Over the past year the Tax
Working Group has been reviewing the structure, fairness and balance of New
Zealand’s tax system. As a result, the group has produced a robust report which
is subsequently being analysed by Government.
The report was published to the
public on 21 February 2019.
Join us for this exclusive opportunity
to hear from two experts in the field:
Dr Deborah Russell, MP and tax expert
Kirk Hope, Chief Executive of BusinessNZ and member
of the Tax Working Group.
As well as providing a
comprehensive overview of the report, Deborah and Kirk will also discuss the
proposed changes and the impact they could have on our business community.
As always, there will be the
chance to ask questions during a facilitated Q&A session.
|| $50 +GST
Dr Deborah Russell is the
Labour MP for New Lynn.
Deborah is a tax expert and a
regular commentator on economic, social and political issues. She has worked in the private sector,
including running her own small consulting company, and in the public sector,
as well as lecturing in tax and Environmental Ethics at universities in
Australia and New Zealand. Deborah’s
doctoral thesis was on multiculturalism, looking at the ways that people from
different ethnicities and countries can live alongside and with each other in
Deborah is on the Finance and
Expenditure Select Committee and is chair of the Environment Select Committee.
Kirk Hope, Chief Executive
of BusinessNZ and Member of the Tax Working Group.
Before joining BusinessNZ, Kirk
was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Bankers' Association. Prior to that he
was Executive Director of the Financial Services Federation, the industry body
representing the non-bank sector. He has previously held a range of senior
positions at Westpac, including Head of Government Relations and Regulatory
A qualified barrister and
solicitor, Kirk holds a Master's degree in Law, focused on regulation of
financial services, and a Bachelor and Post-Graduate Honours degree in political
Science. For five years He was also a member of the Commercial and Business Law
Committee of the New Zealand Law Society for five years.