Rollo & Company is a problem solving consultancy embracing academic and family business advising (including international estate and succession planning) for high net worth families.

The firm's heritage can be traced back to 1978 when our founding director Fred Rollo established his first professional practice. 

Our experience in international tax and related issues dates back to Fred’s time as a Double Tax Unit Supervisor at the Australian Taxation Office in Sydney (1965-1968). 

For many years, Fred was author of the Nauru and Vanuatu chapters of the Spitz’ Tax Havens Encyclopaedia published by Butterworths InternationalFred was Treasurer/Secretary of the Australian Branch of the International Fiscal Association for some 7 years. He was also Secretary of the Organising Committee for the 1978 IFA Congress in Sydney and Secretary of that Congress

Fred has considerable experience as an independent advisor to corporate, family business and HINWI clients. He has been a director of companies involved in commercial documentation, film production and financing, gold trading and oil well investment. We work collaboratively through client legal advisers in order to protect the client’s rights of legal professional privilege.

With an undergraduate degree in economics, Fred also holds postgraduate qualifications in accounting, dispute resolution, management and taxation.  He was admitted as a Fellow member of the The Tax Institute in February 1971 and was variously a Fellow or Chartered Tax Advisor member of the institute until June 2015. He was a Fellow of CPA Australia until December 2014.

He made his first professional conference presentation in 1975.

Beginning in 1992, Fred developed a parallel academic career across the accounting, education, law and management disciplines at:

University of Western Sydney (Adjunct Lecturer 1992-2005 and 2013-2014)

CQUniversity, Sydney Campus (Variously, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director 2005-2012)

Australian Catholic University, Sydney Campus (Adjunct Lecturer 2012-2015) 

Fred has an ongoing role at Sydney's Macquarie University where Rollo & Company inaugurated the Student Ombuds service in 2012. He is currently a full “member in good standing" of the International Ombudsman Association. 

Our Independent Ombuds Division provides-

  • Independent Ombuds services for higher education institutions, private high schools, sports & community organisations. 
  • Mediation of family business, succession and inheritance disputes.I

Fred’s LinkedIn profile can be found at 

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