Friday, September 10, 2021

Looking back and new beginnings - Jeremy Geale

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Greater Sydney AreaPartner - Tax ControversyMinterEllison
Jeremy was the national leader for KPMG Legal and Tax Services, a multi-disciplinary legal practice focussed on ...

Jennifer Moltisanti

Hi Jeremy. Some very lovely words that I am sure ATO staff will appreciate. All the very best in your new role.😊
Jeremy Geale
Thanks Jennifer. Been a pleasure working with you

Looking back and new beginnings

Following the conclusion of a few weeks of long overdue leave, tomorrow marks my last official day at the ATO before joining the Tax Controversy team at Minter Ellison next week.

It has been five and a bit years filled with many great opportunities. Highlights have included leadership of the ATO’s initial response to the Covid pandemic; leading the ATO’s response to Australia’s worst ever natural disaster - the 2019/20 Bushfires; and as the Deputy Commissioner of Review and Dispute Resolution, assisting and guiding the resolution of Australia’s most significant tax disputes.  These opportunities, and many others, have challenged me in many ways which I would never have foreseen, allowed me to grow as a leader and tax professional and will ensure, as I move into the next chapter of my career, that I am a better adviser to my clients. I will forever remain grateful for the opportunities that the ATO has provided me.

I also leave the ATO with a much deeper understanding of how fortunate Australia is to be served by approximately twenty thousand dedicated professionals committed to making our tax system and Australia better. Whilst not often spoken about, I have become very aware of the very real sacrifice people across the ATO make every day to serve our country and administer our tax system fairly. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work along side and learn from the very best in their fields, whether it be some of the Australia’s best tax lawyers / litigators; writers and communication gurus; system and IT legends; and customer service specialists. It is these people that I will miss the most and whilst there are too many individuals to list, thank and recognise, it is the teams I leave behind that I want to thank for their support over the last five years. 

From one great team to another, I look forward to joining the Tax team at Minter Ellison on Monday to focus on working with clients to manage tax risk and resolve tax controversies and disputes.

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