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Council & Committees

National council

Tracey Rens 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. 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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Peter Godber CTA

Peter Godber, CTA

Vice President

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 a past State Chair of The Tax Institute’s Queensland Division and is currently a member of the Institute’s National Council.

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David Earl

David Earl, FTI

David is a Partner in the PwC Australia tax practice with over 18 years of experience, specialising in International and M&A tax.

David's primary focus is advising Australian businesses investing offshore, as well as foreign businesses doing business and investing into Australia. During his time with PwC, David has also spent 3 years on secondment with the PwC Netherlands international tax group where he advised on Dutch and European tax matters.

David is currently also a member of the Victorian State Council, the Victorian Education Committee, and a former chair of the Victorian State Convention Organising Committee.

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Stuart Glasgow CTA

Stuart Glasgow, CTA

Stuart works at Lipins Partners Chartered Accountants in Melbourne. He has nearly 25 years of experience as a taxation specialist and commercial advisor for families and privately owned businesses. He has provided advice in all areas of taxation including capital gains tax, structuring of businesses for asset protection and succession planning, business restructures, trusts and corporate tax issues. He also provides tax and commercial transaction support services. Stuart is a National Councillor, Victorian State Councillor and is a member of Victorian Technical Committee, Chair of the National Convention Program Committee, Member of the National Convention Organising Committee, Chair of the National Membership Committee and Member of the Finance Committee.

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Len Hertzman CTA

Len Hertzman, CTA

Len is an Assistant Commissioner with the ATO, and works in the Tax Counsel Network. He is based in Perth. He was previously a tax partner at Ashurst and has worked as a tax lawyer for over 25 years in Australia and Canada. He is a member of the WA State Council of The Tax Institute.

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Margaret Marshall CTA

Margaret Marshall CTA

Marg is a Partner of WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart. She has over 25 years' experience in tax advisory at a technical level. Marg advises clients of all types from individuals to large, listed entities, specialising particularly in transaction and structuring advice, capital gains tax, not-for-profit tax concessions, and deceased estates. She has been a member of the Tasmanian State Council since 2011 and is immediate past State Chair. She is also a member of the Program Committee for National Convention. Marg has a strong interest in the not-for-profit sector and is Treasurer of Board of Colony 47. She is also a member and past Tasmanian regional councillor of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She regularly participates in tax law consultations and has presented for TTI and CAANZ in the past.

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Tracey Rens CTA

Tracey Rens, CTA

Tracey is a Corporate & International Tax Partner at Deloitte. She has 24 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.

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Tim Sandow CTA

Tim Sandow, CTA

Tim is a Tax Partner at KPMG leading the Adelaide Tax Group. He has over 25 years tax experience providing income tax related advice to a variety of private and large public companies as well as a variety of multi-nationals and specialises in tax consolidations, tax effect accounting, international tax, mergers and acquisitions and tax governance. He is a former State Chair of The Tax Institute's SA Division and has been actively involved in various committees of the Tax Institute since 1996.

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Jerome Tse CTA

Jerome Tse, CTA

Jerome Tse, CTA, is a Partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney, specialising in taxation disputes and litigation. Jerome advises multinationals, corporations and business owners on all aspects of Australian tax disputes from the pre-audit stage through to High Court litigation. He also guides clients through negotiations with revenue authorities, alternative dispute resolution processes, advance pricing agreements and mutual agreement procedures, and coordinates KWM’s global transfer pricing practice.

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Todd Want

Todd Want, CTA

Todd Want, CTA, 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.

