Council & Committees

National council

Michael Flynn CTA

President
Michael Flynn CTA

Michael Flynn is a barrister specialising in taxation, and is the National President of the Tax Institute. Michael has appeared before the Federal Court and the High Court in many cases on behalf of both taxpayers and the Commissioner. Before becoming a barrister, Michael worked in the tax division of a chartered accounting firm. Michael has been a member of committees of The Tax Institute for many years, including Victorian State Council (he is a past state chair) and National Council. He has also presented at many seminars and conferences for The Tax Institute, and lectures in the post-graduate program at Melbourne University.
 
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Profile current at 6 Feb 2014

Stephen Healey CTA

Vice President
Stephen Healey CTA

Steve Healey, leads the tax practice for Deloitte in Queensland and is a partner in the firm's corporate and international tax division with in excess of 20 years professional experience. Steve has been involved with The Tax Institute for many years, being a past Queensland State Chairman and current Chairman of the National Membership Committee, Queensland State Councillor, and National Councillor where he has also previously occupied the role of National Treasurer.
 
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Profile current at 10 Oct 2013

Matthew Pawson CTA

Treasurer

Matthew is the Managing Director of Rae & Partners, Lawyers, in Launceston, having recently moved from the position of Managing Partner of Peter Worrall Lawyers in Hobart. He has been practising as a commercial lawyer for 12 years. Matthew specialises in complex commercial and property transactions, business structuring, corporations law, succession planning and tax advice, and has advised many businesses and community organisations about corporate governance issues. Formerly a member of the Property & Commercial Law Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania, Matthew is a founding member of the CPD Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania, presenter for the Law Society on GST and a guest lecturer for the University of Tasmania Postgraduate Tasmanian Legal Practice Training program. Matthew was appointed to the Tasmanian State Council of The Tax Institute in 2008 and appointed to the National Council of The Tax Institute in 2010. He is currently the chair of the Institute’s Information Products Working Group and a member of the Investment Committee.
 
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Profile current at 30 Nov 2012

Arthur Athanasiou CTA

Arthur Athanasiou CTA

Arthur is a partner at Thomsons Lawyers, and has extensive experience in all areas of direct and indirect taxation. Arthur's main area of practice is dispute resolution, particularly in the SME sector, with both the ATO and the SRO. Arthur has many years of experience in complex tax litigation and tax audit negotiations and settlements, as well as the taxation of entities, with an emphasis on Div 7A. Arthur is a National and State Councillor with The Tax Institute and chairs the Law Institute's Tax Law Advisory Committee. Arthur is an Accredited Tax Law Specialist and a widely published writer on taxation issues. He regularly appears in the mainstream media, and presents at tax seminars and discussion groups.
 
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Profile current at 23 Apr 2014

Graeme Cooper CTA

Graeme Cooper CTA

Graeme is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney and a consultant to Greenwoods & Freehills. He is former NSW State Chairman and currently a Member of National Council. He has worked as a consultant to the ATO, Treasury, Board of Taxation, OECD, World Bank and IMF. He is a frequent speaker at events for The Tax Institute and has written many articles in Australian and overseas journals. He was admitted to legal practice in NSW (1980) and Victoria (1999) and practised commercial law and tax in Sydney before entering teaching. He has taught tax in law schools in Australia, Europe and the United States, and holds degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Illinois and Columbia University, New York.
 
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Profile current at 6 Feb 2014

Peter Godber CTA

Peter Godber CTA

Peter is a consultant to Grant Thornton. He has over 30 years experience in giving professional taxation advice and dealing with change to Australian tax laws. Peter provides advice in many areas of taxation including business taxation, business and investment structuring, international tax planning, prudential tax audits and tax risk management. Peter is immediate past State Chair of The Tax Institute's Queensland Division and is now a member of the Institute's National Council. He is a member of the Board of Taxation's Advisory Panel.
 
