CATA’s organisation 


Head Office

Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX


Office Bearers

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President,

Mr Sudhamo Lal

Mauritius


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Chairman

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Mr Visvanath Das

Fiji

 
 
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Vice Chairman,

Mr John Swedlow

United Kingdom

 
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Executive Director,

Mr Duncan Onduru

Kenya

 

Regional Directors

 
 
 

Europe Region: Mr John Tsangaris (Cyprus).

Regional Directors for Canada and the Caribbean, Northern Africa, Southern Africa and the Pacific Region are to be nominated


Management Committee

The Management of the business of the Association vests in a Management Committee consisting of elected members from up to fourteen countries, including a Chairman and Vice Chairman. At the Fourteenth General Meeting held in Nadi, Fiji in November 2018, the following members were elected to serve o­n the Management Committee for the period 2018 to 2021: Barbados, Canada, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kingdom of Eswatini, Malawi, Malta, United Kingdom, Fiji, Samoa, India, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka. 


General Meetings

Under the Constitution, a General Meeting is required to be held every three years. The affairs of the Association are governed by the General Meeting. Fourteen General Meetings have so far been held: 1979 (Singapore), 1982 (Australia), 1985 (New Zealand), 1988 (Malawi), 1991 (Papua New Guinea), 1994 (Tanzania), 1997 (Samoa), 2000 (India), 2003 (Malaysia), 2006 (Mauritius), 2009 (Malawi), 2012 (Malta), 2015 (Malaysia) and 2018 (Fiji).

CATA Secretariat

CATA Secretariat is located in London in o­ne of the Commonwealth Secretariat offices. Though CATA is organisationally independent, it relies o­n the Commonwealth Secretariat for the provision of accommodation and a number of administrative services for its day to day operations.

Country Representatives and Correspondents

Under Article 5 of the Constitution of CATA, every member country is required to appoint a Country Representative for CATA duly approved by the Finance Minister or other appropriate authority. The Country Representative is the contact person for CATA for his country in respect of all important policy matters. Under Article 5A of the Constitution of CATA, every Country Representative of CATA is required to notify the name of his Country Correspondent to the Secretariat in London for promoting communication between the Secretariat and members, for the supply of regulated information for various purposes and for stimulating greater participation at middle management level.

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Australia

Representative: Mr Fahey, Director, International Engagement, Australian Taxation Office

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Bahamas

Representative: Mr Franklyn Kemp, Chief Valuation Officer & Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Ministry of Finance

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Bangladesh

Representative: Mr S Aminul Karim, Member, Tax Policy, National Board of Revenue

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Barbados

Representative: Mr Wayne Forde, Acting Revenue Commissioner, Barbados Revenue Authority

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Belize

Representative: , Ms Michelle Longsworth, Director General, Tax Administration Belize

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Botswana

Representative: Mr Tutu Bakwena, Commissioner, Domestic Duties, Botswana Unified Revenue Service

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Brunei Darussalam

Representative: Chairani Haji Sulaiman, Acting Director, Ministry of Finance

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Cameroon

Representative: Mr John Kinyuy, Inspector of Taxes, International Fiscal Relations, Directorate General Of Taxation

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Canada

Representative: To be advised

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Cyprus

Representative: Mr John Tsangaris, Commissioner of the Tax Department, Ministry of Finance, Tax Department

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Fiji

Representative: Mr Visvanath Das, CEO, Fiji Revenue & Customs Service

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The Gambia

Representative: Mr Essa Jallow, Deputy Commissioner General, Gambia Revenue Authority

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Ghana

Representative: Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner General, Ghana Revenue Authority

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Grenada

Representative: Mr Michael Stephen, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Division

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Guyana

Representative: Mr Godfrey Statia, Commissioner General, Guyana Revenue Authority

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India

Representative: Mr Rajat Bansai, Joint Secretary FT&TR-II, Central Board of Direct Taxes

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Isle of Man

Representative: Ms Nicola Guffogg, Assessor, Head of Income Tax Division, The Treasury

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Jamaica

Representative: Mr Ainsley Powell, Commissioner General, Tax Administration Jamaica

