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.
Management of numerous Australian Taxation Office risk reviews and audits for Top 100 taxpayer.
Acting for an Australian subsidiary of a major global manufacturing group in relation to an Australian Taxation Office Large Business Audit.
Managed the Australian tax integration and consolidation issues following the global takeover of Foster’s Group Limited by SABMiller.
Australian tax and financial reporting lead on the proposed partial IPO of the APAC businesses on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Led teams through significant periods of change and uncertainty, including acquisitions, demergers, takeovers, business transformation projects.
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