Michael Fox is a co-founder and Partner of KMT Partners. With experience across taxation, finance, business strategy and family business, he targets emerging businesses and family enterprises to support renewal, value building and transition to the next generation.
For over 30 years, Michael has focused on the success of his clients, designing wealth strategies for personal and business growth. Collaborating with owners and family members, he draws on his involvement in Family Business Australia and STEP to counsel in navigating confronting situations. In addition, Michael has developed a reputation for mentoring businesses to commercialise new opportunities, imparting advice in their business model, strategy and management to guide their success. He has assembled a suite of business evaluation tool kits to facilitate this, reporting on financial and non-financial performance indicators.
Michael spent 20 years as a tax specialist in mid-tier accounting firms, dealing with clientele across manufacturing, retail, agriculture, wineries and professional services. He has mentored both KMT clients and entrepreneurs, through honorary roles with the ECIC (Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre), SAYES and Enterprise Workshop. Michael is currently on the global Professional Development Committee of the STEP, and was a founding committee member of the SA Branch, where he retains a role as Deputy Chair of the Australian Special Interest Group, focusing on families. He has previously held national board and state committee (including State Chairman) roles in the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and numerous not for profits. Michael is involved in Rotary Club of Norwood, enjoying the club’s focus on helping across the city and around the globe.