Governance

TARC is an independent research centre. It's governance structure was established in consultation with the funders and is composed as follows.

Centre Directors

NameRoleResponsibilities
Christos Kotsogiannis Director Overall management, intellectual leadership of the Centre, liaison with funders and external partners
Helen Miller Deputy Director Coordination of research at the IFS and managing the international network. Overseeing dissemination strategy and all major events
Lynne Oats Director Overall management, intellectual leadership of the Centre, liaison with funders and external partners

Funders Group

The Centre's work is overseen by the Funders Group. The Funders Group advises on the strategic direction of the Centre and monitors output and progress.

Name Position Organisation Role
Andy Gibbs Chair of the Funder's Group, Head of Economic Performance and Environmental Research Team ESRC Chair 
Brian O'Callaghan Head of Research, KAI HM Revenue and Customs Member
Christos Kotsogiannis Professor of Economics
University of Exeter Member
Helen Miller Associate Director of the IFS, Head of the Tax Centre Institute for Fiscal Studies Member
Lynne Oats Professor of Taxation and Accounting University of Exeter Member
Jane Taylor KAI HMRC Member
Anne Marie Herre KAI HMRC Member
Claire Dyball Portfolio Manager ESRC Minutes

Academic Advisory Group

In addition to the Steering Committee, TARC has the Academic Advisory Group drawn from the worldwide community of tax practitioners and tax research specialists.  This Group advises on research priorities and methods.

Name Position Organisation Role
Michael Ben-Gad Professor of Economics and Head of Department City University Member
Sarah Brown Professor of Economics University of Sheffield Member
Claire Dyball Portfolio Manager ESRC Member
Steve Edge Partner Slaughter and May Member
Kevin Holland Professor of Accounting and Taxation University of Cardiff Member
Richard Kneller Professor of Economics Nottingham University Member
Christos Kotsogiannis Professor of Economics University of Exeter Co-Director
Lynne Oats Professor of Taxation and Accounting University of Exeter Co-Director
Helen Miller Associate Director of the IFS, Head of the Tax Sector Institute for Fiscal Studies Deputy Director
Jane Taylor KAI Operations HMRC Member
David Ulph Professor of Economics University of St Andrews Member
John Whiting Non-Executive Director of HMRC HMRC Chair