Catherine Dean

Catherine Dean

Partner, Tax

Automotive | Government & Public Sector | Natural Resources | Retail

Corporate & International Tax


Catherine is a Partner in the Tax division with BDO in Sydney. Catherine’s key focus at BDO is to provide M&A transactional, advisory and tax compliance services to clients particularly in the energy & resources, industrial markets, corporates and charitable sectors.

Catherine represents the Tax Institute on the large business & international working group committee. She regularly presents at industry seminars, including the Tax Institute of Australia, on corporate tax issues.

Catherine also has experience in the strategic management of tax disputes, including client risk reviews and audits with the Australian Taxation Office.

Catherine has over 20 years of experience advising on Corporate Tax matters with global consulting firms.


  • Mergers and acquisitions advisory
  • Tax compliance
  • Tax disputes – client risk reviews and ATO audits


  • Natural Resources
  • Non-for-profit
  • Industrial markets


  • Master of Laws (Taxation)
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia


  • Registered Tax Agent and Chartered Tax Adviser - Tax Institute of Australia
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Vice-Chair NSW AUSIMM Women in Mining Network
  • Energy and Resources committee
  • Large Business and internal working group committee

I am delighted to be a Partner at BDO. Every day I see our firm values lived in the way we operate. PEOPLE/ IDEAS/ TRUST to me means a firm that has an amazing culture and through the depth of our technical talent and capabilities, we can bring the best thought leadership to clients who trust us to work with them.