Media release | SW announces new partner promotion – Luke Fernandes

Media release | SW announces new partner promotion – Luke Fernandes


SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is excited to announce the promotion of Luke Fernandes to partner effective 1 July 2024. This expansion of the national partner network reflects the firm’s ongoing dedication to growth and client support.

Mr. Duane Rogers, CEO and Partner of SW congratulates Luke on his appointment, stating, “Luke’s dedication and commitment to our clients and team have been exemplary. His involvement in mentoring, training, and participation in our Financial Services, Agribusiness, and Automotive industry groups showcases his leadership. Completing his Master of Tax Law recently further underscores his expertise in his field.”

National Head of Tax, Ms. Sam Morris adds, “Luke is recognised for his ability to navigate complex and technical issues with a personable approach that leads to excellent results. He is a problem solver and has significantly contributed to staff engagement, retention, and development.”

Since joining the firm in 2012 from BDO, Luke has moved from the Business and Private Client Advisory division to the Tax division. With 16 years of experience, he has built a strong reputation as a trusted advisor in Funds, Agribusiness, Automotive, and private family groups. As Manager of the Financial Services Industry Group, Luke has led property tax and accounting webinars and delivered technical training to the Property Council of Australia’s members. He regularly presents at the Property Funds Association Next Gen networking sessions in Melbourne and Sydney.

Luke is also an active member of the Agribusiness group and the firm’s Community Opportunities Together Committee, where he leads the Movember initiatives. He is dedicated to developing junior team members, mentoring many to achieve manager roles.

SW’s commitment to growth is demonstrated by our focus on senior leaders, creating pathways and an environment for their success. Mr. Rogers notes, “We invest in supporting great talent, equipping them with the tools to provide exceptional advice and support to clients and staff, and to become long-term leaders in the firm. I am confident Luke will add significant value in his new role.”

Luke’s promotion follows the appointments of Trent Godden-Minette, Kirsty McDonnell, Vanessa Priest, and Christine Krause earlier this year. SW now boasts 41 partners across Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth.

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