Grant Wardell-Johnson

Partner in Charge

Australian Tax Centre, KPMG in Australia

Grant is the Head of the Australian Tax Centre at KPMG. He has a background in providing tax advice relating to international and domestic tax structuring, international cross-border acquisitions and initial public offerings. Grant has been the lead Tax Partner on many high-profile projects in the Australian and international markets, including the Wesfarmers acquisition of Coles Limited, Macquarie Group consortia...

Grant now leads the consultation on new law and KPMG’s response to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). He is a member of the Treasury BEPS Advisory Group, Chairman of the Tax Technical Committee of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a member of the National Tax Liaison Group.

Grant is the Head of the Australian Tax Centre at KPMG. He has a background in providing tax advice relating to international and domestic tax structuring, international cross-border acquisitions and initial public offerings. Grant has been the lead Tax Partner on many high-profile projects in the Australian and international markets, including the Wesfarmers acquisition of Coles Limited, Macquarie Group consortia acquisitions of Boart Longyear Limited and Dyno Nobel Limited, and their subsequent listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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The influence of gender on tax policy

An interview with Grant Wardell Johnson, Global Tax Policy Leader and Chair of the Global Tax Policy Leadership Group, KPMG International.

07 Apr 2022
1 min
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Post-COVID stimulus measures in Africa and the ASPAC region

On 14 July KPMG International and Jericho Chambers sponsored the second in a series of roundtables on tax policy responses to COVID-19. 

10 Aug 2020
6 min
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Rising inequality and the future of capital taxation

An interview with Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

08 Dec 2017
7 min

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