McCullough Robertson tax specialist appointed to Energy Queensland Board

McCullough Robertson tax specialist appointed to Energy Queensland Board

McCullough Robertson consultant and leading tax adviser Teresa Dyson has been appointed to the board of Energy Queensland for a period of three years.

The new Townsville-headquartered power distribution body was formed by the merger of Energex and Ergon, announced in December 2015.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Energy Minister Mark Bailey also announced Energy Queensland’s new CEO in addition to the five new members of the board of directors.

Mr Bailey said he was confident the government had found the most suitably qualified people with the skills and capabilities needed to guide the innovative power distribution body into the future.

Ms Dyson brings more than two decades experience in the legal and professional services industry.

She has advised the nation’s biggest companies, providing taxation solutions and strategies around corporate transactions and restructuring, leasing and international financing. She has also advised governments, bidding consortia and financiers on infrastructure and PPP transactions, including road and rail projects, social infrastructure and utilities projects.

McCullough Robertson tax Partner Mark West said the appointment was testament to Teresa’s intimate knowledge and understanding of policy implications for businesses across multiple sectors.

“Teresa is very well respected in the industry, delivering integrated, commercial and workable options to our clients across the entire lifecycle of businesses.”

Ms Dyson is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Taxation, a role in which she engaged with the business community and key representative groups to help develop sound tax policy.

Her current board appointments include Chair of Business Law Section (Law Council of Australia) and Deputy Chair of Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board.  She also sits on the board of Opera Queensland, UN Women National Committee Australia and the Audit & Risk Committee of Lifeline Australia.

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For further information contact:
Jodie Leckenby
07 3233 8584
jleckenby@mccullough.com.au

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