Deloitte Australia admits 6 new tax partners – read their bios

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Deloitte Australia has admitted 67 new partners effective 1 July following the promotion of 37 men and 30 women across the country. At 45%, this is the highest ever representation of new female partners. The new cohort takes partner numbers to 880, and includes promotions across every business unit and market. 

The new tax partners are:

Melanie Earl

Melanie is a Partner in Deloitte Sydney’s Business Tax Advisory practice. Melanie has worked for Deloitte Sydney and Deloitte London and has over 17 years of corporate and international tax experience with a focus on M&A and large multinational groups. Melanie is passionate about outstanding client service and has coordinated a number of transactions in the Australian, Asia-Pacific and European markets.

Melanie acts as a role model for flexible work arrangements at Deloitte working four days a week, including one day from home.

Nari Kye

Nari Kye is a partner at Deloitte with over 13 years of experience as a tax adviser to investment management, infrastructure, private equity and real estate clients.

Nari has extensive experience in advising clients throughout the fund lifecycle including on fund establishments, acquisitions, due diligence, structuring, financing, divestments, ongoing tax compliance, dealings with the Australian Taxation Office and the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Nari holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney. Nari is a member of the Property Council of Australia, a Chartered Tax Adviser and legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Stephanie Lucas

Stephanie is a Transfer Pricing Partner in Australia, with over 19 years’ of corporate tax, international tax and transfer pricing experience in Australia and the UK. She has extensive experience in providing transfer pricing advisory and compliance services to Deloitte’s clients with a focus on intangibles and services transactions.

Alison Noble

Alison is a Partner in our Financial Services Tax team, providing taxation consulting and taxation compliance services to clients in the financial services industry, particularly banks, and treasury functions of corporate clients. Alison’s areas of interest and specialisation include dividend imputation, debt/equity characterisation, securities lending arrangements and the taxation of financial arrangements (TOFA).

Alison is also a Global Information Reporting (GIR) leader with a particular focus on FATCA, CRS and the U.S. qualified intermediary for Australian entities. She assists clients with impact assessments, entity and product classification, registration, onboarding and due diligence documentation and procedures, reporting, compliance assessments, remediation and technical advisory support.

Aparna Rao

Aparna Rao is a Partner with 16 years’ experience serving clients in the area of tax and transfer pricing. Aparna brings deep technical expertise in supply chain/business model transformation, transfer pricing controversy and design of global compliance and reporting solutions to clients in the retail, consumer, automotive and life sciences (LS) sectors.

Terence Tan

Terence is a Partner in the Financial Services Tax team of Deloitte Australia.

Terence has substantial experience in the banking, funds and custodial services industry. In particular, Terence specialises in global information reporting tax regimes and operational taxes. This includes withholding tax regimes, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Annual Investment and Income Reporting (including Third Party Reporting).

Terence also has substantial experience in advising financial services organisations on a range of other tax matters, especially the taxation of financial instruments, financial products and services.

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