Tax Committees

Our Tax Teams in Australia and New Zealand work together with members to influence and develop tax law and policy

in brief

  • Our Committees advocate for sound, fair and efficient tax law and policy that seek to assist growth in the economy
  • Meet the members who form our Australian Tax Technical Committee and our New Zealand Tax Advisory Group.


Tax Technical Committee

The Tax Technical Committee works with the Australian Tax Team by providing high level input into identifying and addressing strategic issues concerning the tax profession in Australia. The Committee also assists with consultation activities and preparation of submissions for Government, Treasury, the Australian Taxation Office and other agencies.

Committee members are appointed on the basis of their experience and commitment to improving Australia’s tax system.

Meet the Tax Technical Committee:

Michael Barbour Westpac
Mark Bradford Qantas
Lynda Brumm PwC
Chris Cuthbert PwC
Jenny Wong KPMG
Leo Gouzenfiter Pitcher Partners
Brian Lane EY
Gordon Mackenzie UNSW
Alf Capito EY
Gordon Thring Deloitte
Robert Ward Goodman Group
Grant Wardell-Johnson (Chair) KPMG
David Watkins Deloitte
Andrew White Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

Tax Technical Committee - recent activities

The Tax Technical Committee have contributed to various recent submissions by Chartered Accountants ANZ

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New Zealand

Tax Advisory Group

The TAG aims to provide sound, fair and efficient tax law and tax administration advice that is in the interest of New Zealanders and New Zealand business.

It advocates for policy and legislative reform that aims to result in growing the New Zealand economy and reducing compliance costs. Our New Zealand Tax Team works with the TAG to:

  • make submissions to government
  • undertake confidential pre-policy statement consultation
  • review and comment on Inland Revenue policy statements, questions and media statements
  • engage with Inland Revenue on operational policies and procedures, and
  • work closely with other key stakeholders in the tax system.

The TAG members are appointed for their work experience at the partner level or equivalent and represent the breadth of the profession – large firms, corporates, small and medium practices, and academia.

Current TAG members:

 Greg Haddon FCA (Chair) Auckland
 Scott Mason FCA (Deputy Chair) Otago
 John Cantin FCA Wellington
 Chris Cunniffe FCA Auckland
 Gill Down FCA Canterbury
 Grant Duncan Auckland
 Paul Dunne FCA Auckland
 Craig Elliffe FCA Auckland
 Darshana Elwela Auckland
 Michelle Redington Auckland
 Jo Sawden Auckland
 Alan Scott CA Wellington
 Mike Shaw CA Wellington
 Michael Turner FCA Otago
 Bruce Wallace CA Auckland
 Eleanor Ward CA Wellington
 Briar Williams Wellington
 Aaron Quintal Auckland

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