12 November 2012: The Tax Institute welcomes the appointment of Chris Jordan AO as the new Commissioner of Taxation.
Ken Schurgott, President of The Tax Institute, said: “We welcome this fresh injection of private sector experience at the helm of the ATO, one of the largest and most significant Australian Government agencies.
“We hope this appointment will strengthen existing ties with the private sector throughout the many ATO functions - including taxpayer and tax agent services, tax policy development and consultation.
“Mr Jordan's many years of service on the Board of Taxation are evidence of his ability to bring significant private sector expertise to bear on tax administration and policy.
“We hope Chris Jordan's appointment will import significant private sector management learnings into ATO operations.
“We will note with interest how his appointment will fit into the ATO leadership and governance jigsaw puzzle.”
The Tax Institute looks forward to continuing our long-standing and productive relationship with Mr Jordan in his new role as the Commissioner of Taxation.
For more information contact:
- Robert Jeremenko, Senior Tax Counsel, The Tax Institute, 0468 987 300
- Dylan Malloch, Sefiani Communications Group, 0407 620 613