Mark Pizzacalla, Partner, Business Services

Mark Pizzacalla

Partner, Business Services


+61 3 9603 1727


Mark is a Partner of the Business Services practice in Melbourne and is integrally involved in the firm’s Tax and Advisory practice.

Mark is recognised as a technically astute and perceptive practitioner, who delivers tailored, practical outcomes to his clients. He works closely with his clients to quickly gain a thorough understanding of their complete tax position, and provides solutions that are technically sound, practical and commercial.

He is a regular expert commentator and presenter on tax issues, having contributed significant tax commentary through media and publications including Lateline Business, The Australian Financial Review, The Tax Institute Journal and the Australian Tax Forum.

Mark’s business experience, including acting as Managing Partner of his predecessor firm, gives him a strong appreciation of both the strategic and operational issues facing his clients, and provides relevance to the technical tax advice he delivers.

Mark has completed his PhD in relation to the taxation of SMEs in Australia and is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia’s Parliament.

Mark was formerly appointed by the Federal Government to Australia’s Board of Taxation from January 2015 to March 2021 - providing real time policy advice in relation to the SME sector. The Board is a non-statutory body charged with contributing a business and broader community perspective in improving the design of taxation laws and their operation.

Mark is a member of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Technical Committee, and was previously the former Chair of The Tax Institute’s National SME Sub-Committee, as well as being a former Victorian State Councillor.

Mark Pizzacalla - Professional Speaking Prospectus


  • Taxation audits, rulings & litigation
  • Business advisory
  • Structuring for acquisitions & disposals
  • Corporate tax governance and risk management
  • Inbound & outbound investments
  • Succession planning


  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Retail
  • Tourism, hospitality & leisure
  • Real estate & construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale & distribution
  • Professional services
  • High net worth individuals


  • PhD, Monash University
  • Master of Taxation, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Business (Distinction), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


  • Fellow, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Tax Adviser, The Tax Institute
  • Fellow, Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute, Monash University

External appointments

  • Board of Taxation