnamese, Kenny enjoys the challenge of being a tax accountant who assists clients in achieving ambitious financial goals. Prior to joining Calibre, Kenny had over 13 years’ experience at the Commonwealth Bank as a Private Wealth Manager providing wealth accumulation and advisory services to high net wealth individuals.

Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).
  • Certificate IV in General Insurance Underwriting.
  • Graduate Certificate in Finance.
  • Masters in Business & Finance (in progress).
  • Accredited risk insurance writer.

Expertise

  • Personal financial planning.
  • Advice on investment and superannuation products.
Harry Choi - Business Services Manager

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HARRY CHOI - BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER



Harry is a business services manager with Calibre and has been with the business since its inception. Prior to joining Calibre, Harry had over 4 years’ experience at Crowe Horwath in the Asian business division and has established a specialisation in accounting and tax compliance for overseas companies investing in Australia.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2015
  • Bachelor of Commerce at University of Sydney

Expertise

  • Compliance and commercial matters relating to foreign subsidiaries
  • Employment taxes, calculations and compliance
  • Business tax planning and foreign withholding taxes
Anna Im - Business Services Manager

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ANNA IM - BUSINESS SERVICES MANAGER



Anna Im is a Manager at Calibre Business Advisory with over 12 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Calibre, Anna worked in Finance teams for various banks in London and was a supervisor at Crowe Howarth in the Business Service division.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2005
  • Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney
  • Master of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney

Expertise

  • A range of Accounting, Tax and Business Advisory services to Australian companies and multinationals with business and investment operations in Australia.
  • Devising commercial and taxation solutions for SMEs.
  • Providing tax and commercial solutions for high net-worth individuals.
Tim Suryanata- Singapore Office

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Tim Suryanata - Manager - Singapore Office



Tim manages Calibre's Singapore Office. He started his career in the Financial Services division of a renowned Chartered Accounting Firm. He has managed and advised the Private Superannuation Funds of over 300 High Net Worth Individuals.

Qualifications

  • Macquarie University (Australia), Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance

Expertise

  • Managing an Australian based property management firm with a portfolio of over 650 residential and commercial properties
  • Managing and administering the finance of Projects in the Property and Energy Industry in countries such as Australia, China, Germany, and Indonesia.

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