Spokespeople

The CIOT's spokespeople can be contacted for media comment via the CIOT's External Relations Team (contact details at the bottom of this page)

The Officers

President - Peter Rayney

"2020 has been a year of tragedy, upheaval and uncertainty. But our profession is robust and our Institute remains strong. Our work has never been more necessary. I am very thankful to have a wise and enthusiastic Presidential team working with me – Susan Ball (Deputy President), Gary Ashford (Vice President) and, of course, Glyn as Immediate Past President. I am proud that, for the next 18 months, I will be leading the CIOT as your 56th President."

Educational background

  • Accountancy – Sheffield Hallam University

Professional background

Peter Rayney practices as an independent tax consultant. His main specialisms are corporate tax, company reorganisations, corporate finance tax (including company sales and acquisitions) and all aspects of owner managed business taxation.

Peter worked at BDO LLP for nearly 20 years, acting most recently as their National Tax Technical Partner.

He is a widely-recognised tax author and lecturer and regularly contributes to the professional press.

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Company sale structuring
  • Owner managed business taxation

Declaration of interests

  • Winner of Taxation's 'Tax Writer of the Year' 2002, 2014 and 2018
  • Winner of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Fellowship, 1994
  • Chair of the ICAEW Tax Faculty's Technical Committee.

 

Deputy President - Susan Ball

Educational background 

  • Chartered Tax Adviser

 Professional background 

  • ATT CTA (Fellow)
  • Partner, Employment Tax/NIC, Reward & Expatriate Tax, RSM UK
  • Council member since 2017
  • Member of Employment Taxes Sub-Committee.
  • Past Joint Chair and founder member of the CIOT/ATT Suffolk Branch
  • Writes and lectures on employment tax and NIC.

Susan has over 30 years' experience working extensively in the employment tax, investigations and reward field. She has a breadth of experience in dealing with all aspects of PAYE and Social Security in the UK and overseas as well as the Construction Industry Scheme, employee benefits and expenses, compliance and employment status issues together with reward planning including salary sacrifice, from both an advisory and compliance point of view.

Susan advises clients across a range of sectors and industries.  Susan’s approach is to establish and maintain a strong relationship with clients.

 Included in the 2018 & 2019 Reward Strategy Reward 300 Hall of Fame and the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2019.

Areas of expertise

  • UK PAYE and NIC obligations, compliance and planning
  • Global mobility tax and social security for the internationally mobile individuals and employers
  • Reward planning including equity incentives and other remuneration arrangements.
  • Also bringing together HR, legal and payroll specialists.

Declaration of interests

  • Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Sits on the employment taxes committee
  • Fellow of CIOT and a member of ATT
  • Associate member of CIPP

 

Immediate Past President - Glyn Fullelove

We see enormous changes in the professional tax landscape and I am immensely proud to help serve our Institute in providing the best services for its members and students." 

Educational background

  • Chartered Tax Adviser (Fellow)
  • Chartered Accountant 

Professional background

Glyn Fullelove has worked for over thirty years in tax, and is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Chartered Tax Adviser. He qualified with Arthur Andersen, and was Head of International Taxation for Robson Rhodes before moving into commerce.

Glyn has held Head of Tax roles at four UK headquartered quoted FTSE 250 or FTSE 100 companies. He is now one of the writing team at Croner-i, where he writes commentary on corporation tax matters mainly of interest to large companies and groups.

He is well known as a speaker at tax conferences, especially on digital taxation and the taxation of multi-national enterprises.

Areas of expertise

  • International Tax
  • M&A Taxation
  • Treasury Taxation
  • Tax Risk Management
  • Advisory work

Declaration of interests

  • Chaired the Technical Committee from May 2016 until he became President of the Institute in May 2019.
  • Active as a volunteer on CIOT technical matters for over fifteen years

 

Director of Public Policy - John Cullinane

Educational background

  • Master of Arts (M.A) Philosophy and Economics

Professional background

John Cullinane has been Director of Public Policy for the Chartered Institute of Taxation since September 2015.

