New Tax Director appointed to the Office of Tax Simplification

10 January 2019

The government has announced the appointment of Bill Dodwell as the new Tax Director of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS).

Bill Dodwell will provide expert advice, guidance and direction and bring years of experience to the OTS and its Board as a Non-Executive Member. Bill succeeds Paul Morton, who has held the position since March 2017.

The OTS was established in 2010 to provide advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the UK tax system and was made a permanent, independent office of HM Treasury in July 2015. It was put on a statutory footing in the Finance Act 2016.

Bill Dodwell joins the OTS with a wealth of experience:

  • Bill was head of tax policy at Deloitte until May 2018, responsible for representations to HM Treasury, HMRC, the OECD and the EU
  • he is a former president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has chaired their technical committee. He is also editor-in-chief of the CIOT’s Tax Adviser magazine and a member of the Advisory Panel
  • Bill has represented Deloitte and the CIOT at the Public Accounts Committee, the Treasury Select Committee and the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee
  • he has law degrees from King’s College London and Queen’s College Cambridge and is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser
  • after retiring from Deloitte, Bill joined the OTS in July 2018 as a Senior Policy Adviser.