CIOT announces 2023-24 presidential team

9 May 2023

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced its team of Officers for 2023-24. Current CIOT Deputy President Gary Ashford will become President, with Charlotte Barbour the Deputy President and Nichola Ross Martin Vice-President.

The appointments were formally approved by the CIOT’s council1 earlier this year and the three will take up their new roles on 30 May at the Institute’s Annual General Meeting.

Gary Ashford is a partner at law firm Harbottle & Lewis, specialising in international tax, dispute resolution and the digital economy, and a former Tax Inspector at HMRC. He has been a CIOT council member since 2011 and chairs the joint CIOT/Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) Crypto Assets Working Group. He sits on the Institute’s Management of Taxes Committee, which he formerly chaired, and is a former chair of the CIOT/ATT Birmingham and West Midlands Branch. He is the current Institute Deputy President.

Charlotte Barbour, the current Vice-President and incoming Deputy President, is Director of Regulatory Authorisations at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and a former ICAS Director of Taxation.  A CIOT council member since 2019, Charlotte is Secretary to the Joint Professional Bodies PCRT (Professional Conduct in Relation to Taxation) Group and a member of the Institute’s Scottish Technical Committee.

Nichola Ross Martin will be the Institute’s new Vice-President. Nichola is Managing Director of Tiger Dog Media & Publishing Ltd and Ross Martin Tax Consultancy Limited, providing online tax resources and virtual support service to small and medium sized firms of accountants and tax advisers. She has been a CIOT council member since 2017 and sits on the Membership and Branches Committee and Joint Equality Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Gary Ashford said:

“It will be a privilege to take on the role of CIOT President at the end of this month, succeeding Susan Ball, who has done a fantastic job over the last year.  Having been on the CIOT council for more than 10 years now, I know how important the work we do is.

“From the CTA qualification to our technical work, to improving public understanding of the tax system, the Institute plays a vital role in tax policy and the tax profession, working in the public interest.

“I look forward to continuing this with the CIOT Officers and council in 2023-24, and to meeting members, the executive team, staff and old friends at branch events throughout the year.”

Notes for editors

  1. Find out more about the CIOT council.