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CIOT appoints new chief executive

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced the appointment of Helen Whiteman as the Institute’s new chief executive.

Whiteman joins from CILEx Regulation Limited where she is currently chief executive, having previously been chief operating officer at the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She takes up her new role at CIOT on 2 September, replacing Peter Fanning, who is retiring.

CIOT president Glyn Fullelove said: “On behalf of CIOT council I am delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Whiteman as the Institute’s new chief executive. She came through a very competitive selection process, and the panel was impressed by her ability to understand and implement the goals of an organisation such as the CIOT.

“The appointment of a new chief executive is an important moment for any organisation. The mission of the CIOT is to be the leading professional body in the UK for advisers dealing with all aspects of taxation.”

Whiteman added: “I am looking forward to taking up the role of CIOT chief executive at this exciting time. Key objectives for CIOT over the years ahead include further increasing the Institute’s international profile and dealing with challenges facing tax professionals such as greater automation and the spread of artificial intelligence.

“I look forward to working with Glyn and other Institute members and staff to achieve these goals and to ensure the Institute continues to be the leader for the UK tax profession.”

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