Expert Update: 2019 Tax Report

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.

 Tickets Members  Free
  Non-Members  $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 thriving societies.

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 Affairs.

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.

28/03/2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Chamber 57 Kilmore Street CHRISTCHURCH 8013 NEW ZEALAND

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