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Tax Institute appoints independent chair  


Financial services industry expert will help guide strategic governance of the body.

By Philip King 12 minute read

The Tax Institute has appointed Clare Mazzetti as its inaugural independent chair on its national board where she will oversee the strategic governance of the institute.

During her three-year term, Ms Mazzetti would support the institute’s goal of shaping the future of the tax system and tax profession through “the advancement of knowledge, member support and advocacy”.

TI president Jerome Tse said Ms Mazzetti’s wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm would be “an incredible asset”.


“The role of the independent Chair brings additional stability of leadership to national council, allows for continual improvement to our governance, and maintains a strategic overview of our vision as an organisation,” he said.

“Importantly, it will help ensure that our members and their interests continue to be prioritised and protected in accordance with our objectives.”

Ms Mazzetti said she was excited to be involved.

“As chair, I’ll be putting my deep subject matter expertise within the financial services industry and experience in other non-executive director roles to work in guiding the institute’s strategic direction,” she said.

Ms Mazzetti has over 20 years’ financial services and consulting experience in roles spanning client services, advice, strategy, program management, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management/governance.

She is currently the non-executive director and member of the risk committee with Uniting Financial Services, non-executive director and member of the risk committee with Qudos Bank, and member of the board investment and development committee with NORTH Foundation (fundraising partner of the Northern Sydney Local Health District).

She is completing a PhD in international political economy at the University of Sydney.

Previously, she held a number of broader industry roles as both a board director and board adviser in health, agriculture and representative bodies including the Australian Shareholders Association, Agriculture Management Company and Australian Medical Association Foundation (Queensland).

The Tax Institute has membership of 12,000 tax professionals and 40,000 Australian business leaders, government employees and students.

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Philip King

Philip King


Philip King is editor of Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Philip joined the titles in March 2022 and brings extensive experience from a variety of roles at The Australian national broadsheet daily, most recently as motoring editor. His background also takes in spells on diverse consumer and trade magazines.

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