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The Partners of Brown & Bird have great pleasure in announcing Daniel Ross as Partner from 1 July 2017.  Daniel was born in Mackay and has been an accountant with Brown & Bird since 2005.  He specialises in tax, audit and consulting.    Daniel's contribution to the Management Team will provide fresh ideas and youthful energy to a partnership that has always tried to blend youth and experience to provide a balanced, long term approach to our advice and client support.  Daniel will continue working closely with Chris Wright and contribute to the success of Brown & Bird and its clients.

The Partners welcome Daniel to the leadership team. 

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Salary Sacrifice Arrangements

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