• Large Business Stewardship Group

    The Large Business Stewardship Group is one of the eight stewardship groups that comprise the ATO’s consultation framework.

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

    The Large Business Stewardship Group:

    • consults on high-level, significant matters where the outcomes are considered to be in the national interest
    • provides opportunities to discuss the strategic direction of the tax system – 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, and large business
    • is co-chaired by the Corporate Tax Association and the ATO.

    The Large Business Stewardship Group will work to provide an effective and dynamic approach to community consultation and engagement in relation to the design and administration of the tax system by the ATO.

    Contact details

    To contact the secretariat of the Large Business Stewardship Group, email LBSG@ato.gov.au.


    Membership – guiding principles

    • Membership of stewardship groups will reflect the broader community with which the ATO seeks to consult, and each group will comprise representatives from different sectors of the community.
    • Membership of any consultation group is at the discretion of the relevant stewardship group chairs and is subject to the relevance of a stakeholder’s knowledge and expertise of the subject matter, and their potential to contribute to outcomes that are in the national interest.
    • Items that satisfy the selection criteria for consideration are to be researched and developed prior to being presented by a member to the group for consultation.
    • Membership is for a term of two years. Members may be reappointed for a further term of two years at the discretion of the stewardship group chairs.




    Business Council of Australia

    Pero Stojanovski

    Corporate Tax Association

    Michelle de Niese

    Law Council of Australia

    Dr Niv Tadmore

    Property Council of Australia

    John Avery

    Big 4 Representative

    Andrew Woollard (EY)

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia

    Gavin Marjoram


    John Ciardulli

    Seek Limited

    Gary Elvin

    Australian Super

    Bevan Grace


    Abs Osseiran

    Cochlear Limited

    Kimberley Simpson

    ‘Group of 100’ representative

    Andrew Porter, Australian Foundation Investment Co.

    BHP Billiton Pty Ltd

    Premila Roe

    Origin Energy

    Tony Principe


    Geofrey Fooks

    Federal Treasury

    Maryanne Mrakovcic

    Board of Taxation

    Karen Payne




    Second Commissioner, Client Engagement Group

    Neil Olesen

    Deputy Commissioner, Public Groups and International

    Jeremy Hirschhorn

    Deputy Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Tim Dyce

    Assistant Commissioner, Public Groups and International

    Megan Yong

    Secretariat (administrative support)

    Julie Lee


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

    To get other minutes for this group, email consult@ato.gov.au and specify what you require. We will acknowledge your request within one working day and provide the requested minutes within five working days.

    Last modified: 28 Feb 2017QC 43723