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This weblog is a news and views site for tax professionals within the UK and international in-house tax community.  You will find information about appointments and people moves in and around the in-house tax market, issues affecting the in-house tax professional, opinions on the state of the tax job market, updates on tax technology, and other general thoughts of the day.

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This site has been developed by Simon Godley, who also runs the niche tax recruitment company Talentpool Selection . Simon spends a lot of his time placing tax specialists into FTSE companies, large in-bound groups and some professional services organisations. He also recruits and is well networked around the UK tax technology and VAT markets.

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In House Tax People Moves - February 2008

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

By Simon Godley

International Power Plc has recently appointed David Smith as the new Head of Group Tax. David joins from Reuters Plc, where he was Head of International Tax. David has an impressive background, and has progressed quickly in his career, having originally trained with Arthur Andersen in the mid-90s before his first move into industry with Reuters.

Tesco has recently appointed Bob Fitzsimmons as their new Global VAT Director, based in the Cheshunt headquarters. Bob’s previous position was as Head of Indirect Tax (Rest of World) for Japan Tobacco, based in Geneva. With an initial background in HMC&E, Bob has worked as an in-house international VAT adviser since 1990.

BP Plc's group tax function has recently hired James Dennison as a Senior Tax Adviser. James joins from Unilever, where he developed his tax career over a 10 year period, joining as a UK Tax Accountant in 1997 and progressing to Head of Tax for Asia, Africa, Middle East & Turkey, based in Singapore. James originally qualified as a CTA with KPMG in 1996.

Leading Central London office property specialist Derwent London has hired David Westgate as their new Group Tax Manager. David originally comes from a finance background in industry before specialising in corporate tax. David was previously Tax & Treasury Director for Sunguard, a financial services software company.

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