Second Commissioner Bruce Quigley
Bruce Quigley began working for the ATO in February 1972.
He was appointed Second Commissioner (Law) in December 2006 and, in July 2009, took up the role of Second Commissioner (Compliance).
In this role Bruce
leads delivery of the Compliance Program which outlines to the community both those areas of risk that will attract the interest of the ATO
and the compliance response to those risks.
It also provides an overview of the practical assistance and guidance available to taxpayers who want to do the right thing.
As Second Commissioner (Law), Bruce had overall responsibility for the ATO's interpretation of the tax laws and input to the design and implementation of new laws.
The Australian Valuation Office fell within Bruce's area of responsibility and Bruce also had a significant corporate governance role as Chair of the ATO's Audit Committee.
Before becoming Second Commissioner (Law), Bruce was Deputy Chief Tax Counsel and National Program Manager for the Tax Counsel Network.
led technical decision-making in the highest priority and most complex technical issues.
Bruce has wide experience in tax design and administration.
He has held several senior management positions in tax including Complex Audit Manager and Audit Chief as well as First Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Child Support Registrar.
During the implementation of the New Tax System, Bruce led the team working with Treasury and the Office of Parliamentary Counsel on the design and development of the GST and other indirect tax laws.
is considered an international expert in GST
and has advised overseas jurisdictions and presented papers at international conferences.
Bruce has degrees in accounting and law, is a fellow of CPA Australia and the Taxation Institute of Australia.
has been admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW
Bruce was appointed to the position of Second Commissioner for the period 18 December 2006 to 17 December 2013 under the provisions of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 - section 4.