Mark Holton of Smithink over 30 years’ experience as an accountant and tax agent and consults accountants in the implementation and delivery of business advisory services using structured systems and software. Mark is a regular and very entertaining speaker, trainer and facilitator at accounting events in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK.
Gordon Mackenzie is a lawyer, superannuation tax specialist and senior lecturer in the School of Taxation & Business Law at UNSW with extensive experience in corporate tax and superannuation. A former President of Taxpayers Australia and Deputy Chair of the IFSA Tax Committee, Gordon is now a Director at ICAA and CPA.
Daniel Butler is an SMSF laywer and director of DBA Lawyers in Melbourne. With over 30 years of experience in tax and superannuation, Daniel is a Specialist SMSF Advisor and CTA. A committee member at the ATO, The Tax Institute, CA ANZ and Law Institute of Victoria, Daniel presents and publishes extensively and lectures at Melbourne University in its Master of Laws program.
A partner at BDO in Melbourne and a member of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Technical Committee, Dr Mark Pizzacalla has been a member of the Board of Taxation since 1 January 2015. With a PhD about the taxation of SMEs in Australia, Mark is one of the few tax practitioners whose work has been cited in Australia’s Parliament.
Michael Walpole is a professor and the Head of School at the School of Taxation and Business Law in the UNSW Business School. He is an International Research Fellow at Oxford University and in 2012 was a Visiting Professor at the OECD. Michael is a frequent presenter and has authored many articles, chapters and books on taxation.
Ron Lesh is the managing director of BGL Corporate. Ron joined BGL in 1989 and since then has led BGL through an amazing journey of growth and transformation. BGL currently holds a large share of the SMSF administration software market.
Kevin Bungard is the CEO of Class. A highly regarded industry expert in cloud technology systems, Kevin has over 30 years of experience developing software solutions and applying technology in the Australian financial services and superannuation administration industries.
Scott Treatt is a partner at Pitcher Partners in Sydney. A tax specialist advising corporate groups and SME clients since 1997, Scott is a key advisor on major domestic and international restructures and transactions as well as tax issues within financial models and provisions.
Paul Mackenroth is a senior associate and trust lawyer at Cleary Hoare in Brisbane with a focus on trusts for asset protection and estate planning. A former detective with the Queensland Police, Paul is a popular presenter and public speaker at industry and client events.
Meg Heffron is a director of Heffron SMSF Solutions and a sought after voice around technical SMSF issues. An actuary by training and a former principal at Mercer, Meg has over 25 years of SMSF experience. A popular presenter and columnist, Meg is a recognised leader in the SMSF industry.
Bob Deutsch is the Senior Tax Counsel at The Tax Institute and taught tax over two decades at the UNSW as Professor in Taxation. A former Deputy President of the AAT, Bob is an ongoing contributor to the Thomson Reuters Australian Tax Handbook and a sought-after voice in the industry.
Clint Harding leads the taxation practice at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Sydney and focuses on corporate and international tax as well as taxation of financial instruments and transactions. Clint is the author of numerous tax articles, a regular presenter and a committee member at The Tax Institute and the Law Council of Australia.
Aaron Walters is a Hearing Officer for Trade Marks at IP Australia, appointed in November 2017. Before commencing as a Hearing Officer, Aaron spent 5 years working as a Trade Marks Examiner and Coach for trainee examiners. Aaron’s background in law and career at IP Australia has seen him acquire a detailed understanding of trade mark matters relating to examination and disputes.
Adrian Bailey is a Principal of Cleary Hoare in Sydney and Perth. A Chartered Tax Adviser with a Master of Taxation, Adrian has worked in various committees and working groups of The Tax Institute and Board of Taxation. Adrian particularly enjoys optimising a client’s structure for business, estate and succession planning purposes.
Ian Taylor is Chair of the Tax Practitioners Board, appointed in January 2013. Ian was a tax partner with KPMG in Melbourne for 21 years, as well as a senior lecturer at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Ian is a registered tax agent with over 40 years of experience and a Fellow of CPA Australia and CA ANZ.
As part of the The Pittwater Partnership, John Saunders provides financial and specialist advice around residential care options from retirement villages over home care to residential aged care. John is a certified Financial Planner and fellow of FINSIA.
Peter Adams is the principal of Augmentors in Sydney and a captivating public speaker. Having held senior tax positions with KPMG, PWC, BNP-Paribas and Chase Manhattan, Peter regularly talks at professional association events about current tax issues.
Bradley Beer is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and the CEO of BMT Tax Depreciation. Having joined BMT in 1998, Bradley became a Director in 2002, Managing Director in 2012 and CEO in 2015. Bradley is a highly sought after speaker at national property events and conferences and a regular guest host on Sky News Real Estate ‘Your Property Empire’
Christine Ecob is an intellectual property and technology lawyer at Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) advising and representing clients in complex intellectual property issues and disputes. Some disputes for multinational corporations have taken Christine all the way to the Federal Court and High Court of Australia.
Jim Hennington is the CEO and founder of the Accountants Scaled Advice Platform (A.S.A.P) with a successful track record of building financial software solutions. Jim is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Actuaries having held a long list of senior roles in software development projects for HSBC, Challenger Life, Scottish Widows and Accurium.