The Board of Taxation is a non-statutory advisory body charged with contributing a business and broader community perspective to improving the design of taxation laws and their operation. The Board is tasked with advising the Treasurer on improving the general integrity and functioning of the taxation system and commissioning research and other studies on tax matters approved or referred to it by the Treasurer. The Board currently comprises of 11 members, eight of whom have been appointed from the non-government sector. There are three ex officio members - the Secretary to the Australian Treasury, the Commissioner of Taxation and the First Parliamentary Counsel. The Board will be supported by a secretariat provided by the Treasury, but may engage private sector consultants to assist it with its tasks.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 August 2000

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Rosheen Garnon 26 March 2020 25 March 2023
Other Mr. Peter Quiggin PSM 19 January 2004 Determined by the appointer
Other Mr. Chris Jordan AO 1 January 2013 Determined by the appointer
Other Dr. Steven Kennedy PSM 2 September 2019 1 September 2099
Member Mr. Neville Mitchell 27 May 2021 26 August 2021
Member Mrs. Ann-Maree Wolff 27 May 2021 26 August 2021
Member Mrs. Tanya Titman 12 May 2021 11 May 2024
Member Mr. Christopher Vanderkley 26 March 2020 25 March 2023
Member Mr. Ian Kellock 12 May 2021 11 May 2024
Member Dr. Julianne Jaques 1 July 2020 30 June 2023
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