John Shepherd is the General Manager leading the Industry Statistics Division at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
John previously held a number of senior roles in his 28 years at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), including leading significant change programs and projects focused on improving the client experience. John’s most recent role was leading the implementation of the Single Touch Payroll (STP) initiative, enabling employers to report their tax and superannuation information for their employees at the same time as they paid staff. STP aims to streamline business reporting to government and support better tax and super experiences for all employees. John also played an active role in superannuation reform, including leading the implementation of SuperStream and a number of other superannuation reform initiatives including online superannuation account consolidation.
John is a passionate member ambassador and fundraiser for men’s health initiatives.