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A video interview with Chris Jordan - Commissioner, Australian Taxation Office

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Chris Jordan was appointed as Australia’s Commissioner of Taxation on 1 January 2013. Chris spoke with Alf Capito, EY’s Asia-Pacific and Australia Tax Policy Leader, at EY's Asia-Pacific Tax Symposium in Singapore on 12 November 2013.

Chris has broad and lengthy experience in tax policy and law development and implementation, having held influential roles in the private sector and as a government advisor to both Labor and Coalition governments. He was the Chair of the Board of Taxation from June 2011 to December 2012 and a member of the Board from its inception in 2000. He also served as Chair of the Business Tax Working Group from 2011 and as Chair of the New Tax System Advisory Board from 1999 to 2001 and was a member of the group that consulted with the mining industry on the resource rent tax from 2011 to 2012).

Chris has 30 years of experience in the tax profession: he started his accounting career with Arthur Andersen in 1979 and spent several years as a senior lecturer in taxation at Sydney’s University of Technology before working for KPMG for more than two decades. From 1995 to 2000, Chris was Partner in Charge of the New South Wales Tax and Legal Division of KPMG and from 2001 to 2012, Chairman of Partners for KPMG New South Wales.

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