Fiona leads Deloitte's Australian Transfer Pricing practice – a team with more than 60 full time specialist practitioners. Fiona has more than 20 years' experience with Deloitte in Australia and the UK, including 15 years specialising in transfer pricing. Her impressive track record in achieving successful transfer pricing outcomes includes experience in implementing and pricing tax efficient structures for large listed and privately owned multinational companies.
Fiona's experience in negotiating and settling transfer pricing cases with revenue authorities in Australia and overseas has resulted in an impressive list of successful outcomes for her clients – involving both transfer pricing reviews and transfer pricing audits, as well as the negotiation of more than 30 advance pricing arrangements.
Fiona has been recognised on multiple occasions as a leading specialist in Euromoney/Legal Media Group's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers.
Fiona is a regular presenter at taxation and industry focussed forums on transfer pricing and a frequent contributor to ATO and Treasury consultations on transfer pricing matters.
Fiona has specialised in transfer pricing for companies in the resources industry and also in the technology sector and advises many of these industries' largest players.
Her work ranges from the structuring of supply chains and pricing of cross-border debt to the development of global policies for services and intangible payments.
Many of the arrangements of Fiona's clients have been successfully included in APA arrangements or defended under audit
Amelia O'Rourke is a director in Ryan's Australian practice based in Sydney and has held a variety of consulting, corporate and government roles.
Amelia advises large corporate clients on all aspects of GST across a range of industry sectors. She is particularly recognised for her depth of expertise in financial services, having previously worked for five years as an in-house GST adviser for two of Australia's largest financial institutions. Amelia has extensive experience in interactions with revenue authorities, including audit defence and dispute resolution, and is regularly consulted by the government on GST technical matters.
Amelia began her career in the Australian Taxation Office, including as a member of the original team that designed and drafted Australia's GST law. She performed the role of assistant commissioner responsible for liaison between the Australian Taxation Office, Treasury and the Parliament, and has also worked in the Assistant Treasurer's Office and the Treasury's indirect tax policy group.
Heather is a partner at Deloitte, the National Practice Leader of the Tax & Legal Quality & Risk Services group for Deloitte Australia and the Global Practice Leader of the Tax & Legal Quality, Risk and Regulation for Deloitte Asia Pacific. She has been a partner at Deloitte for almost 10 years, having joined in 2006.
Leading the Quality & Risk management teams within Deloitte, Heather supports teams with all matters relating to quality, risk management and regulation, including: compliance with regulatory requirements; assessment of enterprise risks and development of appropriate risk mitigation plans; delivery of exceptional client service by overseeing the development of policies, procedures, tools and templates for all tax and legal professionals at Deloitte. She is responsible for making sure that tax and legal quality and risk keeps pace with changes impacting the professional services sector and our clients, performing risk assessment on new service offerings and tools; and third party contracting.
She also monitors the changing regulatory and social environment as it relates to tax services.
Heather has been at the forefront of the debates surrounding base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and responsible taxation in Australia. She has assisted with submissions to the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into corporate tax avoidance initiated by the Australian Government in 2014, and appeared before the Committee at their public hearings.
Heather was also active in consultation regarding the regulation of tax advisers, including the development and implementation of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 and various Accounting Professional & Ethics Standards Board standards.
She has a strong interest in integrity, ethics and governance issues, and is the inaugural chair of Cycling Australia's Ethics & Integrity Panel, appointed in consultation with the Australian Sports Commission.
Heather has had a diverse career spanning 30 years, while constantly maintaining a focus on Australian direct and indirect taxes. Her roles have included: taxation senior associate with Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (Lawyers), case manager for the Australian Banking Industry Ombudsman Office, lecturer in tax and corporate law at the University of Melbourne and the Queensland University of Technology, and taxation adviser at Ernst & Whinney and Bentley & Co.
Heather is a qualified Australian legal practitioner and chartered accountant, and holds a master's degree in law (Bond University), and bachelor's degrees in law (QUT) and business and accountancy (QUT) on top of qualifications in learning and knowledge management.
