Richard has many years’ experience in providing taxation, business and valuation services to a broad range of clients. As a director of West Carr & Harvey since 1986, he comes from the fourth generation of Carrs in Geelong and has successfully established himself as a trusted resource in the region. The firm has recently achieved 70 years in business and Richard services and supports many long standing businesses and organisations in the community.

Richard’s strong focus on valuations and forensic services for over 20 years sees him regularly providing reports required for hearings at the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court. Richard works with Geelong’s leading law firms, medical professionals, professional service firms, primary producers, retailers and the not-for-profit sector.

His ongoing passion for Geelong and the surrounds has allowed him to provide substantial support to many community organisations throughout the region.

Richard has particular expertise in:

  • Business and individual tax advice and compliance
  • Structuring for tax effectiveness and asset protection
  • Capital Gains Tax and small business CGT concessions
  • Business valuations and litigation assistance services for family law and other purposes
  • Business restructuring
  • Medical industry
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs)
  • Not-for-profit sector

Richard’s qualifications include:

    • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
    • Chartered Accountant (CA)
    • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
    • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
    • Diploma of Financial Planning (Dip FP)


Community involvement:

  • Deakin University Council Director
  • Deakin University Audit and Risk Committee Chair
  • Kardinia Health Ltd Founding Director
  • Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club Director
  • Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club Foundation Director
  • Geelong Try Boys Inc Treasurer (Life member)
  • The Geelong College Foundation Ltd Director
  • Active Geelong Ltd Founding Director
  • Bibury Trust (Trustee)

Previous Positions held:

  • The Geelong College Ltd Director
  • Chair of Finance Committee - The Geelong College Ltd


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