ATO: its changing role the future of tax administration

ATO: its changing role and the future of tax administration

Jun 16
Australian Taxation Commissioner, Chris Jordan, will reflect on the impacts of 2020 on the future of tax administration.
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Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Jeremy Hirschhorn, Second Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office

Event Overview

In this national virtual roundtable join Trustees from across the country together with ATO Commissioner, Chris Jordan, and Second Commissioner, Jeremy Hirschhorn, to reflect on 2020, how the ATO's role changed, and what this means for the future of tax administration.
Roundtable start times:
SA/NT: 10.45am
WA: 9.15am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.


Meet the speakers

Chris Jordan AO
Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office

Chris was appointed as the 12th Commissioner of Taxation on 1 January 2013. He has broad and lengthy experience in tax policy and law development and implementation, having held influential roles in the private sector and as an advisor to both Labor and Coalition governments. He was Chair of the Board of Taxation from June 2011 to December 2012 and a member of the Board since its inception in 2000. Chris has lectured in taxation at UTS and was previously Chairman of Partners at KPMG NSW.

Jeremy Hirschhorn
Second Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office

Jeremy was appointed to the Second Commissioner role from 16 April 2020. He has overall responsibility for the ATO’s Client Engagement Group, which fosters willing participation in Australia’s tax and super systems through well-designed client experiences. Jeremy has more than 20 years' experience in roles managing complex tax matters.

Meet the moderator

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. 
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