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Big 4 firm features heavily in Board of Taxation appointments


A former big four chair and chief executive has been reappointed as the part-time chair of the Board of Taxation, joined by fellow prominent accounting figures.

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Yesterday, former KPMG chair and chief executive Michael Andrew was reappointed as the part-time chair of the Board of Taxation for a further two years.

KPMG partner Craig Yaxley and BDO partner Dr Mark Pizzacalla have also been reappointed as part-time board members for a further three-year period.

KPMG partner Rosheen Garnon has also been appointed as a new member of the board for a three-year period, following the departure of board member Peggy Lau Flux.

All appointments will commence from 1 January 2018.

The members of the Board of Taxation as of 1 January 2018 will consist of Mr Andrew as chair, Karen Payne as chief executive, Julianne Jaques, Neville Mitchell, Ann-Maree Wolff, Dr Pizzacalla, Mr Yaxley, and Ms Garnon as members, and John Fraser, Chris Jordan, and Peter Quiggin as ex-officio members.

Mr Andrew was the chair and chief executive of KPMG International from May 2011 to July 2014 and chair of KPMG Australia from 2007 to 2011. He also chaired the Black Economy Taskforce and is a former member of the Business Council of Australia and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

Mr Yaxley was appointed Western Australia state lead tax partner in 2013, with 30 years of corporate tax experience under his belt. He was extensively involved in mining industry tax issues and policy developments in his previous role as chair of the Tax Committee for the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Inc.

Ms Garnon has over 25 years’ experience in professional services having been a senior partner with KPMG Australia for 16 years, specialising in advising global organisations and their senior executives on remuneration arrangements.

Dr Pizzacalla has extensive small business tax experience and is a member of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Technical Committee, the former chair of The Tax Institute’s national SME sub-committee and a former Victorian state councillor.

Jotham Lian

Jotham Lian


Jotham Lian is the editor of Accountants Daily, the leading source of breaking news, analysis and insight for Australian accounting professionals.

Before joining the team in 2017, Jotham wrote for a range of national mastheads including the Sydney Morning Herald, and Channel NewsAsia.

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