Judy O'Connell

Ms O’Connell has extensive domestic and global experience in tax administration, having worked at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for 35 years.

She was appointed Assistant Commissioner from 2005 to 2016, working in various tax compliance and information technology roles. She was a key executive driving the changes to improve the experience for small business owners when dealing with the ATO.

Ms O’Connell was the former Victorian Small Business Commissioner between 2016 and 2021.

She also worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris as Head of Unit at the Fiscal Affairs Division, where she led the development of an online international tax dialogue between tax administrations.

Ms O’Connell works as a short-term Tax Expert in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF, providing technical assistance to tax administrations. She has a Bachelor of Economics from Melbourne University.

Ms O’Connell was appointed as a part-time Board member for a 3-year period from 8 December 2023.