Before joining the CIOT in 2015 he was a senior tax partner at Deloitte for 13 years, and from 2009 head of their tax quality and risk function division and an elected member of the board of partners at Deloitte LLP. He was also previous at Andersen. He specialised particularly in financial services and advice to governments.

In the 1980s John was a policy adviser at the then Department of Employment, having previously studied Philosophy and Economics at Wadham College, Oxford.

He has advised public authorities and others on developing taxation systems and on tax issues concerning building successful financial centres.

Areas of expertise

  • International Tax
  • Financial and corporate tax matters
  • Tax risk management

Declaration of interests

John was elected President of the CIOT 2006-07 where he focused on emphasising the rule of law in taxation and achieving greater recognition for tax advisers as professionals.

Chief Executive - Helen Whiteman

Key objectives for CIOT over the years ahead include further increasing the Institute’s international profile and dealing with challenges facing tax professionals such as greater automation and the spread of artificial intelligence.” 

Helen Whiteman joined the CIOT in September 2019 following being Chief Executive of CILEx Regulation Limited, a role she held since 2015.

Educational background

  • PGDip Strategic Leadership
  • MSc, IT and Business Studies
  • BA Hons, Law with German

Professional background

After initially working in investment marketing and PR, then lecturing in law and e-business, she joined the legal field managing practice development and marketing for a law firm in Leicester. She joined CILEx in 2008 as head of corporate affairs having served as director of member services at LawNet.

She became Chief Operating Officer at CILEx in 2012, and was responsible for overseeing CILEx’s membership, qualifications, journal, international and regulatory affairs functions.

Areas of expertise

  • Operations management and strategy
  • Policy and law reform
  • Regulatory standards and policy
  • Governance

Declaration of interests

  • Helen is a volunteer trustee for legal charity, LawCare
  • MHFA Mental Health First Aider

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group

 

 Chair

Professional background

Moira is Chair of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) and a Senior Tax Manager, at Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP. As part of the innovation team at Anderson, Anderson & Brown she work closely with clients, providing expert advice on the Research and Development and Patent Box tax reliefs. She has also been a CIOT Council Member since 2013. Moria has recently retired from a long career working in tax in professional practice.

Areas of expertise

  • Research and Development Tax Relief
  • Patent Box tax reliefs
  • Corporate Tax

Declaration of interests

  • BAcc (HONS), CA, ALCM
  • Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Past Chairman and Member of Scotland Branch
  • CIOT Council

Head of Low Incomes Tax Reform Group  Victoria Todd 

Professional background

Victoria worked in various welfare rights roles before joining LITRG in 2004 as Welfare Rights Technical Officer. Victoria qualified as a tax technician (ATT) in 2011 and a CTA (Fellow) in 2017. In 2018, Victoria was appointed Head of LITRG. As well as overseeing the group’s work, Victoria retains technical responsibility for tax credits and universal credit. Victoria sits on several HMRC forums and is a member of the Tax Law Review Committee.  

Areas of expertise

  • Interactions between tax and benefits
  • Tax credits
  • Universal Credit
  • Fraud and error
  • Powers and safeguards
  • Issues affecting low income taxpayers

Declaration of interests

  • Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Tax Law Review Committee  

Spokespeople

 

John Barnett

Educational background 

  • Rendcomb College, Cirencester 1981-88
  • Christ Church, Oxford University, 1988-1991 (Politics, Philosophy and Economics)
  • College of Law, Chester, 1992-1994 (Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course)
  • Qualified solicitor Jan 1997
  • ATII exams November 1998 (winner of Institute medal and Butterworth prize)
  • Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) April 2009

Professional background 

John Barnett is a Partner at Burges Salmon and head of the Tax, Trust, and Family department. In 2013 John was appointed by HMRC to the interim panel set up to approve guidance on the new General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR).

John has worked at Burges Salmon since 1995, qualifying as a solicitor in January 1997 and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in November 1998. He became a partner in 2003 and has headed the firm’s Tax, Trust, and Family department since May 2016.

