Presenter Profiles


Deb Ghuliani

Senior Tax Trainer
TaxBanter

Deb Ghuliani

Deb joined the tax training industry after 13 years in Corporate tax at a Big 4 CA practice. Her high level of tax consulting experience and lively personality have combined to ensure that you'll receive an informative yet entertaining session. Deb has practical experience in dealing with tax issues affecting many industries, particularly manufacturing, telecommunications and resources. She also has significant experience in relation to international tax matters resulting from her 3 year secondment to the M&A division of the London office of the Big 4 CA firm where she worked.

Her experience includes working as a Tax Director (Corporate tax) of a Big 4 CA practice (based in both Melbourne and London) and a Secondment (1 year) as Tax Manager to an Australian subsidiary of a global listed client of a Big 4 practice. Debbie is also a contributing writer to Taxpayers Australia Inc and has lectured in tax at Kaplan Business School.

 

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Dianne Hanna

Senior Tax Trainer
TaxBanter

Dianne is an experienced Associate Director with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting and tax industry. Skilled in corporate and trust structures, SMSFs, superannuation and estate planning matters. Degree qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from Macquarie University and gained admission to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia in 2003. Also accredited as an SMSF adviser through the leading professional body on SMSFs in Australia since 2008.

Outside of work Dianne is passionate about social justice matters and from 2016-2020 volunteered in Timor Leste to develop financial systems and capacity building of local staff in the implementation of such systems. During this time Dianne pursued her other passions of sport by supporting and training with a female soccer team as well as officiating and supporting a number of local tournaments.

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Jason Hurst

Technical Superannuation Adviser
Knowledge Shop

Jason is an experienced commentator, presenter and writer on superannuation and retirement. He specialises in breaking down complex technical concepts for professional advisors and their clients.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the wealth and retirement sectors, working with accountants and advisers to build their technical skills in superannuation, retirement, Insurance, social security and age care, and enjoys helping to provide the tools to articulate these concepts in a simple and easy to follow way to clients.

Jason also works with the Financial Planning Association (FPA) as a subject matter expert for the CFP 5 program and a technical student mentor to those undertaking the CFP courses.
He has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Newcastle and holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

 

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Lynne Gibson

Senior Tax Trainer
TaxBanter

Lynne Gibson

Lynne has over 25 years’ experience in public practice in Chartered Accounting firms before joining the tax training industry. Advising a diverse range of clients in most industries means she has the ideal experience and expertise that allows her to provide relevant and practical examples in her interesting presentations. She has managed clients’ affairs, delivered tax advice and been responsible for staff development and training as a partner in a Sydney CBD Chartered Accounting practice. Before becoming a partner Lynne worked to a senior level in a number of public accounting practices including a Big 4 CA practice, advising in taxation, audit and accounting matters to a diverse range of clients including many family groups and corporate clients covering many industries. Lynne also has professional affiliations at a senior level.

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Nicole Rowan

Senior Tax Trainer
TaxBanter

Nicole Rowan

Nicole is a lawyer who has previously been employed by Maurice Blackburn and the Australian Taxation Office, where she worked in litigation and dispute resolution, and the Aggressive Tax Planning area of the Private Groups and High Wealth Individuals program, including SMSFs.

Nicole has held various senior positions both in commerce and accounting practices and in the community, not-for-profit and charity sector and she has worked on charity regulation reform at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

 

 

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