Big 4, law execs appointed to TPB

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has today announced the appointment of a former big four firm partner and former tax barrister as part-time members, each for a three-year period.

Today, the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer announced the appointment of Peter de Cure and Ria Sotiropoulos as part-time members to the TPB, each for a three-year period.

Mr de Cure, who spent 25 years with KPMG, has strong technical skills in taxation finance, accounting and practical business knowledge across many industries. He also has an expert understanding of the challenges faced in the administration of the Australian taxation system and the work of taxation practitioners.

Ms Sotiropoulos, who has practiced as a tax barrister at the Victorian Bar for nine years, has extensive tax and law experience. She has significant experience in advising a wide range of clients in roles at large law firms and also as a senior taxation consultant at large accounting firms.

“The TPB is responsible for regulating the provision of tax agent services across all Australian states and territories as provided for in the Tax Agent Services Act 2009,” Minister O’Dwyer said.

“The board’s statutory functions include administering the registration of tax agents, BAS agents and tax financial advisers, investigating breaches of the act, and imposing sanctions for non-compliance with the act’s Code of Professional Conduct.”

Julie-Anne Berry, who is the managing director of Berry Financial Services and has been a member of the TPB since January 2016, has also been reappointed as a part-time member for a three-year period.

“I would like to express my appreciation to these members and also to the current and outgoing members for their commitment to the TPB,” Minister O’Dwyer said.

“Their skills and experience will help ensure that the TPB continues to provide valuable service to the community.”

 

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