12 December 2017

Foreign Investment Review Board appointment

Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison, today announced the appointment of Ms Teresa Dyson as a part-time member to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) for a five-year period.

The FIRB is a non-statutory body established in 1976 to advise the Treasurer on the Government’s foreign investment policy and its administration.

Ms Dyson is a senior taxation lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising on infrastructure transactions, financing, corporate tax issues, mergers and acquisitions, the not-for-profit sector and tax controversy matters.

Ms Dyson acts for major corporate clients, financial institutions and intermediaries, governments and public authorities and charities and not-for-profit organisations. She is a former Chair and member of the Board of Taxation. She has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Taxation (all from the University of Queensland) and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Michael D’Ascenzo AO for his contribution to the FIRB for the past five years. During his tenure he brought a valuable perspective on tax issues that helped shape the advice I received from the FIRB.

Ms Dyson is joined on the FIRB by the Chair, Mr David Irvine AO, Mr David Peever, Mr Patrick Secker, Ms Alice Williams and the Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM.