Council

ATT is both a charity and a company limited by guarantee. As such, members of Council serve as both Company Directors and Charity Trustees.

The articles of Association allow for Council to be made up of up to 24 elected members who must be members or Fellows of ATT.

As trustees, Council members are responsible for the control of the management and administration of ATT. As directors, Council members must exercise the fiduciary duties expected of any director of a company. Like ordinary directors, members of Council are required to retire on a rotational basis every four years but they may offer themselves for re-election subject to a maximum of 12 years, or two years after serving as President, whichever is longer.

Council's role is to provide:

  • Strategic direction
  • Performance management
  • Compliance
  • Management of assets
  • Governance

Council meets four times a year, at the ATT's head office in London. Council members also serve on at least one Steering Group.

Tracy Easman

Tracy Easman

Tracy joined Council in 2011 and is the Association's President. She also serves on CIOT Council. She is a former Chair of the Joint Professional Standards Committee and still serves on this. Tracy is a former Secretary and Chair of Sussex Branch. She became a member of the Association in 1993 and was appointed a Fellow in 2012. She qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2000. Tracy started her career with the Inland Revenue and has worked for two tax consultancy firms. She now runs her own practice in West Sussex.

Jeremy Coker

Jeremy Coker

Jeremy joined Council in 2008 and is currently Deputy President. He chairs Education Steering Group and serves on Finance Steering Group. Jeremy is a former Chair of the London Branch. He became a member of the Association in 2008 and was appointed a Fellow in 2017. He qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2000 and also holds the ACA qualification. Jeremy works in practice with a City firm of chartered accountants.

Richard Todd

Richard Todd

Richard joined Council in 2013. He is the Association's Vice President. He is Vice Chair of Professional Standards Committee and is a former Chair of Northern Ireland Branch. Richard became a member of the Association in 1996 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1998. He began his tax career with the Inland Revenue in London and Central Scotland, before returning to Northern Ireland in 1998. He presently works in practice in Belfast.

Graham Batty  

Graham Batty

Graham joined Council in 2012 and is the Association's immediate past President. Graham is a former Chair of both the Leeds and Birmingham & West Midlands Branches. He became a member of the Association in 2005 and was appointed a Fellow in 2015. Graham qualified as a chartered accountant in 1983 and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1986. He is an Associate Director at RSM, specialising in the taxation of charities and other not for profit bodies.

David Bird

David Bird 

David joined Council in 2016. He serves on Professional Standards Committee and is a former Chair of Hampshire Branch. He became a member of the Association in 2016. David qualified as a solicitor and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1994. David specialises in tax law, trusts law and succession law and practice and his clients range from business owners and farmers to those with inherited wealth. David is a partner with Irwin Mitchell in their Southampton and Chichester offices.

David Bradshaw

David joined Council in 2015. He is currently Honorary Treasurer and chairs the Finance Steering Group, as well as serving on the Joint Branches Sub-Committee. At various intervals over the past 10 years David has been Chair, Treasurer and Secretary of the North East England Branch. He became a member of the Association in 2015 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1984. He has spent time with all four of the world’s largest accountancy practices and has specialised in taxation in both the SME marketplace and large corporate tax departments. He now provides in house tax services acting as a part time Tax Director for a number of North East businesses.

Nancy Cruickshanks

Nancy joined Council in 2017. She serves on Professional Standards Committee and VAT Sub-Group where she represents ATT at the EU VAT Forum and HMRC's Joint VAT Consultative Committee. She became a member of the Association in 1993 and was appointed a Fellow in 2011. She qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1995 and also holds the ACMA qualification. She is VAT Partner at Shipleys.

Richard Freeman

Richard joined Council in 2015. He serves on Business Development Steering Group. Richard currently chairs the HRMC Branch and is a former Chair of Birmingham and West Midlands Branch. He became a member of the Association in 2015. Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2000, and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2003. Richard has worked in leading legal and accounting firms and now works for HMRC, where he is a senior tax professional providing technical support to operational teams across the whole range of employment duties and share schemes.

Jackie Hall

Jackie joined Council in 2016. She serves on Examination Steering Group and is a former Chair of Hull Branch and still serves on the Branch committee. She became a member of the Association in 2016 and is also a Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant. Jackie is a Partner with RSM, providing business and tax advisory and compliance services to owner managed businesses, large employers and individuals.

