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Academic Governance

Education Quality Assurance Board

Chair

Professor Kerrie Sadiq CTA

Professor Kerrie Sadiq holds the position of Professor of Taxation in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology.

Kerrie’s primary areas of expertise are international tax, tax expenditures and capital gains tax. She is the co-editor of Australian Tax Review, an internationally recognised leading academic tax journal. She is author of publications in both Australian and International journals and edited books, including the Bulletin for International Taxation, Australian Tax Forum, Journal of International Tax, Canadian Tax Journal and the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy. She is the general editor and co-author of leading taxation texts used in universities throughout Australia.

Prior to joining Queensland University of Technology, Kerrie spent 20 years at The University of Queensland as a member of both their Law School and Business School.

Academic Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University (PhD)
  • Master of Laws, Queensland University of Technology (LLM)
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Queensland (LLB (Hons))
  • Bachelor of Commerce, The University of Queensland (BCom)
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Certified Practice Accountant (CPA), CPA Australia
  • Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), Tax Institute (Australia)
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Deputy Chair

Vacant

National Council Representative

Todd Want CTA

Todd is a Director in the Tax Services division at William Buck in Sydney, where he specialises in small-to-medium enterprise tax matters. Todd advises his clients on a broad range of tax issues, while he also provides specialist consulting services to accountants, lawyers, financial planners and other professionals in public practice to assist them in advising their clients. Todd is also a regular presenter for The Tax Institute at various conferences and events.

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholar with Distinction)
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of CPA Australia

Student Representative

Nathan Yii CTA

Nathan Yii CTA is an experienced structuring and estate planning lawyer in Australia. He is recognised as a leading Wills and Estates lawyer and an Estate Litigation Lawyer in Doyles’ Guide. He works with accountants, financial planners and other lawyers to achieve their clients’ structuring and estate planning objectives, with a focus on tax-effective solutions, asset protection, SMSF compliance and dispute resolution.

Nathan is a regular presenter in his areas of expertise and is also an adjunct lecturer and advisory committee board member for the Estate Planning Practice Specialisation in the Master of Laws program at the College of Law.

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Master of Laws (Taxation & Superannuation)
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
  • SMSF Specialist Advisor (SSATM) - SMSF Association

Member

Sarah Bernhardt CTA

Sarah is a tax lawyer and accountant with more than 30 years' experience as a tax practitioner. She was a Partner for more than 19 years in the tax group at Allens and is now a sole practitioner with expertise in corporate, international and employment taxation (including employee share schemes and executive remuneration).

Sarah is a member of the Law Council's Tax Committee and is also a former member of the advisory panel to the Board of Taxation.

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law, University of Queensland (B Com/LLB)
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)

Member

Domenic Carbone CTA

Domenic has been a full-time lecturer primarily in taxation law since joining The University of Adelaide. He lectures tax courses at both undergraduate and graduate level, as well as business law in the University's MBA Program.

His background in taxation law extends beyond academia and includes experience in both the private and public sectors. Prior to his appointment as a lecturer, Domenic was a Tax Manager with a "Big 6" accounting firm where he was mainly involved in the tax consulting, tax audit and indirect tax areas.

Domenic had previously worked for several years in the Australian Tax Office where he held a number of positions, including Legal Officer, Appeals and Review Officer and Personal Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation.

Academic Qualifications
  • LLM (Commercial)
  • GDLP
  • LLB
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)

Member

Rupert Cheong CTA

Rupert was a Corpus Christi student before graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Business Law, with honours in business Taxation.  He also completed the Master of Taxation at Curtin University with a high distinction average.

Rupert has an extensive accounting background of over 20 years, assisting his clients in a variety of practices including Deloitte, Moore Stephens and Grant Thornton Australia.  He owns and operates Alpha Accountancy Services, providing income tax and business services advice to businesses and high net wealth individuals.

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Double Major Accounting and Business Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Business Law
  • Masters of Taxation
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand
  • Fellow, Australian Society of CPA
  • Chartered Tax Advisor and Fellow, Taxation Institute of Australia

Member

Paul Conde CTA

Paul enjoyed a long career at the Australian Taxation Office before deciding his future lay in the law. He obtained his degree in Law with Honours at the University of Tasmania in 2006 and was admitted as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2007 and enrolled as a Practitioner of the High Court. He later returning to his alma mater as a sessional lecturer in Taxation Law.

In 2012, Paul moved to private practice where his focus is on providing advice to clients on taxation and administrative law, trust law, commercial law, consumer affairs and wills and estate planning.  He sees clients in Tierney Law’s Hobart and Sorell offices.

Paul serves The Tax Institute on its Tasmanian State Council and its Education and Quality Assurance Board.

Academic Qualifications
  • Com, University of Tasmania
  • LLB (Hons), University of Tasmania
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Tasmania
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)

Member

Andrew Sommer CTA

Andrew is a specialist in indirect taxation.  Andrew started in tax at a major accounting firm over 25 years ago and moved to Clayton Utz in 1998.  He was involved in GST implementation and has advised on all aspects of GST, including financial services, property, government and M&A. In addition, Andrew advises on FBT, land tax, payroll tax and transfer pricing matters.  He has been involved in a wide range of contentious matters across different taxes and different jurisdictions.  Andrew has taught masters courses in GST and has written numerous articles and papers on different aspects of the GST.

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Master of Laws, University of Sydney
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, High Court of Australia
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Fellow, Taxation Institute of Australia (FTIA)
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)

Member

Professor Robin Woellner CTA

Prof Robin Woellner is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at James Cook University and the School of Tax and Business Law at UNSW. Robin had previously been Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Law at WSU (then UWS), Foundation Dean of the College of Law and Business at WSU, and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Law, Business and the Creative Arts at JCU.

Robin has co/authored several books, presented numerous national/international conference papers and articles, as well as teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level on a wide range of topics.

Robin has served on various editorial panels, and held executive positions in universities, Business and Law Deans Councils, ALTA and similar bodies.

Academic Qualifications
  • BA, LLB, LLM (Hons), University of Sydney
  • Dip. Taxation (Dist) RMIHE
Professional Associations & Designations
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Law
  • Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)