Kate is the Director of FB Rice R&D Tax Consulting. She has over fourteen years’ experience in Research & Development Tax incentive consulting in 'Big 4' accounting firms with strong experience in advising a broad range of technology based companies from start ups to large multinationals.
With a technical background and consulting experience, her expertise lies in understanding and applying the complex R&D Tax Incentive legislation across industries to help clients achieve robust and supportable R&D tax claims.
In this compliance focused program, she worked for many years successfully defending R&D claims for large and small claims with both the Australian Taxation Office and AusIndustry, and helping to develop strong internal process for companies to protect their R&D claims.
Over her time working with R&D tax, Kate has worked across industries including biotechnology, engineering, energy and resources, manufacturing and information technology.
Kate’s technical background is in applied physics with experience in a Silicon Valley based telecommunications company and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation prior to moving into R&D consulting. It was in working for a technology start up that she saw firsthand some of the challenges in funding R&D and technology in Australia and how critical programs like the Australian R&D Tax Incentive are.
Kate is dedicated to assisting Australian companies navigate the complex R&D tax landscape to provide maximised, supportable claims to enable them to fund further research and development projects.