Stephen Coleclough LLB CTA (Fellow) FIIT TEP FRSA FInstCPD ATT is qualified as a solicitor and is partner in indirect taxes at PricewaterhouseCoopers, which he joined in 1997. Prior to that he was head of corporate and indirect taxes at Simmons & Simmons. He was Chairman of the CIOT’s Technical Committee from May 2005 to May 2008. From 2008 to 2012 he was President of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne, the body of European tax advisers, which embraces 33 national organisations from 24 European States, representing more than 180,000 tax advisers.
Stephen assumed his role as President of the Institute in May 2013.
Anne Fairpo became an Associate member of the Institute in 1998, and a Fellow in 2006. She is a barrister at 13 Old Square Chambers and Atlas Chambers, focussing on taxation of intellectual property, international tax issues and employment tax advice. She is also Chair of the Institute's Education Committee and a member of the International Taxes Technical Sub-Committee.
Anne writes regularly for a number of publications, and is the author of Taxation of Intellectual Property, published by Bloomsbury Professional. She also speaks regularly at conferences and seminars.
Away from the office, Anne regularly stage-manages productions for the Company of Ten, an amateur dramatic society, and Gray's Inn. She is a keen runner and also travels regularly, which combines well with her interest in photography.
Chris Jones is the Director of Tax markets and Learning Solutions at LexisNexis. Chris leads the tax and learning businesses at LexisNexis and has overall responsibility for everything the company delivers under the eminent Tolley brand.
Chris started his career with PFK (UK) LLP and trained as Chartered Tax Adviser in 1994. He acted for a wide range of owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals and PLCs. He then moved into the world of Professional Education, training students to pass the ATT & CTA exams as a tutor at BPP.
Immediate Past President
Patrick Stevens started his career with a two partner firm of accountants in Norfolk and since then has experienced life in most segments of the profession. This includes several years with a firm just outside the top twenty accountants, some time with BDO, and the last 16 years as a partner at Ernst & Young in London. During his time at E&Y he has spent a number of years as managing partner of the growth markets part of the business. His areas of tax specialisation include entrepreneurial companies and their shareholders, professional partnerships, retail investment funds and private clients.
These days he has a range of responsibilities within Ernst & Young including looking after the tax affairs of the firm in the UK, the EMEIA Area and the Global organisation as well as providing comment to the newspapers and television on current tax matters. Patrick was elected Vice President of the CIOT in May 2010, Deputy President of the CIOT in May 2011 and completed his term as President of the Institute in May 2013.
Peter Fanning joined the CIOT in 2008 as its first Chief Executive following a brief secondment to the office of the permanent secretary to HM Treasury. From 2004 Peter led the transformation of the Office of Government Commerce (an independent office of HM Treasury) as Deputy Chief Executive/Director General and later Acting Chief Executive/2nd permanent secretary. He previously served as the founding Director of London’s Centre of Procurement Excellence based in the former Association of London Government, Managing Director of IPF, the commercial arm of CIPFA and Chief Executive of the 4ps, established to support Local Authorities procure through the PFI.
Peter spent over twelve years with the NatWest Group, which he left as a Director of NatWest Capital Markets in 1994 and former Head of Product Development in the Commercial Division.
Peter was Trustee and Board member of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and a former committee member of Hyde Housing Association.
Tina Riches is the CIOT's Technical Director. Her main role is leading the team of Technical Officers in carrying out much of the technical work of the CIOT, including providing support to the Technical Committee and its sub-committees.
Tina is a CIOT representative on a number of HMRC consultative groups, particularly those relating to compliance reform and administration of the tax system, including RTI. She has led a number of technical initatives for the CIOT, often jointly with other bodies and often resulting in significant changes to legislative or administrative proposals for the tax system from HMRC powers, compliance and anti-avoidance through to owner managed business and agent issues. Tina increasingly features as a CIOT spokeswoman in the media.
Tina is both a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Chartered Accountant. Before joining the CIOT's staff, Tina worked in both audit and tax with several firms from Big Four through to small practices which has given her a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing a large variety of practices and their clients.
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
Anthony Thomas has been in tax practice with Thomas & Company, a firm of tax advisers based in Coventry, for more than 30 years. He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1979 and became a member of the Institute of Taxation in 1980, setting up practice dealing mainly with the taxation aspects of smaller business and the professions.
He joined the Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2003, having already sat on the Council of the Assocation of Taxation Technicians, being the president
in 2002/03. He is a past chairman of the joint CIOT/ATT Standards Committee and
past member of the joint Audit Committee.
He is also a past Treasurer of the CIOT and past chairman of the Birmingham Branch committee. Elected Vice President of the CIOT in 2009 he became Deputy President in 2010 and served his one year term as President from May 2011.
Anthony joined the General Assembly of the Confederation Fiscale Europeenne (CEF) in 2008, having an interest in European tax issues, particularly relating to professionals standards and ethics. Prior to joining the ATT and CIOT councils, he was a member of the Council of the ACCA, having chaired their investigations and membership committees, and the representative member of the AAT Council.
