The 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 (IRD) and other
government agencies tasked with the smooth operation and ongoing digital transformation of the tax system.
DSPs have historically worked together with IRD 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 IRD representative with a minimum of five and a maximum of 12 members representing DSPs
operating in 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||Emma Dobson - DSPANZ|
|IRD Co-Chair:||Rogan Clarke - IRD|
|Secretariat:||Maggie Leese - DSPANZ|
Chris Mar - Datacom
Edwin McLean - Reckon
Gaston Milsom - Advanced Management Systems
Jason Langworthy - Xero
Karl Farrand - Taxlab
Katherine Truman - SAP
Kathryn Cavanagh - ReadyTech
Mike Behling - MYOB
Simone Dixon - ELMO Software
Anil Srinivasa - IRD
Dan Blank - IRD
Mark Tapara - IRD
Nick Wilkins - IRD
Peter Rose - IRD
Shantanu Dutta - IRD
Matthew Prouse - DSPANZ
Simon Foster - DSPANZ
Note: DAG Members are not required to be financial members of DSPANZ to participate.
Charter and Meeting Minutes