The Tax Summit

Meet our Event Ambassadors

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Marg Marshall, CTA

Program Committee Chair

“We all at some point feel isolated in our practice, but you don’t have to battle it out alone.”

Marg Marshall CTA, Program Committee Chair of The Tax Summit and Partner at WLF Accounting and Advisory, discusses why this event is the ultimate opportunity to share your stories from the tax front line with like-minded professionals and solve common problems together.

Read Marg's article HERE.


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Tim Neilson, CTA

Special Counsel, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills


“The networking possibilities are endless at The Tax Summit, with professionals from many industries at different stages of their career who gather during this one special event.”

The Tax Institute's former President, Tim Neilson, CTA and Special Counsel at Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne reveals why #TheTaxSummit is the perfect opportunity to take your career to the next level.

Read Tim's blog posts HERE.

Watch his other videos below.



Peter Godber, CTA

President, The Tax Institute 

“A one-stop-shop for everything young tax professionals need to know.”

The Tax Institute’s CEO Giles Hurst speaks with President Peter Godber, CTA about why Heads of Tax should be encouraging the young professionals in their tax teams to attend #TheTaxSummit this year.



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Denis Yeo, FTI

Principal, Mudgee Tax & Accounting 

“I also wish to thank The Tax Institute’s CEO, Giles Hurst and all at The Tax Institute community for this opportunity to discuss these timely issues as The Tax Summit nears.”

Denis Yeo, FTI , Principal at Mudgee Tax & Accounting speaks to The Tax Institute ahead of #TheTaxSummit to discuss the hot topics and challenges facing SMEs, and highlights the timeliness of the educational sessions and themes.

Read the full article HERE.




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Arthur Athanasiou, CTA Life

Partner at Thomson Geer


“This year's event promises to be the pinnacle of thought leadership in the tax profession in this country.

Arthur Athanasiou, CTA Life, Partner at Thomson Geer reveals SME challenges ahead of The Tax Summit in his recent interview with The Tax Institute. From top-hatting to tackling Division 7A changes, the tax and accounting profession is facing significant challenges ahead. 

Read his thought-provoking article HERE.

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Alison Stevenson

Tax Adviser, Matrix Norwest


"By solving common problems together, we can understand the changes faster, and in turn, be able to solve our client's challenges more effectively."

Alison Stevenson, Tax Advisor at Matrix Norwest, reveals what she sees as the important issues facing practitioners who work with SMEs, and why she believes #TheTaxSummit is critical for any forward-thinking professional who wants to be across the latest critical tax issues affecting their practice.

Read her article HERE.

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Todd Want, CTA

Director – Tax Services
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“The event is on a whole new level, and I think the program itself is like nothing that people in the world of tax have ever seen in Australia."

Todd Want, CTA, Director – Tax Services at William Buck is really looking forward to #TheTaxSummit, and says the hardest decision will be which sessions to attend.

Read Todd's article HERE.

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Senior Tax Trainer at TaxBanter

“What is certain is that artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to progress within the realms of tax.”

Robyn Jacobson, CTA, and Senior Tax Trainer at TaxBanter discusses the role and impact technology will play in the tax profession now and into the future. She will be an integral part of The Tax Summit’s showcase interactive Q&A session, ‘Tax with 2020 Vision.’

Read her article HERE.

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Partner at Brown Wright Stein Lawyers


"The tax implications of rental property is a regular area of practice for all practitioners, especially as momentum continues to grow in the holiday property ‘gig economy’."

Matthew McKee, FTI and Partner at Brown Wright Stein Lawyers, sits down with us to explore what he sees as the key issues and challenges ahead of his session at The Tax Summit.

Read his article HERE.

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Angelina Lagana, Partner at KPMG LawAngelina Lagana, CTA

Partner at KPMG Law


“What I like about the Summit is that there is something to cover every industry and every taxpayer, from small to medium, all the way through to topics tailored for the large and multinational taxpayers and advisors.”

Angelina Lagana, CTA, Tax Dispute Resolution and Controversy Partner in KPMG Law delves deeper into the practical workshop she will be delivering at The Tax Summit, and explains what it is about this event that stands out to her compared to others previously attended.

