Advisory panel members

A high level Advisory Panel assists the Board in carrying out its activities, including by contributing to the Board’s real time policy advice to the Treasurer, advising on the quality and effectiveness of tax legislation and recommending improvements to support the general integrity and functioning of the tax system.

The Panel draws together some of Australia’s leading taxation professionals who have agreed to voluntarily contribute their knowledge and expertise in assisting the Board with its work. Panel members are appointed on the basis of their individual capabilities and expertise, not as representatives of particular interests.

The Panel provides an important additional source of advice to that provided by the business, professional and other community representative organisations with which the Board has developed close working relations.

Membership of the Advisory Panel will change from time to time and will be reviewed periodically by the Board. The current members are listed below.

Members list

Panel Member Position Organisation
Mr Michael Barbour General Manager, Group Tax Westpac
Mr Paul Balkus Partner Ernst & Young
Mr Steve Baxter Associate Director – Indirect Tax Mazars
Mr Patrick Broughan Partner Deloitte
Mr Michael Carruthers Tax Director Knowledge Shop
Mr Michael Croker Tax Australia Leader CAANZ
Mr Jason de Boer Tax Partner BDO
Mr Philip Diviny Consulting Principal Keypoint Law
Mr Michael Fenner Taxation Manager Chevron
Mr Mark Ferrier Executive Director Macquarie Group
Mr Michael Flynn SC Barrister
Mr Geofrey Fooks Group Taxation Manager, Group Tax Wesfarmers
Mr Steve Ford Tax Partner PwC
Dr Brett Freudenberg Associate Professor – Taxation Griffith University
Ms Heather Gray Partner Hall & Wilcox Lawyers
Mr Kevin Griffiths Partner Ernst & Young
Mr Tony Greco Senior Tax Adviser Institute of Public Accountants
Mr Matt Hayes Director – Tax KPMG
Mr Stephen Healey Partner Grant Thornton
Mr Paul Hooper Group Head of Tax and Transactions Lend Lease
Mr Nick Houseman Partner PwC
Mr Peter Janetzki Partner Ernst & Young
Mr Anthony Klein Partner PwC
Ms Jasmine Leonard General Manager – Tax Advisory Rio Tinto
Mr Adam Levin Partner Jackson McDonald Lawyers
Mr Michael Longes Head of Tax Sunsuper Pty Ltd
Ms Alia Lum Partner KPMG
Mr James Macky National Leader, Tax Advisory Services KPMG
Ms Jane Michie Head of Group Tax BHP Billiton
Mr Mark Molesworth Partner BDO
Ms Katrina Parkyn Partner King & Wood Mallesons
Mr Michael Perez Partner King & Wood Mallesons
Professor Dale Pinto Professor of Taxation Law Curtin Law School, Curtin University
Mr Anthony Portas Rio Tinto
Mr Tony Principe Associate Director ShineWing Australian
Mr Brian Purdy Head of Tax South 32
Mr John Rawson Partner Deloitte
Ms Premila Roe Vice President Tax Asia Pacific BHP Billiton
Mr Hayden Scott Partner PwC
Ms Shannon Smit Director Transfer Pricing Solutions
Mr Steve Southon Chief Tax Officer NAB
Professor Miranda Stewart Director Tax and Transfer Policy Institute
Ms Judy Sullivan Partner PwC
Mr Paul Suppree Assistant Director Corporate Tax Association
Mr Reynah Tang Partner Johnson Winter & Slattery Lawyers
Mr Vic Timos Group Tax Manager Incitec Pivot
Ms Coralie Trotter Business Tax Manager, Integrated Gas Shell Australia
Professor Richard Vann Challis Chair of Law University of Sydney
Mr Grant Wardell-Johnson Partner, Australian Tax Centre KPMG
Mr Steve Westaway Partner – Private Advisory Grant Thornton
Ms Sue Williamson Partner Ernst & Young
Mr Ken Woo Partner PwC