Donald Drysdale joins Tax Automation as Chairman
Tax Automation has announced the appointment of Donald Drysdale as its new non-executive director and Chairman.
Donald, a Scottish Chartered Accountant, spent 16 years as a tax partner at KPMG with a demanding client portfolio and senior management responsibilities. As the firm’s UK Tax Technology Partner he chaired its Tax Technology Committee and played leading roles in both UK and international technology strategy groups. He left KPMG to head National Tax Systems at Coopers & Lybrand, managing complex IT projects, leading a team of tax and IT specialists developing and supporting tax systems and software throughout the UK firm, while also representing the UK on the technology arm of the firm’s International Tax Committee.
After the merger with Price Waterhouse, Donald directed UK Tax Technology within PwC’s Global Tax Technology group and also held relationship management responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Donald is continuing as Assistant Director of Tax at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, where he is involved in consultations with HMRC on tax e-services, OECD discussions on tax e-audit processes, the debate surrounding XBRL, and other IT developments of relevance to tax. Donald was recently admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners for his work as a freelance tax author.
“We are delighted to welcome Donald Drysdale to the Board of Tax Automation”, said Bryony Clinton, Commercial Director. “Donald brings a wealth of experience and commitment with him. As our client base increases and our projects take on a more global profile, his experience and guidance will be invaluable in moving the business forward.”
About Tax Automation
Tax Automation was formed in March 2001 to provide specialist tax technology services to large UK companies and accountancy firms. Their directors are two of the most experienced tax technology consultants in the industry today and have become well known for their outstanding approach to customer care.