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  • GST Stewardship Group

    The GST Stewardship Group encompasses a business, academic and broader community perspective on the operation and sustainability of GST.

    The GST Stewardship Group membership encompasses a business, academic and broader community perspective. This provides not only views on the operation and sustainability of GST, but also offers insights into the quality and effectiveness of the GST system as it may influence our administration and future policy related considerations.

    All members possess a current understanding of the GST system in operation which enables fruitful discussions in the national interest. They have a commitment to improving the administration and operation of the goods and services tax system into the future.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins our consultation framework arrangements.

    Contact details

    The secretariat of the GST Stewardship Group can be contacted by email at


    List of members and organisations



    Tim Dyce (co-chair)
    Deputy Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Kelly Canavan
    Assistant Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Gordon Brysland
    Senior Tax Counsel

    Australian Taxation Office

    Susan Bultitude


    Giles Wilmer

    States and Territories

    Kevin O'Rourke (co-chair)

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

    Ken Fehily
    Principal, Fehily Advisory

    CPA Australia

    Bastian Gasser
    Partner, Minter Ellison

    The Tax Institute (TTI)

    Paul Suppree
    Assistant Director

    Corporate Tax Association (CTA)

    Chris Plakias
    Head of Tax, Westpac Bank

    Australian Bankers Association (ABA)

    Andrew Sommer
    Partner Clayton Utz

    Law Council of Australia

    Andrew Howe
    Director, Greenwoods & Freehills Pty Ltd

    Property Council of Australia (PCA)

    George Nikolaou
    Manager GST, WET & Excise

    Coles Finance

    Professor Michael Walpole
    Deputy Head, School of Tax & Business Law

    University of New South Wales


    Minutes of meetings held in the past three years are available.

    For prior minutes or key messages, email and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 26 Nov 2018QC 43730