TaxPersonal TaxBanker named as new Customs supremo

Banker named as new Customs supremo

Former Schroders corporate finance expert, Richard Broadbent, has been named as the next chairman of Customs and Excise.

Former managing director of Corporate Finance at the merchant bank, Broadbent, 46, will replace the outgoing chairman Dame Valerie Strachan on 1 February.

The announcement follows a four month search for a suitable candidate for the role, which requires the recommendation of Tony Blair and his chancellor, Gordon Brown.

Dame Strachan who will retire on 9 January, the day before her 60th birthday, has been in the role since March 1993.

She said: ‘Customs and Excise is a dynamic and vibrant organisation at the forefront of the Government’s programme to modernise the way the civil service works with the citizen.

‘I have enjoyed immensely working with highly professional and motivated staff during the nearly seven years that I have served as Chairman.’

MPs demand confidential papers on Revenue and Customs merger

Related Articles

HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

Administration HMRC appeal rejected in Tottenham Hotspur case

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

Personal Tax HMRC urged to clarify impact of income allowances on Self-Assessments

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

Administration New trading allowance: simplicity, but not as we know it

2m Emma Rawson, ATT Technical Officer
Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

Personal Tax Wealthy individuals could circumvent top tax rate rises

4m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

Personal Tax Italy grants first successful non-dom status application to former UK non-dom

4m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

Legal Industry reaction: Taylor Review does not go far enough in addressing tax issues

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

Corporate Tax Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

5m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

Corporate Tax HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

5m Emma Smith, Managing Editor