Members are elected to Council at an Annual General Meeting. Elected members serve for a period of three years and are able to stand for re-election, subject to a maximum length of service.
Council members may serve up to a maximum of 12 years or two years after serving as President.
Current Council Composition
Yvette Nunn - President
Yvette became a member of the Association in 1993 and a member of CIOT in 1998. She was appointed President of the Association on 1 January 2013.
She served on ATT's Membership Committee from 1998 and became Chairman in 2000, when she joined the Council of ATT. In 2004 Yvette stepped down from this role and joined Technical Committee, charing it from 2009 until her appointment as President.
In 2004 Yvette joined the Council of CIOT and has served on its Membership & Branches Committee since then. In 2010 she wrote a new handbook for members setting up in practice which is available on the website. She set up her own tax practice in 2004, specialising in advising entrepreneurs. Yvette is also a former Chairman of the Birmingham & West Midlands Branch.
Natalie Miller - Deputy President
Natalie joined Council in 2005. She was appointed Deputy President on 1 January 2013. She is also a member of CIOT Council. A former Chairman of the Association's Student Steering Group, Natalie still serves on this group as well as the Joint Branches Sub-Committee and the CIOT Exam Review Committee. She has also served two terms as Chairman of East Anglia Branch.
Natalie has worked in the personal tax department of KPMG and Ernst & Young and is now at PwC, in the Tax Knowledge & Innovation Group where she provides support to the practice on private client and trust tax issues.
Michael Steed - Vice President
Michael joined Council in 2009. He was appointed Vice President on 1 January 2013.
Michael trained and qualified with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC) as a Chartered Tax Adviser, having passed the ATT exams en route. He became a Fellow of the CIOT in 1995 with a thesis on VAT groups. Michael has practised in tax and is now a specialist tax presenter with Kaplan Financial. Michael is also a CCH tax editor. He has a special interest in SME and indirect taxation and was the winner of the AAT's Past President Award in 2004 for his services to small business taxation and education.
Michael serves on the Association's Tax Policy Steering Group and chairs the Conferences Working Party.
Jane joined Council in 2005. She became a member of the Association in 1993. Jane has worked in various Directorates in the former Inland Revenue and is now working in HMRC's Personal Tax Customer and Strategy Directorate, based in London.
Jane chairs the Association's Business Development Steering Group and also serves on the Member Steering Group.
Graham is an associate director with a leading accountancy firm and currently specialises in the taxation of charities and other not for profit bodies. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983, became a member of CIOT in 1986 and a member of ATT in 2005. He has been a member of the Association's Tax Policy Steering Group since 2003. Graham is a former Chairman of both the Leeds and Birmingham branches. He joined Council in 2011.
Trevor joined Council in December 2010. He has served on Tax Policy Steering Group since 2007 and represents ATT on the HMRC Employment Consultation Forum, Benefits and Expenses Sub-Group and various other workshops and consultations as and when required.
Trevor began his career in tax at the end of 2000 with a small local firm, working in personal tax and payroll. He qualified as a member of the Association in May 2005.
Trevor set up practice on his own in 2010, continuing to provide taxation and payroll services to individuals, sole traders and small businesses.
After graduating from Sheffield, Simon served time with the Inland Revenue and then several international and then smaller accountancy firms before operating his own practice. Simon is now an associate director with Baker Tilly, based in Tunbridge Wells. Simon became an ATT member in 1998 and is a Past President of the Association. Simon is a former Chairman of Severn Valley Branch and South West Region Branches Co-ordinator. Simon has chaired the Association's former Member & Student Services Committee. For many years Simon wrote the ATT Editorial pages for Tax Adviser. Simon now serves on the Business Development and Member Steering Groups.
Jeremy joined Council in 2008. Hehas served the London Branch in various capacities, including Chairman and currently is both Treasurer and ATT branch representative. Jeremy chairs the Association's Student Steering Group and serves on Finance Steering Group. He is also a member of the Joint Branches Sub-Committee. He was awarded the CIOT Certificate of Merit in 2010.
Jeremy works in practice with a West End firm of chartered accountants.
Bernard joined Council in 2006. Bernard has previously worked with national firms as well as one of the largest firms in the West Country and operated his own practice for seven years. He is now Tax Manager with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Dorset.
Bernard is a past Chairman and founder member of Somerset & Dorset Branch and a former South West Region Branches Coordinator. Bernard serves on Member Steering Group.
Tracy was elected to Council in March 2011. She joined the then Inland Revenue in 1984 to work at the local tax office in Horsham, West Sussex. She remained there until 1989 when she joined a local tax consultancy firm. After 18 months she joined another firm in Horsham and remained there until 2003. She started her own tax consultancy business later that year.