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Kenya

Representative: Mr James Githii Mburu, Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority

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Kiribati

Representative: Mr Iaokiri Koreaua, Commissioner of Tax, Taxation Division, Ministry of Finance & Economic Development

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Lesotho

Representative: Mr Thabo Moleko, Commissioner, Customs & Excise, Lesotho Revenue Authority

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Malawi

Representative: Mr Tom Gray Malata, Commissioner General, Malawi Revenue Authority

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Malaysia

Representative: Dato’ Sri Sabin Samitah, Chief Executive Officer/Director General, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia

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Malta

Representative: Mr Ivan Portelli, Director (Administration), Inland Revenue Department

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Mauritius

Representative: Mr Sudhamo Lal, Director General, Mauritius Revenue Authority

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Namibia

Representative: Mr Justus Mwafongwe, Director, Inland Revenue

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New Zealand

Representative: Ms Naomi Ferguson, Commissioner (Service Delivery), Inland Revenue

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Nigeria

Representative: Dr William Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service

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Pakistan

Representative: Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed, Director General (International Taxes) Federal Board of Revenue

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Papua New Guinea

Representative: Mr Alois Daton, Acting Commissioner General, Internal Revenue Commission

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Rwanda

Representative: Mr Pascal Bizimana Ruganintwali, Commissioner General, Rwanda Revenue Authority

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Saint Kitts

Representative: Mr Edward Gift, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Inland Revenue Department

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Saint Lucia

Representative: Mrs Sophia Henry, Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Inland Revenue Department

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Samoa

Representative: Mrs Avalisa Viali-Fautua’alii, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry for Revenue

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Seychelles

Representative: Ms Marie-France Fanchette, Assistant Commissioner Tax Division, Seychelles Revenue Commission

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Sierra Leone

Representative: Dr Samuel Jibao, Commissioner General, Domestic Tax Department, National Revenue Authority

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Singapore

Representative: Mr Ng Wai Choong, Commissioner of Inland Revenue/CEO, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

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Sri Lanka

Representative: Mr A Nadun Guruge, Acting Commissioner General, Department of Inland Revenue

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Kingdom of Eswatini/ Swaziland

Representative: Mr Dumisani E Masilela, Commissioner General, Swaziland Revenue Authority

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United Republic of Tanzania

Representative: Dr Edwin Mhede, Commissioner General,Tanzania Revenue Authority

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Tonga

Representative: Mr Kelemete Vahe, Chief Executive Officer, Revenue Services, Ministry of Revenue & Customs

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Trinidad and Tobago

Representative: Mr Nayak Ramdahin, Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Inland Revenue Division

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Tuvalu

Representative: To be advised

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Uganda

Representative: Mr Henry Martin Saka, Commissioner, (Domestic Taxes), Uganda Revenue Authority

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The United Kingdom

Representative: Mr Jon Swerdlow, International Relations Specialist, HM Revenue and Customs

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Zambia

Representative: Mr Kingsley Chanda, Commissioner General, Zambia Revenue Authority

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Australia

Correspondent: TBA

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Bahamas

Correspondent: Mr Franklyn Kemp

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Bangladesh

Correspondent: Mr Aminur Rashman, Director General, Central Intelligence Cell, National Board of Revenue

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Barbados

Correspondent: Ms Hazel Gittens, Director Audit Services, Barbados Revenue Authority

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Belize

Correspondent: Ms Michelle Longsworth, Director General, Tax Administration Belize

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Botswana

Correspondent: Mr Oabile Simon, International Relations and Legislative Review Office, Botswana Unified Revenue Service

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Brunei Darussalam

Correspondent: Mrs Norul Adibah, Ministry of Finance

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Cameroon

Correspondent: Mr Joseph Awunti Tanyi-Mbianyor, Inspector of Taxes, Assistant Research Officer, Directorate General Of Taxation

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Canada

Correspondent: Mr Mark Conrad, Senior Program Specialist, Canada Revenue Agency

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Cyprus

Correspondent: Mrs Athina Stephanou, Chief Revenue Officer, Ministry of Finance, Tax Department

