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Travis Maddox, Partner, Research & Development

Travis Maddox

Partner, Research & Development


+61 3 9603 1733


Travis is a dedicated R&D tax professional with experience across R&D incentives and government grant programs in both Australia and the UK.  

Having previously worked with global accounting firms and 'mid-tier' R&D practices both in Australia and overseas, Travis has built up a broad network and has forged strong client relationships.

Travis joined BDO as a partner in 2018 with over 11 years’ experience. Travis works with companies of all sizes including Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to large multi-national corporations. Some of his recent experience includes:

  • Successfully defending millions of dollars of R&D claims from an ATO audit for a food manufacturing business
  • Providing advice to a life sciences business about how relocating business units would impact R&D tax incentive benefits in different jurisdictions
  • Assisting one of the world’s largest technology companies to implement a global R&D documentation strategy to support their R&D claims in the US, UK, Ireland and Australia while considering the broader transfer pricing impact.


  • R&D Tax Incentive
  • Government Grants and Incentive Programs
  • ATO/AusIndustry Audits and Disputes


  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy and Resources
  • IT and Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Property and Construction
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences


  • Bachelor of Management
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)


  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Fellow member of the Tax Institute of Australia
  • Affiliate Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand