ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Jason Ward
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ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Jason Ward

Principal analyst for CICTAR


A global strategist for over a decade, Australian tax expert Jason Ward is known for commenting on global corporate tax issues – from US oil giants’ secretive tax practices to technology company Uber’s permanent establishment controversy.

Ward has multiple roles in the tax world.

He is a senior global strategist for the International Transport Workers’ Federation, adjunct senior researcher at the University of Tasmania, and a principal analyst at the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability & Research (CICTAR).

Ward also became a spokesperson for Tax Justice Network in Australia.

Formed by a group of unions and organisations, CICTAR has provided data on the effects of corporate tax policies and conduct. The research centre aims to shed more light on corporations’ tax strategies – work which Ward has proactively taken part in.

With in-depth research into tax practices in the energy sector, Ward has strongly supported the Global Reporting Initiative by helping to mobilise over $10 trillion of investor capital – which is why ITR has chosen him in the top 50 tax profiles in 2022.

Ward is significantly involved in the fight against tax avoidance. Businesses should perhaps stay alert as he continuously pressures corporations to adopt greater tax transparency measures.

“Corporations with a poor track record on tax and lacking in transparency should not be rewarded with government contracts,” said Ward in early November this year.

Above all, Ward is determined to support shareholders to push companies, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Cisco Systems, to implement public country-by-country reporting.

Global Tax 50 2022

Breaking down the entire 50 individually according to the impact they made would require too granular an approach. Each entry is in alphabetical order as part of categories, i.e. individuals, to make it simpler to navigate.

Industry figures
Tax authorities
Public officials
Noteworthy individuals
Vice president of global transfer pricing and tax disputes, Johnson & Johnson
Chair of tax policy group, BusinessEurope
Director and head of international tax for Meta Latin America
Head of transfer pricing, AstraZeneca
Executive vice president of global tax and treasury, Unilever
Global head of tax, Siemens
Chair of the taxation committee, USCIB
Chair of the tax committee at BIAC
Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency
Commissioner of SARS
Minister of Revenue, New Zealand
Former IRS commissioner
Commissioner of the State Tax Administration
Executive secretary of ATAF
Director of direct taxation, coordination, economic analysis and evaluation, European Commission
Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Nigeria
US president
Departing president of Brazil
Secretariat of the economy, Mexico
Acting Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
Co-chairs of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Committee)
Commissioner for the economy, European Commission
Minister of finance, Indonesia
Head of TIWB secretariat
Prime minister of Japan
US senators
Director-general of the Public Debt Management Office, Thai Ministry of Finance
Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee
Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Head of the GloBE unit, OECD
President of Colombia
Acting deputy director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Former director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Lord of Kingswood, UK
Minister of finance and corporate affairs, India
UK prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Secretary of the US Treasury
CEO and global chairman, EY
Tax attorney, blogger and podcaster, Taxgirl
Former Uber lobbyist
Director of Tax Research UK
Director of Tax Policy Associates
CEO of Opportunity Green
Chief executive of Tax Justice Network
Acting director of TaxWatch
Former responsible tax lead at PIRC
Chief executive of Fair Tax Foundation
Director of the ICIJ
Principal analyst for CICTAR
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