Michael is the Managing Partner of Kreston Stanley Williamson (KrestonSW) and head of the Business Services division of the firm. In addition to this he also has a heavy involvement in the Taxation division.
Joined KrestonSW in 1984. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and became a partner of the firm in 1990. He has been managing partner of the firm since Bill Stanley retired in 2014.
Expertise in business structuring, commercial transactions, capital gains tax, small business concessions, superannuation and management accounting, and all levels of tax legislation for small to medium size business.
Being in business, and dealing with businesses, for over 35 years has helped develop deep business acumen and business skills that can solve most business or commercial problems. Being in business for that long pretty much means Michael has seen it all! As Michael is the Managing Partner, he spends a fair amount of time on running KrestonSW as well.
Has worked on clients in many industries and has extensive experience in professional and financial services, manufacturing, software and advertising and media industries.
- Bachelor of Business;
- Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand;
- Fellow of The Taxation Institute of Australia;
- Justice of the Peace;
- Registered Company Auditor;
- Registered Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor; and,
- Served on various not-for-profit and community boards.
WHAT DOES HE DO IN HIS SPARE TIME?
Michael spends most of his spare time in activities related to his family. With a wife, Sharon, and 4 children (3 sons and a daughter) he enjoys watching (and coaching in the past) his various children’s sporting activities. As a former first-grade player for West Harbour RUFC until 1993, you may also see him watching rugby union. Has a love of most sports.
Going forward, travel is high on the priority list now the kids are older, with many adventures planned over the next decade.
Oh…and he’s still dreaming of becoming a professional golfer.