PKF Sydney and Newcastle join forces with Knights for 2024 and beyond

PKF Sydney and Newcastle join forces with Knights for 2024 and beyond

The nib Newcastle Knights have been bolstered ahead of kick off in the 2024 National Rugby League season with the signing of PKF Sydney and Newcastle.

The move sees PKF become the Knights Official Financial Services partner and NRL Coach partner for the next two seasons.

The largest firm in the Australian PKF network, PKF Sydney and Newcastle has its roots firmly planted in the Hunter, starting as a small accountancy practice founded by Terry Lawler in 1977.

Expansion into the region as well as to Sydney soon followed, with Lawler Partners becoming PKF in 2013. Today, the company employs over 300 people from it’s home base on Hunter Street, Newcastle West.

The partnership with the Knights is an extension of PKF’s long commitment to supporting the community of Newcastle and the Hunter – recognising the importance of both organisations to the place we call home.

PKF Sydney and Newcastle Managing Director, Bob Bell said they were proud to once again be sponsoring the Newcastle Knights, especially after their tremendous last season.

“This partnership not only provides support for a formidable rugby league team, it is an investment in the heart of our Hunter community,” Bob said.

“The goals and values that we share with the Knights create a powerful synergy and we are excited to be part of the team’s 2024 campaign.”

In thanking PKF for its ongoing support, nib Newcastle Knights and Wests Group Australia Chief Executive Officer, Philip Gardner paid tribute to the contribution the organisation has made to our region over its lifetime.

“PKF is a Newcastle institution, with its roots in our city and region going back over 45 years,” Philip said.

“PKF’s Directors and staff are leaders in our community and they pride themselves on their commitment to making Newcastle, the Hunter and beyond a great place to live and do business.

“As a result, it’s a perfect match to have PKF aligned to our Club and to our head coach Adam O’Brien for the next two years.

“We are thrilled to have PKF on our team once again.”

In addition to head coach Adam O’Brien, the PKF brand will proudly be shown across all NRL assistant coaches over the life of the partnership.

IMAGE | PKF Sydney and Newcastle team with NRL Knights Head Coach, Adam O’Brien.


At PKF Newcastle we know what it’s like to start small with big ideas about what you want to achieve. We understand the risks for big business and we know what keeps the C-suite awake at night. We are led by our clients every day to help them keep improving and striving for success.

That’s why we do what we do. We advise clients from a diverse range of industries on the full suite of tax, accounting and advisory needs with a little something extra added in. We’re here to help you achieve your goals and see success in their future.

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