Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Chris Smith
Head of International Tax : Cape Town Office
Direct: +27 21 460 6300
Mobile : +27 82 415 3560

The Boulevard Office Park
2nd Floor, Block D
Searle Street, Woodstock
Cape Town, 7925

PO Box 3883
Cape Town, 8000

Tel: +27 21 460 6300
Fax: +27 21 460 6336


Chris is a Director with BDO South Africa Advisory Services (Pty) Ltd and is the acting Head of International Tax. Chris is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with 17 years of taxation, accounting and auditing experience. Chris has been focusing on tax consulting for the last 17 years and has extensive “Big Four” experience on large listed and non-listed multi-national corporate entities. Chris worked in International Tax and in the Banking sector for PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining BDO in 2004. He became a tax director in 2007. Chris is predominantly involved in advising corporate clients on merger and acquisition transactions, specifically from a Tax - point of view and acting as the liaison between the BDO tax team and BDO's in-house team of corporate lawyers.


Registered Auditor & Chartered Accountant South Africa – CA (SA)
Masters in Tax Law (MPhilTax – UCT)
Bcom (Hons) Tax
HDip Tax (UCT)
Diploma in Financial Markets and Derivatives.


Chris also is on the SAICA Western Cape Tax Committee and is an external examiner to UCT Master in Tax Program