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Fiji

Correspondent: Mrs Fane Vave, Acting Director Corporate Services, Fiji Revenue & Customs Service

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The Gambia

Correspondent: Mr Samba Sallah, Deputy Commissioner, Gambia Revenue Authority

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Ghana

Correspondent: Mr Daniel Edisi, Assistant Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority

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Grenada

Correspondent: Ms Kareen Alexander, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Division

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Guyana

Correspondent: Janet Abbensetts, Senior Manager, Training and Development, Guyana Revenue Authority

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India

Correspondent: Mr Vinay Sinha, Director FT&TR-V, Central Board of Direct Taxes

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Isle of Man

Correspondent: Ms Nicola Guffogg

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Jamaica

Correspondent: Miss Meris Haughton, Director Communications, Tax Administration Jamaica, Head Office

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Kenya

Correspondent: Mr Barako Elma, Communication Officer, Kenya Revenue Authority

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Kiribati

Correspondent: Mr Akaka Kibae, Commissioner of Tax, Taxation Division, Ministry of Finance & Economic Development

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Lesotho

Correspondent: Mr Setsoto Ranthoca, Senior Manager - Tax Policy, Procedures & Law Interpretation, Lesotho Revenue Authority

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Malawi

Correspondent: Mr Steven Kapoloma, Malawi Revenue Authority

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Malaysia

Correspondent: Ms Esther Koisin, Director of International Affairs and EOI Division, Department of International Taxation, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia

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Malta

Correspondent: Mr Sergio Ebejer, Assistant Director (Technical Section), Inland Revenue Department

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Mauritius

Correspondent: Mrs Mukhta Toofanee, Team Leader - Audit Section, Large Taxpayer Department, Mauritius Revenue Authority

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Namibia

Correspondent: Mr Seppo Shigwele, Taxation Officer, Inland Revenue

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New Zealand

Correspondent: Mr John Nash, International Revenue Strategy Manager, Inland Revenue

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Nigeria

Correspondent: Mr Femi Edgal, Assistant Director, Federal Inland Revenue Service

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Pakistan

Correspondent: Ms Sajida Kausar, Secretary (Exchange of Information), Federal Board of Revenue

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Papua New Guinea

Correspondent: Mrs Marilyn Watuna, Director, Office of Commissioners, Internal Revenue Commission

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Rwanda

Correspondent: Mr Enos Hodari, Executive Assistant to Commissioner General , Rwanda Revenue Authority

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Saint Kitts

Correspondent: Mr Edward Gift

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Saint Lucia

Correspondent: Mrs Silka Tobias, Inland Revenue Department

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Samoa

Correspondent: Ms Ieni Asani Sheppard, Assistant CEO, Ministry for Revenue

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Seychelles

Correspondent: Mrs Suzanne Radegonde, Human Resource Development Officer, Seychelles Revenue Commission

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Sierra Leone

Correspondent: Alfred I Akibo-Betts, Deputy Commissioner, Domestic Tax Department, National Revenue Authority

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Singapore

Correspondent: Robin Wee Chun Ng, International Tax Affairs and Relations Branch, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

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Sri Lanka

Correspondent: Mrs Swarnamali Karunaratne, Senior Commissioner, Secretariat Branch, Department of Inland Revenue

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Kingdom of Eswatini/ Swaziland

Correspondent: Mr Sihle Fakudze, Head of International Relations, Swaziland Revenue Authority

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United Republic of Tanzania

Correspondent: Mr Richard M. Kayombo, Director for Taxpayer Services & Education, Tanzania Revenue Authority

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Tonga

Correspondent: To be advised

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Trinidad and Tobago

Correspondent: To be advised

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Tuvalu

Correspondent: To be advised

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Uganda

Correspondent: Mr Silajji Kanyesigye, Assistant Commissioner, Service Management, Domestic Taxes Department, Uganda Revenue Authority

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The United Kingdom

Correspondent: To be advised

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Zambia

Correspondent: Mr Mbuyu Mwiika Ndabala, Senior Inspector – Policy & Legislation, Zambia Revenue Authority