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Tas Demos
Partner

Tas Demos specialises in taxation, accounting and business development. Tas' practical, no nonsense advice is backed by decades of experience working with both large multinational as well as small to medium businesses. He believes in strong business foundations for sustainable growth.

Tas is proactive in working with business owners to improve and manage business performance as well as maximising financial outcomes. 

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney
  • Master of Taxation, University of Sydney

"Tas Demos has been providing me tax advice and business advisory services since 2005. His foresight and advice has assisted me and ensured I'm in business for the next generation. Tas's input and knowledgeable advice has saved the company considerable sums over the years. Tas is always available to answer any question at any time. I look forward to a long and rewarding association in the years ahead."

Matthew Nugan, Nugan Estate



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Ken Vije Chara
Principal

Ken Vije Chara has been providing exemplary advice in the financial space for decades. Prior to joining Leaders, he spent his time providing expert tax advisory services to SMEs and high net worth family groups. 

Ken has extensive experience in managing the tax compliance requirements for private client groups and providing tax advice on asset protection, estate planning, self managed super funds and other tax matters. 

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered Tax Agent  
  • Bachelor of Economics Sydney University

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Francesco Girotto
Principal

Francesco Girotto has over 20 years experience in the finance industry and has developed a profound understanding of the business services and corporate advisory industry.

Francesco's expertise lays in areas of income tax, accounting services and corporate governance for a wide range of industries. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics & Commerce (Hons) – University of Rome (Italy)
  • CPA Australia, Member
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting – University of Technology Sydney

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Brad Hodge
Principal

Brad Hodge commenced his professional career at KPMG in 1985 in the private business tax division as an undergraduate accountant. Over the ensuing 32 years Brad gained extensive tax advisory and business consultancy experience in attaining the position of senior manager. Brad is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Economics majoring in accounting and finance, is a Registered Tax Agent and a Justice of the Peace. He has also completed the required diploma of financial planning course at Deakin University to qualify as a certified financial planner. Brad's future career path will continue to be one of business consulting and tax with a greater specialisation in financial planning and wealth creation services.


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Gede Barone
Partner

Gede Barone has over 20 years experience in accounting and wealth creation. He has worked with multinational organisations and small to medium privately owned businesses. 

Gede specialises in creating more wealth for his clients through business techniques, investment and retirement planning. 

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Bachelor of Economics Sydney University
  • Justice of The Peace

"Gede has been our business accountant and adviser for more than 10 years. His advice and integrity are of the highest calibre. I have had no hesitation in referring a number of business contacts, employees, family and friends to him across the tax, super and general financial advice spectrum. Gede is patient, meticulous and at all times provides contrasted options with a financial risk analysis. Gede has our full confidence, high regard and sincere commendation. 

Director – Metro Ice Cream

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