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Wayne Swan

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer

3 December 2007 - 27 June 2013

27 November 2012

Appointment of Chair to the Board of Taxation

Joint media release with
The Hon David Bradbury MP
Assistant Treasurer
Minister Assisting for Deregulation

The Gillard Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Teresa Dyson as Chair of the Board of Taxation.

Mrs Dyson will be appointed part-time for a two-year period and will start in January 2013.

Mrs Dyson will replace the current Chair of the Board, Mr Chris Jordan AO, who has recently been appointed as the Commissioner of Taxation.

Mrs Dyson has been a member of the Board since 2011, is a partner with Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) and provides tax advice on a wide range of matters to major corporate clients, financial institutions, governments and public authorities.

Mrs Dyson also has a significant charity and not-for-profit practice and is actively involved in consultation on a wide variety of new legislation.

Mrs Dyson has been acknowledged as a leading individual in tax by Chambers Global 2012 and Best Lawyers 2012 and was named 2011 Woman Lawyer of the Year from Women Lawyers' Association of Queensland.

The Board of Taxation is 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 Government congratulates Mrs Dyson on her appointment and thanks Mr Jordan for his contribution and leadership on the Board since its inception and for his service as Chair.