Chris Jordan to take ATO helm
13 November 2012
Chris Jordan, formerly the head of KPMG in New South Wales, will succeed Michael D’Ascenzo as commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office in January 2013.
D'Ascenzo's retirement, after a seven-year term, was
announced late last month.
The new commissioner is an experienced tax professional. He
has chaired the
Board of Taxation, which advises the government on the
development and implementation of tax legislation, and the
operation of the tax system, since June 2011. He became a
member of the board when it was set up in September 2000 and
became deputy chairman in January 2005.
Before this, Jordan was chairman of KPMG New South Wales and
partner in charge of the New South Wales tax and legal division
of KPMG. He also chaired the
Business Tax Working Group and the New Tax System Advisory