Peter Bobbin

Peter Bobbin is a solicitor and senior principal of Argyle Lawyers, focusing on tax advice, tax litigation and succession as well as superannuation, trust and estate planning. In the early stages of his speaking career he used to be introduced as the ‘Tax Doctor of Death’. Peter can trace his super skills back to 1985 when not many were working in this area yet.

SIS Act NANIITAA 97 NANIITAA 97 NANE

Mark Holton

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.  

Business Advisory 

Gordon Mackenzie

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. 

Labor’s Proposed Tax and Super Changes – Death Benefits – SIS v Tax Dependants 

Daniel Butler

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.

SMSF SuccessionBinding Death Benefit Nominations      

Mark Pizzacalla

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. 

Board of TaxationReview of Small Business Tax Concessions          

 

Michael Walpole

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.

Taxation of GoodwillEthics and TaxMaster of Taxation

 

Ron Lesh

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.

Events Based Reporting TurnaroundThe Story of BGL – Accountants’ Exemption

Kevin Bungard

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.

How Data Feeds WorkThe Story of ClassClass SMSF Benchmark Report December 2017Class SMSF Benchmark Report June 2018 – SMSF Performance

Scott Treatt

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. 

Debt or Equity  

 

Paul Mackenroth

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.

Elements of a Trust – Duties of Trustees – Set Up a Discretionary Trust – Revocable Trusts – Trust Structure – Family Trusts Elections – Taxation of Trusts Div 6 ITAA36 – Trust Income Streaming

Meg Heffron

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.

 When a Member DiesTRIS to Retirement Phase – Bring-Forward Rule

Bob Deutsch

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.

The Great DebateProperty vs Shares – Medicare Levy 

Clint Harding

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. 

Australia’s Tax Residency Rules are Broken

 

Aaron Walters

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.

Trademarks 

Adrian Bailey

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.

New Basic Conditions When Selling Shares or UnitsSmall Business CGT ConcessionsCGT Rollovers When Restructuring

Ian Taylor

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. 

Register as a Tax PractitionerTax Practitioners BoardCode of Professional ConductCPE 

John Saunders

As part of the The Pittwater PartnershipJohn 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.

Aged Living – Financing Aged Living – Age Pension 

Peter Adams

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.

Div 7a LoansDiv 7a PaymentsDiv 7a Debt Forgiveness

Bradley Beer

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’

Property Depreciation

 

Christine Ecob

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.

Electronic Signatures