The former general manager of tax policy and advocacy takes over with a mission to empower the tax community.
Tax Institute appoints Scott Treatt as CEO
The Tax Institute says the appointment of Scott Treatt as chief executive will bring a renewed focus on member value and a clear vision of the future for the advocacy group.
The institute said Mr Treatt had led its technical team for the past three years as general manager, tax policy and advocacy.
Over that time, he had strengthened the institute’s tax policy and advocacy team, overhauled committees to make them more effective representatives for members, and drove increasing influence in policy and advocacy.
A chartered tax adviser, Mr Treatt had been a member of the institute for over 20 years and practised as a tax specialist since 1997 with experience in large second-tier and big four accounting firms as well as government.
Tax Institute acting chief executive Clare Mazzetti said it was vital to appoint a leader who understood the membership, its mission and the profession.
“After a rigorous interview process, where we considered both external and internal candidates, we felt Scott’s aptitude for the role and commitment to our organisation and its future was clear,” said Ms Mazzetti.
“Appointing a CEO internally means we can continue working toward driving better value and increased benefits for members without missing a beat. Scott brings a uniquely comprehensive perspective to this role that I am confident will serve our members well.”
Mr Treatt said the Tax Institute performed an important role.
“My goal for the future of the institute is to empower our community to have their voices heard often, heard well and acted upon to the best of our power,” he said.
“One of my top priorities is to ensure that we are listening to our members and incorporating their position as it pertains to the institute itself and the prioritisation of matters to be raised with regulators and law-makers, to educate government on consequences of their decisions across the profession and within the tax system. This includes a focus on the 65 per cent of our members operating in the SME and microbusiness sectors.”
The Tax Institute said it had recently invested in a number of projects for members, including an upgraded website, improvements to its Tax Knowledge Exchange database and the development of new micro-credential learning units.
“Under Scott’s leadership, the institute will continue along this path of strategic investment and growth to best serve its members’ interests now and into the future,” it said.