Tina Riches leaves CIOT to be Head of National Tax at Smith & Williamson
Smith & Williamson has announced the appointment of Tina Riches as Head of the National Tax Function, with effect from January 2014. Tina will join from the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) where she has held the post of Technical Director for the last 7 years.
As National Tax Partner at Smith & Williamson, Tina will be responsible for disseminating tax information across the firm and assisting partners in continuing to deliver the very highest standards of advice and service to clients. She will be based at the firm’s Moorgate office in London and operate across the entire National Tax practice. She will also be a primary commentator on tax matters for the firm.
Tina Riches commented: “I am very excited to be joining Smith & Williamson and look forward to the challenge. It has been an honour to work for the CIOT, with a great Technical Team, and with HMRC, helping bring the experience of tax professionals to bear on so many changes to the tax system. I am pleased that the firm is keen for me to contribute to the work of the CIOT as a volunteer, providing input on tax matters via their committees.”
Kevin Stopps, Managing Partner of Tax and Business Services and Co-Chief Executive at Smith & Williamson, commented: “Tina brings a great wealth of knowledge and experience to this key role and we are delighted that she will be coming on board.”
The appointment is prompted by the retirement of Richard Mannion after a career in taxation spanning 48 years. Richard joined Smith & Williamson in 2005 when it merged with Solomon Hare. He became National Tax Director at Smith & Williamson in 2006 when he also won the Lexis Nexis Taxation Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Fellow and former President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Peter Fanning, CIOT’s Chief Executive, added: “Richard, as a volunteer, and Tina, as a member of staff, have between them made a huge contribution to the work of the CIOT. It is an indication of the value that the CIOT can bring to the tax world that Smith & Williamson is keen for Tina to follow in Richard’s shoes as a CIOT volunteer.”