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  • Private Groups Stewardship Group

    The Private Groups Stewardship Group is one of the nine stewardship groups that comprise the ATO’s consultation framework.

    The Private Groups Stewardship Group:

    • consults on high-level, significant matters in relation to privately owned and wealthy groups, where the outcomes are considered to be in the national interest
    • provides opportunities to discuss the strategic direction of the tax and super systems – specifically, opportunities for improvements to its administration – and supports key relationships that reflect the broader community
    • membership comprises representatives from the ATO, key industry and representative bodies, tax professionals and privately owned groups
    • is co-chaired by the ATO and a rotational stewardship member.

    The Private Groups Stewardship Group works with us to improve the client experience for privately owned and wealthy groups, providing an effective and dynamic approach to community consultation and engagement as it relates to the design and administration of the tax and super systems by the ATO.

    The ATO consultation protocol underpins the ATO’s consultation framework arrangements.


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


    Group membership details are listed below.




    Tim Dyce (Chair), Private Wealth


    John Ford, Superannuation and Employer Obligations


    Kasey Macfarlane, Private Wealth

    Arnold Bloch Leibler

    Paul Sokolowski

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Michael Croker

    CPA Australia

    Greg Nielsen

    Deloitte Private

    Michael Gastevich

    Family Business Australia

    Wendy Foster

    Fox Private Group

    Garry Voigt

    Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills

    Andrew White

    Independent Member

    Paul Brassil

    Law Council of Australia

    Angela Lee

    Lowy Family Group

    John Fanning

    Oatley Family Group

    Peter Gillett

    PFD Foods

    Peter Cartsidimas

    PwC Private Clients

    Michael Dean

    Tax Bar Association

    Terry Murphy QC

    The Tax Institute

    Mark Molesworth

    Key messages

    Key messages from meetings held in the last three years are available below.

    Regular meetings

    Special briefings

    For prior key messages email and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 24 Sep 2020QC 48344