ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE CORPORATE TAX ASSOCIATION
Michelle de Niese has been at the Corporate Tax Association (CTA) since 2005. The CTA represents the taxation interests of about 110 of Australia’s largest companies.
Prior to taking on the role as Executive Director of the CTA in January this year, she worked as the Assistant Director for over 9 years.
Michelle is the first woman to lead the CTA in its 25 year history. She is also the youngest executive director and the first lawyer to hold the position.
Prior to her time at the CTA 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 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 numerous consultation groups, including the National Tax Liaison Group (NTLG), the Large Business Liaison Group, the Consultative Steering Committee and a number of other specific issue consultation groups.
Michelle studied at Monash University where she obtained a combined Arts Law degree. She also holds a Masters in Taxation Law and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She has two young daughters and a long standing husband who happily occupy most her spare time, however she finds time for catching up with friends, cooking and the occasional cello performance.