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Queensland Consulting (4 of 70) GES SL 2021

Garry Stokes Director



Garry is an accountant with more than 40 years experience in Public Practice. He sits on the Board of Stokes Lawyers as a non-executive director.

Initially involved with his family as General Manager in a leading Franchise Tax Preparation business Garry then pursued his interest in providing Taxation and Accounting services to small and medium size business.

This experience provides a solid foundation for advice to clients particularly in relation to successfully negotiating positive outcomes for clients of the group.

Garry has a penchant for structuring family business whilst balancing, taxation, asset protection and estate planning objectives. He ensures that wherever possible clients fully understand and are engaged in the process.

A Chartered Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Leaders and Managers clients have found that Garry seamlessly combines his professional advice with a practical common sense approach.

Garry serves on the Stokes Lawyers board as an non-executive director and sits on a number of Boards including Not-for-profit organisations.

Why Stokes?

Garry says it is penance for bringing a lawyer into the world. The reality is that he makes a mature and experienced contribution to strategic planning, tax related operational matters and professional mentoring, which he finds as fulfilling as we find it enriching.

Out of Office

Garry has 7 children and is ‘Generation 2’ in a third generation family accounting business. He is well-travelled and likes revisiting his favourite places as well as climbing new peaks (literally). His other outdoor activities regularly include camping, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding.