26 March 2013 — Michael D’Ascenzo has been appointed as a new member of the Clean Energy Regulator.
Mr D’Ascenzo is recognised internationally for his leadership and expertise in tax administration and governance as well as his technical and design skills in tax law and superannuation.
He was Commissioner of Taxation from January 2006 to December 2012 and served in the Australian Taxation Office for 35 years with roles including Second Commissioner and Chief Tax Counsel concurrently, overseeing law interpretation, corporate planning, finance and governance.
He is a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board and is also an adviser with the International Monetary Fund.
On 26 January 2010 Mr D’Ascenzo was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to public administration, particularly through reform and innovative engagement with the taxation profession and other government agencies.
Mr D’Ascenzo replaces Jennie Granger who has moved to the United Kingdom.