LITRG volunteers

At the beginning of 1998 LITRG called for volunteers to help fulfil our mission and was gratified by the response. The current members of LITRG are set out below. You can find out more about volunteering for LITRG on our Becoming a volunteer page.

If you are looking for a more ‘hands on’ volunteering experience, directly helping the public with tax queries then you may want to have a look at the TaxAid or Tax Help for Older People websites for their current volunteering opportunities. Responsibilities range from attending helpline sessions or home visits to taking on pro-bono cases.

Barbara Abraham
Former tax partner and Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers

John Andrews
Past President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and founder of LITRG

Stephen Banyard
Former Director General, Personal Tax, HMRC

Alan Barton
Volunteer adviser at Rickmansworth CAB; formerly Social Policy Officer at Citizens Advice

Leonard Beighton
Former Deputy Chairman, Board of Inland Revenue and Director/trustee of Tax Help

Valerie Boggs
Chief Executive of TaxAid/Tax Help for Older People

Sara Closs-Davies
Researcher at Bangor University

Larry Darby
Former tax partner with PWC

Andrew Dickson
Solicitor, Chartered Tax Adviser and a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Nigel Eastaway
Tax Partner at MacIntyre Hudson and author

Anne Fairpo
Former Chair of LITRG and CIOT President, current Council member and Fellow of the CIOT; Judge in the First Tier Tax Tribunal

Andrew Flint
Tax writer with LexisNexis

Martin Hodgson
Former regional director of the Inland Revenue; past Chair of Tax Help for Older People

Moira Kelly
Deputy Chair of LITRG. Recently retired from a long career working in tax in professional practice. She is a member of Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Gail MacKie
Advice Manager at TaxAid

Bianca Marsden
Former Head of Technical at the CIOT

Craig Mason
Former tax policy advisor at HMRC; Currently volunteer advisor at Citizens Advice

Donna McKenney
Tax Help for Older People

Patrick Millard
Former Chief Executive and Director of Tax Help for Older People, continuing to work with LITRG on pensioner issues

Iain Mills
Former Operational Taxes Director at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Caroline Miskin

Sam Mitha
Former HMRC Deputy Director of Central Policy

Jane Moore
Technical Manager at the Tax Faculty of the ICAEW

Carol Beare
Former Advice Manager at Tax Help for Older People

Tina Riches
Former Head of Tax at Smith & Williamson and former Director, Technical at the CIOT. Volunteer at TaxAid and Bridge the Gap

Philip Ridgway
Barrister, Temple Tax Chambers

Jonathan Riley
Chair of LITRG, Head of Tax at Grant Thornton

Anthony Thomas 
Former Chair of LITRG and past President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and member of the CFE's General Assembly

Sally West
Policy Manager, Age UK – leading on policy work around income and poverty

John Whiting
Former Policy Director of the Office of Tax Simplification, non-Executive Director at HMRC and former Tax Policy Director at CIOT

Robin Williamson
Senior Policy Adviser, Office of Tax Simplification, Former Technical Director of LITRG, solicitor and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation