Graham Wakeman

Graham Wakeman

Partner, Specialty Taxes

Automotive | Food & Agribusiness | Manufacturing & Wholesale | Natural Resources | Real Estate & Construction

Speciality Taxes


Graham is a Government Incentives partner with BDO in Sydney. Graham has a reputation for providing leading edge advice on how to access and maximise business entitlements specialising in the R&D Tax Incentive and Export Market Development Grants.

Graham advises over 150 leading Australian companies, public and private, large and small, encompassing a broad range of industry sectors including IT and biotechnology, agribusiness, manufacturing and natural resources.

With over 26 years' consulting experience in the profession, he advises clients on activity and costing eligibility and assists with R&D Tax Incentive claim preparation and related income tax issues. His experience and service offering also encompasses assisting clients with activity and costing reviews conducted by either Innovation Australia or  Australian Tax Office, including  conflict resolution experience in  supporting the eligibility of his clients claims.


  • R&D Tax Incentive
  • Export Market Development Grants
  • Other Government incentives


  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Food and agribusiness
  • Manufacturing
  • Natural resources


  • Bachelor of Economics, Master of Commerce


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (Member of Innovation Committee)
  • Member, Export Consultants Association, Inc