John chaired the CIOT’s Capital Gains Tax & Investment Income Committee between 2006 and 2014 and led the CIOT’s response to many capital tax changes in that period, including the domicile changes of 2008 and 2017 and the statutory residence test in 2013. John has been a member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee since 2006 and became its chair in May 2019.

John chaired the judges of the annual STEP awards from 2017 to 2019.

He regularly lectures on capital tax and related issues for STEP, CIOT branches and others.

John is married with four children and lives in Bristol. He is a Methodist local (lay) preacher. If he had any spare time he would enjoy choral singing, playing the piano and organ, and playing golf, hockey and cricket. He is a fan of Aston Villa, Gloucestershire Cricket and Bristol rugby.

John is a trustee of Burges Salmon Charitable Trust and Sixty-One (a charity which works with ex-prisoners). He is a former director of Aspire (which provides employment opportunities to homeless and ex-homeless individuals) and helped client, Resonance, establish the UK’s first social investment tax relief (SITR) fund. He has his own website: www.whytaxesfail.com which he hopes, one day, to turn into a book explaining tax-policy to the intelligent layperson.

Areas of expertise

  • International Taxes
  • Capital Taxes
  • Residence and domicile
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • DOTAS, GAAR and related tax-governance issues

Declaration of interests

  • CIOT Council
  • Chair of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee

Colin Ben-Nathan

Educational background 

  • Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser

Professional background 

Colin Ben-Nathan is a Tax Director at KPMG LLP.

Areas of expertise 

  • Employment Taxes
  • UK
  • International
  • Financial sector

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Employment Taxes Committee

Matthew Brown

Educational background 

  • Chartered Tax Adviser, Tax Technician, BSc (Hon)

Professional background 

Matthew Brown is a Technical Officer for the CIOT’S Employment Taxes Committee and Owner Managed Business Committee. Matthew previously worked for Capita Assistance and started his tax career at Barclays Personal Tax Service.

Areas of expertise

  • Employment Taxes
  • Pay As You Earn (PAYE)
  • National Insurance Contributions (NICs)
  • Taxation of benefits-in-kind (BIKs)
  • Expenses and Termination payments
  • Taxation of pensions and pension contributions
  • Taxation of sole traders and small partnerships

Declaration of interests

  • Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)

John Bunker

Educational background 

  • Chartered Tax Adviser and Solicitor

Professional background 

John Bunker is Head of Knowledge Development, Tax Trusts and Estates of Irwin Mitchell LLP and also a freelance lecturer. 

John moved in 2012 to his role, responsible for technical development and know-how, for Thomas Eggar’s 100 strong Private Client team, after 23 years as a partner. This role developed within Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth following the merger.

Alongside this John has developed external training work in a freelance capacity, for local law societies, branches of CIOT, STEP, SFE and other professional groups, as well as MBL, CLT, SJ Live, the Ark Group, and individual firms.

Areas of expertise

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Estate and tax planning

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Private Client (UK) Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Member of HMRC’s Capital Taxes Liaison Group (CTLG)
  • Member of The Association of Corporate Trustees (TACT) Private Trusts Committee

Emma Chamberlain

Educational background

  • Admitted as a Solicitor, 1986. Called, 1998.

Professional background

Emma Chamberlain OBE is a partner at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP. Emma also practice as an independent barrister at Pump Court Tax Chambers and is a visiting Professor of Law at University of Oxford, teaching the post graduate MSC course. Emma had various secondments to HM Treasury and HMRC advising on foreign doms, trusts, inheritance tax and residential property and has co-authored several books.

Areas of expertise

  • Private client advisory
  • Taxation
  • Trust advice
  • Foreign doms
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance tax
  • Residential property

Declaration of interests

  • CIOT Fellow
  • Joint Chair of the CIOT’s Private Client (International) Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Technical Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Member of the HMRC’s GAAR Advisory Panel
  • Consultative Committee for IHT and simplification by the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS)

Chris Davidson

Professional background 

Chris Davidson CBE is a tax director at KPMG where he advises a wide range of clients in managing their relationships with HMRC. Chris has spent over forty years in tax, most of it with HMRC where he was deputy director of Large Business Service with responsibility for the financial sector and finally Head of Anti/ Avoidance Group until 2014. Chris led the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Tax Intermediaries Study 2006-2007.

