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.

Brendan Brown, Chair

Brendan is a partner in Mayne Wetherell, with over 20 years’ experience in advising on tax matters, and is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading tax lawyers. He specialises in corporate and international taxation and has advised on some of New Zealand’s most significant commercial transactions and tax disputes.

David McLay, Trustee

David specialises in tax, trust and charities law.

Committee members

Brendan Brown – Chair

Jeremy Beckham – Director, KPMG New Zealand

Matt Benge – Principal Policy Advisor, Inland Revenue NZ

Chris Cunniffe – Strategic Advisor, Tax Management NZ

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

Claire McLellan – Team Leader, The Treasury

Phil Whittington – Chief Economist, Inland Revenue

Vivien Lei – Senior Group Tax Advisor, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

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.