Bruce Quigley CTA
Bruce Quigley CTA has been Senior Advisor with The Tax Institute since April 2015. He assists in the preparation of submissions to the government, Treasury, Board of Tax, Tax Practitioners Board and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in relation to various tax and superannuation issues.
Bruce has over 40 years’ experience in tax administration, culminating in seven years serving as Second Commissioner of Taxation, the second most senior position in the ATO. He has extensive experience in providing senior leadership and strategic direction in the fields of taxation compliance, interpretation, policy and law design. Bruce led the ATO team that worked with Treasury and the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in the development of Australia’s Goods and Services Tax legislation and had a leading role in its implementation, particularly in the drafting of Rulings and other interpretative advice. Bruce is highly regarded nationally and internationally for his tax technical ability, including his whole of code understanding of tax systems.
Since retiring from the ATO in December 2013, Bruce has undertaken a number of policy, diagnostic and technical assistance missions in a number of countries as a Revenue Advisor for the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.
Bruce has degrees in accounting and law and has been admitted as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Current at 11 February 2016
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Michael Evans CTA
Michael is a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne where he conducts GST principles subject in the university’s Masters level tax courses. Michael works as a sole practitioner providing tax design and legislation advice to Governments both inside and outside of Australia. Michael served more than 20 years as a Partner of KPMG specialising in both direct and indirect taxes, retiring from the partnership in December 2009. Prior to his KPMG career he worked with the ATO for 17 years during which time he was part of the legislative design team for the NZ and Australian GST and the Australian imputation reforms of company tax.
Current at 10 February 2016
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