OECD confirm appointment of David Butler (we reported this in Nov 2006 by the way)
The OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration has announced the appointment of Mr. David Butler as Head of its Tax Administration and Consumption Taxes Division. Mr. Butler comes to the OECD from his previous position as Chief Executive and Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand, a post he had occupied since early 2001. As Commissioner, David transformed the Department to the point where it met or exceeded all key performance indicators and achieved very high levels of taxpayer satisfaction with the service provided.
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner in New Zealand, David was the First Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office where he led the project on implementing the Ralph Review of Business Taxation.
Tax Grotto broke this story back in Nov 2006. I think the OECD PR Department must be under-resourced !