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David Ocello

Partner, Tax

Natural Resources

Corporate & International Tax


David is a natural resources specialist tax partner with BDO in Perth. David joined BDO in February 2022 and has over 21 years’ global accounting firm tax experience including as the mining leader of a global accounting firm’s national tax practice.

David has worked with a variety of clients over the years, from large to small, multi-national to domestic and has welcomed the opportunity to visit them onsite.

David has also been actively involved with the taxation committees of various industry and regulatory bodies for the betterment of the industry.


  • Corporate & International Tax
  • M&A (incl Due Diligence, Structuring, ATO Rulings, Modelling and SPA Reviews)
  • Tax Compliance (incl Tax Effect Accounting)
  • Tax Risk Management and Governance
  • Tax Transformation
  • Employee Share Trusts


  • Natural Resources (Mining and Mining Services)
  • Renewables & Utilities


  • Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Accounting and Finance, Curtin University
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute of Australia
  • Registered Tax Agent


  • Chair of the Association of Mining and Exploration Inc. Tax & Regulation Committee
  • Member of the ATO’s Energy & Resources Working Group

I am pleased to be a BDO Partner where I can assist clients with their corporate and international taxation needs. I’m passionate about working with organisations in the natural resources sector and collaborating with my talented colleagues to assist our clients to make informed decisions that positively impact their organisation, stakeholders and the community.