Our Advisory Board

Guiding EFI International is our Advisory Board: David Calder, John Tucker and Tim MacCormack.

David Calder

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David's passion for fishing and he knows a shark when he sees one. His passion for landing the big catch crosses over into the business world.

David is a key advisor in guiding the development of EFI International, helping it achieve its goals.  He focusses on the pointy end of EFI International, ensuring the company maintains best practice in the way it goes about its business, particularly in matters such as articulating goals, managing cultural change and meeting fiduciary obligations.

A founding shareholder of Western Pacific, a business recognised by Business Review Weekly as one of Australia's fastest growing companies, David has a terrific personality, always sees the positive side and is prepared to do the hard yards.

As a keen fisherman, David has developed a dual focus on both the big picture and yet maintain an eye for detail.  This is another skill that underlines his value to EFI International.

David is also one of the business leaders on EFI International’s Mentoring Project in Dubai, passing on business acumen built over many years.

John Tucker

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John Tucker holds the degrees of LL.B. (U. of Adelaide), M.Tax (U.N.S.W) and M.Int. Tax (U. of Sydney).

John is a Partner in the private law firm of Rankine Tucker Lawyers and has practised law since 1968 as a partner in this and other firms, engaged in commercial law. He specialises in revenue law,with an emphasis on income tax (including capital gains tax), indirect taxes, stamp duty and succession planning.

In addition to his legal practice John has been an advisor to companies or enterprises engaged in property development and investment, financial services, manufacturing, import and export, distribution, research and development of technology, merchant banking and professional services.

Also, John has been heavily involved in professional bodies. He has been both the Chairman in South Australia and the National President of the Taxation Institute of Australia, (the peak body for professional tax practitioners). At present he is Deputy Chairman (as chair in South Australia) of the Taxation Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Tim MacCormack

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Tim MacCormack: specialising in high-level strategic business advice

A Bachelor of Economics and Certified Accountant, Tim McCormack is partner in McCormack Reynolds, an accountancy firm servicing a diverse client base and range of industries.

Tim specialises in working with clients on strategic tax planning and structuring, forecasting and cashflow planning and profit improvement. He also undertakes extensive due diligence reviews, in particular as they relate to business acquisitions and appraisals. He is a Fellow of the Tax institute of Australia and has been a partner in one of Australia’s leading business advisory firms.
Tim has a strong background in fast-growing companies and the dynamics involved in managing enterprises experiencing rapid growth, which he brings to EFI International as a member of the advisory team. He has been an advisor to the company since its inception.