Katherine Lindley

Katharine Lindley 

Katharine joined Council in 2012. She chairs Member Steering Group and serves on Finance Steering Group. She became a member of the Association in 1999 and was appointed a Fellow in 2012. Katharine is a Chartered Tax Adviser, a Chartered Financial Planner and Certified Financial Planner. She specialises in the provision of strategic financial advice to high net worth clients and has worked in the financial planning teams of PwC, Towers Watson and Tilney Bestinvest. She is now Client Director at EQ Investors.

Julian Millinchamp

 



Julian Millinchamp

Julian joined Council in 2014. He serves on Finance Steering Group and VAT Sub-Group. Julian is a former Chair of Severn Valley Branch. He became a member of the Association in 2014 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2000. Julian started his career with Spicer and Pegler in Birmingham and has spent some time as a lecturer. He is currently a Senior VAT Manager with Hazlewoods in Cheltenham.

Kay Aylott - Kreston Reeves - ATT Council Member

Kay Mind

Kay joined Council in 2015 and serves on Business Development Steering Group. Kay became a member of the Association in 1990 and was appointed a Fellow in 2011. She started her career with the Inland Revenue and has worked in the Private Client Groups at Saffery Champness and BDO. She presently works for a large Kent practice as the Director of Private Client and Trusts and specialises in the taxation of High Net Worth Individuals with particular focus on estate planning and onshore and offshore trusts.

Hayley Perkin

Hayley Perkin

Hayley joined Council in 2014. She chairs Business Development Steering Group, serves on Technical Steering Group and represents ATT Council on the New Tax Professionals Joint Committee. She also represents ATT on HMRC's Employment and Payroll Group. She became a member of the Association in 2009. Hayley works in practice as a tax manager, specialising in employment taxes.

Ralph Pettengell

 

Ralph Pettengell

Ralph joined Council in 2006. He is a past President of the Association. Ralph serves on Audit and Performance & Remuneration Committees. He became a member of the Association in 1993 and was appointed a Fellow in 2014. Ralph holds a number of qualifications in the Financial Services Industry: the FPFS and the ACII qualification specialising in Pensions. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and holds the ACSI qualification in Investment Management. Ralph is the Managing Partner of Pettengell Wealth Management LLP, a firm that offers wealth management strategies to High Net Worth Individuals, Family Offices and Trustees.

Senga Prior

Senga joined Council in 2017. She serves on Technical Steering Gropu and represents ATT at the Scottish Devolved Taxes Collaborative and ICAS meetings with the Scottish Government. She became a member of the Association in 2002 and a Fellow in 2017. She works in practice as a tax manager for Johnston Carmichael specialising in personal tax. She has a particular interest in technology and accounting software.

Michael Steed

Michael Steed 

Michael joined Council in 2009. He is a past President of the Association and co-chairs Technical Steering Group. Michael became a member of the Association in 2009 and was appointed a Fellow in 2013. He qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1995. He has practised in all areas of taxation and specialises in SMEs and indirect taxation. He is Head of Tax for BPP Professional Development and a partner in an OMB practice in Kent.

Jon Stride

Jonathan Stride

Jonathan joined Council in 2016. He co-chairs Technical Steering Group and is Vice chair of the Joint Working Together Committee and the ATT representative on the Issues Overview Group. He is a member of the Somerset & Dorset Branch Committee. Jonathan became a member of the Association in 2005 and was appointed a Fellow in 2016. He also holds the AAT and ACCA CAT qualifications. He is a tax senior with Smith & Williamson.

Tanya Hiscock

Tanya Wadeson

Tanya joined Council in 2009. She serves on Member Steering Group and is a former Secretary of Sussex Branch. She became a member of the Association in 2003. She specialises in Trust Tax at a firm of solicitors on the South Coast.

Lay Public Interest Observer

Diane Burleigh OBE 

Diane was appointed Lay Public Interest Observer in 2016. She is the former CEO at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Under her leadership, CILEx gained a Royal Charter, its Fellows new independent practice rights and eligibility for judicial appointment. Diane guided the introduction of CILEx’s regulator ILEX Professional Standards Limited. She was awarded an OBE in 2012 for her contribution to the legal profession and legal services. Diane is a Council Member of ‘Justice’ and a Director of the National Pro Bono Centre.