Ken Fehily is a GST expert with over 30 years of experience with resolving difficult, uncertain and complex indirect tax issues.
After 20 years as a senior partner at both PwC and Andersen, Ken founded independent consultancy Fehily Advisory in 2010 to dedicate himself to achieving prompt and definitive outcomes for clients and advisors facing GST issues or disputes with the ATO. Drawing on his deep technical knowledge, commercial experience and strong persuasion skills, Ken identifies and realises unconventional solutions to intractable problems.
He advises, represents and negotiates on behalf of business owners, investors, CEOs and CFOs across a wide range of matters, including real property, tax audits and tax audit insurance, cross-border transactions, deals and structuring, procedural mistakes, ATO refunds and financier obligations. He also works together with clients’ incumbent advisors and other professionals.
Ken was one of the architects of the GST, having assisted the Federal Treasurer’s Committee in the writing of the GST laws, and as a member of the ATO’s Public Rulings Panel for eight years. He continues to consult with the ATO and Federal Treasury on current and emerging GST issues, ATO administrative practices and legislative changes, and he serves as an external member of the ATO’s GST Stewardship Group.
He has extensive knowledge about a broad range of non-GST issues, is legally and financially literate and intuitive and has connections across both the private and government sectors. Through advising and serving on a number of Boards, he has developed a strong understanding of Board governance, having dealt and negotiated with and between private sector and government stakeholders from commercial and stakeholder perspectives.