Mr Wachtel was appointed with effect from 3 April 2016 for a five-year term.
Mr Wachtel’s primary business experience is global in nature and predominately in the area of large complex international business. Through various leadership roles in the professional services industry he has extensive experience in organisational leadership, finance, risk management and governance, including as a former Chair (Asia Pacific & Oceania) of Ernst & Young (EY). He was also a member of the EY Global Governance Council & Global Risk Executive Committee. He co-authored the BCA White Paper ‘Removing Tax Barriers to International Growth’ (2001).
Mr Wachtel is currently retained as a Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse (Australia). He is a board member of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the St Vincent’s Medical Research Institute, a past President of the International Fiscal Association (IFA Australia), and a past member of the Tax Advisory Board of the Melbourne University Law Faculty.