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Council & Committees

National council

Peter Godber CTA

Peter Godber, CTA


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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Jerome Tse CTA

Jerome Tse, CTA

Vice President

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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Paul Banister CTA

Paul Banister, CTA

Paul is a Partner at Grant Thornton leading the Tax division in Brisbane. He has over 30 years’ experience working with clients in an array of industries to help them navigate through complex and potentially risky tax and commercial issues. His expertise includes domestic and international tax planning, transaction advisory and support, superannuation structuring and advice, succession planning and estate planning.

Paul is also a member of the Queensland State Council and is a past State Chair.

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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

Marg 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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Eddy Moussa CTA

Eddy Moussa, CTA

Eddy is a partner in the PwC Tax Controversy team. He provides legal advice to mainly multinational clients on taxation matters (including anti-avoidance), and supports clients in resolving disputes with the Australian Taxation Office. This work involves assisting clients under audit or investigation. Eddy also leads alternative dispute resolution processes, briefs counsel and provides anti-avoidance opinions.

Eddy is also a member of the NSW State Council.

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Tracey Rens CTA

Tim Neilson, CTA-Life

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 President, 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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Tim Sandow CTA

Tim Sandow, CTA

Tim is an experienced tax professional with 25 years in the ‘Big 4’, he provides income tax related advice to a variety of private and large public companies as well as multi-nationals. In particular, Tim has advised many companies on mergers & acquisitions, tax governance, corporate tax, international tax, and employment tax issues, always maintaining a focus on practical commercial advice. One of Tim’s key skills is understanding complex tax issues and communicating these in a practical way enabling CFO’s, Boards and Business Owners to focus on the key opportunities and risks when making business decisions. Tim is currently the SA representative on National Council of The Tax Institute.

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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 Rae Ni Corraidh, CTA
  Louise Boyce, CTA
  Robert Campbell, CTA
  Glen Hutchings, FTI
  Nick Maley, FTI
  Scott McGill, CTA
  Eddy Moussa, CTA
  Alison Stevenson, CTA
  Jerome Tse, CTA
  Todd Want, CTA

QLD State Council

Chairperson Evan Last, CTA
  Justin Byrne, CTA
  John Ioannou, CTA
  Joanne Casburn, Fellow
  Paul Banister, CTA
  Peter Godber, CTA
  Steve Lutz, CTA
  Peter Nearhos, CTA
  Katherine Patel, Fellow
  Trevor Pascall, CTA
  Kim Reynolds, CTA

SA State Council

Chairperson Peter Slegers, CTA
Vice-Chairperson Nick Wilkins, CTA 
  Alistair Hutson, CTA
  Suzanne Mackenzie, CTA
  Brian Nimmo, CTA
  Neil Oakes, CTA
  Sean Van Der Linden, CTA
  Tim Sandow, CTA
  Sylvia Villios, CTA
  Simon Haines, FTI

TAS State Council

Chairperson Ian Heywood, CTA
Vice-Chairperson Paul Conde, CTA
  Simon Clark, CTA
  Craig Leighton, CTA
  Steve Manners, CTA
  Marg Marshall, CTA
  Sophie Poke, ATI
  Matthew Pawson, CTA
  Darren Sheen, CTA
  Tania Triffitt, CTA

VIC State Council

Chairperson Fiona Knight, CTA
Vice-Chairperson  Aaron Fitchett, CTA
  Michael Charles, ATI
  Leanne Connor, CTA
  David Earl, FTI
  Stuart Glasgow, CTA
  Frank Hinoporos, CTA
  Tim Neilson, CTA
  Meagan O'Connor, ATI
  Dioni Perera, FTI
  Simon Tisher, CTA
  Cristina Wolters, CTA

WA State Council

Chairperson Bill Keays, CTA
Vice-Chairperson Modiesha Stephens, CTA
  Dudley Elliot, CTA
  Ross Forrester, CTA
  Daniel Fry, CTA
  Nick Heggart, CTA
  Len Hertzman, CTA
  Annette Morgan, CTA
  Rachael Munro, CTA
  Juanro, Prinsloo, CTA
  Lauren Jones,CTA 
  Jonathon Leek, 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