Our Experts

Our Experts

Our Tax Experts in Sydney

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Stephen Meade, one of our tax experts in Sydney

Stephen Meade

Director – Tax and Business Specialist

“Tax is an ever challenging area for most taxpayers. I enjoy helping them through its mysteries, achieving good solutions and a satisfying professional service experience”.

Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Science
Master of Business Administration
LLM in Taxation Law
Fellow of CPA Australia

Specialty Areas
Personal Income Tax
Business Income Tax
Tax Planning


 After a successful career in senior management and finance, Stephen founded Rapport Tax in 1992. His aim was to deliver the highest standards of professional service at a level of efficiency and cost accessible to all taxpayers; personal and business.

Stephen Cole

Director – Tax, Corporate and SMSF Assurance Services

“We make the effort to take a personal interest in our client’s business to help achieve their goals. We do this in a multi faceted way, covering structure, tax planning and efficiency and cost optimisation. We are specialists in SMSFs.”

Bachelor of Commerce
Master of Business Administration
Fellow of CPA Australia
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia
ASIC Approved SMSF Auditor

Specialty Areas
Business valuations & evaluations
Deceased estates
Family trusts
Self Managed Superannuation Funds


Prior to joining Rapport Taxation Services in 2000, Stephen pursued a varied international career in Management. After completing an Auditing cadetship with KPMG Peat Marwick, Stephen ventured overseas. He worked in hotel and restaurant management in Japan before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management in Switzerland.

After further work in Europe, Stephen returned to Japan and then Australia to work as a restaurant manager and Liquor Licensee.Later Stephen became Financial Controller of a food manufacturer. He bought and sold a large Skincare company, purchased a holiday resort and established an international software company. 

Stephen is also an owner of a growing school tutoring institute. Stephen continues his external business interests and works part-time for Rapport. His experience in business adds depth to the advice he now provides.


Janni Ngan

Tax Specialist

“Tax and its connection to welfare can be bewildering, especially to clients for whom English is not their first language. I help them step through the process in a calm and straightforward way and explain all its benefits”.

Bachelor of Taxation
Master of Taxation


Janni has had extensive corporate experience both in management and taxation. She has always had a preference for taxation and client contact so, in 2006, Janni joined Rapport Tax.

Since that time Janni has gained extensive experience with individual taxation and has also been responsible for wealth accumulation entities including Trusts, Companies and Superannuation Funds.

She is also the practice expert in the complex area of deceased estates. Her wide language skills make her especially well placed to handle issues facing the Chinese community in dealing with the complexity of the Australian regulatory system.

Languages Spoken


Margaret Winney

Office Manager

“I love talking to clients and helping them in any way I can. Rapport is a challenging place as every phone call makes the day different from the one before. It is great getting to know the clients by seeing them year after year”


Justice of the Peace


Margaret Winney is Rapport Taxation Services’ office manager and leads a capable team. She has been our office manager for more than 11 years after several years in the banking industry (both retail and wholesale). Over this time Margaret has built up a rapport with our clients as well as leading a capable team of administration staff.


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