Reappointments of Part-Time Members to the Board of Taxation
I am pleased to announce the reappointments of Mr Keith James as a part-time member and Deputy Chair of the Board of Taxation (Board) for a two-year period from 1 July 2012 up to and including 30 June 2014 and Mr Anthony (Curt) Rendall and Ms Elizabeth Jameson as part-time members of the Board each for a two–year period from 1 July 2012 up to and including 30 June 2014.
"I would like to congratulate each of the reappointed members of the Board and I look forward to their continuing contribution to tax policy," said Mr Bradbury.
The Board was established in September 2000 as a non-statutory advisory body charged with contributing a business and broader community perspective to improving the design of taxation laws and their operation.
The Board consists of 10 members. Seven members of the Board are appointed by the Treasurer, each for a term of up to three years, on the basis of their personal capacity. It is expected that these members will be appointed from within the business and wider community, having regard to their ability to contribute at the highest level to the development of the tax system. There are also three ex–officio members - the Secretary of The Treasury, the Commissioner of Taxation and the First Parliamentary Counsel.
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Mr Keith James has been a member of the BoT since 2004 and has held the position of Deputy Chair since 2011. Mr James is a Partner at Hall & Wilcox Lawyers and a key figure in the tax advisory profession. Mr James has served as Chairman of the Public Accountants Committee, Victorian President and National Councillor and Chairman of the Taxation Centre of Excellence for CPA Australia.
Mr Anthony (Curt) Rendall has been a member of the BoT since 2010. Mr Rendall is currently a member of the Standard Business Reporting Board and was previously a member of the Dawson Review, Chairman of the Federal Government's Small Business Consultative Committee, Deputy Chairman of the New Tax System Advisory Board and an Associate Commissioner of the Productivity Commission. Mr Rendall has also been Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Small and Medium Enterprises Committee as well as a Member of the Small Business Development Corporation of New South Wales.
Ms Elizabeth Jameson has been a member of the BoT since 2010. Ms Jameson is a corporate/commercial lawyer by background. After 15 years in legal practice, in 2002 Ms Jameson established Board Matters Pty Ltd, a corporate governance consultancy and associated legal practice, Board Matters Legal. Ms Jameson's time is divided between her consulting work through Board Matters and a number of non-executive Directorships.