The Chartered Institute of Taxation’s new President, John Beattie, has commenced his Presidential term with a strong statement in support of the expertise of Chartered Tax Advisers in their service to the general public, companies and other clients. John Beattie, President of the CIOT, said:
"It is a great honour and privilege for me to be appointed President of CIOT. I am mindful of the challenges and obligations the year ahead will bring. In my Presidency I intend to champion the knowledge and skills of Chartered Tax Advisers and support the students, the next generation of CTAs, to help them pass the rigorous CTA exams."
John is the first President the CIOT has appointed from Northern Ireland. After a brief spell with the Inland Revenue, John joined KPMG in 1979. He specialises in private client work and advising on employee taxes. He became a member of the CIOT in 1982 and shortly afterwards was involved in setting up the Northern Ireland Branch of the Institute where he served as both Chairman and Secretary.
Peter Kempster, Adviser at Nabarro Nathanson, has been appointed Deputy President. John Cullinane, Partner at Deloitte, has been appointed Vice President.