EY appoints new global tax leader

EY appoints new global tax leader

EY has appointed Kate Barton as its new global tax leader, effective 1 July 2018

EY has appointed Kate Barton as its new global tax leader, effective 1 July 2018. In this role Barton will lead the EY tax executive committee and oversee EY’s tax strategy and operations.

As EY global vice chair – tax, she will also become a member of the EY global executive, the firm’s most senior body focused on the delivery of the EY Vision 2020 strategy.

Barton currently serves as EY Americas vice chair – tax, overseeing the largest tax revenues in all EY areas.

She brings with her extensive experience in providing international tax services and working with large multinational companies.

Barton commented: “We are in a transformative age in which tax functions have a mandate to reshape their future at the same time that C-suites are beginning to look for bold and creative operating models to drive business efficiencies.”

“Organizations need to understand the impact of globalization, legislative reform and technology transformation on their business operations, supply chains and capital structures. The globally connected EY approach will be invaluable as clients look to redefine their tax functions and plan for the future.”

Mark Weinberger, EY global chairman and CEO, added: “Kate moves into this role at a critical time as many tax policies and rules are being modernized around the world. She brings strong experience having supported many large multinationals and the EY Americas Tax, which is at the centre of the tax reform being undertaken in the US at this time.”

“Additionally, we are fortunate to have a strong sponsor of diversity and inclusion in Kate, having a strong track record in supporting minority groups, young people and women.”

Barton takes on the role from Jay Nibbe, who will become EY global vice chair – markets.

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