The Tax Policy Charitable Trust aims to promote broader tax thinking and positive tax policy.

Ian Kuperus, Trustee

Ian is the founder of Tax Management NZ, Business and Social Entrepreneur.

John Shewan, Chairman

John is an independent director operating in New Zealand and Australia, and an Adjunct Professor in the Business School at Victoria University of Wellington.

David McLay, Trustee

David specialises in tax, trust and charities law.

Committee members

John Shewan – Chairman

Jeremy Beckham – Manager, Deloitte New Zealand

Matt Benge – Chief Economist, New Zealand Inland Revenue

Brendan Brown – Tax Partner, Russell McVeagh

Chris Cunniffe – CEO, Tax Management NZ

John Payne – Head of Tax, Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation

Mark Vink – Manager, Tax Strategy & Tax Working Group Secretariat at Treasury, New Zealand

Our investment programmes

  • On high interest topics such as the 2018 Tax Working Group interim and final reports the trusts aspiration is for key industry stakeholders to access decision makers and be able to understand and contribute to positive outcomes.

  • The Tax Policy Lecture Visit will sponsor to New Zealand leading international thinkers on tax policy and help to ensure that tax policy in New Zealand is informed by the best thinking from overseas.

    The Lecture Visit will be discussed and agreed with the visiting candidate; however a multi-day programme is envisaged, including public lectures.