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The Aotearoa New Zealand Digital Advisory Group or "DAG" is a representative advisory group intended to provide support and perspective from software developers and Digital Service Providers (DSPs) to the NZ Inland Revenue Department (Inland Revenue) and other government agencies tasked with the smooth operation and ongoing digital transformation of the tax system. 


DSPs have historically worked together with Inland Revenue on digital initiatives, but as separate voices in the industry. After conversations with a number of DSPs, they considered it better for all interested parties if they had a common voice to work with IRD and other stakeholders under a common charter. As a result, the DAG was formed in 2021. 


The DAG is co-chaired by a DSP and an Inland Revenue representative with a minimum of five and a maximum of 12 members representing DSPs operating in Aotearoa New Zealand at any given time. Co-chairs will work together to ensure that the DAG is reflective and representative of the diversity of the NZ DSP community. Please find the current membership of the DAG below. 

DSP Co-Chair Allen Knight - DSPANZ
Inland Revenue Co-Chair: Anil Srinivasa - Inland Revenue
Secretariat: Maggie Leese - DSPANZ
DSP Members: Catherine McLellan - Xero
Chris Mar - Datacom
Don Hounsell - MYOB
Edwin McLean - The Access Group
Eric Troebner - Tax Management NZ
Katherine Truman - SAP
Katie Leitch - MYOB
Matt Webb - MyMahi
Mike Behling - Taxlab
Paul Orford - ReadyTech
Robert Rolls - Afirmo
Tim Kirkpatrick - Tax Traders
Observers: Dan Blank - Inland Revenue
Glenn Richards - Inland Revenue
Mark Tapara - Inland Revenue
Nick Wilkins - Inland Revenue
Richard Braae - Inland Revenue
Shantanu Dutta - Inland Revenue
Matthew Prouse - DSPANZ

DAG Members are not required to be financial members of DSPANZ to participate. 

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NZ DAG Charter as at June 2024

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