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Gary Essex

Gary Essex


Business Services

Originally from Yarrawonga, Gary completed all his education in Yarrawonga, finishing with his final two senior years at Galen College Wangaratta.

Gary received his Bachelor of Commerce in 1985 after studying at the University of Melbourne.  He also became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1991.

Gary commenced work with our antecedent firm, Coopers & Lybrand in January 1985 as an auditor,  progressing to the role of audit manager by 1990.  After a short time overseas, Gary transferred to business services and now focuses on advising small and medium businesses in taxation and other business related matters.

Gary was first admitted as Partner in 2000 and was the Managing Director at Johnsons MME from 2011 to 1 July 2022. 

Gary deals with a wide range of clients, including primary producers, transport operators, builders, motor vehicle dealers, irrigation operators, estate and stock & station agents, licensed premises, legal practitioners and medical professionals, as well as investor clients.

Gary has been involved in negotiations with Treasury and senior ATO Officers regarding various taxation issues including complex CGT matters for both small and large businesses alike.  Gary has also done several presentations to various industry groups, focusing on taxation or other business related matters.