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Board Members

Tax Practitioners Board members

Andrew Conway

Andrew Conway

Andrew Conway is Chief Executive Officer and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and has held senior executive positions within the accounting profession for more than 15 years. Prior to working with the IPA, Andrew was an Australian Government Treasury Ministry Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor. He also serves as Adjunct Professor at Deakin University Business School and co-founded the SME (Small-Medium Size Enterprises) Research Centre at Deakin University. Additionally, he serves on the Department of Foreign Affairs Ministerial Advisory Council on Free Trade Agreement Negotiations amongst other representative groups.

Andrew was appointed to the Board in March 2022. 
 

Craig Stephens

Craig has extensive tax experience, including most recently as the Managing Partner of BDO in Hobart. He is a registered tax agent and has been working in a business services and taxation role for over 40 years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has undertaken many forensic accounting and valuation reports and is a registered company auditor. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania.

Craig was appointed to the Board in October 2020.
 

Debra Anderson

Debra is a registered tax practitioner with extensive experience as a BAS agent and tax agent. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the National Tax and Accountants’ Association. She specialises in tax and technology for small business, has a Master of Business Administration and has worked extensively with the Australian Taxation Office on matters relating to tax practitioners and small business.

Debra was appointed to the Board in February 2019.
 

Judy Sullivan

Judy is Principal Solicitor at Judy Sullivan Consulting Pty Ltd. From 2013 to 2020 she was a tax partner at PwC in Sydney. Prior to this she was a tax partner at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney, and a senior tax lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Gilbert & Tobin and Ernst & Young. She has been a member of committees and working groups for the Law Council of Australia and the ATO, on the Advisory Committee to the Board of Taxation, and Deputy Chair of the ACT Gambling & Racing Commission. Judy holds degrees in Economics and Law from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.

Judy was appointed to the Board in October 2020.


Peter de Cure AM

Peter is a professional non-executive director. His experience in tax matters has developed over a 25-year career as a tax partner with KPMG, and as a registered tax agent for 16 years. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is a Member of the South Australian Government Remuneration Tribunal, Chairman of the Royal Flying Doctor Service SA & NT, Chairman of Wirra Wirra Vineyards and Chairman of the Gifford Hill Joint Venture and Gifford Hill Pty Ltd, Chairman of Accord Property Holdings Pty Ltd and the Accord Property Development Fund, a Director of the South Australian Fire & Emergency Commission, Variety the Children’s Charity SA, and advisory board Chairman of Tim Adams Wines.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide.

Peter was appointed to the Board in July 2017 and reappointed in October 2020.
 

Peter Hogan

Peter Hogan is a Chartered Accountant with over 50 years of experience. Peter began his career at the ATO before moving into the private sector and becoming a corporate tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He is on the Advisory Board of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, has served on the Boards of a number of listed public companies on the ASX and the Singapore Stock Exchange. Peter has also served as Deputy Chair of Villa Maria Catholic Homes Ltd, Director and Treasurer of Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) Ltd and is a former Board Chair of St Bernard’s College, Essendon. Peter currently serves on the Board of Don Bosco (Brunswick) Youth Foundation Inc.

Peter was appointed to the Board in August 2021.
 

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Steven Dobson

Steven Dobson is an experienced government board member and Financial Planner. He is the current Chair of Greyhounds WA and a Director with Dobson Financial Planning. Previous governance roles include ten years with the Small Business Development Corporation of WA as Chair and Board Member, Board Member of the Gaming and Wagering Commission of WA, Member of the ASIC Financial Advisers Consultative Panel and other board roles within the not for profit and sporting community. Steven is a former WA Police Officer, holding a Bachelor of Business from RMIT, a Master of Business Administration from Murdoch University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Steven was appointed to the Board in March 2022. 
 

Last modified: 20 June 2022