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TP Minds Australia
Technical Workshops (BDO Office): 28 October 2024
Main Summit (Harbour Marriott Hotel): 29 - 30 October 2024

Sharon Arasu
EGM - Tax, Treasury, Risk and Systems at CARSALES.COM


Sharon Arasu is the EGM - Tax, Treasury, Risk and Systems at Limited (ASX:CAR). As the EGM of Tax, she brings an abundance of practical experience in the areas of direct and indirect taxation across a variety of jurisdictions and has successfully transformed herself into a broader commercially focused finance leader. As Treasurer, she has effectively navigated the challenges of raising debt financing in volatile times and continues to guide the global carsales business through an evolution of its capital management structure. She has translated her analytical, communication and negotiation skills from the tax world into the broader enterprise risk management sphere, managing the evolution of carsales’ global risk management process along the path to best practice as its Head of Risk, ensuring that risk is both operationalized and managed adequately within the business whilst also being highly visible and managed strategically at the executive and Board level. And, to keep things interesting, she also leads the teams that manage carsales’ CRM and ERP systems, helping them work closely with the business to identify opportunities to improve and optimise the use of these systems within the business, prioritise development work in light of resource constraints, and manage system implementations across the global business.

As a Senior Finance Executive, she brings authentic leadership, humour and a passion for encouraging and developing people in everything she does. She contributes to the wider development of the Finance community by regularly speaking at conferences both in Australia and in Asia Pacific and is a willing and active mentor to those seeking to communicate more confidently and further develop their careers beyond their current specialisations. She has a particular skill in making the boring interesting and the complex easy to understand, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with anyone who will listen. She is especially passionate about encouraging specialist professionals to broaden their horizons and embrace new skills.

Agenda Sessions

  • IP Planning & M&A – Practical Experiences

  • Implications of Heightened Tax Transparency – Value-Add for Key Stakeholders or Just More Compliance for Corporates?