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Sarah is the National Indirect Tax and Customs Leader for Deloitte China and acts as the global advisory partner for some of Deloitte's most strategic accounts. Sarah was based in Shanghai but relocated to Hong Kong in June 2012 to also take the role of Tax Managing Partner of the HK & Southern China practice.
Sarah began her career as an inspector with HMRC in the UK before moving into consultancy in 1993. She spent seven years in the UK primarily advising the government and working on international restructuring, mainly with Swiss-headquartered companies. In 2000, she was seconded to Zurich to build and lead an International Centre of Excellence before building and heading up an indirect tax and customs team in Switzerland.
Sarah is a member of the Global Indirect Tax Executive Committee. Sarah is a chartered tax adviser –Institute of Chartered Tax Advisers of England and Wales.
Sarah was recognised by ITR in its Indirect Tax Leaders guide in 2012 and again in 2013. Sarah was also quoted in ITR's World Tax 2014 as one of the leading tax advisers in the jurisdiction.
Sarah spends much of her time working with headquarters on implementing new business models in China, advising on their supply chain and risk management. For more than 15 years, Sarah has continued to act as the lead VAT and customs adviser for a household name fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) business, based in Switzerland.
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