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
Jonathan Shaw 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 Funders Group ESRC Chair 
Darren Warren Director, KAI HM Revenue and Customs Member
Eloise Meller

Deputy Team Head

ESRC Member
Christos Kotsogiannis Professor of Economics
University of Exeter Member
Jonathan Shaw Senior Research Economist 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 Mussen 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
Steve Edge Partner Slaughter and May Member
Mike Hawkins Head of Data, Policy & Co-ordination team, KAI HM Revenue & Customs Member
Kevin Holland Professor of Accounting and Taxation University of Southampton Member
Richard Kneller Professor of Economics Nottingham University Member
Christos Kotsogiannis Professor of Economics University of Exeter Member
Lynne Oats Professor of Taxation and Accounting University of Exeter Member
Jonathan Shaw Senior Research Economist Institute for Fiscal Studies Member
David Ulph Professor of Economics University of St Andrews Member
John Whiting  Tax Director Office of Tax Simplification, HMT Member