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The Tax Institute appoints rising tax star Julie Abdalla as Tax Counsel

Publication date: 21 Aug 20 | Source: THE TAX INSTITUTE

SYDNEY, 21 August 2020: The Tax Institute has announced the appointment of former Young Tax Professionals Committee Co-Chair and 30 Under 30 Award winner, Julie Abdalla as Tax Counsel.

Julie’s appointment builds on The Tax Institute’s already significant pool of tax technical expertise, in a time when the profession is facing unprecedented challenges. Her appointment will support the Institute’s goal of advocating for and supporting members as they operate in uncertain circumstances.

The Tax Institute’s Director, Tax Policy and Technical, Andrew Mills, said that Ms Abdalla brings to the table a fresh new perspective, which will be vital to the Institute’s work in shaping the future of the tax profession.

“Julie is highly credentialed and has been recognised among her peers and throughout the profession for her leadership and excellence in tax,” Mr Mills said.

“As The Tax Institute takes the lead on not only guiding practitioners through the current environment of shifting legislation but on shaping the future of our tax system, Julie brings her passion and depth of knowledge to an already formidable team.”

Ms Abdalla has been a member of The Tax Institute for over six years. In that time she has served as a Co-Chair of the Young Tax Professionals Committee and has been involved in the Women in Tax network, as part of the organising committee for the National Women in Tax Congress and as a panellist.

Following her completion of a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney, Julie commenced her tax career in the public service. She then moved to private practice in the corporate tax teams of Big 4 and top tier law firms in Sydney and Melbourne. Her expertise is in corporate and individual tax matters with a strong international tax focus. Julie has recently completed a Masters of Laws from the University of Melbourne, part of which was undertaken at the University of Oxford.

Most recently, Julie gained experience across the spectrum of UK taxes while working at an international law firm in London. She has been awarded a number of scholarships and awards including the International Bar Association Taxes Committee Scholarship and the 30 Under 30 Award in Tax.

“It is a privilege to be appointed to the role of Tax Counsel. I am excited to be joining The Tax Institute at such an interesting and challenging time in history. The tax landscape has evolved dramatically and I am committed to supporting members and the wider tax community to navigate these uncharted waters,” Ms Abdalla said.

Ms Abdalla commenced her role with The Tax Institute on Monday 17 August 2020.

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Emmerton – Media Contact, The Tax Institute
02 8223 0029

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