Rob Heferen – Commissioner of Taxation

Mr Heferen was appointed as the 13th Commissioner of Taxation on 1 March 2024.

He has had a long career in the Australian Public Service, beginning in 1989 as a graduate at the Australian Customs Service. Over 35 years, he’s accumulated diverse experience across policy development and program delivery in a range of portfolios.

Mr Heferen has represented Australia in international forums including the United Nations, International Energy Agency and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

For almost 20 years, Mr Heferen’s interest and expertise in economics and tax policy led him to various roles in the Australian Taxation Office and Commonwealth Treasury. This included leading the Secretariat for the Australia’s Future Tax System Review (the Henry Tax Review) and culminated in his role as Deputy Secretary, Revenue Group at the Commonwealth Treasury between 2011 and 2016. Here he had responsibility for tax policy, tax legislation and revenue forecasting.

Mr Heferen has been an ex-officio Board member since 1 March 2024.