Dr Rob Preece

Senior Lecturer

Email: rpreece@csu.edu.au

Rob represents CCES in South East Asia, and also holds the role of Course Director Excise Studies.

While Rob has recently relocated from Bangkok, Thailand to Canberra, he still represents CCES across South East Asia. He has worked extensively in excise policy development, as well as indirect tax (customs, excise, environment tax and VAT) administration reform and capacity building.  In the most recent years, Rob has worked on long term reform projects with:

  • Tax Policy Department of the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance;
  • The Thai Excise Department;
  • Cambodian Customs & Excise Department;
  • Sri Lankan Customs and Excise Department;
  • The World Bank and Philippines Department of Finance on sin tax policy reforms; and
  • The Asian Development Bank on the Cross Border Transport Agreement in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

As well as teaching Excise Studies at Charles Sturt University, Rob has also recently delivered the Indirect Tax module on the Masters of Taxation program at the Shanghai Customs College, and was one of the facilitators of the Customs Leadership & Development program for Malaysian and Indonesian Customs officers.

Rob has also been involved in various short term assignments in the region on behalf of Thai Customs, Thai Fiscal Policy Office, Malaysian Treasury, Indonesian Customs & Excise Department, Indonesian Bureau of Fiscal Policy and the World Bank office in the Philippines.  Rob also co-authored with Interpol a handbook for enforcement officers combatting the illicit trade in tobacco products.

Rob has also been widely published in articles on excise taxation policy and administration, and presented many of these papers in regional seminars, and conferences.