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State councils

NSW State Council

Chairperson Eddy Moussa, CTA
Louise Boyce, CTA
Robert Campbell, CTA
Nidal Danoun, CTA
Glen Hutchings, FTI
Nick Maley, FTI
Scott McGill, CTA
Rae Ni Corraidh, CTA
Tracey Rens, CTA
Alison Stevenson, CTA
Jerome Tse, CTA
Todd Want, CTA
David Williams, CTA-Life

QLD State Council

Chairperson Paul Banister, CTA
Sarah Blakelock, CTA
Rosalie Cattermole, CTA
Ian Conrad, CTA
Peter Godber, CTA
Elizabeth Goli
Elizabeth Hardcastle, ATI
John Ioannou, CTA
Evan Last, CTA
Steve Lutz, CTA
Peter Nearhos, CTA
Trevor Pascall, CTA

SA State Council

Chairperson Brian Nimmo, CTA
Sean Van Der Linden, CTA
Alistair Hutson, CTA
Neil Oakes, CTA
Tim Sandow, CTA
Peter Slegers, CTA
Ian Snook, CTA
Sylvia Villios, CTA
Nick Wilkins, CTA
Ben Wilson, CTA

TAS State Council

Chairperson Darren Sheen, CTA
Paul Conde, CTA
Ian Heywood, CTA
Craig Leighton, CTA
Steve Manners, CTA
Marg Marshall, CTA
Luci Mills, CTA
Matthew Pawson, CTA
Luke Richardson, ATI
Tania Triffitt, CTA
Tracy Williams, CTA

VIC State Council

Chairperson Leanne Connor, CTA
Michael Charles, CTA
Craig Cooper, CTA
David Earl, ATI
Stuart Glasgow, CTA
Julianne Jaques, CTA
Michael Jones, CTA
Tim Neilson, CTA
Meagan O'Connor, ATI
Simon Tisher, CTA
Rob Warnock, CTA

WA State Council

Chairperson Nick Heggart, CTA
Daniel Fry, CTA
Loreena Gillon, CTA
Len Hertzman, CTA
Rick Hopkins, CTA
Bill Keays, CTA
Amanda Kearney, CTA
Jonathon Leek, CTA
Annette Morgan, CTA
Jim O'Donnell, CTA
Matt Popham, CTA
Modiesha Stephens, CTA

Past Presidents

1943-45: R.A. Irish

1945-48: A.W. Butterell

1948-50: G.S. Gilder

1950-52: C.M. Orr

1952-54: G.J. Dingle

1954-56: L.A. Langsworth

1956-58: L.C. Aynsley

1958-60: A.B. Cleland

1960-62: B.G. Cupit

1962-64: J.F. Bowne

1964-66: P.L. Crostwaithe

1966-68: F.W. Millar

1968-70: R.F. Hughes

1970-72: M.F. O’Loughlin

1972-74: I.R.L. Harper

1974-76: G.G. Blackwood

1976-78: B.H. Pascoe

1978-80: R.L. Bowra

1980-81: M.L. Robertson

1981-82: B.P. McCafferty

1982-84: W.H. Bratby

1984-85: D.G. Hill Q.C.

1985-86: I.V. Gzell Q.C.

1986-87: B.E. Blackall

1987-88: P.L. Williams

1988-89: K.J. Burges

1989-90: R.H. Buchanan

1990-91: J.G. Mann

1991-92: I. Langford-Brown

1992-93: D.J. Tucker

1993-95: D.G. Russell Q.C.

1995-96: P.J. Cowdroy

1996-97: J.R. Ilbery

1997-98: R.A. Gelski

1998-99: K.J. Spence

1999-00: G.S. Cooper

2000-01: R.L. Conwell

2001-02: A. McCleary

2002-03: B.J. Low

2003-04: G.J. Levy

2004-05: N. Earle

2005-06: J.W. de Wijn Q.C.

2006-07: A.V. Mills

2007: P. Moltoni

2008: S.K. Williamson

2009: J.D. Roberts

2010: D. Williams

2011: P.M. Murray

2012: K.D. Schurgott

2013: S.J. Westaway

2014: M.T. Flynn S.C.

2015: S.J. Healey

2016: A. Athanasiou

2017: M. Pawson

2018: T. Rens

2019: T. Neilson