Michelle de Niese
Corporate Tax Association, Executive Director
Michelle has been the Executive Director of the Corporate Tax Association since January 2015. Prior to taking on the role as Executive Director she was the Assistant Director of the Corporate Tax Association for over nine years.
Michelle has extensive experience as an external stakeholder in the development of Australia’s tax policy and law, as well as aspects of tax administration. Michelle is a member of the National Tax Liaison Group, the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) peak consultative group on taxation matters; and the Consultative Steering Group, which oversees all of the ATO’s consultative arrangements. Michelle is also the co-chair of the Large Business Stewardship Group and an executive committee member of the International Fiscal Association.
Prior to her time at the Corporate Tax Association Michelle worked at Minter Ellison in their Melbourne tax team. Michelle started her career at the Australian Taxation Office, where she worked in the Large Business and International business line and the Tax Counsel Network.
Michelle has a combined Arts Law degree from Monash University. She also holds a Masters in Taxation Law from the University of New South Wales and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.