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Permanent CEO appointed for The Tax Institute

Publication date: 05 Apr 18 | Source: THE TAX INSTITUTE


Following an extensive executive search process led by National Council, The Tax Institute today announced the confirmation of the appointment of Giles Hurst in the permanent role as CEO of The Tax Institute. Giles Hurst will be commencing in the role on 23 April 2018.

Giles comes to The Tax Institute 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 Westfield 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.

Tax Institute President, Tracey Rens, CTA says “With his diverse commercial experience, Giles will bring a fresh set of eyes to the organisation to deliver on our new vision and strategic initiatives. Giles is looking forward to meeting with members and working with committees and staff in the months ahead.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to personally acknowledge and thank our interim CEO Vince Lendrum, who has supported the business through this transition to new leadership.” said Ms Rens.


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