Show download pdf controls
  • Small Business Stewardship Group

    The Small Business Stewardship Group is one of nine ongoing stewardship committees operated by the ATO as a means of improving the client experience and the administration of Australia’s tax and super systems. It is not a decision making committee and its deliberations are not binding on the ATO.

    The Small Business Stewardship Group’s focus is on:

    • gaining insights into issues small businesses face
    • identifying opportunities to improve the tax and super system to make it easy to get things right and hard not to, through an understanding of the effects on the small business sector
    • being a conduit for information-sharing between the ATO and small businesses via engagement, education and communication within networks.

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

    Contact details

    The secretariat of the Small Business Stewardship Group can be contacted via email at SBSG@ato.gov.au

    Members

    Members are drawn from groups that represent or advise small businesses, including industry associations and peak bodies, or are small businesses themselves. Due to the size of the group, our focus is on ensuring membership represents a broad cross-section of Australian small businesses.

    Appointment to the Small Business Stewardship Group is at the discretion of the ATO. Membership is typically for a period of two calendar years.

    Members are expected to provide input at meetings on:

    • issues and processes affecting the small business sector in relation to the administration of tax and super
    • emerging issues or developments that may be of concern to small businesses in relation to meeting their tax and superannuation obligations
    • communication strategies and external networking opportunities to enhance engagement, education and communication with the small business community, and
    • any other issues, specifically requested by the ATO or raised by the group.
    ATO representative

    Title

    Representative

    Deputy Commissioner, Small Business

    Deborah Jenkins (Chair)

    Deputy Commissioner, Debt

    Robert Ravanello

    Deputy Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Tim Dyce

    Deputy Commissioner, Superannuation

    James O'Halloran

    Secretariat

    Virginia Lo Pilato

    Stakeholder and representative

    Stakeholder

    Representative

    Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

    Kate Carnell

    Department of Jobs and Small Business

    Peter Cully

    Treasury

    Bede Fraser

    Australian Veterinary Association

    Michael McKeand

    Business Enterprise Centres Australia Ltd.

    Graham Baxter

    Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

    Susan Franks

    Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA)

    Peter Strong

    Direct Selling Association of Australia Inc

    Gillian Stapleton

    EOA

    Paul Mather

    Indigenous Business Australia

    Wally Tallis

    Motor Traders Association of Australia

    Richard Dudley

    Real Estate Institute of Australia

    Jock Kreitals

    Restaurant & Catering Industry Association

    James Coward

    Small Business Operator

    Deborah Cook

    Small Business Operator

    Maree Petersen

    Small Business Operator

    Michelle Size

    Small Business Operator

    Tony Sama

    Minutes

    Minutes of meetings are available below.

    For prior minutes or key messages, email consult@ato.gov.au and specify what you require.

    Last modified: 11 Jul 2018QC 43725