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

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

Marcel van Kints, General Manager, Data Strategy, Integration & Services Division

Australian Chamber - Tourism

John Hart, Executive Chair

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Christian Gergis, Head of Policy

Australian Local Government Association


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

Alexi Boyd, Chief Executive Officer

Department of Finance

Nathan Williamson, Deputy Secretary

Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Duncan McIntyre, Deputy Secretary, Science and Technology Group

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


Kate O'Rourke, First Assistant Secretary, Consumer Data Right 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

Anna Longley, Assistant Commissioner, General Counsel

Meeting dates

In 2023, BRSAC will meet on:

  • Monday 22 May
  • Monday 14 August
  • Monday 27 November.


    • Terms of reference
    • The terms of reference outlines how the Business Registry Strategic Advisory Council (BRSAC) will play a role in achieving the delivery of the Registrar’s 2024 Vision.
    • News from the Council
    • Key highlights from recent meetings of the Business Registry Strategic Advisory Council.
Last modified
19 May 2023