A tax specialist, Andrea’s interest is in exploring how the concept of tax fairness works in practice and the underlying assumptions in conventional tax policy.
Andrea writes a tax blog letstalkabouttaxnz.com where she explores these ideas.
She was the Independent Advisor to the 2019 Tax Working Group led by Sir Michael Cullen. Before that Andrea held senior positions in Inland Revenue and Treasury encompassing tax policy and the sharp end of tax disputes.
She is driven by a need for progressive social change and is also passionate about criminal justice reform. Andrea is a board member for JustSpeak and Yoga Education in Prisons Trust as well as a former policy coordinator for JustSpeak.