Areas of expertise

  • Dispute resolution

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Management of Taxes Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation Group (DRLG)

Alexander Garden

Professional background 

Alexander Garden is Chairman of Turcan Connell Solicitors.

Alexander is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Trust Law and co-authors the Bloomsbury Professional tax annual Trusts and Estates in Scotland.

Areas of expertise

  • Capital Taxes Planning
  • High net worth
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business owners
  • Land owners
  • Trust Law, Wills, Estate Planning

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Scottish Technical Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Private Client (UK) Committee

Mark Groom

Educational background 

  • BSc (hons) Engineering Science, Exeter University

Professional background 

Mark Groom is an Employment tax partner in Deloitte’s Reward group.

Mark has presented to MPs on employment status and the gig economy, co-authors the Tolley’s Finance Act Handbook, and is a regular media commentator and speaker at conferences on employment tax issues. 

Areas of expertise

  • Pay
  • Incentives
  • Benefits and expenses
  • Employment status
  • IR35
  • Agency legislation

Declaration of interests

  • Vice-Chair of the CIOT’s Employment Taxes Committee

Ray McCann

Professional background

Ray McCann is a partner in the Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, having formerly been a partner in London law firm New Quadrant partners and before that an HMRC Inspector. Ray acts for both private wealth and corporate tax clients mainly in relation to disputes with HMRC.

With over 40 years of experience of UK and international tax, Ray was responsible for the introduction of DOTAS and has extensive investigation and litigation experience.

Ray also assists Tax Help and regularly speaks at conferences and other events. Ray was elected CIOT President 2018-2019. As well as CIOT Ray is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and the Chartered Management Institute.

Areas of expertise

  • International Tax
  • Financial and corporate tax matters
  • Tax risk management

Declaration of interests

  • Elected President of the CIOT 2019-2019.
  • Chairman of the Committee between 2013 and 2015.
  • Member of the CIOT/ATT Joint Professional Standards Committee
  • CTA Fellow

Malachy McLernon

Professional background 

Malachy McLernon is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is a Chartered Tax Adviser. He is an equity director in all Ireland based firm PKF-FPM Limited and was the past Chairman on the Northern Ireland Branch of the CIOT.

Malachy is also Chair of the Branch Network and Chair of the Joint Branches Sub-Committee. He has over 20 year’s experience advising a broad range of private sector business's and their stakeholders to structure their tax affairs in an efficient and practical way. 

Areas of expertise

  • Cross border tax planning
  • Family restructuring
  • Estate planning and tax investigation solutions

Declaration of interests

  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  •  Past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Tax

 

Alan McLintock

Professional background 

Alan McLintock is a Senior VAT Manager with Ford Motor Company. He is a VAT specialist with over 30 years of VAT experience including time as a Senior Officer in HMRC, a director in the Big 4 but predominantly has spent most of his career within commerce covering VAT issues in Europe and to a lesser extent in other parts of the world. Alan is currently responsible for Indirect Tax Strategy in Europe for Ford Motor Company on automotive issues including Ford Credit, electric vehicle charging, mobility and Brexit.

Areas of expertise

  • VAT

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Indirect Taxes Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee

Pete Miller

Professional background 

Pete formed The Miller Partnership in April 2011 to offer expert advice to other advisers on all business and corporate tax issues.

Pete has worked in tax for over 31 years, including nearly 10 years as an Inspector of Taxes. He worked in Birmingham and London with roles in both Policy and Technical Divisions, where he was the Inland Revenue’s expert on all matters relating to the distributions legislation. He then worked for 11 years in ‘Big 4’ firms, specialising in the taxation of corporate transactions.

