SYDNEY, 23 January 2023: The Tax Institute is excited to announce that well-known tax expert Marg Marshall, CTA, will serve as President of the Institute for 2023.
Marg is a key figure in the tax profession, with over 25 years’ experience in tax advisory at a technical level. She is currently a Partner at WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart and advises clients, from individuals to large entities, specialising particularly in transaction and structuring advice, capital gains tax, not-for-profit tax concessions and deceased estates.
Marg served as Vice President of The Tax Institute in 2022 and her appointment as President for 2023 continues a vision to see the not-for-profit organisation continue to invest in its members’ experience. Marg will serve a 12-month term as President.
Marg says, ‘As an SME practitioner, I have personally benefited from the education, resources and networks that membership with The Tax Institute has provided me. This is especially important to our members who don’t have the “big firm” resources at their disposal. This is where the Institute can provide real value to our members. 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.’
‘As our workplaces have become more digital, flexible and dispersed, many of us have looked more closely at our ambitions, wants and needs when it comes to work. As a professional association where members are our first priority, the Institute has a significant role to play in helping tax professionals navigate this. Whether by assisting them through an education journey, creating opportunities to establish a network or advocating for them on a policy level, we will continue to be a pillar of support for tax professionals.’
‘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.'
Marg has long been a supporter and contributor to the Institute community, as a regular presenter at events, chair of The Tax Summit Program Committee in 2022 and as a member of the Tasmanian State Council since 2013. New initiatives coming up under Marg’s presidency include the 2023 launch of Tax Academy micro credential learning and a new and improved experience in the Tax Knowledge Exchange database. 2023 also sees the return of popular Institute events including state Tax Forums around the country, the Financial Services Taxation Conference and National Infrastructure Conference.
Giles Hurst, CEO of The Tax Institute, says, ‘We’re delighted to welcome Marg to the role of President of The Tax Institute. 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. Marg has excellent tax technical experience and knowledge, and passionately demonstrates her support of the smaller practitioners across our tax community.
‘I am looking forward to Marg’s Presidency in 2023, as we continue to build the Institute into a household name for those in the tax profession, and indeed those outside of it. It’s going to be a big year, where we see the impact of investments made in prior years – an exciting time, with a true advocate of the profession at the helm, representing and supporting our members.’