Outside interests consist of skiing, music and travel.
Robin Williamson is a solicitor and formerly the senior technical editor with tax publishers CCH. He writes and lectures extensively on personal tax matters, particularly tax audtis.
Gary is the National Head of Tax Investigation and Dispute Resolution for a large accountancy firm. He was previously an inspector with the ex-Inland Revenue before joining the tax investigation group of a Big Four firm in London. Gary is a regular expert press contributor on tax investigation issues and is the former Chairman of the Management of Taxes Sub-Committee. He represents the CIOT on HMRC's Compliance Reform Forum.
Solicitor and a Chartered Tax Adviser. John is Chairman of the Capital Gains Tax and Investment Income Sub-Committee. He specialises in the interaction of personal and corporate taxes. John studied Politics and Philosophy at Christ Church, Oxford. He is a member of the Law Society's Capital Taxes Sub-Committee and chair of Bristol Law Society's Tax, Trust and Probate committee. In January 1998 he was the winner of the CIOT's Institute Medal and Butterworth Prize.
Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser working within the accountancy profession, specialising in employment taxes in UK/international context and taking a particular interest in the financial sector. Colin is Chairman of the CIOT's Employment Taxes Sub-Committee.
Past President of the CIOT, a Chartered Tax Adviser (Fellow) and a Chartered Accountant. John studied Philosophy and Economics at Oxford and worked for several years at the Department of Employment (involved, among other things, in European Union negotiations). He is a past President of the CIOT and member of the Institute's Technical Committee and was Chairman of the Corporate Tax Sub-Committee. He has been particularly heavily involved in consultations over corporation tax reform, IAS, and the implications of European Court of Justice decisions. John has been a Council Member since 1997. John specialises in corporate and international tax. He is a frequent conference speaker on the tax issues arising from securitisation, debt and derivatives, international trends in financial services taxation and the impact of the European Union on the tax system. He has written articles on these topics for The Times, Financial Times, Accountancy Age and Tax Adviser.
Chartered Tax Adviser and Chairman of the Environmental Taxes Working Group. Mark heads up Baker & McKenzie's London VAT group and is a member of Baker & McKenzie's European indirect tax steering committee, advising on a wide spectrum of UK, EU and global VAT law. He speaks regularly at UK and international conferences on international VAT issues, for example in the e-commerce, international trade and services sectors, outsourcing and the developing carbon and environmental markets. Mark studied Politics and Parliamentary Studies at the University of Leeds, where he graduated in 1998. In 1996/7, Mark undertook internships with the US Democratic Party (Washington D.C.) and the UK Labour Party (Westminster).
Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant. He read law at King's College, London and at Queens' College, Cambridge. Bill is Chairman of The Chartered Institute of Taxation's Technical Committee. He is also a member of the Tax Law Review Committee of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He specialises in tax policy and advising multinationals.
Member of the Employment Taxes Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and also represents the Institute on the Pensions Industry Working Group with HMRC. She is also a member of the Society of Pension Consultants' Legislation Committee. Eleanor is a solicitor specialising in pensions law, and is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. She is a Principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Chartered and Certified Accountant as well as a Chartered Tax Adviser. Nigel has been Chairman of the Technical Committee twice and the CIOT's EU & Human Rights Sub-Committee. He specialises in capital taxes and has acted as an expert witness in court cases concerning share valuation, compensation for loss of office, compensation of loss of profit and professional negligence and other issues. He is an author and frequently lectures.
Chartered Tax Adviser (Fellow) and a VAT Partner. Douglas is Chairman of the CIOT's VAT & Indirect Taxes Sub-Committee, as well as being a member of the VAT Practitioners' Group. He is a contributor to Tottel's VAT Planning and speaks and writes widely on VAT. He specialises in indirect tax.
Came into taxes through the Inland Revenue’s fast stream in 1988. He left the Revenue in 1994 as an Assistant District Inspector and following a spell as tax partner in a small firm of Chartered Certified Accountants he co-founded Professional Tax Practice Ltd in 1995 to dispense advice to professional firms of accountants and lawyers. He was a partner in the Professional Training Partnership until 2006.
Since then has been in practice as a Chartered Tax Adviser and lecturer through his own firm TaxFellowship, advising clients, contributing articles on technical issues to the professional press and lecturing widely to professional audiences all over the UK.
Andrew was made a Fellow of the CIOT in 2005 and was awarded the Fellowship Thesis Prize & Gold Medal and the Banker’s Taxation Circle Prize for his thesis on the interaction of tax and accounting standards. He is involved with the CIOT’s technical work and is Chairman of the OMB Technical Sub-Committee, a core member of the Employment Taxes Technical Sub-Committee and a ‘virtual’ member of the Management of Taxes Technical Sub-Committee, contributing to several consultations with and for with HMRC.
