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Leadership team

 

 

Giles Hurst

Giles Hurst

CEO

Giles has diverse commercial experience with an international career spanning almost 30 years, with leadership experience gained across European and Asian markets. He spent 10 years based in London with American Express where he led payments and travel related businesses, before moving to Australia in 2004 to help the Australian and New Zealand business navigate regulatory changes in the payments landscape. He then enjoyed working at Westfields as Head of Retail and Business, followed most recently in senior executive roles at Thomson Reuters, where he gained a keen appreciation for the Tax, Legal and broader Professional Services environments.

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Kerryn Divall

Kerryn Divall

General Manager Finance and Administration

Kerryn joined the Institute in 2013 and manages the essential support functions of finance, IT and membership services. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UNSW) and is a CPA. Kerryn is an experienced executive with extensive experience across a number of sectors including Financial Markets, IT, Recruitment and now, Not for Profit. Previously, she was the CFO at Kelly Services ANZ (a global fortune 500 company), and prior to that General Manager, Finance at the Clarius Group (an ASX listed international company).

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Sharon Kells

Sharon Kells

General Manager State Operations

A people focused, passionate and commercially astute leader, Sharon has extensive experience in driving the strategic direction and operational management of national training businesses. Sharon has previously run her own change management business and prior to that was the General Manager, Training & Development at the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Leanne Carter

Leanne Carter

Leanne joined The Tax Institute in 2015 and leads the NSW and ACT operations. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in the accounting profession having worked for both Big-4 and mid-tier accounting firms. Leanne also has extensive experience in event production and delivery, marketing, sponsorship and business development having also worked for professional membership bodies, CPA Australia and ARITA. Prior to taking on the position of State Manager with The Tax Institute, Leanne held the position of National Event Manager.

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Craig Spurr

Craig Spurr

Craig joined the Tax Institute in 2017 and leads the SA, NT and TAS operations; working alongside a number of dedicated member committees to deliver the core professional development programs, member services and recruitment, technical advocacy and general business development for the Tax Institute.

He brings to the Institute over 20 years of general, contract, business/professional development, and relationship management experience in roles in industry associations, state/federal government and hospitality.

He holds a Bachelor of Management from the University of SA.

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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Brian joined The Tax Institute in 2015 and leads the VIC and WA operations. He brings over 20 years of relationship management, business development and marketing experience in European, US and Australian markets, in a variety of sectors including association management accounting, financial services, tourism and agribusiness. Prior to joining The Tax Institute, Brian most recently worked in senior business development roles with Perpetual Private and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia. Originally from Ireland, he is a graduate of University College Dublin's Graduate Business School where he gained a Master of Business Studies and a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Business Studies. He also has a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees. He is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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