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David Ocello

Partner, Tax

Natural Resources

Corporate & International Tax


Executive summary

David is a Corporate and International Tax Partner with BDO in Perth and has over 23 years of experience specialising in the natural resources and energy industry, including several years as the mining leader of a global accounting firm’s national tax practice.

David has collaborated with a diverse range of clients, including large and small businesses, multi-national and domestic companies, as well as public, private, and National Tax Equivalent Regime entities, spanning various types of engagements.

David has also actively participated in the taxation committees of various industry and regulatory bodies for the betterment of the industry.


  • Tax compliance and advisory services, including tax effect accounting
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, business structuring, ATO rulings, financial modelling and agreement reviews
  • Tax risk management and governance
  • Tax transformation
  • Employee share schemes


  • Natural resources (mining and mining services)
  • Renewables and utilities

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Majoring in Accounting and Finance
  • Member, CA ANZ
  • 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