Dr Lee-Ann Steenkamp is a tax lecturer at the Stellenbosch University Business School, where she teaches on the MBA and the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning. She is also an Extraordinary Professor in Tax at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Lee-Ann is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher – a rare accolade which is bestowed on academics with exceptional research output.
Lee-Ann obtained her PhD in Public Law from the University of Cape Town, wherein she examined the transition from the old Kyoto Protocol to the new Paris Agreement on Climate Change. She holds a Master’s degree in Taxation and is a registered Master Tax Practitioner (SA). Her research focuses on 'green tax' issues, including biodiversity conservation, the taxing of energy use in developing countries and most notably South Africa's new carbon tax.
Lee-Ann supervises numerous MBA, MPhil and Doctoral students and frequently publishes in peer-reviewed journals, is a contributing author to a number of books and university-prescribed textbooks and presents at international conferences. Lee-Ann is program director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning which is accredited by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI).
Lee-Ann advises on carbon tax policy matters and serves on the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Carbon Tax subcommittee which provides input to National Treasury, as well as serving on the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).