Tracey is a corporate and international tax partner in Sydney with more than 20 years of cross-border M&A, international structuring and advisory experience.
Tracey is the Sydney leader of the Corporate & International Tax group.
Tracey provides advice on all major areas of Australian tax including capital gains tax issues relating to acquisitions, divestments and restructures, loss management and integrity issues, capital allowance provisions, repatriation matters, tax consolidation and IFRS.
Tracey was previously in the International and M&A group and was the lead tax adviser on numerous IPOs, acquisitions of mining and mining services companies and divestments.
She has also advised clients on the implementation of the tax consolidation, TOFA and the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) provisions.
Tracey advises clients mainly in the Energy & Resources sector based in NSW including mining companies as well as mining services companies and suppliers to companies in these sectors.
She also provides tax services to clients in the retail, property, technology and tourism and leisure sectors.
Tracey is a national councillor of The Tax Institute as well as being a member of various education, technical and membership committees of the Institute.
Tracey has a master's in taxation from University of New South Wales and bachelor's degree in economics and law from Sydney University.
She has been admitted as a solicitor of Supreme Court of New South Wales, is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and a chartered tax adviser of the Tax Institute of Australia.
Karen is an R&D tax partner at Deloitte of 15 years in a career spanning 25 years. Having spent close to seven years at an R&D tax consulting firm, Karen joined Deloitte in 1997.
Leading the Consumer Business Industry group for tax within Deloitte Australia, Karen assists with the coordination and provision of industry focussed tax advice to agribusiness, consumer product, retail, wholesale and distribution organisations.
Karen is responsible for the New South Wales (NSW) region R&D Tax & Government Incentives practice, where she assists companies with securing funding for the furtherance of their innovation and capital projects within Australia.
Karen assists many of Australia's key consumer business corporates with the delivery of industry focused tax advice. In particular, Karen personally assists clients with securing funding to support their innovation and R&D strategic plans. Her depth of consumer business industry expertise adds value in the identification and qualification of associated funding programmes, including tax incentives and grants.
Her understanding of the innovation life cycles within the consumer business industry, and the many related drivers and levers, assists with recognising the areas which may be supported by external funding.
Karen is a regular presenter at consumer business conferences and has assisted in a number of industry awards programmes as a panel judge.
Karen also leads the NSW R&D life-sciences team, where she assists start-ups and developed life-sciences and pharma companies maximise their R&D funding opportunities. Included in this is the provision of detailed training sessions and workshops, analysis and review of record-keeping and innovation processes, and an examination of R&D projects. Karen assists such companies with a focus on their clinical trials, overseas activities, foreign investments within Australia, involvement of exempt entities, and application of a range of grants.
Karen assists companies with ATO and IR&D Board audits, development of R&D tax concession and incentive claims, and grant applications. She is focused on knowledge transfer and assisting companies with developing systems and processes which maximise their R&D claims, and attainment of grants.
Karen holds a master's degree in law (University of Sydney), diploma of legal studies (University of Technology, Sydney), and bachelor's degrees in law (University of NSW) and economics (Macquarie University). She is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and is a former member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Tax Technical Committee. Karen is an external assessor on the Victorian Government's Panel Voucher Program.
Karen is studying an MSc degree in coaching psychology at Sydney University.
Jill has more than 20 years of experience providing advice to global organisations and their internationally mobile employees and executives covering issues from taxation, pensions, equity incentives, benefits, compensation planning, risk mitigation, social security, cost reduction, global employment companies, aligning policies with business strategy and regulatory compliance.
She was previously a senior partner with a Big 4 firm in the UK where she held a variety of leadership roles with responsibility for up to 900 people across five European countries and a budget of €100 million.
In these roles she was involved in setting strategy, developing business plans, delivering budgets, people management and implementing various change management and transformation projects including offshoring and digitalising user experiences and processes.
She has been the lead global service line partner for a number of organisations in the financial services and mining sectors.
She is based in Australia and has experience working in the UK and Hong Kong.
Jill has a master's degree in environmental science, an MBA and is a qualified executive coach, as well as holding professional qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.