Michael Andrew AO, who was chair of the board of taxation and chair of the Black Economy Taskforce, passed away on Monday.
Andrew had a long-distinguished career in business domestically and globally. He was chair and chief executive of KPMG International from May 2011 to July 2014 and was the first Australian to be CEO of one of the big accounting firms.
He was chair of Australian B20 Working Group on Anti-Corruption and Transparency and its Global CEO forum, and a member of the Business Council of Australia and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
Federal Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, said Andrew’s ambition was to make the tax system fairer for all Australians.
“On a personal level over the number of years I have known Michael I have always found him profoundly decent, professional and possessing a strong sense of public duty,” Frydenberg said.
“I wish to express our deepest condolences to his wife Mardi, and his daughters Danielle and Monique. I’d also like to record our heartfelt appreciation for the time and effort Michael gave to the advancement of taxation policy in Australia.”