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Prominent tax execs feature in Board of Taxation appointments

Prominent tax execs feature in Board of Taxation appointments

Former big four executives have been reappointed as part-time members to the Board of Taxation, including one prominent tax professional in the mining industry.

Appointments Jotham Lian 04 May 2018
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Today, Neville Mitchell, Karen Payne and Ann-Maree Wolff were reappointed as board members for a further three-year period commencing from 14 May 2018.

Mr Mitchell, a former senior audit manager with KPMG in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been a member of the board since 2015 and is currently an independent non-executive director of Sonic Healthcare, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Osprey Medical and Q'Biotics Ltd.

A former EY principal, Ms Payne was previously a tax partner at Minter Ellison focusing on international and corporate taxes for the financial services industry. She has been a member of the board since 2015.

Ms Wolff is currently the Asia Pacific head of tax for Rio Tinto responsible for all tax matters relevant to Rio Tinto in Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region, and has been extensively involved in tax policy development in her roles on the Tax Committees for the Business Council of Australia and Minerals Council of Australia as well as through consultation directly with the Australian Treasury. She has been a member of the board since 2015.

In announcing the appointments, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services Kelly O’Dwyer said the board was charged with contributing a business and community perspective to improving the design of taxation laws and their operation.

“Board members are expected to be able to contribute at the highest level to the development of the tax system,” said Ms O’Dwyer.

The reappointments follow a raft of appointments announced late last year featuring a heavy representation from a big four firm.

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