CIOT Management team

20 Apr 2021


Senior Management Team

Chief Executive

Helen Whiteman

Helen joined the CIOT in 2019 following her role as Chief Executive of CILEx Regulation Limited which she since 2015. As Chief Executive of the CIOT Helen’s vision is to strengthen the tax profession through leading the CIOT membership, education and driving a relevant policy agenda.

Director of Education & Secretary

Rosalind Baxter

Rosalind has led the Education Function of the ATT and CIOT since 1999. She previously worked for two not-for-profit educational charities, and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Public Policy Director

John Cullinane

John has been Director of Public Policy for the CIOT since 2015 and a past president of the CIOT. He was previously senior tax partner at Deloitte for 13 years, and head of their tax quality and risk function. He is an elected member of the board of partners at Deloitte LLP.

Chief Finance Officer and DPO

Karl Cerski

CIMA-qualified accountant, CFO of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Taxation Technicians, and Data Protection Officer. Previously CFO & Director of Group Services at the CILEx and prior to that Finance Director of EPL Access.

Other Senior Personnel

Head of Member Services

Emma Barklamb

At the CIOT Emma is responsible for key functions including Volunteer Management, Events and Membership Services, and has extensive experience of not for profit and membership organisations.

Head of Professional Standards

Heather Brehcist


Head of External Relations

George Crozier

George joined as Head of External Relations for the CIOT, ATT and Low Incomes Tax Reform Group in 2009. He manages media relations, and relationships with politicians, opinion formers and other bodies. He was also a senior communications adviser for a political party.

Head of Business Development & Marketing

Salema Hafiz

Salema is responsible for the brand, marketing services and channel marketing. She gained extensive experience in membership organisations leading employer relationships, commercial contracts, marketing, and business development for the public and private sector.

Head of HR and Office Support

Annette Hutchinson


Financial Controller

Linda Mensah


Senior IT Systems Manager

Nick Pope


Head of LITRG

Victoria Todd


Head of Tax Technical

Richard Wild