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Profile current at 23 Apr 2014

Wayne Healy CTA

Wayne Healy CTA

Wayne is the Managing Director of McGillivrays Fresh Expert Accounting. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and has been with McGillivrays Fresh Expert Accounting for over 22 years. Wayne advises business clients in commercial and taxation matters and has provided litigation support to a number of legal firms in Perth. Wayne's clients require business structuring advice both in Australia and overseas. Trust structures, their establishment, use and unravelling, forms a major part of Wayne's professional career. Wayne is the current Chairman of the Education Committee and a State Councillor. He sits on the National Education Committee and the Education Advisory Board for the Institute and is a Fellow of the Tax Institute. Wayne is also a Fellow of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.
 
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Profile current at 21 Aug 2012

Stephen Heath CTA

Stephen Heath CTA

Steve is a Partner in the Taxation & Revenue section of Wallmans Lawyers with his principal practice areas being superannuation and tax. He also works on general commercial matters with a focus on tax planning, business structuring and insurance. Steve is a member of The Tax Institute’s State Council and National Council.
 
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Profile current at 1 Nov 2012

Tim Neilson CTA

Tim Neilson CTA

Tim is a Special Counsel of Greenwoods & Freehills Pty Limited in Melbourne. Tim is a legal practitioner who practices primarily in the area of income tax and capital gains tax, generally for "large business and international" type clients, mainly in financing, major projects and M&A. He is a former State Chairman and current National Councillor of The Tax Institute, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Monash University Journal of Australian Taxation. He has published frequently in professional journals and spoken at professional organisation conferences and seminars and guest lectures in the University of Melbourne's Masters of Laws program.
 
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Profile current at 15 Aug 2013

Tracey Rens CTA

Tracey Rens CTA

Tracey is a Corporate & International Tax Partner at Deloitte. She has 18 years of cross-border M&A, international structuring and advisory experience. Tracey provides advice on all major areas of Australian tax including capital gains tax issues relating to acquisitions, divestments and restructures, loss management and integrity issues, repatriation matters, tax consolidation and IFRS. Tracey is also a member of the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation.
 
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Profile current at 9 Nov 2012

 

State councils

NSW State Council

Chairperson Andrew Noolan CTA
Louise Boyce CTA
Prof Graeme Cooper CTA
Kirsten Fish CTA
Marcus Leonard CTA
Scott McGill CTA
Judy Morris CTA
Rae Ni Corraidh CTA
Tracey Rens CTA
Ken Schurgott CTA-Life
Jerome Tse CTA
David Williams CTA-Life

QLD State Council

Chairperson Hayden Bentley CTA
Paul Banister CTA
Sarah Blakelock CTA
Stuart Cameron CTA
Ash Chotai CTA
Ian Conrad CTA
Peter Godber CTA
Stephen Healey CTA
John Ioannou CTA
Dr David Morrison CTA
Damian O'Connor CTA

SA State Council

Chairperson Paul Tanti CTA
Deputy Chairperson Michael Butler CTA
Scott Bryant CTA
Stephen Heath CTA
Brian Nimmo CTA
John O'Connell CTA
Tim Sandow CTA
Peter Slegers CTA
Ian Snook CTA
Sean Van Der Linden CTA
Nick Wilkins CTA
Ben Wilson CTA

TAS State Council

Chairperson Marg Marshall CTA
Paul Conde CTA
Kenneth Davey CTA
Ian Heywood CTA
Craig Leighton CTA
Luci Mills CTA
Deena Moroney CTA
Matthew Pawson CTA
Luke Richardson ATI
Darren Sheen CTA
Tania Triffitt CTA

VIC State Council

Chairperson Michael Selth CTA
Arthur Athanasiou CTA
Jeffrey Chang CTA
Craig Cooper CTA
Ian Dinnison CTA
Michael Flynn CTA
Stuart Glasgow CTA
Michael Jones CTA
Tim Neilson CTA
Meagan O'Connor ATI
Bernie O'Sullivan CTA
Robert Warnock CTA

WA State Council

Chairperson Jemma Sanderson CTA
Walter Gianotti CTA
Loreena Gillon CTA
Wayne Healy CTA
Nick Heggart CTA
Len Hertzman CTA
Bill Keays CTA
Matthew Popham CTA
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