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.
Tim Hoopmann is the principal of Spinn Business Solutions in Sydney. With a passion for helping small business use technology as a key enabler to increase productivity and decrease costs, he advises small business on business planning, cloud technology, sales, marketing and operations management. Tim is also a volunteer speaker for beyondblue.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Dorevitch is a CA and CTA with a Masters of Applied Taxation. Manager at A & A Tax Legal Consulting in Melbourne, Simon guides clients through complex corporate and international tax issues.
Changes to the R & D Tax Incentive – Early Stage Innovation Companies – Base Erosion and Profit Shifting – Multilateral Instrument – Implementation of the MLI – Indirect Tax Zone – Export of Goods – Incoterms – Services Connected With ITZ – Export of Services
Jeff Zulman is a pioneer of specialist cashflow lending in Australia. After reading law in Oxford and working for Goldman Sachs in London, Jeff turned serial entrepreneur, investing and exiting several successful ventures in Australia. In 2011 Jeff founded Trailblazer Finance with now almost $10 billion in underlying assets funding its loan portfolio – so far without a single default.
John Peterson is a business adviser for small to medium accounting and tax practices. As the founding director of Best Practice John has a 20 year track record of helping accountants and advisers achieve rapid growth and succession planning.
Tom Sargent is the Feeds Operations Manager at Class, driving innovation and growth in the delivery of data feeds, supporting Class’ technology leadership in this area. Tom has over 30 years of end-to-end experience in the finance industry including retail banking, funds management operations, wrap platforms and B2B data integration.
Melanie Dunn is the head of technical services at retirement specialists Accurium and a regular presenter at leading SMSF conferences. A Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia Melanie has over 10 years of superannuation experience and specialises in complex issues such as retirement modelling, pensions and segregation strategies.
Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle is an expert in commercial litigation, insolvency law and personal property securities law. A lot of his work involves offshore tax havens. Since 2003 Ben has represented a range of clients as an advocate in the NSW, Victorian, Queensland and Federal Courts and has acted on both sides in offshore entity disputes.