Edward Troup to stand down as Executive Chair of HMRC at the end of the year

Edward Troup who became Executive Chair and First Permanent Secretary at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in February 2016 is to stand down on 31 December 2017. See HMRC’s Executive Chair to step down 

Edward was the special adviser on tax to Ken Clarke in the mid 1990s and then returned to private practice at Simmons & Simmons before joining HM Treasury in 2004 where he rose to become Director-General, Tax and Welfare from 2010. In 2012 he joined HMRC as the first Tax Assurance Commissioner after the criticism by the Public Accounts Committee of the governance of large business tax settlements. 

Edward is currently the Chair of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration which has its next plenary meeting at the end of September in Norway when Edward will hand over the chair to the Norwegian Commissioner of Tax