Business Registry Strategic Advisory Council
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About the Council
BRSAC dates back to 2009, when the inaugural meeting of the Australian Business Register (ABR) Advisory Board was held.
In 2019, there was a review of ABR governance structures, and the ABR Board, as it had been known since 2015, became BRSAC.
The purpose of the BRSAC is to:
- play a key role in influencing the strategic direction and priorities, and identifying risks in the delivery of the Registrar’s 2024 vision
- advocate and support the Registrar’s role in unlocking the register's economic and social value for the Australian community
- support a fairer business environment for the community, businesses and government through registry services, provision of business information and administration of director identification numbers.
The Council meets 3 times a year. No sitting fees or related payments are made to Council members.
Council membership details
|Australian Taxation Office||Karen Foat (Chair), Deputy Registrar and Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Business Registry Services|
|Australian Taxation Office||Chris Jordan, Commissioner of Taxation and Registrar of the Australian Business Registry Services|
|Australian Taxation Office||David Allen, A/g Chief Service Delivery Officer, Service Delivery|
|Australian Taxation Office||Will Day, Deputy Commissioner, Small Business|
|Australian Bureau of Statistics||Michael Smedes, Chief Data Officer and General Manager, Statistical Infrastructure Division|
|Australian Chamber - Tourism||John Hart, Executive Chair|
|Australian Institute of Company Directors||Christian Gergis, Head of Policy|
|Australian Local Government Association||TBC|
|Australian Security and Investment Commission||Warren Day, Chief Operating Officer and Regional Commissioner Vic|
|Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman||Bruce Billson, Ombudsman|
|Council Of Small Business Organisations Australia||Luke Achterstraat, Chief Executive Officer|
|Department of Finance||Nathan Williamson, Deputy Secretary|
|Department of Industry, Science and Resources||David Luchetti, Head of Division, AusIndustry|
|Digital Service Providers Australia New Zealand||Simon Foster, President and Chair|
|Digital Transformation Agency||Lucy Poole, General Manager, Digital Strategy, Standards and Policy|
|Institute of Certified Bookkeepers||Matthew Addison, Executive Director|
|NSW Small Business Commissioner||Chris Lamont, Commissioner|
|QLD Small Business Commissioner||Dominique Lamb, Commissioner|
|Small Business Victoria||Ylva Carosone, Executive Director|
|Treasury||James Kelly, First Assistant Secretary, Financial Systems Division|
|Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations||Andrew Huey, Deputy Registrar|
|Tax Practitioners Board||Michael O’Neill, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer|
|Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission||Sue Woodward, Commissioner|
In 2023, BRSAC will meet on:
- Monday 22 May
- Monday 14 August
- Monday 27 November.