Press release: Institute announces 2016-17 presidential team

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced its team of Officers for 2016-17. 

Bill Dodwell, who is Deloitte’s Head of Tax Policy, will be the Institute’s new President. He is currently the Deputy President as well as chairing the Institute’s Technical Committee.

John Preston, the current Vice-President, will advance to Deputy President.  He is a former member of PwC’s Global Tax Leadership team responsible for external relations, regulation and policy. He is current chairman of the Institute’s Examination Committee.

Ray McCann,  a partner at New Quadrant Partners, will be the Institute’s new Vice-President. A former senior HMRC inspector, Ray is also a former chairman of the joint CIOT/Association of Taxation Technicians Professional Standards Committee.

The team of Officers was formally approved by the CIOT’s Council at its January 2016 meeting. They will begin their new roles on May 10, 2016 and hold them for a year. Until then Chris Jones remains Institute President.

At the same Council meeting it was confirmed that Glyn Fullelove will succeed Bill Dodwell as Chairman of the CIOT’s Technical Committee, again from May 10, 2016. Glyn is Group Tax Director at Informa plc and currently chairs the Institute’s International Taxes Sub-committee, one of 11 sub-committees which report to the Technical Committee.

Bill Dodwell, current CIOT Deputy President, said:

“It will be a privilege to succeed Chris Jones as President in May.  The CIOT’s role has never been more important in working to improve public understanding of the tax system and I look forward to continuing to work with the CIOT Officers and Council in 2016-17.”

John Preston, current CIOT Vice-President, said:

“Tax has never been more topical an issue than over the past few years and the CIOT has been a key voice in the national debate. I look forward to working with my fellow Officers in continuing this work.”

Ray McCann, CIOT Vice-President elect said:

“As the first former member of HMRC to hold one of the senior Officer roles in the CIOT, I hope to continue to build on the strong relationship between the CIOT and HMRC as well as encouraging an increased number of HMRC people to become Chartered Tax Advisers (CTAs).”


Notes for editors

More details about the current Council can be viewed here.

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