School of Accounting and Commercial Law

The Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research - VUW Tax Working Group


Victoria University of Wellington, through the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research, in partnership with the Treasury and Inland Revenue, coordinated the Tax Working Group (TWG) process in 2009 ending with the publication of the TWG Report in January 2010.

Against the backdrop of a challenging economic and fiscal environment and tax reviews overseas, the TWG considered the medium-term direction of the current tax system of the time and worked through the pros and cons of a variety of policy options. Through a series of regular meetings between June and November 2009, and papers prepared by officials or commissioned from tax experts, the TWG provided a forum for informed discussion of the issues.

The membership of the TWG was as follows:

Bob Buckle, Victoria Business School (Group Chair)
Rob Cameron, Cameron Partners
Paul Dunne, KPMG
Arthur Grimes, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Rob McLeod, Ernst & Young
Gareth Morgan, Gareth Morgan Investments Limited
Geof Nightingale, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mike Shaw, Deloitte
John Shewan, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Casey Plunket, Chapman Tripp
John Prebble, Law School, VUW
Mark Weldon, NZX Limited
David White, Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research, VUW

Members from Inland Revenue Department
Matt Benge
David Carrigan
Robin Oliver

Members from the Treasury
Norman Gemmell
Michelle Harding
Bill Moran

In addition, experts in various areas were invited to attend some sessions:

Len Burman, Syracuse University, New York
Andrew Coleman, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Peter Conway, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Lew Evans, Victoria University of Wellington
Phil O'Reilly, Business New Zealand
Susan St John, The University of Auckland

For further enquiries, please contact:

Vanessa Borg (+64 4 463 5078)
Administrator - CAGTR
Victoria University of Wellington
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Professor Tony van Zijl (+64 4 463 5329)
Director - CAGTR
Victoria University of Wellington
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