The members of our executive have extensive professional experience both in government and private sector, within Australia and overseas. They have specific responsibilities and are bound by a corporate governance framework.
All staff are bound by a code of conduct:
Chief Commissioner of State Revenue
Commissioner of Fines Administration
Scott was appointed as the Deputy Secretary, Revenue NSW, Chief Commissioner of State Revenue and Commissioner of Fines Administration in April 2020.
Scott is a highly experienced senior leader with a career spanning the Australian and United Kingdom public sectors. Prior to joining Revenue NSW, Scott was Acting Commissioner at the NSW Public Service Commission, leading the NSW Government’s agenda around diversity, work of the future and reform across the sector. He joined the Public Service Commission in June 2014 and held the roles of Director Workforce Information Branch and Assistant Commissioner of the Performance and Analytics Division.
An internationally recognised statistician specialising in economic analysis, his work at the UK Office of National Statistics guided key decision making for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and European Union. In Director roles at the Australian Bureau of Statistics he developed and led significant change initiatives including a variety of complex people management programs and the launch of the major economic surveys onto digital platforms.
Scott is passionate about shaping future workforce strategy through evidence-based decision making, driving innovation, inclusion and building digital capability.
Executive Director, Technical Advisory Services
Commissioner of State Revenue
Cullen Smyth was appointed as the Executive Director of Technical Advisory Service and the Commissioner of State Revenue in August 2016.
Cullen Smythe joined us from KPMG and has over 20 years’ experience in the professional services arena, over 18 years of which has been spent specialising in State taxes across all Australian jurisdictions.
Cullen’s experience has also covered revenue, corporate/ commercial and finance law, gained in a number of the ‘Big 4’ and Australian law firms. As well, having lived in Asia for a number of years he has experience in legal and business practices of our regional neighbours and an understanding of the difficulties trying to reconcile often conflicting regulatory demands.
He is a member of the Tax Institute – Office of State Revenue Liaison Committee, and a Chartered Tax Advisor and a regular attendee at the TIA State Taxes Conference.
Chief Digital Officer
Acting Executive Director, Revenue Digital
Emma Dahms was appointed as Acting Executive Director, Revenue Digital in May 2020.
Emma has over 20 years’ experience in technology design and delivery across the utilities, building and construction and financial services industries. She has enjoyed working in a number of areas, including strategy and planning, marketing, software development and program management.
Emma joined Revenue NSW in November 2018. Prior to Revenue NSW Emma was at Sydney Water where she held Digital Delivery and Architecture roles. Before that she was Head of Enterprise Architecture at Leighton Contractors (now CBP), specialising in the design and delivery of business systems.
Emma’s career started as a Graduate with Telstra, and she subsequently went on to work in Analytics, Strategy & Planning, Marketing, Enterprise Architecture and Product Management. Emma is a TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect and has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese).
Customer Service - Fines & Debt, Revenue NSW
Kathleen Mackay is an expert in leading through change and has experience in operations and transformation in several sectors including government, industrial and financial services.
Her responsibilities include the administration of fines and the resolution of tax, fines and other debts owed to the NSW Government.
In addition to her operational responsibilities, Kathleen sponsors many transformation projects including the use of advanced digital technologies, the implementation of the Fairer Fines legislation and support for citizens experiencing acute financial hardship.
Kathleen is also an active proponent of diversity, inclusivity and flexible ways of working.