Riccardo P Raso

Riccardo Raso is our exclusively recommended Corporate Services expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Riccardo directly using the contact details above.

Ric is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in public practice since 1989. Ric graduated from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 1993 with a Bachelor of Business. Ric went on to complete a Masters in Taxation Law with UTS in 1996. Ric was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia as a Member in 1996 and as a Fellow in 2013. Ric has also completed and been awarded SMSF Specialist Advisor in 2013.

Along with his extensive tax knowledge, Ric can assist you to structure your business affairs so as to minimise tax, protect your financial interests and provide maximum flexibility with respect to your goals of building wealth and maximising your returns. Ric has a particular interest in investment properties and SMSFs.

Ric also acts as resident director, secretary and public officer for a number of Australian subsidiaries of overseas companies and Local Agent for Foreign companies registered in Australia and advises on corporate matters generally in regards to those positions.

Firm Overview:

Our firm was founded in Sydney in 1928, we have been providing professional taxation, business advisory and audit services for over 87 years.

We are a full service accounting firm and are committed to providing clients with expert and cost-effective solutions.

Our strength lies in our global knowledge base. Our ability to call on Principals, staff and worldwide associates ensures that our clients will receive the very best of service.

Doug Jones AO RFD

Doug Jones is an internationally recognised infrastructure and dispute resolution lawyer. Acting for owners (both government and private sector), financiers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors.

Doug has advised extensively on project structuring and financing, contract drafting and advice during project implementation and dispute resolution for major infrastructure matters, including Department of Defence facilities and equipment acquisitions, airports, ports, roads and rail projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and USA.

Doug has devised innovative ways of successfully bidding for and closing PPP and PFI project delivery in Australasia and internationally. Doug also has extensive experience as arbitrator and counsel in international and domestic arbitrations, and has also been regularly involved in the use of ADR including mediation in construction industry disputes.


Doug was awarded the Michael Kirby Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Lawyers Weekly Law Awards.

In June 2012 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Doug was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to the law as a leader in the areas of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, to policy reform, and to national and international professional organisations.

Asia Pacific Legal 500: ranks Doug Jones as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution (2014).

Chambers Asia-Pacific: Doug has been recognised as a star individual in Australia in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. Doug is 1 of only 2 construction lawyers in Australia to receive this endorsement in 2014. He also received this endorsement in the arbitration category in 2011 and was of only five individuals in Australia to receive this notation.

2012: In addition to his star individual ranking in the construction category, Doug was recognised as one of the most in-demand arbitrators and received a band one ranking in the International Arbitration Category. He was also ranked in the projects category and was ranked band one for dispute resolution (arbitration) in Australia.

2011: In addition to his star individual ranking in both the construction and arbitration categories, Doug received a band one ranking and was recognised as “most in demand arbitrator” in the international arbitration category in the Asia-Pacific region. He also received a band 1 ranking in dispute resolution (arbitration) in Australia.

Best Lawyers Australia: Doug has been consistently voted by peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in the following categories:

– Alternative Dispute Resolution (2008-2018)
– Construction / Infrastructure (2008-2018)
– Transportation (2008-2018)
– International Arbitration (2013-2018)
– Lawyer of the Year, International Arbitration (2015-2018)
– Lawyer of the Year, Construction / Infrastructure (2014)
– Lawyer of the Year, Transportation (2011)

Doyle’s Guide: Leading lawyer in Construction and Infrastructure – Back End (2017).

PLC Which Lawyer: Doug is currently endorsed in the categories of construction and dispute resolution (international arbitration) (2011). In 2010 he was ranked sole Leading Lawyer in Australia.

APL500: Doug is recognised as a leading individual in Construction (2011).

IFLR 1000: Doug is ranked as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Project Finance (2011).

Who’s Who Legal:

– Doug Jones was recognised by Who’s Who Legal (Construction) as Lawyer of the Year in 2012 and 2013
– Doug Jones was recognised by Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers (2011-2013)
– Doug Jones was recognised by Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers (2011-2013)
– Doug Jones was recognised by Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (2011-2013)
– Doug Jones was recognised by Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation (2013)

In 1999, Doug was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, recognising 30 years’ contribution in those areas.


Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland (1972)
Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland (1974)
Master of Laws, University of Queensland (1977)

Admitted To Practice:

Admitted to practice in most States of Australia and New Zealand.

