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Australian Foreign Investment Reforms

August 3, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

3 August 2020, 12 midday to 1.30pm
A conversation with Roxanne Kelley (Deputy Secretary, Corporate and Foreign Investment Group, Treasury) & Roger Brake (General Manager, Foreign Investment Division, Treasury), Michael Ingersoll (Assistant Commissioner, International Programs, Australian Tax Office) hosted by Jock McCormack, Partner, DLA Piper Australia

Live broadcast from Sydney and Canberra.

Members may also watch the recorded interview at a later time.

Zoom conference details to come by email, in which members may register for the event and are able to suggest interview questions.

Speaker: Roxanne Kelley, Deputy Secretary, Corporate and Foreign Investment Group, Treasury

Ms Roxanne Kelley joined the Department of the Treasury on 16 March 2020 as Deputy Secretary, Corporate and Foreign Investment Group. The Group delivers strategic advice and high quality services including information technology, communications, parliamentary services, finance, people management and risk management to the department, portfolio Ministers and agencies. It is also responsible for foreign investment policy, investment proposals, compliance, and supporting the Foreign Investment Review Board. Prior to this, Roxanne was Chief Operating Officer, Services Australia (previously the Department of Human Services). Roxanne was responsible for departmental strategy and transformation, governance, ministerial and parliamentary services, and corporate functions including Finance, HR, audit, legal, procurement and communications.

Speaker: Roger Brake, General Manager, Foreign Investment Division, Treasury
Speaker: Michael Ingersoll, Assistant Commissioner, International Programs, Australian Tax Office

Michael has qualifications in economics and law, and has worked in the ATO for 28 years in compliance, audit and dispute management roles. Michael is currently acting as the Deputy Commissioner responsible for international taxation in the ATO and the Tax Avoidance Taskforce. This position enables him to lead the development of ATO strategy in response to the base erosion and profit shifting, offshore tax evasion and foreign investment risks. Before joining International, Michael led a team of tax law specialists responsible for implementing personal and small business income tax law changes, including the provision of general and tailored taxation advice. This team also works with Treasury to implement new tax law that affects individuals and small business.

Host: Jock McCormack, Partner, DLA Piper Australia & Panel Moderator

Jock is a leading Sydney-based international tax partner and head of the tax group of DLA Piper Australia. He is Chairman of the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Tax Committee, member of Property Council of Australia Tax Committee and is on the Executive Committee (Treasurer) of International Fiscal Association, Australian Branch.

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August 3, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM