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Royal Flying Doctor Service director appointed TPB chair


The selection comes as the government looks to implement reforms throughout the Tax Practitioners Board.

By Josh Needs 9 minute read

The director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (central operations), Peter de Cure, has been appointed to the chair of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). 

The appointment, announced by Minister of Financial Services Stephen Jones, comes as Mr de Cure takes over from Ian Klug, who served the TPB as both chair and a member for the past seven years. 

Mr Jones said Mr de Cure brings with him extensive experience in the industry having been a TPB member since 2017 and had operated as chair and director of several directorships since 2007 which included the Royal Flying Doctor Service (central operations), Accord Property Holdings, and Gifford Hill. 

Mr de Cure has also been a member of the Remuneration Tribunal of South Australia since 2020 and is currently the chair of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission. 

Mr Jones said the appointment comes at a time when the government was committed to strengthening the TPB and lifting the standards for tax practitioners. 

“In the October budget we provided $30 million in additional funding for the TPB to target high risk practitioners,” said Mr Jones. 

“We are implementing recommendations from the 2019 independent review of the TPB, with the first tranche of those recommendations currently before the senate. The second tranche of these reforms will go out for consultation in the coming months.” 

“The government looks forward to working with Mr de Cure and the TPB as it implements these long overdue reforms.” 

The government said the reforms would “increase the TPB’s independence and strengthen its ability to respond to misconduct in the tax profession.” 


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Josh Needs

Josh Needs


Josh Needs is a journalist at Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, which are the leading sources of news, strategy, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Josh studied journalism at the University of NSW and previously wrote news, feature articles and video reviews for Unsealed 4x4, a specialist offroad motoring website. Since joining the Momentum Media Team in 2022, Josh has written for Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser.

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