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Growing up and working in a family that owned various meat processing and butchering businesses, Dean learnt first-hand the ups and downs of the cutthroat business world. He began his career in Commerce as a Chartered Accountant for a prominent Chartered Accounting firm in West Perth before moving to the specialist tax consulting division of Arthur Andersen (Ernst Young), and later a boutique firm.
In 1992, together with Paul Skinner, Dean established Pike & Skinner Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers which would go on to grow many times over, providing a platform to think and behave as a business owner, employing staff and servicing many clients. Dean used his experience and knowledge to make the greatest contribution to his clients to achieve their dreams and be equipped to meet their challenges. In seeking to expand the scope of his advice, and develop a “one stop shop” for his clients, together with Paul, Dean established Pike Skinner Financial Services in 1995 and expanded in 2001 when Tony Munday joined.
Pike Skinner Chartered Accountants and Pike Skinner Financial Services merged with PKF Mack in 2016.
Dean holds an a post Graduate Diploma in Business, Associate Diploma in Valuation, Bachelor of Business, is a registered Tax agent, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Adviser with The Tax Institute of Australia. He holds Board positions with public and private companies and community organisations.
Away from his desk Dean spends his time with his wife and three adult children. He enjoys sport generally, is actively involved in pursuits related to cars and passing interest in golf and approaches his game, as with all aspects of his life, with a single-minded focus on continual improvement.