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Board Members

Tax Practitioners Board members

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.

 

Greg Lewis

Greg is a tax adviser. He began his career as a graduate at KPMG, then moved to Ernst & Young, where he was promoted to the position of principal in the tax division. After returning to KPMG as a partner, Greg went on to become a consultant in tax at the law firm Minter Ellison. He has been a company director and chairman of various organisations, both public and private. He was Managing Director of specialist industrial fittings manufacturer Bayside Benders Pty Ltd, supplying the civil, electrical and telecommunications industries. He is a Committee Member of the Bellarine Bayside Committee of Management, and Executive Committee member of Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. He is a consultant to private companies on a wide range of technical and strategic matters. Greg holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters in Taxation.

Greg was appointed to the Board in December 2015 and reappointed in February 2019. Greg served as Acting Chair of the Board for periods in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

 

Jim Hawson

Jim is a registered tax agent and Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia. He works with small and medium-sized enterprises as a consultant and as a board member. Jim began his career at the Australian Taxation Office, before joining Hobart accountancy firm Garity Hurd and Partners in 1987. Jim joined the national accounting firm Investor Group (now Crowe Horwath) as a principal in 2003 and was a member of the Tasmanian management team until his retirement in 2015. Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania.

Jim was appointed to the Board in December 2015 and reappointed in February 2019.

 

Judy Sullivan

Judy is Principal Solicitor at Judy Sullivan Consulting Pty Ltd. From 2013-2020 she was Partner (Tax) at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney. This followed seven years as Partner (Tax) at King & Wood Mallesons Sydney. Prior to this she held various roles including Senior Associate (Tax) with Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Principal (Tax) Ernst & Young. She is currently a Member of the Revenue Law Committee and the Charities and Not-for-Profit Committee of the Law Council of Australia. She is also a Member of the ATO Not-for-Profit Stewardship Group and the Advisory Committee for the Board of Taxation. Judy holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (ANU) and a Master of Laws, University of Sydney. She was appointed to the Board in October 2020.

 

Julianne Jaques

Julianne is a barrister specialising in taxation, and has been a tax adviser for more than 25 years. She is a chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser and Tax Bar Association member. Formerly an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and a solicitor with Freehills, Julianne was also an adviser to the federal government during the GST and business tax reforms of 1999 to 2001. Julianne holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, and a Doctorate of Juridical Science from the University of Melbourne. She is also a member of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority and the Board of Taxation.

Julianne was appointed to the Board in December 2015 and reappointed in February 2019.


Peter de Cure

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 chairman of the Australian–American Fulbright Commission, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer Royal Flying Doctor Service, Central Operations, Chairman of Gifford Hill Joint Venture and Gifford Hill Pty Ltd, Director of Accord Property Holdings Pty Ltd and the Accord Property Development Fund, Variety, the children’s charity, and an advisory board member of Tim Adams Wines and Peter Cochrane Transport. 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.


Last modified: 21 October 2020