Alison Haines Partner

Alison is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience across all areas of corporate taxation.

She has extensive experience in both pro-active tax risk mitigation and the management of tax disputes, audits and reviews across both direct and indirect taxes.

Alison was previously the Head of Tax for Carlton & United Breweries and was the Australian tax lead on all strategic acquisitions, divestments and restructures affecting the business in the past decade.

Having spent much of her career in-house, Alison brings a unique perspective to her practice. She is pragmatic and commercially focused in her approach and has an acute understanding of the practical issues faced by clients in managing matters such as large-scale tax reviews and complex strategic transactions.



Taxation audits and enquiries

Management of numerous Australian Taxation Office risk reviews and audits for Top 100 taxpayer.

Major global manufacturing group

Acting for an Australian subsidiary of a major global manufacturing group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office Large Business Audit.

Foster’s Group

Managed the Australian tax integration and consolidation issues following the global takeover of Foster’s Group Limited by SABMiller.

AB InBev

Australian tax and financial reporting lead on the proposed partial IPO of the APAC businesses on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Leadership, people and change management

Led teams through significant periods of change and uncertainty, including acquisitions, demergers, takeovers, business transformation projects.


Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Latrobe University
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered Tax Agent


  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Tax Institute of Australia

International experience

  • Global Tax Director for Foster’s Group, with responsibility for managing all aspects of the direct and indirect tax profile in each jurisdiction that Foster’s operated
  • Managed a long running tax litigation in India relating to the disposal of shares and intellectual property

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