Media release | SW announces new partners appointment – Vanessa Priest & Kirsty McDonnell

Media release | SW announces new partners appointment – Vanessa Priest & Kirsty McDonnell


SW Accountants & Advisors (SW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Priest and Kirsty McDonnell as Tax Partners in our growing Sydney office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Vanessa and Kirsty to our Sydney office,” said Mr Duane Rogers, CEO. “Their combined expertise and leadership qualities will undoubtedly strengthen our team and enhance our ability to continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients.”

Bringing a wealth of experience from a boutique practice, with extensive backgrounds in large and mid-tier firms, Vanessa and Kirsty are set to play a pivotal role in advancing SW’s national growth strategy. Their appointment marks a significant step forward in the firm’s commitment to sustained and meaningful growth.”

Says Partner Ms Kirsty McDonnell: “I am excited to be part of SW’s growth strategy, supporting the Sydney office in particular. I’m proud to be joining a very a strong technical team of advisors that have a clear culture of driving success for their clients and team members. Joining SW will support our clients’ broader needs across audit, specialist tax services and corporate finance. Additionally, having a strong collaborative and supportive culture is important to me, and one that we feel proud to be a part of.”

Ms Vanessa Priest, Partner, says: “Caring for my clients, providing support and growth for my team and contributing to a great work culture are the key drivers for me. SW has the core values and principles and has the technical expertise and services my clients need.”

National Head of Tax, Ms Sam Morris said: “Their complementary capabilities and strong presence in the tax market will not only bolster our brand recognition in Sydney but also contribute to the firm’s continued growth and success.”

“We are confident that Vanessa and Kirsty will seamlessly integrate into our organisational culture,” added Mr Rogers. “Their addition to our team underscores our commitment to attracting top talent and providing unparalleled value to our clients.”

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Vanessa Priest and Kirsty McDonnell as they embark on this exciting new chapter with SW Accountants & Advisors.

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