Pete speaks and writes regularly on tax issues and is General Editor of Whiteman and Sherry on Capital Gains Tax and on Income Tax and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Taxation, The Tax Journal and Simon’s Taxes. He is lead author of Taxation of Company Reorganisations (5th edition, Bloomsbury Professional, November 2016), co-author of CCH’s book on Taxation of Partnerships and author of several Tolley’s Tax Digests.

Areas of expertise

  • Transaction in securities rules
  • Reorganisations
  • Reconstructions
  • Patent Box
  • HMRC clearances
  • Disguised remunerations
  • Taxation of intangible asset

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Owner Managed Business Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee

 

David Murray

Educational background 

  • BA (Hons), Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Chartered Accountant (ICAEW)

Professional background 

David has 12 years experience in a wide range of international corporate tax matters, developed through roles at two large multinationals and two professional services firms. David’s main focus is International Tax Policy, particularly in relation to OECD and the EU.

Areas of expertise

  • International Tax Policy
  • Digitalisation
  • Digital Taxes
  • BEPs
  • Documentation/ compliance requirements
  • Bilateral/ multilateral agreements for information exchange
  • Elimination double taxation

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOTs’ International Taxes Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Member of the CIOT’s Corporate Taxes Committee

 

Lakshmi Narain

Educational background 

  • B Tech(hons) in Applied Physics (Bradford University), MSc (Accounting and Finance) – LSE and LLM (Tax Law) – Queen Mary, London University
  • Professional background 
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, CTA (Fellow)

Areas of expertise

  • Property related Tax Issues for individuals, partnerships and companies
  • Land Transaction Tax
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s South Wales Branch
  • Chair of the CIOT’s Welsh Technical Committee
  • NED, Welsh Revenue Authority
  • Member, Wales Strategy Board (ICAEW)
  • Technical Officer, Mazars

 

Tina Riches

Educational background 

  • Member of CIOT, ATT and ICAEW
  • Economics degree, University of Nottingham

Professional background 

Tina has over 30 years’ experience in the tax/accountancy profession, including extensive media experience, particularly relating to digital developments, compliance and tax policy. Having retired from paid work, she volunteers for the CIOT, TaxAid and Cambridge Online.

Areas of expertise

  • Making Tax Digital and other digitalisation of the tax system
  • Taxation for those on low incomes
  • The tax affairs of individuals and owner-managed businesses (OMB).

Declaration of interests

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Diversity, transparency and inclusion Working Group
  • Chair of the CIOT’s Digitalisation and Agent Services Working Group
  • Member of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Member of the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group

 

Adrian Rudd

Educational background 

  • LLB(Hons) in Law at University of Reading

Professional background 

Adrian Rudd is a Barrister, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He is Tax Director in the Tax Policy team at PwC. Adrian also regularly writes and lectures about tax.

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate taxes
  • Capital gains tax
  • Capital allowances

Declaration of interests

  • Vice-Chair of the CIOT’s Technical Policy and Oversight Committee
  • Chair of the CIOT’s Corporate Taxes Committee

 

Linda Skilbeck

Professional background 

Linda is an Assistant Director in the VAT Consultancy team at Buzzacott LLP. She has over 30 years’ experience in VAT, in both ‘big four’ and smaller accountancy firms.

Areas of expertise

  • VAT
  • Charities
  • Education
  • Not-for-profit bodies
  • Art and cultural organisations
  • Land and Property
  • Capital Projects
  • Partial exemption
  • VAT recovery
  • VAT disputes

Declaration of interests

  • Vice Chair of the CIOT’s Indirect Taxes Committee

 

Brian Slater

Professional background 

Brian Slater is retired. He specialised in commercial tax advice.

