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New appointments to the TPB announced

Two new members have been appointed to the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) and an existing member re-appointed for three-year terms.

New appointments to the TPB announced
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  • Staff Reporter
  • October 20, 2020
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Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar has appointed new members, Judy Sullivan and Craig Stephens, and re-appointed Peter de Cure to the board.

Mr de Cure was first appointed to the board in 2017. He is a professional non-executive director, with experience in tax matters developed over a 25-year career as a tax partner at KPMG, and as a registered tax agent for 16 years. 

Ms Sullivan has a wealth of experience in taxation, including most recently as PwC’s national leader for charities and not-for-profits practice, and for tax litigation and alternative dispute resolution. 

Mr Stephens has extensive tax experience, including most recently as the managing partner of BDO in Hobart. He is a registered tax agent and has been working in a business services and taxation role for over 40 years.

"These appointments will ensure a high level of skill and experience is available to the board," Mr Sukkar said. 

Addressing the announcement, TPB chair Ian Klug welcomed the new members. 

"On behalf of all board members, I’m delighted to welcome Ms Sullivan and Mr Stephens to the TPB, and we look forward to working with them for the benefit of the public and the tax profession over the next three years," Mr Klug said. 

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