ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Paul Monaghan
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ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Paul Monaghan

Chief executive of Fair Tax Foundation

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Paul Monaghan has seen the Fair Tax Foundation go from a UK standard for responsible tax to an international business standard. He has overseen its work accrediting multinational groups in 2022.

As Fair Tax Mark (FTM) founder, Monaghan oversaw the launch of the Global Multinational Business Standard in November 2021. More than a year later, this standard has been adopted by a growing number of multinational companies and rebranded as a foundation.

Much like Fair Trade, FTM was a way of certifying companies that take an ethical stand on tax matters. Businesses have to meet a transparency standard and pay the right amount of tax in the right jurisdiction in accordance with the spirit of the law to gain FTM accreditation.

These include infrastructure company Atlantia Group, financial firm Jupiter Fund Management and digital solutions platform Unite in 2022 alone. UK companies that gained accreditation in previous years include cosmetics brand Lush, energy company SSE and retailer Richer Sounds.

Most tax justice campaigns have focused on changing the law and accounting standards. The difference with the Fair Tax Foundation was it was an attempt to change business practices within tax law and accounting standards. It’s about more than reform.

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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