  • Areas of expertise
  • Property Tax 

Declaration of interests 

  • Chair of the CIOT’s Property Taxes Committee

Ritchie Tout

Educational background 

  • Chartered Tax Adviser

Professional background 

Ritchie is a Director in the National Tax team in Mazars LLP

Areas of expertise

  • M&A and other transaction-related tax
  • Share-related reward
  • Tax valuation
  • Investor reliefs (EIS, SEIS, etc)

Declaration of interests

  • Vice Chair of the CIOT’s Welsh Technical Committee
  • Chair of the CIOT’s South Wales Branch Committee

Joanne Walker

Educational background 

Joanne studied Latin at the University of St Andrews for her undergraduate degree. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant she returned to St Andrews for postgraduate study, earning a Masters and a PhD.

Professional background 

Joanne trained as a Chartered Accountant in the Corporate Tax department of a big four firm in Manchester. On her return to the profession, she trained as a Chartered Tax Adviser while working at a firm in Edinburgh. She joined the Technical Team at the CIOT in 2012 as a Technical Officer for LITRG working on the HMRC-funded migrants project. Since 2014 she has divided her time between LITRG and the Scottish Technical Committee of the CIOT. Joanne sits on the steering group of the Scottish taxes Policy Forum, a joint initiative between the CIOT and ICAS, which was set up to collaborate on technical analysis of Scottish tax matters.

Areas of expertise

  • Scottish taxes
  • Scottish social security
  • Compliance
  • Charter
  • Tax on savings income
  • Tax on property income
  • Tax refunds

Declaration of interests

  • Member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
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Richard Wild

Educational background

  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Accounting Technician

Professional background

A qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, with over 25 years’ experience in taxation, Richard has been the Head of the Tax Technical Team since 2015.

After initially qualifying as an Accounting Technician and then a Chartered Accountant, he decided to specialise in tax and, subsequently, VAT. His experience includes being an Anti-Avoidance Adviser at HMRC, an Indirect Tax Litigation Senior Manager at PwC, and Director of VAT at BDO LLP. In 2013, he also spent six months, on a part-time basis, working as a Technical Officer (VAT & Indirect Taxes) at the CIOT.

He joined the CIOT in November 2015, and heads up the team of technical officers who work across a wide range of taxes.

Areas of expertise

  • Indirect tax
  • Making Tax Digital

Declaration of interests

  • Member of the CIOT Indirect Taxes Technical Sub-Committee
  • In 2011 named as one of Tax Journal’s ’40 under 40’ tax professionals

Jeremy Woolf

Professional background 

Jeremy is a Barrister practicing in all areas of tax. He is a co-author and contributor to several publications including ‘Zamir and Woolf: The Declaratory Judgment’, ‘Potter & Monroe's Tax Planning’, De Smith's Judicial Review and De Voil's Indirect Tax Service.

Areas of expertise 

  • Negligence
  • Judicial review
  • European Community
  • Human rights law

Declaration of interests

  • CIOT representative on the Indirect Tax Committee of CFE Tax Advisers Europe
  • Chair of the CIOTs EU and Human Rights Committee
  • Institute of Indirect Taxation fellow

Press Office
 

Head of External Relations - George Crozier

George Crozier is Head of External Relations 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 senior communications adviser for a major political party. He tweets on tax matters at @GeorgeTweetsTax. 

External Relations Officer - Hamant Verma

Hamant Verma is a former editor of Eastern Eye, for many years part of the biggest ethnic media group in Europe. He has worked as a journalist at mainstream local, regional and national outlets across print and broadcast media. He has worked in public relations for a local authority, a trade union, and two regulators and at Social Enterprise UK.

Scotland External Relations & Branch Support Manager - Chris Young

Chris Young is a policy and public affairs professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the UK and USA. He became the CIOT's first full-time Scottish External Relations Officer when he joined in September 2016 from one of Scotland’s largest independent public relations and public affairs consultancies, where he held the role of Public Affairs Account Manager.

Media enquiries for the CIOT should be directed in the first instance to Hamant (hverma [at] ciot.org.uk / 020 7340 2702), unless they relate specifically to Scotland in which case they should be directed to Chris (cyoung [at] ciot.org.uk / 07900 241584). George can be contacted at gcrozier [at] ciot.org.uk or on 020 7340 0569.