Case Studies

Jack Freestone

Professional Surfer

Jack is a world tour surfer, there was never a doubt that someday he would qualify and 2016 was his year.There’s a classic shot of Jack at his place – a life-sized blow-up of him being chaired up the beach at Keramas, dripping wet, moments after claiming his second world junior crown in Bali. It is a photo that epitomises the joy that comes with success, the rewards of hard work.

His two junior titles gave him a record equalled only by one other Australian – 2012 ASP Men’s World Champion, Joel Parkinson. The same guy Jack used to steal stickers from when he was tearing around Coolangatta, with dreams of emulating Joel’s incredible run. Now on our tour with Joel and long-time idol and close friend 3 time World Champion Mick Fanning, Jack joins a long list of amazing surfers to hail from Coolangatta.

Competition aside, Jack is one of the most photographed/filmed surfers on the planet, his good looks, great character and obvious talent make him incredibly desired with brands queuing up to feature Jack in their marketing campaigns.

The global nature of Jacks life means that his business and taxation affairs are complex, dealing with multiple currencies, Double Taxation Agreements and income averaging are only the beginning. The team at Willett Johnston Partners is well equipped to help Jack and have done so for many years to ensure his obligations are met and his taxation affairs managed so he can concentrate on doing what he does best.

Whether you are an aspiring athlete, or a seasoned professional and need help getting your accounting & taxation affairs in order, please contact our office to make an appointment.

Without the advice Willett Johnston Partners has given us, I doubt our business would have been as successful as it is today. We have relied on the sound advice they have given us and worked closely with their team to help get to where we are today.