Chris Smith


BDO Cape Town

+27 (0) 21 417 8800

+27 (0) 21 417 8800




Chris joined the firm in June 2015, as Tax Director. Asa Chartered Accountant, he specialises in corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and capital gains tax. Chris has been appointed to the SAICA Southern Regional Tax Committee and is an External Examiner for the UCT Master’s Program.

Chris joined PwC in 1996 after graduating from UCT. He became a Corporate Tax Manager in 2001 and was responsible for managing Practice Risk Management. He also specialised in international tax, structured finance transactions and in the corporate banking unit. He joined BDO in 2004 and became a director in 2008. After which he joined Grant Thornton Cape Town as a Partner. He continues in this role at BDO Cape Town, since the 2018 merger of Grant Thornton Cape with BDO South Africa.

Sector experience

  • Financial Services and Banking
  • Mining and Manufacturing
  • Property Development
  • Property Loan Stock Companies
  • Hotels and Resorts


  • Chartered Accountant South Africa
  • MPhil Tax
  • BCom(Hons) Tax