Simon Smith
Founding Partner

For founding partner Simon, nothing sets him up better for the day than a morning swim. It's a ritual he has shared with co-founding partner Dean for some twenty-odd years, and one they both see as being a key ingredient in their success and longevity. 

After firing up the endorphins in the bay, Simon largely spends his time identifying clients key lifestyle goals, given his unique ability to take a macro view of a their situation and laser in on potential issues and areas of improvement. 

Over the years, Simon has forged relationships that stand the test of time by bringing clients and employees along for the journey. With a leadership philosophy centred upon continuous improvement and a willingness to care about the little things, Simon enjoys seeing the firm's investment in people bubble up through the positive office culture. 

A proud dad to Ellen and Rachael, who live and work in Broome and Perth respectively, Simon now enjoys spending more time outdoors, exploring and the spoils of the Great Southern with wife Carol.  

Dean Thornton
Founding Partner

Having completed 18 Rottnest swims and nine ironman events, founding partner Dean is a competitive weapon and a man who believes in creating healthy habits in life and in business. Hence the company bi-line "Lifestyle Engineers," which stems from Dean and Simon's desire to help clients achieve the lifestyle they want through business success. 

Using the wealth of knowledge gained during a 30-year career, Dean provides high-level taxation and business counsel to clients, working with them to grow and future-proof their operations. Immensely proud of the robust brand Smith Thornton has built, Dean credits success to investing in long-term client relationships and supporting employees both in and out of the office.

Having been involved with football and triathlon club committees over the years, Dean is deeply connected to the community. Along with wife Kim, he has been known to enjoy a beer, a local wine and a BBQ. Dean also makes a significant contribution to the office footy banter. 


Rebecca Williss

The first thing you notice upon meeting Rebecca is her boundless energy. A partner in the firm since 2012, Rebecca is that rare leader who combines passion, intellect and vast commercial knowledge with a nurturing persona. 

Rebecca brings a high-level of business acumen to the table. From business advisory, succession planning, strategic planning and mentoring, Rebecca wears many hats, fuelled by her desire to play a role in the collective success of the business community. She considers it a privilege and a responsibility that clients can entrust their business with Smith Thornton.

Around the office, Rebecca is protective of the team culture and works to maximise social interactions with colleagues wherever possible. 

At home, while Rebecca and husband Oliver are kept busy running after young son Sam, Rebecca always finds time for her weekly game of social netball. 


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Office Location

234 Stirling Tce
Albany, WA 6330

Postal Address

PO Box 5445
Albany, WA 6332

Contact Numbers

Phone 08 9842 5155
Fax 08 9842 5510

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