Gary Crutchley

Gary Crutchley joined the Practice as a cadet quantity surveyor in 1978 and was appointed a Director in 1986. He is responsible for the delivery of risk management services to financial institutions and Cost Management of projects for a range of private school, health and leisure clients. Gary is a highly skilled cost planner renowned for his attention to detail and capacity to research solutions on projects that may have unique design issues. In recent times Gary has successfully cost planned projects as diverse as heritage facilities, foot bridges and butterfly enclosures.

He is also responsible for maintaining our Quality Assurance and Information Technology systems within the office and is a former Chapter Councillor and President of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (Vic).

Firm Overview:

Wilde and Woollard is a group of Australian owned Quantity Surveying practices providing comprehensive cost planning and cost management services for construction projects from creation through to end of life cycle.

“Our Core Purpose is to enhance our clients’ business by ensuring best value for their built dollar.”

Established for over 85 years, we have an unparalleled record of successful cost management of a broad range of project types for a wide variety of organisations.

David Russell QC

David Russell QC is our exclusively recommended Tax Law expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact David directly using the contact details listed above.

Having received numerous accolades, David was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to taxation law and legal education and gained international recognition by being awarded the Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon for services to Australia-Japan relations. He was also awarded Reserve Force Decoration (Award 1987, First Clasp 1992, Second Clasp 1997) and has been listed in ‘Who’s Who’ in Australia from 1997 to present.

Possessing a strong national and international presence, David acts for Commonwealth and State Governments, as well as individuals and corporations. He also acts for clients throughout Europe, Middle East and United States, giving him a true global perspective. He currently practises in Sydney (Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers), Brisbane (Sir Harry Gibbs Chambers), Dubai, London, New York and Abu Dhabi (Outer Temple Chambers), and is an associate member of chambers in Auckland (Shortland Chambers) and Darwin (William Forster Chambers).

David has lectured and written extensively on taxation-related topics in Australia and overseas and served as a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Australian Tax Practice. He has lectured at the University of Sydney for the Master of Taxation course, the University of Queensland for the Master of Laws course and served as an Adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland. He is the Australian correspondent for Trusts & Trustees.

Matt Noyce

Matt Noyce is the Director of the company with a career in insurance and reinsurance which spans more than 15 years and encompasses the Australian, UK and European insurance and reinsurance markets.

Matt has more than 6 years of experience in the Australian market and held the position of Director, Client Markets & Chief Pricing Actuary for Swiss Re Life & Health Australia Ltd. for four years, with responsibility for the pricing of all of Swiss Re’s life & health business for Australia and New Zealand.

Matt also held the role of Chief Pricing Officer at CommInsure, with responsibility for pricing all of CommInsure’s Life and General Insurance products, and also managed the General Insurance valuation team.

Matt holds a masters degree in physics from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries Australia (FIAA) and Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (FIA).

Guidance you can trust.

We specialise in pricing and product development in the group risk, retail advice and direct life insurance markets. The assistance that we provide is tailored to the specific needs of our clients and ranges from high-level strategic advice to detailed, hands-on actuarial support. The advice that we offer is backed by more than 15 years of experience in the Australian and international insurance and reinsurance markets.

What makes us different?

Innovative – unconstrained by the boundaries that larger organisations face, we can help you to challenge the status quo.

Timely – we provide support to our clients when they need it most, often at very short notice.

Experienced – we deliver effective, efficient solutions by drawing on a wealth of experience gained from working directly in the local and international insurance and reinsurance markets.

Partnership – we complement the experience within your organisation, rather than telling you what you already know.

Crissa Sumner

Crissa is responsible for overall state business performance including business development, client acquisition and management, consultation on talent solutions and implementation of projects. She also has a strong focus on growing the business and building Hudson brand through formal presentations and networking.


Crissa joined Hudson in 2012 as a Managing Consultant in our Talent Management business, focusing on the Brisbane Assessment and Development practice. After successfully growing this practice, Crissa moved into the role of Regional Manager Assessment Solutions Manager, and made a significant contribution to our business as a technical leader responsible for providing advice and support to key clients and our talent management consulting teams across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Most recently, Crissa has stepped into an operational leadership role, as Director of our Talent Management business across New South Wales (NSW).


Crissa is an Organisational Psychologist with a PhD in the area of leadership, social intelligence and employee attitudes.

Crissa is also an experienced presenter, educator and researcher. She is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Griffith University. Crissa has presented the findings of her research in the area of leadership at a number of national and international conferences, and published them in peer reviewed journals. She also regularly supervises and mentors early career psychologists.

In 2011, Crissa was awarded the College of Organisational Psychologists Early Career Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the field of organisational psychology during the first < 10 years of her career – this award is only given to one early career Organisational Psychologist across Australia every 2 years


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