New TDB Chair Appointed
New chair appointed for tax profession’s disciplinary body
The Taxation Disciplinary Board (TDB), the independent body that is responsible for running the complaints and disciplinary scheme for the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT), is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Humble as its new Chair.
Susan Humble takes up her new role from 17 February. She succeeds Des Hudson, who has retired. Susan was previously Chief Executive Officer and The Clerk of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Susan Humble said:
“I am delighted to be appointed as the Chair of the TDB. The taxation profession is a key part of the professional economy and it is clear to me that CIOT and ATT members already operate to very high professional standards. I am looking forward to playing a part in ensuring that all those dealing with the bodies’ members can have confidence those standards are maintained.”
Helen Whiteman, Chief Executive of the CIOT, speaking on behalf of the TDB’s sponsoring bodies, said:
“The CIOT and ATT see it as vital that we can demonstrate that our members operate to the highest professional standards, so maintaining the trust of the public and the tax authorities. The TDB is a key component of this, and we are delighted to have secured Susan’s services. Her experience as a practitioner and with the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal will be very valuable in ensuring that the TDB continues to be an efficient and effective regulator.”
The TDB is currently consulting on its Sanctions policy, particularly in relation to the requirements of Anti Money Laundering (AML) rules and regulations.
Susan Humble added:
“The current consultation is evidence of the pressures money laundering regulations are adding to professional work and the proactive way the TDB is responding. I want to ensure that the TDB continues to develop as the ideal regulatory body for the taxation profession.”