Read the article HERE.

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Paul Banister, CTAPaul Banister, CTA

Partner, Grant Thornton


“There's always a practical takeaway from every session. I anticipate the learnings will be quite profound and you’ll learn to change the way you approach things.”

Paul Banister, CTA, Partner at Grant Thornton, discusses the issues every tax practitioner should consider in order to ‘future-proof’ their professional practice ahead of The Tax Summit 2020.

Read Paul's article HERE.


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Pete Rhodes, ATI

Global Head of Tax, Aristocrat


“The reason why I’m taking my team to The Tax Summit is simple: It’s the pinnacle event of the year and a fantastic opportunity to meet with like minded individuals!”

Pete Rhodes, ATI, Global Head of Tax at Aristocrat shares why every Head of Tax should be taking their teams to #TheTaxSummit this year.

Watch Pete's other video below.

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Talk with our Event Ambassadors at The Tax Summit

Our Event Ambassadors, Tax Summit Program Committee, Speakers and The Tax Institute’s National Council will be on site fulfilling various different roles at the event including acting as Presenters, Chairpersons or joining us at our Tax Institute stand to provide their perspectives on The Tax Summit, membership, education, advocacy and more!  Thanks to all of them ahead of The Tax Summit, and we look forward to you joining them at the event:

 The Tax Summit Organising Committee:

  • Peter Godber, CTA, Grant Thornton
    (Chair, Summit Organising Committee)
  • David Earl, FTI, PwC

  • Marg Marshall, CTA, WLF Accounting & Advisory
  • Tim Neilson, CTA, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Todd Want, CTA, William Buck

The Tax Summit Program Committee:

  • Marg Marshall, CTA, WLF Accounting & Advisory
    (Chair, Summit Program Committee)
  • Matthew Andruchowycz, CTA, Kovich & Co Lawyers
  • Paul Banister, CTA, Grant Thornton
  • Mathew Chamberlain, CTA, EY
  • Paul Conde, CTA, Tierney Law
  • David Earl, FTI, PwC
  • Leo Efthivoulou, CTA, ENA Law
  • Nick Gangemi, CTA, Selborne Chambers


  • Loreena Gillon, CTA, Arithmos Chartered Accountants
  • Angelina Lagana, CTA, KPMG Law
  • Pete Rhodes, ATI, Aristocrat
  • Daniel Smedley, CTA, Sladen Legal
  • Judith Taylor, CTA, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Scott Treatt, CTA, Australian Taxation Office
  • Jerome Tse, CTA, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Mariana von Lucken, CTA, HLB Mann Judd
  • David Williams, CTA (Life)

The Tax Summit Event Ambassadors:

  • Arthur Athanasiou, CTA (Life), Thomson Geer
  • Sam Ayoubi, KPMG
  • Paul Banister, CTA, Grant Thornton
  • Rhys Cormick, CTA, Deloitte
  • Leo Efthivoulou, CTA, ENA Law
  • Sandra Farhat, ATO
  • Glen Hutchings, FTI, KPMG
  • Robyn Jacobson, CTA, TaxBanter
  • Amanda Kazacos, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Spyros Kotsopoulos, CTA,  Deloitte
  • Jim Koutsokostas, CTA, Hall & Wilcox
  • Angelina Lagana, CTA, KPMG


  • Marg Marshall, CTA, WLF Accounting & Advisory
  • Scott McGill, CTA, Pitcher Partners
  • Melanie Newman, ATI, Jiah Financial
  • Rae Ni Corraidh, CTA, Knowledge Shop
  • Nick Panos, CTA, N Panos & Associates
  • Jay Prasad, ATI, Allens
  • Tim Sandow, CTA, PwC
  • Hannah Soh, CTA, EY
  • Alison Stevenson, CTA, Matrix Norwest
  • Lisa To, CTA, Bartier Perry
  • Scott Treatt, CTA, ATO
  • Denis Yeo, FTI, Mudgee Tax & Accounting