Leadership is changing and we all need to be ready. As the tax profession continues to diversify
and digitise, great leadership will be key.
in our changing profession.
and portfolio careers are just some of the issues that need to be considered
when we think about what great leadership looks like.
‘ Multiple Roles and Portfolio Careers' and how events such as the Women in Tax
National Congress can contribute to gender equality in the profession.
|Sue Williamson, CTA|
Sue said, “The profession will operate at its peak only when
it accesses the benefit of diverse thinking in terms of diversity of gender,
culture, workforce experience and general thought processes. Forums such as the Congress are an important
step in moving the profession to properly embracing diversity."
for most organisations to grow in this area. Sue believes that while this
current focus on women in the profession is vital a future ‘Diversity in Tax
National Congress’, that addresses an even broader range of issues could be the
next step to aspire to.
lawyers. I now work as a lawyer amongst
accountants, engineers, forensic scientists and more. I can now see that lawyers are trained to
think through problems in a certain way. Those from other disciplines bring a different approach. It means we tackle the same question from
different perspectives and can identify a more fulsome range of solutions. My experience is that the thought process is
also influenced by gender and culture” she said.
like, and whether it will work for you. She will also cover the skills you need
to possess or develop to make one a success, and how to attain them.
also focus on how to future proof yourself against the automation disruption
impacting the profession. Delegates will walk away “Empowered to direct their
own career path and with an understanding of how to use their experience in tax
to open up other areas of interest to work in” she said.
in tax risk management, disputes and litigation. She also lectures in the University of
Melbourne Masters of Law program, has a number of other interests including
roles on boards and advisory panels and is actively involved in a number of
property development projects. Sue was President
of the Tax Institute in 2008. Sue has two children at university, enjoys
trekking, most recently through the Borneo forests in search of a glimpse of
Times takes place on 21 November 2018 at Westin Sydney.
showcasing Australia’s most influential leaders offering their insights and
sharing their experiences. Find out more about Sue’s session and the
rest of the program on our website .