• Large Business Liaison Group minutes - 17 November 2014

    Meeting details


    Canavan Conference Room

    Level 9 Room 713

    747 Collins Street, Docklands



    Monday 17 November 2014






    Frank Drenth, Executive Director, Corporate Tax Association


    Margaret Mahoney


    (02) 6216 8068


    ATO representatives

    Neil Olesen

    Second Commissioner Compliance Group

    Michael Cranston

    Deputy Commissioner, Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals

    Shane Reardon

    Deputy Commissioner Public Groups, Public Groups and International

    James O’Halloran

    Deputy Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Megan Yong

    Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Public Groups and International


    Rob Heferen

    Executive Director, Revenue Group, Treasury

    Business community representatives

    George Chenouda

    Tax Manager, Caltex

    Vanda Davis

    Director of Tax Australia, Ford Motor Company of Australia

    Frank Drenth

    Executive Director, Corporate Tax Association – Meeting Chair

    Elizabeth Ellet

    Head of Tax Australia, Lend Lease (attending on behalf of Paul Hooper, Group Head of Tax, Lend Lease)

    Craig Hespe

    Group General Manager, Taxation, Insurance Australia Group

    Trevor Hughes

    Managing Partner Business Tax Services, Ernst & Young (attending on behalf of Michael Johnston, Finance Director, Consolidated Press Holdings [‘G100’ representative])

    James Loughhead

    Head of Tax, Corporate and Institutional Tax, Westpac Banking Corporation (attending on behalf of Michael Barbour, General Manager, Westpac Banking Corporation)

    Premila Roe

    Head of Tax, Optus

    Pero Stojanovski

    Senior Economist, Business Council of Australia

    Dr Niv Tadmore

    Law Council of Australia

    David Watkins

    Partner, National Tax, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

    Robert Zizic

    Group Taxation Manager, IBM Australia & New Zealand

    Guest presenters

    Les De Wind

    Assistant Commissioner, Indirect Tax

    Jeff Stevenson

    Assistant Commissioner, Public Groups and International

    Leigh Chambers

    Project Manager, Public Groups and International

    Andrew Ditchfield

    Senior Director, Indirect Tax

    Tony Markesich

    Compliance Project Director, Public Groups and International

    Jonathan Woodger

    Deputy Chief Tax Counsel

    Malcolm Allen

    Assistant Commissioner, Public Groups and International

    Mark Tomlinson

    Senior Tax Counsel

    Julia Donohue

    Director, Hoffmann Donohue Pty Ltd (Facilitating discussion under Agenda Items 5 and 6)

    Michelle de Niese

    Assistant Director, Corporate Tax Association


    Margaret Mahoney

    Director, Public Groups and International, ATO


    Chris Jordan

    Commissioner of Taxation, ATO

    Michael Barbour

    General Manager, Westpac Banking Corporation

    Paul Hooper

    Group Head of Tax, Lend Lease

    Michael Johnston

    Finance Director, Consolidated Press Holdings (‘G100’ representative)

    Michael Lawry

    Tax Manager, Santos

    Karl Wood

    Chair, GST working group, Property Council of Australia

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