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Commissioner of Taxation and Registrar of the Australian Business Register - Australian Taxation Office
Leading digitisation of tax collection
Chris was appointed as the 12th Commissioner of Taxation on 1 January 2013.
Chris has broad and lengthy experience, over 35 years, in tax policy and law development and implementation, having held influential roles in the private sector and as a government advisor to both Labor and Coalition governments.
He was the Chair of the Board of Taxation from June 2011 – December 2012 and a member of the Board since its inception in 2000. He also served as Chair of the Business Tax Working Group and as Chair of the New Tax System Advisory Board.
Chris has a Master of Laws (Sydney University) and Bachelor of Commerce and Law (University of NSW). A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Tax Adviser with The Tax Institute.
Chris’s term as Commissioner of Taxation and Registrar of the Australian Business Register runs until 29 February 2024.
He is a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.