Solicitor and Chartered Tax Adviser (Fellow). He is Chairman of the Succession Taxes sub-committee. He has recently retired from the firm with whom he practised for over 40 years and now is a consultant local to his home. His experience is in capital taxes especially with trusts and business succession issues. He writes a regular column for the STEP Journal and lectures.
Barrister. She is a past President of the CIOT. She is a member of the Consultative Committee on HMRC Powers and the TAX Appeals Stakeholder Group. She speaks and writes about many aspects of indirect tax, and her publications include "Hamilton on VAT and Duties Appeals".
Chairman of the CIOT Property Taxes Sub-Committee. He works as a National Tax Consultant for Smith & Williamson.
Chairman of the CIOT Corporate Taxes Sub-Committee. He is a Consultant with Linklaters LLP; has extensive experience advising on corporate tax matters and specialises in the tax treatment of financing transactions.
Chartered Accountant and as well as a Chartered Tax Adviser. He's worked in the City for most of his career, including being Group Tax Director for a major financial institution, and has a wide involvement in industry and professional activities. He chairs the British Bankers Association tax committee, is the UK representative on the European Banking Federation Tax Committee and a member of the CBI and 100 Group tax committees. He also serves on the Executive Committee of The Institute for Fiscal Studies and is a member of the Tax Law Review Committee. He is former Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Taxation's Technical Committee and the current Chairman of the International Taxes Sub-Committee.
Based in an accountancy practice as well as being a Visiting Fellow at Centre for Commercial Law Studies (Queen Mary, University of London) and sitting on the Editorial Board member of Tax Journal. He specialises in corporate tax issues. Lakshmi is former Chairman of the CIOT's Property Taxes Sub-Committee.
Chairman of CIOT's VAT Sub-Committee. Simon joined UHY Hacker Young in 2001 having spent ten years in HM Revenue & Customs and six years in professional practice. Simon heads the London office VAT department and is well known as a national VAT expert.
Philip Ridgway is a Barrister. He advises on all areas of revenue law but has a particular interest in corporate tax including, acquisitions and disposal, reconstructions and demergers, MBOs, returning capital to shareholders, s425 schemes, SDLT, stamp duty and SDRT. Philip is a Fellow and Council member of the Chartered institute of Taxation, Chairman of its Education Committee and a member of both the corporate and property technical committees. He has also recently joined the Low Income Tax Reform Group (LITRG) committee and is a volunteer for Tax help for Older People (TOP) a registered charity which provides free advice to those over the age of 60 with incomes of less than £15,000 a year. When he is not dealing with tax issues Philip follows the (mis)fortunes of Sheffield United and purports to play blues guitar although he accepts this is more likely to describe the effect on the listener than be a reference to the musical genre.
Is a Barrister, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. Adrian is Tax Director specialising in corporate tax, and is particularly interested in property transactions, REITS, partnerships, capital gains tax, capital allowances, international tax, European law and stamp duties. Adrian regularly writes and lectures about tax. He is former Chairman of the Institute's Corporate Tax Sub-Committee and current Vice-Chairman of Chartered Institute of Taxation's Technical Committee.
Technical Director, Low Incomes Tax Reform Group; solicitor; formerly senior technical editor with tax publishers CCH; writes and lectures on personal tax matters, particularly tax credits.
Barrister practicing in all areas of tax including negligence and judicial review proceedings raising tax issues. Among the areas that particularly interest him are European Community and human rights law. He has been appointed the Chartered Institute of Taxes' representative on the indirect tax sub-committee of the Confederation Fiscale Europeenne. He is also former Vice-Chairman of the Institute's VAT and Indirect Taxes Sub-Committee, Chairman of the European and Human Rights Law Sub-Committee and a fellow of the Institute of Indirect Taxation. He is a member of the editorial board of Simons' Taxes, co-author of "Zamir and Woolf: The Declaratory Judgment" and a contributor to "Civil Appeals" and "Potter & Monroe's Tax Planning" a former contributor to De Smith's Judicial Review and to the De Voil's Indirect Tax Service.
External Relations Manager - George Crozier
George Crozier is External Relations Manager for the Chartered Institute of Taxation, for the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT, the CIOT's sister body) and for the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG, an initiative of the CIOT). He manages the Institute's relations with the media as well as with politicians, opinion formers and other relevant bodies. He has worked for the Institute since 2009, having previously worked as a speechwriter and heading up the Political Communications Unit of a major political party.
External Relations Officer - James Knell
James Knell joined the Institute in April 2013. He has previously worked for the Chairman and Communications Department of a major political party and was formerly an intern at the think tank Reform, where he specialised in criminal justice policy. He previously lived in the Middle East where he worked as a translator and retains a strong interest in the area's regional politics.
Media enquiries for the CIOT should be directed to George at email@example.com on 020 7340 0569 or James at firstname.lastname@example.org on 020 7340 2702.