Tracy qualified as a member of the Association in May 1993 and became a Chartered Tax Adviser in May 2000. In 2006 she joined the Sussex Branch Committee and is a past secretary of the branch.
In March 2008 Tracy was asked to represent ATT on the Professional Standards Committee and has been involved in various working parties for that Committee. Tracy also serves on the Joint Branches Sub-Committee and Business Development Steering Group.
Karen joined Council in 2008. She became an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1993 and has served on Professional Standards Committee for many years, becoming Chairman in 2011.
Karen is a Partner in Lake Legal LLP, a firm of solicitors based in Leeds, advising on tax litigation and tax related professional negligence claims. In 2007 Karen received 'highly commended' award for Tax Lawyer of the Year at the LexisNexis Taxation awards and in 2011 the firm was shortlisted for the best tax team in a law firm at the Taxation awards.
Anne was elected Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in May 2012 and is currently the Association's ex-officio member of Council.
She 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.
Simon joined Council in 2003. He became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1991 and has been involved in training in some form for the past 25 years and is now Director of Tax Training and Professional Development at Tolley, part of LexisNexis. He was involved with the implementation of the new ATT examination structure and has lectured regularly at the Association's Student Training Conferences since 1991.
He is Chairman of the Member Steering Group and serves on Audit Committee.
Tanya joined Council in 2009, having been a member of the former Member & Student Services Committee since 2006. She currently serves on Member Steering Group and Tax Adviser Sub-Committee and is also the ATT representative on the Sussex Branch Committee.
Tanya qualified as an ATT member in 2003 and specialises in Trust Tax at Thomas Eggar LLP, a firm of solicitors on the South Coast.
Chris joined Council in 2006. He qualified as a member of the Association in 1992 and as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1994. Chris is a past Chairman of the Association's Marketing Committee and now serves on its Business Development Steering Group. He also serves on CIOT Council and represents ATT on the Remuneration and Performance Committee.
Chris has been involved in training ATT and CIOT students since 1995 and is currently Director of Tax & Learning at LexisNexis, responsible for all produces and services under the Tolley brand. He is well-known as a lecturer at Branch events and the Student Training Conferences.
Katharine graduated from Birmingham University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Minerals and continued postgraduate studies in the same field before deciding on a career in tax and financial services.
She joined PricewaterhouseCoopers' financial planning team in 1998 and qualified as a member of the Association and the Chartered Institute of Taxation and was awarded the Association's Ivison Medal and the Institute's Spofforth Medal.
Following a period working for Watson Wyatt in their executive financial planning team, Katharine now works for Bestinvest and is a Financial Planning Director. She is a Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner and helps wealthy individuals to achieve their financial goals and objectives.
Katharine has served on the former Member & Student Services Committee, now Member Steering Group, since November 2002. and has served on various working parties. Katharine became a Fellow of the Association in 2012 and was elected to Council on 5 July 2012.
Stuart joined Council in 1999. He is the Association's immediate Past President. In his time on Council, Stuart has chaired both the Examination and Member & Student Services committees and has led a number of working parties. He now serves on Member Steering Group. Stuart is also a former Chairman of the North East Branch.
Following the merger of his practice in October 2011 Stuart became a partner in Baker Tilly, based in their Newcastle-upon-Tyne office.
Ralph joined Council in 2006 and serves on the Finance Steering Group. Following the sale of his business, Chambers and Newman, in December 2007, Ralph has continued in the Financial Services Industry and is the Managing Partner of IFA Consulting LLP, a provider of services to independent Financial Advisers and Financial Service Product Providers.
Ralph was a Registered Independent Financial Adviser for 11 years and prior to that held senior management roles at the Britannia Building Society and Halifax Building Society's IFA arm.
Ralph was one of the first in the UK to obtain Fellowship status by examination of the Society of Financial Advisers FSFA, now known as FPFS, and also holds the ACII qualification specialising in Pensions, is a Chartered Financial Planner, and holds the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments ACSI qualification.
David joined Council in 2001 and was President from July 2009 to July 2010. He became a member of the Association in 1993.
David has chaired the former Member & Student Services Committee, on which he served for twelve years to July 2010 and Professional Standards Committee, on which he still serves. He was Chairman of Sussex Branch from 1999 to 2003.
David joined the Inland Revenue after leaving school and then worked for a local accountant before establishing his own practice in 1993.
Phil joined Council in 2004 and is Honorary Treasurer of the Association. Phil is Chairman of the Finance Steering Group and also serves on the Chartered Institute of Taxation's Finance & General Purposes Committee.
Phil is a former Chairman of Leeds Branch and Secretary to the Birmingham & West Midlands Branch. Phil is Tax Partner with Mazars LLP in the Midlands and has joint responsibility for the Birmingham, Nottingham and Wolverhampton offices.