Crime busting, art investigating, and racehorse diagnosing aren’t activities that immediately spring to mind when seeking a competitive advantage in fields such as manufacturing, medical research, agriculture, and mining. But the world class technology at the Australian Synchrotron (AS) is capable both of solving perplexing mysteries, and offering Australians a significant competitive advantage across fields ranging from advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and food, to biotech and health, to energy, environment, resources, transport and defence.
In March, Matthews Steer associate and specialist tax advisor Charith Mandadige attended the Tax Institute's National Convention in Cairns. The Convention assembled a diverse range of high profile, expert presenters from across the profession including Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan, and Assistant Minister for Finance David Coleman, who delivered valuable technical sessions.
As a youngster, before visiting people, Matthews Steer's General Manager Catherine Duncan was often told to “speak when I’m spoken to” and, when she was being told off, she was admonished: “don’t answer back”. Not the best advice for a feisty young girl who was never that good at holding her tongue!
Matthews Steer is joining with the Victorian Government and NORTH Link to partner an industry group that aims to double the food sector output in Melbourne’s North to $5-billion, and add 7,000 jobs in the coming decade.
Leadership and ownership, legacy and wealth transition are the key concerns keeping family business owners awake at night says Anthony Sloan, Matthews Steer’s new Senior Private Client Adviser.
The Matthews Steer team was fortunate to attend the Lab 22 Northlink Innovation Series: CSIRO manufacturing materials and processes technologies tour in October.
Matthews Steer officially got the party season under way with a ‘Women in Business’ cocktail event hosted for staff, clients and friends on November 30. General Manager, director and associate Catherine Duncan welcomed attendees to the event as guests mingled, networked and enjoyed a feast of festive food and drinks.