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Tax Institute appoints Marg Marshall 2023 president


The experienced technical advice specialist plans to develop the institute’s education and resources.

By Philip King 9 minute read

The Tax Institute has appointed experienced tax adviser Marg Marshall as president in 2023 following a term as vice-president last year.

It said Ms Marshall, a partner at WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart, was a key figure in the profession with over 25 years’ experience in tax advisory at a technical level specialising in transaction and structuring, CGT, not-for-profit concessions and deceased estates.

Ms Marshall said she was excited to develop the work of the institute.

“As an SME practitioner, I have personally benefited from the education, resources and networks that membership with the Tax Institute has provided me,” she said. “This is especially important to our members who don’t have the ‘big firm’ resources at their disposal.

“We have invested heavily in our digital presence and in the overall membership experience these past few years. I’m excited to pick up that legacy and explore further avenues for doing more of what we do best — supporting members, educating the tax profession and advocating for a more robust tax system.

“In 2023, my vision is for the Tax Institute to offer increased flexibility in education and resources, to continue building a diverse and inclusive tax community and to be the place practitioners know they can come for professional support and connection.”

The institute said Ms Marshall had been a regular presenter at events, was chair of the Tax Summit Program Committee in 2022 and a member of the Tasmanian State Council since 2013. Her presidential term runs for 12 months.

Tax Institute CEO Giles Hurst was delighted to have a “true advocate of the profession” at the helm during an exciting year.

“Marg has been a key figure in our organisation for many years and she holds both our members and the institute’s noble purpose close to her heart,” he said. “Marg has excellent tax technical experience and knowledge, and passionately demonstrates her support of the smaller practitioners across our tax community.

“It’s going to be a big year, where we see the impact of investments made in prior years.”

This year, the institute planned to launch its Tax Academy micro credential learning and revamp the Tax Knowledge Exchange database. Popular events returning included state tax forums, the Financial Services Taxation Conference and National Infrastructure Conference.

The Tax Institute boasts 12,000 members from the tax profession as well as 40,000 business leaders, government employees and students.

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Philip King

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