Noel joined the Institute in December 1994 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 1998. He is an experienced association executive having worked for a number of industry associations, the last being Aged Care Australia. He has previously been active in the Australian Society of Association Executives and completed the Graduate Certificate in Association Management at Monash Mt Eliza Business School in 1997. Prior to moving into association management Noel was an advisor to a Federal politician. As with past organisations, he represents the Institute on various industry forums and groups, and is currently a member of the Business Entry Point Consultative Group. He is also an active member of The Executive Connection, an international organisation of CEOs and Managing Directors.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
General Manager Education & Professional Standards
Ruth is the General Manager of Education and is responsible for the Events and Education Division of the Institute. She holds a Master of Adult Education and Training (UTS 1999) and a Master of Business (UTS 2005). Prior to joining the Taxation Institute of Australia in March 2005, Ruth's previous experience spanned educational roles in other membership organisations in the finance, investment, accounting and financial planning sectors. Since joining the Taxation Institute Ruth has overseen the development and implementation of the Institute's Structured Education Program.
General Manager Information Products
Alex Munroe is the General Manager of Information Products and is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Institute's publications and digital media. These include books, journals, subscriptions, websites and newsletters as well as the TaxLine Library Research Service. Alex manages a team of professionals comprising publishers, online product managers, editors, production management, designers, online developers and librarians who service our Members as well as the Institute's internal functions. She holds a BA (Hons) from the Australian National University, an MA from Sydney University and a Graduate Certificate in Management (AGSM). Alex has in excess of 20 years' experience in publishing, media and business strategy. Alex's previous roles have been in commercial publishing and product management for both Random House and Pan Macmillan Publishers. She has consulted to various small organisations on custom publishing initiatives and strategy development and implementation.
General Manager Marketing and Membership
Anna Mirzayan is the General Manager of Marketing and is responsible for the Institute's brand, marketing, PR, promotions, membership and Business Alliance Partners. Anna holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Diploma of Accounting and Direct Marketing and Digital Marketing Certificates from ADMA. Prior to joining the Tax Institute in November 2008, Anna's previous experiences spanned senior marketing roles with industry associations, higher education, vocational education, training organisations and prior to that having worked in the banking and property sectors.
Tax Policy and Research
Senior Tax Counsel
Robert is Senior Tax Counsel and heads the Tax Policy and Research team at The Tax Institute. Robert leads the Institute’s advocacy and research activities and is responsible for contributing to and influencing the development of federal and state tax policy and administration. Robert also represents the views and expertise of members to the media. Robert holds degrees in Law and Science from the Australian National University and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Finance and Administration
General Manager Finance and Administration
Kerryn is an experienced executive with extensive experience across a number of sectors. Previously she was the CFO at Kelly Services, and prior to that General Manager, Finance at the Clarius Group. Kerryn has significant experience managing not only the important finance function, but also IT, HR and Administration.
Sharon is a highly experienced General Manager, having led and managed national training businesses to achieve customer satisfaction and growth. Sharon has previously run her own business, and prior to that was General Manager, Training and Development at the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
National CPD Manager
Philippa Cardigan joined The Tax Institute as part of the NSW team at the start of 2012 and is now the National Professional Development Manager. She is responsible for the Institute's national CPD program including national and NSW events, national roadshows and online CPD. Philippa holds a BSc in Business and an MA from the UK. She brings with her a wealth of experience in events and production from the UK, including making programs for the BBC for six years at an independent production company.
Victoria State Manager
Queensland State Manager
Paula Quirk Russo joined the Tax Institute of Australia as State Manager for Queensland in 2009. Based in Brisbane Paula and the Queensland team are responsible for the State wide delivery of the Institute's core programs including education products and services, membership, tax technical and business development. Paula brings to the Institute a long and successful career in senior management roles with both industry associations and commercial enterprises.
South Australia State Manager
Angelika Hislop is the State Manager for the South Australian & Northern Territory Division of the Tax Institute and is responsible for ensuring the achievement of the Institute's strategic objectives at the State level in relation to education products and services, membership, tax technical and business development. Angelika joined the organisation in August 2006 following eight years with the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Her previous work experience encompasses relationship management, education & training, sales & marketing for various organisations in the Association, Further Education, Marketing, Hospitality and Medical industries.