13 October 2023, SYDNEY: The Tax Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Treatt, CTA, as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective from 16th October 2023.
Scott has served as the General Manager, Tax Policy and Advocacy, leading the Institute’s tax technical team for the past three years. During that time, Scott has proactively grown the bench strength of the Institute’s Tax Policy and Advocacy team, implemented an overhaul of committees to make them more effective representation for members and driven an increasing influence in policy and advocacy spaces. Scott is a Chartered Tax Advisor and has been a member of the Institute for over 20 years, practising as a tax specialist since 1997, with experience in large 2nd tier and Big 4 accounting firms as well as Government.
The Tax Institute’s Acting-CEO, Clare Mazzetti, said, ‘We embarked on the process of appointing a new CEO with the knowledge that it is vital we have a leader who understands our membership, our mission and our profession. After a vigorous 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.’
‘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.’
The Tax Institute’s President, Marg Marshall, CTA, said, ‘The Board and I feel confident that our members are in good hands with Scott at the helm. He has already demonstrated his leadership qualities and commitment to our organisation in his role as General Manager, Tax Policy and Advocacy. He is an excellent choice to lead our organisation further.’
Scott said, ‘I am delighted and honoured to accept the position of CEO of The Tax Institute. Having been a member of the Institute for the majority of my career, I understand the importance of tax education and the significant value of this incredible community.’
‘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. 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 lawmakers, to educate government on consequences of their decisions across the profession and within the tax system. This includes a focus on the 65% of our members operating in the SME and microbusiness sectors.’
The Tax Institute has recently invested in a number of projects which drive future value for its 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.
For more information, or to arrange an interview with Scott, please get in touch. In his capacity as CEO, Scott will be available for media commentary on topics including tax policy, the tax and transfer system and tax reform.