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TPB welcomes new Chair and Board appointments

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

TPB welcomes new Chair and Board appointments

Today the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, has announced the appointment of Board member, Mr Ian Klug AM, as the new Chair of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

Mr Klug has been a member of the Board since 2015 and replaces outgoing Chair, Mr Ian Taylor, who recently concluded two terms in the role.

A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Mr Klug was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to the business sector, economic development in Queensland, accountancy and the community.

In the role of TPB Chair, Mr Klug will continue to ensure that taxation services are provided in accordance with appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct.

‘Having been a Board member for the past three years, I feel very privileged to now be given the opportunity to chair the TPB,’ Mr Klug said.

‘I welcome the challenges of the role and will continue our work to protect consumers of tax services, and lead the TPB as an efficient and effective regulator of tax agents, BAS agents and tax (financial) advisers.’

Mr Klug thanked outgoing chair Mr Ian Taylor for his significant contribution to the TPB over the last six years.

Joining the TPB as a new Board member is Ms Debra Anderson, an experienced BAS and tax agent who specialises in tax and technology for small business.

Ms Anderson is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, The Tax Institute, and the National Tax and Accountants’ Association.

Mr Klug and Ms Anderson have each been appointed for three years and commenced their terms on 18 February 2019.

Current Board members Mr Greg Lewis, Dr Julianne Jaques and Mr Jim Hawson have been reappointed for a further three years while Ms Julie Berry, Mr Peter de Cure, and Ms Ria Sotiropoulos continue their existing appointments until July 2020.

About the Tax Practitioners Board

The Tax Practitioners Board regulates tax practitioners in order to protect consumers. The TPB aims to assure the community that tax practitioners meet appropriate standards of professional and ethical conduct.

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